Fort Collins, Colo.– Schneider Electric, the industry leader in Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions for utilities and communication providers, announced a new release of ArcFM Designer XI. The latest version of the next generation design app incorporates additional tooling to handle more complex work and job types to serve as the primary design tool at any utility.
Modern utilities are expressing increased urgency for efficiency and quality data to feed mission-critical systems; and stakeholders across an enterprise require access to proposed work information to accurately design, analyze, plan, approve and schedule work. Building from experience, Schneider Electric turned ArcFM Designer XI into a more complete tool that addresses the many needs of modern utilities through new capabilities, including:
ArcFM Designer XI combines the strengths of Schneider Electric’s historical design tools into a single, purpose-built design application that helps utilities transition from legacy technology to new technology. The application delivers simplicity through a user experience focused on the designer, optimizes efficiency by speeding up the design and construction lifecycle to reduce backlogs and provides intelligence by unlocking networking engineering analysis at design time.
“For the latest release of ArcFM Designer XI, we set out to deliver an application that is prepared to execute extremely complex job types,” said Jay Stinson, general manager at Schneider Electric. “The exceptional performance of the application will enable utilities to accelerate their work and produce high-quality designs more efficiently, eradicating the various roadblocks utilities experience in the design lifecycle.”
Schneider Electric collaborated with Nova Scotia Power, the first ArcFM Designer XI customer, to add new enhancements to the application, including the Electric Network Component and the send to placement tool.
“With ArcFM Designer XI, we are able to leverage new digital capabilities to advance our overall design process” said Glen MacLeod, Business Integration Manager at Nova Scotia Power. “ArcFM Designer XI enables us to integrate our tools and streamline the end-to-end design process resulting in a truly digital design and construction workflow. Schneider Electric’s receptiveness to our feedback and ability to evolve the Designer XI solution has been extremely beneficial in helping our utility get full value for our customers.”
ArcFM Designer XI is part of the ArcFM Solution XI Series, an ecosystem of applications that streamline the design and construction workflow, enabling utilities to get work done more efficiently. ArcFM Editor XI, ArcFM Web XI and ArcFM Mobile XI fill out the rest of the ecosystem and offer the most comprehensive utility GIS solution available today. The result – streamlined workflows, minimized use of paper and a reduced work backlog, enabling utilities to address the challenges facing today’s digital environment.
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