News | May 20, 2014

Innovyze Releases SCADAWatch For Smart Water Grids: Brings All Key Performance Metrics Together In The Control Room For Proactive Decision-Making And Business Process Optimization

Revolutionary Product Allows Water Utility Operators to Better Leverage Real-Time SCADA Data and Network Modeling for Information Flows that are Faster, More Relevant, Analytically Optimized and Actionable

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced the worldwide release of SCADAWatch. This powerful network data management and business optimization tool for water supply and distribution systems turns traditional offline analyses into real-time, actionable intelligence for better, faster decision making and recommendations at key operational touch points. SCADAWatch equips operators with the first-ever scalable framework for proactively viewing, sharing and analyzing all key water utility information, operational performance indicator (KPI) measures and hydraulic and water quality data in motion on a real-time business dashboard; automatically generating comprehensive, high-fidelity performance reports; and developing the optimal course of action based on specific performance objectives. Operators can now save time, monitor everything from uptime to analytics, focus on what matters, react faster to important events and identify opportunities to drive operational efficiencies — as they happen.

SCADA systems give utilities real time information about the status of their water supply and distribution systems. Most SCADA systems are optimized to provide fast and reliable data directly to the control room — but not to the analytics level for decision support and business process optimization. To create these day-to-day business analytics, water utility operators must manually extract, piece together, comprehend and analyze static data. SCADAWatch solves these complex offline analyses challenges by letting operators instantly optimize business processes from the control room, using high fidelity, real-time data and analytical techniques such as business rules and statistics — providing better leverage without impacting existing systems. Using accurate network performance and operational information from real-time data, control room operators can continuously monitor their water distribution systems’ vital signs; quickly and reliably assess system integrity; and respond fast to upsets, failures, and other non-routine situations. Operators can also save time by viewing all key information, KPIs and data on a real-time information-rich business dashboard customized to their needs. For example, operators can determine their system’s unaccounted-for (non-revenue) water; and summarize daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual water consumption; maximum, minimum and average zonal pressures; and other business performance indicators — all with the click of a mouse.

In short, SCADAWatch extends the power of water utility operators to business process management using self-adaptive processes and fully-customizable real-time business dashboards — giving them an accurate view into real-time business performance. It is designed to drive maximum value while minimizing implementation cost. Extremely easy to learn and use, it also integrates easily with existing SCADA systems and other enterprise applications and can be configured and running in seconds. This powerful combination brings business intelligence into interaction processes at the control room, automates and helps optimize business performance, and improves business responsiveness.

“SCADAWatch opens new doors to business process optimization and proactive decision making for water utility operators,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “By cost effectively bringing the power and accuracy of real-time data and business analytics to their enterprises, this critical software tool enables water utilities worldwide to optimize business performance. It will not only help make the distribution of safe drinking water more efficient and reliable, but help users improve business responsiveness and customer service. It’s another step in our ongoing commitment to delivering superior value to our customers who plan, design, manage, operate, and sustain safe, reliable water infrastructure systems.”

Pricing and Availability
SCADAWatch is available by subscription worldwide. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, visit www.innovyze.com or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.

About Innovyze
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success.

SOURCE: Innovyze