OpWorks is a customizable, web-based solution for facility operators, superintendents, and managers. OpWorks lets you create a single user interface for data entry and reporting, integrate SCADA and/or GIS data as well as provide preventative maintenance and work order generation.
OpWorks is especially useful for small to medium utilities, communities, or industries when a cost-effective asset management type of system is needed.
OpWorks was created in collaboration with operators, superintendents, and automation experts, so the set up is easy and the functionality is intuitive and flexible. To learn more, go to www.OpWorks.us.
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Let us take you on a guided tour through the many features of OpWorks. Follow along step-by-step as our own Darin Selvig and Jason Sanden show you how OpWorks can streamline your facility using the simple web interface.
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