India – Infotech Enterprises Ltd (IEL), a global technology solutions provider with headquarters in Hyderabad, India today announced that its EGIS Implementation at NDPL has been awarded the “GITA Excellence Award” by GITA-ANZ (Geospatial Information Technology Association,
Australia & New Zealand). Infotech Enterprises is first company to implement an Enterprise GIS (EGIS) to a utility in India. With around 3,300 GIS Professionals and 16 years of wide-ranging customer engagements, Infotech is one of the largest and most accomplished companies in the industry today.
At NDPL, Infotech has fully implemented their geographical information system (GIS) and integrated it with their business and distribution management systems. EGIS has thus become a reliable source of information to provide data for operations, commercial, planning and asset management. The data is always updated on a real time basis which gives the right information at the right time for better and more efficient decision making.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, Infotech Enterprises Limited said, “It is a matter of pride for Infotech Enterprises that NDPL’s EGIS Implementation has won the GITA Excellence Award. It is a great way of recognizing our commitment to our customers and our pursuit of excellence. It is a reward for our deep domain expertise and leadership in GIS and reinforces the strong relationship we enjoy with NDPL”.
The project, which leads the field in the electric distribution utility industry, was centred on interfacing and integrating GIS with other systems of the company encompassing all key business processes. This unique and innovative usage includes, but is not limited to, Capital Expenditure Management, Asset Management, Operations and Maintenance Management and Commercial Management.
The key challenges faced by NDPL included imprecise legacy data – addresses created over several decades , inadequate space to create a proper distribution infrastructure, and poor customer data in terms of billing and operational details. The other business challenges faced by NDPL were around reducing AT&C losses, new connections, planning and asset management.