Powel has major ambitions for the solution. We want UtilityFlow to become the market-leading administration solution for grid companies in the Nordic region.
“As it is built on a Microsoft platform and is a cloud solution, everything is in place for growth outside the Nordic region,” says Ståle Nilsen, product owner at Powel.
Digitalise their day-to-day routines
The web application streamlines the planning, design and implementation process for grid companies. This doesn’t just apply to new construction projects, but also to maintenance work on the grid or various other major and minor work processes.
“Grid companies need to digitalise their day-to-day routines so that their working day becomes more simple and more effective," says Nilsen.
“UtilityFlow revolutionises communication and workflow between departments. It is available in a desktop version for office personnel and as a mobile solution for utility workers out in the field,” he says.
UtilityFlow retrieves information from the operational support system Powel ADMS, technical information from Powel NETBAS, as well as various financial systems.
Using illustrative maps
Another important aspect of UtilityFlow is visualisation using illustrative maps. Esri is used a lot in Norway, although the solution can also utilise Google or Microsoft map solutions. “The flexibility and user-friendliness of UtilityFlow gives us a real competitive edge,” says Nilsen.