Westin Engineering and Western Municipal Water District ‘Go Live’ With New Asset Management Computer Program

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Westin Engineering and Western Municipal Water District recently partnered to implement the first Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for Western’s Asset and Maintenance Management System.

Western previously operated their asset and maintenance management on a paper-based system; the new computer program will improve efficiency. Infor Public Sector (Hansen) 8.2.3 was selected to be the District’s CMMS. It will assist the water district in reducing the amount of time needed to attain information, enhance preventive maintenance, reduce reactive work, provide easier access to data and reports, and improve maintenance planning and cost tracking.

“Like so many public sector agencies, Western recognized their need for and has taken the initiative to introduce greater efficiency into their operations. Their previously paper-based system for asset management was ripe for improvement. Westin was a natural fit to assess their situation, recommend and implement a solution that will fill their needs now and in the future to capture the data they have, and proactively manage their assets to extend their expected life,” said Doug Spiers, Vice President for Westin Engineering.

“We needed an automated system to proactively manage asset maintenance and replacement,” said Greg Duecker, Western’s Director of Administration. He added that Westin was contracted to assess the District’s needs, develop an asset management plan for current and future needs, manage the implementation and make recommendations throughout the process.

This go-live represents the first phase of a three-phase CMMS implementation plan for the District. The Infor Public Sector (Hansen) solution was selected, based on the success achieved by a myriad of water agencies, and functionality now available in this version, which allows for expanded flexibility in the configuration, so that the software conforms to the asset hierarchy instead of forcing the assets to fit into predetermined categories within the software.

Westin is a leading provider of business and technology solutions for water and wastewater utilities and has worked with Western on several projects to streamline their operations, including implementation of their Financial System (Lawson) and the Customer Information System (Advanced Utilities).

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