City of Wakefield, MI selects mPower Innovations for an enterprise GIS solution to help manage their municipal and utility infrastructure
Iron Mountain, MI and Wakefield, MI December 26, 2019 -- Last month the City of Wakefield unanimously approved a proposal from mPower Innovations to provide a powerful enterprise GIS solution to help digitize their electric and water system assets and maintenance processes. This system will help the City of Wakefield support its goal of constantly working to improve and provide reliable service to their residents.
The City of Wakefield will utilize mPower’s Integrator software, a powerful web-based GIS asset management and system integration application that will enable the City of Wakefield to view and update all of their utility assets and access critical information from one browser-based system—eliminating the tedious process of searching for information in multiple sources and maps. Moving to a GIS-based asset management system will dramatically improve communication and response time to planned and unplanned service interruptions and maintenance.
“With mPower, the City of Wakefield will leap into the 21st Century by deploying powerful technology that will provide City Staff with quick access to information, dynamic reports, and the ability to track an accurate inventory of City assets. In addition, residents will be able to view and report power outages and submit work orders from the comforts of their mobile devices. The City of Wakefield is excited to deploy this software in the coming months,” said Robert Brown Jr, City Manager of Wakefield.
Jason Brown, President and CEO of mPower Innovations added, “Partnering with mPower is a positive signal that the City of Wakefield is embracing new technology and committed to the residents and customers they serve. Building a solid GIS is critical to the maintaining an efficient, safe, and reliable utility.”
The City of Wakefield is one of mPower’s many Michigan municipal customers. The city has completed the onboarding process and is expected to have a fully functional GIS solution by the end of the year.
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