Powel, a developer of software for utilities segment has launched WorkStudio version 8.0, its mobile work management software platform.The mobile work management software platform is designed to synchronize office, customer and engineering data from utility construction and maintenance operations for accurate, streamlined work management.
The new version of WorkStudio offers a more flexible, open architecture for integrating and graphically depicting enterprise systems and workflows.
Customers can benefit greatly as the application has a significant redesign from version 7.5, and uses new Web-based tools to merge information from a utility’s office and field activities. Version 8.0 from Powel uses the open, Web-based DotNetNuke (News - Alert) framework, allowing Powel and other developers to build and expand complementary applications. In addition, it also enables collaborative work that can be managed from any location using most computing platforms, with support for popular smart phones and tablets.
“With this evolution of WorkStudio, we’re able to quickly model the workflow of a utility to streamline the flow of information from the office to the field and back,” said Scott Rogers, CEO of Powel, in a statement. “This seamless flow of information keeps everyone involved in work management processes informed and productive.”
“Current and new WorkStudio users will find that version 8.0 takes that vision another step forward by placing more capabilities in user’s hands so that all stakeholders have greater situational awareness of daily operations no matter where they’re located,” Rogers added.
WorkStudio 8.0 includes new layers to Internet map services such as Bing and Open Street Maps for updated and detailed road data. Its expanded two-way automatic vehicle locating functionality allows connection with WorkStudio and various other clients, servers or devices.
Recently, Powel announced the appointment of Brad Johnson as the company’s sales representative. Johnson will execute strategy for marketing the Powel WorkStudio suite of mobile work management software tools to larger U.S. utilities from the company’s headquarters in St. Paul.