TORONTO – June 30, 2009 – ESRI Canada announced that Oxford County has leveraged ESRI technology and Azteca Systems’ Cityworks solution to fulfill a new asset management strategy, termed Project Matrix. The implementation will automate manual processes, fully integrate with financial systems for Tangible Capital Asset (TCA) reporting and enable PSAB PS3150 compliance today and for years to come.
Oxford County has been an advanced and progressive user of GIS technology for the past 24 years and was one of ESRI’s first municipal clients worldwide. Project Matrix will reinforce their commitment to connecting the public, users and municipalities through GIS by fully integrating Cityworks with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains for financials; Time Manager for payroll; and RIVA for long term capital asset planning.
Cityworks, a GIS-centric asset and maintenance management system, will replace manual processes for service requests as well as work orders for water distribution, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment plants, facilities, engineering and fleet, saving the County time and optimizing efficiency. It will be used mainly for public works related calls but eventually, will be expanded to other areas within the County.
“Cityworks, integrated with the County’s financial applications, is a powerful tool that will enable us to better plan the services we deliver to the public and predict our corporate infrastructure needs both in the present and well into the future,” said Lynn Buchner, Director of Corporate Services, Oxford County.
The software will track all costs related to asset management including equipment and material for assets currently under construction. The Cityworks interface was connected with the County’s Great Plains financial systems to track the purchase of goods and services and is also linked to the County’s time management application to process payroll information. This integrated approach will provide a complete, centralized system for asset management that is fully PSAB PS3150 compliant.
“The County of Oxford has established a solid basis for asset management to support their strategic goals and ensure compliance,” said James Wickson, Vice President, Sales & Professional Services, ESRI Canada. “The integration of Cityworks will promote the effective life cycle management of the County’s assets, and fuse financial and infrastructure information so that operational decisions can be based on data that is synchronized across corporate systems."
About ESRI Canada
Founded in 1984, ESRI Canada provides enterprise geographic information systems (GIS) solutions that empower businesses, governments, and educational institutions to make timely, informed and mission critical decisions by leveraging the power of maps. The company distributes the world's leading GIS software from ESRI Inc., Miner and Miner, Azteca Systems, and other technology partners. Headquartered in Toronto, the company serves over 8,000 customers from 16 regional offices across Canada. Information about ESRI Canada can be found at www.esricanada.com.
About Oxford County
Set among rolling hills and farmland, Oxford County offers a mix of rural and urban
settings as well as a rapidly expanding business sector that includes Canada’s second Toyota plant. The County boasts several heritage sites; a thriving local arts, culture and recreation community; and several park, conservation and natural areas, including 98 kilometres of trails. The County has a population of approximately 102,000 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger… together” through an upper tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. The regional seat for the County of Oxford is in Woodstock.
For more information visit www.oxfordcounty.ca
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