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Process-Focused Strategic Planning

Starting with problem identification and feasibility, we work through, and develop solution opportunities and implementation plans that meet the functional and technical requirements of the utility. In addition, throughout solution implementation, we work with the utility, business unit, or functional group until the work is completed.

Competitive Geographic Information Process Reengineering

Working with the business unit, we use an operations-centric approach to identify the opportunities for improvements to the "as-is" process and to develop the "to-be" model. The model includes process changes, existing systems, and any required new systems to support and enable the new processes.  The objective is to use all of the system's functionality to benefit the users and the customers.

Geographic Information Strategic Plan

Based on a clear understanding of the utilities present and future requirements for geographic information and how it needs to interface with other systems, we develop solutions involving multi-year strategic implementation plans for the required systems and data. Our solutions combine people, processes, and systems in a synergistic relationship.  The ready availability of landbase data and satellite imagery provide a less expensive means for developing base maps and connectivity.

Strategic Implementations

The identification of issues and solutions is the first step toward gaining and maintaining a competitive advantage. The final step is implementing the systems, providing the required change management, and working through the issues. We offer the development of the functional and technical specifications for software design, system selections, implementation, integration, training, and support. Our team also develops complete Requests for Proposals for the required services, response systems for RFP evaluations, implementation support, and project/program management. Yanco Associates has competency in all major GIS offerings, energy delivery IT solutions, and the providers of supporting services.

System Integration Planning

Utility reality is that legacy systems, including manual processes, exist and need to be incorporated in any “go-forward” plan. Our practice focuses on the current system capabilities and the plans for new systems, as well as the specific project focus. We offer the development of an integrated business process and systems strategy, plan, and detailed design.

GIS Product Specification, Configuration, Implementation, and Support

Typical Geographic Information Management Services

  • Business process, systems, and data assessment to develop a "to-be" Geographic Information Strategic Plan.
  • System specifications, including available packages, custom application features, unique (utility specific) designs, interfaces, applications and user tool design, etc.
  • System/software selection, configuration, project planning, and implementation support.
  • Installation, integration, and project management.
  • Data acquisition review, planning, and management.
  • Data conversion and migration, including integrity testing, scrubbing, and other required activities.
  • Software prototyping, FAT, SAT, SIT testing.
  • Change management.
  • Documentation and training.

Representative Experience of the Yanco Associates Team

  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) - Integration design of WMS to GIS (both existing and planned GIS environments).
  • NSTAR - Integration of OMS and GIS.
  • Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) - Development of GIS requirements, RFP, and implementation plan for the integration of GIS, OMS, WMS, and Graphical Work Design.
  • Northeast Utilities (NU) - Specification and installation of GE/Smallworld GIS for CL&P and WMECo.
  • Northeast Utilities (NU) - Specification and installation of GE/Smallworld GIS for Yankee Gas.
  • Snohomish PUD No. 1 - GIS development plan.
  • United Illuminating - IT support for GIS.
  • Duquesne Light Company - Developed a GIS requirements assessment.
  • Duquesne Light Company - Developed a business case for Field Data Collection and development of a distribution electrical model.


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