Asset Management Software for Water Utilities

          Every municipality depends on efficient asset management for water utilities. These assets are bound to need maintenance and repairs now and then. Your municipality needs a reliable system to ensure you have the tools to oversee your water utility properly. The ShareNet Municipal Operations Management system provides municipalities with asset management software for water utilities that helps them get the most out of their assets. Learn more about [...]

GIS Asset Management Software – 6 Ideas For Making it More Accessible

Over the years of speaking with Public Works Directors and staff, we have heard the challenges some of the smaller municipalities have with infrastructure assets in their GIS asset management software.  This article will describe some of these common problems, practical ideas for improvement and the expected benefits from addressing these problems.   Common Problems with Accessing GIS Asset Management Software: Municipalities will often store their asset data in a Geospatial Asset Management system typically referred to as GIS [...]

Track Work Order Expenses for FEMA

Municipalities are working hard to minimize residents' exposure to the  COVID19 virus.  Sanitizing has now been added to their list of daily tasks. BTW: New York City has provided a concise document (COVID-19: General Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting for Non-Health Care Settings) that gives some really good guidance for sanitizing. This task of sanitizing often falls on Public Works staff to complete.  Not only does this increase their workload, but there is the added [...]

Tracking Work Orders from Home or Vehicle

Many Public Works and Utilities staff we have spoken with during this COVID19 crisis are staggering work days and only performing critical maintenance. Those with manual, paper processes for tracking Work Orders (including sticky notes and white boards) have resulted to emailing Work Orders to staff members. While this provides initial notification of work to be done, emails can quickly stack up and get lost in an inbox. Recommendations for Work Order Management at Home: [...]

ShareNet Municipal – Multi-Department Information Management

ShareNet is a highly flexible web and mobile information management cloud platform.  It gives users the flexibility to customize forms, lists, and more without needing technical support. The infographic below shows some of the ways the ShareNet Municipal Software can be used in various city/county departments. Use ShareNet to simplify work by helping departments track, share and report on information in more productive ways. Click Here to download a PDF of the above image. [...]

Work Order System – Metrics you Need to Measure

How do you provide your municipality with a summary of complete or incomplete maintenance activities?  A work order system should allow you to show the status of ongoing work, such as work orders closed in the last three months and the costs associated? The only way I see having effective work order metrics is through accurate data. So, you’ve heard of work order metrics, but what exactly are you supposed to measure with a work order [...]

Justify The Cost of The Best Government Software

All governments, large or small, are faced with the challenge of juggling limited financial and human resources.   Service backlogs must be addressed while comprehensively dealing with challenges and demands.  I suppose one of the reasons municipalities may shy away from an investment in government software is because elected officials and perhaps even municipal managers don