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April 6, 2017
Avineon Announces Head Start Initiative for Esri Utility Network

McLean, Virginia – Avineon, Inc., a successful provider of geospatial, information technology, and engineering support services for over 25 years,  announces its Head Start initiative to assist ArcGIS users in evaluating Esri’s upcoming Utility Network solution, assessing their readiness for implementation, and developing plans for the transition.

Esri embarked on the Network Management project to revamp their platform to better model, store, and manage utility network GIS data. The resulting Esri Utility Network is a scalable data model and software framework that enables utilities to manage complex networks of facility infrastructure across all of Esri’s platform clients – desktop, web, and mobile. It also incorporates best practices from electric, gas, water, and telecommunication data models that utilities have developed within ArcGIS over the years. Esri has announced an open beta for Utility Network in the second and third quarters of 2017, providing an opportunity for ArcGIS users to better understand its benefits and provide feedback to Esri.

As an Esri business partner for more than ten years, Avineon participated in Esri’s alpha and closed beta programs for early adopters. This led to development of Avineon’s Head Start initiative to help utility customers prepare their GIS for their journey to the Utility Network. It includes tasks such as:

•          Reviewing the organization’s short and long term GIS/IT strategies.

•          Providing technical orientation for the Utility Network.

•          Mapping the current data model for migration to the Utility Network.

•          Identifying any missing data or data quality issues that must be corrected.

•          Migrating a representative sample of data.

•          Hosting a cloud instance of Utility Network.

•          Guiding user evaluations of Utility Network.

A summary report identifying key strategic decisions and recommended steps to adopt Esri’s Utility Network along with the likely return on investing in the Utility Network is among the key Head Start deliverables.

“We thank Esri for the opportunity to participate in the early adopter program, where we learned that the Utility Network will bring tremendous value to utility customers,” said Joel Campbell, Avineon’s Vice President – Commercial Systems. He continued, “Using our experience in Esri’s alpha and beta development programs and our decades of utility industry expertise, we have designed a program that will help customers adopt this technology and realize value as quickly as possible following the official release.”

For more information on Esri’s Utility Network and Avineon’s Head Start program, please see https://www.avineon.com/en/esri-utility-network and the white paper at https://www.avineon.com/en/white-papers/taking-advantage-esris-new-utility-network.

About Avineon®

Avineon, Inc. was founded to help you Visualize IT and See IT Through. Since 1992, our customers have relied on us to deliver high quality and value in information technology, geospatial, and engineering support solutions. We offer state of the art information management systems that leverage business process management and data analytics technology to improve execution of our customers’ mission-critical tasks. With headquarters in McLean, Virginia and offices in Washington, DC; Florida; Canada; Europe; India; and the Middle East, we stand ready to apply our CMMI Maturity Level 3 and ISO 9001:2008 compliant processes for the benefit of your organization. For more information, please visit www.avineon.com.

About Esri®

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit them at www.esri.com.

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