There is no point in fixing bits and pieces, when it’s the big picture that matters. Benoit Mallen, business area director at Trimble Energy North America, is driven by helping utilities transform their overall business functions to be more effective, whether that be about software or internal processes, staking or outage management, investments or maintenance - it all counts.
We all know it – you’ve got to measure your success. And oftenmost, you do it by setting up your KPIs, the key performance indicators and then – what? How do you manage to keep up with what’s actually going on with your indices?
Integrate – to everywhere. That accentuates the whole point of centralized network investment planning. The magic is in pulling together data from all your sources, so that you can focus on easy monitoring. And if you have doubts about the technical side of it, not to worry – it’s easy for guys like Jussi!
“You can get the big picture working well – you just need to have a few core issues down right”, says Jukka Leppänen, sales director for the Electric & Gas segment at Trimble Energy. He notes that network asset management, with a holistic approach, is a vast entity, bringing out aspects such as technical performance and distribution quality, reliability and risk management. In addition, there's the dilemma of choosing between network maintenance and investments.
Decision making on network investments is crucial. But how to do it wisely? Smart asset management uses automation and integration to gather all the data you need into a single hub. And I happen to know someone who masters it down to the core.
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