Using data to inform decision making is as important as ever. To assist our utility and telecommunications customers in making better decisions using data from systems they employ today, I am delighted to share that GE Digital is offering a free 30-day trial of our GeoSpatial Analysis (GSA) solution.
It is a frustratingly common situation for today’s utilities and telecommunications operators– you have invested in solutions that allow you to model, design and operate your network but tapping into that information to answer other business needs remains elusive, expensive or both.
It’s typical when accommodating requests for a regulator, or for internal stakeholders looking to optimize their investment strategy and improve safety, to need to invest in long running IT projects to move and transform data to meet the request. Or failing that, it becomes a disruptive manual task for valuable resources.
Today's network companies are looking for solutions that can directly connect to the valuable source data, accurately and rapidly without those significant IT costs, to become a source of business knowledge that is accurate, easily accessible and based on the latest view of the data. And when that need arises again, it is inherently repeatable. On that basis you can better inform your organization and encourage a data-based approach to key decisions on investments and profitability.
The first steps to deriving insights from your data are easier than you think
Unlocking the value from the data your systems requires connecting to those data sources, combining them and dealing with their inconsistencies of modeling approach and field naming - and then producing the derived data, reports and interactive maps to provide the knowledge required to act as actionable information for your business. That is the premise of GE’s GeoSpatial Analysis (GSA).
GSA provides a visual desktop environment that puts those steps into a structured GUI based tool, storing all its configurations in a project that can be shared and reused. It allows you to easily make direct connections to various data sources, including the large enterprise spatial and attribute databases including Oracle, SQL Server, PostGIS and GE Smallworld as well as other common formats used for GIS and Office data - over 35 feature source types in total.
Once connected to source data, GSA’s toolset guides you through combining and aggregating the collections-shaping the data into business information, reports, queries, business networks and analysis maps that you need to support decision making for your network-based business.