Utility DataHub™ – 5 Years Later

by Dennis Beck on August 7, 2018

Packaged Solution for Utility Workflow Integration goes from Walk to Run

Dennis Beck, President, SBS

This summer marks the 5 year anniversary of our packaged integration product, Utility DataHub™.  Our original goals for this innovative product were to:

  • Create a packaged, product-level solution for integrating utility design and engineering workflows
  • Allow integration to be configurable, rather than custom-coded
  • Position our utility clients to be able to flexibly move between product platforms
  • Greatly reduce the implementation and lifecycle costs of utility workflow integration
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Dennis BeckUtility DataHub™ – 5 Years Later

Design Meets GIS

by Dennis Beck on February 8, 2018

Perspectives on the Recent Autodesk – Esri Announcement

Dennis Beck, President, SBS

I recently attended Autodesk University, where I witnessed an on-stage discussion between Jack Dangermond, President of ESRI, and Andrew Anagnost, President of Autodesk.  Jack described the two companies as having reached a “turning point” in achieving cooperation between the worlds of engineering design and geographic sciences.  In the most general sense, the companies have agreed to work together to improve the integration of their product platforms. This would allow partners to create better, more connected products and workflows, with improved support for mutual customers.  Jack described it as, “understanding precedes action” and Autodesk’s mantra for the conference was repeated several times; designers and engineers will be able to do, “more, better with less”.

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Integrated Distribution Design is More Efficient

by Jim Lucas on January 12, 2018

Intelligent integration reduces design time by over 50%

Intuitively, it makes sense that integration of utility distribution design with other information systems like GIS, financials and materials management would be a smart thing to do.  A recent presentation at the SBS Peer Utility Group gave us some proof to confirm our intuition.

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Jim LucasIntegrated Distribution Design is More Efficient

Experiences Using Semi-Agile Delivery for AUD Implementation

by Jim Lucas on October 16, 2017

Experiences Using Semi-Agile Delivery for AUD Implementation

Our recent Peer Utility Group (PUG) meeting, hosted by Puget Sound Energy in Bellevue, Washington, was a great opportunity to learn what leading utilities are doing to integrate Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) with GIS and enterprise information systems.  While much of the discussion was on systems integration and workflows, we also had an opportunity to review different delivery approaches.  In particular, Louisville Gas and Electric (LGE) spent some time detailing their experience with the SBS Semi-Agile approach for delivering an integrated electric and gas utility design solution based on AUD and SBS’ Utility DataHub™ (UDH).

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Jim LucasExperiences Using Semi-Agile Delivery for AUD Implementation

Improving Productivity with Intelligent Interfaces at Independence Power and Light

by SBS Admin on December 21, 2015

The goal at IPL is to create a seamless integration that minimizes the amount of programs a user has to touch to get their work done. With these integrations existing software systems can now perform their full duties allowing IPL to get the most out of their investments, while providing top-tier customer service.

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Customer Samples

by SBS Admin on October 1, 2014






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