Category Archives: Autumn 2016

Working together as a team towards greater success

In the following articles, we provide a wrap-up of our recent X-Info User Group meeting in Adelaide, an update of the X-Info suite Product Roadmap and present another X-InFocus tech tip.

We provide you with a client success story on Gladstone Area Water Board’s adoption of the X-Info DBYD Suite Works Management solution.

We believe it takes a great workplace to produce great work. We’ve built a collaborative and people-focused culture that drives our business. We’re all unique, with our own skills, knowledge and personalities, and it’s these differences that allow us to compliment and learn from each other, to support each other, and most importantly it’s what unites us as a company. So it’s with great pleasure we share some insights about Rob Choucroun who was awarded the Mipela GeoSolutions “2015 Justin Fielke Wantok Annual PRIDE Award” by his peers in this issue.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank ElectraNet who recently hosted our inaugural X-Info User Group meeting in Adelaide, and in particular, David Manley, whose passion about his work in community relations and landowner engagement was evident for all those who attended. I believe what sets David apart is his inclusion of his team internally within the business in building their capability and his constant thirst for knowledge on how they are travelling in the industry to share what they are doing internal with peers externally. This is a credit to his leadership style, the company’s commitment to ongoing professional development and their continuous improvement ethos.

 

Filtering X-Info Connect

The filter function enables users to find, view and report on data within a connection by defining specific criteria.

The filter criteria can be typed in or easily built from a list of available filter fields. The filter expression builder assists the user to construct the filter criteria using ‘format hinting’ which prompts them with filter options that are valid at that point in the filter specification.

Filtering is available wherever the Build Expression button is displayed within the connection. The fields that can be filtered will depend on the fields that have been added to the connection and will vary.

Filter Criteria

The filter criteria are entered as a text string. Data within the connection matching the criteria will be displayed either within the selected report or in the find results window. Criteria are specified in the format ‘field:property’, and any number of criteria in this format can be included in the filter string. When the filter field is entered (or selected), any matching properties for that field are shown and can be selected into the criteria.

An example would be: I want to find all of the Registered Owners in Postcode 4001. The filter for this would be – contact.
postcode:”4001” contact.type: “Registered Owner”.

Anything displayed in the field that is enclosed in “inverted commas” will search for an exact match. Anything not enclosed will search for any of the data.

If you would like further information on the Find function please contact the Mipela Support Team at support@mipela.com.au.

Automated back end processes provides Gladstone Area Water Board with improved responsiveness for issuing of permits

The repetitive manual processing involved in handling communications, issuance of Permit to Work and data management within Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) in response to their DBYD enquiries has proven to be time and resource intensive and prone to errors and inconsistencies.

Mipela implemented a Works Management solution for GAWB to provide a seamless workflow automation solution to view, action and report inquiries that have authority to conduct proposed works in the vicinity of GAWB’s infrastructure from X-Info DBYD suite for their “Permit to Work” processes. The objective was to automate back end processes and centralise data to create certainty and responsive issuing of permits and reports.

With a fully automated Works Management module in place, GAWB is able to view, action and report on asset queries such as Permit to Works applications, resulting in massive improvement in turnaround time for permit issuance.

The automated workflow has also significantly increased workflow accuracy and compliance to processes and information coming from a single source of truth. The on demand reports enable GAWB with visibility and control which will assist with better decision making and proactive asset management.

The project has resulted in an internal “Safety Challenge” award to the GAWB team who submitted the project as a work process initiative by changing the way they do things to manage and remove risks when working in or around concealed infrastructure.

To find out if Mipela’s Works Management solution can meet your business reporting needs please contact Phoebe Tan, Business Development Executive on 1300 807 770.