Category Archives: Spring 2015

Treasure your data?

The volume of data businesses handle each year increases substantially as the business expands. It is critical therefore that the data is managed effectively and efficiently. Five data considerations are highlighted below:

  1. Good data should make it easy for your staff to identify and complete their daily assigned and ad-hoc tasks on any device.
  2. Decide what data you need to retain and how you intend to use it. For instance, how is the data going to help or improve your business processes and your bottom line?
  3. Collect data in a standardised format. Present staff with categories to guide their answers. A tick in a box is much easier to process, record and use than a typed word or phrase.
  4. Streamlining the business process from point of capture to storage. What is the final destination and what rules, processes, systems will you need to put in place to automate the delivery?
  5. Collecting data in line with privacy regulations. Consent is the most important factor in harvesting and retaining data.

If the issues above sound challenging or other data capture software problems make you feel like you can’t locate “X” on the map, give us a call. We can help.

New, bold, brilliant – X-Info Aware

Mobilise your business activities through X-Info Aware, Mipela GeoSolutions mobile data capture app for use with X-Info Connect.

X-Info Aware enables the mobile workforce to transform complex repetitive work tasks and workflows into a simple user experience. It gives users rapid access to information anywhere, anytime.

X-Info Aware is designed to work with either a single X-Info Connect connection, or multiple simultaneous connections.

The data collected while mobile, is automatically synchronised directly with X-Info Connect when the device is connected to the internet.

Why X-Info Aware?

  • Mobile and efficient
  • Simple and spatially enabled
  • Seamless data integration and synchronisation
  • Easy workflow monitoring
  • Rapid access to information anywhere, anytime
  • Compatible with Android

X-Info Aware is an easy to use digital solution that works anywhere using your existing mobile device.

Click here to check out more info on X-Info Aware.

SEA Gas improves efficiency of land management

The importance of effectively tracking, analysing and managing company information is recognised throughout the business world as an integral part of doing business.

SEA Gas is a partnership that has been established to develop, own and operate the underground pipeline system transporting natural gas from Iona, northeast of Port Campbell to both South Australia and Victoria. SEA Gas employs its own staff to manage and operate the pipeline system and was seeking to upgrade information management systems used to assist in managing its landholder and community relationship data.

SEA Gas was capturing data in multiple databases resulting in inefficiencies in data handling, potential introduction of errors and delays in information collected being available to the team. They recognised that being able to capture data accurately once and then use it many times would improve efficiency and in turn reduce costs.

Enter Mipela GeoSolutions.

Mipela GeoSolutions offered SEA Gas a solution with its X-Info Suite Online. The solution is fully supported and maintained, reliable and easy to use, allowing users to:

  • Record landholder, property information, contacts, conversations, emails and other relevant communications for many parcels of land and hundreds of landowners
  • Seamlessly integrate maps/corporate GIS into stakeholder, property and information from a variety of mapping systems and external data
  • Provide links within the software to relevant documents stored on the server or hyperlinks to relevant websites that can assist with the preparation of documents
  • Provide simultaneous secure access to information for an unlimited number of internal and authorised external users, when required

The aim for SEA Gas was to have a robust system that supported and streamlined the existing . The company wanted to ensure a future where they had auditable records of communicating with  on safety matters and could be assured of accurately tracking landholder issues to resolution. Since getting X-Info Suite operational, SEA Gas has been able to capture more and better quality information.

“We really like working with Mipela” said Scott Clune Maintenance Systems and Land Liaison Officer for SEA Gas. “Moving onto X-Info Suite has made us more efficient, more consistent and we are easily able to access up to date information as a consequence and integrate it into our integrity management programme”.

The  solution takes the core functions of Stakeholder Relations Management, Project, GIS Services, Live Property Updates and Document Management Systems and integrates them into a unified knowledge solution for clients business.

Reach your business potential with X-Info Aware

X-Info Aware replaces outdated, repetitive and manual processes for capturing data with a simplified digital solution that works anywhere using your existing mobile device. Your field staff workflows are automated, corporate systems integrated and reporting optimised with captured data immediately available to decision makers through X-Info Connect.

Simplify operations: To assist you in running your business at its optimum efficiency, X-Info Aware’s forms replace repetitive, manual paper based processes within your business with real-time assigned and ad-hoc tasks, depending on your field workforce’s role and geographic location.

Improve data quality: Easy-to-use forms ensure data is validated at point of entry to minimise transcribing errors and ensure consistency with corporate standards. Field users can perform inspections and other data collection tasks, filing reports that include the attachment of photos and other supporting information.

Streamline task timeframes: Out-of-the box functionality allows you to easily monitor your business processes using X-Info Connect’s dashboards and automated reports sent via email / SMS. Manage workflow configuration using tasks that can be scheduled, monitored or triggered to allow available data to be fed into back-end systems in real time. This ensures all tasks are completed on time and your projects remain on track.

Compliance ready information: All new and edited data is automatically date/time stamped against a User ID to support quality assurance of task completion that can be viewed, printed and exported. Data can be grouped and graphed by user and date range.

Shape workforce morale: Users are provided with instant feedback and validation that their work is necessary and utilised, delivered a more efficient and integrated workforce.

Link fields – Just click and go

Link and Link List fields are available in X-Info Connect and provide access from data in X-Info Connect to other sources such as a file, URL or identifier (email, website, X-Info Maps tab or other applications).

Q1: What are Link and Link List Fields?

A1: The fields enable a link to be added in X-Info Connect (XIC) to another source such as a File, URL or Identifier. The links allow users to access information stored in other sources such as a document store, website, email, X-Info Maps or other mapping sources or even another XIC connection.

Q2: What is the difference between a Link field and a Link List field?

A2: The Link field contains a single link to a source and a Link List field contains multiple links to multiple records.

Q3: How is the link displayed?

A3: Link fields can be displayed as text, where the link is accessed by an ‘open link’ button or a hyperlink that, once clicked, takes the user to the source of the linked data. The Link List is unique as it can display multiple links side by side separated by a space or comma.

Q4: Can a Link field be edited by the user?

A4: Editing is dependent on what display type has been selected by the administrator. Editing is possible if the display is set to Textbox or Listbox but not possible if the display is set to hyperlink.

For more information regarding the Link and Link List fields please contact the Mipela Support Team at support@mipela.com.au or phone 1300 857 870.

True blue through and through

Mipela GeoSolutions is an Australian owned and managed company providing innovative solutions to clients in the Energy and Infrastructure industry. As an Australian company, we can make choices every day about what we buy and who we buy it from. Mipela, wherever possible, makes a conscious decision to purchase Australian goods and services.

It is important therefore, to ensure our clients make informed decisions, and as such, it is with pride that we announce to our clients, partners and supporters that Mipela carries the Australian Made Certificate. This Certificate states that Mipela “Designs, Develops and Supports right here in Australia”.

Australian Made is a trusted and recognised certification that carries with it the support of the Australian people and businesses. Only true Australian products can carry the branding and Mipela is now among the thousands of companies associated with this iconic Australian institution.

“Mipela deliberately chooses home grown, and wanted to promote the concept of considering “Australian Made” first and foremost; when it comes to buying what you need, not just at home, but also at work,” said Nick Lovell, Sales and Marketing Manager.

The money that is injected into Australian companies goes directly back into the local economy, supports local jobs and delivers value in the form of tax dollars. When you consider buying goods and services in the future, please make an informed and conscious decision to buy from a company that promotes Australian Made – you know it makes sense.

For more information on Australian Made visit australianmade.com.au.