March 12, 2008 - The City of Clearwater implemented Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management to gain a comprehensive view of its infrastructure assets to help enhance planning, streamline operations and contain costs.
The City of Clearwater's gas department is the city's fourth department to deploy Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management, joining the city's Public Utilities, Solid Waste/General Services and Police Departments on the Oracle system.
To maintain high levels of service to its citizens and complete field maintenance to prepare for Florida's tropical storm season, the City of Clearwater is using Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management to improve budgeting and planning throughout the asset lifecycle and to optimize its field maintenance workforce and manage costs.
Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management provides city managers with an understanding of field asset maintenance costs. The application allows the City to take a proactive approach to asset maintenance - resulting in fewer unplanned system outages due to faulty equipment.
City managers also use the information from the Oracle application to provide elected officials and residents with quantifiable information and increased visibility into the City's asset management operations.
The City's leaders directed a phased, department-by-department rollout for the Oracle Work and Asset Management application. The City initially implemented the Oracle application in 2004 at its Public Utilities department, which included the water, wastewater and reclaimed water divisions. In 2006, the City rolled out the application at the solid waste/general services department, which is responsible for citywide building and fleet maintenance. This rollout also addressed users in the Police department responsible for asset and property management.
The City's gas department, Clearwater Gas System, also went live with the Oracle application in summer 2007.
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