Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Services (PWS) will upgrade its asset management system to maximise operational efficiencies and improve lifecycle planning of the department’s rapidly expanding asset portfolio.
PWS is responsible for the sustainable management and protection of Tasmania’s natural and cultural assets, which includes 43 per cent of the State’s land mass.
The department found increased inter-departmental and internal reporting requirements were stifling operations due to a highly customised legacy solution unable to integrate with other enterprise systems.
With anticipated database growth of up to 500 per cent in five years, PWS turned to the Confirm enterprise asset management software with Pitney Bowes.
With full deployment expected in June 2016, PWS expects the software will provide a 360-degree view of its asset portfolio, while seamlessly connecting its location intelligence, finance, resource and reporting systems.
Using a single point of data, the department hopes to be able to optimise repairs and maintenance, remove the potential for inconsistent data, and drive monetary savings with better communications across multidisciplinary teams.
The department said the software will also provide supporting functionality across desktop, cloud and mobile deployments, meaning inspectors, surveyors and on-site work crews will be able to access up-to-date information and make real-time updates with mobile devices for faster decision making.
Access to new strategic modelling, GIS mapping and reporting functionality also played a significant role in the decision.
“Projected growth of our database meant we needed an asset management solution that could meet our needs now and into the future,” said Andrew Roberts, director, commercial operations, Tasmanian’s PWS department.
Roberts claimed that Confirm was selected as it “demonstrated excellence in large-scale public sector deployments and proven performance in delivering long-term efficiencies.”