September 2016 | by Tom Glock
As with any new technology, utilities evaluating and building the business case for the implementation of an Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) should include:
- Alignment of technology capabilities and features to the vision and requirements.
- Vendor’s ability to deliver on schedule: financial health, resource depth and capabilities.
- Financial cost and projected benefits.
But, have you considered global vendor/resource implications? Are you evaluating your own company’s readiness for implementation of an ADMS system? Achieving the desired outcomes of an ADMS system also requires careful consideration of criteria that are not always top of mind, but have been proven to directly impact the success of these projects. These criteria include:
- Communication infrastructure (data back haul)
- Data storage
- Vendor system support team
- GIS data
Let’s explore each of these in a little more detail
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