The Ventyx and Obvient solutions will be integrated into CenterPoint’s advanced distribution automation solution, based on ABB’s Network Manager Distribution Management system (DMS), to improve power reliability and restoration capabilities in Houston, Texas.
Jens Birgersson, head of ABB’s Network Management business unit, explains, “This is the first major product-based integration between Service Suite, FocalPoint and the ABB Network Manager software suite. These orders demonstrate the benefit of ABB’s expanded portfolio with the recent acquisition of software specialists Ventyx and Obvient, enabling customers to purchase complete solutions comprising both operational and information technologies from a single source.”
Service Suite mobile workforce management supports multiple classes of field service work within a single application. According to ABB, this includes “work and asset management, meter and customer services, outage response and network maintenance. Service Suite is based on an advanced service-oriented platform technology, which facilitates its integration into the ABB Network Manager DMS solution.”
The addition of FocalPoint business intelligence software to CenterPoint’s system will enable complex data from disparate systems to be assimilated and presented to a wide range of users via a series of dashboards, which help to simplify the decision making processes for users in key functions, from operations and customer service, to resource and supply chain management.
ABB provides power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 124,000 people. For more information, visit www.abb.com.