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Modeling Solutions: Needs Assessment

Technologies such as GIS (Geospatial Information Systems), CAD, billing databases, and elevation mapping serve to fulfill many utility needs and are abundantly available. These technologies help a utilities achieve their business goals as well as help develop and maintain modeling solutions. Several different companies provide different types of modeling solutions with capabilities to integrate or interface with other technologies.

NJBSoft staff has worked extensively with all commercial modeling platforms available in the industry. We are intricately familiar with their individual capabilities, and through our expertise, we are able to assist utilities in identifying the right solutions that best meets their needs. Let us help you achieve your business objectives, reduce redundant work and ultimately reduce the cost of data maintenance.

Objective Analysis

Modeling has multiple uses utility operations, planning and management. However, decisions used in model development ultimately determines how accurately model results can be used. The primary reason why a model is not able to successfully serve as a preliminary information source is often due to a lack of upfront definition of model objectives to successfully serve as a preliminary information source is often due to a lack of upfront definition of model objectives.

NJBSoft will help define and develop objectives for model development and maintenance. Because of the vast experience of NJBSoft staff in the field of modeling and analysis, NJBSoft can ensure that each decision developed from the outset, including modeling assumptions, are targeted toward the specific goals desired by the utility developed from the outset, including modeling assumptions, are targeted toward the specific goals desired by the utility.

Gap Analysis

Modeling for a utility has to be thoroughly planned. Project run-away costs can be avoided by first performing a gap analysis. Through this analysis, NJBSoft identifies the missing pieces of information for developing and maintaining the model.

Gap analysis will assess existing data and identify the limitations and assumptions in the data as well as in data collection procedures. Any missing software deficiencies or a bridge between existing software will also be defined. Gap analysis ensures minimal (if any) data duplication. This substantially reduces costs on modeling operations, whether performed in-house or by a third party consultant.

Cost Analysis

NJBSoft understands that technologies may not be easy to replace and offers value added assistance in identifying the correct technology fits your utility's modeling requirements along with an estimated purchase and implementation price. Because NJBSoft is intricately familiar with the full spectrum of available technologies, we can serve as a neutral advocate.