IQGeo Platform adds mobility to CSA’s IT offering for utilities

Cambridge, 08 October 2020 - IQGeo (AIM: IQG), a developer of geospatial productivity and collaboration software for the telecoms and utility industries, today announced the appointment of Central Service Association (CSA) as a new software reseller. Using IQGeo’s geospatial mobile software, CSA is developing a new mobile software product that provides up-to-date network visibility and field as-built asset capture for utilities across North America.

 

CSA’s new UtiliGo solution is based on IQGeo’s mobile platform and improves the way field users access and update network infrastructure information. The combined solution works with any mobile device, on and offline, ensuring field and office data is quickly and accurately synced with the utility’s GIS back in the office.

Developed specifically for network infrastructure providers, the IQGeo geospatial software provides a mobile platform for all utilities including gas, water, wastewater, telecom and electric. It will enable CSA utilities to manage all their network information with a single mobile solution, giving field users an easy-to-use interface to capture network infrastructure information and immediately share it with colleagues in the office.

CSA will initially offer their new IQGeo based mobile software to customers of its existing GIS mapping solution. Over time, it will be made available across North America to CSA’s entire customer base of more than 160 utilities along with non-CSA utilities.

Charles Huddleston, Sr. VP of Engineering, from CSA said: “We’re dedicated to meeting the needs and challenges of the utility industry and are always looking for new technologies that will improve their operations. Our previous mobile solution had limited functionality and didn’t work across all platforms. IQGeo’s software is not only much easier to use, it also offers huge benefits in terms of exchanging current information between the office and field. UtiliGo will enable our customers to simplify and automate the work process for field users, and we’re very excited about the benefits it will bring to our customers”.

Jay Cadman, General Manager Americas, said: “It’s great to be working with CSA, which offers utilities the latest technology packages to assist them in serving their customers. We have a highly targeted and select number of reseller partners in operation across America, and the rest of the world, to help us deliver our mobile-first solutions that accelerate productivity and collaboration across operations. We already work with many of the larger utilities across the world and this new partnership with CSA is helping us to reach another segment of network operations with our geospatial solutions”.

 

About Central Service Association
In 1937, Central Service Association (CSA) was born of a cooperative effort by new utility distributors to create a method of using centralized expertise to perform utility customer billing and other joint services that were determined as useful to the efficient operation of these new utilities. Today, CSA has a very strong heritage that is rooted in a reputation for dedicated efforts to provide accurate and reliable services. CSA’s OrbitTM customer, financial and work management systems represent the latest technology and the greatest value in the utility IT arena. In addition, the Association offers UtiliTrakTM GIS/mapping software, meter data management, mobile solutions, electronic payment solutions, professional and consulting services, networking, Internet services, hardware and software sales, related supplies and printed forms, employee benefit plans, and other assistance incident to the provision of support to public utilities. CSA is owned and controlled by the utilities that use the services of the Association. The Association is operated without profit and solely for the benefit of its member/owners.

 

Topics: Utilities, Mobile-first, News

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