Client: Madison Gas and Electric
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Due to the age of the current system and new requirements brought on by the business, MGE needed to either upgrade to the latest version of the current GIS software or select a new platform. MGE secured the services of POWER to help evaluate options to upgrade or replace the GIS and mobile solution, document requirements, develop an RFP and select the best GIS solution to meet the MGE needs. The breadth of scope included graphical work design, mobile GIS, Internet-based access and some easy-to-use tools for analyzing geospatial data.
- New solution supported the same level of integration with current MGE’s enterprise systems as well as the ability to incorporate identified future data sources.
- Achieved MGE consensus for a new GIS, using POWER’s SelectPro decision-support software and POWER’s proven evaluation templates.
- Support for a successful vendor selection and contract negotiations resulted from POWER’s evaluation of RFP responses.
- A needs assessment report and strategic plan outlined the leading options for mobile and desktop GIS environments going forward.
- Assessment of the current GIS environment, facilitation of the workshops with 12 different user groups to gather requirements.
- Performed an assessment of the GIS vendors, developed a proposed schedule for implementation and estimated costs of the deployment for two new systems and the upgrade to the system in place.
- Created a GIS introductory video as a primer for the MGE project team prior to attending the workshops.
- Developed an RFP, created selection criteria, participated in evaluating proposals and demonstrations, and used decision support software for the final vendor selection.
- Following vendor selection POWER was selected to provide GIS Implementation Support, essentially a trusted advisor to help guide MGE during the system implementation including:
- Technical project management support
- Subject matter expertise
- Custom development
- Change management
- Testing coordination