The Wire - September 2016

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    Welcome to The Wire

    An e-newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on ArcFM™ solutions and GIS trends, issues, and ideas that are important to busy utility and telecom professionals.

    Quick links

    Join us at GeoConXArcFM XI Update: An important message from Jay Stinson
    What's New in ArcFM WebinarChanging the world through innovation
    Check out NEW ArcFM Maps and AppsTips and Tricks
    Customer Spotlight: ArcFM Designer providing benefits to Dominion and AvistaUpcoming Events: Take the Link 2017 Survey


    In this issue...


    Join us at GeoConX


    GeoConX-lg.jpgWe’ll have plenty of relevant information, personalized demos and a Schneider Electric hosted party! Join us for GeoConX October 17-20 in Phoenix, Arizona!


    One-on-one Briefings

    Stop by and visit us at booth #300. Schedule a demo or personalized meeting to get the latest on how our solutions and services can benefit your business, and get a glimpse of the new ArcFM XI. While you're there you can enter to win an Apple Watch and pick up your Party Pass for our Tuesday night evening event!


    Conference Events and Sessions

    Be sure to attend one of the many presentations by our team and clients. Presentations such as Expanding the Power of GIS Across Your Organization will detail ways to use GIS capabilities throughout an organization to problem solve, find solutions and work more efficiently.


    Great Food, Drinks and Socializing!

    Don't miss out on the great food, drinks and socializing! Schneider Electric is hosting a party on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. We'd love to see you there!


    Visit GeoConX 2016 to learn more, schedule a meeting/demo and register for your Party Pass!




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    What’s New in ArcFM Webinar



    We recently hosted a webinar highlighting the exciting new capabilities in ArcFM 10.2.1c. New mobile capabilities and innovation, and utility-specific offerings for the ArcGIS Portal, to name a few.


    Learn how these new capabilities will improve the speed, ease, and productivity of your work.



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    Check out NEW ArcFM Maps and Apps



    Visit our new site featuring ArcFM ready-to-deploy maps and apps! These configurable templates provide access to ArcFM-enabled GIS content and capabilities for electric, gas, water and communications networks through the ArcGIS platform.



    Leverage your ArcFM-enabled geographic information with standards-based maps to share asset data across the enterprise with maps optimized for desktop, mobile, and online access. Enhance crew safety, collaborate with colleagues, share design and construction details, communicate with the public, and much more.



    ArcFM Solution ready-to-deploy maps and apps:

    • Provide standards-based solutions
    • Offer easy configurations to meet specific organizational needs and workflows
    • Ensure efficient sharing of map-based information across the organization




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    Customer Spotlight: ArcFM Designer providing benefits to Dominion and Avista


    cust-spotlight.jpgHear firsthand from Jason Holland, Dominion Power and Mike Littrell, Avista on how they are using ArcFM Designer capabilities to increase productivity by streamlining processes for their designers, cutting down the time needed to create a design and get it to full cost mode. You’ll also hear how they are benefiting from the power of Designer favorites and templates to group things together and create automation for designers.





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    ArcFM XI Update: An important message from Jay Stinson


    arcfm-logo-lg.jpgIn a recent communication to the ArcFM User Community, General Manager Jay Stinson provided an important update on ArcFM XI and what we are building around Esri's upcoming Utility Network.




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    Changing the world through innovation


    fortune.jpgWe're proud to be listed among the top 25 companies in Fortune Magazine's Change the World ranking.



    Fortune Magazine recognizes Schneider Electric as a company with core business models that create a positive social impact.



    Schneider Electric is Changing the World by providing safe, green and reliable access to energy for off-grid communities around the world. Access to Energy is a program by Schneider Electric that brings electric power to the powerless and has trained more than 113,000 people in Africa, Asia and South America, in energy management.



    Read the full article on how Schneider is Changing the World.




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    icon_tools_yellow_white_80x78.pngTips & Tricks: Graphics and Autotext

    Do you know there’s a Tips & Tricks page on exchange, where we walk you through a helpful ArcFM task each month?



    This month, our Tips & Tricks features ArcFM Map Books or ArcGIS Data Driven Pages polygon features that define areas to print, view or export.



    Go here to see this month’s tip and access others. And don’t forget, you have to be a member of the exchange to view the information (or use the link to request access).




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    Upcoming events...

    GeoConX 2016

    October 17–20, 2016

    Phoenix, AZ

    Pointe Hilton Tapatio Ciffs Resort




    Link 2017

    Planning is underway and we want to hear from you! Please give us your input regarding topics that are important to you and your business.




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    The Wire • September 2016 • Schneider Electric