Following a competitive tender process, Essential Energy – electricity distributor for 95 per cent of New South Wales and parts of Southern Queensland – has contracted SFI Allegro to supply the utility with its Vegetation Management System.
The contract will see SFI Allegro deploy its Xugo Vegetation Management System – a sustainable, efficient and effective end-to-end vegetation management technology solution – to support the delivery of Essential Energy’s vegetation asset management strategy.
The platform provides the associated data field records and workflow functionality required for work planning, packaging and repackaging for specialist requirements, and work performance. The Xugo platform will also provide a single source to log and review information including; updates to completion, requests for work assistance and work management, reporting, and analysis requirements.
The solution includes mobile, spatial and interface functionality, allowing for secure data sharing and updates. Xugo is unique in that it is one of the only Vegetation Management Systems on the market that is “truly cloud” – as opposed to locally-hosted systems – which meant achieving this outcome was a straightforward process for Xugo.
General Manager of SFI Allegro, Matthew Croft, said, “Essential Energy operates one of Australia’s largest electricity distribution networks, with a significant vegetation management program in place, and we are thrilled to be working with the electricity distributor to deliver their vegetation asset management strategy.”
For more than 25 years, SFI Allegro has been supplying innovative consumer service, work management and compliance control software solutions to help manage some of the world’s largest brands. The Xugo cloud-based work management solution (WMS) connects teams and processes, enables work programs, ensures processes run smoothly, and strengthens compliance with regulations, policies and standards across a business.
The team is highly experienced in successfully implementing digital solutions and achieving tangible results for clients in a broad range of industries, including the utility industry. As a result, the Xugo WMS is underpinned with a deep understanding of the utility sector and the varying needs of the companies operating within this domain.
This sponsored editorial is brought to you by Xugo. For more information about how Xugo can simplify vegetation management processes for your business, head to www.sfi.com.au/xugo/