Clearwater, FL, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- March 12, 2008 – The City of Clearwater has successfully implemented Oracle® Utilities Work and Asset Management to gain a comprehensive view of its infrastructure assets to help enhance planning, streamline operations and contain costs. The city’s gas department is the fourth department to deploy Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management, joining the Public Utilities, Solid Waste/General Services and Police Departments on the Oracle system.

The City of Clearwater – home to more than 110,000 permanent residents and 20,000 additional winter residents – required a single asset management solution that would provide a cohesive view of citywide capital resources while also supporting tailored requirements for multiple departments. The city was migrating from a legacy system that did not provide visibility across multiple departments or the applications required to enhance asset management processes.

“We continue to focus on expanding our services while increasing employee efficiency,” said Dan Mayer, director of IT, Information Technology Department, City of Clearwater. “Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management provides us with a clearer understanding of the maintenance status of our diverse field assets. We are using this information to schedule service proactively and map priorities to staff resources, which enables us to increase productivity and service to our residents. In the past, much of our valuable data resided with key employees. The Oracle system provides a central source of accurate, up-to-date data, allowing us to share information citywide and better serve our citizens.”

Currently 200 city employees use the Oracle application. The city will continue to implement Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management for additional asset-centric departments. It will also enable mobile asset management updates by deploying the application on laptops for field maintenance and repairs, which will allow immediate updates to be made to the system and simplify the administration process for employees.