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POWER Engineers announces their Cloud-based Cityworks© Implementation for Opelika Utilities

May 16, 2014

POWER Engineers, Inc. (POWER) a global consulting engineering firm specializing in integrated GIS and asset management enterprise solutions, announced that it is assisting Opelika Utilities in Alabama with the cloud-based implementation of Cityworks©. Cityworks Server AMS will be deployed at the utility in an effort to move staff from a paper-based system to a digital system for enhanced service request tracking and improved work order management. POWER is providing the following services for the Cityworks solution:

  • Managing the implementation effort
  • Gathering requirements for implementation of Cityworks Server AMS
  • Configuring Cityworks to use the industry standard Local Government Information Model (LGIM) for water utilities
  • System training, deployment, and support for staff in iPad and Desktop modes
  • Crystal Reports for tracking Storeroom Inventory

This cloud server migration focuses on providing Opelika Utilities with a more sustainable, more update-to-date method of tracking and managing work related events. Dan Hilyer, General Manager of Opelika Utilities, stated, 'We look forward to an improved collaboration between the staff, field crews and management with the cloud-based solution due to transparency in receipt, acknowledgement and completion of work events in a digital format - a drastic improvement to the paper-based system being used prior to the migration.'

POWER assisted Opelika in the configuration of and training on this cloud based iPad deployment of Cityworks AMS 2013 Field Mode. The success of this implementation will be due to the willingness of Opelika to change their work management processes and their acceptance of new methodologies from a technology and data-entry perspective. The migration from paper based operations to digital field mode on the iPad will be performed in a controlled phased approach.

About Opelika Utilities

Opelika Utilities located in Opelika, Alabama currently provides service to approximately 14,000 customers. Opelika is the rising star of Water Utilities, which became increasingly evident when they moved to their new LEED certified facility in May 2013. Located next to the Saugahatchee Lake, W. Warner Williams Water Resource Park consists of 'a state-of-the-art water treatment plant, distribution and maintenance facilities' along with an administration building complete with staff offices and customer service center. Between the new facility, which provides up to 8 million gallons of water per day, and the Robert A Betts Water Treatment Plant, which provides 16 million gallons per day, Opelika's total potential output is 24 million gallons per day.

About POWER Engineers

POWER Engineers is a global consulting engineering firm specializing in the delivery of integrated solutions for energy, food and beverage, facilities, communications, environmental, and federal markets. POWER Engineers offers complete multidiscipline engineering and program management services. Founded in 1976, it is an employee-owned company with more than 1,900 employees in 39 offices throughout the United States and abroad. POWER's Geospatial and Asset Management Solutions group provides experience with industry-leading technologies and a wide range of solutions for electric, gas and water utilities and local governments. For more information, please visit or contact

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