Utility asset management meets mapping and location intelligence with new partnership
CALGARY, Alta., Canada – April 27, 2021 - Engineered Intelligence Inc. (EII), a power infrastructure technology startup helping utility companies manage their assets and avoid failure, joins the Esri Startup Program. As the global leader in location intelligence, Esri’s ArcGIS system will extend EII’s newly launched ENGIN platform with some of the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics software available in the world.
ENGIN, an automated, data-driven platform, monitors the complex aspects of electric systems so utilities can adequately plan for risk. Esri’s three-year Startup program will see ENGIN bolstered by mapping and location intelligence that allows utilities to visualize their power grid with geographical context, down to the status of their assets in the smallest of streets or neighbourhoods. This enables geospatial planning workflows to be explored directly in ENGIN or directly within Esri technologies.
“This is a pivotal moment for our company and the platform we’ve developed. ENGIN provides utility customers with a deep understanding of their assets, but amplifying this understanding with location intelligence creates something truly unique,” said Ted Zalucki, CEO of EII.
“An issue we see regularly with clients is that they ‘think in assets’, not in city blocks, streets, towns or cities. By restricting thinking to replacing one pole or some faulty cables, you restrict the opportunity for more widespread, tailored problem solving when looking at assets with locational factors in mind,” added Zalucki.
Not only will the Calgary-based startup get to work with ArcGIS, the world’s leading GIS software, the program will also provide EII with access to Esri’s development tools, content, training and support.
"Transforming the way utilities manage their assets, ultimately helping them tackle the risk of failure can have huge knock-on effects by providing geospatial context to each asset. Through Esri's Startup Program, we're excited to help EII apply geospatial thinking to its ENGIN product using our leading mapping and spatial analytics software,” said Paul Salah, director, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, Esri Canada. “We look forward to working with them to create something transformative for the sector."
About Engineered Intelligence Inc. and ENGIN
Engineered Intelligence Inc. is the power infrastructure technology startup behind ENGIN, a single, transparent playbook for utility providers. An automated, data-driven platform, ENGIN uses advanced data analytics to monitor the complex aspects of electric systems so utilities can plan accordingly and avoid failure. With a team of former utility workers and consultants, EII has used its sector expertise to develop a user-friendly platform for utility analytics that delivers the insights that matter. For more information on Engineered Intelligence Inc. and ENGIN, please visit engincloud.com
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.
About Esri Canada
Founded in 1984, Esri Canada provides geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower people in business, government and education to make informed and timely decisions by leveraging the power of mapping and spatial analytics. These solutions enable organizations to better manage their resources, plan their future and collaborate within and beyond their organization. Esri Canada’s products and services help advance successful digital transformation. The company serves 12,000 organizations from 16 offices across Canada and is based in Toronto. In 2019, Esri Canada achieved Platinum Club status with the Canada's Best Managed Companies program by retaining its Best Managed designation for seven consecutive years or more. More information can be found at esri.ca. Follow Esri Canada on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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