Utility Supply Services and Maplytics
Let the supply never stop, be prepared with Maplytics
Maplytics, the preferred 5-star rated app of AppSource is an interactive package that unleashes locational intelligence to ease and better the day-to-day operations of businesses within Dynamics 365 CRM. Being an all-inclusive app finely working with Dynamics 365 CRM, it is very popular for its unique functions such as automatically scheduling appointments, plotting optimized travel routes for the field reps, tracking their location in real-time, and much more.
The unique functions of Maplytics find their application across industries and the application in the utility supply services is admirable. Let us have a look at some of the Construction based applications of Maplytics.
Utility Supply Industry
The utility sector includes companies such as electricity, gas, or water utilities, or those that operate as producers or distributors of power. To summarize, the essentials of the daily lives of humans.
Challenges in Utility Supply Industry
The popular challenge faced by the Utility Supply Industry revolves around the fact that the turnaround time for any service disruption or failure should be absolutely immediate.
Visits to Unknown Client Locations
To set up a supply network, unknown regions, and areas need to be traversed
At times during emergencies or failures, it is often required to gauge an entire region that could have been possibly affected by the failure
Categorizing a new client into the nearest possible supply station is important
Finding associates in preferred regions
Locating raw material suppliers near the new client location with the best rates
Searching markets nearby for purchasing required materials
Being in close proximity to equipment manufacturers, sellers, and repairers
Detecting means of Transport
Heavy construction assets require transport and excellent road facilities
Quick transport is needed in the case of onsite accidents and other emergencies
Daily commute to the supply units, as well as the client sites on the requirement, must be easy and quick
Organized and planned schedules for being ready
The schedule boards for the utility service reps need to be well-planned for weeks. This assures regular and timely supervision, checks, and maintenance services
Spare resources should be at hand for ad-hoc repairs, absentees, emergencies, time crunch
Deadlines are stringent and need well-planned addressing, with an ad hoc team always on the ready for action
Being emergency ready
A failure of supply, an unwarranted worker strike, or unavailability of raw material for construction pipelines can happen without notice
Physical injuries, construction mishaps, and unwarranted explosions too can happen unplanned
Solutions using Maplytics
Being technology-forward is one of the answers to being ready for any adverse situation in any industry. The Utility Supply facilities find this application true to some extent. Here are possible answers to the common challenges faced using Maplytics
✔ The surrounding regions, their population density, competing suppliers, if any, other intrusive networks in the region, etc. could be gauged for the amount of disturbance and convenience of operation or safety precautions to be intensified
✔ A survey of the region is necessary for completing legal formalities as well
✔ Nearest supply centers could also be viewed in case of failures or extra supply.
✔ The manufacturers of bulky network equipment can be visualized and spoken to for deals
✔ Places required in case of emergencies and places providing food, water, and other basic necessities can also be plotted and finalized for daily use.
✔ Replacement resources should be always scheduled at hand in case of facility downtime at odd hours, an unexpected breakout, etc.
✔ The leased/ rented network setup equipment needs to be used optimally and within time, thus, a schedule makes life easy
✔ Frequent supervision, maintenance, and monitoring must be scheduled to nip any possibilities of a hazard
✔ Optimized, shortest, routes should be in place for daily commutes to the sites, along the network, and supply centers
✔ Routes should be plotted and saved for medical emergencies
✔ Pre-plotted routes provide ease of transportation for raw materials, heavy machinery, additional resources, etc.