Until a few years ago, no single piece of software brought together all of the information and functions crucial to running a water and wastewater utility.
Clunky legacy solutions often fell short or left gaps, and operators had to make due with haphazard, improvised solutions instead:
But as more of our work moves online and low-cost digital tools have become widely available, the excuses for managing mission-critical information in this way are quickly running out.
Modern cloud-based Water Information Management Systems (WIMS) like Klir are making it easier than ever to capture what happens in our organizations in a way that’s faster, more reliable, and safer than spreadsheets, all within a single, dedicated platform.
As more water utility operators engage in digital transformation projects, it pays to ask the question: what exactly are we missing out on by sticking to our spreadsheets?
As the water industry confronts the ‘silver tsunami,’ the pressure for utilities to come up with a less leaky system for managing permitting and other kinds of mission-critical information is only increasing.
Enter modern cloud-based Water Information Management Systems like Klir, which promise to fix these problems by providing a secure, centralized repository for critical reporting data and information crucial to plant operations.
Dedicated WIMS platforms create a central, secure, and reliable collection point for all of your information, enabling you to:
Unlike spreadsheets, WIMS platforms enable collaboration and information exchange in real time, creating an environment that encourages staff to build and take care of information assets, rather than making it a chore.
Solutions like Klir allow water operators to build and share a single source of truth with their colleagues, removing the possibility of ambiguity and duplicates and giving operators confidence in their data.
Using spreadsheets is a bit like looking at your organization through a keyhole. Centralizing and cataloguing your information using a dedicated platform, on the other hand, is like zooming out to get the full picture, providing your team with an entirely new perspective on which processes might need revising.
Aggregating information this way and looking at it through intuitive analytics tools opens up an entirely new world of possibilities for plant operators.
For the first time, you can see where trends intersect to identify cause/effect relationships and gain efficiency by identifying overlap in your internal processes. And as the amount of information your organization generates grows, those insights will only grow stronger.