Smallworld Electric Office is a suite of data models, applications and integrations to other key electric industry products. Smallworld Electric Office effectively lowers the cost of ownership for utilities by significantly reducing the need to customize or maintain a complex collection of applications and interfaces. Moreover, regularly scheduled product and related component releases are straight forward, reduced in complexity and designed to protect your configurations and extensions investments allowing companies to plan for and successfully incorporate upgrades in order to take advantage of future product enhancements.
Standard Global Data Models
The Standard Global Data models supply a robust foundation for constructing and maintaining electric, transmission and distribution networks. These data models have been developed in conjunction with industry experts and provide a support base for the Smallworld Electric Office solution, providing the required network connectivity, asset attribution, lifecycle status, and symbol definitions. Anticipating the need for utilities to manage unique combinations of facilities, the Smallworld Electric Office data models can be extended according to documented procedures.
Common Office Suite Components
- Generalized Approach: Modeling the generic properties of equipment and providing support for customers to quickly and easily extend the model to cover the specifics of their network.
- Network Types: Object geometries are mapped by a network type, enabling visualization and connectivity management.
- Objects in Multiple Contexts: Objects can be placed anywhere in the network, in different contexts. For example, equipment can be placed in the geographic world or in the internal world of an electric distribution substation.
At the core of every Smallworld Office Suite product is a common layer of productivity applications providing immediate benefits for users, with functionality including:
- Configurable network tracing
- Audit and event history tools
- Enhanced mapping template tools
- Data editing and CAD tools for mapping, designing, and network updates
- Query, reporting, thematic mapping, printing and plotting tools
Following their organizational structure and business processes, utility companies need configurable tools to manage their internal approval processes for typical transmission and distribution operations such as repair, replacement, relocation or data updates. The built-in Workflow Manager allows Electric Office customers to configure and manage their internal workflow and approval processes, minimizing administrative burden and violation of internal workflow rules.
Smallworld Electric Office supports a wider range of data implementations, from generalized to extreme detail. The Standard Generalized Global data model is an all-new implementation encompassing regional legacy models and best practices. The Smallworld Electric Office data models support the business processes built around best-in-class systems and applications. Key data models concepts include:
Asset Specifications: Before, catalogs were used to control combinations of attribute values. This functionality was difficult to extend to manage manufacturer specifications.
Life Cycle Status Model: Electric Office allows defining a status for any equipment or facility. The status is a mandatory attribute for each asset and helps the application determine how the object is treated when the data is being displayed or used.
- Quality Management Tools
- Document links to objects through a multimedia viewer
- Enhanced map navigation and visibility tools
- Business rule manager to manage database triggers
- Batch update capability
- Annotation management tools
- Database extraction tools for importing and exporting network data
- Version management and conflict resolution tools
Smallworld Electric Office encompasses a complete solution including several layered products that are fully integrated:
- Smallworld Design Manager
- PowerOn OMS
- PowerOn Fusion (DMS) – Smallworld GIS Adapter
- Smallworld Spatial Object Manager
- Smallworld Business Integrator
- Smallworld GeoSpatial Server
- Smallworld Analysis and Optimization
- Smallworld CYMDIST interface
- Smallworld Internet Application Server
- Smallworld Schematics Generator
Electric Office – Design Manager
Electric Office supports the pre-configuration of Design Manager to operate with a minimum of additional configuration.
Using workflow support and process control, it enforces standards, ensures accuracy and reliability.
Easy to use design layout tools with CAD-based precision placement features.
Robust analysis of alternative design scenarios.
Integrated solution using robust, scalable and secure services compliant with industry standard SOAs.
Fully Extensible Packages of widely used geospatial services including certified OGC WMS, WFS and WCS.
Electric Office and PowerOn
Electric Office and PowerOn are pre-configured to operate with minimum additional configuration. This solution provides for:
The delivery of accurate electric network to OMS systems
Identifying changes in circuit data
Ensures data quality and network model updates
Electric Office and DMS
The Smallworld GIS adapter is a configurable standards based software application that provides utilities with an automated way of introducing the electric network to the DMS. Provides capability for:
Workflow driven as-built network udates, adds, and deletes – one way
Initial bulk population
Network submission tracking
Ensuring data quality and network model updates
CYMDIST – CYMDIST Interface
Electric Office provides a pre-integrated solution for CYME, allowing for long term performance and network growth studies, capacitor placement and optimization of overall network performance.
Analysis and Optimization
The Analysis and Optimization application is pre-integrated with Electric Office and is a product that invokes engineering and analysis calculations iteratively until a least-cost, best-engineered solution is derived. "Design it right in my GIS the first time"
Analysis and Optimization is a critical part of GE's Smart Grid offering by bringing Distributed Generation and the effects of microgrid management into the GIS design process.
Reduces engineering time and cost by providing information necessary to optimize the network within the design process.
Reduces construction cost by optimizing design recommendations avoiding over and under built networks.
Increases design accuracy by integrating with Smallworld Design Manager and Electric Office. Analysis and Optimization enforces standards and ensures accuracy and reliability for designers of all skill levels.
Fully integrated solution; other tools require data to be exported and involve feedback that is disconnected from Smallworld.
Optimized designs allow increased efficiency.
Electric Office – Smallworld Internet Application Server (SIAS)
Utilities have 100's sometimes 1000's of users that require access to critical network data. Providing a full desktop client to all those consumers of the data can be very expensive. Electric Office combined with SIAS provides a less expensive, robust query, view, print solution providing access to critical asset data across the enterprise.
Electric Office - Schematics
Electric utilities often require alternate or simplified views of the network to support other critical business processes for restoration, planning and design initiatives. Electric Office combined with Smallworld Schematics Generator provides this capability.