Satelytics in Your Workflow

• General

Satelytics in Your Workflow

Change is hard. Failure to adapt is harder.

  • Problem: Reluctance to adopt new workflows leads to continuing failure.
  • Solution: Break the cycle. Use new workflow triggers to improve your process.
  • Benefit: Decreased cost, decreased remediation, decreased public black eye.

We’re at the dawn of a new age. We’ve all read many articles declaring, “Data is now king.” Companies across the globe are rapidly adopting geospatial analytics into their workflows. It is no longer a forward-thinking stance. It is necessity and standard.

Companies less familiar with the benefits sometimes adopt Satelytics reluctantly. Occasionally, we hear comments along the lines of, “We have our processes. While we adopt geospatial analytics, we continue our old practices. Geospatial analytics just doubles our workload.”

Yep. Change is hard, but those who don’t change fade away.

Let’s summarize some actual customer experiences that led to success.

  • Duke Energy has talked repeatedly and openly about its success with Satelytics and its plans for the future. Like other success stories, Duke Energy committed to evolving its internal work processes to address the problems that had been vexing them for years. For Duke Energy, these problems included a deep and perpetual backlog of priority gas leaks. As soon as ten leaks were found and repaired, a dozen more were added to the investigations list.

    As stated in a video interview, Duke Energy committed to redefining its old workflow process to trigger off Satelytics. Duke Energy is triaging problems and triggering the deployment of its field crews on regularly-scheduled, high-frequency Satelytics results. Duke Energy has stated that Satelytics algorithms have achieved problem detection accuracy approaching 100%.
  • In the oil & gas industry, another customer committed to a major overhaul of their pipeline leak investigation workflow. Instead of walking the lines bi-weekly, this customer employed Satelytics to monitor a 1,000 square kilometer test area, then deployed field crews to investigate Satelytics-provided leak alerts and rectify verified problems. The overall process helped them prioritize the time and effort of field crews, saving time and money.

Customers adopting Satelytics into their workflow aren’t abandoning their workflow management process and software. They are merely focusing those tools on problems rather than scouting for problems. Satelytics can feed your existing workflow management software via a full suite of available APIs. Alert delivered ▶ investigation team deployed ▶ problem verified and fixed ▶ bottom line improved.

Example Workflow

  1. Customer (an oil & gas producer who also operates a network of gathering pipelines spread across 1,600 square miles) tasks Satelytics to monitor its entire asset fleet weekly for pipeline leaks, physical encroachments in the right-of-way, land movement, and vegetation restoration progress.
  2. Customer pulls essential alert information via APIs provided by Satelytics into workflow management software (SAP, Maximo, or the like).
  3. A work order is automatically generated, deploying a field team.
  4. Field teams visit alert sites and use the Satelytics for the Nonconnected World app on their smartphone to direct them to the exact location.
  5. Based on what they observe on the ground, the field team makes notes and records any helpful photographs using the app.
  6. Once back in communications coverage, the app automatically uploads all field-recorded information. The alert is either resolved or marked for further action.

Alerts generally arrive at a predictable time, facilitating a relatively easy adjustment to the company's normal workflow process.

Adopting Satelytics into your workflow disrupts the status quo, but the long-range gains are immense, according to many of our customers. Talk to us today about what adoption entails.

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