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Macrosoft’s Resources on Demand (RoD) Enables Utility Storm Centers to Track and Manage Crews During Large Scale Emergency Outages
Parsippany, NJ, — July 21, 2010 — Macrosoft has entered into an agreement with Westar Energy, the largest electric utility provider in Kansas, to deliver its emergency resource management tool, Resources on Demand (RoD). http://www.resources-ondemand.com/ RoD is a multi-user system that manages resource requests and allocations, tracks personnel movements, and supports lodging and logistics during restoration events.
“In Kansas, we face a range of severe weather from tornados, to snow and ice in the winter. RoD will help us manage, track, and support the logistical needs of our storm management teams as we deploy crews during a storm restoration,” said Jeff Martin, Director, Reliability and Resource Scheduling at Westar.
“We are pleased to add Westar as our newest utility client,” said Jason Singer, Director of Macrosoft’s Utilities Practice. “RoD will help Westar speed efficiencies during restoration, while creating a permanent record for post-event reporting and analysis.”
Intuitive and user-friendly, Macrosoft’s Resources on Demand provides storm center personnel with a tool to effectively organize crew & equipment allocations, monitor personnel availability, and improve the assignment process. The system leverages historical data and reports to establish the best practices for use during future events.
Macrosoft delivers high-quality, cost-effective, full lifecycle solutions to complex software development projects. The company has over a decade of successful engagements and over 300 professionals working for an exceptional client list. Macrosoft’s Resources on Demand is the only commercially available storm center automation solution available in the marketplace. Information on RoD can be found at: http://www.resources-ondemand.com/. Macrosoft’s Outage Central, http://www.outagecentral.com/ is a web portal designed to help utility emergency resource personnel get comprehensive outage links, severe weather alerts, and outage news.
About Westar Energy
Headquartered in Topeka, Westar Energy employs about 2,400 people and serves more than 684,000 customers in much of east and east-central Kansas. Our energy centers generate more than 7,100 megawatts of electricity, and we currently operate and coordinate 35,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines.
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