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VUEWorks 2017 Training & Workshop Opportunities

February 9, 2017
The following are the preliminary dates and locations for VUEWorks Training and User Interactions. The logistics, agendas and details are being finalized. For planning purposes, we wanted to let our user community know so you can start planning for any or all of these you would be interested in attending.

Please check back on the Events page for additional details, agenda information, etc. Registration for these events is open now through the website by clicking the link there for each individual event. Registrants will be provided webinar login information separately after registration.

Workshop Series Webinars

  • Introduction to VUEWorks – Feb 23 and August 31
  • Introduction to Work Management – March 30 and September 28
  • Introduction to Resource Management – April 27 and October 26
  • Introduction to Advanced Asset Management – May 25 and November 30
  • Introduction to Mobile Products – June 29 and December 28
  • Introduction to Reporting – July 13
  • Advanced Reporting – July 27

Best Practices Series Webinars

  • Best Practices – Inspections – April 20
  • Best Practices – Risk Assessment – July 20
  • Best Practices – Budgeting & Projects – October 19

Regional Meetings

  • Texas Regional Meeting (March 29 – Colleyville Center, Colleyville, TX)
  • Northeast Regional Meeting (April 10 – Radisson Downtown, Manchester, NH)
  • Northwest Regional Meeting (July – Thurston, OR)
  • Midwest Regional Meeting (September – Chicago area / Evanston, IL)
  • Southeast Regional / National Users Group Meeting (November – Orlando, FL)

Keep an eye on the events calendar or plan ahead with future event registrations here: http://www.dtsgis.com/events/.
 
 

Performance-Based Asset Management Best Practices – Making Your Data Work for You with Dashboards

February 7, 2017

VUEWorksWe are all familiar with the day-to-day activities happening throughout our organization. Lots of things are happening and this information is being captured in our Asset Management System throughout the day, week, month and year. Information is an asset in and of itself, but it is neglected at many organizations because of the focus on “today’s” activities.

Dashboards can provide a passive way of visualizing data so that Performance Metrics can be monitored (e.g. How many Issues are older than 24 hours?). It can also provide Insights into your data that are not easily seen in tabular layouts of data Filters and Reports. This information should be presented to the Asset Management user in a way that is relevant to their day-to-day activities and should be interactive, giving the user control over the information in front of them.

VUEWorks set out to create this exact user experience when we decided to overhaul our Dashboard tools. The following goals were presented to the Development team along with their associated User Stories. This process would focus on the User, so we also enlisted many key clients from our customer base to provide the guidance necessary to achieve these goals:

  • Provide a Unique User Experience, focused on the Individual User as well as Groups of Users who share the same, common information
  • Provide a Wizard-driven User Interface (UI) to make it easy for anyone to author their own Dashboard Widgets
  • Expose all Data Sources and GIS Layers to allow for ANY type of Dashboard to be created
  • Provide a series of commonly used Dashboard Widget Types and share them among users within the organization

  • Integrate with / Leverage Existing Filters throughout the VUEWorks interface to make it easy for users to get their specific data delivered to their Dashboard without having to re-create anything.

  • Provide a series of Mathematical Functions (e.g. Count, Average, Min, Max, Sum) that can be organized by Values (Good, Fair, Poor) or Ranges of Values (Bins).

  • Allow the user to change the Appearance (2D or 3D), Legend Settings (Marker Types, Position) or General Settings (Labels, Font and Margins) related to the Widget.

  • Integrate with Existing User and Role-based Security found throughout VUEWorks.

  • Provide easy to use Help and Online resources to help train users and expose them to new functionality.

DTS will be hosting a webinar on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST to more fully review the dashboard functionality with our VUEWorks User Community. If you are interested in learning more, please register for the webinar on the events page of our website.
 

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Data Transfer Solutions is pleased to welcome Adam to the team!

February 1, 2017

Orlando, Florida – Data Transfer Solutions, LLC (DTS) is pleased to welcome Mr. Adam Goodnoe to the growing team.

Mr. Goodnoe will primarily support the VUEWorks enterprise asset management application, including software/web development, testing and quality control. He will also work with the support team to assist in troubleshooting issues from a development/software perspective. Mr. Goodnoe has 6 years of web application development experience.

“We are excited to have Adam join our team in Manchester and are looking forward to many great things from him,” said Dave Paine, VUEWorks’ Chief Technology Officer.

Adam Goodnoe
During his leisure time, Adam likes spending time with his daughter, as seen in the picture. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, canoeing, camping, gardening and yard work. He loves writing, cooking, baking and pickling. He has two dogs, Shadow and Angel.


Data Transfer Solutions (DTS), Makers of VUEWorks is the leader in performance-based asset management. DTS provides mobile asset collection, work and asset management and custom geographic information system solutions.

To welcome Adam to the team or get in touch with DTS, just drop us a line as we look forward to hearing from you. Get in touch with the DTS team!

DTS’s Director of Asset Management Operations – Daniel Behnke, GISP, AICP, PMP – Named URISA’s Young Professional of the Year

January 24, 2017

Orlando, Florida – Data Transfer Solutions, LLC (DTS) congratulates Daniel Behnke, GISP, AICP, PMP on being named the Urban and Regional Information System Association’s (URISA) Young Professional of the Year.

As part of his service over the past two years, Mr. Behnke served as a member of the Vanguard Cabinet. The Vanguard Cabinet is an advisory board made up of passionate, young geospatial professionals who strive to engage young practitioners and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the geospatial community.

The Vanguard Cabinet’s mission is to create programs and policies that benefit young professionals and enhance overall innovation, collaboration, networking and professional development opportunities. Mr. Behnke is also actively involved in the Florida Planning and Zoning Association as well as a host of other civic initiatives.

At DTS, Mr. Behnke oversees all facets of the firm’s asset management data collection operations including its fleet of collection vehicles, production and project delivery across DTS’s portfolio of projects. “We couldn’t be more proud of Daniel. This recognition is a testament to his work ethic and passion for his profession,” said A.M. “Trey” Fragala, III, AICP, PMP, DTS’s Chief Operating Officer.


Data Transfer Solutions (DTS), Makers of VUEWorks is the leader in performance-based asset management. DTS provides mobile asset collection, work and asset management and custom geographic information system solutions.

To welcome Scot to the team or get in touch with DTS, just drop us a line as we look forward to hearing from you. Get in touch with the DTS team!

Scot Gordon Joins DTS and Brings Expert Experience in Pavement Management

October 31, 2016

Orlando, Florida – Data Transfer Solutions, LLC (DTS) is pleased to welcome Mr. Scot Gordon to the team. Scot has a proven record of leading numerous pavement design projects where he has lead teams on large Design/Build projects.

He is also well known for the provision of consulting services on numerous transportation projects that include highways, heavy rail, airports, and large private toll roads. Scot gained valuable experience in pavement management and maintenance while performing research for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in Oakland at Texas A&M and has worked in various phases of transportation infrastructure maintenance. Scot’s explicit experience with soil conditions and design practices includes a wide regional coverage the United States.

“With pavement being a critical asset for many VUEWorks customers, Scot adds grounded subject matter expertise for true Performance-based Asset Management”, stated Allen Ibaugh, CEO of DTS.

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On a personal note; Scot enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters and enjoying their musical talents. Scot’s hobbies include working with wood and building rustic coolers and small furniture. I’m a big sports fan and enjoy attending college football games especially to support the Texas A&M Aggies.


Data Transfer Solutions (DTS), Makers of VUEWorks is the leader in performance-based asset management. DTS provides mobile asset collection, work and asset management and custom geographic information system solutions.

To welcome Scot to the team or get in touch with DTS, just drop us a line as we look forward to hearing from you. Get in touch with the DTS team!

A Warm Welcome to Michelle M. Martel, CSM

October 25, 2016

Orlando, Florida – Data Transfer Solutions, LLC (DTS) is pleased to welcome Ms. Michelle Martel to the growing team. Ms. Martel’s background includes database management and advanced analytics with relational data.

DTS recognizes that VUEWorks is relied upon as a system of record and integration platform for performance-based asset management. Having support for implementations and platform enhancements, advanced database skills are required.

From day one, Ms. Martel’s role includes extending report design and database manipulation for fast and accurate VUEWorks performance. In addition to creating many new standard reports, she is also working to extend the software’s dashboarding.

Michelle’s efforts are designed to help customers better engage with their data. As a Certified Scrum Master, Michelle has immediately fit in with the DTS / VUEWorks approach to software development – agile.

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In the agile process, teams work in sprints (typically 2 weeks each) to develop new software features and improve existing ones. Daily stand-up meetings are also held where team members provide updates on what they have accomplished, what they plan to accomplish that day and any impediments they have encountered.

Outside of the office, Michelle enjoys photography, hiking, boating, swimming, reading, and cooking.


Data Transfer Solutions (DTS), Makers of VUEWorks is the leader in performance-based asset management. DTS provides mobile asset collection, work and asset management and custom geographic information system solutions.

To welcome Michelle to the team or get in touch with DTS, just drop us a line as we look forward to hearing from you. Get in touch with the DTS team!