By Brian Haslam, Cityworks president and CEO

To effectively manage public assets, you need to know what they are and where they are located. Asset management can only be performed with an accurate asset inventory. In virtually every industry, in communities large and small, ArcGIS has become the predominant system for location intelligence. GIS offers a robust and accurate representation of assets, modeled as they are in your community.

That’s why Cityworks is built exclusively on Esri’s innovative ArcGIS technology. We recognize ArcGIS as the authoritative system of record for public asset management. Our platform is designed to help organizations manage public assets and their associated data, work activities, and business processes.

But Cityworks and ArcGIS offer more than just a robust system of record. Together, we also provide a system of engagement that connects users to valuable data. More than ever, residents want to help improve their communities. Public service employees also have access to better technology tools that support their work in the field and office. When you provide effective GIS-centric tools to your employees and residents, you empower them to collect, visualize, and share, valuable asset data.

Once you begin collecting data on your assets, you can better understand the full scope of operational costs, labor, materials—as well as the overall health of your infrastructure. As a system of insight, Cityworks helps you identify and prioritize risk, implement process improvements, enhance organizational efficiency, prepare for emergency events, and build a business case for necessary personnel and resources.

The essence of GIS-centric has always been to leverage and broaden the use of ArcGIS. We are the original and first GIS-centric system designed to leverage ArcGIS as the authoritative asset data repository. Together, ArcGIS and Cityworks are the system of engagement, record, and insight for local government public asset management.

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