Tallan has been delivering innovative solutions across a wide range of industries since 1985. Each project has helped businesses and organizations modernize, grow, and connect with both their customers and communities.
A Proven Analytics Platform for Water Utilities
Powered by Microsoft to modernize and streamline water data management, analytics and reporting, Tallan’s platform for water utilities is an innovative, end-to-end solution for water data management and strategy. Our analytics platform includes powerful features that enable the integration of multiple data sources, systems, and platforms like ESRI ArcGIS, SAP, and Microsoft Dynamics. Once enabled, IT teams can easily automate and streamline analytics, that feed reports and dashboards with real-time, actionable insights.
Focus Areas & Features
- Automated Meter Reading
- Water Quality Monitoring
- Main Break Predictions
- Anomaly Detection & Alerts
- Sanitary System Overflow (SSO) and Wastewater Management
- IoT Sensor Data Integration & Analytics
This solution has been selected by our clients because it is highly customizable and ready to meet the unique needs of the industry. It’s built to work for your specific water utilities processes, and priorities – it accommodates you, not the other way around.
Recently, Tallan helped modernize the analytics capabilities of a county water utility that provides drinking water and wastewater services to 80,000+ residential and commercial customers. They are responsible for maintaining over 1,483 miles of water distribution pipelines, over 1,234 miles of wastewater collection system pipelines, and a growing reclaimed non-potable water system. The client’s goal was to increase Business Intelligence capability, leveraging the benefits and scale of Microsoft Azure to support operational data analytics and reporting. As such, the leadership team tasked Tallan with shaping and implementing a pilot to prove the concept of the next-generation data platform.
Tallan’s analytics platform includes powerful features that enable the integration of multiple data sources, systems, and platforms like ESRI ArcGIS, SAP, and Microsoft Dynamics.
An assessment of the current data estate, data sources, and conversation with leadership revealed that the best pilot use-case was to track, report on and analyze work orders in the customer’s SAP system, combined with location data from their GIS system. Tallan specifically focused on plant maintenance for the five different locations this customer manages, to ensure smooth growth across an entire district. Data pipelines from SAP and GIS sources, previously having been pulled manually, were automated for geospatial reporting on work orders, providing key insights for areas of optimization across 140+ source entities.
Monitoring these data pipelines helped sustainably manage utility resources from a hardware and staffing perspective. Increased accuracy in data analysis also allowed for more efficient operations, proving the next-gen data platform as a valuable investment. Tallan then provided training for this organization’s internal teams to ensure smooth adoption and empower the expansion of the platform. This client’s team has already started making their own ETL processes using the methods and best practices Tallan taught them!
This pilot has successfully evolved into a larger data estate project, with more data sources being ingested and actionable insights produced as a result. Sensor (SCADA) data, additional data points from disparate systems & databases, and larger volumes of data are now being integrated into the new platform to support additional analytics in other departments.
Want to learn more about how Tallan is working to modernize today’s water utilities? Click here to read about our work with DC Water.
Tallan’s approach to water utilities can be applied to many types of urban infrastructure. Our modern data platform for public utilities is a robust solution that provides stream analytics and reporting for public utility data management. This proven solution supports and informs analytics, reporting, and strategic growth initiatives for the public utility industry across state and local governments.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Tallan’s expertise can benefit your municipal organization, contact us to schedule a demo today! Don’t forget to register for our upcoming DPi30 webinar on February 17th, where we’ll be highlighting other water utilities clients and their success with Tallan solutions.