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ROI of Evolving Your Road Network Data Management Practice

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Return on Investment of Evolving Your Road Network Data Management Practice Esri Canada White Paper 8 of the network and collaborating in real-time with the municipality's single authoritative road network. A road authority does not need to add new roads to grow. As organizations become larger and more complex, scalability of the software systems is essential. The scalability of the foundational transportation infrastructure data repository is critical. The strict data controls of an LRS-enabled GIS ensure that the organization remains fully scalable so that as the organization grows, new staff training is minimized, and information is instantly available, updated and trusted. Data transformations across departments are unnecessary as integrity is maintained throughout the expansion. This results in a dramatic reduction of data challenges for new staff which lets them focus on applying their skills to their business. Every day a municipality in Canada resurfaces a road, only to have it get cut apart a few weeks later by a utility company. Avoiding this situation in the first place can save the public millions of dollars by identifying and circumventing the conflict. Likely the most profound benefit to the organization is the least quantifiable. People are often resistant to change – examination into this phenomenon at the workplace often identifies that people get accustomed to "process". Sometimes those processes, while comfortingly familiar, are unnecessarily complex. Simplifying routine processes can help staff free up their minds so that they can begin to apply their creativity, take more ownership and become more valuable to the organization. Happier people eventually lead to greater collaboration and trust throughout the organization, which helps to foster innovation and holistically evolve the local community towards a smarter city. Organizations have identified their benefits by first defining a baseline of their current state, and then deploying a GIS-enabled linear referencing practice on a test region of their road network and involving a subset of departments. Through this proof-of-concept, these organizations have accurately quantified the specific costs and benefits to their unique environment before deploying across the enterprise. Contact us to explore the costs and benefits of implementing LRS in your organization. We can walk you through your business plan and governance process. Arif K. Rafiq | Industry Manager, Transportation arafiq@esri.ca

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