The City of Berkeley, California, is strategically implementing new public works programs to achieve their zero landfilled waste goal, in support of the City’s Climate Action Plan.
One key initiative driving these efforts is the digital transformation and modernization of the City’s asset maintenance management and work order functions—strengthening infrastructure, facilities, and amenities.
The City of Berkeley needed to upgrade its asset management system in order to improve services and meet the objectives of their Climate Action Plan.
The legacy system was disconnected, purely reactive in nature, and lacked the technology to keep up with the dynamic demands of a city focused on being a true leader in the fight against climate change.
Field personnel were bogged down by manual processes that required extensive paperwork, outdated data capture and entry methods, and travel to the location of every asset inspection point.
02 Why NEXGEN?
NEXGEN Asset Management was selected by the Department of Public Works to provide software hosting, implementation, maintenance, and related services for a new Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software system.
Amongst a myriad of deciding factors, the City recognized the value of the innovative tools and technology NEXGEN could provide to help reduce their carbon footprint.
“NEXGEN ASSET MANAGEMENT’S FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITIES EXCEED THE CITY’S REQUIREMENTS, [SPECIFICALLY] THEIR ABILITY TO DELIVER A QUALITY ASSET MANAGEMENT SOLUTION ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET”
– SAVITA CHAUDHARY | DIRECTOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY | CITY OF BERKELEY.
NThe City’s digitally-transformed asset management and maintenance system powered by NEXGEN provides the actionable intelligence from predictive analytics to implement sustainable change. What was once a compartmentalized system of individual department silos is now a truly comprehensive enterprise-wide system that drives greater efficiencies, collaboration, and results.
NEXGEN’s industry-leading CMMS and cutting-edge asset management planning capabilities are bringing the City’s vision for the elimination of paper usage closer to reality by:
- Driving new operational efficiencies and performance throughout its streamlined asset management workflows and work order processes.
- Enabling decision-makers to visualize, analyze, and optimize key assets in real-time.
- Significantly decreasing the number of trips field personnel must take to a site to physically inspect an issue.
“NEXGEN’S SOFTWARE SOLUTION IS VERY WELL SUITED FOR ORGANIZATIONS LIKE [THE CITY OF] BERKELEY THAT UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF PUTTING ASSET MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES INTO PLACE AND ARE CULTURALLY READY TO TAKE THAT LEAP”
– VINCENT YEE | PRESIDENT OF NEXGEN.
“WE ARE BOTH EXCITED AND HONORED TO BE ABLE TO HELP THE CITY ALONG THIS IMPORTANT JOURNEY—LEVERAGING OUR 25 YEARS OF HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IN ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION.”