POSM SQL Server Now Emulates NASSCO V7 Export Exchange Databases Without Exporting
SOFTWARE UPDATE: POSM has just made it easier than ever for users of POSM Server to interact with NASSCO PACP, LACP, and MACP V7. You can now easily import or link POSM data into any city management or work order system without exporting it from POSM. Users can now link the Asset Management System, CMMS, or Work Order system directly to POSM’s videos, Images, and HTML reports, bypassing the need to import them. This streamlining of the process means POSM users can use the program with NASSCO V7 more efficiently and no longer requires that the user “double up” the data.
This change is just the latest example of POSM Server’s Superior Solutions. Anyone who uses POSM SQL Server with NASSCO V7 should contact our tech support directly Monday-Friday 9 AM-6 PM. EST to schedule a download of the latest version. We’re here to make sure you know why POSM is the Most Robust, User-Friendly Software to Come Down the Pipe.
POSM Works With Cityworks
Great news for contractors and city engineers that use POSM Software and Cityworks! POSM has refined its software so it’s easier than ever to sync POSM CCTV inspections into the Cityworks SQL Database. And chances are, the POSM Cityworks Sync Tool is already a part of the POSM Software running on your computer.
Cityworks has a goal to unify GIS technologies for the 21st century, and is used by over 650 infrastructure clients nationally. Many cities and municipalities now require contractors to use the platform, and with good reason. Fortunately, contractors who use POSM don’t have to choose. Customers that use POSM Server and POSM Storage (our two full-feature Office products) can already merge the platforms.
Virginia Beach Crew Returns to POSM Software
Marvin Tatem, the Utility Crew Leader for the City of Virginia Beach, VA., has worked for the City for 25 years and hasn’t seen a slow day. Marvin directs a crew of eight workers with six trucks (three pairs of truck crews, each consisting of a closed-circuit TV (CCTV) truck and a cleaning truck). Marvin stays on top of the city’s ever-demanding pipe maintenance needs. He delegates assignments and personally performs CCTV inspections daily.
Virginia Beach takes an aggressive approach to pipeline maintenance:
POSM Reaching Out to its Customers to Ensure Data Backup Processes
In today’s world, a company’s most valuable virtual data is vulnerable to an array of attacks, hardware failure or accidental deletion. That’s why a reliable, consistent method of backing up data is more important than ever. Because we value our client’s data almost as much as they do, POSM Software is readying to check in with all of our customers to assess their setup and assist with a backup process that integrates with each company’s workflow. POSM has all the tools to make the backup process easy, consistent, and reliable.
POSM to the Rescue
Sheldon Teeples Blog 2
Subsite Electronics West Coast Rep Sheldon Teeples shared his thoughts on how POSM Software is easy to use, and how this ease of use helps him sell equipment and makes training sessions easier. You can read our detailed profile on Sheldon by clicking here.
Sheldon also relayed a particularly memorable interaction with one of his municipality clients, a story we felt warranted special attention.
Sheldon explained that this municipality was a long-term client, and that, historically, they had not been using POSM. Sheldon himself had trained them on their previously chosen software (whose brand we will not reveal because we’re classy that way). “I told them bluntly, ‘every time you run this, you’re going to feel like an idiot. It’s designed for operators with a deep knowledge of computer programming.’”
Subsite Rep Prefers POSM
(Sheldon Teeples profile, blog 1 of 2--Part 2 can be read here)
Sheldon Teeples is the West Coast Sales Manager for Subsite Electronics. His territory encompasses Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and Arizona. His job is to demonstrate and sell Subsite equipment. Officially, Sheldon has no stake in the inspection software his customers choose. Unofficially, however, Sheldon shares strong opinions with his customers about which software he prefers. “I only talk about POSM, I only demonstrate POSM, and where I’m not locked into a contract, I only try to sell POSM.”
First and foremost, “The program [demonstrates] well, and that helps me sell camera trucks.” Sheldon’s responsibilities include training teams on using Subsite sewer cameras, presenting at trade shows, and leading classes on all things involving the cleaning of sewer pipes and storm drains. “In all of my demonstrations, I use POSM software. We’re supposed to be impartial, but I speak frankly about all software and its relative ease of use. For those with general knowledge computer skills, I tell them to stick with POSM. It’s the most user friendly software for those whose primary responsibility is to perform and turn in a great pipe inspection.”
POSM vCam is an upgraded version of POSM Portable that is 100% compatible with the vCam push camera overlay and footage counter. The upgrade brings Pro-like features to Portable. Operating a vCam push camera while running the POSM overlay ensures that more detailed information will be automated compared to running the vCam interface included with the camera.
One of the key benefits of the POSM vCam overlay is that the program automatically time stamps and notes the footage in the software and on the video. Whenever a tech adds an observation, this automation makes it easy for users to review and pinpoint the most important points of an inspection. Our overlay also enhances text-to-screen observations. This level of automated cross-referencing means that repair crews will never miss an important observation.
Windows 7 and POSM 10X
Amazing how time flies when you’re taking care of business. Take those Windows 7 computers still running older versions of POSM. Sure, if your POSM tech support agreement is current, all the upgrades are free and readily available, but the process takes a few hours, so you put it off. First a few days, then a few weeks, which turn into months.
Can you put if off any longer?
Meet Derek Johnson
Inside Sales Manager
Derek Johnson is POSM Software's newest team member. We're thrilled to bring him aboard as an important part of our growing sales team. Many of our valued customers out there will be working with Derek pretty regularly, so we're excited to share some details about Derek's background and interests.