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Network Information System

Trimble NIS is a network information system for energy utilities' business operations. Extensive capabilities are utilized throughout the modular solution, covering the following processes: staking, maintenance, asset management, and intelligent network modeling.

Trimble NIS contains a forward-looking, intelligent product model and core functionality for modeling and managing the key data of electric and gas networks and related business processes. Elementary concepts such as topology and life cycle support for network objects are built-in properties of the model. The model supports electric and gas networks and can be extended with external data, such as customer information.

"I can work with asset data in one system for the entire network lifecycle"
  • Key Benefits

  • Staking

  • Maintenance

  • Planning & Investment

  • Integration & Technology

  • Asset data in one system for the entire network lifecycle
  • Comprehensive network model for support of engineering analysis
  • Optimized investment decisions
  • Improved quality of distribution and reduced losses
  • Efficiency in network asset management processes
  • Versatile support for strategic planning and decision making
  • Secure and effective access to external users (E.G. Contractors)
  • Integrated workflows

The powerful network model makes network documentation work efficient and data fit for multi-use. Comprehensive network modeling is the foundation power for DMS, OMS, and power system analysis. Easy-to-use tools enhance efficiency from the engineering to field personnel and customer service personnel(e.g. web-based Trimble Feedback application.)

Staking functionality takes the utility engineering design and staking experience to the next level by combining the needs of the field and office staking operations into one adaptable application which facilitates the automatic flow of information from the office to the field and back.

Built in standard templates and a wide range of configuration options provides for effective and easy to use staking sheets. Tools for designing work orders, assembly tracking and reporting assist in the whole process of staking, both in the field and in the office.

Key Benefits

  • Effective staking process by managing whole lifecycle of work orders
  • Reliable and accurate field data collection
  • Improved productivity by simplifying major design tasks

Maintenance offers extensive support for maintenance of electric and gas networks. With the functionality, repair, inspection and maintenance works can be planned and scheduled based on budget and resources. Maintenance data can be viewed and entered on the field by mobile devices. The data can be analyzed and reported for investment planning.

Key Benefits

  • Cost savings in asset management
  • Faster maintenance planning and budgeting
  • Improved fieldwork efficiency

Network planning provides planning support to all levels of the network model. The strategic long-term planning is supported with reliability based network analysis that identifies the weak parts of the network and can simulate alternatives from a technical, economical, and reliability perspective.

Flexible plan management together with comprehensive network modeling tools enable creating detailed electro-technical network plans of varying scope, from single customer connection to different scenarios of large network projects. Plans are always intelligent network models that can be analyzed with analysis tools.

Network Investment Management is a functionality to meet the challenges energy utilities are facing, when the constantly-updated information required in planning is fragmented into various calculations and systems, and maintained by different people. The tool can be used to analyze, as separate key figures, the effect of investments on the replacement value and current replacement cost of the network. Other key figures can also be utilized to plan and prioritize investments.

Key Benefits

  • Fluent workflow
  • Reliable basis for decision-making
  • Up-to-date information for investment management in a single location
  • Utilization of changes in network value to prioritize and manage investments

Trimble NIS is interoperable with other internal and external systems. Several systems have already been integrated with Trimble NIS and well defined integration interface makes it easy to integrate new external systems.

Network model created with Trimble NIS acts as basis for DMS and OMS operations as well as power system analysis.

Trimble NIS is build on robust Microsoft Windows server and client technology, using Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle data management systems. Technology is proven in handling large datasets and multiple simultaneous users.


Trimble Webmap

Trimble Webmap provides access to spatial and business data via a configurable and interactive web-based application which can be shared by user groups in any organization. A number of pre-configured presentation themes can be defined to meet diverse needs.


The ribbon-based user interface design provides a modern application look and feel, which combined  with a collapsible map legend helps the users optimize the available screen space.


The application provides generic and specific tools for searching and geo-locating customers, spatial features, geocodable street addresses, street intersections and latitude/longitude points.  It enables tools for   creating and saving map redlines, viewing location of outage-related information (customer calls, affected customers, planned and unplanned interruptions), viewing crew locations, viewing integrated maintenance information and accessing integrated linked attachments.


A configurable map legend provides logical grouping of map layers and allows each user to turn on and off various map layers. Measuring distances and areas, printing large size drawings, creating .pdf maps, navigating to collection of bookmarks provide additional capabilities.


The application supports interaction with data from multiple utilities (e.g. electric, gas, telecom) overlaid in the same map layout or in separate layouts in order to meet the needs of various workflows.  The map is rendering spatial data from the NIS desktop application and from external data sources. Various raster and vector datasets can be used as composite background maps. Built-in integration framework provides direct access to external and internal mapping web services (e.g. Bing, Esri ArcGIS Server) which can be consumed to display background maps.


Key benefits:

  • Easy, flexible,  cost-effective access to GIS  information
  • Low administration costs. No installation to individual user machines.
  • Improved  employee job performance and  customer satisfaction
  • Controlled access to data per user and user groups
  • Broad access to spatial information data in daily decision-making processes
  • Secure and flexible data distribution
  • Modern architecture, scalable to small and large organizations
  • Crowd-sourced participation to improvement of spatial information accuracy