Enterprise Integration (ITMS)
Who has the right answer? Transportation agencies face this question daily as they try to quickly provide answers to a host of questions from a diverse set of entities. From the FHWA and elected officials to superiors and citizens alike, demands on the transportation department continue to grow. Complicating matters further, DOTs continue to operate using data that is maintained in multiple systems and developed on several platforms all the while using various backend databases. Seems complicated? With PMG’s ITMS enterprise integration system, it doesn’t have to be.
As traffic and road congestion increases, transportation agencies continue to look for tools to help manage their assets while maximizing the use of their current information architecture. The end goal is to make the best decision possible in any given situation. Essential to success is the distribution of timely and accurate information.
Users of the web-based, spatially enabled ITMS are able to quickly tap into volumes of existing data, in real time, finding answers to questions needed to accomplish diverse tasks and assignments. Typical daily searches may include locating information about a specific road, analyzing on-going construction or maintenance projects, or reviewing specific bridge information. With ITMS, seemingly disjointed pieces of information are combined in an easily understandable format that makes both problems and solutions more manageable. PMG is currently working with South Carolina DOT to enhance their Integrated Transportation Management System (ITMS). Every major system in SCDOT is integrated with ITMS including roadway inventory, construction management, maintenance management, safety, bridge, pavement, traffic, and financial systems.
ITMS goes beyond collating and distributing live information from many data sources. Once the information is gathered appropriately into the ITMS environment, users enjoy countless reporting capabilities at their fingertips. From creating custom maps for use at a public hearing to thematic presentations of traffic patterns in legislative districts, ITMS is capable of intelligent investigation.
We even go one step further. Integration with the PMG-developed Videolog interface enables users to perform virtual drives down South Carolina roads. This is invaluable for efficiency when a project is planned or even to see what an intersection looks like where an unacceptable number of crashes have occurred.
ITMS not only helps SCDOT manage their data, but it makes sense of it. It increases effectiveness of employees as well as the efficiency of the DOT as a whole. ITMS eliminates the need for multiple user accounts in multiple functional area systems and gives the department a sense of action. The information is there when you need it fast and you need it right.