June 20, 2014

Bandera Electric Cooperative Streamlines with Futura

Bandera Electric Cooperative Streamlines with FuturaGIS and FuturaStake

Bandera Electric Cooperative in Bandera, Texas, adds FuturaStake to its GIS array.

Bandera Electric Cooperative recently added FuturaStake to their existing suite of Futura-powered GIS applications. Bandera’s engineering team chose the latest technology available to streamline the staking process while receiving additional electric validation on the front end.

“The staking system we used served us well for years but we were ready for the next logical step toward improving the efficiency of our process.” said David Swint, GIS Administrator/Project Manager at Bandera EC. “The value of having a ‘near-real-time’ view of the GIS database with a consistent visual presentation was a key factor. The stakers needed to be able to see our facilities on their maps without waiting for manual updates to happen. We wanted to reduce the need for data translations and interfaces between systems and having a native GIS based staking platform addressed that need. We also wanted to focus more effort on the data validation process to maintain the integrity of the electrical model and FuturaStake allowed for this.”

By adding FuturaStake, Bandera EC will increase efficiency and productivity by allowing stakers to easily perform cost estimating and to post jobs swiftly into the existing customer information system through Futura’s two-way interface with the utility’s iXP software from Daffron and Associates. By joining the electric network systems wirelessly, work load can flow at maximum efficiency, offering its members exceptionally linked service for all their electric service needs.

Bandera strives to be cutting edge in its delivery of service to members. By choosing Futura, Bandera has made a commitment to continue in its vision to “Achieve operational excellence to maximize value for the members.”

About Bandera Electric Cooperative

Bandera Electric Cooperative was established in 1938 in the Texas Hill territory approximately 50 miles northwest of San Antonio. Bandera Electric Cooperative serves over 23,000 members in Bandera, Bexar, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, Real and Uvalde counties. Learn more at: www.banderaelectric.com.