August 14, 2015

Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation Updates to Futura

Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation Has Updated to Futura Systems

Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation, located in Red Springs, NC, selected Futura Systems, Inc. for the engineering services of mapping, staking and mobile solutions.

When it came time to update an outdated mapping system, Lumbee River EMC evaluated solutions from multiple vendors and chose Futura Systems, Inc., to meet the current and future needs of the cooperative. According to Jeff Jackson, Director of Information Technology at Lumbee River EMC, “Futura’s solutions are Esri-based, which was a primary consideration for us. We evaluated solutions from multiple vendors, and after carefully considering the functionality provided by each of them, we selected Futura GIS and Staking as the best solution to meet our current and future needs.”

In addition to the core-Esri requirement, another major consideration was integration with the utility’s other software applications. Since Futura provides extensive integration capabilities with many other vendors, the Futura suite became the natural choice. Lumbee River also favored Futura’s staking and editing capabilities, especially the ability to perform powerful mapping edits and to post directly from the field. Empowering field operators to post directly from the field eliminates redundant double entry and allows postings to show on customer accounts in an almost real time setting.

The Futura software also unifies work management from field to office in a real time setting through innovative technology, enabling the cooperative to reduce costs associated with drive time, fuel and the operational overhead of field operations. By choosing FuturaGIS, FuturaStake and FuturaMobile, Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation has selected a system that will help them continue to grow well into the future.

About Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation

Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation is one of 26 electric distribution cooperatives in North Carolina. Headquartered in Red Springs, Lumbee River serves over 50,000 members in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson and Scotland counties. First organized in 1940, the cooperative has grown to almost 6,000 miles of line and maintains 27 substations. Today, Lumbee River EMC ranks 7th in NC for membership yet remains committed to the members and communities it serves just like it was almost 75 years ago. Learn more at: