Bollig Engineering is thrilled to announce its partnership with Silversmith Data, an innovative GIS asset management software that can revolutionize how cities operate and thrive. Many small cities still use a paper record keeping system that can be outdated and inefficient. As an engineer focused on helping small cities, Bollig Engineering has seen first-hand the unique challenges that small municipalities face in efficiently managing their assets and infrastructure, and how Silversmith Data can help.
What is Silversmith Data?
Silversmith Data is an advanced Geographic Information System (GIS) asset management software designed to support municipalities in their infrastructure and asset management efforts. The user-friendly cloud-based software seamlessly integrates spatial data with asset management. The annual cost is based on population size, making it an adaptable and efficient solution for small cities.
How does Silversmith Data Benefit Bollig Engineering’s clients?
Through Bollig Engineering’s partnership with Silversmith, Bollig’s clients can trial the system at no charge for up to one year. At the end of the one-year trial, the City can choose to move forward on an ongoing annual subscription directly with Silversmith, or exit the program at no cost. The City is also able to purchase the data collection equipment directly from Silversmith and collect their own data, or for a nominal fee, the Bollig team can collect this data or convert existing previously-collected data and upload directly to the City’s Silversmith database. Either way, the Bollig team can assist clients on an ongoing basis with answers to technical questions.
The annual cost of Silversmith Data is based on population size, making it an adaptable and efficient solution for small cities.
GIS Asset Management – Benefits for Small Cities
Enhanced Asset Inventory
Silversmith Data empowers small cities to create a comprehensive inventory of their assets, such as roads, bridges, water and wastewater systems, parks, and more. By maintaining an up-to-date inventory, city officials gain the ability to make informed decisions regarding maintenance, upgrades, and investments, ultimately ensuring the longevity of their vital infrastructure.
Streamlined Maintenance Planning
Proactive maintenance and planning play a pivotal role in extending asset lifespans and reducing long-term costs. Silversmith Data facilitates scheduling and prioritizing maintenance tasks based on asset condition, ensuring efficient resource utilization while minimizing the need for costly emergency repairs.
Efficient Resource Allocation
Recognizing that small cities often operate with limited budgets and resources; Silversmith Data helps to optimize resource allocation by identifying critical assets and strategically deploying resources where they are most needed. This strategic approach is especially important for small cities and maximizes the return on investment for infrastructure projects.
Silversmith Data excels in transforming complex data into actionable insights. Cities can utilize the software’s robust data analysis capabilities to make informed decisions regarding infrastructure improvements, safety measures, and long-term planning, all backed by comprehensive GIS data. When City staff understand how resources are used, those resources can be better managed.
Compliance with regulations is paramount for small cities to secure funding and avoid costly penalties. Silversmith Data assists municipalities in maintaining compliance by monitoring asset conditions, inspection schedules, and reporting requirements, ensuring that cities remain in good standing with regulatory agencies.
Silversmith Data fosters collaboration among city departments and stakeholders by offering a centralized platform for information sharing. This seamless communication allows different teams (such as city staff, the Bollig Engineering team, and other contractors) to work together cohesively, leading to improved coordination and more effective decision-making.
Bollig’s clients can trial the Silversmith Data software at no charge for one year, then continue on a subscription basis or cancel at no cost. Either way, the Bollig team will be by your side to answer technical questions.
Learn More Today!
The partnership between Bollig Engineering and Silversmith Data provides invaluable support to small cities as they maintain and manage their infrastructure. This is just one of the many reasons why Bollig Engineering is the engineering of choice for so many cities and airports in Minnesota. If you are a small city seeking to maximize your resources, reach out to Bollig Engineering today! Give us a call at 320-235-2555 or fill out this simple online form.