Fort Worth Transportation Authority Upgrades End-to-End Mincom Solution for Enterprise Asset Management

June 9, 2011
Latest release of Mincom EAM solution to help boost reliability, safety and productivity of transit service by optimizing asset lifecycle and workforce

Mincom, a global provider of software and services to asset-intensive industries, has announced a significant upgrade agreement with customer Fort Worth Transportation Authority (also known as The T), a regional transportation authority of the state of Texas. The T provides nearly nine million passenger trips on public transportation in the Fort Worth and Tarrant County area with buses, vanpools and a commuter railroad jointly owned with another agency.

By upgrading its implementation of Mincom Ellipse software for enterprise asset and work management, human resources, financials and supply chain management, The T can further optimize the entire asset lifecycle of its equipment and infrastructure.

The T will upgrade to a newer version of Mincom Ellipse following six years of successfully using the platform to gain a complete, end-to-end view of the organization's asset infrastructure and the workforce maintaining it. This will enable The T to drive further productivity and efficiency gains from the preventative maintenance of its 200 buses, vans, utility vehicles and other assets, as well as five train stations, a central maintenance facility, a downtown intermodal transportation center, a bus transfer center and 2,500 active bus stops and service stations.

"With more than 30 years of experience working with asset-intensive customers around the world, Mincom understands the unique challenges faced by transit organizations responsible for getting thousands of passengers to their destination safely and on time," said Craig Jones, executive vice president of field operations, Mincom. "We're pleased to further deepen our relationship with The T, which we believe exemplifies a best-practice approach for strategically managing a mix of fixed and linear assets."

In addition to upgrading its EAM platform, the T will continue to use the full suite of Mincom Ellipse ERP solutions, including Mincom Ellipse Intelligent Workforce Deployment to oversee administrative processes of its 500 employees, Mincom Ellipse Financial Management to record its financial transactions during the asset life cycle, and Mincom Ellipse Supply Chain Management to track critical inventory so that correct spare parts are available for maintenance operations.

Mincom Ellipse is a comprehensive Enterprise Asset Management software solution designed expressly for industries with asset-intensive operating environments. Mincom Ellipse provides companies in asset-heavy industries — such as mining, defense, energy, public infrastructure and transit – with a fully integrated and mobile-enabled suite of business-critical applications that improves their return on assets and workforce productivity, while also addressing the challenges inherent in remote and geographically dispersed operations that distinguish these industries from corporate-office environments.