Assessments – allow utility field and office personnel to enter, maintain and view data (GPS location, description, photos, comments) about outages, damaged facilities, required maintenance, field inventory with automated correlation to the corresponding distribution network nodes or elements
Assessments can be created from Calls Manager, a DisSPatch client, Unplugged, or from an enabled mobile device, allowing tracking of damage, maintenance needs, and other information as it relates to elements in the circuit model. Assessments can be created, edited, distributed to Unplugged users, and then closed when resolved. Open assessments appear in the circuit model. Closed assessments do not appear on the circuit model, but information about them can be accessed through the Assessment Manager or by running reports.
Assessments allows for the consolidation of damage control and maintenance needs into a single, DisSPatch-based tool. The incorporation of mobile devices and Unplugged into Assessments gives DisSPatch powerful applications.