US Utilities Choose TRM RulesManager™ and ScreenBuilder™ to Increase Productivity

Mar 1, 2004 | Press

Total Resource Management (TRM), an asset management consulting and technology solutions provider, announced today that utility companies across the U.S. are investing in TRM ScreenBuilder™ and TRM RulesManager™ productivity tools. These time- and cost-saving products work in conjunction with the implementation of Maximo® enterprise asset management (EAM) system upgrades.

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDGE), part of the SEMPRA Energy organization, is a regulated public utility that provides electric service to three million consumers in San Diego and southern Orange counties. SDGE Systems Developer, John Constantine says, “ScreenBuilder is an absolutely outstanding product. We are using it during the configuration of our facility maintenance system upgrade. Without question, TRM ScreenBuilder has saved us weeks of work, making the process 100% easier. We are looking forward to using other TRM products in the near future.”

Colorado Springs Utility (CSU), which provides natural gas, electric, water and wastewater service to more than 569,000 customers in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado, is using both TRM ScreenBuilder and TRM RulesManager to reduce implementation time and costs associated with upgrading its EAM system. “TRM ScreenBuilder provides the flexibility needed to easily modify, preview and edit application screens that directly reflect our client’s business processes,” says Ray Brisbane, TRM president and CEO. “And, TRM RulesManager permits these utility companies to establish a rules-based engine that can be tailored to their individualized configurations without having to use Java-based programming.”

Also on TRM’s roster of satisfied clients is Minnesota Power, which supplies retail electric service to 133,000 customers and wholesale electric service to 16 municipalities in the northeastern part of the state. Like many other utilities, Minnesota Power relies on an EAM system to schedule and manage service orders for all of its power plants and distribution lines, as well as for preventive maintenance and customer billing. Minnesota Power used TRM ScreenBuilder and TRM RulesManager during its recent upgrade.

TRM ScreenBuilder is being used by Louisville Gas and Electric, a wholly owned subsidiary of LGE Energy Corporation that serves 310,000 natural gas and 382,000 electric customers in Louisville, KY, and surrounding areas. EAM system upgrades also are being made easier through the use of TRM ScreenBuilder at Progress Energy, a diversified energy company with holdings that include two electric utilities that provide service to more than 2.8 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

Other energy / utility companies using TRM consulting and technology products include: Dynegy, Houston, TX; El Paso Corporation, Houston, TX; and Southern California Gas Company (SEMPRA), Los Angeles, CA.

About TRM

Total Resource Management, Inc. (TRM) delivers consulting and information technology solutions that help organizations improve the management and performance of their enterprise assets (facilities, infrastructure and production). TRM products and services – many based on the industry leading Maximo® software – help organizations reduce the costs associated with planning, building, deploying, operating, maintaining and utilizing their assets. Over the past decade, TRM has supported nearly 200 clients with solutions involving enterprise asset management (EAM) systems design and deployment, requirements development, project planning and execution, business process improvement, systems engineering and integration, software development, data assurance, organizational change management, business case analyses and business performance measurement, resulting in significant improvements to their business operations.

TRM was founded in 1993. Its headquarters are located in Alexandria, VA, and supporting offices are located across the U.S. TRM’s Advanced Technology Centers are located in Virginia, California, Hawaii and Washington. More information is found at

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