What is eSMART from MinMax?

eSMART is an asset management, inspection, and meter exchange tool designed by utility industry professionals.  It is a complete asset management and inspection system from power generation to meters at customer service points. Our customers operate anywhere from two to 300+ substations and the system can support several thousands of transmission and distribution structures.  This allows utilities of all sizes to achieve superior asset performance at lower operating costs while fulfilling NERC and other regulatory compliances in a timely manner.

Key features of eSMART:

  • Asset Performance and Equipment Tracking

  • Asset Management Dashboard display with the ability to retrieve all asset-related inspection and maintenance data with measurable performance metrics

  • Reporting Performance Analytics including NERC Compliances (PRC-005 and FAC-008)

  • Print 40+ pre-defined configurable reports with added capability to export all asset, inspection, and test data in Excel or PDF formats

  • Report Scheduler with email distribution

  • Import/Export of Bulk Data using Excel (Substations, Equipment, Structures, and Meter Data)

  • Interface with utility’s in-house systems to synchronize data such as work orders, GIS data, and customer data, or with third-party systems such as TOA4 for DGA analysis

  • Flexible, user-defined inspection and test data collection forms for scheduled and unscheduled inspections, work orders, and service calls

  • Fast GIS-based (Google or ESRI) inspections for outside the fence equipment (i.e. line devices, poles, and transmission structures)

  • Ability to perform inspections in the field with instant access to historical information including pictures and comments for each question

  • An integrated document management system for all equipment items complete with documents, drawings, manuals, pictures, training videos, and test reports

  •  Automatically generate scheduled inspections based on schedule templates for different frequencies and inspection types

  • Tracking of equipment movement, changes in nameplate data, active and inactive status, and replacement by other equipment

  • Create, organize, find, historically track, and perform meter exchanges, meter reads, meter disconnects, meter reconnects, meter removals

  • Instantly alert supervisors and inspectors about abnormal inspection and work order situations with pictures

  • Ability to operate, with or without internet, in a cyber secure cloud environment on laptops, iPads, and tablets

  • OSHA Compliant Pre-Job Safety Briefing, recording, and reporting including pictures and signatures
  • Native App available for Apple and Android devices

  • Comprehensive, configurable library of equipment, inspection questions and results, data fields, and manufacturers based on best practices developed by IEEE, RUS, and NETA 

  • Fast import and export of substation, equipment, poles, and meter data using Excel

  • Interface with utility’s in-house systems to synchronize data such as WOs, GIS data, and customer data, or with third-party systems such as TOA4 for DGA analysis

  • Assistance with equipment data preparation and loading by MinMax experts

  • Intuitive interface with on-screen tips eliminate need for intensive training

  • Ability to create users and user groups based on their roles and responsibilities with ability to assign different levels of access

  • Penetration tested cyber secure cloud environment hosted by Microsoft Azure or on utility’s in-house server

  • Ability to operate, with or without internet, in a cyber secure cloud environment on laptops, iPads, and tablets

  • Unlimited phone and on-line support

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