Whakatane District Council
The Whakatane District Council uses KernMobile mainly to improve strategic decision making in relation to asset maintenance and repair as well as to better serve their community.
For the Whakatane District Council, strategic decision making
around asset maintenance and repair was the main reason KernMobile
was approached. It needed to increase asset data confidence which
could not be achieved through ad-hoc spreadsheets and access
databases previously used for data recording. In addition,
Whakatane needed a system that would integrate with its existing
Asset Management and GIS systems.
The KernMobile Solution
KernMobile was configured to meet the data capture and works
maintenance requirements for the Whakatane District Council assets
including: water networks, stormwater networks, wastewater
networks, parks, buildings, and facilities. The Kern system created
workflows that did not leave any room for error by spotting any
inconsistencies in data recording. It also created interfaces to
Hansen and MapInfo.
Although Whakatane just went live with the KernMobile system,
they can already see the difference that Kern has on their business
"A lot of processes that had to be performed manually have
now been automated, saving lots of time for our staff and allowing
us to quickly respond to customer enquiries. The field staff is
very pleased with the user-friendly interface of the Kern system
and with its strong GIS functionality".
Mark Cleghorn, Asset Officer, Whakatane District Council