Look Out for WWETT (Show) POSM in Indianapolis

The 2020 WWETT Show is almost upon us, happening again in downtown Indianapolis, IN. Unlike previous years, this time the event happens Tues thru Thurs (Feb 18-Feb 20), giving us the weekend to recover. We approve of this change!

This year POSM has its own booth, # 2564. We hope you take a moment to pay us a visit. And when you’re at the Rausch booth, check out their displays to see how they utilize our software with their products. We greatly appreciate their continued partnership through the years.

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Meet New Hire Alex Roberts

Alex Roberts

Technical Support Rep
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POSM welcomes Alex Roberts to its growing talent of phone/mobile tech support. Alex joined POSM Software's tech support in October 2019. He brings five years of previous experience in the IT field, making him a perfect fit to enhance POSM's talented team of experts.

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POSM's Got It: A Field Editor Tool That Also Converts NASSCO V6 to V7

We've added several new functions to POSM recently, tools, tweaks and apps to make our customers’ everyday lives easier. One such addition is the Header Field Editor Tool. This function has a wide variety of uses, it makes it simpler for our POSM clients to convert active or archived reports to an updated format, and it addresses one specific problem a number of users face: the field editor makes it easy to convert inspections created with NASSCO V6 templates to V7 templates.

 ...the field editor makes it easy to convert inspections created with NASSCO V6 templates to V7 templates.

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Meet New Hire Doug Abbett

 

Doug Abbett

Technical Support / Inside Sales
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POSM welcomes Doug Abbett to its growing talent of phone/mobile tech support. Doug joined the POSM team Oct 14, 2019, as part of our ongoing efforts to offer our clients the best support staff for the best inspection software in the industry.

In addition to his role in support, Doug will also leverage over 20 years in sales to assist our lead Inside Sales Manager Derek Johnson. We’re excited to have Doug on board.

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POSM's Got It: One-Click Server Inspection Backup

Along with creating POSM Pro, the Most Robust, User-Friendly Inspection Software to Come Down the Pipe, we’ve also created three levels of video archive Office Software:

Unless you’re a one-person contractor, we recommend POSM Server or Storage to most companies. Server, specifically, gives unlimited authorized workers access to your company’s huge organized library of active and archived inspections (searchable by several variables, so your workers can find the exact inspection in moments).

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POSM Crossbore Tools Assist AIMS Companies Engineer

Aims Co. Part 2 of 2

For a general overview of AIMS Companies, click here to read Part One.

Joshua Kerby has worked as an engineer for AIMS Companies for over 10 years. Joshua knows a lot about pipeline maintenance, particularly in one area where he brings a great deal of expertise. “I’ve specialized in crossbore inspections for over a decade. Without a doubt, crossbore inspection and repair is my bread and butter.” He added that his co-worker, Dave Alonzo is another crossbore expert in AIMS Company. David was co-featured in part one.

A crossbore is a tricky pipeline incident in which a sewer line had accidentally intersected with another underground utility (gas, communication, electric, etc). The integrity of the pipeline needs to be determined and repaired as fast and as safely as possible. The inspection and repair of a crossbore event is a highly specialized engineering service that AIMS provides. Among its apps within its core program, POSM Software includes an industry-leading tool to assist with crossbore inspection. “I recommend POSM Crossbore Tools,” said Joshua. “I’ve never used anything else like it.” 

Among its features, Crossbore Tools:

  • Assist in the most thorough and accurate mapping possible.
  • Make it easy to document all observations and actions taken.
  • Provide accountability of your actions in a convenient, portable way.

These tools, combined with best practices, should help minimize potential issues in handling crossbores. You can read much more about POSM’s Crossbore Tools here.

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 Important Changes for POSM Office Users 

POSM Software just streamlined its Office programs. This change simplifies our product line and minimizes confusion. Our Office lineup has been reduced from four products to three. What does this mean for our users?

First of all, Workstation is now Workstation Engineering. This is still our Office single-user video inspection database program that runs on MS Access and stores up to 2500 inspections. The program previously known as Workstation will no longer be included free with POSM Professional. Future new customers can add Workstation Engineering for a fee, but users can easily upgrade to Storage or Server for the difference in cost at any time by contacting our Tech Support.
Click here to go to our dedicated Workstation Engineering page.

Workstation is now Workstation Engineering.

Effective immediately: If you are one of our many users who received Workstation (formerly known as Office) free with POSM Professional, you will be credited the full price of Workstation Engineering when you upgrade to Storage or Server. You will only be charged the difference! You have the option to stick with Workstation Engineering at no additional cost to you. Even though you received the program free, the full price of the program will be credited whenever you choose to upgrade. You’ll only pay the difference.

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POSM Spotlight: AIMS Companies Utilizes Talent to Best Advantage 

AIMS Companies Part 1 of 2

AIMS Companies perform an array of pipeline- and wastewater-related services for municipal and corporate clients, from CCTV pipe inspection to maintenance and repair, and more. Founded in 2005, AIMS operates across the entire US from its corporate office and 14 satellite offices, located mainly in the south and southwest region, plus Washington. AIMS most recently expanded into the southeast, with new offices in Georgia and Alabama. The key to their versatility, in the opinion of one AIMS technician, is the spectrum of talent among their employees. Team leaders tap their talent pool every day and take advantage of modern communications so experts can consult on projects all across the country.

Joshua Kerby, an AIMS engineer for over 10 years, served as the regional project manager operating out of San Leandro, California until April 2019. He’s stepped in to a new position to oversee the company’s newest branch in Georgia. He explained, ”Our division managers each bring their own unique areas of expertise. We reach out to each other whenever we need to.” Dave Alonzo agreed. “When I need assistance on municipal work, I consult Todd Smith in our Arizona office because he’s performed a lot of new construction. If I have a question about industrial cleanings, I call Steven Walker in Scottsdale, AZ, and get him involved. We utilize our expertise to function as a team ”

...experts...consult on projects all across the country.

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POSM SQL Server Now Emulates NASSCO V7 Export Exchange Databases Without Exporting

SOFTWARE UPDATE: POSM has just made it easier than ever for users of POSM Server to interact with NASSCO PACP, LACP, and MACP V7. You can now easily import or link POSM data into any city management or work order system without exporting it from POSM. Users can now link the Asset Management System, CMMS, or Work Order system directly to POSM’s videos, Images, and HTML reports, bypassing the need to import them. This streamlining of the process means POSM users can use the program with NASSCO V7 more efficiently and no longer requires that the user “double up” the data.

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