OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE: DATA RE–USE
The Pennsylvania Department of
Transportation (PennDOT) Right-of-Way Unit
maintained real estate records using aging
mainframe computer software, which
became obsolete and costly to maintain. To
replace it, PennDOT chose Bentley’s Right-of-Way Office.
Applying that Web-based infrastructure
enhanced network connectivity, defined data
standards, and provided PennDOT customers
and partners convenient internal and external access to the system.
Right-of-Way Office not only provides a user-friendly environment, but also offers cutting-edge technology, providing necessary connections to a variety of relational databases
within the department through a graphical
user interface. Most impressive is the development of XML interface technology that
drastically improves communications on
right-of-way payment processing by way of
Pennsylvania’s statewide SAP financial system. What previously took three days to
receive payment information on now takes
just minutes to view.
The right-of-way acquisition process involves
more than 300 forms, which previously had
been completed manually on paper. Right-of-Way Office eliminated manual forms
completion and duplicate data entry.
With a final project cost of $829,000, Right-of-Way Office ultimately reduced annual
operating costs by $679,700 while providing
greater convenience to users. Comparing past
right-of-way operating costs shows that
PennDOT realized a return on investment
greater than 21 percent. ;