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    • Road Management Commercial Off-The-Shelf Systems Catalog (Draft) Version 1.0 Daisuke Mizusawa Postdoctoral Researcher University of Delaware 2008
    • Disclaimer The contents of this catalog reflect the view of the author, who is responsible for the accuracy of the information presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the World Bank. ii
    • Table of Contents DISCLAIMER..............................................................................................................................................................II TABLE OF CONTENTS...........................................................................................................................................III LIST OF TABLES......................................................................................................................................................IV LIST OF FIGURES....................................................................................................................................................IV 1.INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................................................................1 2.STRUCTURE.............................................................................................................................................................2 3.PROCESS...................................................................................................................................................................2 4.COTS SYSTEMS.......................................................................................................................................................3 5.CATALOG ITEMS....................................................................................................................................................4 6.FUNCTIONALITY CRITERIA ..............................................................................................................................9 7.CATALOG.................................................................................................................................................................9 PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS................................................................................................................................10 HDM-4 Version 2................................................................................................................................................10 HERS-ST (Highway Economic Requirement System – State Version)...............................................................14 MARCH PMS......................................................................................................................................................18 MicroPAVER® 6.0..............................................................................................................................................22 PAVEMENTview®..............................................................................................................................................26 RealCost..............................................................................................................................................................30 RONET................................................................................................................................................................34 RoSy®PMS..........................................................................................................................................................38 SMEC..................................................................................................................................................................42 Stantec PMS........................................................................................................................................................46 WDM PMS..........................................................................................................................................................50 BRIDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS....................................................................................................................................53 NBIAS (National Investment Analysis System)...................................................................................................53 Pontis...................................................................................................................................................................57 Stantec BMS........................................................................................................................................................61 INTEGRATED SYSTEMS...................................................................................................................................................65 Asset Manager NT...............................................................................................................................................65 Asset Manager PT...............................................................................................................................................68 dTIMS CT............................................................................................................................................................72 HIMS...................................................................................................................................................................76 ICON...................................................................................................................................................................79 INSIGHT.............................................................................................................................................................83 8.EVALUATION.........................................................................................................................................................86 REFERENCES............................................................................................................................................................94 APPENDIX 1...............................................................................................................................................................97 iii
    • List of Tables TABLE 1. LIST OF COTS SYSTEMS.......................................................................................................................3 TABLE 2. ITEMS FOR RMS IDENTIFICATION...................................................................................................5 TABLE 3. KEY FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RMS............................................................................7 TABLE 4. COMPARISON OF PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS.......................................................87 TABLE 5. COMPARISON OF BRIDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS..............................................................90 TABLE 6. COMPARISON OF INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS...................................................91 TABLE 7. PMS RANKING.......................................................................................................................................92 TABLE 8. BMS RANKING.......................................................................................................................................92 TABLE 9. INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM RANKING....................................................................92 List of Figures FIGURE 1. ROAD MANAGEMENT CYCLE..........................................................................................................4 iv
    • 1. Introduction McPherson and Bennett (2005) recommend using “commercial off-the-shelf” (COTS) systems for Road Management Systems (RMS) as opposed to proprietary systems1 developed by consultants because of the potential advantages such as cost savings, independent implementation, short timeframe, and so on (See Box 1). A COTS system is defined as an application or system software that is marketed widely as a prepackaged product under an established commercial licensing or leasing agreement to the general pubic. The licensing agreement shall not restrict the Licensee from making the software available to other parties, including consulting or development firms in competition with the developer, as long as this access is required to meet the business needs of the Licensee and not for reverse-engineering or other similar purposes. The application or system software shall be available with adequate annual maintenance and technical support services and demonstrate an on-going development. In order to employ COTS systems in future road management projects, it is important to know what kinds of COTS systems are available in the market and what advantages and disadvantages exist in the systems. Therefore, this RMS catalog was established. This RMS catalog includes various COTS systems, as follows: (1) Pavement Management Systems (PMS), (2) Bridge Management Systems (BMS), and (3) Integrated Systems (i.e., systems which can handle multiple road infrastructure elements). The COTS systems are prioritized by a scoring system based on functionality criteria so that users of this catalog can see what systems are appropriate for their use. Box 1. COTS Systems’ Characteristics According to McPherson and Bennett (2005), there are potential advantages and disadvantages of COTS systems over a bespoke system as follows: Advantages: • Cost: The systems are usually much cheaper to buy than to develop from scratch. • Independence: Many consultants may be able to offer implementation support. • Timeframe: The systems can be implemented more quickly. • Experience: The systems have usually been implemented in a number of other client organizations for a number of years, and have therefore been subject to rigorous user testing as well as in-house testing conducted by suppliers. • Functionality: The systems often provide more useful functionality than a client originally considered. • Ongoing Development: The systems are usually continually upgraded by a supplier to respond to other client requests for enhancements. • Exchange of Ideas: The information of the systems is shared with users through user conferences held by suppliers. 1 The World Bank’s report, “Road Infrastructure Management for Three Cities in China” (Ramboll, 2007), addresses this type of road management systems as a ‘bespoke’ system built from the ground to meet the client’s detailed needs. 1
    • Box 1. COTS Systems’ Characteristics (Cont’d) Disadvantages: • Requirements: The systems’ functionality may not be exactly what is required by a client, and thus some workarounds may be needed. • Institutionalization: The systems may not have institutional acceptance since they do not reflect the current business processes of a client. • Customization: The systems with new ideas need longer time to be implemented since those suppliers have a responsibility to other clients as well. • Cost: The support and maintenance agreements for the systems are usually in the order of 12-20% per annum of their original costs. • Upgrades: The upgrade of the systems is controlled by developers, and clients are often compelled to follow the schedule to ensure future system maintenance. 2. Structure This catalog documents various road management COTS systems for road management along with the following sections as follows: • Section 3 presents the process for establishing the catalog, including five steps. • Section 4 lists road management COTS systems divided into three categories: PMS, BMS, and Integrated Systems. These COTS systems are obtained from reviewing resources such as literature and website. • Section 5 addresses catalog items based on the objectives of RMS along with road management cycle as well as the needs identified in literature. The list of the catalog items is addressed in Appendix 1. • Section 6 introduces functionality criteria used to prioritize COTS systems identified in Section 4. • Section 7 includes the catalog of COTS systems, including PMS, BMS, and Integrated Systems. • Section 8 evaluates the COTS systems with comparison tables of the systems, in terms of PMS, BMS, and Integrated Systems, and addresses a prioritization list based on the functionality criteria. 3. Process To establish this catalog, the following five steps were executed: (1) Review literature and website regarding RMS. (2) Identify road management COTS systems, catalog items, and functionality criteria. (3) Obtain information corresponding to the items and criteria from literature, website, and providers/developers. 2
    • (4) Score the COTS systems based on the criteria. (5) Prioritize the COTS systems based on the score within the categories, including PMS, BMS, and Integrated Systems. 4. COTS Systems This catalog lists most of the known available road management COTS systems in the market as shown in Table 1. Some systems are not available in this catalog due to difficulty in obtaining information from providers or developers. Table 1. List of COTS Systems Category System Provider/Developer Available in this Catalog? Pavement • Agile Assets Pavement AgileAssets No Management Analyst V5 Systems • AIM for Roads Axiom Decision Systems No • Desyroute Laboratoire Central des No Ponts et Chaussees • HDM-4 Version 2 HDM Global Yes (but not complete) • HERS-ST FHWA Yes • MARCH PMS Data Collection Ltd. Yes • MicroPAVER US Army-ERDC Yes • PAVEMENTtview® CarteGraph Yes • RealCost FHWA Yes • RONET The World Bank Yes • RoSy®PMS Carl Bro Yes • SMEC PMS SMEC Yes • Stantec PMS Stantec Yes • WDM PMS WDM Ltd. Yes (but not complete) Bridge • Agile Assets AgileAssets No Management • AIM for Bridges Axiom Decision System, No Systems Inc. • NBIAS Cambridge Systematics, Yes Inc. • PONTIS AASHTO Yes • RoSy®BMS Carl Bro No • Stantec BMS Stantec Yes Integrated • AssetManager NT AASHTO Yes Management • AssetManager PT AASHTO Yes Systems • Confirm MapInfo No • dTIMS CT Deighton Associates Ltd. Yes • Exor Highways Exor Corporation Ltd. No • HIMS HIMS Ltd. Yes (but not complete) • ICON GoodPointe Technology Yes • INSIGHT Symology Ltd. Yes (but not complete) • ROMAPS Roughton International No 3
    • 5. Catalog Items Each RMS has a different analysis objective. Basically, there are three objectives: (1) planning, (2) programming, and (3) monitoring, and these objectives are closely related to a road management cycle. Figure 1 depicts the road management cycle from planning phase to maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) phase. First, a transport agency plans capital investment in transport systems, including roads, transit, and rail, over an analysis period. In doing so, the agency conducts sketch planning to analyze system performance, costs, and impacts of transportation decisions. If the agency needs more detailed analysis, simulation models are utilized to analyze complex problems with many interactive elements. However, this requires considerable input data and a well-structured set of decision rules or repetitive runs to analyze different options (Cambridge Systematics, Inc. et al., 2005). The RMS, including the sketch planning simulation models, allow the agency to allocate a limited budget based on an optimization strategy that the agency specifies in the systems. Given the analysis results of the sketch planning and/or simulation, the agency determines a funding scheme for the capital investment in the different transport modes. Then, after the agency programs a work order based on the funding scheme using the RMS, it can already proceed to the construction phase. The RMS generate the work order that lists programmed road projects and other transport modes’ projects based on their project selection rules. Hereafter, the road projects will be implemented. . Once the road projects are accomplished, the agency operates new roads. While operating the roads, it is necessary to monitor whether road performances, such as roughness, safety, and congestion, comply with required levels over years using the RMS. The RMS allow forecasting future performances based on the current performance and characteristics of structure and/or traffic. If the road performances do not comply with the required levels, the agency needs to improve road sections/facilities/structure through the planning phase again. At this time, the agency needs to take into account the distribution of available funds to M&R in addition to the capital investment in terms of modes (e.g., roads, transit, and rail), using the sketch planning and/or the simulation that owns the optimization strategy. This road management cycle will iterate. Depending on the objectives, the analysis tools used in the RMS and/or the RMS per se will be different. Hence, it is important to address the objectives in the catalog. Some RMS may own multiple objectives because an agency may need to deal with multi-phases simultaneously. Phase RMS Objective RMS Outputs Planning Planning Funding scheme for capital (Sketch Planning/Simulation) investment and M&R Construction/M&R Programming Work order including programmed road projects Operation Monitoring Asset performance Figure 1. Road Management Cycle 4
    • In addition to the objectives, type of analysis tools, type of impact analyzed by the tools, and analysis level, have to be mentioned by the catalog to determine if an RMS is appropriate for an agency’s purpose (FHWA, 2002). Table 2 lists these items. Table 2. Items for RMS Identification Items Note System Type of Decision Planning Identify needs and solutions. Objective Support Programming Evaluate options. Monitoring Address investment versus performance trade-offs. Analysis Type of Analysis Tools Multi-Criteria Analysis Rate/rank options with respect to set of objectives, performance measures, weights, and impacts. Benefit-Cost Analysis Rate/rank options with respect to benefits and costs. Cost-Effective Analysis Rate/rank options with respect to efficiency and costs. This is appropriate when both efficiency and other measures (e.g., frequently, equity) can be quantified but where the other measures cannot be monetized (Weimer and Vining, 2004). Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Rate/rank options with respect to agency and user costs incurred over the life of a project. (Some may evaluate external costs as well.) Heuristic Decision Rules Identify the best possible option based on a problem solving rule. Type of Impact Agency Costs Costs incurred by an agency due to Analyzed the implementation of an option User Costs Costs incurred by a user due to the implementation of an option Environmental Costs Costs incurred by public due to the implementation of an option such as costs of emissions, noise, etc. Socio-Economic Impacts Impacts on socio-economic activities due to the implementation of an option Deterioration Worse condition of structures measured by performance measures Analysis Level Network-level Taking into account impacts in a whole network level Program-level Taking into account impacts in a program level (e.g., corridor improvement) Project-level Taking into account impacts in a project level (e.g., road improvement, bridge improvement) 5
    • When selecting COTS systems, it is important to ensure that an agency can accept the disadvantages of the systems identified in Box 1. Also, to select the appropriate COTS system among available systems, it is necessary for the agency to recognize whether and how much the systems possess the advantages in Box 1. Hence, the following secondary items should be addressed in the catalog (FHWA, 2002; Thomson et al, 2005): • Functionality: What kinds of function does a system have? What is needed for implementation, maintenance, and future development, with respect to functionality? o Does the system operate in Windows? o Other functionality is addressed in Table 3. • Cost: How much is the cost for the implementation, maintenance, and development? Lower costs may be favorable. o System purchase price? o Annual support costs? o Training costs? o Consultancy costs for data conversion? o Consultancy costs for system changes? • Timeframe: How long does it take for implementation? Shorter implementation timeframe is preferable, although it depends on an agency’s needs and environment (e.g., degree of system functionality and database, number of users, etc.) • Support: What kinds of support does a vendor2 provide for system implementation, maintenance and future development (e.g., customer service and workshops)? Who will support the implementation, maintenance, and development? Where, when, and how is the support provided? Specifically, o Does the vendor offer ongoing system support, including upgrades? o Does the vendor provide initial training? o Does the vendor provide on-going training? o Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? o Does support include user groups? Provision of a number of support opportunities is preferable. • Upgrade: How often is a system upgraded? How is the upgrade being done? If there are frequent updates, the system may not be robust. Hence, low frequencies of upgrades are preferable. Since some upgrades correspond to users’ requests, however, the frequency of upgrades may show the substantial degree of customer service as well. Hence, it is also important to recognize the reason why the upgrade happens. • Experience: How many and how long do clients use the system? Large number of clients and longer usage of the system are preferable. To address the functionality, this catalog applies key functional requirements for RMS (Cambridge Systematics, Inc. et al., 2005; McPherson and Bennett, 2005) listed in Table 3 for 2 Some RMS are provided with a free. Although the ‘vendor’ is not actual expression in that case, this report uses the term. 6
    • PMS, BMS, and Integrated Systems as secondary items. Given all the items addressed in this section, the required items are determined and summarized in Appendix 1. Table 3. Key Functional Requirements for RMS Requirements Question to be answered Note Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering BMS: “structure Numbering schemes particular to the client? numbering scheme” Rules and instead of “network Conventions numbering scheme” Data Does the system transform section data to the BMS: “structure(s)” Transformations automatically generated sections using instead of “section(s)” different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer Integrated systems: Inventory3 to other major assets such as bridges and this item is not other structures? available. Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display Geographic inventory and condition data against maps of Information the road network? System (GIS) User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? Requirements Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into Data a temporary staging area for verification of Loading data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of BMS: “structures” road sections? instead of “road sections” Does the system allow users to modify road BMS: “structures” section lengths while preserving integrity of all instead of “road data stored against the affected sections? section lengths” Table 3. Key Functional Requirements for RMS (Continued) 3 Since Integrated Systems can handle multiple road infrastructure elements, they system suppose to have multiple asset inventory. Hence, this requirement is not addressed in the catalog of the Integrated Systems. 7
    • Requirements Question to be answered Note Storing Network Auditing Does the system audit any changes to the BMS: “structure” road network definition? Can users review instead of “road these changes? network” Audit Trail Does the system audit all data changes, including time of change, username, and value of previous data item? Data Level Does the system have a security setup (i.e., Security update privileges) depending on user levels with respect to the type of data? Application Does the system allow other applications to Programming retrieve its data via a programming interface? Interface (not take place through direct database access) Analysis Trend Analysis Does the system produce reports/graphs BMS: “structure” showing trends in average condition (or any instead of “section” attribute of any database item) over time, for part of a section, a whole section, part of a route, or whole route? Automatic Does the system collate and summarize data Sectioning for analysis purposes based on user-defined criteria? Schematic Line Does the system produce schematic line BMS: “structures” Diagrams diagrams showing selected sections and instead of “sections” inventory items with selected attributes? Attribute 1: _____ Attribute 2: _____ Section X Road Network Does the system support different network Referencing referencing schemes (e.g., linear distance from the start of the road section, linear distance from the start of a road, distance from known location referencing points)? Report Reporting Can users generate a report based on users’ definition using GUI without reprogramming of the system? Template Survey Does the system produce template forms for Forms use by the client for performance survey? System Function Level Does the system have a security setup Security depending on user levels with respect to different application modules? Terminology and Is the system configurable to client Local conventions in the local language (e.g., Language screen labels, menu items, and reports)? 8
    • 6. Functionality Criteria The functionality criteria are used to prioritize identified COTS systems in Section 4. The criteria range from 0 to 3 as follows: 0: Absent 1: Poor 2: Fair 3: Good If COTS systems comply with the requirements addressed in the items in Appendix 1, 1 to 3 will be assigned, otherwise it will be 0. It is noted that the criteria are not applicable to the following items: • Overview, including name, description, contact person, company name, address, phone, fax, email address, web, public or private; • Costs, including system purchase, annual support, training, and consultancy costs; • Type of analysis tools, such as life-cycle cost analysis, benefit-cost analysis, and heuristic decision; and • Type of impact analyzed, such as agency costs, user costs, and emission costs. 7. Catalog The catalog of RMS, including PMS, BMS, and Integrated Systems, is addressed in the following tables in accordance with the catalog items described in Section 5. 9
    • Pavement Management Systems HDM-4 Version 2 Overview Description • A tool to analyze roadway management investment alternatives (e.g., developing new roads, improving existing roads, maintaining existing roads, applying new vehicle technologies, and implementing new funding and management approaches • HDM-4 provides three analysis functions: o Strategy analysis: predicts pavement deterioration for various funding levels and management strategies at road network, sub-network, or individual segment level over 5 to 40 years o Program analysis: prepares multi-year program of projects within resource constraints o Project analysis: analyzes costs and benefits of one or more project or investment alternative (e.g., maintenance, rehabilitation, widening, etc.) Contact Person Eric Stannard Company Name HDM Global Address Phone 10 Fax Email Address e.e.stannard@bham.ac.uk Web http://www.hdmglobal.com/default.asp Public or Private Public/private (an international consortium of academic and consultancy companies with a five-year concession awarded by PIARC)
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes Costs System purchase price? - USD 3,450 Annual support costs? N.A. Training costs? Vary Consultancy costs for data conversion? N.A. Consultancy costs for system changes? N.A. Timeframe How long does it takes for the implementation? Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 2 Yes support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Yes Does the vendor provide on-going training? Yes Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Yes Does support include user groups? No Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Since HDM-4 version 1.0 was upgrade happened? released in January 2000, HDM-4 has been upgraded versions (1.1, 1.2 and 1.3) over the following couple of years. Feedback 11 provided by users led to the further development and improvement of HDM-4 on usability and functionality. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 Since the first model was made in system? 1968, the various versions of models have been widely used in over 100 countries.
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Planning, work programming, Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? monitoring, plus preparation (i.e., refining project details) Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 Yes Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? and Conventions Data Does the system transform section data to the 3 Yes. HDM-4 has a function, Transformations automatically generated sections using “selecting sections by criteria,” different criteria? based on pavement characteristics, speed flow type, traffic volume, and geometry. Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? 12 Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 3 Yes. Road, drainage, bridge, Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and structures, traffic facilities, signs, other structures? and road furniture Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 3 Yes, but users have to modify the Requirements default numbers. Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 3 Yes. An import wizard guides a Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of user through the process of data? importing externally-defined data into HDM-4. Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of road sections? Does the system allow users to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against
    • Sources: • Kerali, Henry G. R., J. B. Odoki, and Eric E. Stannard. 2006. HDM–4 Highway Development & Management, volume one Overview of HDM-4. World Road Association (PIARC) and The World Bank. • Morosiuk, Greg, Mike Riley, and Tyrone Toole. 2006. HDM-4 Highway Development & Management, volume two Applications Guide. World Road Association (PIARC) and The World Bank. • Cambridge Systematics, Inc. 2005. Tool Summary Sheets. NCHRP Project 20-57 Analytic Tools to Support Transportation Asset Management. 13
    • HERS-ST (Highway Economic Requirement System – State Version) Overview Description A highway investment/performance computer model that considers engineering and economic concepts and principles in determining the impact of alternative highway investment levels and program structures on highway condition, performance, and user impacts Contact Person Ms. Vicki Miller Company Name Office of Asset Management, Federal Highway Administration, United States of Department of Transportation Address 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590, USA Phone 1 202 366 2173 Fax Email Address vicki.miller@fhwa.dot.gov Web http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/asstmgmt/hersindex.cfm Public or Private Pubic 14
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Windows 98/ME/NT/4.0/2000/XP • 128 MB or higher of RAM • 1000 MB of Free Disk Space • Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher • CD-ROM drive • SVGA (800x600) or higher- resolution monitor Costs System purchase price? - Free Annual support costs? Free (for an original system) Training costs? Free (for an original system) Consultancy costs for data conversion? N.A. Consultancy costs for system changes? N.A. Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 Use an installation CD-ROM or implementation? download a system file via the website. The installation is quick although it depends on users’ computer environment. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes, FHWA provides frequent 15 support, including upgrades? workshops in the United States. If Does the vendor provide initial training? you have a problem, you can ask a Does the vendor provide on-going training? contact person or a user group. Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Does support include user groups? Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Since HERS-ST was implemented upgrade happened? in 1999 as a pilot program, HERS- ST has been updated 8 times due to adding new features and correction of debugs. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 There are a number of State DOTs system? and local agencies in the U.S. Currently, Metropolitan Planning Organizations are interested in it.
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Planning, work programming, and Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? monitoring Especially, HERS-ST is used for long range planning and condition monitoring for a network level. Some agencies are using for work programming while modifying default data. Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 Client needs to determine the Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? unique ID assigned to the network and Conventions elements. Data Does the system transform section data to the 0 No. HERS-ST uses only sections Transformations automatically generated sections using in the input data (i.e., HPMS: different criteria? Highway Performance Monitoring System Data that include 98 data field in each section). Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 0 No and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data 16 from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 0 No Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 1 Yes, but users allows storing Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and limited data fields as same as other structures? pavements. Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes. HERS-ST has a GIS function. GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 0 No, but all items in the HPMS data Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the are stored. Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 3 Yes. Default numbers derived from Requirements statistical data in the national level are already assigned. Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 3 Yes Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of
    • Source: • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2002. Federal Highway Administration. Pavement Management Catalog. 2002 Edition. 17
    • MARCH PMS Overview Description • MARCHpms has been developed to comply with national standards and allows visual and machine survey data to be processed in accordance with UKPMS logic. The system is fully UKPMS accredited and Health Checked. • It allows users to define a UKPMS network, compile an item inventory and input condition surveys, either interactively, in HMDIF (Highway Maintenance Data Interchange) format from a data capture device or in Excel format. • Automatic processing is available, enabling a number of operations to be carried out including rating, treatment selection, prioritization by condition, estimating and budgeting. • Condition projections, economic ranking and the projection of network trends are standard features of MARCHpms. Contact Person Ann Popovich Company Name Yotta DCL Address Wellington House, 29 Albion Street, Leicester LE1 6GD, United Kingdom Phone +44 0 116 254 2502 Fax +44 0 116 254 2518 Email Address contact@yotta.tv Web www.yotta.tv 18 Public or Private Private
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes Costs System purchase price? - £6950 (USD 13,520) /yr +VAT Annual support costs? (17.5%) Training costs? Consultancy costs for data conversion? Consultancy costs for system changes? Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 About an hour implementation? Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes, if clients pay an annual fee support, including upgrades? (£6950/yr). This includes multiple Does the vendor provide initial training? installations, helpdesk support, Does the vendor provide on-going training? seminars, support materials, Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? upgrades. For additional fees Does support include user groups? training courses will be provided (£300/day for user; (£375/day for non-user). Bespoke training is charged at a daily rate for appropriate Yotta personnel. Yotta DCL provides all this. 19 Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Typically twice a year. Mailed to all upgrade happened? users simultaneously as CD. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 Various. Some clients have up to 4 system? users and use it off and on all year. Others have a single user who uses it during March-April to produce reports for national stats as required by government.
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Planning, work programming and Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? monitoring Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 Yes. Any scheme allowed. Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? and Conventions Data Does the system transform section data to the 0 No Transformations automatically generated sections using different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 0 No. MARCHpms holds current and condition data to an archive database? inventory only, and current and Does the system retrieve the purged data historic survey information. As from the database? network is amended, stored inventory and condition are amended with it. Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 3 Not in MARCH 3, but yes in Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., MARCH 4 Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 2 Road auxiliary assets (e.g., 20 Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and sidewalks, bicycle lanes, verges, other structures? curbs, lighting, markings, signs, etc.) Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 MARCH2 partly. MARCH4 yes. GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 2 Yes (for only assets) Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 2 Yes, where appropriate. System Requirements supplies default widths for features in processing if not entered. Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 3 Yes Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of 3 Yes road sections? Does the system allow users to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against
    • Sources: • Data Collection, 2008, 10 May. Available: http://datacollection.co.uk/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=32. • Personal Email. 2008, 29 April. • Personal Email. 2008, 18 June. 21
    • MicroPAVER® 6.0 Overview Description • A decision making tool for the development of cost effective maintenance and repair alternatives for roads and streets, parking lots, and airfields • It provides many capabilities, including pavement network inventory, pavement condition rating, development of pavement condition deterioration models, determination of present and future pavement condition, determination of maintenance and repair needs and analyzing the consequence of different budget scenarios (work planning), and project formulation. Contact Person Dr. M. Y. (Mo) Shahin Company Name US Army-ERDC Address Fort Collins, Colorado, USA Phone 1 970 377 9474 Fax Email Address m-shahin@cecer.army.mil Web http://www.cecer.army.mil/paver/Index.htm Public or Private Pubic 22
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes • Processor: 1 GHz or faster • 2GB RAM Costs System purchase price? USD 995.00 (APWA members); USD 1,095.00 (non members) Annual support costs? - Training costs? USD 600.00 (members); USD 750.00 (non members) Consultancy costs for data conversion? - Consultancy costs for system changes? - Timeframe How long does it takes for the 2 Variable depending on client implementation? resources Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 2 Yes support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Yes Does the vendor provide on-going training? Yes Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Yes Does support include user groups? No Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the MicroPAVER™ was developed in 23 upgrade happened? the late 1970s. Since then, the system has been upgraded and now it became version 6.0. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 MicroPAVER™ is currently being system? used by over 600 cities, countries, airports and private consulting firms.
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Yes Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 Yes Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? and Conventions Data Does the system transform section data to the 3 Yes. MicroPAVER™ has the Transformations automatically generated sections using Virtual Inventory option to generate different criteria? sections using user specified criteria. Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 2 The system retains all historical and condition data to an archive database? data and the user is responsible for Does the system retrieve the purged data performing regular database back- from the database? ups. Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 2 Yes. The EMS™ Image Viewer Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., manages the saving, recalling, Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of viewing, and enhancing of stored inventory items? images. Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 1 No. However, MicroPAVER™ Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and allows storing a pavement 24 other structures? inventory for a military installation or airport. Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 3 Yes. Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored Field name, type of input data, and what attributes are to be stored against system level each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 3 Yes Requirements Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 3 Yes. The database verification Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of tools verify data and report results. data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of 3 Yes on both road sections? Does the system allow users to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against the affected sections? Network Auditing Does the system audit any changes to the 3 User can make changes to the
    • Sources: • American Public Works Association. 2008, 14 May. microPAVER 6.0. Available: http://www.apwa.net/ About/SIG/MicroPaver/index.asp, Access May 14, 2008. • MicroPaver™ Website, http://www.cecer.army.mil/paver/Index.htm, Access May 14, 2008. • Shahin, M. Y. (Mo). 2007. MicroPAVER™ 6.0 User Manual. US Army Corps of Engineers. • US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, About File MicroPAVER™ 6.0 New Dimensions in Pavement Maintenance Management. 2008, 14 May. Available: http://www.cecer. army.mil/paver/Documents/AboutPaver6.0.pdf. 25
    • PAVEMENTview® Overview Description • This tool was designed based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pavement Management Methodology and SHRP Distress Identification Manual for the Long-Term Pavement Performance Project. • PAVEMENTview allows easily maintaining an accurate and up-to-the-minute segment inventory that includes inspection and maintenance information. Contact Person Keri Samson, Director of Marketing. 1-563-556-8120, ext. 6210 Company Name CarteGraph Address 3600 Digital Drive Dubuque, Iowa 52003 Phone 1 563 556 8120 Fax 1 563 556 8149 Email Address info@cartegraph.com Web http://www.cartegraph.com/ Public or Private Private 26
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes • Windows XP, 2000 or Vista Ultimate or Business edition as well as Windows Server 2000 or 2003. • 500 MHz Pentium Processor • 512 MB RAM • 800 MB HD available • CD-ROM drive • Super VGA display or higher- resolution video adapter or monitor. Costs System purchase price? - CartêGraph pricing for software licenses is based on the number of concurrent users that will be in the system at any one time. Licenses average $2,500.00 per user. Annual support costs? CartêGraph’s current 27 Training costs? implementation service rates are Consultancy costs for data conversion? $150.00 per hour for remote Consultancy costs for system changes? services and $1,450.00 per day for onsite services plus expenses. CartêGraph provides needs assessment, installation, configuration, education, data conversion, integration and system customization services. Timeframe How long does it takes for the 2 Implementations range from one implementation? week to several months depending on the availability of end-user resources and the size and scope of the implementation. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 CartêGraph offers ongoing support support, including upgrades? and upgrades. Does the vendor provide initial training? CartêGraph offers initial and ongoing training. Does the vendor provide on-going training? CartêGraph offers ongoing training via the Internet or at client site. Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? CartêGraph provides a helpdesk through our Technical Support and
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 CartêGraph’s PAVEMENTview Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? application is a Pavement Management System that supports planning, work programming and monitoring. CartêGraph’s PAVEMENTview is enhanced when used in combination with CartêGraph’s robust work management system, WORKdirector. Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 Network numbering schemes are Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? user-definable and can be and Conventions particular to the client. Data Does the system transform section data to the 3 Yes, you can use different criteria Transformations automatically generated sections using and section data to generate different criteria? pavement sections. Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 3 CartêGraph provides archiving 28 and condition data to an archive database? functions to allow users to include Does the system retrieve the purged data or exclude inventory and/or from the database? condition data from end users or for analysis modeling. Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 3 Yes, the system allows for an Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., unlimited number of electronic file Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of attachments for each inventory inventory items? record. Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 3 Yes. PAVEMENTview Plus can Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and store basic attribute information other structures? related to other assets like bridges, traffic signs, signal systems, etc. or PAVEMENTview Plus can be used with CartêGraph’s other integrated asset modules like BRIDGEview, SIGNview, SIGNALview, etc. Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes. CartêGraph has bi-directional GIS inventory and condition data against maps of read-write capabilities with ESRI’s the road network? ArcGIS mapping applications. User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 3 Yes. CartêGraph’s application Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the modules are the most
    • Source: • PAVEMENTview brochure. 2008, 13 June. Available: http://www.cartegraph.com/ downloads/Pave.pdf. • PAVEMENTview Plus brochure. 2008, 8 October. Available: http://www.cartegraph.com/ downloads/specs/pavementview.pdf. 29
    • RealCost Overview Description A instructional tool for pavement design decision makers who want learn about life-cycle cost analysis; a tool for pavement designers, which they can use to incorporate life-cycle costs into their pavement investment decisions Contact Person Nathaniel Coley Company Name Office of Asset Management, Federal Highway Administration, United States of Department of Transportation Address 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590, USA Phone 1 202 366 2171 Fax 1 202 366 9981 Email Address nathaniel.coley@fhwa.dot.gov Web http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/asstmgmt/rc2102.cfm Public or Private Public 30
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes • Windows 98 or higher • Excel 2000 • Printer • 350 MHz Pentium Processor • 128 MB RAM • 100 MB HD available Costs System purchase price? - Free Annual support costs? Free Training costs? Free Consultancy costs for data conversion? N.A. Consultancy costs for system changes? N.A. Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 Download executable file and implementation? install it. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Yes Does the vendor provide on-going training? Yes 31 Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Contact person will provide a help. Does support include user groups? Yes Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Future upgrade distributions will be upgrade happened? handled on a biennial basis available through downloads from the FHWA website. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 After the release of RealCost system? program in 2002 by FHWA, most state agencies in the United States have adopted this program for conducting their life-cycle cost analysis calculations.
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 1 Work programming by selecting Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? cost-effective projects based on life-cycle cost analysis Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 0 No. RealCost needs only project Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? design information (i.e., project and Conventions details, traffic data, traffic hourly distribution, value of user time, added vehicle time and cost). Data Does the system transform section data to the 0 No Transformations automatically generated sections using different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 0 No and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 0 No Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? 32 Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 0 No Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and other structures? Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 0 No GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 0 No Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 0 No Requirements Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 0 No Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of 0 No road sections? Does the system allow users to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against the affected sections?
    • Sources: • Federal Highway Administration Office of Asset Management, “Life-Cycle Cost Analysis RealCost USER MANUAL,” RealCost v. 2.1, May 2004. • Guven, Zeynep, Prasada Rao Rangaraju, and Serji N. Amirkhanian. 2007. Life Cycle Cost Analysis in Pavement Type Selection: State-Of- The-Practice. Initial submittal for consideration at the 2007 TRB 86th Annual Meeting for Presentation and Publication. 33
    • RONET Overview Description • A current condition assessment tool, which calculates current road network statistics and network monitoring indicators • A performance assessment tool, which evaluates the road network performance under different rehabilitation and maintenance standards (budget scenarios) and presents the consequences to the road agency, the road user, and the road infrastructure • Useful for strategic planning, monitoring the performance of the network, and enabling rapid assessments of the effects of government funding decisions Contact Person Rodrigo Archondo-Callao, Transport Anchor, EWTTR Company Name The World Bank Address 1818 H Street, NW, Washington DC, 20433-0002 Phone 1 202 473 3978 Fax 1 202 522 3223 Email Address rarchondocallao@Worldbank.org Web http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/AFRICAEXT/EXTAFRREGTOPT RA/EXTAFRSUBSAHTRA/0,,contentMDK:21528934~menuPK:4333939~pagePK:64168445~ piPK:64168309~theSitePK:1513930,00.html Public or Private Public 34
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes. RONET is implemented on a Microsoft Office Excel 2003 workbook. Costs System purchase price? - Free Annual support costs? Free Training costs? N.A. Consultancy costs for data conversion? N.A. Consultancy costs for system changes? N.A. Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 A user can download RONET from implementation? the website or install a RONET CD. The installation is quick although it depends on users’ computer environment. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 2 Yes support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? No Does the vendor provide on-going training? No Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Yes Does support include user groups? No 35 Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - To add new functions and correct upgrade happened? road age component, RONET was upgraded once in November 2007. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 1 RONET has been used by four system? Sub-Saharan Africa countries: Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda as a pilot application since 2007.
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 2 Planning and monitoring Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 0 No. RONET requires only network- Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? level data. and Conventions Data Does the system transform section data to the 0 No Transformations automatically generated sections using different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 0 No and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 0 No Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 0 No Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and other structures? 36 Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 0 No GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 0 No Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 3 Yes. The default numbers reflect Requirements average road characteristics that are applicable to African conditions. Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 0 No Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of 0 No road sections? Does the system allow users to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against the affected sections? Network Auditing Does the system audit any changes to the 0 No
    • Sources: • Archondo-Callao, Rodrigo. 2007. RONET Road Network Evaluation Tools User Guide. Version 1.0, Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program, SSATP Working Paper No. 85-A. • The World Bank, “RONET: Road Network Evaluation Tools,” Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Program. 2008, 14 May. Available: http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/AFRICAEXT/EXTAFRREGTOPTRA/EXTAFRSUBSAHTRA/0,,contentMDK: 21528934~menuPK:4333939~pagePK:64168445~piPK:64168309~theSitePK:1513930,00.html. 37
    • RoSy®PMS Overview Description • Work with road structures at the practical and theoretical levels. • An open system, which enables the user to establish, adapt and to change the system in accordance with local conditions. • Consists of a number of computer based tools for handling of pure technical as well as technical-economic tasks related to maintenance of all kinds of pavements within the sectors f road and airport. Contact Person Klavs Olsen Company Name Carl Bro Address Grontmij Carl Bro A/S, Kokbjerg 5, DK-6000 Kolding, Denmark Phone +45 8228 1482 Fax +45 8228 1456 Email Address klavs.olsen@grontmij-carlbro.dk Web http://www.pavement-consultants.com/en/Menu/RoSy/RoSyRoadSystems.htm Public or Private Private 38
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes Windows XP and Vista. Windows Server 2003. Hardware at least: Pentium 1 GHz (or better), 500 Mb RAM The RoSy BASE installation takes up approx. 40 Mb, 20-30 Mb for permanent use, and 100-500 Mb for temporary use (printouts) depending on the size and data quantity of the report. Costs System purchase price? - For a full system with all modules: 70,000 USD Annual support costs? 10 % of purchase price Training costs? 200 USD per hour Consultancy costs for data conversion? 200 USD per hour Consultancy costs for system changes? 200 USD per hour 39 Purchase price depends upon number of licenses and modules. Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 It depends very much upon the implementation? number of users and their skills. So from 2 days to 2 months. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Yes Does the vendor provide on-going training? Yes Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Yes Does support include user groups? Yes Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - A new major version every second upgrade happened? year. The new version is distributed to customers with an upgrade license. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 In Vietnam Carl Bro has installed system? 180 RoSy versions in as many regions. The project started in 1999 with 20 versions. In Europe RoSy has been used
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 The RoSyPlan module calculates Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? maintenance strategies with both unconstrained budget and several alternatives of constrained budgets. The system is able to deliver global as well as detailed information for use in planning, work programming as well as for monitoring Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 We have guidelines for road Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? numbering, which we recommend, and Conventions but the software is flexible regarding this issue. Data Does the system transform section data to the 3 Yes. Transformations automatically generated sections using In the calculation (RoSyPLAN) the different criteria? sections from the registrations can be made homogeneous depending of the settings in the system. Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 3 Data can be marked for historical 40 and condition data to an archive database? with a “Valid from”-date, but are Does the system retrieve the purged data stored in the same database. from the database? This mark can be changed back, so the data a present actual again. Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 3 Yes. All kinds of links and Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., document references. Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 3 All kind of features, which are Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and related to a road, can be stored in other structures? the database. Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 The system contains an integrated GIS inventory and condition data against maps of map viewer call RoSyMAP, which the road network? can generate and visualize all data on a road. User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 3 All types of inventory and Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the condition, but only with a pre- Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored defined attributes. and what attributes are to be stored against However there a some “free” each type of inventory? attributes, which the user can define.
    • Source: • Personal Email. 2008, 22 September. 41
    • SMEC Overview Description • The system is a tool for use by the road managers and engineer to produce optimized maintenance and upkeep works programs giving the best time for treatment intervention and the most appropriate treatment to apply. • The works program is typically optimized to achieve the maximum benefits, to the road authority and road user, across the whole network (or sub-network) while taking into consideration the yearly budget, and any other, constraints. • Alternatively, the optimization can be based on minimizing the maintenance costs only or maximizing the asset value. Contact Person Alan Boreland Company Name SMEC Address Unit 2 10-14 Wormald Street, Symonston ACT 2609, Australia Phone +61 2 6126 1900 Fax +61 2 6126 1966 Email Address alan.boreland@smec.com.au Web http://www.smec.com.au/asset/ Public or Private Private 42
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes Costs System purchase price? - Depends on tender requirements. Annual support costs? Training costs? Consultancy costs for data conversion? Consultancy costs for system changes? Timeframe How long does it takes for the 2 The software can be installed implementation? within a day. Initial training 2 weeks. Transfer of data from legacy systems to SMEC system and collection of field data will depend on current electronic dataset, the size of the network, etc. Typically this may vary from 2 to 12 months. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes, at a cost. support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Yes, as part of the installation costs. 43 Does the vendor provide on-going training? Yes, at a cost. Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Yes, in English only within business hours of the eastern sea board of Australia. Local help desk support can be established in any country as required. Does support include user groups? SMEC has several user groups within Australia and conducts conferences on a Bi-Annual basis. Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Bug fixes and patches occur as upgrade happened? required. Incremental releases occur every 6 months. Releases are made through our technical support website or via mailed CD- ROMs. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 SMEC has a wide range of users in system? about 50 different local governments in Australia. Their longest current member has been for 15 years. International sites include Yemen, Addis Ababa, and
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Yes, the system has an inbuilt Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? optimization system, but does allow for human intervention before providing a finalized works program. Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 Yes, however the alpha-numeric Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? requirements of the road id and and Conventions section id must be satisfied. Data Does the system transform section data to the 0 No. Continuous survey data can be Transformations automatically generated sections using mapped to pre-defined sections. different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 1 It does not purge data, but rather and condition data to an archive database? flag it as not current or not active. Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 3 Yes, photographs, video and Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., document references. Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? 44 Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 3 Yes, all inventory lists are Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and customizable. other structures? Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes, the system uses a GIS inventory and condition data against maps of MapXtreme GIS frontend, which the road network? relies on input from a councils GIS section User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 3 Yes, the inventory is 100% Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the customizable. For inventory items Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored such as signs, culverts etc. a and what attributes are to be stored against limited number of attributes are each type of inventory? available. Input Default numbers provided? 3 On some fields, yes. Requirements Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 2 The program is based on an SQL Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of database. This method is often data? used in the backend using Structured Query Language. However there is no GUI provision
    • Source: • SMEC website. 2008, 14 May. Available: http://www.smec.com.au/asset/pms/overview.htm. • Personal Email. 2008, 18 June. 45
    • Stantec PMS Overview Description • Stantec Highway Pavement Management Application (HPMA) is a comprehensive tool for evaluating highway networks and for developing multi-year work programs for maintenance and rehabilitation. • The system is fully customizable to meet any agency’s needs. Contact Person Charles D. Larson / Khaled Helali Company Name Stantec Consulting Address 2810 North Parham Road Suite 242, Richmond, VA 23294 USA/ 49 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2H 6M7 CANADA Phone 1 804 346 0317 / 1 716 713 2317 Fax 1 804 527 0895 Email Address charles.Larson@stantec.com / khaled.helali@stantec.com Web http://www.stantec.com/default.htm Public or Private Private 46
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes, Windows 2000 and XP Vista Costs System purchase price? - $20,000-$25,000 for a 10 seat license Annual support costs? / Training costs? $20,000 to 70,000 depending on the scope of support. Consultancy costs for data conversion? It all depends on the data available, what format it is in. Consultancy costs for system changes? It depends on what changes the clients want, some clients require no changes, other might ask for changes that are very significant and costly. Timeframe How long does it takes for the 1 Approximate 6 – 24 months implementation? depending on the degree of customization and amount of data conversion Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes, included in annual support support, including upgrades? cost. Upgrades are provided through the HPMA support 47 website. Does the vendor provide initial training? Yes, initial training is conducted on-site with the client Does the vendor provide on-going training? Yes, on-going training is provided on site and/or through web-based video conferencing Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Yes, Monday to Thursday 6:00AM – 6:00 PM Friday 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM On call Support Monday to Thursday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM Does support include user groups? Yes, the HPMA user group meets once a year at a major PMS conference that the majority of the users are able to attend (e.g. TRB) Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - The HPMA application software upgrade happened? has maintenance releases approximately once per month.
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Yes, HPMA has the ability to Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? generate multi-year optimized rehabilitation budget and strategy/treatment plans based on marginal cost-effectiveness approach based techniques for each year of the programming period. Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 Yes, HPMA has the ability to allow Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? the user to self assign their own and Conventions unique identifiers for road network. Data Does the system transform section data to the 3 Yes Transformations automatically generated sections using different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 3 Historical inventory and condition and condition data to an archive database? data can either be deleted or Does the system retrieve the purged data archived. from the database? 48 Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 3 Yes, all MS Windows objects can Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., be stored and linked to a specific Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of road section or inspection. inventory items? Roadway images can be referenced in the system including right-of-way images and pavement view images. Both single-view and multi-view functions provide the capability to view a series of images along a highway as a “movie” by specifying the time interval. Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 3 Yes, bridges and other assets can Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and be referenced as landmarks or other structures? events within the HPMA Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 3 Yes Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the
    • Source: • Personal Email. 2008, 6 September. 49
    • WDM PMS Overview Description • Manage data at the rawest level and supports reprocessing, trending, maintenance updates etc. • Incorporates all of the approved processing methods for SCRIM (Sideways-Force Coefficient Routine Investigation Machine), Deflectograph, HRM (High-speed Road Monitor), RAVS (Road Asset Valuation System), and CVI (Coarse Visual Inspection)/DVI (Detailed Visual Inspection) though the UKPMS module. Contact Person Company Name WDM Limited Address North View, Staple Hill, Bristol BS16 4NX, United Kingdom Phone +44 0 117 9567233 Fax +44 0 117 9570351 Email Address info@wdm.co.uk Web www.wdm.co.uk Public or Private Private Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes 50 Costs System purchase price? Annual support costs? Training costs? Consultancy costs for data conversion? Consultancy costs for system changes? Timeframe How long does it takes for the implementation? Support Does the vendor offer on-going system support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Does the vendor provide on-going training? Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Does support include user groups? Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the upgrade happened? Experience How many and how long do clients use the system?
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 2 Planning, monitoring Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? and Conventions Data Does the system transform section data to the Transformations automatically generated sections using different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 3 Yes Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and other structures? 51 Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? Requirements Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of 3 Yes. Network editing tools permit road sections? Does the system allow users splitting, joining, reversing and to modify road section lengths while coordinating of sections. preserving integrity of all data stored against the affected sections? Network Auditing Does the system audit any changes to the road network definition? Can users review these changes?
    • Source: • WDM Pavement Management System brochure. 2008, 20 April. Available: http://www.wdm.co.uk/pdf/PMS.pdf. 52
    • Bridge Management Systems NBIAS (National Investment Analysis System) Overview Description • A powerful modeling tool that predicts bridge preservation, improvement, and replacement needs • The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) developed NBIAS to support the creation of a national bridge strategy. • The system forecasts over 200 bridge-related performance measures for up to 50 years for various budget levels and operating assumptions. • The system uses a modeling approach originally derived from that used by the AASHTO Pontis® Bridge Management System and utilizes the National Bridge Inventory (NBI) data used by the Pontis, one Bridge Management System. • The system uses the NBI including: • bridge identification, description and location • characteristics of roadways over and under a bridge • geometric and structural characteristics • condition assessment of the deck, superstructure and substructure 53 • structural appraisal ratings Contact Person William Robert Company Name Cambridge Systematics, Inc. Address 100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA Phone 1 617 354 0167 Fax 1 617 354 1542 Email Address wrobert@camsys.com Web http://www.camsys.com/tp_planpro_nbias.htm Public or Private Public (offered by the FHWA)
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes • 128 MB of RAM • 8GB of free disc space • Microsoft NET Framework ver.2.0 • Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere ver. 9.0 • Microsoft Internet Explore ver. 5.0 or later • Microsoft Work ver. 2005 or later • DVD-ROM Costs System purchase price? Free Annual support costs? Training costs? Consultancy costs for data conversion? Consultancy costs for system changes? Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 Use an installation DVD-ROM for a 54 implementation? single computer installation. The installation is quick although it depends on users’ computer environment. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 FHWA provides initial NBIAS support, including upgrades? training on a periodic basis, but Does the vendor provide initial training? provides no ongoing training or Does the vendor provide on-going training? support for the system. Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Organizations can obtain support, Does support include user groups? training and helpdesk services through supplemental contract with Cambridge Systematics. Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Typically the system is upgraded at upgrade happened? least once every two years in conjunction with FHWA’s development of its Conditions & Performance Report. Upgrades are provided via CD-ROM. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 FHWA has used the system since system? its initial development in 1999. At least six other agencies have used
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 1 Planning (strategic planning using Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? “what-if” analysis to explore the relationship between funding and performance using a series of graphs and reports) Inventory Road Structure Does the system have structure numbering 0 No Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? and Conventions Data Does the system transform structure data to 3 Yes. NBIAS uses a set of models Transformations the automatically generated structures using called the Synthesis, Quantify, and different criteria? Condition (SQC) models for translating NBI bridge-level data into an approximation of element information. Using the SQC, the element-level conditions can be estimated. Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 0 No and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data 55 from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 0 No Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 0 No Inventory to other major assets? Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 0 No GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 0 No. Because NBIAS is a tool to Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the analyze the bridge deficiency, it Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored utilizes imported data (e.g., NBI and what attributes are to be stored against data) only. each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 3 Yes. NBIAS uses unit costs to Requirements estimate the cost of projects. The system stores one set of unit costs reflecting national averages in the US. Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 3 Yes. Since the data are derived
    • Sources: • Cambridge Systematics, Inc. 2007. National Bridge Investment Analysis System (NBIAS) User Manual Version 3.3. Federal Highway Administration. • Cambridge Systematics, Inc. 2007. National Bridge Investment Analysis System (NBIAS) Technical Manual Version 3.3. A Draft Report, Federal Highway Administration. 56
    • Pontis Overview Description A tool to store bridge inventory and inspection data; to formulate network-wide preservation and improvement policies for use in evaluating the needs of each bridge in a network; and to make recommendations for what projects to include in an agency’s capital plan for deriving the maximum benefit from limited funds. Contact Person Jose Aldayuz Company Name American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Address 444 North Capitol Street N.W., Suite 249 Washington, D.C. 2001 USA Phone 1 202 624 3610 Fax 1 202 624 5469 Email Address jaldayuz@aashto.org Web www.aashtoware.org Public or Private Public 57
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Pontis 4.4 and Pontis 5 Windows 2000/XP • Intel Pentium IV 1.8 GHz • 512 MB of RAM (Standalone); 2 GB MB (Enterprise Server) • 1024x768, 256 colors • 300MB of Free Disk Space • 8X CD-ROM drive • Sybase ASA/Oracle/MS SQL Server Costs System purchase price? - Annual Fee: USD30,000 (including Annual support costs? e-mail support for one user for one year) Training costs? Various trainings are available on the website: (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastruct ure/asstmgmt/pontis/course.cfm) Consultancy costs for data conversion? Consultant services: USD11,600 58 Consultancy costs for system changes? for 56 total hours of labor Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 Use an installation CD-ROM for a implementation? single computer installation. The installation is quick although it depends on users’ computer environment. For a workgroup application over a network, the relational database management system should be installed. A user manual and technical manual are provided. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes (Pontis Technical Notes) support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Yes Does the vendor provide on-going training? Yes Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Yes (Pontis Support Center) Does support include user groups? Yes (User Forum) Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Current version is Pontis 5.0. Since upgrade happened? the first windows version was released as Pontis 3.0 during 1995, it has been upgraded seven times to add new capabilities.
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Yes. Planning, work programming, Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? and monitoring Inventory Road Structure Does the system have structure numbering 3 Yes. There is the agency bridge ID Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? besides Pontis bridge key and NBI and Conventions (National Bridge Inventory) structure number. Data Does the system transform structure data to 0 No Transformations the automatically generated structures using different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 3 Yes. Users can export inventory and condition data to an archive database? and inspection data. Does the system retrieve the purged data Yes from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 3 Yes Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 3 Yes. Pontis can store culvert, Inventory to other major assets? tunnel or any other structure based 59 on structure units that are logical groupings of structure components having the same structural design and material. Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 0 No GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 0 No Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 3 Yes Requirements Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 0 No Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of data? Structure Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of 3 Yes. structures? Does the system allow users to modify road Yes (but the previous data of the structures while preserving integrity of all data modified structures should be
    • Sources: • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2002. Federal Highway Administration. Pavement Management Catalog. 2002 Edition. • Cambridge Systematics, Inc. 2005. Pontis Release 4.4 User Manual. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. • Cambridge Systematics, Inc. 2005. Pontis Release 4.4 Technical Manual. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). 2007. AASHTOWare® Catalog July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008. CD-ROM. 60
    • Stantec BMS Overview Description Stantec Bridge Management System Contact Person Dr. Reed M. Ellis Company Name Stantec Consulting Ltd. Address 10160 - 112 Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada. T5K 2L6 Phone 1 780 917-7000 Fax 1 780 917-7086 Email Address reed.ellis@stantec.com Web http://www.stantec.com/default.htm Public or Private Private 61
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes, Windows 2000 and XP. Vista by request Costs System purchase price? - Varies depending on version. Typical license fee is $50,000 one- time for 10 users full system. Limited versions are also available. Annual support costs? - Annual support is $10,000 /yr (International) Training costs? - Comprehensive training is provided in Client’s office, plus web based.. Training costs vary by location and training desired. Costs available on request. Two week comprehensive bridge inspection training course is available for additional cost. Consultancy costs for data conversion? - Data conversion costs vary considerably depending on the data available, format, etc. 62 Typically will capture all available inventory data. Costs available on Consultancy costs for system changes? request. Timeframe How long does it takes for the 1 2-12 months depending on degree implementation? of customization Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Yes. Typically in clients office. Does the vendor provide on-going training? Yes. Web based training is available. Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Yes email and voice support is available. Does support include user groups? Yes. Annual meeting. Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Periodic updates are provided. upgrade happened? Approximately one per year for clients on support. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 Since 2002. Beginning in Ontario system? with the Ontario Bridge Management System, there are now 8 Provinces and major municipalities managing over
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Yes. The BMS performs analyses Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? at the bridge element level, project level, and network level. Results are consistent amongst all levels. Inventory Road Network Does the system have structure numbering 3 Yes structure IDs may be defined Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? by the client. and Conventions Data Does the system transform structure data to 0 No Transformations the automatically generated structures using different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 0 No. Past inspection data is always and condition data to an archive database? preserved. Changes to data are Does the system retrieve the purged data recorded for backup purposes. from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 3 Yes. All MS Windows objects can Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., be stored and linked to a specific Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of bridge or so a specific bridge inventory items? inspection. Bridge structural drawings can be linked to bridge 63 inventory information. Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 3 Yes. Roadway information can be Inventory to other major assets? referenced. The BMS can be integrated with the data from various Pavement Management Systems. Integration is done thru GIS/mapping interface. Also results from the Stantec PMS can be integrated with the results from the Stantec BMS. Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes. A variety of GIS standards are GIS inventory and condition data against maps of available. Can be linked to the road network? Pavement Management System data. User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 3 Yes Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 0 No
    • Source: • Personal Email. 2008, 3 September. 64
    • Integrated Systems Asset Manager NT Overview Description A tool to provide analysis of investment versus performance across categories (i.e., pavement and bridge) for the highway mode using the capability to simulate work and to store simulation results (cost and performance impacts from Pontis and HERS-ST) for different budget scenarios. Contact Person Jose Aldayuz Company Name American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Address 444 North Capitol Street N.W., Suite 249 Washington, D.C. 2001 USA Phone 1 202 624 3610 Fax 1 202 624 5469 Email Address jaldayuz@aashto.org Web www.aashtoware.org Public or Private Public Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes 65 Costs System purchase price? - License: USD90,000 for member Annual support costs? agencies Training costs? Consultant services: USD11,600 Consultancy costs for data conversion? for 56 total hours of labor Consultancy costs for system changes? Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 The installation is quick although it implementation? depends on user’s computer environment. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Does the vendor provide on-going training? Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Does support include user groups? Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Once a year based on a upgrade happened? development period Experience How many and how long do clients use the 1 The first period began on July 1, system? 2007.
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 1 Planning (trade-off analysis up to Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? four asset types) Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 0 No Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? and Conventions Data Does the system transform section data to the 0 No Transformations automatically generated sections using different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 0 No and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 0 No Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 0 No GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? 66 User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 0 No Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 0 No Requirements Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 0 No. The verification should be Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of done by Pontis and HERS-ST data? while they produce analysis results. Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of 0 No. AssetManager NT uses road sections? Does the system allow users network level data. to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against the affected sections? Network Auditing Does the system audit any changes to the 0 No road network definition? Can users review these changes? Audit Trail Does the system audit all data changes, 0 No including time of change, username, and
    • Source: • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. 2007. AASHTOWare® Catalog July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008. 67
    • Asset Manager PT Overview Description A prototype designed to support short-range (one- to three-year) program tradeoff decisions. It allows the analyst to shift projects in and out of the program, and view aggregated program work accomplishments, impacts and costs. It also allows the analyst to rank projects based on user-supplied indicators and have the system automatically select a set of projects in rank order consistent with a budget constraint. Contact Person Jose Aldayuz Company Name American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Address 444 North Capitol Street N.W., Suite 249 Washington, D.C. 2001 USA Phone 1 202 624 3610 Fax 1 202 624 5469 Email Address jaldayuz@aashto.org Web www.aashtoware.org Public or Private Public 68
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes. AssetManager PT is developed as a MS Excel spreadsheet with supporting Visual Basic functions to perform calculations. A standard, off-the- shelf database could be used to store project information and provide query capabilities. Costs System purchase price? - License: USD90,000 for member Annual support costs? agencies Training costs? Consultant services: USD11,600 Consultancy costs for data conversion? for 56 total hours of labor Consultancy costs for system changes? Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 The installation is quick although it implementation? depends on user’s computer environment. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? 69 Does the vendor provide on-going training? Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Does support include user groups? Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Once a year based on a upgrade happened? development period Experience How many and how long do clients use the 1 The first period began on July 1, system? 2007.
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 1 Programming (trade-off analysis) Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 0 No. AssetManager PT uses Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? project-level information and and Conventions summaries of system-level performance information instead of section-level information. Data Does the system transform section data to the 0 No Transformations automatically generated sections using different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 0 No and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 0 No Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 0 No 70 GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 0 No Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 0 No Requirements Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 0 No Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of 0 No road sections? Does the system allow users to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against the affected sections? Network Auditing Does the system audit any changes to the 0 No road network definition? Can users review these changes? Audit Trail Does the system audit all data changes, 0 No
    • Source: • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. 2007. AASHTOWare® Catalog July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008. 71
    • dTIMS CT Overview Description • dTIMS CT poses an infrastructure database and an infrastructure management system in one complete package. • Enables users to store asset data (road, bride, rail, runway, sewer, sidewalk, signs etc.) and analyzes this data (individually or collectively) based on a variety of maintenance and rehabilitation treatment alternatives over a period of time. Contact Person Robert P. Piane, P.E. Company Name Deighton Associates Limited Address 112 King Street East Bowmanville, Intario, Canada L1C 1N5 Phone 1 905 697 2644 Fax 1 905 697 2645 Email Address Staff@Deighton.com Web http://www.deighton.com/ Public or Private Private 72
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes Costs System purchase price? $40 K Desktop, $60 K Enterprise Annual support costs? $8,300 to $12,000 depending on service Training costs? $15,000 Consultancy costs for data conversion? Depends on data; $1680 per day Consultancy costs for system changes? Depends on changes $1680 per day Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 The application itself will be implementation? installed in about 15 minutes. The whole implementation depends on user but between 5 and 18 months. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? As part of initial implementation Does the vendor provide on-going training? Yes, in the form of Webinars, On- line tutorials and consulting services. 73 Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Yes Does support include user groups? Annual User Group meeting hosted by Deighton at additional cost to support. Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - On average every three weeks to upgrade happened? take care of minor enhancements, every 2 years for major version changes. Internet updates are installed automatically for minor enhancements new software is issued at User Conferences or via FTP site for major enhancements. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 dTIMS CT combined dROAD and system? dTIMS in 2001. dTIMS CT is used by many transportation agencies as both in the US and other countries.
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Work programming and monitoring Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? Long term strategic planning is also capable with dTIMS CT as well as cross asset optimization to strategically plan for multiple asset funding. Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 2 Client needs to determine the Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? unique ID assigned to the elements and Conventions that comprise their network. Data Does the system transform section data to the 3 Deighton invented Concurrent Transformations automatically generated sections using Transformation ™ which has been different criteria? part of dTIMS CT since 1987. Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 0 No and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 3 Yes Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of 74 inventory items? Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes, includes Map Based GIS inventory and condition data against maps of Reporting module. the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 3 Yes Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 3 Yes, but users need to define their Requirements own default numbers when defining the database attributes. Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 3 Yes, if users desire. Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of 3 Yes, either on strip maps or within road sections? Does the system allow users a data view. to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against the affected sections? Network Auditing Does the system audit any changes to the 0 No
    • Sources: • Personal Email. 2008, 19 April. • deighton, Asset Management Using dTIMS C. 2008, 12 April. Available: http://www.rims.org.nz/NR/rdonlyres/34DC1E2B-8551-40F2-8C6D-5E66BD7B2CBC/20571/AMSdTIMSCT.pdf. 75
    • HIMS Overview Description • A powerful and flexible database management and analytical tool designed to meet the needs of road agencies and consultants. • Capable of storing and analyzing data on any type of asset, including pavements, bridges, culverts, fords, seawalls, buildings and traffic data. Contact Person Raj Mallela Company Name HIMS Ltd Address PO Box 27-449, Mt. Roskill, Auckland 1007 New Zealand Phone + 64 9 820 8945 Fax + 64 9 820 8946 Email Address info@hdm-ims.com Web http://www.hdm-ims.com/index.htm Public or Private Private Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes Costs System purchase price? - USD6,500 Annual support costs? 76 Training costs? Consultancy costs for data conversion? Consultancy costs for system changes? Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 Initial set up not more than 2 days implementation? Support Does the vendor offer on-going system support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Does the vendor provide on-going training? Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Does support include user groups? Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the upgrade happened? Experience How many and how long do clients use the system?
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Planning, work programming, Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? monitoring Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 Yes Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? and Conventions Data Does the system transform section data to the 3 Yes. Based on the user defined Transformations automatically generated sections using criteria, HIMS can automatically different criteria? create “sections” of road data. Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 3 Yes. HIMS integrates video and Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., other data. Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? 77 User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 3 Yes Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? Requirements Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of road sections? Does the system allow users to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against the affected sections? Network Auditing Does the system audit any changes to the road network definition? Can users review these changes? Audit Trail Does the system audit all data changes, including time of change, username, and value of previous data item?
    • Sources: • HIMS Ltd. 2008, 12 April. Available: http://www.hdm-ims.com/index.htm. • HIMS Ltd. HIMS – An Asset Management System brochure. • Thomson, A., K. Feighan, and A. Load. 2005. Pavement Management Systems Review Report. Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government. Irish Government. 78
    • ICON Overview Description A tool to manage and track the economic condition of physical infrastructure, including: pavements, pavement marking, signs, signals, intersection data, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water main system, bridges, and any other miscellaneous infrastructure assets. Contact Person Anthony J. Kadlec Company Name GoodPointe Technology Corporation, World Headquarters Address 287 E. 6th Street, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55101 USA Phone 1 651 726 2555 Fax 1 651 726 2545 Email Address info@goodpointe.com Web http://www.goodpointe.com/ Public or Private Private 79
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes Server • CPU Type: P4 2.0G or higher • RAM: 512M or higher • Windows 2000, XP Client • CPU Type: P3 1G or higher • RAM: 256M or higher • Windows 2000, XP Network • Speed: 10 Mbps or higher Costs System purchase price? - In general, the system Annual support costs? implementation costs will vary Training costs? according to the Consultancy costs for data conversion? • Extent of the project scope; Consultancy costs for system changes? • Availability of legacy data to be included in the system; • Amount of system data to be 80 collected and imported to the system; and, • Nature and extent of customization services required by the project. Timeframe How long does it takes for the 2 The timeframe for implementation implementation? will depend upon the: • extent of the project scope; • availability of legacy data to be included in the system; • the amount of system data to be collected and imported to the system; and, • the amount of customization services required by the project; A typical system implementation project can be accomplished in less than six (6) months if good quality legacy date exists. However, projects larger in scale or
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Planning, work programming, Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? monitoring Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 ICON PMS can model any user Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? defined network numbering and Conventions scheme that is particular to a given client Data Does the system transform section data to the 1 This functionality is currently under Transformations automatically generated sections using development, with estimated different criteria? delivery in Q4 2008. Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 3 Yes. When the user elects to and condition data to an archive database? delete or retire inventory and Does the system retrieve the purged data related condition data, the data are from the database? written to dedicated tables for future reference. A system report enables the user to reference and retrieve the urged data from the system for future action. Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 3 Yes. ICON PMS enables the Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., storage and display of multi-media 81 Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of objects in the following formats: inventory items? documents: *.txt, *.rtf, *.pdf; images: *.gif, *jpg, *.jpeg, *.png, *.htm, *.html; video clips: *.avi, *.mpg. Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 The ICON program features GIS inventory and condition data against maps of embedded GIS mapping the road network? functionality, which enables the user to read and write information to and from the ICON infrastructure management database through a dynamically linked, mapping interface that is integrated with the leading GIS product technologies (e.g. ESRI ArcGIS, etc.). User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 3 Yes. The ‘Customizer’ functionality Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the enables the creation of a user- Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored defined table, fields, and field types and what attributes are to be stored against and customized data entry each type of inventory? interface to store miscellaneous attribute data that is important to
    • Sources • GoodPointe Technology website. 2008, 14 May. Available: http://www.goodpointe.com/. • Personal email. 2008, 22 May. • Personal Email. 2008, 20 June. 82
    • INSIGHT Overview Description • A storage of information about the highways network, and related land and property (e.g., pavement and bridge) • Modular and multi-functional system (e.g., Asset Register & Networks module for bridges/ structure and Highway engineers, Condition Data Module for surveyors) Contact Person Scott Hutchinson Company Name Symology Ltd. Address Vanguard House, Cotswold Park, Millfield Lane, Caddington, Bedfordshire, LU1 4AJ United Kingdom Phone +44 0 1582 842626 Fax Email Address sales@symology.co.uk; scott.hutchinson@symology.co.uk Web http://www.symology.co.uk/products/solutions.asp Public or Private Private Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes Costs System purchase price? 83 Annual support costs? Training costs? Consultancy costs for data conversion? Consultancy costs for system changes? Timeframe How long does it takes for the implementation? Support Does the vendor offer on-going system support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Does the vendor provide on-going training? Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Yes Does support include user groups? Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the upgrade happened? Experience How many and how long do clients use the system?
    • Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Planning, work programming, Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? monitoring Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? and Conventions Data Does the system transform section data to the Transformations automatically generated sections using different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? 84 User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 3 Yes Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 3 Yes Requirements Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of road sections? Does the system allow users to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against the affected sections? Network Auditing Does the system audit any changes to the 3 Yes road network definition? Can users review these changes? Audit Trail Does the system audit all data changes, including time of change, username, and value of previous data item?
    • Source: • Symology website. Available: http://www.symology.co.uk/products/solutions.asp. 85
    • 8. Evaluation Given the catalog indicated in Section 7, the comparisons of PMS, BMS, and Integrated Systems are shown in Table 4, Table 5, and Table 6, respectively. The legend used for the ‘Type of Analysis Tools’ in the tables is as follows: • MC: Multi-Criteria Analysis • BC: Benefit-Cost Analysis • CE: Cost-Effective Analysis • LC: Life-Cycle Analysis • HDR: Heuristic Decision Rules Also, the legend used for the ‘Type of Impact Analyzed’ in the tables is as follows: • A: Agency Costs • U: User Costs • E: Environmental Costs • SE: Socio-Economic Impacts • D: Deterioration 86
    • Table 4. Comparison of Pavement Management Systems PAVEM HERS- MARCH Micro Real RoSy Stantec WDM Items HDM-4 ENT RONET SMEC ST PMS PAVER Cost PMS PMS PMS view Implementati- System Requirements 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 on Costs System 3,450 Free 13,520 1,095 2,500+ Free Free 70,000 Vary 2,500 (USD) Annual Support - Free - - Vary Free Free 7,000 Vary Vary Training Vary Free 580 750 Vary Free - 200/hr Vary Vary Consultancy - - - - Vary - - 200/hr Vary Vary Timeframe 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 1 Support 2 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 Upgrade Ver 6 3 since 8 since 1/1.5-2yr 1 since 2/yr since 1/2yrs 1/2yrs 2/yr 1-2/yr 2000 1999 s 2007 70s Experience 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 Score Total 12 12 10 11 12 9 12 12 10 87
    • PAVEM HERS- MARCH Micro Real RoSy Stantec WDM Items HDM-4 ENT RONET SMEC ST PMS PAVER Cost PMS PMS PMS view Functionality System Type of Decision 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 3 3 3 2 Objective Support Planning      -      Programming       -    - Monitoring      -      Inventory Road Network Numbering Rules and 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 3 3 3 Conventions Data Transformations 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 0 3 Purging of Data 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 1 3 Multi-Media Storage and 0 3 2 3 0 0 3 3 3 3 Display Other Asset Inventory 3 1 2 1 3 0 0 3 3 3 Integration with GIS 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 3 3 3 3 User-Defined Items and 0 2 3 3 0 0 3 3 3 Attributes Input Requirements 3 3 2 3 3 0 3 3 3 3 Storing Staging Area for Data 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 1 2 3 Loading Network Editing 0 3 3 3 0 0 3 3 3 3 Network Auditing 0 2 3 3 0 0 3 - 3 Audit Trail 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 2 3 Data Level Security 0 3 0 3 0 0 3 3 3 88 Application 3 3 3 2 3 0 0 3 2 3 Programming Interface Analysis Type of Analysis Tools BC, LC, MC, BC, LC, BC, CE HDR CE HDR LC HDR BC, LC CE, CE HDR HDR Type of Impact Analyzed A, U, E, A, U, E, A, U, D A, D A, D A, U A, U, D A, U, D A, U, D A, U, D SE, D D Analysis Level 3 3 1 3 3 1 1 3 3 3 Network   -   -     Program   -   - -    Project       -    Trend Analysis 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 3 3 3 Automatic Sectioning 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 3 3 Schematic Line 3 2 3 1 0 0 - 3 3 Diagrams Road Network 0 2 1 3 0 0 3 3 3 Referencing Report Reporting 0 3 2 3 3 0 0 3 3 3 3 Template Survey Forms 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 3 3 System Function Level Security 0 3 0 3 0 0 3 3 3 Terminology and Local 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 3 Language Score Total 36 45 52 69 2 6 67 61 72 Grand Score Total 48 57 62 80 14 15 79 73 82 A = Agency Costs, BC = Benefit-Cost Analysis, CE = Cost-Effective Analysis, D = Deterioration, E = Environmental Costs, HDR = Heuristic Decision Rules, LC = Life-Cycle Analysis, MC = Multi-Criteria Analysis, SE = Socio-Economic Impacts, U = User Costs.
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    • Table 5. Comparison of Bridge Management Systems Items NBIAS Pontis Stantec BMS Implementation System Requirements 3 3 3 Costs System Free 30,000 (incl. Annual) 5,000 (USD) Annual Support 10,000 Training 11,600 Consultancy Timeframe 3 3 1 Support 3 3 3 Upgrade 1/2 yrs 7 times since 1995 1/yr Experience 3 3 3 Score Total 12 12 10 Functionality System Type of Decision Support 1 3 3 Objective Planning    Programming -   Monitoring -   Inventory Road Structure Numbering Rules and 0 3 3 Conventions Data Transformations 3 0 0 Purging of Data 0 3 0 Multi-Media Storage and Display 0 3 3 Other Asset Inventory 0 3 3 Integration with GIS 0 0 3 User-Defined Items and Attributes 0 0 3 Input Requirements 3 3 0 90 Storing Staging Area for Data Loading 3 0 3 Structure Editing 0 3 0 Structure Auditing 0 2 0 Audit Trail 1 3 3 Data Level Security 0 3 3 Application Programming Interface 3 2 0 Analysis Type of Analysis Tools BC, HDR BC, MC BC, LC, HDR Type of Impact Analyzed A, U, E, D A, U, D A,U Analysis Level 3 3 3 Network    Program    Project    Trend Analysis 2 3 3 Automatic Sectioning 0 3 3 Schematic Line Diagrams 0 0 0 Road Network Referencing 0 0 3 Report Reporting 3 3 3 Template Survey Forms 0 3 3 System Function Level Security 1 3 3 Terminology and Local Language 0 3 3 Score Total 23 52 51 Grand Score Total 35 64 61 A = Agency Costs, BC = Benefit-Cost Analysis, CE = Cost-Effective Analysis, D = Deterioration, E = Environmental Costs, HDR = Heuristic Decision Rules, LC = Life-Cycle Analysis, MC = Multi-Criteria Analysis, SE = Socio-Economic Impacts, U = User Costs.
    • Table 6. Comparison of Integrated Management Systems Asset Manager Asset Manager dTIMS Items HIMS ICON INSIGHT NT PT CT Implementation System Requirements 3 3 3 3 3 3 Costs System 90,000 90,000 60,000 Vary (USD) Annual Support - - 12,000 Training - - 15,000 Consultancy 11,600 11,600 1,680/day Timeframe 3 3 3 3 2 Support 3 3 3 3 Upgrade 1/yr 1/yr 1/2yrs On-going basis Experience 1 1 3 3 Score Total 10 10 12 11 Functionality System Type of Decision Support 1 1 3 3 3 3 Objective Planning  -     Programming -      Monitoring - -     Inventory Road Network Numbering Rules 0 0 2 3 3 and Conventions Data Transformations 0 0 3 3 1 Purging of Data 0 0 0 3 Multi-Media Storage and Display 0 0 3 3 3 Integration with GIS 0 0 3 3 3 3 User-Defined Items and Attributes 0 0 3 3 3 3 Input Requirements 0 0 3 3 3 91 Storing Staging Area for Data Loading 0 0 3 3 Network Editing 0 0 3 3 Network Auditing 0 0 0 3 3 Audit Trail 0 0 3 3 Data Level Security 0 0 3 3 3 Application Programming Interface 0 0 3 3 3 Analysis Type of Analysis Tools HDR MC BC, LC BC, LC BC, HRD Type of Impact Analyzed Various A, etc. A, U A, D etc. D etc. Analysis Level 1 1 2 3 1 Network  -   - Program -  -  - Project - -    Trend Analysis 3 2 3 3 Automatic Sectioning 0 0 3 3 Schematic Line Diagrams 0 0 3 3 Road Network Referencing 0 0 3 3 Report Reporting 3 3 3 3 3 Template Survey Forms 0 0 0 3 System Function Level Security 0 0 3 3 3 Terminology and Local Language 0 0 3 3 Score Total 8 7 58 67 Grand Score Total 18 17 70 78 A = Agency Costs, BC = Benefit-Cost Analysis, CE = Cost-Effective Analysis, D = Deterioration, E = Environmental Costs, HDR = Heuristic Decision Rules, LC = Life-Cycle Analysis, MC = Multi-Criteria Analysis, SE = Socio-Economic Impacts, U = User Costs.
    • Based on the scores within the RMS categories, COTS systems are prioritized in Table 7, Table 8, and Table 9. COTS systems that do not have complete score were removed from the prioritization. Table 7. PMS Ranking Rank PMS Score 1 Stantec PMS 82 2 PAVEMENTview 80 3 RoSyPMS 79 4 SMEC 73 5 MicroPAVER 62 6 MARCH PMS 57 7 HERS-ST 48 8 RONET 15 9 Real COST 14 HDM-4 No score WDM PMS No score Table 8. BMS Ranking Rank BMS Score 1 Pontis 64 2 Stantec BMS 61 3 NBIAS 35 Table 9. Integrated Management System Ranking Rank Integrated Management System Score 1 ICON 78 2 dTIMS CT 70 3 Asset Manager NT 18 4 Asset Manager PT 17 HIMS No score INSHIGHT No score The score based on the functionality criteria described in Section 6 is useful for setting up a standard to select and implement an appropriate COTS system. However, since the scores depend on author’s subjective judgment, it is recommended that catalog users select several COTS systems in the catalog and investigate whether the systems are applicable to their agencies. The score is one measure to rank the COTS systems. The catalog users can make their own selection criteria along with the items, while taking into account their needs for road management. For example, the catalog does not consider the costs, upgrade, the type of analysis tools, and the type of impact analyzed in the score. Hence, the users may add these items in the selection criteria. Simplicity may be one selection criteria for the catalog users. Generally, simplicity is in inverse relationship to the degree of the scores addressed in the comparison tables (Table 4, Table 5, 92
    • and Table 6). It means that the COTS system with higher score is more complex. Therefore, the users need to balance simplicity and complexity when they select a COTS system. Also, the users may consider the degree of enrichment of user support and the ease of manipulation using the GUI. The COTS systems have been frequently updated to improve their functions and correct malfunctions. Hence, it is important for the catalog users to ensure that the information in the catalog is the latest by contacting the companies through their available contact information. Besides the COTS systems in the catalog, other various systems may exist in the market. Should the users find a better system in the market other than those in the catalog, they should contact the author to share this information. 93
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    • Appendix 1 This appendix documents the items addressed in the catalog. Also, the column of the application of criteria indicates whether the items are scored by the functionality criteria. Items Question to be answered Application of Criteria Overview Name of RMS No Description No Contact Person No Company Name No Address No Phone No Fax No Email Address No Web No Public or Private No Implementation System What is needed for implementation, maintenance, and future development? Yes Requirements • Does the system operate in Windows? 97 Costs Costs for the implementation, maintenance, and development? No • System purchase price? • Annual support costs? • Training costs? • Consultancy costs for data conversion? • Consultancy costs for system changes? Timeframe How long does it takes for the implementation? Yes Support What kinds of support does a vendor provide for system implementation, Yes maintenance, and future development (e.g., customer service and workshops)? Who will support the implementation, maintenance, and development? Where, when, and how is the support provided? • Does the vendor offer on-going system support, including upgrades? • Does the vendor provide initial training? • Does the vendor provide on-going training? • Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? • Does support include user groups? Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the upgrade happened? Yes Experience How many and how long do clients use the system? Yes
    • Items Question to be answered Application of Criteria Functionality System Type of Decision Support Does the system support decision making in planning, Yes Objective work programming, and monitoring? Inventory Road Network [Structure]4 Does the system have network [structure] numbering Yes Numbering Rules and schemes particular to the client? Conventions Data Transformations Does the system transform section [structure] data to the Yes automatically generated sections [structures] using different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory and condition Yes data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Storage and Does the system allow users to store and display multi- Yes Display media objects (e.g., photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Other Asset Inventory5 Does the system allow users to store or refer to other Yes major assets such as bridges and other structures? Integration with GIS Is the system integrated with GIS to display inventory and Yes condition data against maps of the road network? 98 User-Defined Items and Does the system have a graphical user interface (GUI) Yes Attributes that allows users to define the types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Requirements Default numbers provided? Yes Storing Staging Area for Data Does the system allow users to load data into a Yes Loading temporary staging area for verification of data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of road Yes sections [structures]? Does the system allow users to modify road section lengths [structures] while preserving integrity of all data stored against the affected sections? Network Auditing Does the system audit any changes to the road network Yes [structure] definition? Can users review these changes? Audit Trail Does the system audit all data changes, including time of Yes change, username, and value of previous data item? Items Question to be answered Application of Criteria 4 [ ] = BMS case 5 Only for PMS and BMS
    • Functionality Storing Data Level Security Does the system have a security setup (i.e., update Yes privileges) depending on user levels with respect to the type of data? Application Programming Does the system allow other applications to retrieve its Yes Interface data via a programming interface? (not take place through direct database access) Analysis Type of Analysis Tools What kinds of analysis tool does the system have? (Life- No Cycle Cost Analysis, Benefit-Cost Analysis, Heuristic Decision Rules, etc.) Type of Impact Analyzed What kinds of impact does the system analyze? (Agency No Costs, User Costs, Emission Costs, Life Cycle Costs, Deterioration, etc.) Analysis Level What level does the system analyze? (Network, program, Yes project) Trend Analysis Does the system produce reports/graphs showing trends Yes in average condition (or any attribute of any database item) over time, for part of a section [structure], a whole section [structure], part of a route, or whole route? Automatic Sectioning Does the system collate and summarize data for analysis Yes purposes based on user-defined criteria? 99 Schematic Line Diagrams Does the system produce schematic line diagrams Yes showing selected sections [structures] and inventory items with selected attributes? Road Network Does the system support different network referencing Yes Referencing schemes (e.g., linear distance from the start of the road section, linear distance from the start of a road, distance from known location referencing points)? Report Reporting Can users generate a report based on users’ definition Yes using GUI without reprogramming of the system? Template Survey Forms Does the system produce template forms for use by the Yes client for performance survey? System Function Level Security Does the system have a security setup depending on Yes user levels with respect to different application modules? Terminology and Local Is the system configurable to client conventions in the Yes Language local language (e.g., screen labels, menu items, and reports)?