Important Changes for POSM Office Users

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

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

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

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POSM Spotlight: AIMS Companies Utilizes Talent to Best Advantage

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

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

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

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

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

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POSM Works With Cityworks

Great news for contractors and city engineers that use POSM Software and Cityworks! POSM has refined its software so it’s easier than ever to sync POSM CCTV inspections into the Cityworks SQL Database. And chances are, the POSM Cityworks Sync Tool is already a part of the POSM Software running on your computer.

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Cityworks has a goal to unify GIS technologies for the 21st century, and is used by over 650 infrastructure clients nationally. Many cities and municipalities now require contractors to use the platform, and with good reason. Fortunately, contractors who use POSM don’t have to choose. Customers that use POSM Server and POSM Storage (our two full-feature Office products) can already merge the platforms.

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POSM Reaching Out to its Customers to Ensure Data Backup Processes

Computer KeyboardIn today’s world, a company’s most valuable virtual data is vulnerable to an array of attacks, hardware failure or accidental deletion. That’s why a reliable, consistent method of backing up data is more important than ever. Because we value our client’s data almost as much as they do, POSM Software is readying to check in with all of our customers to assess their setup and assist with a backup process that integrates with each company’s workflow. POSM has all the tools to make the backup process easy, consistent, and reliable.

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POSM to the Rescue

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Subsite Electronics West Coast Rep Sheldon Teeples shared his thoughts on how POSM Software is easy to use, and how this ease of use helps him sell equipment and makes training sessions easier. You can read our detailed profile on Sheldon by clicking here.

Sheldon also relayed a particularly memorable interaction with one of his municipality clients, a story we felt warranted special attention.

Sheldon explained that this municipality was a long-term client, and that, historically, they had not been using POSM. Sheldon himself had trained them on their previously chosen software (whose brand we will not reveal because we’re classy that way). “I told them bluntly, ‘every time you run this, you’re going to feel like an idiot. It’s designed for operators with a deep knowledge of computer programming.’”

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Subsite Rep Prefers POSM

(Sheldon Teeples profile, blog 1 of 2--Part 2 can be read here)

POSM Subsite Dealer Photo Sheldon TeeplesSheldon Teeples is the West Coast Sales Manager for Subsite Electronics. His territory encompasses Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and Arizona. His job is to demonstrate and sell Subsite equipment. Officially, Sheldon has no stake in the inspection software his customers choose. Unofficially, however, Sheldon shares strong opinions with his customers about which software he prefers. “I only talk about POSM, I only demonstrate POSM, and where I’m not locked into a contract, I only try to sell POSM.”

First and foremost, “The program [demonstrates] well, and that helps me sell camera trucks.” Sheldon’s responsibilities include training teams on using Subsite sewer cameras, presenting at trade shows, and leading classes on all things involving the cleaning of sewer pipes and storm drains. “In all of my demonstrations, I use POSM software. We’re supposed to be impartial, but I speak frankly about all software and its relative ease of use. For those with general knowledge computer skills, I tell them to stick with POSM. It’s the most user friendly software for those whose primary responsibility is to perform and turn in a great pipe inspection.”

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Vivax Push Camera in Action
vCam LogoPOSM vCam is an upgraded version of POSM Portable that is 100% compatible with the vCam push camera overlay and footage counter.
The upgrade brings Pro-like features to Portable. Operating a vCam push camera while running the POSM overlay ensures that more detailed information will be automated compared to running the vCam interface included with the camera.

One of the key benefits of the POSM vCam overlay is that the program automatically time stamps and notes the footage in the software and on the video. Whenever a tech adds an observation, this automation makes it easy for users to review and pinpoint the most important points of an inspection. Our overlay also enhances text-to-screen observations. This level of automated cross-referencing means that repair crews will never miss an important observation.

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Windows 7 and POSM 10X

Amazing how time flies when you’re taking care of business. Take those Windows 7 computers still running older versions of POSM. Sure, if your POSM tech support agreement is current, all the upgrades are free and readily available, but the process takes a few hours, so you put it off. First a few days, then a few weeks, which turn into months.

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Can you put if off any longer?

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