In 2014, as part of a program to implement the guidelines of the Enel Group, the subsidiaries Edelnor in Peru, Codensa in Colombia, Chilectra in Chile, Ampla and Coelce in Brazil started the eOrder project. Their aim was to introduce a solution to manage all those field activities related to the commercial and technical cycle processes (activities on meters and maintenance on technical assets). Endesa in Spain and Enel in Romania joined the project in 2016, while Edesur, in Argentina, followed suit in 2018, and AES Eletropaulo in 2019.
Geocall, rebranded by Enel as “eOrder”, is used for the management of teams, emergencies, alerts, notifications and Work Orders through the integration with SAP and many other different legacy systems, as well as for manually and automatically scheduling maintenance activities to field resources, who are enabled with offline functionalities on their smartphones.
The mobile app of Geocall, in particular, allows on-field technicians to visualize and take in charge Work Orders, access checklists, debrief activities, even offline, and collect signatures. Furthermore, mobile side, Geocall is also integrated with specific libraries to manage smart meters probes.
Given the multitude of companies that are involved in the eOrder project, it has been necessary to perform some adjustments and customizations to the solution, in particular for what the automatic scheduling engine and its algorithms are concerned. In this way, it has been possible to optimize FSM processes for each single player.
With the eOrder project, Enel manages and supports more than 20.000 field technicians in 6 different languages.