SSP SPANS

The Complete Solution for Seamless Joint Use Integration

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What is SPANS?

THE COMPLETE SOLUTION FOR SEAMLESS JOINT USE INTEGRATION

SPANS™ (Spatially-enabled Permitting and Notification System) is an industry-leading web-based application that enables efficient communication, rigorous management, and timely and accurate reporting essential to the effective execution of utility/telecom joint use activities.

Features

SPANS IS THE COMPLETE JOINT USE COMMUNICATION SOLUTION

COMMUNICATION CHANNEL

Spans streamlines communications between internal and external parties by working as a real-time channel to quickly communicate critical information in a documented record

TIME-STAMPED COMMUNICATIONS

Spans brings accountability to joint use communication by providing dated time-stamps for every communication. Track each project’s status and pending actions and know what party has current responsibility.

SYSTEM INTEGRATION

Spans’ industry-standard rdbms facilitates integration with corporate systems through xml message generation or other export/import mechanisms.

WORKFLOW OPTIMIZATION

Spans’ workflow-based environment provides intuitive record handling and clear assignment of status and “next actor” responsibility.

CUSTOM-CONFIGURATION

Customize communication content, workflows, terminology and pick lists specific to company standards and procedures.

BILLING AND RENTAL TABULATION

Manage the billing, ownership changes, and rental implications of your joint use projects. Record and share invoices and payment status information.

SECURITY

Manage and control who is able to work within your projects. Spans allows for the customization of each user’s access to projects and data based on profile criteria.

NOTIFICATION FORWARDING

Redirect projects for review or action using spans’ intra-company and third-party communication functions.

POWERFUL SEARCH

Locate specific projects efficiently using comprehensive search capabilities. Search for projects by pole number, job number, location, and more.

GO PAPERLESS

Improve project organization and dramatically reduce correspondence time and effort associated with the transmittal of mailed, faxed, or emailed forms and drawings.

AUTOMATED ALERTS

With spans, never lose track of a project again with alert messages that can be targeted to specific users based on project type, event, and location.

REAL-TIME REPORTING

View, export and share custom-created reports detailing both the current status and history of each project.

FILE ATTACHMENTS

Upload external files to be attached to project records and accessed by involved parties using locally available applications.

Advantages

WE DON’T BELIEVE IN ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL SOLUTIONS

We understand that every situation is unique and your joint use needs are not the same as others. The SPANS advantage means that our product is configured for you – with you. Taking the time to know you, your business situation and objectives enables us to deliver options, make recommendations and provide the right solution.
Choosing SPANS isn’t choosing an off-the-shelf product; it’s choosing collaboration. Working closely with our people, we work together to configure a solution that integrates seamlessly into your company’s existing joint use operations.

Continuous improvement of the product based on changing needs and industry standards

User-friendly design and robust performance with advanced functionality

A more personal, trusted working relationship with your dedicated service team

Close collaboration with SSP partners and developers

A flexible platform configurable to your unique situation and existing process

Explore The Interface

PoleView

GEOGRAPHIC VIEW OF POLE LOCATIONS AND DATA

SPANS PoleView™ provides a visual display of customer-supplied pole and attachment data in an easy-to-use geographic environment with a Microsoft Bing Maps backdrop. The Bing Maps backdrop provides standard roadmap features including streets, railroads, landmarks, and labels. Aerial imagery is click-on, click-off based on user preference and view scale.

DISPLAY POLES ON A MAP
Add poles to a SPANS proposal with a single click.

POLEVIEW’S INFO BOX
Display detailed pole and attachment information including Ownership, Number, Height, Class, and Year.

SEARCH FUNCTIONALITY
Find and navigate to map features using Pole Number, Address, or Street Intersection criteria.

STANDARD MAP VIEWING
Standard map viewing tools, plus Proposal Extent, City Extent, County Extent, and Previous Extent make viewing and navigating a snap.

Extensions

Flexible & Adaptable

We know every business is different, so we’ve built SPANS to be flexible to best complement your process and operations. In addition to the full suite of features and benefits that are internal to SPANS, we’re proud to offer extensions as well as custom application development to ensure that SPANS provides a full solution to your joint use requirements.

Automated Pricing Function

SPANS’ architecture facilitates the recording of agreement-specific pricing for any joint use item or service. Some SPANS customers use a custom developed spans extension to calculate inter-company billing amounts associated with each pole.

Integration with GIS or Other Attachment Database

SPANS serves as a transactional database, capturing the outcomes of each joint use project. Several SPANS customers take advantage of custom-developed SPANS export functionality and use automated procedures to update attachment data in their GIS or other database. This extension of SPANS capabilities eliminates tedious back office entry of new attachment information.

Custom Applications

We’re experts and we’re listening. Our team has the capabilities in place to create custom applications to meet your needs and integrate seamlessly with SPANS to ensure it’s your all-in-one joint use solution.

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