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York County Natural Gas Authority Wins Gold with FuturaGIS

Atlanta, GA, October 2014—Futura Systems, Inc., York County Natural Gas Authority in Rock Hill, SC chooses Futura GIS.

Earlier this year York County Natural Gas Authority (YCNGA) was awarded a silver designation from the American Public Gas Association for demonstrating excellence in the industry. The System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) award is based on four operational areas: worker safety, workforce development, system integrity and system improvement. This prestigious recognition was given to only nine natural gas providers in the country.

Now, York County Natural Gas Authority doubles its win with a gold, Esri Gold that is, by choosing FuturaGIS Mapping and Asset Tracker.  An Esri Gold partner, Futura offers innovative mapping solutions to meet the emerging needs of the natural gas industry.  The dynamic GIS solution is a user friendly mapping, asset and data management tool to aid in revolutionizing the engineering workflow in every aspect.  Synchronicity will stream thru every department of the Authority allowing system wide communication through a single point of data entry. 

“The Futura partnership, along with the underlying Esri technology, will allow us to better visualize data across departments and better serve the customers’ needs in a shorter amount of time.  Also, getting all of the existing data out of scattered legacy systems will better equip us to take advantage of new technologies as they become available.  All of this translates into increased efficiency which will reduce operational costs.  We are a non-profit so any money we save is transferred to the customers in the form of low energy rates,” says John Turner, Information Technology Director for York County Natural Gas Authority.  “Also, being able to have greater visibility into our system will better help us identify problems before they arise and provide more timely notifications when service impacting events do occur.”

The goal of York County Natural Gas Authority is to be a champion to its customers by offering gold medal service.  With partners like Futura Systems, YCNGA will cross the finish line way ahead of the competition.

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About York County Natural Gas Authority
York County Natural Gas Authority was created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1954 as a not-for-profit corporation and is governed by a ten member board.  Today, YCNGA serves approximately 54,000 meters and maintains over 1,000 miles of distribution mains.  For more than 50 years, YCNGA has served residents in York County and the Northeast portion of Cherokee County. Learn more at: www.ycnga.com.

About Futura Systems, Inc.
Futura Systems provides enterprise utility GIS solutions to hundreds of electric membership cooperatives, electric municipal systems, and other utility providers across the United States.  As an Esri Gold Business Partner, Futura Systems excels at employing the ArcGIS foundation to develop mapping, staking and outage management tools that deliver powerful, user friendly functionality. Learn more at: www.futuragis.com.

About Esri
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.

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Nichole Eshbaugh
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Futura Systems, Inc.
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