News Archive 2014, Q1-Q2
New Century Software presents Pipeline Compliance 101
On Thursday, June 19 at 1pm MDT / 2pm CDT, New Century Software will provide an educational webinar: Pipeline Compliance 101. Register today to better understand the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration regulations that impact pipeline operators.
Our presenter, Melissa Lawrence, New Century Software DOT Compliance Manager, will review current safety regulations, how the regulations are enforced, and how you can become compliant or improve your compliance strategy.
Pipeline Compliance 101
Thursday, June 19th
1pm MDT / 2pm CDT
Registration free but limited – sign up now!!
New Century Software Celebrates 20th Year Anniversary as Leader of GIS-based Pipeline Software and Services
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (June 3, 2014) — New Century Software, Inc., a leading provider of GIS-based pipeline software and services, announced that May 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the company’s founding.
Twenty years ago, New Century Software founder, Ron Brush, set out to help pipeline operators ensure safer energy transportation. Recognizing an early need for improved industry data standards, he started an effort with GRI to found the PODS Association in 1998 and helped establish a data model that has become the standard in the pipeline oil & gas industry. The company further anchored their position in the industry as an early partner of Esri, leveraging the Esri suite of GIS tools to provide the best pipeline GIS-enabled software on the market.
In addition to their evolving software suite, New Century Software has expanded in size, locations, and service offerings over its twenty-year history. In addition to the Fort Collins, Colorado headquarters, the company also has a location in Houston, Texas. The number of employees has doubled in recent years as subject matter experts in pipeline integrity management and regulatory compliance have been added to the team.
“Built on a strong foundation of improving data quality and data management practices, our solutions have expanded to encompass pipeline integrity management and regulatory compliance. The addition of these services demonstrates our commitment to our clients and reinforces our pledge to enable safer energy transportation,” said Ron Brush, President of New Century Software.
Earlier this year, the company released Alignment Manager, an innovative solution to correlate ILI data with the GIS centerline to get a more complete picture of the condition of a pipeline. This product is the first of a number of integrated solutions that New Century Software expects to rollout in 2014, bridging the gap between GIS data and pipeline integrity.
“2014 has already been an exciting year and we expect the momentum to continue,” Brush said. “We want to sincerely thank our clients, partners and employees for two decades of fun, innovation, growth and achievement. We’re looking forward to sharing an exciting future together.”
New Century Software Unveils Integrated Alignment Solution
New software application, Alignment Manager, integrates and aligns ILI and CIS data with the PODS GIS for improved pipeline integrity
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (May 13, 2014) — New Century Software, Inc., a leading provider of GIS-based pipeline software and services, announced today that is has released an inspection alignment application, Alignment Manager, that allows Pipeline Integrity Engineers to align inline inspection (ILI) and close interval survey (CIS) data with the PODS database. The solution replaces its legacy product, iAlign, and offers additional functionality, including a guided workflow and data mapping templates that streamline the alignment process.
“In today’s regulatory climate, the ability to use accurate integrated data to make pipeline integrity decisions is more important than ever,” says Ron Brush, President of New Century Software. “Alignment Manager allows engineers to accurately correlate ILI data with the GIS centerline to get a more complete picture of the condition of the pipeline, accelerating their ability to use that data to make key decisions.”
Alignment Manager is the most recent addition to New Century Software’s growing suite of pipeline integrity management software products. Using an intuitive visual display to integrate ILI features with the GIS and prior inspections, users can meet inspection and repair deadlines. A semi-automatic alignment process guides the user, replacing time-consuming manual alignment with streamlined workflows that are easy to learn and use.
“We develop software solutions that enable users to get their jobs done more effectively and efficiently,” says Sam Acheson, Director of Software Engineering for New Century Software. “Alignment Manager is a key application in the integrity management process adding several features that enable integrity engineers to do just that. Real-time visual alignment, tight integration with the pipeline GIS, and integration with our Integrity Management solution set Alignment Manager apart from the competition.”
Additionally, Alignment Manager offers the following benefits:
- Streamlined workflows align data points at the weld-to-weld level quickly and accurately.
- ILI data is aligned with GIS features to improve centerline quality and accuracy.
- Predefined ILI vendor templates save time and improve productivity.
- Information is validated prior to submitting it to the PODS database; ensuring data is verifiable, accurate and traceable.
Registration is Open for New Century Software's Client Conference!
Join us for the 2014 Client Conference August 4-6, 2014 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO!
This year, New Century Software is taking the annual Client Conference to a whole new level … starting with a brand new location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Located just one hour south of Denver International Airport, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort is near the majestic Garden of the Gods, offers access to eclectic shops and galleries in Old Colorado City, and provides a number of onsite outdoor activities.
Additionally, our Client Conference agenda has been developed with the goal of creating an experience unlike any other event in the pipeline industry. We’re offering the opportunity to network with industry experts, discover new ways to use pipeline GIS technology, and be the first to see innovative new products from New Century Software.
During our Client Conference, you’ll have access to the following:
- Integrity Management Sessions
- Data Management Sessions
- Usability Labs
- Focused Roundtables
- Client Success Stories
- Training Opportunities
We’re dedicated to creating a memorable experience full of learning opportunities to help you and your company succeed in pipeline integrity management.
What are you waiting for? Registration is now open! Sign up for New Century Software’s Client Conference now!
Want to elevate your conference experience?
If you are interested in participating as a speaker or panelist in the 2014 Client Conference, please submit a presentation proposal.
New Century Software Expands Integrity Management & Regulatory Compliance Professional Services
Services include Comprehensive Integrity Management Program (IMP) and Regulatory Compliance Support for Pipeline Companies
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (February 11, 2014) — New Century Software, Inc., a leading provider of GIS-based pipeline software and services, announced that it has expanded its capabilities to include comprehensive integrity management and pipeline compliance consulting services. The additional services provide New Century Software the ability to better serve clients through the incorporation of applied integrity management and compliance strategies into its software solutions.
“As we continually strive to improve, the addition of our expanded services and expertise demonstrates our commitment to our clients and positions New Century Software to continue its long-standing leadership role in the pipeline industry,” says Ron Brush, President of New Century Software.
Leading New Century Software’s consulting and services team is Mike LaMont, Vice President of Professional Services. Having served in both industry and consulting roles, LaMont specializes in regulatory compliance strategies and brings over 15 years of compliance and integrity management experience. Lamont’s experience and commitment to facilitating client success provide clients with the expertise and leadership necessary to achieve their unique goals and objectives.
“As the pipeline industry attempts to manage unprecedented growth, changing regulatory requirements and resource shortages, partnerships with solution providers are a foundational means of managing vastly expanding workloads and resource constraints. New Century Software continues to invest in both software solutions and consultants that will ensure the continued success of our clients,” says LaMont, who joined the New Century Software Team in mid-2013. “It’s a privilege to serve our clients and lead our team of remarkable and dedicated pipeline professionals, and we look forward to supporting our client’s goals and objectives.”
New Century Software’s services aid clients in the oil and gas pipeline industry with workflow and efficiency-focused solutions. The Professional Services Team’s expanded offerings include:
- Integrity Management Program and Pipeline Safety Procedural Manuals
- Risk Engineering Services
- Process Workflow Consulting
- Program Implementation and On-site Support
- Mock Audits and Gap Analysis Studies
- Regulatory Audit Support
New Century Software is Elevating Integrity Management at PPIM
In 2014, we’re bringing GIS-enabled pipeline integrity management software & services to a whole new level.
We’re kicking things off next week (February 11-13) at the Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference in Houston, TX. We’ll be exhibiting in booth #400, providing demonstrations onsite, and giving conference attendees a sneak peak at what’s new at New Century Software.
Stop by to visit us or contact us anytime to learn more about:
- Expanded Professional Services
- Innovative Process Solutions
- Compliance-focused Consulting
- New & Improved GIS Applications