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Right of way software increases efficiencies

Acquisition of right of way is necessary before energy, transportation, construction and similar ambitious projects can proceed. Agreements with property owners and right of way management are essential before telecommunications, wind farms, oil and gas pipelines and solar panel fields go forward.
 
geoAMPS, a technology company in the Columbus, OH, area, specializes in software solutions to manage land rights and infrastructure assets. Right of way software, called rowAMPS, is one of a suite of software products offered by geoAMPS to bring standardization and increase efficiencies in a wide variety of industries.
Many in the industry remember when a right of way (ROW) project of size required what seemed like a mountain of paper. File cabinets and boxes of it filled offices. Oftentimes, it took days of critical staff time to locate specific documents. Such paper chases were once an inefficient, albeit necessary use of organizational resources.
 
Reliance on paper is giving way to advancements in technology. Through web-based software and easy-to-navigate dashboards, organizations can manage ROW projects and infrastructure assets in a real-time, paperless environment that enables collaboration and error reduction. This technology produces efficiencies that help ROW agents work smarter and boost the bottom line of land service companies.
 
Data migrations, a service utilized by a growing number of geoAMPS customers, are effective in helping organizations upgrade from reliance on outdated information formats, such as paper. With data migration issues, information is transferred from one source database, errors corrected, and the information is reformatted and loaded into a central repository.
 
geoAMPS introduced mobile technology to the ROW industry. The land services companies geoAMPS serves are also utilizing GIS mapping software, which can prove critical to ROW project staff in the office and in the field.
 
Efficiency in obtaining ROW and tracking property and infrastructure information is critical to keeping projects – such as a new wind farm, road, pipeline or solar panel field – on schedule and within cost parameters. Utilization of technology is key to maximizing project efficiency.
 
Web-based software is creating opportunities for efficiency that were unavailable to professionals in the industry only a few years ago. Technological advancements are happening that quickly, and geoAMPS is leading those advancements with ROW software that is setting the industry standard. 
 
Mobile technology is a game-changer for ROW agents in the field. Prior to the availability of mobile technology, ROW agents faced a variety of hurdles that complicated the process of obtaining land-use agreements and prolonged the completion of right of way projects. Special landowner requests and ingress-egress permissions were hand-written in a notebook or stored in a bulky tract file box. Title searches were done at the county courthouse. Agents had to rely on multiple spreadsheets prone to error. An agent received a new assignment on a paper record and called or emailed his supervisor to report on the progress of negotiations.
 
ROW software provides access to all project information through a central database. It features timesaving tools, such as lease management, bulk document generation, bulk update, auto reminders, scheduled reports and managing workflows.
 
Dan Liggett is Communications and Public Relations Manager of geoAMPS, a technology company in the Columbus, Ohio, area that specializes in software solutions to manage land rights and infrastructure assets. For more information, call 614-389-4871 or visitwww.geoamps.com.

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