Innovyze Retires InfoWorks WS with Launch of More Powerful Next-Generation InfoWorks WS Pro Water Distribution Systems Modeling Software

Innovyze, a global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced it has retired its InfoWorks WS software, to be succeeded by the more powerful, next-generation InfoWorks WS Pro. Current users may continue to use and receive support for InfoWorks WS until December 31, 2017.

Since its initial release in October 2016, InfoWorks WS Pro has rapidly become the water distribution systems modeling solution of choice for water utilities and their consultants around the world. Powered by 64 bit performance, this next generation of InfoWorks WS sets the scene for quantum leaps in water network modeling and management, delivering optimized solutions faster so users can easily plan and analyze more design and operational alternatives and make more informed decisions quickly. These cutting-edge capabilities enable water utilities to more rapidly innovate and develop sound, cost-effective solutions while getting more productivity and value from their existing water infrastructure assets.

A significantly more powerful version of InfoWorks WS, InfoWorks WS Pro automates many user-intensive operations, helping engineers minimize time spent creating, calibrating and simulating reliable water models and analyzing results. InfoWorks WS Pro delivers unprecedented improvements in performance and productivity, taking another big step forward toward the Innovyze vision of enterprise-wide smart water network modeling. Whether configured as a component of a corporate modeling solution or a stand-alone desktop application, InfoWorks WS Pro combines a very fast relational database, powerful hydraulic computational engine and comprehensive spatial analysis tools in a single, flexible smart water network modeling application that excels in both steady-state and extended period dynamic simulations.

InfoWorks WS Pro uses a significantly enhanced version of the InfoWorks WS computational engine, renowned for its speed with large networks and ability to cope with complex ones. A full range of simulation capabilities is standard, including dynamic water quality and sediment modeling, turbidity analysis, fire flow assessment, pipe criticality analysis, demand area and leakage analysis, energy use and cost calculations, and auto-calibration of networks. User Programmable Control (UPC) allows modelers to optimize water network operating regimes by changing state of control elements based on the status of sensors. These powerful modeling capabilities make it easier for users to arrive at fast, accurate solutions and enhance their productivity.

InfoWorks WS Pro also delivers a number of new features and enhancements that boost efficiency and improve the modeling experience. They include a completely redesigned graphical user interface with new menus, windows, toolbars and workspace; enhanced Undo/Redo support; a new Generalized Multi Run enabling parallel simulation runs for greater performance gains; and the ability to launch multiple simulation runs while others are being edited or reviewed. The new professional edition features themes for comprehensive visualization of data with the flexibility to differentiate color, symbol type, line type, thickness and visibility for different object types and other variables. More enhancements include rapid navigation for address searching via Google, Bing or OpenStreetMap, expanded modeling control, improved model validation, faster solution algorithms and more powerful post-processing. Together, these features help dramatically reduce the time and effort required to investigate and solve complex modeling questions related to water network operations and management.

“InfoWorks WS Pro is by far the best water systems modeling software we’ve ever developed for the workgroup management platform, said Mohamed Abdillahi, UK Director of Product Development. “Innovyze is committed to providing the best possible products and quality support for its users, and our product philosophy is to make bold intellectual investments in superior technologies and consistently adapt to our customers’ changing needs. This is the only way we can best serve our customers and society for the greater good. It’s all about making Innovyze not only the best in the industry but the best for the industry.”

“Water utilities around the world rely on Innovyze’s best-in-class network modeling solutions to optimize their water distribution systems and better serve their customers,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Innovation Officer of Innovyze. “InfoWorks WS Pro represents a quantum leap in the art and science of water distribution systems modeling. It is poised to dominate this important industry for the next decade and beyond. Users of InfoWorks WS can now fully leverage the increased power, flexibility, usability and cutting-edge feature set of InfoWorks WS Pro, along with groundbreaking gains in speed, to easily generate optimized solutions as quickly as possible. This is the next generation of InfoWorks WS — one that empowers engineers worldwide with unprecedented levels of water distribution system modeling and simulation flexibility. By leveraging these enhanced capabilities, water utilities and engineering consulting firms worldwide can gain a clear advantage in a competitive market, making significant strides in innovation while planning, managing, designing, protecting, operating and sustaining highly efficient and resilient hydraulic infrastructure systems.”