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EWEB picks ARCOS to standardize and computerize calls for restoring water and power

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Columbus, Ohio – September 11, 2017

ARCOS® LLC has implemented its Software-as-a-Service ARCOS CallOut® and Scheduling solution at the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) – Oregon’s largest publicly owned water and electric utility – to expedite the restoration of water main breaks and power outages.

“Before ARCOS, any report of a broken water main or electric outage after normal business hours came to our Operations Control Center,” said Larry Longworth, the transmission and distribution dispatch supervisor for EWEB. “We constantly kept track of which water troubleshooter was on call, and once notified, the troubleshooter would pull a paper list of crews and spend 45 minutes or more calling crew members to assemble a team to fix a water main or lateral break.”

EWEB now relies on ARCOS to automatically track all available water troubleshooters and the crews able to respond to and restore service interruptions. Water troubleshooters carry tablets in their trucks to access ARCOS. With the ARCOS app, they make an automated callout to assemble a crew from a list of available workers, while deciding which valves to shut off or throttle down.

“With automated callout, our water troubleshooters have more time to gather equipment from the yard or study maps to restore service in the quickest, safest way,” added Longworth.

According to Longworth, the flexibility of the ARCOS solution is its strength. Until ARCOS, EWEB’s electric operations relied on 21 paper lists indicating which crews across in which groups were available for after-hours work. Each group’s list owner regularly called and emailed the EWEB Operations Center to update crew members’ availability. By recreating these lists in the ARCOS platform, EWEB’s dispatch desk has given the list owners control to electronically update and change crew status. The ARCOS solution automatically tracks these changes, including the callouts. Longworth says electronic tracking eliminated workers’ complaints about missing a call or being skipped over to work additional hours.

“I can report on and analyze anything that’s happened with a callout,” said Longworth. “Until you have ARCOS, you don’t know what you can measure.”

According to EWEB, automated callout has saved labor every step of the way. While the utility acknowledges it is tougher to measure the impact on CAIDI, Longworth estimates it is conceivable EWEB has reduced that number by five to 10 minutes with ARCOS.

“ARCOS customer support is exceptional, too,” added Longworth. “Around the clock, people are there who can answer our questions about the system and get us back on track quickly.”

About ARCOS LLC

ARCOS is the North American leader in delivering resource management SaaS solutions to the utility industry. ARCOS automates crew assembly and resource management daily and during emergencies, ultimately helping to restore energy faster, yet safely, to communities. The award-winning solution helps utilities save time and money, while improving customer satisfaction. Learn more about ARCOS resource management software at www.arcos-inc.com. ARCOS CallOut® and ARCOS Crew Manager® are registered trademarks of ARCOS LLC.

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ARCOS named to Inc. 5000 list for fourth straight year

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Columbus, Ohio – August 21, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, Inc. magazine has named ARCOS® LLC to the Inc. 5000, a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. This year, ARCOS ranked No. 3,036 on the list, a move up of nearly 400 places from its ranking last year. ARCOS is the North American leader in delivering crew callout and resource management SaaS solutions to the utility industry, which relies on the Ohio-based company to help utility managers and crews respond to major events, restore service and report on the outcomes.

According to Inc. Media, “Companies that made the list, on average, have grown sixfold since 2013. A mere one in ten have made the list four times.”

“Our three-year growth is 109 percent, which is a testament to the dedication and customer focus everyone at ARCOS brings to our clients every day,” says ARCOS CEO Bruce Duff.

The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on this year’s list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, is at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million.

About Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

About ARCOS LLC

ARCOS is the North American leader in delivering crew callout and crew management SaaS solutions to the utility industry. ARCOS automates crew assembly and management daily and during emergencies, ultimately helping to restore energy faster, yet safely, to communities. The award-winning solution helps utilities save time and money, while improving customer satisfaction. Learn more about ARCOS emergency resource management software at www.arcos-inc.com.  ARCOS and Crew Manager are registered trademarks of ARCOS LLC.

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ARCOS acquires utility services division of Macrosoft  

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Columbus, Ohio – July 25, 2017

ARCOS® LLC has acquired the utility services division of Parsippany,
N.J.‐based Macrosoft, including the New Jersey company’s Resources on‐Demand (RoD) software and its
weather and utility news portal named Outagecentral.com.

“Macrosoft’s utility division aligns with how we help utilities across North America locate, assign and
track crews and resources,” says Bruce Duff, chief executive officer of ARCOS. “Our mission is giving any
size utility the technology solutions to respond to events, restore service safely and report on the
outcome. Macrosoft’s utility division adds to the ARCOS solution platform for resource management
that enables utilities to manage events large and small that occur daily.”

Resources on‐Demand customers will continue to receive support and maintenance for their product
from ARCOS.  Jason Singer, director of Macrosoft’s Utility Services Division, will join the ARCOS team as
director of resource management services along with those who developed and support the Resources
on‐Demand product.

“The RoD development and support team are excited to become employees of ARCOS,” says Singer.
“The combination of Macrosoft’s utility services division and ARCOS is well positioned to lead the utility
industry in providing state‐of‐the‐art resource management solutions.”

Macrosoft’s Resources on‐Demand software tracks and supports logistics requests during large‐scale
restoration events. ARCOS will draw from the features and functionality of RoD to aid utility managers
who want to more efficiently link crews with the equipment, lodging and other logistics needed for daily
work and service restoration in the wake of major events. ARCOS intends to leverage features and
functionality from Resources on‐Demand and ARCOS Crew Manager® to provide enhanced capabilities to
customers.

The Macrosoft product complements the ARCOS Resource Management platform, which provides
solutions for:  automated resource call outs, crew and mutual assistance management, mobile field
damage assessments, routine field inspections and resource tracking. The ARCOS Resource
Management platform enables utilities to use one system to manage “blue sky” as well as emergency
events requiring internal and external resources.

ARCOS counts more than 130 utilities as customers including America’s top 25 largest electric and gas
utilities that impact 87 percent of all U.S. electric consumers.

 

If you have questions about the acquisition, please refer to our F.A.Q. document or  contact us.

About ARCOS LLC
ARCOS is the North American leader in delivering Resource Management SaaS solutions to the utility
industry. ARCOS automates crew assembly and resource management daily and during emergencies,
ultimately helping to restore energy faster, yet safely, to communities. The award‐winning solution
helps utilities save time and money, while improving customer satisfaction. Learn more about ARCOS
resource management software at www.arcos‐inc.com.  ARCOS CallOut® and ARCOS Crew Manager®
are registered trademarks of ARCOS LLC.

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