RAMM Software is now in Takapuna
RAMM has moved. We are in our new offices at the ANZ Building, Level 1, 95 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna in Auckland. We were in our Rosedale offices for eight years. Our staff numbers are now double what they were when we moved there. This extra resource has enabled us to offer even better software and user support. For a map and other information on how to find us go here.
Welcome to RAMM Software
RAMM Software provides exceptional Road Assessment and Maintenance Management software to RCAs, their consultants and their contractors. We are committed to the continuous improvement of the RAMM suite, as our aim is to deliver to our customers, the most productive software experience, at the best possible price.
Register for the RUG Conference
In 2018 there will be two RAMM User Group (RUG) conferences. The first will be on 3rd May at the Novotel Vines Resort Swan Valley in Perth, WA. The second will be two weeks later on 17th May at Eden Park in Auckland. The RUGs are a great way to learn more about the software you use every day as well as meeting your fellow users. It is free to register and attend. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. Register for Perth here. Register for Auckland here.
The core of the RAMM Suite of Software is 30 years old this year and RAMM Software Ltd has now been developing and supporting it for the last 25 years. Sign up to our informative newsletter here.
RAMM is deployed through a hosted solution to nearly 300 clients throughout Australia, NZ and Fiji. This includes all 66 NZ Road Controlling Authorities (RCAs) and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). It is also used by engineering consultants providing services to these RCAs, numerous road maintenance contracting companies, well over 100 local authorities in WA, and by Australian RCAs such as the cities around Melbourne (VicRoads), and the cities of Adelaide and Marion in SA.
The RAMM software suite is the asset and maintenance management tool used on every publicly owned road in New Zealand and on many roads in Australia and the Pacific islands. The software is also used to manage non-road assets such as buildings and open spaces. These assets and jobs can be viewed geospatially. Users rely on our software, which combines a robust asset database with the ability to perform assessments, asset valuations, forward works programming, inspections and much, much more. Follow this link for easy answers to common user questions.
Latest from RAMM
Check the updates below to see our latest features. You can now manage Dispatches in RAMM Map and RAMM Grid. There is now a new application for managing your centrelines. Access Control is the new security permissions application for Inspections. Find your ONRC data in RAMM. Let Graeme and James show you what we’ve released in September. Enjoy an introduction to Inspections in RAMM.
Dispatches on RAMM Map and in RAMM Grid
You can now create and display Dispatches on RAMM Map and in RAMM Grid. Of coure, you will need the standard RAMM Contractor permissions. Contract Security Zone restrictions will also apply. Filtering and bulk updating will be much easier and faster with the Dispatch layer on the map and in the grid. Check out the explanatory booklet here and check out the video here (3:23).
Manage Your Centrelines
You can now manage your centrelines on RAMM Map using the new Centreline Manager application. If you receive your centrelines from a third party, the application enables you to readily compare the old with the new and to approve the one you prefer. Plus, in the near future, it will enable you to create and edit your own centrelines. New Zealand RCAs should note that they cannot receive centrelines from CoreLogic until both parties have signed an agreement. Check out the Centreline Manager here. (4:07).
Understanding Access Control
Access Control is the new security permissions application that you use to manage Inspections permissions. These can be Inspections related to a contract as well as the Inspections performed to comply with ONRC obligations. Access Control is role-based. There are default roles for you to use.Learn more about Access Control here (3:24).
ONRC Data in RAMM
ONRC Data is not yet available on RAMM Map. It is available only in RAMM. If you can’t find your ONRC Data in RAMM, watch this video. It demonstrates why you might not be able to see your ONRC data as well as some helpful hints on displaying it. Many RAMM users are not familiar with the Grid display options. So this is a good place to learn. Check out ONRC Data in RAMM here (3:37).
See What We’ve Released in September
Graeme Norman our General Manager and James Lawrence, our Software Development Manager, have combined to demonstrate the new features in RAMM. RAMM Grid columns can now be set to user-defined widths using the mouse pointer. They can also be reordered using drag and drop. Creating complex shapes on RAMM Map for items such as footpaths and berms is now easier using the Convert Line to Polygon option. Check out the new features from Sprint 10 in 2017 (5:34).
Here’s a PDF of the script if you want a copy to refer to..
An Introduction to Inspections
An Inspection in RAMM is a record of an examination of an asset or a dispatch that a Pocket RAMM operator has made. They either Pass or Fail the asset or dispatch. There is no middle ground. Here is a brief overview of Inspections. You will be introduced to creating, assigning, and performing Inspections. Please note that Access Control, which is mentioned in the video, is not available in the first Inspections release. Learn more about Inspections in RAMM here (4:13).
Adding and Assigning Inspections
You add and assign Inspections on RAMM Map. It is really easy. When you are creating Inspections, they must be associated with an Inspection Set. This defines the Security Zone and the compliance date range for the Inspections. If you want to inspect a random percentage of your assets, this is also made easy for you. Please note that Access Control, which is mentioned in the video, is not available in the first Inspections release. Check out Adding and Assigning Inspections here (6:12).
Performing Inspections in Pocket RAMM
Inspections in RAMM can be performed only in Pocket RAMM. The date and time stamp data generated for the Inspection and the Pocket RAMM GPS positioning records can prove that, yes, the Inspector really was standing next to the asset when the Inspection was performed. Inspectors can add jobs to Failed Inspections. Inspections have been optimised for contract patrols so adding jobs is a breeze if they have been set up. Check out Performing Inspections in Pocket RAMM here (5:21).