Changes to Browser Security
In our March newsletter we mentioned that we will be enforcing more secure encryption protocols. This is to comply with the PCI Data Security Standard. RAMM will be deprecating TLS 1.0 and allowing only TLS 1.1 and above for secure connections. If your system administrators have not updated your clients to use at least TLS 1.1, please have them do this.
RAMM will commence this update from the Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 July 2018.
The security certificates for all RAMM web sites and web services will also be updated as mandated by our Certificate Authority. RAMM will make the changes from Thursday 26 to Monday 30 July 2018.
RAMM clients who have applied recent Windows patches and software updates should not be affected by these changes. Clients who experience any issues with connecting to our web sites or services should contact our Support Team.
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. 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.
RAMM User Group Conferences
RAMM Software hosted two conferences in 2018. The first conference was held at The Vines Resort, Swan Valley, WA, on 3-4 May. The second conference was held at Eden Park, Auckland, on 17 May. Find out more about the conferences here.
Latest from RAMM
Check the updates below to see our latest features. See how to get started with the new Asset Valuation module. Check out the Asset Valuation process and permissions. There is now a new application for managing your centrelines. You can now manage Dispatches in RAMM Map and RAMM Grid. Enjoy an introduction to Inspections in RAMM.
Getting Started with Asset Valuation
RAMM now has two parallel Asset Valuation systems and you can use the one you prefer. There is the existing one in RAMM Manager. This is described in the Asset Valuation manual and on the User Guides and manuals page of our web site. There is the new system in the Applications folder at the Menu. It is this system that I will be showing you how to use. Check out the video here (2:51).
Asset Valuation Process
You perform Asset Valuation by following the process outlined in this video. You define the valuation period, select the asset types to value, import any fair value assessments, create and populate your Road Components, set up your Asset Subtypes, run the AV calculations and analyse the results. Check out Asset Valuation Process here (3:50).
Asset Valuation Permissions
You need three different permission sets to set up and run Asset Valuation. You need Security Zone permissions, asset type permissions and specific Asset Valuation permissions. If you use UDTs, you’ll need to know about them too. If you have Full Control of the Entire Network Security Zone on a database, you automatically have permission to set up and run Asset Valuation. Learn more about AV permissions here (3:03).
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).
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 watch the video here (3:23).
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).