Rubicon Water

Confluent(TM)

Confluent

Rubicon's Confluent software transforms the way irrigation districts manage water, administer operations and serve their customers. Innovative, modular and scalable, Confluent enables you to plan, manage, deliver, invoice and communicate better, cheaper and faster while providing your customers with a world-class service.

Overview


By combining the latest internet and smartphone technology, innovative scheduling and network visualization tools, advanced remote control engineering, and an industry standard database, Confluent helps you to meet the significant challenges you face in managing your water resources.


Automate all operations and administration

Confluent consists of a core database and fundamental tools, and your choice of a number of function packs. Each pack is a collection of tools that streamlines a part of your business. For example SCADAConnect® helps you remotely manage automated devices in the field and Customer Connect enhances communication with your customers.


So whether your need is to remotely manage meters, automate water ordering, adapt to new laws, or modernize your entire district’s infrastructure, you only buy what you need. Your investment in software and training is future-proof because you can add functionality over time as your needs change or to support ongoing modernization and change.


Designed for irrigation

Unlike generic software packages designed for factories or the office, Confluent is designed specifically for irrigation districts. The software knows about water demand such as orders and rotations, about delivery operations and gates and canals and about customers, turnouts and invoices. When this information is integrated you can:
 

  1. Plan better, make smarter decisions and fewer mistakes

  2. Report using meaningful performance indicators such as overall system efficiency

  3. Calculate volumetric accumulation and determine farmer satisfaction


Irrigation also demands robust, reliable 24x7 operation, with alarm escalation and notification by phone and text or internet. Having 24 hour Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and web access helps farmers in their interaction with the district when and where they need it.


In-field tools like mobile internet to manage water deliveries and smartphone apps for meter reading are also essential for efficient management.


And an irrigation system needs to be able to scale. Thousands of devices providing real-time information covering hundreds of customers’ farms can add up to a data explosion that your system needs to handle. Confluent turns that data into information. Analysis and reporting tools help build management insight for better control and for future planning. 


Best of all, we’re here to help. With more than 15 years’ experience helping districts manage irrigation operations in 10 countries, we have the skills to quickly design and build custom modules or reports for your unique needs.


Industry-standard relational database

As the cornerstone of your information technology strategy it’s good to know that Confluent is underpinned by an industry standard relational database management system. This means Confluent is scalable, secure, open and reliable.


Scalable

Confluent expands to a virtually limitless number of users, sites, customers, orders and field measurements. And additional sites can be added while the system is online, ensuring no disruption to service.


Secure

Integration with Microsoft Active Directory is standard, and multi-level authorization tools can be configured to limit access to functions or sites. Actions are logged for auditing.


Open

Confluent can interface with your existing business applications such as accounting and asset management systems or share data with external systems such as geographic information system (GIS).


Reliable

Multiple backup and redundancy options ensure minimal downtime, with standard utilities provided for database backup and recovery, data replication, and secure data access.

 

Detail


Confluent consists of a core database and fundamental tools, and your choice of a number of function packs. Each pack is a collection of tools that streamlines a part of your business.

SCADAConnect® 

Remote management of infrastructure

SCADAConnect enables you to improve safeguards, reduce costs and enhance control of your network with real-time remote management of field equipment. More...

 

Customer Connect

Efficient customer interaction

The Customer Connect function pack streamlines the communication process, helping you get close to your customers cost-effectively. More...

 

Network Visualization

Dynamic visibility of network behavior

The Network Visualization function pack provides a visual, schematic representation of the entire irrigation network. More...

 

Orders, Rotations & Scheduling

Tools for planning of water delivery

Orders Rotations & Scheduling improves operational efficiency by automating the collection, management and planning of requests for water delivery. More...

 

Tariffs, Rates & Invoicing

Streamlined revenue generation

Tariffs, Rates & Invoicing streamlines revenue data management, allowing you to define complex tariff or rate structures. More...

 

Rights & Compliance

Water rights management

The Rights and Compliance function pack helps you take control of the complexity of managing water allocation rights. More...

 

Automatic Delivery

Automatic order confirmation & optimized scheduling & delivery

The Automatic Delivery function pack completely automates the scheduling and delivery of water. More...

 

Hydrological Data

Streamlined data collection, analysis and reporting

The Hydrological Data function pack collects, stores and organizes data from different systems and sources throughout your irrigation district and allows you to present only the high-level data. More...

 

NeuroFlo® Network Control

Intelligent automated regulation

The NeuroFlo Network Control function pack automatically controls and coordinates a sequence of gates installed at check structures along the length of a canal. More...

 

Detail


Confluent consists of a core database and fundamental tools, and your choice of a number of function packs. Each pack is a collection of tools that streamlines a part of your business.

SCADAConnect® 

Remote management of infrastructure

SCADAConnect enables you to improve safeguards, reduce costs and enhance control of your network with real-time remote management of field equipment. More...

 

Customer Connect

Efficient customer interaction

The Customer Connect function pack streamlines the communication process, helping you get close to your customers cost-effectively. More...

 

Network Visualization

Dynamic visibility of network behavior

The Network Visualization function pack provides a visual, schematic representation of the entire irrigation network. More...

 

Orders, Rotations & Scheduling

Tools for planning of water delivery

Orders Rotations & Scheduling improves operational efficiency by automating the collection, management and planning of requests for water delivery. More...

 

Tariffs, Rates & Invoicing

Streamlined revenue generation

Tariffs, Rates & Invoicing streamlines revenue data management, allowing you to define complex tariff or rate structures. More...

 

Rights & Compliance

Water rights management

The Rights and Compliance function pack helps you take control of the complexity of managing water allocation rights. More...

 

Automatic Delivery

Automatic order confirmation & optimized scheduling & delivery

The Automatic Delivery function pack completely automates the scheduling and delivery of water. More...

 

Hydrological Data

Streamlined data collection, analysis and reporting

The Hydrological Data function pack collects, stores and organizes data from different systems and sources throughout your irrigation district and allows you to present only the high-level data. More...

 

NeuroFlo® Network Control

Intelligent automated regulation

The NeuroFlo Network Control function pack automatically controls and coordinates a sequence of gates installed at check structures along the length of a canal. More...