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GIS Blog Series – Part 8: Performing Spatial Analysis of Field Work

Since we have already covered the advantages of integrating GIS and SAP systems with regard to planning and executing work, this post will focus more on the benefits of spatial analysis as it applies to analyzing completed work...

By | September 29th, 2017|

GIS Blog Series – Part 7: Enabling Material Traceability with GIS & SAP

Successful implementation of a material traceability solution involves documented business processes and cross-functional coordination. Likewise, three primary applications that are critical to a robust material traceability program are GIS, an ERP system such as SAP, and a Document Management System to be the repository of key digital documents...

By | September 23rd, 2017|

GIS Blog Series – Part 6: The Challenge in Linking Asset Health to Environmental Factors

GIS Blog Series – Part 6: The Challenge in Linking Asset Health to Environmental Factors This is number six in a series of blogs designed to address Geographic Information [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|

Supply Chain & Procurement – Maintenance Services

The overall cost to perform maintenance work includes internal resources, external resources, stock materials/tools, and externally procured materials. This represents the total cost of maintaining assets. External resources or services represents a large percentage of maintenance cost...

By | September 1st, 2017|

GIS Blog Series – Part 5: Inability to Provide Asset Data as well as Spatial Data to a Mobile Workforce

For those who are sufficiently long-in-the-tooth, think back to a time before smart phones…before GPS…before mobile maps. In those days a cross-country trek, a trip to a neighboring state, or even a short drive to a new location nearby required careful planning and preparation. Even with printed maps and notes, it was still very common to become lost and then need to stop and ask a local for directions. The whole process was difficult, error-prone, and stressful...

By | August 27th, 2017|

GIS Blog Series – Part 4: Challenges in planning work with ability to view spatially

When dealing with geospatially dispersed assets, planning takes on additional importance...The good news is that when SAP and GIS are integrated effectively, geospatial planning becomes a powerful tool, not an obstacle to overcome...

By | August 18th, 2017|

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