GIS Blog Series – Part 10: Regulatory Reporting Challenges

Regulatory compliance can take on many forms, but there are some common types of challenges. Learn how integrating SAP and GIS platforms can ensure all operations are executed in accordance with all regulatory requirements.

GIS Blog Series – Part 10: Regulatory Reporting Challenges 2017-12-12T19:31:13+00:00

GIS Blog Series – Part 9: Inability to Optimize Maintenance Routes Due to Lack of Spatial Data

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and GIS systems create increased efficiency and many times negate the need to travel to field locations.

GIS Blog Series – Part 9: Inability to Optimize Maintenance Routes Due to Lack of Spatial Data 2017-12-08T18:51:32+00:00

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...

GIS Blog Series – Part 8: Performing Spatial Analysis of Field Work 2017-11-09T18:31:20+00:00

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...

GIS Blog Series – Part 7: Enabling Material Traceability with GIS & SAP 2017-11-09T18:38:07+00:00

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 Systems (GIS) in conjunction with SAP. We [...]

GIS Blog Series – Part 6: The Challenge in Linking Asset Health to Environmental Factors 2017-11-09T18:06:51+00:00

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...

GIS Blog Series – Part 5: Inability to Provide Asset Data as well as Spatial Data to a Mobile Workforce 2017-11-09T19:30:24+00:00

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...

GIS Blog Series – Part 4: Challenges in planning work with ability to view spatially 2017-11-09T19:36:19+00:00

GIS Blog Series: The System of Record

Many people could say that their system of record is SAP, or that their system of record is GIS, but there’s not necessarily a way to enforce those statements without an interface. It’s more dependent on training, or people following the business process, but sometimes it’s hard to establish that business process or even enforce it.

GIS Blog Series: The System of Record 2017-08-11T12:56:07+00:00

GIS Blog Series: How to mitigate the increased risk of having incomplete information on a given asset

Any organization required to manage and separately maintain two complimentary asset management systems containing data on the same assets, one system being SAP and the other being an enterprise geographic information system (GIS), will run a very high risk of maintaining an incomplete or inaccurate view of an asset due to either system containing inaccurate, incomplete, or contradicting asset data...

GIS Blog Series: How to mitigate the increased risk of having incomplete information on a given asset 2017-08-06T12:53:32+00:00