Maintenance Crews Need Mobile GIS I focused on how field crews benefit from mobile GIS. 3 Reasons the Back Office Needs Mobile GIS looked at how the organization - management, IT, and back office processes - benefits from mobile GIS.
Ty van den Akker
Field GIS done well improves the bottom line. It improves data quality and worker productivity in the back office as well as for field users. Following-up to my popular post Maintenance Crews Need Mobile GIS that focused on how field crews benefit from mobile GIS, this article looks at how the organization - management, IT, and back office processes - benefit from mobile GIS.
More properly, they need the information and visuals from GIS to do their job faster, safer and more accurately. Past concerns of device capabilities, connectivity, and usability of mobile GIS have been solved, so let's take a minute to look at how field teams benefit from integrated mobile GIS capabilities.
With Critigen’s Lemur™ schedulers can see crew locations in the SAP Work Manager map view and share them with dispatch so dispatch can notify the nearest crew member of an outage or emergency.
Critigen is pleased to announce general availability of Lemur for use on Apple iOS devices including the iPad. Lemur is a geoenrichment platform that unifies the information in your asset management system with essential location information and asset information from your corporate GIS. The Lemur Platform allows field teams to complete work management workflows entirely from an Esri GIS map integrated into their Work Management app.
Critigen, the global leader in unifying GIS and SAP data, today announced Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha (M.U.D.) as the newest subscriber to its Lemur™ SaaS Platform. Offline access to data in the enterprise GIS will ensure M.U.D.’s field crews can access essential engineering and location information in the event of emergency, and in network dead zones, while reducing cellular data costs.
Critigen’s recently announced LEMUR platform for mapping in mobile apps provides great value for SAP Work Manager users and for the IT departments that support them. LEMUR provides the ultimate solution for discerning customers to deliver a high-fidelity, interactive GIS mapping experience to their field users. LEMUR automatically connects the asset data stored in GIS to the related asset data stored in SAP.
The first ever Locate conference was one of those where I will be happy to claim, “I was there!“ It was one of the most forward looking geospatial conferences that I’ve ever attended and left several big impressions.
Imagine bringing location awareness to SAP applications and enabling business users to start processes, visualize, filter and search for objects on a map. SAP GEO.e is an Engineered Service provided by SAP and it stands for the GEOgraphical Enablement of SAP. The service provides for spatially-enabled business processes in SAP Business Suite with seamless integration into Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Integrating GIS to SAP has many advantages to an organization’s GIS team, its SAP user base and the enterprise bottom line. Defining the expected benefits in your organization and understanding the requirements of integrating to SAP are the first keys to a successful integration.