Exploring erp and gis integration


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  • ERP packages are nothing more than generic representations of the ways a typical company does business. industry has its quirks that make it uniqueWhy ERP? – to increase productivity and cut down cost and improve the bottom line
  • $15 million (Highest $300 million and lowest was $400,000) Don’t expect to revolutionize your business with ERP
  • With an ability to combine a variety of datasets in an infinite number of ways, GIS is a useful tool for nearly every industry from agriculture to utilities.
  • Exploring erp and gis integration

    1. 1. Faculty of Management Author: Jinal Patel (Student, CEPT University) Dr. Gayatri Doctor (Associate Professor, CEPT University)
    2. 2.       ERP GIS ERP and GIS Integration Integration Interfaces Worldwide Cases Case Study  Cochin Port  Reliance Infra  Torrent Power
    3. 3. “techniques and concepts for integrated management of business as a whole from the viewpoint of the effective use of management resources to improve the efficiency of enterprise management.”[1] [1] Alexis Leon,2008
    4. 4.  ERP implementation time 1-3 years and cost 1-3% of the turnover and still project fails [1] ERP Vendors [1] Alexis Leon,2008
    5. 5.  “technological tool for comprehending geography and making intelligent decisions” [1]  GIS maps are interactive - layers of information to a base map [2]  Objects, Attributes and tools to manage behavior [3] [1][2] (ESRI,2007), [3] (Abou-ghanem & Arfaj,2008)
    6. 6. “Challenge is that companies implement multiple applications for a reason; each is designed to support the needs of a particular user group in performing their specific task” [1] Visualizing data maps more relevant than looking at data  Logistic : shorter order cycle, more reliable deliveries, better warehouse management and transportation cost under control [2]  Marketing : all marketing mix components [3] [1] Scribe Software, [2] (Aydin & Serman,2006), [3] (Hess, Rubin & West,2004)
    7. 7. •Utilities (water, electric, gas, waste, recycling), Waterways, Airports •Ports, Oil and Gas Production •Defense and Public Security •Service Providers (Routing and Logistics) •Real Estate, Forestry and Foreign Products •Local Governments [1] • • • • • Improve Resource Utilization Improve operational efficiency Improve workforce productivity Reduce service cost Elevate customer service and decision making [2] [1] (ESRI,2007), [2] (Abou-ghanem & Arfaj,2008)
    8. 8. Different ways of Integration [1]  1. 2. Use passive middleware 3.  Build or purchase software connectors that directly connect a given ERP and GIS package Deploy frameworks for comprehensive integration with given GIS package from ERP vendor Most successful integrations are by ESRI (World’s leader in GIS) and SAP (World’s leader in ERP) [2] [1] (Elisabeth Horwitt, 2009), [2] (ESRI, 2013)
    9. 9.  ESRI and SAP Technical Interfaces [1] 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. SAP RFC (Remote Function Calls) connectors Third-party connectors - include the Way Control Broker (CB) from Information Builders which is component-based and allows director connection to packaged and legacy back-end systems SAP generic GIS connector – is passive middleware Third-party EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) SAP EAI (Enterprise Application Interface) – e.g. SAP Exchange Infrastructure to facilitate the exchange of information in terms of protocols, connectivity and format ESRI’s partner solutions - The SICAD-APX (application exchange) is an EAI solution from AED-SICAD (an ESRI partner) [1] (ESRI, 2013)
    10. 10. • • Sivan Design – customized GIS solution with ERP Geo-ERPTM – consists of 3 platforms • LAPS - Land and Properties System • IGIS - Infrastructure Geographic Information System • CMMS - Contracts Management and Maintenance Sys [1] . (Daniela Litan, Virgolici, & Raduta, 2011)
    11. 11.  Enmax Corporation in Canada [1]  Data architecture of Oracle  Reduced redundancies and encourage cross flow of information  Germany-ivl GmbH [2]  SmallWorld GIS with SAP R/3 using product GISConnectTM  GPU Energy [3]  Virtual database and business process integration [1] (James B. Pick,2007), [2] (Litan, Velicanu, Teohari & Virgolici, 2011), [3] (Litan et. al.,2011)
    12. 12. • Autonomous body under Gov. of India • 13 million metric tons of cargo and 100 vessels • Increased demand for operational efficiency, effective facility management, security management – need for IT System!!! • Port Information System (iPINS) – SAP based ERP with the help of TCS • Operational, Financial, Estate and HR system with real time interface to Indian customs, port users, Banks and port community system of IPA • Tabular data into maps to visualize spatial data of land assets [1] (TCS Client Experience Case Study, 2009)
    13. 13. • Rinfra distribute electricity to more than 25 mn consumers across India – MP, AP, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Delhi, Mumbai • To map, model and manage its asset, maintenance and operation. • GIS with SAP (PM and CCS module) and SCADA (Supervisory control and data acquisition) – real time data analysis and updates • Helps find work order location and find related faults – reducing resolution time and increasing customer satisfaction • Field Crew – GIS based operations & maintenance application to manage outages and energy audits • Decision Makers rely on GIS for visual representation of network, facility search option, work order management [1] ESRI’s Case Study of RInfra
    14. 14. • Generation capacity of 1647.5 MW (500 MW operational) • 10 bn units of power distribution to Ahmedabad, G’nagar and Surat with 2.25 mn customer base • SAP based ERP for an entire organization • further integration with GIS and SCADA to enhance customer service level • Identifying customer’s connectivity with the Network Asset, Network Mapping, Distribution Network Modeling, Load Flow Analysis, Meter Management and Outage Management • Determining technical loss, network planning, optimization of distribution system and load forecasting [1] (BizTech2.com, 2008)
    15. 15.  Abou-ghanem, M., & Arfaj, K. A. (2008). SAP / GIS Integration Case Studies & Techniques, (966 3), 1–12.  Alexis Leon. (2008). ERP Demystified. Tata Macgraw Hill.  Aydin, A. O., & Sarman, S. (2006). A MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM  (3050267). :,  Elisabeth Horwitt. (2009). ERP and GIS integration brings spatial dimension to key business apps. Search Manufacturing ERP.  ESRI. (2007). Using GIS and SAP Table of Contents, (June).  ESRI. (2013). SAP ERP Integration Options. ESRI News for SAP.  Hess, R. L., Rubin, R. S., & West, L. a. (2004). Geographic information systems as a marketing information system technology. Decision Support Systems, 38(2), 197–212. doi:10.1016/S0167-9236(03)00102-7  James B. Pick. (2007). Geo-Business: GIS in the Digital Organization. John Wiley & Sons Inc.  Litan, D., Velicanu, M., Teohari, L. C., Teohari, M., & Virgolici, A. M. M. (2011). Business ’ New Requirement  Information Systems Integration – Methods and Technologies, 5(3). :  Scribe Software. (n.d.). CRM Integration. Retrieved from http://www.scribesoft.com/images/pdf/SuccessModelForCRMIntegration.pdf