The Three Pillars of an Integrated Asset Management Platform [3 of 3]

The Three Pillars of an Integrated Asset Management Platform

[Post 3 of 3; Provided by Critigen]

Reporting and Analytics

chartAdding location to reporting and analytics brings new insights to organizations and is an important consideration in the overall GIS-SAP integration strategy. Specifically, the visualization of data, the availability and source of the data, and the analytic processing components are critical to the usefulness of reporting and analytics. The internet of things (IoT) is allowing for vast amounts of data related to an asset to be tracked and stored. Mashing up an asset’s condition, location, and sensor data provided through IoT can move maintenance workflows from reactive and corrective towards proactive and predictive. Each component in the reporting and analytics strategy should be considered with specificity to what is the right tool for the right job.

  • For visualization, this can be any number of tools – the deciding factor depending on skill of the user, the particular use case, and the device.
  • Reporting and analytics should be focused, concise, and accessible – too many options can overwhelm users. Targeting the technology to use cases is key to successful deployment and adoption of reporting and analytic tools.
  • Determining the data warehouse must involve consideration for data sources that can hold not both tabular and location data.
  • For analytic processing, it important to consider the type and scale of processing; the frequency and combination of data, and the specific query types that will be used.

While there is no simple answer to these reporting and analytic considerations, Critigen can provide guidance tailored to each organization’s specific use cases. For SAP™ users, HANA™ and HANA™ Spatial are platforms that should be considered for meeting an organization’s data reporting and analytic needs.


Championing the mission of systems integration across an organization is the key to establishing buy-in and success. That’s why Critigen and its partners focus on interacting with all parts of the organization to demonstrate how changes today can benefit their part of the organization tomorrow. Taking the time, financial investment, and dedication to get long-term asset management strategies in place benefit organizations in the long run. These long-term benefits include reduced maintenance costs, higher internal and external customer satisfaction, more efficient business operation, better data insights, and a nimbler, connected organizational structure. To get there takes time, effort, cooperation, and financial capital – but the long-term payoffs to an organization will return many times over the cost of the upfront investments through improved process and efficiencies.

[Post 3 of 3; Provided by Critigen]

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