SAP GIS


SAP Supply Chain: GIS

For an effective problem-solving tool, organizations should consider driving their business from a sophisticated map. This will improve decision-making and compliance by combining operational business data with geographic information.

GIS Defined

A geographic information system (GIS) creates, captures, manages, analyzes, and displays all forms of geographically referenced information. The key word is geography, meaning some portion of the data is spatial. GIS relies on data creation that is a multi-stage process, requiring management to create a reliable, accurate database. Adding geospatial data to the technical data for a holistic picture provides simple, intuitive, and map-based navigation.

Key capabilities include:

SAP Supply Chain: GIS

For an effective problem-solving tool, organizations should consider driving their business from a sophisticated map. This will improve decision-making and compliance by combining operational business data with geographic information.

GIS Defined

A geographic information system (GIS) creates, captures, manages, analyzes, and displays all forms of geographically referenced information. The key word is geography, meaning some portion of the data is spatial. GIS relies on data creation that is a multi-stage process, requiring management to create a reliable, accurate database. Adding geospatial data to the technical data for a holistic picture provides simple, intuitive, and map-based navigation.

Key capabilities include:

  • Standalone web-based geometry explorer: Use results to initiate business processes from the map
  • Standalone geometry editor: Support points, lines, polygons, and time-dependent geometries for enabled objects
  • Customization of geospatially enabled solutions: Adjust or personalize user interfaces
  • Federation of GIS data: Spatial business data from GIS applications, preconfigured support for Esri ArcGIS

GIS is used as a tool for problem solving and decision making through the visualization of data in a spatial environment. This is a powerful tool for a complete holistic analysis. It includes relationships between locations, where features exist, what is happening in an area, or how an area has changed over time.

Benefits are:

  1. Improve return on assets: Prioritize work, scheduled outages, and increase asset reliability
  2. Minimize operational risk: Enhance the power of data to solidify decision making and compliance
  3. Increase workforce productivity: Increase performance by maps enriched with federated GIS data layers

Vendor partner that can provide GIS capabilities include: SAP and Google.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders are:

  • Realize geospatial analysis in SAP Analytics Cloud. Learn how features enable companies to make strategic decisions by quickly detecting patterns and anomalies. Get insights into what their data means in various spatial contexts.
  • Tips for leveraging SAP Data Services 4.2 by incorporating geographical information to enrich your data. Anurag Barua shares an article about one of the most underused areas of SAP Data Services: its capability to not only add a comprehensive geographical dimension to your data, but also ensure that such enhanced data is of the highest quality.
  • How to configure and explore geographic data within SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2. Read how SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 now enables visual analysis of geographic data within both maps and charts similar to the geographic analysis that could be performed within SAP Explorer and SAP Lumira.

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