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SAP Demo Jam 2014

Posted by Tom Turchioe on Oct 30, 2014

SAP Demo Jam Las Vegas - Demo - Cruisin' Sensors and Trippin' Fences – Automated Geo-Fence-Triggered Notifications for Field Crews in SAP Work Manager with Tom Turchioe and Bill Griep of Critigen

SAP Demo Jam 2014Creating material process efficiencies for businesses with field crews like utilities or public works departments requires better use of mobile technology to provide for a map-based user experience while also incorporating the latest trends in automated vehicle location (AVL), sensor data networks, and geo-event processing. The resulting improvements in service delivery and their impact on customer satisfaction amplify the competitive advantage driven by a mobile solution.

Geo-event processing makes automated notifications possible. The system detects trucks crossing geo-fences around sensors in an alert condition. Sensors can be smart meters, valves, pumps, and other SCADA devices. Further optimization of the service chain is provided by a "show work near me" capability identifying lower-priority work nearby the automated notification to which extra crew members can respond.

The demo highlights the SAP Work Manager 6.1 mobile app with co-innovations by Critigen and SAP, which was customized using OpenUI5. It also features other technologies and products including Esri ArcGIS for Server, Esri GeoEvent Processor, plant maintenance functionality from SAP, and SAP Mobile Platform. Leveraging these technologies with the Internet of Things and AVL has broad applicability and can help utilities improve processes to conserve water, especially in drought-affected areas.

View the demo below:


Author Info

Tom Turchioe, Chief Technology Officer
Tom Turchioe
Chief Technology Officer
+1 303.713.3236

As Critigen's Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Turchioe identifies and addresses areas that can benefit by application of technology and process improvements, both for Critigen clients and Critigen's organization. Mr. Turchioe has over 20 years experience in various leadership positions integrating technology in presales, engineering, consulting and operations for both small and large companies.

Prior to joining Critigen, Mr. Turchioe worked at SAP where he was responsible for performance and scalability of the SAP BusinessObjects platform and clients.