A Geographic Information System (GIS) is key for today’s modern business operation storing critical functional location related information such as equipment, work orders, and notifications. GIS is the foundation for enhanced geo-analytics for dispatch, routing, and tracking. It is where the network, streets, coordinates, images, roads, trees, etc. reside for advanced geo-analytics. The modern workforce from engineers and technicians to business analysts utilize GIS for simulation and feasibility analysis using outside real-time data source, such as weather.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is business process management software. It allows an organization to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business and automate many back office functions related to technology, services and human resources. ERPs include financials; master data for equipment, professionals, trucks, etc.; costs for equipment, cables, workforce, etc.; equipment life cycle information; crews and professional profiles; customer information; service orders; notifications.
Extending ERP with GIS functionality improves business processes and visibility across the enterprise.
An ERP/GIS integration will improve assess management (asset inventory, network documentation, connection management, maintenance (notifications/work orders, maintenance planning and history, analysis and reporting), logistics (planning, routing, site location), CRM/Call Center (Address locations, service requirements, analysis and reporting), Real Estate (Right of Way, Lease Management, Facility Management), and overall business project executions (planning, designing, construction). Adding a map with location-based analytics provides the bridge needed to effectively connect workflows, breakdown bottlenecks, and increase visibility.
GCS helps organizations extend their ERP with ESRI ArcGIS core business intelligence.
With ERP/GIS integrations, our customers have seen increased productivity, improved data quality and consistency, support decision making enabling spatial queries and optimizations, as well as improved collaboration via faster and better decision making for internal and external stakeholders.
GCS has a proven track record assisting enterprise customers in ERP/GIS integrations. GCS has helped integrate Oracle NetSuite with ESRI ArcGIS for several large organizations. Our customers report major benefits of integrations.