Enterprise Asset Management

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Enterprise asset management (1) GIS for utility tracking The integration of GIS and EAM (enterprise asset management system) are both perceived as highly suitable solutions to supporting overall organizational success. Still, while they both seek to support organizational gains, the two systems do this is various manners. The EAM system for instance is more applicable in the context of information tracking for equipment and inventory. In the case of GIS however, the better applicability is observed at the level of "tracking utility location-based spatial information" (Hahne and Fletcher). The integration of GIS is ideal for the tracking of utilities due to its geographic dimension. More specifically, the GIS system allows the company to divide its entire operations by geographic sections and areas. These in turn are assigned based on GIS principles, leading as such to a better separation and identification of the organizational processes. The company can then create maps of its facilities and utilities and can better plan and schedule the operations at the different geographic locations. It can create estimates regarding resource necessities or outcome probabilities and it as such becomes better able to plan and execute overall organizational decisions, including utility linked ones. Aside from the organizational benefits, the application of GIS with tracking utility generates benefits for the community as well. The advantages previously mentioned can as such
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