Anglian Water Implements GIS and SAP Integration Module from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
Major U.K. water company latest to deploy integration module to streamline processes and deliver greater insight
Anglian Water Services Ltd., England’s largest water company by area, has implemented Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure’s SAP integration module as part of its recent enterprise GIS upgrade. Taking advantage of the latest in web services technology, Hexagon’s SAP integration module provides a seamless connection between Anglian Water’s utility GIS, built on Hexagon’s Intergraph G/Technology, and SAP’s enterprise application integration software, SAP Process Integration (PI).
The combined Hexagon GIS and SAP solution enables Anglian Water to manage its entire water and wastewater networks through an integrated view of assets and activities.
“The integration between Hexagon’s GIS and SAP provides us with a single solution to help manage our assets and work,” said Chris Bodley, Anglian Water’s IS Service Delivery Manager. “The combination provides an important source of reliable information to help us deliver our customer promises through a better understanding of the networks and how they are changing.”
Hexagon’s SAP integration module improves the integration and management of core IT processes and business functions, including asset and work management. The web services-based module removes the need for point-to-point interfaces between systems, which are costly to implement, maintain and upgrade.
Anglian Water’s GIS provides detailed, connected network information to personnel handling key aspects of the company’s day-to-day business operations, including customer services call-takers, network technicians in the field, analysts in asset planning and duty managers in the company’s Operations Management Centre. Anglian Water’s GIS also uses Hexagon’s G/WaterUK, an extension to Intergraph G/Technology that provides capabilities required by U.K. water companies. G/WaterUK originated from a business collaboration between Anglian Water and Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure (then called Intergraph’s Security, Government & Infrastructure division) in 2006.
Hexagon’s SAP integration module was delivered working in partnership with CapGemini, one of Anglian Water’s IT framework partners.
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure helps utilities and communications companies achieve greater reliability, increase efficiency and fulfill the expectations of customers, shareholders and regulators. A pioneer in the development and application of location-based technology, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure provides solutions to hundreds of utilities and communications customers around the globe, supporting network engineering, network operations, customer services, sales and marketing and physical security.