SpotSee®, the global leader in shock, vibration and temperature monitoring through low-cost connectivity and data, has partnered with Domain Consulting Group, an SAP Partner, to combine the tracking capabilities of SpotBot® Cellular with SAP HANA, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, providing customers with a more visible supply chain.
“This partnership will allow users to integrate their supply chain data directly into ERP systems,” said Angela Kerr,vice president, product portfolio, SpotSee.” The sensor data from SpotBot Cellular can be merged with shipment data from a customer’s ERP, to provide a singular, complete view in real time.”
SpotBot Cellular is a standalone device that delivers tri-axial impact monitoring, temperature recording and location tracking through cellular connectivity. The device is used to monitor items susceptible to damage during transport, tracking impacts and temperature changes.
“We are thrilled to team with SpotSee and utilize the SpotBot Cellular sensor,” said David Kramer, president, Domain Consulting Group. “SpotBot Cellular has exceptional cell connectivity, meaning less missed messages, and longer battery life, two critical factors to consider when using battery-powered, cell-based sensors.”
Domain is an information systems consulting group that facilitates the integration between SpotBot Cellular and SAP’s system. Domain retrieves data directly from SpotSee, which contains the most recent sensor readings. That data is then read, interpreted, formatted and inserted into an SAP HANA database. Once integration is complete, Domain’s SenseIT IoT issues alerts to notify users when measurement thresholds have been exceeded.
Merging sensor and shipment data will also allow users to view historical data patterns to facilitate analysis on recurring issues and vendor performance. Through this partnership, customer’s will gain a new level of visibility into their shipments.