Digitalization and Integration: Building Bridges Across System Boundaries

Daniel Zinniker
Daniel Zinniker
November 21, 2017

Digitalization and Integration: Building Bridges Across System Boundaries

The software technology faces a great challenge across all areas: integration. System landscapes which have grown over a long time are very heterogeneous and in terms of integration, development and innovation tend to be inflexible.

Good advice is expensive if parts of a system landscape do not meet the new requirements.

Experience has shown that coping with increasing complexity can be improved with transparent integrations, interfaces and workflow modules. An agile organization is no longer based on a hierarchical mainframe or closed systems (unidirectional). It increasingly involves making effective use of existing information. The fact that lots of information now has a spatial reference indicates that GIS data has a strategic importance in today’s world. It is exactly this knowledge which must be provided to a company or organization, so that continuity can be ensured and future investments prove worthwhile.

GEONIS 5.4 is coming into play in this field. By introducing unique keys, we are able to interact as a leading and/or consuming system. Thanks to the uniqueness of the data, we are supporting various interfaces and connections to third-party systems.

Practical application examples include interfaces to calculation programs, connection of ERP systems, interfaces for specialist solutions, document management, data warehousing, reporting and marketing.

As such, with GIS we provide a central module for the digitalization of business processes into your system landscape, and open up new opportunities for you to adjust business models to changing requirements.

The media refers to the digitalization of Industry 4.0. However, we do not know exactly what this encompasses. One thing is certain: The so-called fourth industrial revolution is now changing all areas of life in some way. As such, the speed is multiplying in comparison to previous changes and the technology is highlighting new solutions and approaches. Indeed, systems are being transformed beyond all borders – physical, legal or psychological. Current examples include Uber, Airbnb, Face-book, Google, etc.

But what will this lead to?
Our aims for energy suppliers and municipalities

In the last few decades information for the infrastructure systems has been digitalized using GEONIS. Today, predominantly digital information is available, however it is only made available to a small part of the organization. The actual value of this data is only appreciated if it is made available to all employees and/or applications. Only then can the complex relations be visualized and understood. At the same time, this involves consolidating data at the various points by systematically merging multiple data records.

What does such an integration look like?

A typical example is addresses, which need to be maintained at various points and applications in the organization. The expense and personnel effort involved in maintaining this data is immense. From an historical point of view, the cause of this expense can be explained; but how can integration offer a hand to a solution?

A potential approach is to mutually integrate systems and only maintain the addresses at one point. Here, one system is defined as the master. This usually involves an ERP, which manages data of invoicing and subscribers. This manages and maintains all information of the addresses, but usually without coordinates. A typical task of GIS. By performing an integration via services, data can be provided from GIS and further processed. The task of GIS is only to geocode the addresses. A centralized record is then available for localization and all responsible persons for tracking and recording are uniquely defined.

How does GEONIS support this integration?

By introducing the unique key (GlobalID) from GEONIS 5.4 onwards, we are opening up all conceivable areas in relation to the requirements of modular systems and applications. GEONIS can now accept all potential roles in an integrated environment and therefore support the digitalization of processes.


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