The focus of the system integration lies in the synchronization between the „technical places“ and „equipment“ in SAP on one hand, and the customer-adapted GEONIS Electric Solution on the other. The installations and components in GIS are classified as circuit entities, circuits, sub-circuits, circuit sections etc.; built objects as trenches, trench sections, supporting structures, shafts, cables, sleeves etc. They are then transformed into SAP-compatible objects and exported per defined intervals, or in real-time, to SAP using service-oriented architecture. Additionally, GEONIS establishes a linear referencing basis and makes it available to SAP. With linear referencing “markers” can be established to calibrate a kilometer-based linear reference along the length of a linear installation, thus allowing objects such as masts along a trench to be assigned a distance index accordingly. This way a structured data foundation for the asset management emerges.
With this solution Axpo can manage an integrated view of the infrastructure objects of the power network and their operational equivalents in SAP, thus establishing a data-technical basis for an effective interdisciplinary collaboration. From a “classic GEONIS” with many specialized functions emerged a comprehensive operational information system using service-oriented coupling. This perfectly matched to the business process and requirements of the organization.