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Geographical Information Systems are important to companies with equipment spread over a large area such as local governments/schools, oil and gas companies, utilities, etc. Geographical Information Systems are widely used to show equipment spatially via maps. These maps provide a better understanding of the location of the equipment, directions to the equipment, work history of the equipment, and the surrounding area of the equipment in question.

Integrate HxGN EAM with Environmental Systems Research Institute’s (ESRI) Geographical Information Systems package so that you have the advantages of a Geographical Information System paired with those of HxGN EAM.

With HxGN EAM’s GIS module you can:

  • Locate equipment on a map

  • View all equipment within an equipment hierarchy on a map

  • Create a work order and activity for a piece of equipment based on its geographic location

  • Create sequential routes for equipment based on geographic location

You can pre-map asset attributes and assign an information owner in HxGN EAM or ESRI. When the systems are synchronized, they initiate data flows to update the associated information fields. This reduces the time required to enter new equipment and to maintain accurate information for assets in the two separate systems. The GIS system can also analyze geo-spatial data against tabular equipment work data provided by HxGN EAM. This means that you can enter both GIS and HxGN EAM search criteria on a single screen and execute the search to disclose a list of equipment and highlight the equipment on the associated GIS map. For example, you insert a query about all PM work orders scheduled for equipment in a specified area for a six-month period. HxGN EAM displays the resulting list of equipment and work orders and shows the affected equipment on the standard GIS map display. The system can also store the query results as a new layer in GIS so that the query results are available for GIS analysis. This means that you could choose to highlight a map with different colors based on the GIS the equipment with 1-5, 6-10, and >11 work orders awaiting action.