Welcome back to the Asset Management in Utilities this blog series! As a start in 2023 I would like to have a look at the SAP innovations, that are on the roadmap this year. As you probably know you find them in the Road Map Explorer. You should limit the search to “Asset Management” or specific solutions you are interested in.
As you can see these planned innovations are no secret – on the other hand it can be a bit overwhelming if you see a couple of hundred innovations in Asset Management alone. Therefore I want to point you to some of the innovations that I find especially interesting. Please note, this selection is subjective! You might find other innovations much more interesting. If this is the case, please feel free to share them as a comment.
Please also note the usual disclaimer in the Road Map Explorer “SAP has no obligation to pursue any course of business outlined in this document or any related presentation, or to develop or release any functionality mentioned therein.” (you find the full text with the link “Disclaimer”)
So much for the introduction, here is my subjective list:
Another solution with many planned features in 2023 is the mobile SAP Service and Asset Manager. Here I especially like to mention the support of Work Clearance Management, the advanced support of Smart Forms and the Low-code No-code app configuration. Moreover the support of Windows devices, that has first been introduced in Q4/2022, is further improved.
Besides Work Clearance Management (WCM) in the SAP Service and Asset Manager, WCM is also one of the important topics in SAPS/4HANA. There will be for example new SAP Fiori screens to enable a simplified permit to work process. In addition there will be a new dashboard and the support of safety certificates.
Finally a topic that is one of my favorite topics since many years, SAP Spatial Asset management including Geographic Information Systems. Here we will see a Fiori app for dynamic segmentation of linear assets and the support of the ESRI 4.x library.
As mentioned above, please add further innovations that you find beneficial as a comment. This would surely be of interest for other readers as well.