Evora Mobile Summit III – Innovation in Maintenance
The Evora Mobile Summit III focused on innovations in digital maintenance, user experience and mobile applications. Evora invited customers from Germany and Austria to Frankfurt in mid-November 2019. The attendees looked forward to news on industry and technology as well as customer updates on SAP Asset Manager implementations. Held at the Hilton Hotel in THE SQUAIRE at Frankfurt Airport, over 20 representatives from our customers came together to discuss solutions along with current and future development in mobile maintenance with SAP. The third Mobile Summit was attended by familiar and new faces. Discussions included the best approaches for deployment planning and maintenance control across many industries including chemicals, airport operations, energy providers, medical technology suppliers and infrastructure service providers.
After the greeting and a round of introductions, the conference began discussing User Experience (UX) in Maintenance. Evora Germany CEO Gregor Bender showed new innovative offerings from SAP with Fiori for integrated and consistent user experience. He also showed Evora’s own EvoPlan solution, highlighting the Gantt view in the newest version as well as improved SAP integration. Additional details were shared about our EvoSuite of apps including easy integration as an add-on to existing SAP environments, enhancements for customer specific requirements, functionality provided for efficient maintenance processes and a roadmap outlook for 2020. Uwe Ofner, Managing Director of our recently founded Evora Austria, highlighted the topic of S/4 migration from the perspective of what needs to be considered for maintenance processes. Concluding this topic, there was an overview of Fiori Apps that be expected with S/4 Hana. The following presentation of “Intelligent Asset Management” allowed the customers to take a look into the future. IAN makes use of new technologies such as IoT, machine learning and integrated analytics for the optimization of maintenance processes. There was great interest and excitement on this topic. The future of CS in the S/4 environment was also demonstrated using current use cases. Participants were able to take home detailed information on current topics from Evora’s experience as well as presentations and working groups from the DSAG conference. The conference continued with a keynote presentation from Andreas Kraft, Solution Manager for SAP Asset Manager, on the current status and roadmap of his product.
Next, our customers presented overviews of their real-life solutions. Vienna Airport Technik GmbH (VAT) is the professional service provider for Flughafen Wien AG responsible for the construction, maintenance and servicing of technical infrastructure. The speaker, Peter Kratky, in charge of the management of the building technology, showed some processes, the associated requirements and their implementation using SAP Work Manager with additional EvoSuite apps including demand assignment with EvoPlan, release of feedback & shift plan overview via absence cockpit with EvoTime, and status overview for malfunction orders in EvoNotify. The second customer presentation covered the development and implementation of a mobile reporting and order management system at Austria’s largest energy service provider Wiener Energie AG. Arno Sam, Head of Renewable Generation Plant Operation, provided an overview of the project and shared his experience in implementing mobile maintenance with SAP Work Manager and EvoPlan.
“Beautiful, modern, fast and cloud-ready” was the motto during the presentation of the Mobile Development Kit of the SAP Asset Manager. The User Experience (UI) Framework Fiori SDK was developed in cooperation with Google and Apple and offers a modern user interface with the ability to integrate native program components as well as deep integration into SAP ECC, S/4 and Intelligent Asset Management. The day ended with a lab preview of the possibilities of Augmented Reality with Apple ARKit 3. The feedback of the participants was unanimous: The innovations shown, the smooth organization and the valuable exchange with other users made the third Mobile Summit an all-round successful event. Following the positive feedback, our fourth event will take place next year! Save the Date: The Evora Mobile Summit IV will be held on May 14th, 2020.