Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
An often-cited statistic in scientific literature is that 80% of business data has a geographical element, and hence GIS is playing an increasingly important role in any area of business. GIS applications have proven to render significant advantages in strategic decision making across industry sectors. CCRT has live GIS applications in the Oil & Gas domain. CCRT has ArcGIS on premise server with required licenses to build GIS applications in following domains.
GIS enables continuous improvement of management of supply chains and logistics networks.
GIS helps answer questions like the following:
- What is the best route for delivery trucks?
- How should deliveries be scheduled?
- What mobile resources are available?
- What is the best policy to optimize territory?
- Where is the best site for delivery hubs?
- How can the fleet be optimized to meet service goals and minimize costs?
Supply Chain – GIS visualization applications can help you see supply chain risks and relationships. They allow you to see the risks from external supply chain forces and identify and track, in real-time, material movements across all modes of transport.
Plant Management – GIS indoor analytics solutions can track your critical resources within the plant and manage manufacturing space more efficiently. Analytics can help you determine high and low traffic space or even identify underutilized space with real-time data. This information can be used by both plant management and your operations management team to tune your manufacturing and in-plant processes.
Environmental Health & Safety – GIS solutions allow you to track and share information regarding storage and use of hazardous materials.You can also visualize the effects of outside forces like weather, allowing your team to address issues that could potentially arise from events in a proactive way.
Sales Support – We can help marketing and sales personnel use the location information in your Customer Resource Management (CRM) systems to better target market opportunities. GIS custom-built solutions allow you to geographically visualize sales opportunities.
Finance & C-level Support – Understanding how much you have in receivables and backlog is critical. But understanding where these receivables are distributed takes it all to a new level. Geospatially-aware information helps leaders to identify the connections between these layers and quickly identify where the best opportunities for growth reside.
Human Resources Support – Leveraging the location information in your enterprise’s HR systems can help better identify, recruit, communicate with, and retain employees. You can tailor employee communication, benefits, and employee recruitment efforts based on location information.
Oil & Gas Domain
Asset Management – GIS can be used for managing Oil company assets such as wells, pipelines, leases, permits etc.
Well Planning – GIS is being used increasingly for well planning, particularly with the rise of unconventional resources such as shale gas, shale oil and coal bed methane. Not only can GIS be used to plan well pad patterns around multiple surface drilling constraints, but its unique spatial analytics can be used to optimize drilling patterns to calculate the most efficient drilling configuration.
Pipeline Monitoring – Pipelines need to be continually monitored to check for leaks and geo-hazards, and to manage and track inspections, the frequency of which is often a regulatory requirement. An emerging use of GIS is in integrating the map with digital video, often acquired using remote vehicles on the seabed, enabling engineers to see sections of pipeline and monitor hazards affecting the installation.
Pipeline Routing – Building pipelines to carry petroleum products is capital-intensive, so determining the optimum route is critical. This is done through the use of ‘least-cost path analysis’ – a process that identifies the route of least resistance between a source point and destination. Studies have shown that GIS-based least cost path analysis can produce more environmentally friendly routes, as well as reducing costs by up to 15%.
Emergency Response – GIS is becoming increasingly important in response to emergencies such as oil spills and gas explosions, both in mitigation planning and response management.
A Geographic Information System (GIS) can be used effectively in the banking and financial sector to make banks and financial institutions more successful in sales and marketing, regulatory compliance, business continuity planning, and service location and site evaluation. Using geospatial visualization allows banks to gather information and make connections that might be missed by using traditional tables and charts.
Sales and Marketing – GIS affords the banking industry the ability to know where their customers are, what they buy, how much they spend, and their demographic information. By using this data, banks and financial institutions can identify which financial products and services will best fit their customer’s needs. From this information, they are also able to specifically target portions of their customer base for specialized services.
Regulatory Compliance – GIS simplifies federal government compliance. By utilizing GIS, institutions are able provide the detailed reporting required without dedicating significant time and resources.
Business Continuity Planning – GIS allows banks and financial institutions to make snapshots of where their assets are, the arrangement of their facilities, and the placement of employees. By using these geospatial visualizations, managers can implement what-if situations which allow them to be better prepared in the case of an emergency. Such as in case of emergency, how to reroute operations to get business back up and available so that customers are able to regain access to their finances.
Service Location and Site Evaluation – GIS provides financial institutions with the ability to make effective decisions for future site location. Using data such as demographics, income, buying trends, and locations of competitors, a GIS can be used to generate maps that help users decide the best location for a new branch or ATM.