BlueCielo Meridian Asset Management Connector 2016 Achieves SAP-Certified Integration
Lisa de Greef
The certified integration combines the maintenance data management functionality of SAP ERP with the engineering information management capabilities of BlueCielo Meridian.
BlueCielo now has SAP-certified integration between Meridian Asset Management 2016 and the SAP® ERP application to fully connect the maintenance and engineering functionality in the software.
Meridian and SAP ERP integrated
The Meridian integration with SAP ERP makes it possible to link technical documentation created in the course of engineering change projects with assets maintained in the plant maintenance component of SAP ERP and the SAP Enterprise Asset Maintenance (SAP EAM) solution. This offers operations, maintenance and engineering users access to up-to-date asset information such as piping and instrumentation diagrams, isometrics, operations manuals, maintenance manuals, standard operating procedures and others. The integration consists of the following two functional components:
1 – Accessibility of critical asset documentation to staff in operations and maintenance.
2 – Visibility on the completeness of critical asset documentation through dashboards.
Maintenance and engineering connected
Meridian integrated with SAP ERP tears down the walls between departments, because the systems in which they work are connected.
From SAP ERP, users have direct access to an automatically updated overview of relevant technical documentation, for example, when viewing a work order, equipment or job plan. When maintenance comments on documents, the comments and remarks are sent straight to engineering for review within the SAP software environment. Users can see document details, content and status through the built-in viewer, and navigate to related assets and documents using hotspots.
The Meridian environment manages all of the asset-related documents, their versions, revisions and references. When a project is initiated, instead of uploading or linking documents manually against each asset in the SAP application, tag-doc relations are created by Meridian, reducing the effort for initial upload. Equipment- or location-related engineering information is then made available to maintenance through the work order, while being managed in the secure Meridian environment by engineering.
Accurate information, anytime, anywhere
The integration enables direct synchronization of asset tags with the Meridian platform.
While the documents are in use for the change project, the latest versions remain available to the organization. And after release of a new version of the documents, the links do not have to be created again. Meridian ensures full control over the modifications and has processes in place to verify all tag-doc relations are made before release as a new master document.
In this way operations and maintenance teams always work with up-to-date technical asset information and project execution is optimized. Document and project workflows are standardized, interdepartmental communications are streamlined and project actions are logged in a complete audit trail.
“We are delighted to announce the successful achievement of SAP certification for Meridian,” says Willem-Jan Scholten, CEO of BlueCielo. “The ability of Meridian to leverage the business potential of assets provided by SAP ERP will prove highly beneficial to current and future customer engagements as it further connects maintenance and engineering departments. This certified integration is a key factor in our strategy to help customers reduce costs, improve quality, and achieve full proof of control.”
Benefits of integration with SAP software
With the certified integration between SAP ERP and Meridian, you no longer need an SAP specialist to achieve integration, saving you time and money.
1 – Current Meridian customers who already use SAP software can benefit from:
- Easier implementations and upgrades
- Improved support
- Lower cost
2 – Customers using SAP ERP can now get all the benefits of Meridian without a custom integration:
- Reduce unplanned downtime
- Improve safety and regulatory compliance
- Provide 24/7 access to accurate asset-related information
“We are delighted to announce the successful achievement of SAP certification for Meridian. It will prove highly beneficial to current and future customer engagements as it further connects maintenance and engineering departments.”
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