Domain’s SenseIT IoT with SAP HANA and Microsoft Azure

Contributed by Domain Consulting Group, Inc 

Domain, a partner of SAP, is happy to announce the successful launch of their newest business-enhancing information technology solution: SenseIT IoT. SenseIT is a condition-monitoring internet of things application developed by Domain to help businesses track shipments and product handling conditions in real time. Using sensors from various manufacturers, we upload collected data to SenseIT’s cloud, standardize the record format and insert it into an SAP HANA database. SenseIT resides on a hyper scalable infrastructure on an SAP HANA database and Microsoft Azure. With SenseIT, Domain’s customers can see the exact location of the truck, plane, or train that is transporting their products, as well as the condition of the product, thereby protecting their valuable property in real time with precision and ease.

SenseIT is designed for both manufacturers and distributors. One of Domain’s customers, StyleCraft is a manufacturer of fine cabinetry who has benefited by using SenseIT in a shipment from Lancaster County to Dallas Texas. In this case, the company needed to determine how drawer slides were being damaged enroute.  By setting low thresholds for G shock levels, we were able to determine at what level they were being damaged so that they could be packaged properly.  SenseIT also set thresholds minimum and maximum temperature and humidity to protect the integrity of the wood and finish. A real-time map allows customers to visualize all active shipments geospatially, and by clicking on individual shipments, they can view sensor readings. If a shipment is distressed, SenseIT sends an instantaneous alert via email that includes time, location, and cause.

Another Domain customer, Triose, is a life sciences logistics firm affiliated with United Health Services, a major health care provider. Domain has successfully implemented SenseIT in Triose’s pharmaceutical shipments. Pharmaceuticals are expensive, perishable, and valuable.  But the true value is the patient need. In this case, SenseIT tracked many shipments of  a specialty medication valued at $7,000 to 9,000 per vial.  Each package consisted of the drug, ice pack, and sensor, sealed in a Styrofoam container.  It was important to maintain a temperature of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. With SenseIT, we can know the temperatures to 1/100th of a degree. SenseIT can assist in helping companies like Triose achieve effective cold chain procedures so that medications can be delivered uncompromised to patients in need.

After completion of a product shipment, SenseIT automatically produces a COPH, or a Certificate of Project Handling. The COPH lists shipment details such as start and stop date and time, maximum and minimum sensor readings, including GPS location of the product at the time of the message. The COPH provides our customers with concrete information with which to supply their customers.

SenseIT IoT can be used with its own portal or tightly integrated with SAP Business One, or in combination of the two. Soon Domain will integrate SenseIT with other enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs) such as S4/HANA and Oracle Netsuite.

As you look to the future of your company, let Domain help you get there and maintain that edge using the knowledge provided by the SenseIT solution.

Domain specialists are looking forward to speaking with you and your colleagues about how this solution can greatly enhance your manufacturing or distribution business, making it even more profitable than ever.

Call (610) 374- 7644 Ext 7005 to learn more about Domain’s state of the art shipment and monitoring technology.

Domain Consulting Group, Inc