SpotSee partners with Domain Consulting Group; integrates tracking capabilities with SAP HANA

SpotSee, vendor of shock, vibration and temperature monitoring through low-cost connectivity and data, has partnered with Domain Consulting Group, an SAP Partner, to combine the tracking capabilities of SpotBot Cellular with SAP HANA, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, providing customers with a more visible supply chain.

SpotBot Cellular is a standalone logistics and supply chain damage monitoring device that delivers tri-axial impact monitoring and live tracking through cellular connectivity. It features real-time visualization through the SpotSee web-based platform, the SpotSee Cloud. Users can access data in the cloud from any web-based device. The SpotBot Cellular transmits information using cellular technology, so the unit does not require line of sight to a satellite for position or communication.

SpotBot Cellular features best in class impact monitoring. It generates accurate data on impacts up to 65G, providing more than four times the range of the best competitive alternative (which captures impacts up to 16G). This range of impact monitoring is best suited for products between 100-60,000 lbs. With off-the-shelf lithium batteries, SpotBot Cellular delivers up to 75 days of monitoring (set to hourly summary reporting), extending battery life by about 50 percent.  

The user defines impact settings specific to the product being monitored and SpotBot Cellular will deliver a location and time stamp of alerts from impacts over the threshold. After the trip, the user can download a PDF file with the top ten largest impacts, a CSV file with the top 50 largest impacts, and a slot-time report from the SpotBot Cellular.

SpotBot Cellular helps supply chain managers, forwarders, truckers, quality and plant managers easily see where and when impact or temperature damage occurs and the severity of the damage from anywhere in the world. The service enables subscribers to stop damaged shipments early and address damage issues as they happen.

The damage information is delivered in real time to the SpotSee Cloud using SpotSee Connectivity, a low cost cellular communication method that works anywhere in the world that there is cellular coverage. SpotSee owns its own Mobile Virtual Network, providing global messaging and cloud service anywhere in the world for less than $10 a month – that’s it – no roaming fees or surprise bills.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with operations in Brazil, Netherlands, United Kingdom, China, Mexico and Graham, Texas, SpotSee is an internet of things end-to-end solution provider that enables customers to spot damage in their operations and see it in real time. SpotSee has developed a low-cost, connected ecosystem that includes its own mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) that delivers data from devices anywhere in the world to customers’ fingertips. 

SpotSee devices monitor shock, vibration, temperature and other environmental conditions through its market-leading brands such as ShockWatch, ShockLog, SpotBot, OpsWatch and WarmMark. The company has a global network of over 300 sales and technical service partners in 62 countries. 

Domain is an information systems consulting group that facilitates the integration between SpotBot Cellular and SAP’s system. Domain retrieves data directly from SpotSee, which contains recent sensor readings. That data is then read, interpreted, formatted and inserted into an SAP HANA database. Once integration is complete, Domain’s SenseIT IoT issues alerts to notify users when measurement thresholds have been exceeded.

Merging sensor and shipment data will also allow users to view historical data patterns to facilitate analysis on recurring issues and vendor performance. Through this partnership, customers will gain a new level of visibility into their shipments.

“This partnership will allow users to integrate their supply chain data directly into ERP systems,” said Angela Kerr, vice president, product portfolio, SpotSee. “The sensor data from SpotBot Cellular can be merged with shipment data from a customer’s ERP, to provide a singular, complete view in real time.”

“We are thrilled to team with SpotSee and utilize the SpotBot Cellular sensor,” said David Kramer, president, Domain Consulting Group. “SpotBot Cellular has exceptional cell connectivity, meaning less missed messages, and longer battery life, two critical factors to consider when using battery-powered, cell-based sensors.”

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