A scalable, end-to-end IoT solution that enables interaction with machines worldwide to enable proactive fleet management while driving measurable results.

Partner Description

DMI is purpose-built to reinvent business for a connected world. Customer-centric and agile in all that we do, we drive modern transformation through a unique, integrated approach to innovation, UX, web, and app development, omni-channel commerce, analytics and machine learning, IoT, and secure device and app management. Born mobile, DMI has been delivering mission-critical, enterprise grade connected solutions since 2002 for hundreds of global enterprise clients and all fifteen U.S. Federal Cabinet Offices.

Solution Description

Our solution design team, in partnership with SAP and ILS Technologies, designed a logical architecture that allowed for the integration of machine data, SAP ERP data and other sources, with minimal direct architecture impact to the customer. The architecture also provides high-speed and high performance movement of data from machines to the analytics layer enabling the effective delivery of information, as well as the ability to retire maintenance-heavy, non-scalable legacy systems.

The end to end logical architecture combines data transmission and integration from the following disparate systems:

  • Tennant’s proprietary Intelligent Remote Information System (IRIS™) powered by pre-integrated Telit wireless modules
  • Tennant’s SAP ECC ERP system
  • ILS’s deviceWISE application enablement platform
  • DMI’s suite of securely hosted BI tools, including an SAP HANA big data appliance and the ILS Gateway Server
  • DMI’s proprietary Insights Portal™ framework solution, customized for Tennant to deliver actionable and insightful analytics

To put this architecture into place, DMI worked to ensure that all of the hosted BI components were in place in our secure data center, and could securely connect to both the Tennant internal systems as well as the ILS cloud-based application.  To ensure speed, DMI also hosts the ILS Gateway Server so that it is as physically close to the SAP HANA appliance as possible.  Our architecture takes advantage of traditional data transformation tools for the low-complexity, low-volatility data, while using in-memory technology to process machine data and integrate the disparate data sources.

The KPIs within the dashboard are visualized through a combination of UI5, Responsive Design, and an SAP Business Objects reporting layer.  Users are presented all of these KPIs through a self-service BI portal with a single point of access that supports responsive design, and is available across many web application platforms.

Telit Products Used:

  • Telit Cellular Modules
  • Telit IoT Portal
  • Telit IoT Gateway

Top Verticals or Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverage
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing/Industry 4.0
  • Metering/Utilities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharma
  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Cities

Top Applications or Functions

  • Asset Tracking
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Industrial Automation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Telematics & Fleet Management