ACOS X4 - A Wide Range of Applications
ACOS X4 offers ready-made adapters for a wide variety of systems and databases. The Adapter Developer Kit (ADK) enables the quick and economical development of new adapters.
Thus, the integration platform offers full functionality and flexibility. Examples for typical format adapters are:
- EDIFACT (MSCONS, UTILMD),
- KISS (Excel),
- PDF, XML or HTML
System adapters are available for all the leading SCADA systems, all SAP modules, geographic information systems (GIS), asset information systems and for a wide range of other applications and databases.
Integration of GIS Data
The communication between ACOS X4 and the GIS server via browser enables authorized users to retrieve data irrespective of their location. For instance, it is possible to integrate asset data from the GIS into ACOS NMS, the IDS product suite for IT-based network management. Moreover, it is possible to integrate the geographic coordinates of assets into ACOS NMS via the CAIGOS GIS system from IDS Group.
Example: Synchronization of asset data
In our example, the GIS operates as the source system. Via ACOS X4, ACOS NMS has direct access to the database of the GIS; it cyclically reads out object data and synchronizes data records. If updates do not match with respect to their dates, the respective data records are modified in ACOS NMS. The data synchronization cycle can be freely selected.
ERP Integration via ACOS X4
Users can start actions in the ERP system via third-party systems (or vice versa).
Example: Job order management via ACOS NMS and an ERP system
Via ACOS X4, job orders can be created in the ERP system via ACOS NMS. A feedback of order-related costs can also be obtained via ACOS NMS. If a maintenance order is created in ACOS NMS, the same takes place simultaneously in the ERP system. It is thus possible to synchronize job order-related bookings (working hours, material, etc.)