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What is SAP AIN

The SAP Asset Intelligence Network (SAP AIN) brings together the following types of customers:

  • Operators: Large scale companies from various industries that buy, own and operate industrial, mobile and other assets
  • Manufacturers: Industrial asset manufacturers that design, produce, sell, commission and operate/service industrial assets
  • Distributors & Service Providers: Companies that operate close to the operators and provide them with sales and services for the manufacturer’s assets

An important capability of SAP Asset Intelligence Network is to ensure data privacy and security along the horizontal data and process integration spanning multiple stakeholder and asset data providers.

The applications running within the Java back end define the main components of SAP AIN and implement the core business processes of SAP AIN. These applications rely on a number of general services provided by SAP Cloud Platform, like the Persistency Service, Identity Services and Document Service. The figure shows the components and their dependencies at a high level.

The SAP Asset Intelligence Network (SAP AIN) platform provides Rest APIs for the relevant SAP AIN business objects such as Attribute, Attribute Group, Template, Model and Equipment. Data can be exchanged between other back end applications (SAP/non-SAP) using the APIs provided by the SAP AIN application. Authentication of the API can be done using either Client Certification or OAuth.

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Top Benefits

Value for Manufacturer/OEM:

  • Establish one channel to many operators and service providers
  • Centrally manage information once
  • Push communication and alerts to operators and service providers
  • Build knowledge of installed base
  • Gain operations insights
  • Improve operator satisfaction
  • Generate new revenue sources
  • Position and sell value-added services
  • Enable management of stakeholders by network operator (SAP)

Value for Service Provider:

  • Establish one channel to many operators and manufacturers
  • Work on a reliable data source
  • Collect service data centrally
  • Create transparency for operator and manufacturer on changes to assets
  • Create new business models
  • Enable management of stakeholders by network operator (SAP)

Value for Operator:

  • Establish one channel to many manufacturers, electronic product codes (EPCs), and service providers
  • Push communication and alerts to manufacturers and service providers
  • Receive notifications, service work summaries, and service bulletins
  • Work on a reliable data source
  • Maintain higher asset availability
  • Reduce manual asset search effort
  • Reduce master data maintenance effort
  • Achieve higher process safety by transparent and bundled product/service offerings from manufacturer
  • Enable management of stakeholders by network operator (SAP)

Business Process Integration

Important SAP Notes

SAP Notes can be searched in the SAP Notes Database. This database is also accessible from I7P systems and the Support Launchpad.

  • 2382303: EAM Integration Overview
  • 2327152: Linking of EAM objects to AIN Models
  • 2366582; 2417919: Display of AIN model information in EAM side panel
  • 2405095: Common objects for AIN-EAM Release 2.0
  • 2413805: AIN Equipment Creation and Synchronization for EAM Objects
  • 2422598: Document Creation and Synchronization
  • 2405074: AIN Announcement Processing in EAM
  • 2382489: AIN Authentication Client Certificates
  • 2526795: Preparatory note for AIN-EAM Integration Release 3.0
  • 2487706: AIN Authentication-OAuth 2.0
  • 2488386: Common objects for AIN-EAM Release 3.0
  • 2487705: Replicate Work orders from EAM to AIN
  • 2485457: AIN Equipment Creation and Synchronization for EAM Objects- Background Mode
  • 2552580: Common objects for AIN-EAM Release 4.0 – Batch 1
  • 2552577: Document Creation and Synchronization – Version 2
  • 2568695: Common objects for AIN-EAM Release 4.0 – Batch 2
  • 2553257: AIN Equipment Creation and Synchronization for EAM Objects- Version 2
  • 2568696: Replicate Notifications from EAM to AIN

Blogs

List of Useful Documents Information

Videos

SAP EKT Materials

You can access the EKT Learning Map via SAP Learning Hub (for Customer and Partner, subscription required)

SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management 1711: Learning Map for Consultants

SAP Support Knowledge Base

Licensing Options for SAP Asset Intelligence Network

Your subscription level determines the features and functionality available to you. All subscriptions include the following:

  • Access to the cloud service SAP Asset Intelligence Network
  • Software maintenance and support
  • System operations and support

The following material numbers are relevant for SAP Asset Intelligence Network:

  • 8004504: SAP Asset Intelligence Network, membership fee
  • 8005995: SAP Asset Intelligence Network
  • 8005247: SAP Asset Intelligence Network Document storage fee

You will receive your URL and access credentials within 7 business days of licensing SAP Asset Intelligence Network.

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