Asset Intelligence Network
SAP’s Asset Intelligence Network (AIN) is a secure cloud-based information exchange for equipment manufacturers, operators and maintenance providers in asset-intensive industries
Built on SAP’s HANA Cloud Platform, AIN (now generally available) will receive quarterly updates of new functionality based in part on early adopters’ feedback on future use cases
SAP is working to tighten integration between AIN and its Predictive Maintenance and Service monitoring and analytics software.
What AIN aims to provide is a single and central secure-cloud repository where OEMs, equipment operators and those firms which maintain that equipment can input or access all the latest information about the equipment they manufacture, use or service regardless of that content’s format.
Using AIN, a manufacturer could make available all the content about each of its products, including manuals and maintenance recommendations. An equipment operator could then readily access any of that data as well as contribute updates on the particular configurations it’s using (via data from SAP ERP and Enterprise Asset Management) as well as real-time information from the equipment itself (through data from smart sensors attached to the equipment—think Internet of Things).