NZ's Department of Conservation deploys SAP's Work Manager

The new implementation is the latest addition to DOC’s portfolio of SAP applications including the financial management module, fixed asset management module, and the plant management module.

The New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) has completed the first implementation of SAP Work Manager in the country.

DOC is using SAP Work Manager as its infield data collection tool and provide employees with a mobile asset management solution.

The application is being used by approximately 25 inspection staff to capture mission critical information from the 15,000 to 20,000 inspections that are carried out every year. It is also being used by conservation staff to respond to over 100,000 work orders that are issued on average for preventative maintenance on all of the assets.

“Data is at the heart of what we do. Managing the 72,000 assets in our portfolio is all about managing the tremendous amount of data that is associated with them. SAP Work Manager has enabled us to capture the volume of data flowing through our organisation accurately and enables us to efficiently communicate it throughout our organisation,” said Mike Edginton, manager partnerships, historic and visitor management at the DOC.

“Not only are we able to more efficiently deploy our resources, the solution also helps make my job easier. I am now able to gain a 360 degree view of our operations to help me provide strategic advice and ensure we have accurate information when we need to report to Parliament.”

According to SAP, the new implementation is the latest addition to DOC’s portfolio of SAP applications including the financial management module, fixed asset management module, and the plant management module.

The next part of the journey for DOC will be to extend the capabilities of SAP Work Manager across the entire organisation.

As a part of the New Zealand government’s move towards more cloud-based solutions, DOC is also considering the benefits of SAP cloud solutions with a view to reduce overhead costs and further move towards a mobile future for the organisation.

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