In the previous article in this series we discussed new cost effective ways to manage assets, and provided details on GeoAppSmart AM an asset management web app which was originally built by and for a group of small cities in Michigan. In this final article we will look at some of the reporting and administrative options which come with GeoAppSmart AM, and extending and customizing the web app.
Map Driven Asset Management for Small Organizations Part 3
GeoAppSmart Am is a widget based web app. Meaning functionality is determined by the modules or widgets which are included with the app.
Three widgets are core to GeoAppSmart AM’s functionality: Work Orders (discussed in some detail in the second blog post), Administration and Reporting.
a) Employee administration
Add, edit and delete users. The staff data is stored and updated in ArcGIS.
b) The Calculate Criticality option executes a backend process and generates a CSV of the results. Application users need need to select a layer to run the process against. The ‘Calculate’ option works against all features in the layer, while the ‘Select Features’ option only works against those features selected.
c) Reassign Work Orders – Select a user in the Admin tool list and select the ‘Reassign Work Order’ button. A list of work orders assigned to this user is opened. Work orders can be reassigned to other staff from this interface.
The Reporting Tool is designed to generate a CSV report. Users need to select a report type for the widget drop down. The screen which loads requires the user to select start and end dates from the report and number of previous days:
The report will be automatically generated and downloaded to your laptop or mobile device.
Extending and Customizing GeoAppSmart AM
GeoAppSmart AM is web app built in a modular way. We call it a COTS+ approach. Flexibility is key. That means ease of adjusting the app to fit different organizations. Easily being able to add new tools, as modules or widgets. And extending the app to solve new problems as they arise. GeoAppSmart AM is a custom web app which is infinitely flexible.
Contact us for more information on GeoAppSmart AM.