What is iSPIR?
iSPIR is an
innovative solution, developed by CIC to address the needs of our
clients for tracking spare part availability and interchangeability.
iSPIR is an internet-based application for online creation and
submission of spare part interchangeability records (SPIR).The need for
it arose from the size of parts catalogues, the variety of equipment
used, and the increased challenges of tracking, ordering, procurement
and parts use at major oil and gas companies. It has set local industry
standards among CIC's clients, and builds on CIC's outstanding track
record for innovation and development.
How do owners benefit?
real-time collaboration between vendors, contractors and the enterprise
for maintaining spare part records. This enables the enterprise to
reduce the time spent on administering these records. The result is
dramatic improvements in managing demand for replacements, and the
costs of running spare parts inventories.
capability extends beyond enterprise boundaries, linking suppliers and
shippers. This makes response times minimal, compared to the
replacement and transport backlogs that used to occur.
Key features of iSPIR
- Integration and
interoperability - tight integration with SAP Requisite Catalogue,
mySAP 3.0 and SAP R/3 Materials Management, so SAP owners have seamless
control over materials at all stages in the supply chain; integration
with Shell E-SPIR 2000.
- A centralised
database of all equipment and spares, plus their vendors, so the
enterprise has all the information it needs in one place.
- Automatic capture
of business partner actions and transactions. As a result, plant and
maintenance managers know the exact status of a purchase or delivery.
management reports, as well as printable online reports for all parties
at any time;
role-based authorization that assures transaction security.
- Aggregation and
organisation of information through user-defined fields, custom
templates for specific products, grouped into common templates by
- Easy content
maintenance with user-defined workflow.