Atlas Copco is a supplier of compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, electrical tools and mounting systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. Atlas Copco Belgium is part of the Atlas Copco Group, a globally established industrial company with customers in more than 180 countries. In Belgium, Atlas Copco employs approximately 3,700 employees.
To support their customers with their power supplies, Atlas Copco acts as a leading supplier of compressed air, water and power solutions.
Providing power to large construction sites or big events requires a proper preparation, such as defining the amount and strength of generators, lighting solutions and so much more. Atlas Copco wanted to empower its customers and sales representatives by providing a mobile self-service calculator app called “Light The Power”. Via this app, one can easily fill in the needs of the project and will receive an overview of all equipment that is required to power their event. The Light the Power calculator suggests the most suitable generator for your needs. Not only can you determine the size of generators, but also simulate modular power plants, their performance and the loading and unloading of your generators.
By choosing SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), Atlas Copco has a wide range of services available, such as user authentication, maintaining product information, generating leads, etc. Therefore, Atlas Copco decided that SAP BTP will be used as foundation for their web and mobile strategy.
On the other hand, SAP BTP also provides the flexibility to plug in your own frameworks and solutions. Since Atlas Copco already had a couple of applications developed in Angular, one of the prerequisites of this project was to build the end user app in Angular as well.
Two different components needed to be built:
The end-user app is accessible as a native mobile app via the App Store and Google Play Store, and as a desktop web app. Logging in or creating an account is required to use the app. To authenticate users and maintain user information, a layer on top of SAP Identity Authentication Service was built.
Once a user is logged in, previously made calculations as well as tutorials can easily be accessed.
The calculation of which generator is most suitable can be done in only 3 steps.
With only these 3 steps, calculations are made in order to propose the optimal generator to be used.
It might be possible that more than one generator is relevant as a solution. The user can view all specifications of the proposed generator and can save the calculation for later use. Whenever a calculation is saved, an unassociated lead is generated in SAP Cloud for Customer. This way, Atlas Copco can follow up on this lead and help the customer define their lighting and power needs.
Admins are able to maintain product information, app texts and images that are used in the app. In order to perform this maintenance, first of all a Fiori Launchpad has been setup using SAP Build Workzone.
The app texts and images are maintained using SAPUI5 native Rich Text Editors and enable admin users to also adapt app texts based on feedback of users over time. Nothing is hardcoded and the Content CMS app gives admin users the required flexibility.
The same goes for the calculations data app. Not only is product related information maintained here, but also all different kinds of lists that are used in the app can be defined here. Once again, this allows the end-user app to adapt and to be future proof.
The last two apps (Tutorials and Instructions) serve the same purpose as the previous two. Administrators can define which tutorials from YouTube are visible within the end-user app and can add relevant instructions where they think they could be helpful.
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