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EIM Sensor provided the Corps with a customized solution that enabled its users to easily upload and manage documents. It also enabled the Corps to designate ways to associate points of contact with records and to integrate its record systems with a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform. Thanks to EIM Sensor, the Corps now has a user-friendly and secure state of the art database for its archived records.
EIM Sensor is a leader in the field of Advanced Enterprise Architecture. The Reston, VA. company provides highly customizable software tools that help develop a complete solution for their clients by analyzing, interacting with, and navigating operation environments.
“The EIM Sensor Enterprise Architecture team has developed an innovation framework that allows us to modify and customize each client’s software experience,” said Mark Judson, EIM Sensor’s founder and CEO. “Being able to listen and adapt to changing business requirements and overcoming technological challenges is our recipe to success.”
CUSTOMIZATION FOR CLIENTS
To be able to compete, all major software vendors such as Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and IBM have applications for accelerating enterprise architecture’s efficiency.
But these applications are one-size fits all packages that are not adaptable to changing environments, which can make it difficult for them to solve any unique challenges that may arise.
That is where EIM Sensor comes in. “Our EA team equips organizations with tools for improving coordination and information flow,” said Judson. “They also bridge the gap between making operational plans and carrying them out.”
EIM Sensor creates solutions for the full gamut of challenges that businesses and organizations face every day in managing their inventories, workstations, supply chains, and customer bases. The firm also equips clients with tools to help them raise their standards for environmental sustainability, enhance their customer service, and gain better awareness of upcoming challenges and opportunities within the marketplace.
The firm’s enterprise architecture solution is IT-enabled and integrates data and data analyses from across the different operations to execute the strategies that drive clients’ business development.
“One of the most important things in enterprise architecture is to align technology with business needs, creating connections between business processes and technology, and more accessible information on how each application relates to technology resources,” Judson said.
Our main product offering is our Enterprise Content Management (ECM) System, EIM FileMap that is a user-friendly alternative to Microsoft SharePoint and EMC Documentum
Judson said, “EIM Sensor uses specialized tools to draw up a complete expression of a client’s mission and goals, and to take a full inventory of technology applications, repositories, and data flows.” The client benefits from the alignment of business and IT strategies along with better cross-project governance and coordination.
“The enterprise architecture solution also enhances project-portfolio management of the client and provides a low-cost IT network that frees up more resources for pursuing more of the services and applications that the client demands,” Judson added.
"Our clients rely heavily on our Enterprise Architecture team to make the best recommendations for tomorrow’s technology"
Also, with the firm’s record-management service, clients can benefit from the incorporated database repositories and asset-tracking feature that registers each and every hardware product within their facilities, he said.
INNOVATION IS KEY
Enterprise Architecture is about more than data management. It is about innovation. Judson’s company has partnered with NASA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to build a fleet of web-controlled, water-quality-monitoring buoys positioned in coastal areas in Florida.
“This unique project required EIM sensor to fuse some of the latest mapping, modeling, and monitoring technologies,” said Judson. EIM Sensor collected data from environmental buoys, which it then incorporated into ecological models, along with other sampling data, and incorporated that into a marine-spatial-planning tool to support decision-making activities, Judson said. The project also leveraged GIS technologies to link remotely sensed NASA Earth Science Projects with empirical models of beach contamination. The result is an integrated monitoring system that allows scientists to detect areas of potential contamination along the Pensacola, stretch of the Gulf Coast shoreline enough to intervene and cure the issues before they become problematic.
That is just one example of how Enterprise Architecture can innovate solutions to real-life problems. Because there is no cookie-cutter solution to the issues organizations face on a daily basis, the technology that solves these issues must be adaptable to each unique situation.
“Our main product offering is our Enterprise Content Management (ECM) System, EIM FileMap, that is a user-friendly alternative to Microsoft SharePoint and EMC Documentum,” Judson said. “Our solution allows organizations to manage their electronic information and physical assets within a common infrastructure framework.”
With the right technology infrastructure and tools such as EIM FileMap in place, Enterprise Information Management becomes simpler, Judson said. He pointed out that EIM Sensor’s FileMap creates an environment where records are both secure and readily available, helping with IT Governance by maintaining a knowledge-base of policies and procedures making managing the process and IT portfolio easier.
The Enterprise Architects
Judson said his teams’ creative technology solutions have transformed the enterprise architecture for both large and small organizations across verticals including the environmental, logistics, manufacturing, and healthcare industries.
“Our clients rely heavily on our Enterprise Architecture team to make the best recommendations for tomorrow’s technology,” Judson said. “Clients rely on EIM Sensor to manage millions of records and other assets, from construction permits and legal documents to loan applications.”
For Judson, building and maintaining a strong corporate culture always has been a priority at EIM Sensor because he wants to encourage his teams to work together to come up with creative and cutting edge solutions.
“As the CEO, sharing my vision of the ideal culture, and listening to employees (and) enabling them with support, professional growth, training, and advancement to get there is very important,” he said. “This fosters an environment in which employees are encouraged to collaborate and innovate. Our clients value EIM Sensor’s team of creative problem solvers and efficient technical support.”
EIM Sensor is a leader in a constantly evolving field. Enterprise architecture is advancing from simple data management to comprehensive integration of data among multiple platforms. Over the next decade, enterprise architecture will continue to move toward delivering business outcomes, while adapting to digital disruption and adopting new competencies, according to some of the keynote speakers at the 2015 Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit – held June 3-4 in Grapevine, Texas.
Today’s CIO’s are focused on their technology portfolios. This often involves aligning a common IT infrastructure base. Without more, this approach misses a key ingredient for an organization's success—the ability to adapt to changing business needs. The EIM FileMap can help organizations create a scalable environment that quickly adapts to market forces and other variable business drivers.
“Success in Enterprise Architecture requires using the right mix of processes, technology, and skilled resources to solve a problem,” Judson said, “and our service offerings are proven Enterprise Architecture methods (that are) uniquely compatible with a multitude of information networks.”