The SBS Branch is responsible distinct functions - Technical Automation & Business Management Support, Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse, and Asset Management for the Branch/Division:
Technical Automation and Business Management Support: SS/DMU operates and manages specific business systems including project scheduling and resourcing (Resource Management System), cost estimating and scoping (Project Delivery Work Planning), program management and control (Project Control System), and project status (Project Tracking Tool). Staff coordinate ODOT’s Engineering automation program needs by prioritize needs; coordinating and managing a host of engineering data to maximize decision making; ensuring engineering software, tools and standards are up-to-date and meet current and long range needs; etc. SS/DMU is TSB’s focal point for integrating automated business systems development initiatives with specific technical and project delivery program needs (i.e. data management and project status reporting). Their overall goal is to continuously enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the long-term management of the state’s transportation system.
Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse (BI/DW): Business intelligence (BI) provides ODOT the ability to collect, maintain, and organize knowledge. This produces large amounts of information that can help develop new opportunities. Identifying these opportunities, and implementing an effective strategy, can provide a competitive business advantage and long-term stability. BI technologies provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations. Functions for our business intelligence technologies are reporting, online analytical processing, analytics, data mining, process mining, complex event processing, business performance management, benchmarking, text mining, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics. The goal of ODOT the business intelligence deployments is to support better business decision-making which is why it is coupled with Data Warehouse (DW).
Data Warehouse (DW) is a database used for reporting and data analysis. It is a central repository of data which is created by integrating data from multiple disparate sources. Data warehouses store current as well as historical data and are used for creating trending reports for senior management reporting such as annual and quarterly comparisons. The data stored in the warehouse are uploaded from the operational systems (such as marketing, sales etc., shown in the figure to the right). The data may pass through an operational data store for additional operations before they are used in the DW for reporting.
Asset Management Integration: Coordinate activities within ODOT’s linear asset management groups, and lead or assist other departments/functions in larger organization-wide asset management initiatives. Provide information to support operational functions as well as investment decisions on a wide variety of transportation initiatives. Provide organizational leadership in the development and maintenance of data collection and storage systems that contain corporate data for transportation features including but not limited to location, type, size and condition; and provide the analysis and reporting systems that perform cross-asset analysis and monitor the inventory, condition, performance and value of assets. Provide data to inform decision processes focused on the life-cycle management of ODOT assets so funding allocation decisions are broad-based across various asset categories. Interface with and provide necessary information to develop and support important asset life-cycle and funding decision throughout ODOT. This information is also used by other states, federal agencies, the Oregon Legislature, and Oregon cities and counties. Oversee and coordinate GIS policy for the Asset Management Program. Collaborate across divisions in the development, implementation and update of TransGIS policies, rules and direction for key state and federal programs that influence decisions on system planning, funding and project selection.