Stavanger

Norway’s fourth-largest municipality manages waste collection with underground storage containers, IoT sensors, a lean fleet of trucks, and data flows orchestrated by the Boomi Platform.

Business Goals

Stavanger kommune collects glass, paper, organic and residential waste from homes and sensor-equipped storage containers across eight municipalities in Norway. Each storage container is solar-powered and equipped with sensors reporting fuel and waste levels to truck drivers and the maintenance team.

Stavanger uses several different IT systems, which constantly communicate to ensure operational efficiency. The company needed a flexible system to harmonize the data it received from its fleet and its waste containers, to improve overall service and efficiency.

Integration Challenges

The data Stavanger collected needed to be managed manually. That data was stored both locally and in the cloud, often across disparate systems. As a result, multiple versions could exist simultaneously, making it hard for the maintenance team to find the latest, most up-to-date information.

Stavanger needed to integrate the data coming from the sensors, the access control system, and its back-office management systems. To streamline this process, automate the flow of information, add flexibility, and increase efficiencies, the municipality turned to Boomi.

How Boomi Helped

With help from implementation partner Fieldata, Stavanger implemented the Boomi Platform to streamline API management and enable the flow of information.

Using Boomi Integration, Fieldata engineers connected new IoT sensors in buried containers with a system communicating with tablets carried by fleet drivers. Another integration connects a web portal that local residents can use to request the pickup of certain types of waste. Boomi’s low-code platform eliminated the need for intensive data programming skills, making these integrations fast and easy.

Results

With Boomi, Stavanger has noted a positive change for its business and for the service it offers the citizens of its region, including:

  • Real-time insight into operations via a single portal for sensor system administration
  • Creation of a fully scalable IT infrastructure which allows it to grow
  • Automated service orders based on status/error messages
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions due to increased operational efficiency
  • 24 days per year saved due to the elimination of manual processes, adding to high-value productive time

quote Boomi understands our ultimate flow, and makes it fast and easy to help our customers to implement and adapt new technology. With Boomi, the implementation phase is reduced more than 60 percent compared to traditional development. quote
Thomas Gundersen, CTO, Fieldata AS