CAS Instrument and Equipment Sharing Management Platform
With the requirement and deployment of CAS Bureau of Facility Support and Budget, CNIC optimizes and provides support for CAS Instrument and Equipment Sharing Management Platform. A new generation of CAS Instrument and Equipment Sharing Management Platform has been started to be developed to adapt to the changing demands. A series of tasks were accomplished in 2015 such as the prototype design, architecture design, program development, system testing, data preparation, pilot work and preparations for deployment & implementation. The new system is more comprehensive via the implementation of scientific analysis on appointment request, more convenient in user experiences via extra mobile APP and quick patch, more efficient in management via appointment template design and the integration of the ARP system, more flexible in business configuration via the configuration of appointment and experimental environment parameters, and easier in using smart card via new physical network design. Main functions of the platform include reservation management, progress testing, sample registration, result analysis and distribution, expense clearing management, billing management, etc. The platform has been connected with the management system of China National Grid.
By the end of 2017, the platform has incorporated more than 8000 accessible instruments and equipment with a total cost of 11 billion Chinese Yuan. The users and machine working hours have reached over 40,000 and more than 11 million respectively.
Portal of CAS Instrument and Equipment Sharing Management Platform