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16 May 2017

3 More Ways to Effectively Implement or Migrate to a CMMS or EAM System

May 16, 2017Blog

When implementing a new CMMS or EAM system, or migrating data to a different CMMS or EAM system, asset-intensive organizations face a special set of challenges. Massive amounts of data are required to properly account for the assets in the system, the parts required to service them, and the maintenance plans, task lists, etc that support the maintenance of all those assets. But managing large amounts of data in an EAM system one object at a time is a monumental task. Handling the data in a spreadsheet is slightly more manageable, but is extremely difficult to measure the accuracy of the data and virtually impossible to manage the relationships between assets and their maintenance data.

Last week we discussed three techniques to effectively implement or migrate to a CMMS or EAM system. This week we will discuss three additional strategies that should be considered when deciding on a solution for you.

Find and resolve data issues faster

It goes without saying that asset-intensive companies have thousands, sometimes even millions, of assets to manage in a CMMS or EAM system. Let’s say, for example, that you have a million assets that you manage in a single system. You discover that you are missing maintenance plans for a particular asset, and you take the time to fix the problem with the data. How do you know if this is an isolated problem or not? If this asset is duplicated across multiple facilities, what is the state of the data for those assets in the other facilities? Do you have an easy way to find out? If the data is missing, can you easily copy and paste it from one facility to another?

Is there an easy way for you to find all of the assets that do not have a manufacturer assigned? If you find them, can you perform a bulk update to add the manufacturer? These are important questions and should be considered before choosing a solution to help implement or migrate to an EAM/CMMS system.

Performing a plant walkdown to ensure CMMS data reflects the physical plant

So you know that your asset register is out of date, and you need to perform a plant walkdown to compare the physical assets to those in your existing CMMS prior to a migration. What kind of process do you follow? Is it haphazard? Or do you have a systematic way to capture the data about your assets? Do you take photos of every asset? Use a solution that can quickly capture the information you need, and compare it to existing legacy data.

Accurately monitoring the progress of the data build

You are in the process of building your data in your CMMS or EAM system. Can you tell if all of your assets are loaded into the asset hierarchy? Is the maintenance data loaded for every asset? Is anything missing? How would you know? Can you tell how much longer it will take to complete the data build? Are you 50% finished, or 75%? Do you have any way to measure that? Use a solution that can help you answer these questions on any given day and easily measure progress.

How Can NRX AssetHub Help?

To see how NRX AssetHub addresses these challenges, and makes it easy for you to answer these questions with a resounding “Yes”, click here

If you would like to find out about this solution or the many other ways NRX AssetHub can help your business, check out the link: http://www.nrx.com/solutions/

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