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07 Mar 2017

Heatwaves and Purging Dirty Data

March 07, 2017Blog

This week in Canada, we hit a record high temperature for March 1st, 2017. This heat wave has started to get people into spring cleaning mode. Purging is so satisfying because you can get rid of the old, and make way for the new. If you find that you are struggling with your CMMS and EAM data quality, then now is the perfect time to plan for a spring data cleanse. Follow our 4-step process and you will be on your way to clean data in no time!

Step 1: Find the Dirty Sock

In other words, identify the issues and prioritize improvements that you need to be making. Just like your house has one room that stands out as being the most cluttered and grimy, so does your asset and maintenance master data. Take a diagnostic look at the data in your EAM system and highlight data that is not complete or accurate. Use NRX AssetHub for its powerful reporting capabilities and intelligent filtering that will allow you to identify your issues and prioritize which ones to fix.

Step 2: Hire Help

Fixing dirty data is a tedious and mundane job, but if you automate the repairs then it will be drastically cheaper and faster. With NRX AssetHub you can use features such as smart search and filtering to quickly locate records. You can also utilize our templates and intelligent suggestions to automate data input and make bulk changes to multiple objects. Lastly, direct editing, copy & paste, and drag & drop functionalities make it quick and easy to edit large amounts of data.

Step 3: Invite the Neighbors Over

High quality, complete and accurate data is what you have been working towards. When you reach this goal you’re going to want to show it off to all the stakeholders in your business. At NRX, our experienced engineers advise people to build, validate, and cleanse their data in a staging platform, such as NRX AssetHub, and then iteratively deploy validated data into their EAM system. When the data cleansing process is finished, our customers can launch their EAM with absolute confidence that it is populated with a complete and accurate record of their maintenance and asset-related master data.

Step 4: Maintain a Healthy Level of OCD

For as long as possible after your cleanse, you’re going to want to maintain your data quality. Unless you plan to make these improvements, then you will continue to collect dirty data. Stay tuned for next week when we discuss how to plan ahead for improved data collection.

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