In today’s digital age, every organization is looking to optimize its operations and increase efficiency. For many asset-intensive companies, this means utilizing an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) or Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to manage their assets effectively. However, improving an EAM/CMMS solution can be a daunting task, especially when faced with resistance from IT and management.

Fortunately, benchmarking can help organizations overcome this resistance and improve their current EAM/CMMS solution. In this blog post, we will explore five strategies for using benchmarking to overcome resistance from IT and management.

Strategy #1: Identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Before implementing any changes, companies must first identify the KPIs that are most critical to their operations. This can include metrics such as asset uptime, maintenance costs, and equipment reliability. Once these KPIs have been identified, companies can benchmark their current performance against industry standards to identify areas for improvement.

Strategy #2: Identify Pain Points

It’s essential to identify the pain points that are causing resistance from IT and management. Once identified, it’s important to develop a plan to address these issues and communicate the benefits of the proposed solution. This step is critical in gaining buy-in from IT and management.

Strategy #3: Conduct a Gap Analysis

After identifying the KPIs, companies should conduct a gap analysis to determine the difference between their current performance and industry standards. This analysis can help identify areas where the company is falling short and provide insight into where improvements can be made.

Strategy #4: Develop a Roadmap

Once the gap analysis is complete, companies should develop a roadmap that outlines the steps needed to improve their EAM/CMMS solution. This roadmap should include specific goals, timelines, and responsibilities for each step of the process.

Strategy #5: Engage Stakeholders

To ensure success, it is critical to engage stakeholders throughout the process. This includes IT, management, and other key personnel who will be impacted by the changes. By involving stakeholders from the beginning, companies can ensure that everyone is aligned and committed to the project’s success.

Consider HubHead’s Benchmarking Service

Our consulting team can help you assess the existing performance of your EAM/CMMS and formulate a plan based on ROI to tackle the critical issues and find low-hanging fruit. This will enable both IT and management to gain a clear understanding of the areas of performance inadequacies and have a comprehensive roadmap to address them.

Making improvements to an EAM/CMMS solution based on best practices can be a challenging task, especially when faced with resistance internally. However, by using HubHead’s benchmarking service, we can help you identify KPIs, conduct a gap analysis, develop a roadmap, engage stakeholders, and monitor progress. With a well-designed and well-implemented EAM/CMMS solution, companies can optimize their operations and increase efficiency, ultimately leading to greater success in their industry.

Contact us today by following the links below to download our benchmarking brochure or schedule a meeting with one of our consultants – we would be glad to help you in your benchmarking journey.

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