We’ve often advised that cleansing your EAM asset and maintenance master data prior to loading it onto a new EAM system is key for a successful migration. However, some may still be under the impression that EAM asset and maintenance master data can be fixed later on. Today, we’ll be looking at why that way of thinking is false and why a migration itself is actually the perfect time to cleanse your asset and maintenance master data.
Difficult After Migration
Some of you may believe that it’s better to get the migration out of the way first and worry about cleansing asset and maintenance master data later. The problem with this approach however is that EAM asset and maintenance data becomes extremely difficult to change once it’s been migrated to a new system. This is especially true for complex data such as maintenance plans or asset structures. The fact of the matter is that asset and maintenance master data is a lot easier to fix during the migration process.
Prevents Data Issues From Transferring Over
Poor quality asset data has an adverse effect on the day-to-day performance of your maintenance, operations and more. Companies may think that if asset data is transferred onto a better EAM system that the issues they’re currently facing will vanish. Taking the time to identify inadequacies within your asset data prior to it being loaded onto a new system can ensure that issues are dealt with.
Ensures Your New System Is Optimized For Specialized Solutions
For your new system to be able to handle new maintenance and reliability solutions that ultimately help improve the efficiency of your day-to-day operations, it must have accurate asset data organized in a process oriented asset hierarchy. For example, your asset data needs to be accurate and organized correctly to be able to perform a successful APM analysis. An APM analysis will allow you to minimize downtime while increasing the reliability of your assets. To ensure that your new system will be able to support a successful APM analysis along with predictive maintenance programs, digital twins and other solutions, your data must be reorganized beforehand.
How We Can Help
We can help to validate, edit, enrich and de-duplicate asset and maintenance master data according to corporate standards prior to it being loaded onto a new EAM system. Doing so can ensure that you get the most out of your new EAM system. To learn more about how we can help with cleansing asset and maintenance master data as well as other important steps within the EAM migration process, contact us to book a demo or download our brochure.
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