When companies decide to migrate or implement a new EAM or CMMS system, there are several steps they must follow to ensure that the process is completed successfully. It would typically help if you addressed several challenges to complete an EAM migration, which includes data mapping. Data mapping is an essential part of an EAM or CMMS migration that allows you to map data from fields in your legacy CMMS to data fields in your new EAM system. Companies may experience several challenges during data mapping for their new EAM system. Data may be organized fundamentally differently in the old and new systems. Fields may have different rules and naming conventions may be very different. Simply trying to map the fields and jam the data into the new system may result in an EAM implementation that is very inefficient and does not take advantage of features of the new EAM. Yet this is often what happens especially when an IT services firm is responsible for your ERP or EAM upgrade.

Inaccurate Asset and Maintenance Master Data 

Poor quality asset and maintenance master data in your existing CMMS or EAM system will be transferred to your new EAM system unless you find an efficient way to fix it prior to loading.


Standards are Uncertain for the New EAM System 

When the new EAM system has not been implemented and configured yet, standards may be uncertain, it is challenging to baseline the quality of your existing asset and maintenance master data against the minimum data standards required for your new EAM system. Having an efficient way to update the data as standards are developed is very helpful.


Inflexible Data Mappings 

Inflexible data mappings and inability to deal with changes in data mappings and data requirements that occur over time are a challenge when migrating your asset and maintenance master data to a new EAM or CMMS system. To transform, modify and restructure your asset and maintenance master data from existing structures to new data requirements that change over time, you need an effective staging tool that allows you to make these changes quickly.


Lack of Time to Consult with Maintenance and Reliability Teams

A lack of time and a lack of a suitable platform – for maintenance and reliability teams to review asset and maintenance master data pose a challenge for configuring your new EAM. During an EAM migration, it is important that your maintenance and reliability teams can review and approve asset and maintenance master data before it is loaded into your new EAM system.

NRX AssetHub, powered by HubHead Corp, provides solutions for EAM migrations that allow you to edit, cleanse, enrich, de-duplicate, and validate your asset and maintenance master data according to corporate standards before being loaded into your new EAM system. Our software provides flexibility when the new EAM system has not yet been implemented, and standards are uncertain. If you would like to find out more about how NRX AssetHub can help you simplify your EAM migration, book a demo, and our team would be happy to help you!
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