When choosing to migrate to a new EAM/CMMS system, there are several items every company must consider to ensure a successful migration. One important milestone of any successful migration project is the inclusion of 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. Data may be organized differently in the old vs the new system. Which makes it critical that the inclusion of data mapping in an EAM/CMMS system is also done properly to avoid long-term data consistency issues. Below are a few common challenges associated with data mapping you might encounter.

Common Challenges

Inaccurate Asset and Maintenance Master Data – Poor quality asset and maintenance master data in your existing EAM/CMMS system will be transferred to your new EAM system unless you find an efficient way to remedy it prior to loading. Importing poor quality asset and maintenance master data from a previous system is an easy way to compromise the integrity of the data your technicians will be depending on moving forward. Issuing a data review and cleanse is optimal in any major data transfer.


Ambiguous Standards for new EAM/CMMS 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 Consultation with Maintenance and Reliability Professionals – 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.

How NRX AssetHub Can Help

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. 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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