Spring is a season of change and growth. If you’re considering moving your data from one EAM system to another, that’s a pretty big change, and it’s an opportunity for a lot of growth! An asset-intensive business might have several incentives for undertaking an EAM migration: their current EAM system might be costly to maintain, their employees may struggle to easily find or edit data within their current system, or their outdated legacy systems may be causing issues. If any of this sounds like it could apply to your workplace, or if you’re not sure if an EAM migration is right for you, we also suggest checking out our previous blog post “5 Signs You Need an EAM Migration”. The foundation of the issues outlined above is one thing: poor data quality. The solution? A thorough data cleanse.
Poor data quality is a mess for maintenance
Poor data quality can create a domino effect of plant maintenance issues. For instance, asset and maintenance data that is poorly arranged by hierarchy or model can make it more difficult for managers or other employees to sort through and find the information they may need. Legacy systems may contain duplicate after duplicate of the same spare parts, making relationships between information more difficult to organize, edit, or visualize. In turn, these issues may make it challenging for an organization to comply with their own corporate standards and waste valuable time or resources as employees try to figure out the best way to navigate the mess.
Did you know?
Poor data quality costs the U.S. economy around $3.1 trillion per year.
How can an EAM migration help?
Migrating from one EAM system to another is a chance to re-examine the quality of the data in your current EAM system. Before your migration, you might consider carrying out a data cleanse before loading this data into the new EAM system. This can be an extensive step in your migration. However, the rewards are worth it. Cleansing your data is an opportunity to reassess the attributes of your asset data, remove duplicate information, restructure your asset hierarchy, transform your maintenance data model, and ensure your maintenance plans make sense. In the long run, this saves your employees’ time and your organization’s money. Once data is loaded into the target EAM system, it becomes much more difficult to change. A data cleanse is a great opportunity to make sure that you’re starting on the right foot with your new EAM system.
At NRX AssetHub, we’re neat freaks!
When migrating an enormous set of data, a great staging area can be a key resource in smoothing your transition. NRX Assethub can provide that environment. Our company can give you the right software and the right people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and make your data squeaky clean. The benefits of an EAM migration go far beyond those of a data cleanse! You can learn more by checking out our brochure or booking a demo.
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