Businesses with experience in EAM software have likely been using it for a number of years now, thus making them familiar with its features and the user experience. Businesses with less experience in EAM software will predictably be less familiar with the experience. Regardless of previous use, migrating to a new EAM/CMMS system can bring low user acceptance rates and a general lack of trust in a new system if there is poor maintenance master data quality. Therefore, the quality of your data post-migration is going to directly impact the useability and acceptance of the new system by maintenance personnel.
Post-Migration Struggles with Poor Quality Data
Transferring poor-quality data into your new EAM/CMMS system will have consequences on your maintenance processes, the reliability of those services, and asset integrity. Businesses cannot expect maintenance professionals to be content with inaccurate or incomplete data in the database if they’re expecting an improvement in effectiveness. Maintenance professionals won’t use data they don’t trust, and neither would you.
Next, poor-quality data on maintenance processes can lead to decreased wrench time and inefficient use by skilled workers specializing in the field. Without a remedy, businesses should expect maintenance expenses to increase in the wake of poor-quality EAM/CMMS data – paving the way for increased overtime and reduced productivity.
In addition, poor-quality data is bound to increase failure rates and downtime when staff is frustrated or confused in the new EAM/CMMS system. In this situation, unscheduled repairs are much more common, increasing downtime and lowering productivity.
Here’s How to Avoid All of that
After all, migrating your data from your legacy system to your new EAM/ CMMS software is lengthy. You should especially consider a data cleanse or an audit to ensure that poor quality data does not get in the way of maximizing your new EAM software’s benefits. If you are planning a migration and would like to know more about setting up all your data in your target EAM, feel free to book a demo with us, and we’d be happy to get in touch with you!
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