EAM migrations are not a quick and easy process and therefore require detailed planning and much patience. Not only do you need to invest in the right EAM system for your organization but you also need to make sure that your assets are all set up correctly in the system with appropriate preventive maintenance plans and spare parts and BOMs. An EAM migration failure sounds like a maintenance technician’s worst nightmare. All the planning, patience, and effort has gone to waste. In some cases, you might not even realize your asset and maintenance master data was setting you for a failed EAM migration from the beginning.

With asset and maintenance master data migrations, prevention is always better than cure. So, it’s important to set yourself up for success from the beginning. Here are three major things you should watch out for before migrating your asset and maintenance master data:

1) Inadequate research, poor selection

Selecting the right EAM system is only half the battle. You need to configure it correctly to meet your requirements and objectives. This includes having  clearly defined asset and maintenance master data standards that reflect the EAM and organizational requirements.

2) Bad data

3) Not testing your new system before use

This is a step that often gets compressed as a project runs behind schedule, but the effects of doing so may not be in your company’s best interest. Several things occur during an EAM migration, therefore there are also many things that could cause the operation to go wrong. Testing your system before declaring it as the finished product will help you detect problems early, before it spirals and end up costing your organization more time and money to fix.  Many issues with EAM configuration and asset and maintenance master data are easier to fix before you start filling up the system with operational data.

The outcome of an EAM migration is heavily dependent on planning, scheduling, and asset and maintenance master data quality. On top of that, there are many other checks and balances along the way, and at the very end, to keep things on track and prevent failure. The NRX AssetHub solution helps its users ensure their data is in excellent shape before moving to a new EAM or CMMS system. If you would like to learn more about our solution, please don’t hesitate to book a demo and our team would be happy to help!

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