Have you ever heard the phrase “there’s a right tool for every job”? It’s a simple concept, but it’s a powerful one. In industries where maintenance and asset management are critical components of success, having the right tools is essential. Standards are those tools. And over time, the use of standards in EAM/CMMS has evolved into today’s industry best practices.

The History of the Use of EAM/CMMS Standards

The use of standards in EAM/CMMS has evolved over time – from the absence of any standardization to today’s industry best practices. In the past, every organization used its own methods and codes for managing assets, which created a lot of confusion and was inefficient. With the introduction of standards, organizations could streamline their maintenance processes, reduce downtime, and save costs.

Initially, the use of standards was limited to specific industries, but as technology advanced, the need for standardization became more apparent. ISO 14224 was introduced in 1999, and it revolutionized the way equipment and maintenance data was stored and analyzed. It provided a global coding structure that allowed different organizations to share data seamlessly — regardless of their location or industry.

Another standard that has played a significant role in EAM/CMMS is the Reference Designation System for Power Plants (RDS-PP). It has become a widely adopted standard for power plant design and maintenance. The RDS-PP provides a standardized nomenclature for power plant equipment, making it easier to identify and track components across different systems and plants.

KKS was used for power plants in Germany. Today, it is used globally and has become an industry standard for power plant identification, classification, and coding.


How Benchmarking Helps Organizations Stay Up to Date

So, how does benchmarking tie into all of this? Benchmarking is the process of comparing your performance to others in your industry, with the goal of identifying areas for improvement. Standards like ISO 14224, RDS-PP, and KKS provide a common language for benchmarking.

By using these standards, organizations can compare their performance to others in their industry on a level playing field. This can help identify areas where they are falling behind and give them a roadmap for improvement.


How HubHead Can Help You Achieve Industry Best Standards

The use of standards in EAM/CMMS has come a long way. ISO 14224, RDS-PP, and KKS are just a few examples of the widely used standards that have revolutionized the way organizations manage and maintain their assets. By using these standards, organizations can benchmark their performance against others in their industry and identify areas for improvement.

The right tool for the job can make all the difference. So, consider HubHead’s benchmarking services. Our team of experienced consultants help identify inefficiencies in EAM/CMMS systems by evaluating it against company internal standards and industry best practices. If you want to learn more, click on the links below to view our brochure and website or to book a meeting with one of our consultants.

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