Are you confused as to why your company has poor quality asset and maintenance data when it used to be good? It’s possible that your company may have had good quality EAM data that was complete and accurate at one point in time, but it’s likely deteriorated over time. Understanding how this comes about can help you to prevent the same issues from occurring when you finally transfer data over to your new EAM system. It can then help you avoid the consequences that come with poor data including how it prevents you from maximizing your investment into a new EAM system during a migration. Below are two ways as to how EAM data can be ruined over time.

Not Keeping Data Up-to-date

EAM data quality can deteriorate over time and become inaccurate and/or incomplete if it is not kept up-to-date. When changes occur within your assets it’s important to make changes to your EAM data right away or else you run the risk of your data becoming outdated. Data must be updated if the following changes are made:

  • Maintenance practices are altered –> Maintenance practices can be changed in numerous ways. One way might be that your company shifts from taking part in reactive maintenance and switches to a preventive maintenance strategy. If your company does this but it fails to update its EAM/CMMS data to reflect this change then problems can occur.
  • Assets are upgraded or decommissioned –> If an asset in your facilities is changed or removed from operation then the asset data within your EAM system must be altered to reflect these changes to avoid inaccuracy.
  • Engineering Changes –> Assets may be altered in design to where they require completely different parts in order to be repaired. If changes to asset design occur but the asset data within your EAM system doesn’t reflect it then it can cause lots of confusion for workers.

Allowing Duplicates To Occur

Duplicates occur as a result of poor spare parts management and SKU matching. Workers may have trouble finding parts within the EAM system because of the poor descriptions of parts. As a result, workers will create duplicates in the EAM system and potentially maintain excess inventory. The more duplicate parts that you have, the more disorganized your EAM system becomes and the greater your inventory carrying costs.

How We Can Help

We can help to repair and cleanse EAM data that was once good through our solutions. Doing so can ensure that your EAM data is in perfect condition for an EAM migration which will help you to optimize your investment. Implementing corporate standards within your asset hierarchy, changing maintenance strategies to adopt a preventive approach, eliminating duplicates through SKU matching are just some of the many ways that we can help to repair EAM data.

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