As we have mentioned in the past, an EAM migration can be a long and challenging journey. Whether you are considering an EAM migration or have already decided to do one, understanding what influences the length of the project is key. This understanding can give you a realistic expectation of the time your migration may take compared to others.

Project Dependencies

One of the issues that impacts an EAM migration is whether it is part of a wider company ERP upgrade.  Often ERP migrations are run by IT and SIs who overlook the complexities of the EAM asset and maintenance master data.  It is important that the maintenance and reliability leaders in the business make sure the overall plan leaves enough time and is realistic in terms of the effort required to set up assets and maintenance plans effectively in the EAM module of the new ERP system.

The Amount and Complexity of Data Being Migrated

The main thing that influences how long an EAM master data migration will take is the amount of data that needs to be migrated. If you are a large company with a large number of assets, then naturally, it will take longer than it would for a smaller company.  But regardless of the size of your company, asset and maintenance master data is inherently complex and will make setting it up in the new system more complicated than setting up simple ERP reference data.

The Amount of Cleansing Needed

Another factor is how much cleansing your data needs. If your data is highly incomplete, inaccurate, or inadequate and causes significant inefficiencies in your maintenance and operations, then it will take longer. If you are planning an EAM migration, then your data likely needs to be cleaned regardless. However, some companies may still have high-quality data that can be retained, and their data issues may not be as severe. The extent of your data issues and the amount of high-quality data that exist are factors that will influence the length of the data-cleansing process.

Method for Migration

The length of time the migration will take depends on what tool you choose to use if any. Concurrently, it will depend on the team that you hire to complete the job. You may have your own IT team that you can delegate this task to, but they could lack important domain expertise in the maintenance and reliability space. As a result, they may take short cuts that impact the data that ends up in the new EAM system. Therefore, picking the right personnel and automated tool to complete the asset and maintenance master data migration is key to completing a migration on time.

How We Can Help

We can help to make sure that your EAM asset and master data migration is completed as quickly as it possibly can be while ensuring success. Our experts can help you plan the migration and help cleanse data efficiently by identifying gaps and inadequacies within it. To learn how to complete an asset and maintenance master data migration efficiently and effectively, contact us to book a demo or download our brochure.

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