While helping several companies last year, we noticed many of our customers wanting to migrate their EAM master data while simultaneously completing system upgrades. It becomes more of a jam-everything-in-at-once approach where two essential things are planned to occur at once. However, often the little details are swept under the rug.

Joining together an EAM migration and ERP system upgrade is not impossible, but it does require a significant amount of planning, patience, and attention to detail. Too many wrong moves could lead to even more confusion than in the first place. In such cases, opportunities for asset performance management can be easily missed. Not to mention, poorly planned upgrades negatively reflect on your company’s maintenance and reliability process.

It makes sense for companies to complete data migration and system upgrade simultaneously because why not kill two birds with one stone? On the other hand, it is also important to note that a data migration by itself is a time-consuming and labour-intensive project. The same goes for an ERP system upgrade. So imagine combining those significant projects.

At the end of this article are some of our previous blogs, which extensively cover the importance of planning for data management and asset performance.

Better safe than sorry

Poorly planned upgrades alongside an ineffective asset and maintenance data migration can cause an array of problems. This includes significant increases in downtime, a decrease in wrench time, as well as several inefficiencies. You also become at risk for asset and maintenance data loss which will create holes and gaps in your critical information. Such things can cause serious asset and maintenance data integrity issues that can make your data altogether unreliable. Not only will a poorly planned upgrade or asset and maintenance data migration lead to confusion among maintenance workers, but it will also force you to incur extra cost trying to fix the problem or remedy the situation.

Ensuring a successful system upgrade and asset and maintenance data migration at the same time can be an uphill battle. However, with the right tools and strategies in place, it can be pulled off. The NRX AssetHub solution assists with planning, reviewing, editing, and approval of your master data. If you need assistance with any of those things, feel free to book a demo, and our team would be happy to get in touch with you.

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