Whether a business is coming from an old legacy system or an EAM/CMMS system that isn’t meeting the demands of a growing company, EAM migrations are a necessary step in a company’s next generation of master data consolidation and use. When transitioning from one EAM/CMMS system to the next, changes to your asset and maintenance data can occur.
Keeping your existing legacy system in place can be costly for your organization. You could also be losing money from your current EAM/CMMS system that is inefficient or laced with bad data. If you’re struggling with the following issues, you should probably consider switching to a new EAM/CMMS system:
In an increasingly digitized and accessible world, your EAM/CMMS systems need to be compatible with multiple different browsers, remote devices, and other developing technology. Access anytime, anywhere is one of the underlying principles of effective and accessible data management. Maintenance staff need to be properly equipped to access data regardless of location to confirm machinery specifics, use visual features, or search part catalogues with ease. If your current EAM/CMMS system has compatibility issues, maybe it’s time change that for good.
2. Not user-friendly
As mentioned earlier, all maintenance workers should have access to the correct information at all times, from any site. With that being said, to make their job more efficient, your EAM system should be easy to use. This includes features for reporting, visualizing data, asset hierarchies, and other elements to enhance operations. Within this user experience, an ideal EAM/CMMS system will also have all the necessary functions you need to conduct operations according to your targets. Some of these functions include PM scheduling and work order management. Most importantly, your EAM system should be versatile and have the ability to serve different needs within the business. If your current system is challenging to use or extract data from, you should consider switching to a new EAM system.
3. Inadequate reporting
Data reporting is a crucial function for every asset-intensive business. This keeps maintenance workers informed on what takes place at each facility regularly. With this information, key performance indicators can be identified and give insight into asset performance. Also, knowing when a machine needs maintenance, the cause of malfunctions, or downtime costs are critical bits of information that keep operations running smoothly. If your current system cannot provide such information, this can significantly slow down processes and lead to errors. Again, in this case, you should consider implementing a new EAM system.
4. Lack of collaboration
Again, going back to having access to information anytime and anywhere, maintenance staff should easily collaborate within the system. This is especially important for large organizations with large teams. All team members should be able to access information simultaneously without interference. If your current system limits the number of people that can access or collaborate on the platform, your alarm bells should be ringing.
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