Any organization trying to transition from a legacy CMMS system to a new EAM system has encountered some issues with spare parts and BOMs in the old system. Trying to identify duplicate or obsolete parts or the lack of good parts descriptions in the old EAM system, there’s a wealth of problems that can plague transitioning to a new system.


Identifying Duplicates

First, a key issue with older EAM systems is locating duplicate and obsolete parts. When compounded with a list of thousands of parts that can’t be effectively categorized or searched for, users struggle to find the information they need.

New Search Tools Needed

Next, legacy EAM systems lack a range of new tools users can use to organize and view information. For instance, older systems usually rely on text descriptions to differentiate replacement parts. This can make misinterpretations become expensive mistakes when ordering new parts later. A BOM linking the spare parts to a piece of equipment can be very useful, but only if they are kept uptodate.


Building BOMs for critical equipment

Moreover, building and keeping a maintenance BOM uptodate for criticial equipment is a good investment.  This is especially true if you can use the same accurate BOM everywhere in your organization that the equipment is used.  In doing so, organizations can efficiently deal with obsolete parts and new vendor recommended spares without updating a series of lists across multiple locations.


How we can Help

As mentioned, building a BOM shortens downtime when searching for essential maintenance data. To learn more about how we can help build or improve BOMs, contact us to book a demo or download our brochure.


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