Your source data contains some very useful information that is helpful while migrating your data to a new EAM system. In fact, the first and foremost step in the data migration process is extracting master data from the source EAM. But what happens when your source data is not accurate? You are no longer able to rely on it to set up your new EAM correctly.

Making the most of your source data 

It is known that if the input is flawed, the output will be misleading. When it comes to data, the same principle applies. Maintaining your source data is important as most of this information will go directly into your new target EAM system. Oftentimes most source data goes haywire when you have no processes in place to keep it up to date or your data standards aren’t detailed enough. Outlined below are some good ways to avoid poor source data getting into your new EAM.

Involve your maintenance team: Setting standardized procedures and formats in place when it comes to inputting data goes a long way. This avoids room for inconsistencies and misleading data. When the whole team is on the same page from the beginning itself, you will save yourself from lost wrench time and productivity.​

Accurate source data: Before you migrate your source data to your new target EAM, ensure you complete an audit of your existing source data to avoid propagating errors into your new CMMS system. By conducting a cleanse, you can correct inaccurate information or remove any irrelevant information.

Keep existing data in place: While conducting a migration, you may have existing data that doesn’t have an obvious home in your new CMMS. Most data gaps occur in this stage since these data points aren’t accounted for, and as a result are lost in the process. Thus, making sure that all your existing data in your current EAM gets transferred to your new EAM or into another system will help you in the long run.

Starting from the source

It is no doubt that your source data carries the bulk of all your asset and maintenance data. Ensuring that your source data is clean and of high quality will only bring in higher returns from your new EAM. If you would like to learn more about making the most of your source data, feel free to book a demo with us to ensure a smooth EAM migration!

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