During a migration project, master data is being transferred from one EAM/CMMS system to the next. At this juncture, retaining integrity of this data is going to be the most critical. However, there are a lot of problems that could arise during this transition that’d jeopardize the success of the migration. Therefore, setting realistic expectations and preparing for potential challenges is all an important part of EAM migration planning.


Below are a few typical mistakes businesses make during a migration project.

Not Testing and Migrating Anyways

When conducting an EAM migration, it’s important to make sure that asset and maintenance master data is getting transferred and set up correctly in the new system. Not leaving enough time to test and verify the master data migration process can result in errors and data loss. It also makes it difficult to pinpoint and correct problems if they do occur.


Greenlighting Poor Asset and Maintenance Master Data for Use

When poor quality data is loaded into your new EAM system, you will not be able to fully reap the benefits of your new system. Instead, you will transfer over all of your problems from the old system and perhaps even amplify them further. Your system is ultimately only as good as the asset data that’s in it, and there is no point in migrating to a new EAM system if asset data isn’t cleansed beforehand.  For example, it’s important to make sure that unneeded decommissioned assets aren’t transferred to the new system.


Refusing Expertise from Professionals

Many companies may underestimate the work that goes into migrating EAM asset and maintenance data and the time and planning that it takes to execute it properly. Involving experts who understand asset and maintenance master data in the process is beneficial. Experts need to have a clear understanding of both the source system and its master data structures as well as the new EAM system and its master data structures.   Consultants deploying a new ERP or EAM system typically don’t have these skills.


How We Can Help

HubHead’s solutions and services can help you improve and migrate your EAM asset and maintenance master data efficiently. Contact us to find out more.

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