In 2020, HubHead assisted several companies with migrating their EAM master data in conjunction with system upgrades. This was mainly done with SAP and S4/HANA. However, there were other companies using systems such as IFS and Maximo. We have covered the importance of effective and efficient data management in several blogs. A significant part of implementing proper asset data management is ensuring that maintenance and reliability staff are adequately trained to execute data management practices effectively.
With any company, adequate employee training is critical to business performance. Without appropriate training, you leave workers frustrated, confused, and decrease overall morale. This will be very evident in productivity and likely prevent your company from reaching performance goals. The same theory directly applies to maintenance and reliability professionals at asset-intensive companies.
Empowered employees = higher productivity
The first step to properly managing your asset data is making sure you have the right productivity tools. This will save much time and money because it eliminates the need for unnecessary tedious, manual tasks. As great as productivity tools can be, the real work is making sure you know how to apply those tools to fit specific business goals. This means you need to have a larger objective for your data, of which productivity tools are only one aspect.
Productivity tools and data management are usually expensive and require extensive expertise and resources, whether it be building a bill of materials or using an EAM/CMMS system. Therefore, your employees need to be empowered with the right tools and the correct information. Unfortunately, some maintenance and reliability professionals lack a solid understanding of Asset Performance Management (APM) basics. This is a significant problem for asset-intensive companies because maintenance professionals who are tasked with maintaining vast amounts of complex data are unable to perform their jobs effectively if they don’t understand the underlying APM purposes for organizing and collecting the data in the first place.
While training is a significant investment for every company, it is worthwhile. Asset data management solutions can sometimes be quite technical and require a certain level of knowledge and expertise. Without that, the productivity tool you have invested in could quickly become a source of frustration. All of which has a simple solution: adequate training for maintenance and reliability staff.
The NRX AssetHub solution is a cloud-based software that enables companies to prioritize their data accuracy, leading to increased productivity. With features such as editing, reviewing, approving, and visualizing, users can improve their data quality before migrating it to a new system. If you would like to learn more about our solutions, feel free to book a demo, and our team would be happy to assist you!
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