If you are planning an EAM migration, this is ideal for you to fix foundational data issues. Before migrating your data to your new EAM, it is highly beneficial to invest in a solution that allows you to solve issues with your asset and maintenance master data. Suppose you do not take the time to fix your master data before your EAM migration. In that case, your new EAM will not be set up to support practical work management and improved maintenance programs like APM, predictive maintenance, and digital twins.

It is Challenging to Edit or Change Your PMs After Migration

PMs are challenging to edit and change in most EAM systems. Once they have been set up inefficiently without IIOT, APM, and condition-based monitoring in mind, it makes it very challenging to transition from time or usage-based PMs to predictive maintenance.

It is much easier to edit or change your PMs before a migration when they are not already set up in your EAM or associated with historical work order data and when changes can be made connected with a migration or upgrade.

Your Asset Hierarchy May Not Be Set Up for Optimal Performance 

It is essential to review and restructure your asset hierarchy before an EAM migration to ensure that the hierarchy for your new EAM system is set up for optimal performance. For successful APM analysis, you may require a process-oriented hierarchy. However, restructuring your asset hierarchy to be process-oriented becomes very difficult once you operate your EAM with a non-process-oriented hierarchy. The alternative is to maintain multiple hierarchies, which creates data management errors and inefficiencies.

An EAM migration presents a perfect time to review and restructure your asset hierarchy to improve performance and efficiency. It is challenging to fix your asset hierarchy in a live system with lots of transactional data. A migration provides an opportunity when you already need to bring your data out of your current EAM or CMMS system.

The Same Inaccuracies in Your Master Data will be Transferred to Your New EAM System

Many asset-intensive companies struggle with inaccurate asset and maintenance master data. Inaccurate master data dramatically impacts a company’s maintenance operations and costs, and so ensuring the quality and reliability of your master data is crucial.

Simply lifting your master data from your current CMMS or EAM system and loading it into your new EAM brings the same inaccurate data directly out of your old system and into your new one. Without improving the quality of your master data and identifying the gaps and inadequacies in your master data, you will not be able to experience all the benefits of your new EAM system. Anytime you migrate data from one CMMS or EAM system to another and export the master data from your current systems is optimal for data improvement.

Get the Most of Your New EAM System

Optimizing your PMs, restructuring your asset hierarchy, and improving the quality of your master data are essential steps for ensuring you get the most out of your new EAM system.

NRX AssetHub, powered by HubHead Corp., provides asset-intensive businesses with world-class software for visualizing, building, editing, organizing, governing, and sustaining high-quality asset and maintenance master data for their EAM and CMMS systems. This allows companies to ensure their data is accurate before performing an EAM migration and avoids impacts to their work management, knowledge management, and maintenance costs. If you would like to learn more about our solution, book a demo, and our team would be happy to help you!

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