Are your systems and processes
configured to provide you with the information you need to manage your
Or are they viewed as a burden
with little value?
There are many processes and tools
to support the management of the information on assets and the maintenance
of the assets. Depending upon
the size and requirements of the organization, tools from manual paper
based systems, to spreadsheets, to dedicated CMMS (computerized
maintenance management systems), EAMS (enterprise asset management
systems), and ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems have been
The critical issues are to select
the processes and tools most appropriate for your organization, and to use
them effectively. There are many situations where the appropriate tools
were not effectively used due to ineffective processes, ineffective
training, or poor implementation and configuration.
The selection of inappropriate tools may cause even more issues.
These situations can cause poor quality or inaccurate data, as users see
no value to the systems, inefficient processes with considerable manual
intervention where the processes are not optimized for the system used,
and duplicate data entry or use of manual entry when the systems could
better manage the data. The
final result is often a considerable investment in systems with little of
the promised benefit achieved.
How good is the information in
Should you be getting more value
from your systems?