Adding Enterprise Mobility to Your Asset Management System
In many companies an asset management system or CMMS Computerized maintenance system have been an integral part of production environments for many years. There is no denying the importance and benefits of well-maintained equipment. Prolonged asset life and reductions in downtime and operating costs have turned maintenance from being viewed as a cost of doing business into a vital part of being a profitable and admired business.
Traditional barriers to effectively managing the enterprise asset management maintenance process have been in organizing and documenting the system used. Tracking each piece of equipment by; last service date, frequency of service, scheduling of routine maintenance – all on paper – can become a full time job. Computerized maintenance management systems CMMS software such as Maximo were developed to organize this information. They quickly became not only a way of managing upkeep but also to provide a vital tool for improving maintenance performance.
Managers utilize an asset management system or CMMS to track asset inventory, increase technician productivity, increase overall equipment effectiveness and realize longer equipment life. It allows them to make more informed decisions about planned versus unplanned work resulting in better outcomes and superior return on investmant ROI.
But, the analysis used to make these decisions and increase performance is only as good as the data in the system. Paper work order systems still rely heavily on people to fill out all information on the order, return it and enter it into your asset management system in a timely manner. If any of this information is missing, erroneous or late then expensive decisions will be made without all the data.
Integrating the information of your CMMS into one of our mobile applications will help to address this. Technicians can scan equipment to request previous service records, report problems, locate parts, and close work orders – all from a mobile device such as a rugged handheld like the Motorola MC65 or a rugged tablet. This reduces response to failure times and increases the accuracy of recorded data, making your Asset Management System even better.
We can help you by adding enterprise mobility to your asset management system.