A critical part of effectively running an organization is ensuring that you have what you need where you need it – and in optimal condition. You can’t do that if you’ve lost sight of your assets.
mobilePLUS & EAM
Approaching Assets – The Enterprise View
Keeping track of ALL of your assets is not an easy task. You may have multiple locations across a building – or around the globe. You may have staff that has different needs for the items that they use – or a variety of other nuances that you may need to address.
The Enterprise Asset Management Solution
Your Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) approach may contain multiple applications or systems that you use to manage your assets. There may be ERPs, operations or maintenance systems, and even systems that you’ve developed internally. They often excel at their tasks, but it may be challenging getting accurate and timely (trustworthy) data into them.
If you don’t trust the data – how can you make critical decisions?
The key to trusting your asset data is to get that information into your systems quickly – and be confident that the data has been generated from a recent, in-person view of the asset itself.
Build on What You Have
If you’re unsure of your data, the answer isn’t necessarily to throw out what you have. The components of your EAM play essential roles in your organization – you invested in them for a reason.
You can leverage those systems – and likely mobile devices that you already own – to improve your asset management decisions. mobilePLUS, a mobile asset audit solution, offers a way to collect information about your assets, at your asset’s location, and deliver that information back to all of the right tools in your EAM.
mobilePLUS works with major industrial mobile device providers – so it likely works with ones that you may already have in-house. If not already certified, your devices can be quickly tested for use.
mobilePLUS also leverages APIs and standard data formats for data communication. This approach enables a single scan to feed multiple systems in your EAM simultaneously – in the format that those systems require.
Understand Your EAM
The purpose of mobilePLUS is to collect accurate asset data for your EAM. After all, your EAM can’t help you to determine the optimal use of your assets if it doesn’t have solid data coming in.
Before you add a mobile data collection solution like mobilePLUS, consider revisiting the details surrounding your EAM. Get to know what you have and where you have it. Only then can you determine the best next steps to get to optimal use of your EAM – and get the most from that investment.
Begin by reviewing these:
- What are all of the systems or applications of my existing EAM?
- What is the job of each EAM application?
- How does each piece need to receive data? And at what frequency?
The Inventory Processes
- What inventory procedures are currently in place for the EAM systems?
- How are these procedures and other information about your EAM being communicated to your team?
- Are the processes uniform & being followed?
- Are there already devices in use in any part of the EAM?
- What are they & why were they chosen for that job?
- Are they used by specific parts of the EAM? Are they shared across the EAM?
- Who works with your EAM?
- Do they work with specific components?
- Who manages them?
The beauty of a solid EAM is the global asset view that it provides – and the critical asset details that it maintains. A periodic review of your EAM can help you to optimize those results (and your investment) across the enterprise.
A pre-built solution package that includes:
Other things to consider
As you are considering improving your EAM with mobilePLUS, here is some additional information that may be helpful: