CMMS has helped multiple businesses in several ways. So has mobility, which has completely changed the face of the business world. Combining the two has created a powerhouse that every organization is taking advantage of. Needless to say, it has impacted enterprise asset management (EAM) too.
Mobility is an extension of the typical EAM functions, which include the maintenance and operations of an organization’s physical assets, facilities, and infrastructure. Mobility gives a competitive edge to businesses and it has helped in changing various EAM practices for good.
Let us look at some of them:
- Connectivity, Even Without the Internet
Mobility as a part of the EAM system allows remote workers to use their mobile devices to enter asset information from any location of the equipment to the central EAM software. A mobile extension of the core EAM software can also work in places with limited or no internet connectivity.
- Handling Processes on One Platform
You can handle all the processes related to EAM through a streamlined mobile app, thanks to mobile EAM solutions. Decision-makers can communicate with not just regular employees but also those in remote locations through this app. It enables them to efficiently handle numerous EAM activities. Furthermore, businesses can execute work order management, workforce management, and inventory management through the app.
If maintenance worker needs some information about an asset, they can access the information through their mobile device. This especially comes in handy while carrying out scheduled repairs. The employee can also access all the historical information related to that asset though the best CMMS software’s EAM. The integrity between the mobile application and core system is maintained at all times, thus ensuring the accuracy of the data.
- Connecting the Process with Central Systems
Initially, the EAM software solutions were unique for the system and there was a third-party solution for mobile data entry. This caused an issue of redundancy and there was a risk of duplication as the data collected on the mobile device had to be re-entered into the system once the data was collected. This proved to be quite challenging logistically as managing a complex network of software and mobile apps from several vendors wasn’t easy and often lead to security issues. When one vendor faced a data breach, other systems connected were also exposed to that breach.
EAM and CMMS software providers have addressed this issue by creating their mobile applications which can easily be integrated with the core system. Due to the integration with the central system, even remote employees could enter the data safely and quickly. They could even put in a work order from any location, which would be transmitted to the core system by the app.
There was a time when CMMS system providers were rigid when it came to configuration. This forced businesses to adapt their organizational processes according to the available software when ideally it should be the other way around. However, the current EAM software versions and their related business processes allow configuration to a great extent.
It is possible to customize the EAM software to fit your business needs and processes. This greatly benefits all businesses as each organization has unique requirements from EAM systems. The ‘one-solution-fits-all’ model does not work in most cases, thus making configuration a boon.
With NEXGEN Asset Management, you can streamline business processes and operations. If you need this powerful CMMS software tool, contact us. Our experienced staff will walk you through the setup process from start to finish.