A complete asset inventory and accurate condition assessment is the foundation to developing a comprehensive asset management program.
NEXGEN Asset Management’s Assets module includes Asset Inventory, Condition Assessment, Inspection and Backflow. Unlike many Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) that are either specific to non-linear or linear assets, NEXGEN Asset Management software has a structured asset hierarchy that serves both types of assets effectively. Non-linear assets (equipment, area, structure, vehicle, etc.) are grouped by location and class, and organized in customizable tree structures. Linear assets (pipes, roads, telecommunications lines, etc.) are not only sorted by class and location, but are also linked by connectivity and graphically displayed on a Geographic Information System (GIS) map. The ability to query assets and create work orders through the asset inventory hierarchy or GIS adds to the flexibility of NEXGEN Asset Management’s asset inventory module. Data can also be easily rolled up for summary reports based on location or class.
The type of information collected using NEXGEN Asset Management software can be customized for the following asset classes:
- Area – (i.e. parks, drainage, reservoir)
- Equipment – (i.e. pumps, computers, motors, furniture)
- Linear – (i.e. pipes, roads, cables, telecommunications)
- Structure – (i.e. buildings, bridges, tanks)
- Vehicle – (i.e. cars, trucks, planes)
NEXGEN Asset Management automatically assigns an Asset Condition Index (ACI) based on age to consistently rate conditions for analysis in the absence of field condition assessments. ACI ratings from 1 to 10 allow users to capture and interpret conditions consistently.
NEXGEN Asset Management’s Inspection Module supports routine asset inspections. Customizable inspection templates can be created for specific types of inspections. We have developed a Sanitary Sewer Overflow inspection template that complies with the regulatory reporting requirements.