11 February, 2013
For any industry that banks on the functionality of its assets, having them in proper working condition is primarily important. The term ‘industry’ is used collectively in this case to refer to a large enterprise that could be anything from a manufacturing company to a hospital. The workings of any and all equipment is expected to be flawless with every rising sun, and to achieve that, a little technological help is needed. It’s an aid called Enterprise Asset Management. Sometimes referred to as computerized asset management, enterprise asset management is a necessity when it comes to reducing the costs of asset ownership.
Software companies invest in making Enterprise Asset Management software for the simple reason that it is more effective than manual management. Keeping track of asset health is something that is best done using software since any abnormalities indicating deteriorating asset health are quickly and timely noted. It is this keeping of equipment in good running condition that ensures their reliability and safety- key factors in any facility. EAM software is what you would term as having a broad spectrum- the nature of its development means it can be used across departments, facilities and even locations. Between locations means shifting the network to an online platform to bridge the geographical gap that is created.
With the emphasis made on asset management, one would be tempted to think that EAM Software is limited to the aforementioned function. But truth is it does a lot more than that. Expectations banked on a CMMS system stretch far beyond the operations surrounding asset management. But the maintenance aspect is the most desired one. Subsidiary functions include risk management, strategic planning, creating work orders to better the efficiency and productivity of your staff.
The nature of business is really dynamic to say the least. This, in other words, means that growth is expected as the business covers and conquers new territory. It is the CMMS software that assumes the responsibility of better work scheduling, better allocation of resources, and improved financial planning to ensure that the new costs of business are met in the most intuitive way. Proper monitoring of assets is crucial at this point, since an increased work orders would mean demand for more output, and this is a likely trigger for a breakdown. Then again, there is the Maintenance Management Software to pick up on any irregularities so they can be addressed immediately.
The availability of EAM software has really changed the costs of doing business, and in a good way. Granted, the investment made on acquiring a CMMS system from a vendor, especially one meant for a large corporation or company, is a huge one indeed, but it is worth it. Over time, it does get to save you millions that you could have spent in replacing equipment because of a fault that went unnoticed.
And as far as vendors go, you can rely on Ashcom Technologies to give you not only the best EAM software that you could imagine, but exemplary customer service as well.
Ashcom Technologies provides knowledge-based business solutions to clients through a multitude of strategies and tools. In the process, clients receive a sustainable competitive advantage through the implementation of proactive strategies & technologies. CMMS plays a large role in this process.
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