Benefits of Adopting Cloud EAM

Cloud EAM systems empower maintenance teams to be efficient and effectively perform their jobs. Modern applications make work intuitive by bringing innovation from daily life to the field so technicians can work the way they live. Benefits of adopting cloud EAM applications include:  

  • Ease of use. Organizations that deploy an intuitive solution to track work orders create full transparency in the maintenance department and among colleagues, partners, and customers.
  • Remote work. Technicians can enter field inspection reports via mobile devices and access records to get work done at the asset location.
  • Data management. As the number of data sources available to the asset manager continues to grow (sensors, spatial data, visual data, etc.), regularly updated cloud systems will have the latest methods to manage and analyze these pools of data at speed.
  • Reporting and analytics. Advanced analytics give asset managers new powerful tools to handle complex challenges such as the repair/replace decision and accurately calculating key metrics such as mean time to repair (MTTR).
  • Governance, compliance, and risk management. EAM systems allow for reduced risks through management control elements and assessment tools. EAM also allows for better and more accurate risk analysis and evaluation, which is critical given increasing asset connectivity and third-party access. 
  • Integration. To achieve the desired results, EAM systems must be connected to the wider enterprise. Cloud systems can integrate with ERP, procurement, supply chain, finance, and even HR.
  • Platform. A platform offers capabilities that standalone systems cannot, such as cross-application workflows, seamless integration, and low-code application development. 

Adoption of a new system is the biggest hurdle for asset management, maintenance, and facilities teams. Technicians in particular are conditioned to a certain way of working.

Other areas customers have raised as pain points in implementing cloud EAM include trouble adapting business processes and lack of customization. Organizations need to pay attention to three important factors when selecting and rolling out an EAM system: 

  • The system should be intuitive so that teams will want to use it. It should not require days of retraining. 
  • The system should be customizable to your workflows. You should not be adjusting your work to fit the software. 
  • The system’s benefits should be clearly communicated to workers. Once technicians see the system saves them time, adoption naturally follows. 
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