Efficient Plant February 2018 - 10

feature | industry views

Gary L. Parr
Editorial Director

Maximize CMMS,

EAM Use

Experts say focus on stakeholder buy-in and strong data management
to get the most out of your software investment.

AT THE HEART of just about any reliability-based maintenance program is regular and widespread use of CMMS (computerized maintenance management software) and/or EAM
(enterprise asset management) systems. Organizations that
leverage these systems find it easier to be proactive at scheduling maintenance tasks, tracking work orders and logging
results and feedback to apply to future situations, managing
backlogs, communicating with management, and staying on
top of spare parts and consumables and the potential runaway
costs they can generate.
Safety, though, is probably the most important benefit of
effective CMMS/EAM usage. Better planning, organization,
and scheduling allows workers to approach tasks in a calm,
organized manner, fully equipped to do the job properly. In
other words, there are fewer, if any, rushed, pressure-filled

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situations that can lead to workplace mistakes and accidents.
CMMS/EAM systems really shine in operations that have
moved to a reliability-based culture that is driven by predictive/prescriptive asset management. Lifecycle management,
analytics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data, and compliance are just some of the factors that are effectively handled.
To help you maximize your CMMS/EAM use, we asked
industry experts two questions this month:
 What is your top tip for CMMS or EAM implementation?
 What is the one benefit everyone should be getting out of their
CMMS or EAM software?
Whether you're at the entry-level end of the spectrum or
your CMMS/EAM system is part of the fabric of your operation, it never hurts to take a moment to assess if you're truly
benefiting from your investment.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Efficient Plant February 2018

Maximize CMMS, EAM Use
Tribology Program Fills Skills Gap
Caring For Bearings In Extreme Environments
Press-Brake Safeguarding Matters
Oil Systems Need To Breathe
SAP: Kicking Bad Habits
Advice For Automated Substations
Good BOMs Boost Maintenance Efficiency
Smarten Up About Rotor Analysis
Heed These Signs of Inefficiency
Implementations
IIoT
Efficiency Insight
Editorial
On The Floor
Solution Focus
Products
Showcase
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Cover1
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Cover2
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 1
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - 3
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 4
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 5
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Editorial
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 7
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Implementations
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 9
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Maximize CMMS, EAM Use
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - Tribology Program Fills Skills Gap
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - Caring For Bearings In Extreme Environments
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - Caring For Bearings In Extreme Environments
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - Press-Brake Safeguarding Matters
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - Oil Systems Need To Breathe
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - 30
Efficient Plant February 2018 - SAP: Kicking Bad Habits
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Advice For Automated Substations
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Good BOMs Boost Maintenance Efficiency
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Smarten Up About Rotor Analysis
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Heed These Signs of Inefficiency
Efficient Plant February 2018 - On The Floor
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 37
Efficient Plant February 2018 - IIoT
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Solution Focus
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 40
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Products
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 42
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 43
Efficient Plant February 2018 - 44
Efficient Plant February 2018 - Showcase
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Efficient Plant February 2018 - Efficiency Insight
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