Close the Gap

Are you using the enterprise asset management (EAM) application from enterprise resource planning vendor SAP AG?

Do you wonder how the benefits you are deriving from it stack up against other companies? If you have a gap between what you are experiencing and what world-class companies are getting, where can you close the gap?

Automation and reliability services supplier ABB, in Columbus, Ohio, has a program to analyze a company’s utilization of EAM and provide feedback on where it rates vs. others in a number of assessment areas.

Just knowing the various areas to evaluate can give operations and maintenance professionals a jump start toward improvement.

Following are some evaluation areas:

• Information Systems Strategy
• Business Processes
• Master Data Models and Structures
• Planned Maintenance
• Transactional Data
• System Utilization
• User Training
• System Administration and Support.

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