Did you know that your EAM software system is primarily comprised of two types of static data?
- Master Table Information
- Coding Elements
Master table information (i.e., equipment, materials master, etc.) and coding elements (i.e., work order types, priorities, failure codes, material return reason, etc.) are keys to getting your EAM software to perform.
- Clean, standardized, and complete master table information helps users find records, encourages system use, and provides powerful reporting outputs. Click here to download a sample of a world-class MRO material master.
- Coding elements allow users to group, sort, and report information and are the underlying data elements for many key performance indicators. For example, the industry standard for measuring the % of Reactive (Unscheduled) Maintenance is based on Work Order Priority codes.
EAM data structures drive system reporting, reliability efforts, performance management information, and ease of system use. However, these critical system elements are often glossed over during the implementation process. Not enough time and attention is paid to fully defining these building blocks. As a result, users get frustrated, system buy-in is slow to occur, and the quality of information and reporting suffers.
So don’t forget about static data structures when implementing your EAM system. If you do, you won’t for long. It will become evident when you try to find an inventory item or run a report. J