Mobile devices continue to change the face of commercial operations. Given its broad range, it comes as no surprise that it now touches upon certain aspects of enterprise asset management (EAM).
The mobile version of EAM serves as an extension of regular EAM functions nfrastructures and facilities — to produce successful work for decentralised enterprises.
These EAM applications’ transformative effect on asset management and maintenance requires further understanding. Its unpredictable nature continues to change the face of EAM for the better.
Connected Operations Minus the Internet
Most businesses in asset-intensive industries (e.g. manufacturing, mining, gas utilities and construction) do not have a singular central location. Instead, they are a combination of main offices and remote sites. In some cases, operations can be found across the country or in different countries.
Managing assets in far locations requires investing a significant amount of time and money. As a result, organisations choose to shortchange the EAM process to cut costs. This leads to a reactive maintenance environment that allows assets to run until they fail — a recipe for unplanned outage disasters.
Mobility prevents these outages by allowing remote workers to access data from their mobile devices. It also makes growing utility companies easier to manage despite dispersed assets. Necessary data concerning EAM makes its way to people without the stress of downtime or other potential issues.
Processing with a Singular Platform
According to Mainpac.com.au, provider of fixed asset management solutions, there is more to asset management than just maintenance. Mobile EAM solutions allow organisations to handle all processes within a streamlined mobile application. Through the mobile app, decision makers communicate with employees in handling a range of EAM activities.
It used to be that enterprise software providers could only offer a few features for customisation. As a result, organisations had to adapt to the processes of the software instead of the other way around. This led to management teams abandoning new systems after deployment.
Mobilisation also enables easy customisation of EAM features. Businesses can alter the requirements of their systems to fit their processes.
With the pace of mobilisation quickening, EAM continues to reap rewards from this innovation. Its continuous revolution will further improve EAM practices in the long run.