Every maintenance reliability team strives to keep all assets running at peak performance at all times, increasing the equipment lifetime, reducing equipment breakdowns and consequently reducing the overall cost of operations. Operating, maintaining, building and renewing critical asset requires a significant amount of work across any organization. Asset maintenance reliability is certainly the ultimate target of every asset-intensive enterprise business. When it comes to oil & gas, energy, mining, construction, telecommunications, utilities, railroads, process and discrete manufacturing, transportation, etc., a reliable asset base is crucial.
The Challenges of Executing an Asset Maintenance Mobile Solution
Enterprise maintenance software is a complete and large system that allows your business to capture the necessary data to run smoothly and is filled with the features and functions to complete asset maintenance in all areas and departments. The goal of mobilizing certain features and key capabilities enhances the user experience, allowing users to quickly access information and record their work while in the field.
Getting a near consumer-grade experience on your maintenance mobility solution impacts user acquisition and success. An easy-to-use user interface allows technicians and users interact easily and start working quickly with minimal training.
The market is flooded with choices of mobile devices and computers in today’s marketplace. Selecting a correct mobile strategy and devices allow your technicians and users to record their work and complete tasks successfully. Providing the flexibility for users to use devices they’re already familiar with, adds immediate value to any maintenance mobile solution.
Get Accurate Condition-Based Asset Data
One of the most important features of a successful maintenance mobility solution is creating a single source of truth for employees, technicians, contractors and contingent workers. Having secure access to detailed critical asset information increases the benefits of a mobility solution.
With the right mobile solution, users have access to:
- Asset hierarchy
- Quality plans and inspections
- Previous asset work history
- File attachments (photos, user manuals, notes, etc.)
- Asset meter readings
- Failure analysis
- Asset logs
- Asset attributes
- View & add resources
- Charge time against a resource
While executing work, technicians and engineers should also have the ability to request equipment parts and materials to complete tasks more efficiently. Having the capability to see on hand components, materials, asset bill of material, stock items and direct items, ensures work is completed faster and documented more accurately.
Network Connectivity & Cellular Coverage Limitations
Sometimes assets are in remote areas where connectivity is not available, yet performing inspections and repairs are mandatory for business compliance. Recording all this work can be addressed by having offline capability on your maintenance mobile app. Completed repairs, inspection data, attachments and more should be recorded on the mobile device with a geo-stamp feature, to make sure all work was completed at the exact asset location.
Benefits of Having a Maintenance Mobile Solution
There are a lot of immediate benefits using a maintenance mobility solution in asset rich companies. Mobile solution benefits include, increased employee satisfaction and retention by reducing overhead, elimitating paperwork, significantly increasing overall data quality and more accurate work documentation. Some of the immediate benefits experienced with a robust mobile solution are:
- Reduction of work order backlog
- Increasing wrench time
- Cutback of overtime hours
- Increase access to critical asset data
- Significantly improve condition-based maintenance data
Working with Ventureforth
Ventureforth’s suite of mobile solutions provides a low-cost, low-risk asset inspection and maintenance mobility solution running in the cloud, providing technicians the ability to access the entire work lifecycle of assets. Integrating with Oracle eAM, Oracle Maintenance Cloud, Peoplesoft and JD Edwards our solutions provide the ability to work without Wi-Fi or cellular coverage. We have a proven solution that will help your entire team achieve maintenance reliability on all your critical assets.