As a leading global supplier of Asset Management solutions we have been helping companies to cut their operational costs and increase their productivity for over 20 years. Our offering has grown to match the differing requirements of stakeholders in the market and to provide each with prime opportunities to increase their profitability.
IFS Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) improves the company's operational and maintenance procedures, both immediately and in the long term. Based on industry standards, the functionality for collecting data from the process and control systems allows the proportion of condition-based maintenance to be maximized, and the risk of breakdowns and disruptions, to be minimized. Because IFS' solution includes both Plant design and OEE components there is the opportunity to track assets throughout their entire life and to run comparative operational analysis which can reveal where improvements in corporate performance can be made.
More than ever, CMMS/EAM vendors need you, their clients, to succeed. Many have identified room for improvement and are focusing their efforts on four key areas: industry specialization, implementation, integration and functionality. The changes they wrought have prompted us to revise and expand the Plant Services CMMS/EAM Software Review, our detailed hands-on comparison of current offerings.
Enterprise asset management (EAM) software is a powerful tool for those responsible for maximizing the value of industrial assets as well as those who perform maintenance work on those assets. But often, EAM software falls short of delivering all of the benefits it could. Why is this? In this Special Report we take a look at what it take a look at how to get the most out of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Software, successful enterprise asset management on an international scale and several implementations of real-world operational efficiency strategies.
Wasted time is the enemy of wrench time. When maintenance technicians spend excessive amounts of time gathering tools and parts, arranging specialized equipment, searching for information or traveling to job sites, their value-added work time is constrained. Learn about the right strategies and tools available to streamline and improve your maintenance operations in this new Plant Services Special Report.
Even though asset management technology has made enormous leaps in recent years, in some ways it may have been easier to manage major assets 30 years ago than it is today. This Plant Services Special Report delves in to some of the latest technologies and practices for managing your plant assets. Download your copy now.
This Plant Services Special Report takes a look at CMMS and outsourced maintenance, CMMS software advancements, and Asset Care programs. Download this Special Report now.
This Plant Services Special Report takes a look at the impact communications strategies and reporting & analysis tools and strategies has had on productivity in today's plant. It also reviews how asset intensive industries can improve their overall equipment efficiency with asset management and maintenance, repair and overhaul tools. Download this Special Report now.
This Plant Services Special Report takes a look at the strategies necessary for successful implementation of CMMS and asset management solutions in today's plants. This Special Report first identifies seven trends to address with a CMMS solution, how CMMS that uses knowledge management can be a competitive advantage, it also discusses the benefits of enterprise CMMS deployments and how to master asset management with projects.
As a cornerstone of the maintenance discipline, reliability centered maintenance (RCM) can achieve benefits in a vast number of areas, depending on where and how it is applied. This Special Report takes a look at the entire range of potential uses of RCM and the ensuing economic and non-cash benefits that can be achieved. In this Special Report we also take a look at what is needed in today's plant to achieve success with lean maintenance methodologies. Download your copy now.
Achieving maximum productivity in your plant is key to maximizing profitability at your plant. Today, this is more important than ever. But how do you know if you're doing everything you can to obtain maximum productivity levels? Download this PlantServices Special Report for a step-by-step guide achieving optimal performance at your plant.
Selecting enterprise asset management (EAM) software can be one of the more challenging projects any maintenance or operations team will face. The number of vendors and the complexity of their products makes good, objective information hard to come by. But if the right decision is made in the selection process, implementation will go relatively quickly and within a very short period of time the new system will begin to deliver the benefits of true reliability-centered maintenance (RCM).
Martin Gunnarsson, director of research & strategy, IFS, presents what is planned for improving support for outsourced service and maintenance operation, enhanced resource scheduling, and improved work order reporting capabilities, during the April 2011 IFS North American Customer Summit in Itasca, Illinois.
Matt Watters, P.E., business analyst, IFS, presents how to use IFS Product Data Management (PDM) for supporting engineering design, configuration control, advanced revision management, and more integrated with manufacturing, during the April 2011 IFS North American Customer Summit in Itasca, Illinois.
Tommy Massey, maintenance manager, Nucor Bar Mill Group, presents how Nucor Steel uses IFS for a complete maintenance solution, including recording information about buildings or equipment, fault reports, work orders, preventive maintenance, equipment monitoring, and resource scheduling, during the April 2011 IFS North American Customer Summit in Itasca, Illinois.
Enterprise applications company IFS this week debuted a plug-and-play version of IFS CPM, its corporate performance management platform, for power generation companies. The platform is designed to provide an enterprise-wide, top-down view of asset processes and performance.
There has always been a significant financial reward for high levels of equipment reliability in the oil and gas industry. ISO 14224 constitutes a "reliability language" that can be used to improve communication between parties involved in rig or facility operations and maintenance. In this white paper, you will learn how enterprise asset management (EAM) software that is prepackaged to support ISO 14224 can speed up compliance with the standard and ensure successful generation of valuable key performance indicators (KPIs) which comply with the standard that in the long run will be used to enhance equipment reliability.
Enterprise asset management (EAM) software is a powerful tool for those responsible for maximizing the value of industrial assets as well as those who perform maintenance work on those assets. But often, EAM software falls short of delivering all of the benefits it could. Why is this? In this whitepaper, we will examine the reasons companies that implement EAM software may not derive the full benefit it could deliver. We will also offer advice to circumvent some of these stumbling blocks and try to realize the promise of EAM.
This whitepaper offers tips on selecting ERP software for the mining industry. Most ERP products came from repetitive manufacturing and lack the powerful asset management and project management functionality mining companies require. Learn how you can you select ERP that can handle the entire mining project and asset lifecycle.
In selecting (EAM) software, usability ought to be a major criteria. Lacking usability, technician time is wasted during data entry and executives cannot get data to make good decisions. IFS EAM expert Mike Auer offers tips to evaluate EAM products for usability and argues for taking usability seriously during selection.
This whitepaper describes the basic considerations in evaluating and selecting Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software, with a special emphasis on how EAM must help maintenance interact with other parts of the company in order to achieve reliability-centered maintenance. Also addressed are the basic steps to prepare for EAM implementation.
Design, Operate, Maintain (DOM) – key concepts in asset management and in industrial maintenance, repair and operation. Industrial facility designers and those who operate and maintain those facilities need to work together closely to improve plant efficiency and business profitability over time.
In this whitepaper, we will discuss how project-based software solutions are essential for asset-intensive industries, and explore the specific ways that project, maintenance and financial functionality must be integrated in an enterprise software tool for information management. This white paper also address how this information can be leveraged in the company on a macro level for strategic decision-making as well as on a micro level to facilitate technical activities in the maintenance department.
Any organization involved with large, complex assets needs the right technology to manage the design, construction and commissioning of these assets, and these systems need to carry over into the operations and maintenance (O&M) stages of the asset lifecycle. While enterprise asset management (EAM) involves managing the asset itself, AIM deals with the management of the information about the asset. This white paper, addresses not only the importance of AIM to asset management, but defines some key concepts and reviews the different ways the right enterprise software system can facilitate AIM.
If your organization depends on the reliability of its plant and equipment, IFS' enterprise asset management (EAM) solution can help you improve the bottom line. By providing accurate, real-time information about your assets, the IFS solution helps you avoid equipment downtime, extend asset life, reduce service and repair costs, and maximize return on assets.
ERP for vertical industries is lacking according to this study from IFS North America and analyst Cindy Jutras. Jutras reviews functional gaps revealed in the study and discusses how these gaps create enterprise risk. The single largest gap is caused by a lack of enterprise asset management (EAM) in ERP.
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is one key deliverable from implementing Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software. But IFS EAM expert Jerry Browning explains that RCM doesn't come right out of the box, and a company needs to select EAM that will meet its changing needs on its journey towards RCM.
With pressure to adopt lean business practices intensifying, maintenance directors and senior managers of asset-intensive industries are relying on enterprise technology like Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) to eliminate non-value-added work and drive lean maintenance improvements. IFS EAM expert Mike Auer discusses the fine points of implementing EAM for lean maintenance.
Learn how to use Design Operate Maintain, or DOM, to eliminate communication problems between your maintenance and operations departments and designers working on your plant. Get new facilities online quicker and help engineers incorporate your wisdom and experience in their work with help from Christian Klingspor, IFS Senior Advisor for Lifecycle Management!
Asset management professionals probably have a pretty good idea of how an organization benefits from implementing enterprise asset management (EAM) software. They may have a hard time enumerating these benefits, however. And the rest of us … apart from mumbling something about uptime and asset visibility, we can’t say too much about EAM software at all. Here are some tips for implementing EAM to achieve the ultimate benefits.
Mobile EAM (enterprise asset management) software has been around for a long time. In this edition of the IFS Radio Network podcast series, IFSEAM expert Stefan Pervik discusses the benefits of mobile EAM along with the technological changes that make it more attractive today than in past years.
IFS provides a broad range of enterprise, manufacturing, service management and asset management solutions. An integral part of IFS Applications, IFS' solutions seamlessly work together, enabling companies to employ lean enterprise concepts, control costs, manage projects, increase efficiencies in their supply chain, and measure their performance.