Are you new to Maximo and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)? We understand trying to embrace a new technology and community like EAM can be a tremendous task. We have outlined a brief ‘How to Get Acclimated’ resource full of suggestions to get newcomers off and running.
#1 - Get to know the key terms: RCM, CMMS, and EAM
The first step is to understand a few of the common terms/acronyms used when discussing maintenance processes.
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a corporate-level maintenance strategy that is implemented by analyzing how often a company’s or facility’s assets need to be maintained, then establishing a maintenance schedule around those intervals. The maintenance strategies are enhanced such that there are more preventative maintenance work orders and fewer corrective work orders for the company’s critical assets. The result of an RCM program is extended asset life, lowered maintenance cost, better documentation of failure modes, and increased workplace safety.
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) have been around a long time. Computerized maintenance management system software includes the word “maintenance”, and that’s its primary focus. CMMS helps reorganize, automate, and provide communications for maintenance-related activities. Its core goals are to automate maintenance scheduling, streamline inventory, manage work orders, and maintain asset information.
Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) involves the management of the maintenance of physical assets of an organization throughout each asset's lifecycle. This management scheme covers the design, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and decommissioning or replacement of plant, equipment and facilities. The relationship between CMMS and EAM are a vital ingredient to your foundational knowledge.
#2 – Study Up at IBM’s IoT Academy
We have heard from our team members and our clients that the IBM’s IoT Academy is an excellent source for learning what Maximo is all about. The IoT Academy gets users into Maximo and up to speed very quickly.
# 3 - Join a local Maximo User Group (MUG)
There are groups you can find on Linkedin that offer a lot of articles, webinars, and blogs. In addition to an online community, you will want to engage in a local community that meets throughout the year. National user groups often offer specific industry tracks that you focus on, for example, GOMaximo focuses on Maximo users in the Gas and Oil industries.
Camaraderie and online learning tools will help your confidence levels as you move forward with your journey into the EAM arena. This resource page will help you navigate all the information, save to your favorites as an easy reference guide.