The better, faster way to implement Infor EAM software
SwainSmith PathwaysTM is a proven methodology for improving your asset management operation with Infor EAM software. It’s more than just an implementation method. It’s a critical path to Infor EAM success. PathwaysTM puts you on the fast track to solving your asset management challenges, optimizing your organization and the Infor EAM software system to deliver rich, actionable insights. (The kind of insights that increase reliability, improve performance, and reduce costs.)
9 Reasons EAM Implementations Fail (And How To Fix Them)
Why do so many CMMS and EAM software implementations fail to deliver useful information?
Measure your operation against industry best practices and performance benchmarks. Identify gaps, know where you stand, and establish a baseline for improvement.
Step 1 is assessing your operation and developing a customized Infor EAM strategy. The assessment starts with on-site interviews, documentation review, data analysis, and observation. We then evaluate your current practices using our proprietary assessment tool, which contains over 300 industry-accepted best practices for asset management. Finally we present findings, including a prioritized list of gaps and an Infor EAM strategy designed to solve your specific asset management challenges.
Create a blueprint for the operation you want to build. Develop and document a best practice plan for all the elements of your Infor EAM system, from policy and process to coding structures and software configurations.
Step 2 is creating a blueprint for your EAM operation. First we design the critical elements that drive EAM success (including processes, master data, coding structures, roles and responsibilities, and key performance indicators). Then we design your EAM software configuration so that it’s easy to use and deploy (including menus, screens, drop-downs, fields, and security profiles). SwainSmith brings formalized, documented best practices to every client engagement—speeding up the design process and ensuring that your EAM operation has a solid foundation.
Embed the Infor EAM software system into your operation. Set up the software, roll out best practices, and train users on new applications and procedures.
Step 3 is embedding the Infor EAM system into your operation. We get everyone on board with classroom and field training that covers software use, standard operating procedures, and best practices. We also provide go-live and start-up assistance to help the user base acclimate to and adopt their new processes.
Access Infor EAM insights quickly and easily with reports, dashboards, and scorecards. Get the business intelligence you need to make fact-based decisions about your assets.
Step 4 is developing reports. Once your Infor EAM system is set up and generating rich and accurate data, you’re ready to start measuring and analyzing. Our report development service includes operational reporting, cost and budget reporting, asset reliability reporting, and KPI reporting. We put critical Infor EAM insights at your fingertips.
Don’t stop improving. Evaluate progress on a regular basis and discover opportunities to increase performance, reduce costs, and produce deeper insights.
Step 5 is auditing for continuous improvement. Bad habits have a tendency to come back—and you can’t use an Infor EAM software system to its full potential overnight. Auditing on a periodic basis helps you stay on track with current initiatives, identify new ways to leverage the Infor EAM software system, and keep improving performance.
Going Enterprise with EAM
Going enterprise with EAM is about more than just software. Learn what it takes to implement an EAM system successfully across the organization.
Infor EAM is the best EAM software product in the business, according to Gartner’s 2017 report. But how do you make it pay off for your business? In this guide, you’ll learn the five things you should be focusing on to make your Infor EAM implementation a success. You’ll also learn how organizational elements (like processes and performance measures) can work in tandem with your EAM technology to reduce costs, increase uptime, and improve quality.
Are you ready to improve your asset management operation? SwainSmith’s Infor EAM assessment is a great place to start. Identify gaps between your current operation and industry best practices, then get a customized roadmap to help you prioritize your improvement initiative.