The Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) suite of offerings represent the central pillar of the Asset Performance Management (APM) solution set. APM will help you deliver outstanding return from all your assets — people, processes and equipment, thereby enabling true Asset Excellence.
Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software delivers a comprehensive solution for providing maintenance management, spares and inventory management and complete procurement capability for asset intensive industries. EAM software ensures asset availability by seeing that necessary maintenance is performed and enables maximum output of expensive and complex assets.
Helps users better plan and schedule maintenance activities thereby increasing asset uptime, reducing unplanned downtime, reducing costs and enabling efficiency in labor productivity.
Provides the control and process flow required to streamline operations with flexible and automated approval of workflow processes.
Ability to forecast the details of asset-related inventory including usage, safety stock levels, quantity, value and replenishment lead times and automates the reorder process.
Minimizes the cost of buying high volumes of MRO inventory items, and ensures that parts and services are available when needed.
Combining world class EAM capability with powerful condition monitoring and management capabilities can turn huge volumes of production data into actionable asset intelligence in real-time, enabling informed decision-making at every level of the production enterprise.
Avantis developed the entity concept to maximize the flexibility of a typical equipment database. It supports the management of both maintainable and organizational entities, as well as tracking capital projects and related tasks and expenditures. Maintainable assets include anything that needs to be repaired, such as a piece of equipment, assembly line, mobile asset or IT assets. Organizational entities refer to any arrangement of your enterprise that is used to collect cost, statistical, budget or backlog information such as a division, cost center or department. Avantis.PRO allows “parentchild” relationships to be defined and built into multiple hierarchies for cost rollups and operating statistics.
Work management ensures that maintenance personnel can manage and plan incoming work requests as well as automatically generated work from preventive maintenance programs. The planning function ensures that labor, materials, tools, drawings and subcontractor requirements, as well as safety information, can be identified on work orders to support proactive maintenance activities. With the Avantis.PRO product, plant floor personnel are empowered to enter, manage and view entity-related activities. In addition, integration with the inventory and procurement functions ensures material availability, improved productivity of maintenance staff, better communication of needed supplies and complete costing of all activities.
The Preventive Maintenance (PM) function of Avantis.PRO offers the ability to create a library of standard, repeatable jobs with automatic work order generation (based on any combination of user-defined triggering criteria: operating statistics, elapsed time, calendar date), inspection checklists and PM routes. The application is fully integrated to distributed control systems, such as the Foxboro I/A Series System or the Wonderware System Platform application, to support the automated downloading of real-time operating statistics from the plant floor. The Preventive Maintenance function helps users manage maintenance in a proactive and planned manner, rather than treating maintenance as reactive or repair work.
Seamless integration with the plant floor enables Avantis.PRO to take account of current operating conditions, and respond to warnings and alarms raised by monitoring systems in the production environment. Changing conditions that may impact the ability of production to deliver can be caught early, and dealt with through preventive and predictive maintenance routines that have much less impact on operations than unplanned emergency downtime.
MRO Inventory addresses the main challenges of maintenance repair and operations, enabling the control of a large number of unique and low-unit value items. The system automates the reorder process by recognizing calculated safety stock levels, replenishment lead times and sophisticated “available-to-promise” logic based on expected receipts (open purchase orders) and issues. The ability to establish multiple storerooms and locations, as well as flexible categorization capabilities, and allows the user-defined grouping of items for searching, analyzing and reporting purposes. The inventory module also provides the ability to uniquely identify and track repairable items and critical parts through serialization.
The main objective of the procurement function in a maintenance environment is to minimize the cost of buying high volumes of MRO inventory items, and to ensure that parts are available when needed. Avantis.PRO focuses on fully automating the entire procurement process, including requisitions, purchase orders, expediting, receiving, quotations and contract and invoice matching. Extensive analysis capabilities are available to streamline the procurement process and allow more time for the procurement professional to add value in contract negotiation and vendor relationship management.
Approval routing relies on the same engine as the Avantis.PRO cabinet functionality, thus providing the customer with unlimited flexibility on selection and routing rules. Approval routes are defined by the user, and can be based on both financial and functional rules. Approvals are electronically performed through an approval Inbox or via your standard email system, thus enabling off-line approvals to be performed at your convenience. Approved documents can be automatically processed to their next stage via workflow: for example, an approved requisition may be automatically ordered. The approval and workflow capabilities enable a considerable reduction in administrative workload over the long term, and provide enhanced flexibility to ensure auditable decision making.