So now that we have discussed the top considerations when implementing a multisite software solution, we are going to cover the benefits and the overall impact on the organization as a whole when implementing this type of software.
The goal of this blog is to give a realistic expectation of how you can drive down compliance costs with an enterprise asset management solution. We’ve seen hundreds of customers implement our EAM/CMMS solution, Blue Mountain Regulatory Asset Manager, across all of the facilities and functional areas in their companies. In addition, we’ve seen hundreds of implementation styles and the various impacts of each of them.
When deciding to go live with an EAM/CMMS, there are several options regarding implementation style. Here are just two examples…
Companies can implement:
- EAM/CMMS at one facility with a rollout plan for other facilities
- EAM/CMMS at all facilities at once and rollout additional functions over time
In either scenario, an initial facility carries the brunt of the cost to implement the software. As more sites come on board to use the asset management program – whether is all at once or over time, the cost to implement is reduced per additional facility. This is one of the largest benefits of implementing a multisite asset management solution. Sharing software across an organization aids in diluting the initial investment as new facilities are added to the implementation. This will significantly increase the overall return on investment. Rather than paying for 6 separate asset management solutions, a company pays for software & licenses, etc. and the cost to bring each facility on-board.
Aside from the benefits associated with cost savings, there are numerous other returns that stem from implementing an EAM/CMMS across an entire organization. Listed below are a few of these benefits and the impact they will have on an organization. In our upcoming webinar, we will explore these benefits in greater detail.
- Standardized control of maintenance, calibration and validation across facilities in your organization
- Standardized data collection across all facilities which provides real-time metrics
- Real time interoperability with external programs across facilities such as MES, LIMS and ERPs
- Eliminate need for multiple IT systems – as seen in the graphic, there is one central EAM solution
- Reduced compliance risks with standardized control of maintenance, calibration and validation
- Improved productivity in each facility and in the whole corporation
- Improved manufacturing quality across organization with NCR and CAPA traceability
- Siloed facilities are eliminated – which increases sharing, learning and process consistency across facilities / managers
- Reduced production costs across the corporation (increased equipment lifecycle, less downtime and scrap)
- Increased corporate visibility – data from each facility becomes easily available to upper management, other facilities and additional software since it is accessed in a central application and integrated into programs
- Overall increase in operational efficiency through the ability to leverage other benefits above
Ultimately, all benefits and ROI gained from implementing a multisite EAM/CMMS lead to an improved competitive edge and reduced compliance costs. These benefits also help to satisfy the industry drivers found in our previous blog on the Growing Need for Multisite.
Click here to view a recorded version of our “Driving Down Enterprise Compliance Costs with EAM” webinar.
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