eSAM Strategic Asset Management for Maximo

eSAM EDI Strategic Asset Management

Maximo Software

Rethinking Enterprise Asset Management – The “eSAM Approach”

eSAM stands for EDI’s Strategic Asset Management (eSAM), which is much more than just a software solution. It is a comprehensive philosophy and program, as well as tool set, for setting an organization on a path towards continuous improvement in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM).

The eSAM methodology is predicated on a crawl, walk, run approach to climbing the EAM pyramid (see graphic.) An organization’s velocity up the pyramid will be in direct proportion to their focus and commitment. Meaning, acceleration can be gained by focusing on specific areas (like specific craft groups or specific asset-types) or by prioritizing program activities over the day to day firefighting.

Understandably, the latter is not always an option. What is most important is that the organization start the journey, commit to following it, and develop a course and speed that is sustainable. EDI will help you chart this course and has a collection of solutions to accelerate it.

Change Management Pyramid

The eSAM Solution Set

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The eSAM Software Solution Set consists of a pre-configured version of IBM’s best of breed Maximo Enterprise Asset Management software, EDI’s SuiteReq software, and a document library covering Standard Operating Procedures, Data Standards, and Training Materials. All of these elements are the property of the client for their unlimited use.

Maximo Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)

The eSAM Solution Set is built on IBM’s Maximo Enterprise Asset Management software platform. With Maximo Software, you have a central database of asset information. Maximo aggregates all asset data including location, work and cost history, ownership, and accountability. Asset hierarchies enable costs to be rolled-up across systems, subsystems, locations, and organizations.

Maximo’s sophisticated business architecture supports virtually all asset classes, distinguishing unique attributes and invoking proper business rules, workflow, and reporting requirements. The solution provides optimum flexibility, ensuring that as your needs or regulatory requirements change, Maximo supports these changes.

Maximo includes solutions that address different needs throughout one’s enterprise: production departments that depend on asset availability and reliability to meet quotes and yields; and business managers, who need to increase revenues, achieve higher margins, make fully informed investment decisions, and define, manage, and monitor efforts to comply with regulatory requirements.

You can use Maximo Asset Management products to help:

  • Support asset, work, and service management processes throughout the enterprise.
    Plan and execute maintenance activities, and track information on asset costs.
    Maximize return on assets by reducing costs and increasing asset uptime, and by focusing on asset maintenance and service delivery.
  • Facilitate the development of coordinated programs for preventive, predictive, routine, and unplanned maintenance advanced scheduling functionality that helps deploy personnel with the appropriate skills at the right time and for the right job.
  • Better monitor and manage efforts to comply with contractual obligations, service level agreements, internal corporate governance standards, and government regulations — inventory, procurement, warranty, and vendor management functionalities can extend asset, work, and parts management and logistics to the supply chain.
eSAM Configurations (Deployment Package)

EDI has developed a pre-configured Maximo system that can be deployed to fresh Maximo installs, as part of an upgrade or directly into existing Maximo systems. The power of eSAM is that we at EDI have taken the leading industry practices and Maximo configurations and have packaged them together in an easily deployable product: EDI eSAM!

This set of configurations is ready to begin using on the day of install and includes:

    • Objects/Screens
    • Workflows
    • Role-based Security Groups
    • Start Centers
    • Reports and KPIs
    • Notifications and Escalations
    • Unique EDI Solutions:
      • Smart Number (EDI’s Smart Number feature addresses the traditional challenge of providing a descriptive ID that is helpful in system navigation, querying, and analytics without creating an administrative challenge for maintaining histories when the context or location of a system or asset changes.)
      • Risk Prioritization Number – EDI’s Risk Priority Number (RPN) Solution allows for Maximo to automatically assign an RPN to systems and assets that can be used in reports and planning activities help start your Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) initiatives easily and without the heavy lifting normally needed for a full RCM project. EDI RPN allows you to start proactive maintenance activities almost immediately on critical systems.
      • Inspections Module – EDI’s Inspections Module provides a capability to define inspection plans, inspections schedules, and execute inspections in order to support condition and regulatory reporting as well as drive condition-based maintenance.
SuiteReq – Online Work, Asset and Item Requests

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Your Work Request solution should bring the power of Maximo to everyone in your company without requiring them to know anything about Maximo, or even what Maximo is. SuiteReq can capture and manage requests involving any Maximo Business Objects (MBO) such as Assets, Locations, Work Orders, Meters, Resources, Items, Tools, PR’s, PO’s, and Invoices.

SuiteReq is the Work Request tool that brings Maximo to the masses. As a wizard-designed, web-based tool, SuiteReq allows your company to capture the most current accurate information from the workforce and translates it to Maximo. Unlike other requestor tools, SuiteReq is designed with the non-Maximo user in mind. Requiring little to no training, SuiteReq is deployed rapidly and able to be configured as needed.

As business drivers or processes evolve, you’re able to make on-the-fly changes, like adding request categories and associated questions, in as little as 5 minutes.

Standard Operating Procedures and Data Standards

With the eSAM platform, EDI delivers to the customer a set of draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that cover Life Cycle Asset Management and supporting processes. These SOPs:

  • Define Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM)
  • Provide an Organization-wide Vision for EAM
  • Clearly State Organization Objectives related to EAM
  • Puts Context and Defines Specific Procedures for the Activities in the Plan, Build, and Operate Phase of Asset Management

These SOPs are provided in the draft, Microsoft Word format so that the customer can easily adjust them and add branding (like Logos) before adopting them as their own documents.

Educational and Training Materials

With the eSAM platform, EDI delivers to the customer a library of draft Role Based Training materials, based on the provided SOPs and eSAM system configuration and processes. These training materials cover both the “why” and “how” aspects of the Enterprise Asset Management program and processes. The materials are organized by role to ensure they can be matched directly to the appropriate end-user.

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