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Data Integrity Services

Follow the Data to Unlock the Power of EAM

​Robust, enterprise systems are common in corporations today. But they typically do not house data that is consistently, thoroughly and accurately developed, managed and sustained, creating one of the biggest challenges affecting all industries today: Information is not readily available at a managerial and executive level. Emerson solves this problem for EAM.

Consistency, Consistency, Consistency

Data quality problems are ubiquitous and costly. Fragmented processes and technology platforms compounded by a lack of corporate data architecture standards are just some of the culprits. Implementing a new EAM system without specifically addressing master data integrity is “leaving money on the table.” Emerson brings the accelerators and services to align your data with your enterprise data architecture standards specific to asset management thereby enabling processes and reports that come with your new system.

When data is converted and moved from a legacy system to a target system, too often the focus is solely on accurately moving the data. Simply put, “make sure what we have today is retained and nothing is lost” becomes the criteria for success. Leveraging this opportunity to bring data into compliance with standards as well as enhance the data set will enable new, enterprise processes, consistent reporting and EAM paradigms. Clients all over the world have built their EAM programs on our master data standards, managing the risk of critical asset failures and improving ROA.

 



Data Integrity

 

What is data integrity and who owns data quality are unresolved debates that span from the plant manager’s office to the C-suite.  But the pain associated with bad data is well known. Too often it is assumed that data quality will be addressed in an enterprise system implementation. However, most EAM implementations address data strategy weakly and rarely do they address improving data health. We bring tools and accelerators to EAM-based engagements to improve and sustain data integrity.


During an EAM system implementation, it is routine to follow a basic "Extract-Transform-Load" or ETL approach to data conversion. During the "transform" phase, data is mapped from legacy system fields to target system fields and transformed into the proper format. Routines are developed to automate this process and it is not unusual for initial execution of these scripts to have large blocks of data "erroring out" due to data quality issues. These errors force a manual "cleansing" of the elements. Proprietary tools and intellectual property are provided to meticulously scrub, standardize and enhance the data by augmenting data records with library information and even manual walk-downs prior to running these routines. The result - a virtual error free conversion PLUS increased data quality, enabling robust asset performance management.


 

Materials Management

Spare parts inventory holds significant, untapped business performance improvement potential. Insufficient data quality and integrity limit the full realization of intended benefits of supply chain processes and system functionality improvements. With the proper tools, accelerators and services to supply chain and EAM system engagements, you will drive improved project returns as well as increased corporate ROA.

New EAM system implementations and dedicated supply chain optimizations typically determine spare parts identification and stocking volumes from the procurement optimization perspective rather than the asset health or equipment reliability optimization perspective. The direct linkage of spare parts to the criticality of the asset must be addressed in order for optimization to occur. Furthermore, incomplete data records on existing parts will not allow for optimal process functionality, strategic sourcing and duplicate part number reductions. Addressing all of these areas will tend to lower current assets and, therefore, lift ROA. Emerson brings the accelerators and services to enhance the spare parts data records and integrate your spare parts strategy to the asset reliability objectives of the company.