As companies implement new technology solutions to manage their operations and deploy their digital transformation strategy, information dispersion and dissonance can be a major blocking factor.
Today, organizations use several different software solutions to meet their business and operational needs, such as maintenance, materials management, finance, purchasing, etc. Single solutions covering all areas of the business are rarely successful, given the complexity of developing global software solutions that are tailored to the characteristics of each company.
The ability to integrate different systems can help companies to drastically reduce time and resources, improving efficiency and profitability, and boosting the digital transformation.
Integration of EAM / CMMS with other systems
In the field of asset management, whether through traditional CMMS or more advanced EAM tools, the integration of these solutions with the rest of the organisation’s systems can provide great value in both directions.
The integration and data exchange of CMMS / EAM with the rest of the business systems allows the organisation to operate smoothly and efficiently. Seamless integration into existing business solutions is essential and is often a major deciding factor during the software selection process.
As today’s maintenance management functions are increasingly sophisticated and complex, the need to obtain, synchronise and share data through CMMS / EAM integration is critical to the success of the organisation.
EAM / CMMS integration strategy
Without a well-defined integration strategy, organizations risk perpetuating processes in which data silos are used and expanded. A unified approach to data management must enable useful, reliable and up-to-date information to be shared across departments and organizations.
It also requires the ability to quickly and accurately obtain, refine, synchronise and convert that data into truly useful information that can be used at different operational areas and decision levels within the company.
This requires consideration of more efficient and timely ways to share data, including the use of integration layers, hubs and native interoperability.
Another factor to take into account when developing this strategy is to know and define how and where data from company areas and systems are stored and accessed: local or remote databases, data warehouses or the use of SaaS solutions offered through the cloud.
Information security is another crucial aspect when planning data integration so that each area or person in the organisation can only access information that is relevant and useful to their work.
The use of standard software connectors or integration platforms can make data exchange easier, more reliable and more secure. Besides, native interoperability that includes built-in connections for web-based applications is increasingly used today.
Examples of EAM / CMMS integration
In companies that make intensive use of assets for the development of their activity, integration is necessary and beneficial for the organisation in both directions.
On the one hand, the ability to integrate information from other areas into the EAM can greatly improve the efficiency of asset maintenance and management processes. In this area we can find, among others, integrations with:
- Control systems, telemetry and Internet of Things (IoT).
- Financial ERP systems.
- GIS, especially in companies with a large number of dispersed assets.
- GPS, for the control of assets in movement.
On the other hand, the integration of the information obtained and generated in the CMMS / EAM with ERP or data analysis and decision-making systems, including Big Data systems, makes it possible to discover critical information about how asset management impacts the company’s results.
The integration in Retain EAM
The Retain platform allows integration with any web solution or that allows web integrations, implemented in the client, such as:
- Financial: SAP, Bavel, etc.
- Supplier management systems.
- CRM systems.
- Monitoring systems: Smarkia, Schneider, etc.
- PRL management.
- Any system that allows integration using web services and APIs.
Furthermore, since we have our development and R&D team, we can find an integration solution tailored to any need. Consult us without obligation.