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Welcome to the WORKman Blog.  Here you will find comments about the culture and implementation of FSA/EAM/CMMS systems based on our experiences. Feel free to submit a comment and to subscribe via RSS to the blog posts.

The five challenges of asset management

There are many challenges to asset management that are common, occur frequently, and simply become grist in the mill for the busy asset manager. However, there are five areas that are truly challenging.

How much of a challenge? Well, these challenges are very real, deep and enduring, and enough to keep you awake at night.

Posted by Mark Chimes

Job Scheduling Best Practice

In a previous post I discussed why implementing "best practice" in every aspect of your organisation is not possible. Today I want to throw some light on developments that will allow you to get closer to that elusive goal.
Posted by Mark Chimes

Time is of the essence

Every business contract I have ever read made some mention to time being of the essence. I used to think that this was some legal eagles trying to display their prowess with the English language, and that they were stating the obvious.

Now, I understand the almost sublime importance of this simple fact.

Posted by Mark Chimes

When statistics don't lie

Everyone has heard the pithy saying, "Lies, damn lies, and statistics", and I for one tend to take any reference to a statistic with a grain of salt.

There are some stats, however, that you may want to consider important.

Posted by Mark Chimes

Data migration - the hidden cost

Obtaining an accurate cost of a EAM/CMMS package is relatively easy. Ascertaining the cost of implementation is often not that difficult either. Want a real challenge? Try and discover the cost to migrate the data from your existing system to the new package.

Why is this such an issue for CMMS vendors?

Posted by Mark Chimes

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