Technology is digitally transforming the industrial landscape and the Employee Experience. Enterprises are looking to reduce operational risks, eliminate paper, and enhance Safety overall. As per leading analyst reports, companies that have embraced mobile asset management, have seen more than a 30% increase in technicians’ productivity, 90% reduction in preventable failures, and 15 to 30% reduction in operational costs.
But still, a large number of industrial organizations in manufacturing, oil & energy, chemicals, utilities, and mining rely on paper-based processes for asset maintenance. Relying on paper-based processes prevents these companies from making informed decisions which in turn leads to equipment downtime, higher maintenance cost, and safety/compliance risks.
Now is the time to build a business case for SAP Mobile Asset Management solution and make these crucial decisions to stay competitive. In this blog, I am sharing the key business benefits realized by Mobile EAM customers according to industry research:
With the mobile Inspection (rounds) app, field technicians can capture measuring points on their mobile device in front of the equipment, compare readings, see the repair history, and create a notification to report defects in real-time for better decision-making. This intelligent data help your business move from reactive to proactive maintenance, reducing preventable failures by more than 90%, increasing asset reliability and uptime.
With a mobile workforce, you can eliminate paper, reduce time spent on manual data entry, and increase data quality and collaboration. Field technicians/operators equipped with mobile apps for SAP EAM can capture the process & asset data, scan barcodes & RFID tags, create notifications, fill safety forms, execute work orders, share GPS location, pictures, and make comments. Transforming your business from paper to digital can streamline field operations and increase worker productivity by more than 30%.
Increase Wrench Time:
Technicians spend a lot of time on work orders planning, traveling to job locations, searching for spare parts, and coordination between teams that reduces productivity. With the Mobile Work Orders app, you can enable technicians to prioritize crucial tasks, view map-view of work orders, check for spare parts in SAP real-time, and create purchase requisitions (PRs) anytime anywhere. An effective mobile EAM solution increases technicians’ wrench time by more than 25 to 30%.
First Time Fix:
With the large no. of the aging workforce retiring and the younger generation of technicians joining, there is a need to address the skill gap. With the Mobile EAM app, junior technicians in the field can ask for remote assistance from senior technicians using video calling, annotate the image to highlight specific issues, and explain the problem better. This helps them complete the job done on the first visit itself, saving time and costs on repetition.
Safety and Compliance:
Digital Forms Integrated with Work Orders app provides contextual information to field technicians such as P&IDs, standard operating procedures, work instructions, equipment datasheet, and links &videos, etc. on their mobile devices even offline. Using the mobile EAM app, they can fill mobile forms for risk assessment, job safety analysis (JSA), safety observations, work permits, etc. This can help your business reduce safety incidents by more than 95% and enhance regulatory compliance & audits.
An advanced feature like locational intelligence can improve field visibility to make better, quicker, and more informed decisions. With the mobile EAM app, technicians can see the map-view of work orders, find directions, and auto-capture time and location stamps for enhanced audits.
Using the mobile EAM app, technicians can check for spare parts in SAP on their mobile device anytime anywhere. If there is a need to order spare parts, they can create a purchase requisition (PR) using the mobile app and reduce the delay in spare parts replacement. You can also automate workflows to enable managers to approve PR/PO requests instantly from their mobile devices.
Mobile EAM solution offers several benefits that reduce the cost of maintenance and improve equipment life and reliability. As per a Mckinsey report, an effective mobile EAM solution can reduce your maintenance cost by 15 to 20%.
Environmental concerns are a raging problem that is everyone’s responsibility. In an interview, the CEO of SAP, India told that Sustainability is a strategic priority for CEOs along with business growth. By eliminative paper from your business processes, you can increase both-bottom line and the green line.
Are you an SAP customer who is in the process of building a business case for Mobile Asset Management or setting up KPIs to calculate Return on Investment (ROI)? Look no further than Unvired, an SAP Partner Company that offers SAP-certified Mobile EAM App for Inspections (Rounds), Notifications, Work Orders, Work Permits, Digital forms, and Inventory/Warehouse Management solution. We can help you in building the business case, setting up KPIs/ROI metrics, and offer a free Proof of Concept (POC) to see the value before you buy. Contact us today to schedule a call.