The Crucial Role of an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) System

Maintenance management is all about keeping assets and equipment up and running by finding and fixing small issues before they have a chance to grow into big problems. At its core, it’s disaster avoidance.

Maintenance is also about how well you react when unavoidable situations out of your control interrupt your operations .

So, there’s always been a natural connection between business continuity planning and maintenance. Both focus on avoiding problems when you can and then dealing with them efficiently when you can’t.

And there’s more than just a high-level, philosophical connection. In practical, on-the-ground ways, you can leverage the maintenance department and its enterprise asset management (EAM) software for better continuity planning.

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Disaster Prep for FMs and Maintenance Managers: Spring Floods

The arrival of spring means the focus for disaster preparedness shifts to floods. And for good reason: water risk is predicted to eliminate $5.6 trillion from gross domestic product globally by 2050, with a full 36% of those losses coming from floods. But by understanding the different types of floods and how to prepare for them, facility and maintenance managers can reduce risks and recover faster. 

At the heart of your disaster preparedness planning, you need a preventive maintenance schedule backed by a modern enterprise asset management (EAM) solution. 

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