Infor EAM 11.5.1 offers a more flexible, configurable mobile experience
At its core, enterprise asset management (EAM) is about pinpointing the most useful asset data and putting it into the hands of the managers and field staff who need it to make decisions.
With the release of Infor EAM 11.5.1, users can look forward to major evolutions in mobile, GIS, Asset Performance Management (APM), and more, all aimed at optimizing the performance of the key equipment, personnel, and systems that serve successful organizations.
You can learn more by registering for a June 18 webinar where Navin Kulkarni, Infor’s Senior Director, Product Management, will highlight the more than 120 enhancements that have been rolled into the Infor EAM 11.5.1 release.
EAM on the move
In industries ranging from energy and transit to public sector and manufacturing, asset management is a function that depends on field work. That’s why Infor EAM 11.5.1 introduces a new approach to delivering mobile services that better leverage the capabilities of key personnel in the field.
Mobility has always been a key component of Infor EAM. But customers have been asking for a system that is as flexible and configurable on mobile as it is on desktops, and EAM 11.5.1 delivers. “That was the goal for this data release: to deliver a mobile solution that can carry centralized configurations from the server side onto EAM Mobile, and achieve that in real time,” Kulkarni says.
Key system features include a work order dispatching update that makes it easier to assign and schedule remote work crews, and an enhanced GIS function that allows mobile users to download multiple service area maps for offline use, switch base maps, share geographic information across multiple users, and draw polygons or change map extents to focus on specific areas.
New insights on asset performance
Every asset manager needs easy access to data on the devices and systems they oversee: how they’re performing, how often they need maintenance and repairs, and where an undiagnosed problem could lead to a wider system breakdown. They’ve been asking those questions for long enough that you’d think they’d be easy enough to address. But with all the factors that influence the condition, performance, and longevity of critical assets, there are no easy answers, Kulkarni says.
The stakes are even higher when you assess assets’ performance across their entire life cycle. Capital equipment is expensive to acquire, maintain, and replace, and its cost to your company’s productivity is higher still if it fails to deliver as reliably as you expected it to. That’s why the Asset Performance Management (APM) framework in EAM 11.5.1 takes a long view, looking 10 years ahead at the system costs you can anticipate based on asset age and performance.
“It’s the first time we’ve formalized our APM capabilities, taking many of our existing configurations within EAM and connecting them together into an integrated solution,” Kulkarni says. “It’s something we’re really excited about, and we expect to see the development path continue into 11.6 and beyond.”
Like everything else about Infor EAM, these features will continue to develop and improve with each new release. But Kulkarni says he’s proud of the major strides Infor has made with 11.5.1—thanks in no small part to the feedback the development team has received from customers and partners.
Register for the June 18 webinar: “What’s new in EAM version 11.5.1”