Supporting your operational and financial processes when working remotely

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February 10, 2021

Now more than ever, working remotely is critical to the operations of many businesses. Whether travelling, on-site at a wind farm, mine, oil well, electricity substation, or working from home, it is essential that communication is maintained to ensure the smooth running of your operations.

Infor Gold Channel Partner, Progressive TSL is an Infor EAM expert working in asset-intensive industries including oil & gas, mining, engineering services and power generation and distribution. In this blog, Progressive explain how its clients use Infor OS and Ming.le to extend the power of Infor’s best-in-class Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) System out into the field—making it the ideal solution for busy operations and financial teams.

Mobile solutions for operatives in the field.

Incorporating remote working technology into your Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution means that information from the EAM can be sent out to the operative’s mobile devices. In turn, they can send key information back to the EAM, keeping central systems up to date with progress out in the field. Processes supported include:

  • Access to assigned Work Orders directly from the mobile device – including Bill of Materials (BOM), equipment, tools and SLAs
  • Access to work permits, safety instructions and the asset’s maintenance history
  • Scan RFID tags
  • Collect electronic signatures
  • Provide feedback via checklists and update work status
  • Report on stock levels
  • Download instructions as videos, images or text
  • Track location of operatives using GPS coordinates

Manage approvals wherever you are

Infor OS facilitates the implementation of approval workflows both for financial and operational processes in line with a company’s Delegation of Authority (DOA). Deployment of the Infor OS Ming.le application onto mobile devices enables:

  • Financial Approvals on the go – senior managers can continue to approve payments meaning accounting processes are not stalled when key executives leave the office.
  • Permit to work - supervisors can approve operational activities such as maintenance and inspection permit-to-work workflows.

Infor EAM Mobile at Jersey Electricity plc.
Progressive TSL has recently announced that they are commencing a roll-out of cloud-based Infor EAM across Jersey Electricity plc’s generation and distribution teams. Jersey Electricity (JE) is a long-standing user of Infor EAM to manage JE’s power generation assets. JE recognised the value of moving its existing Infor solution to the cloud, introducing the Infor EAM mobile application, and extending Infor EAM into other areas of its business.

“Infor EAM is ideally suited to asset-intensive companies operating in the electricity industry, and we are helping transform many such operations all over the world. In particular, our mobile capabilities really excel in this sector. Shifting data to tablet devices has allowed field technicians to more conveniently access essential asset information. The ability to complete maintenance records, inventory transactions, and pertinent attachments at the worksite, rather than upon returning to base, saves valuable time every day for engineers — and time is money. This project with Jersey Electricity is another great example of the transformative work Progressive TSL is doing with asset-intensive companies across all sectors — truly cementing its Gold Partner status with Infor.”

Andrew Newman, UK Channel Director, Infor

About Progressive TSL:

Progressive TSL is a business consultancy specialising in the implementation and support of finance, supply chain and asset management solutions for asset-intensive industries (including energy, mining & extraction, and engineering services) across the globe. It has held Gold Channel Accredited Infor Partner status (for Infor SunSystems, Infor EAM and Infor OS) since 2014.

Contact Progressive TSL to understand how it implements Infor’s best-in-class technology to meet the specific needs of asset-intensive industries, keeping operations and finance teams working effectively, wherever they are.

About the author:

Alison Richards, Head of Marketing
Progressive TSL an Infor Gold Channel Partner

With a degree in Business & Management and an MSc in Operational Research & Management Science, over the last 25 years, Alison has pursued a career delivering software and technology solutions that improve and optimise operational efficiency.

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