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Preparing for Asset Performance Management (APM)

It is clear that Asset Managers and Asset Investment Managers need more than the standard maintenance management systems currently provide. But how can this be achieved? The answer is through Asset Performance Management (APM). There are a number of APM solutions in the market place that are capable of using the wealth of asset information that asset intensive organisations collect as part of day to day operations …

Vesta Partners, GIS Integrayion

A Business Case for SAP GIS Integration

For the longest time GIS and SAP EAM were continents all onto themselves. Each contained many little countries but nobody from one continent would talk to anybody from the other, except for the occasional letter from an aunt. This is analogous to the way enterprise applications …


Improving Efficiency in SAP by Simplifying the User Experience

Companies using the SAP suite of products may not be seeing the full benefits from the range of features purchased. Much of this has to do with systems that weren’t designed for different end users of varying skill levels who need to complete a variety of tasks throughout the day…


Getting Back to Basics

Many companies today use the terms Benchmark and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) interchangeably; however, they are not the same. Once a company identifies an opportunity for improvement, they must then set initial targets for advancement through proper benchmarking.


Benchmarking Best Practices in Maintenance Management

Benchmarking, correctly done, can cure weaknesses in a company’s operations. Incorrectly done, it can undermine an organization’s position in the marketplace.


“Dollarizing” Maintenance

If you want to take Maintenance to the next level at your facility, learn to express your operation’s impact in dollars. Your ability to present senior managers with a crisp financial description of even mid-level departmental work will do a lot to boost your persuasiveness in the budgetary process.


How is TPM Different?

Reliability-centered maintenance (RCM), enterprise asset management (EAM), or total productive maintenance (TPM)? What is the correct strategy for your company? Are there really any differences among these strategies?


Are We There Yet?

“Haven’t we been doing this long enough to have arrived?” We are more than a quarter of a century into our journey toward maintenance and engineering excellence, and it seems appropriate to ask the question: Are we there yet?


Vesta CBM

This paper discusses how SAP Manufacturing Integration & Intelligence (MII) and Vesta Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) can help your company implement a condition-based maintenance strategy.


Simplify the Asset Lifecycle with SAP Compatible Units

SAP Compatible Units is a single, highly-integrated tool within core SAP, that is designed specifically to meet the above challenges. Discover key concepts behind Compatible Units, and how they can be used to address various Asset Lifecycle challenges.

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