This paper covers five common data management challenges faced by plant maintenance professionals and offers guidance on how to meet these challenges and maximize SAP Plant Maintenance effectiveness.
Meeting the challenges of SAP PM data management means finding ways to simplify the complex processes of entering, tracking, and using plant maintenance data. Critical issues for plant maintenance include maintaining the availability of the production equipment by ensuring that maintenance takes place on a proactive basis while optimizing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). This is a critical key performance indicator involving accurate data, streamlined business processes and high user acceptance. For many organizations, the best approach is to adopt third-party tools that complement the SAP system while also addressing some of its shortcomings.