Overview Strategic Enterprise Asset Management (SEAM)

The key of strategically managing enterprise assets is not the assets themselves, but the value they deliver to the enterprise. In order to maximise the value of corporate assets, the organisation needs to track the activities related to these assets throughout their life cycles, and ensure these activities align with the organization’s strategic and operational objectives.

Overview of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)

360  Strategic Asset Management is a comprehensive strategic asset management solution which gives companies of all natures and size the power to manage, monitor and control all of their assets and their unique attributes with one solution 360° Strategic Asset Management streamlines and optimizes the management of all asset types, from complex mission critical equipment, movable equipment, facilities and plants, to people, livestock, entire mines, vehicles, IT assets, contracts, and fixed machinery. With 360° Strategic Asset Management there’s no need to deploy and manage different solutions to manage assets with unique attributes. Regardless of what a business’s priorities are, or their asset mix, Purple Window 360° Strategic Asset Management keeps it together. Developed by the Purple Window team, the solution is backed by strong brand support worldwide. It leverages cutting edge technologies including the robust Microsoft Dynamics AX architecture on a Microsoft Dynamics SQL server platform as part of the Microsoft Dynamic Enterprise Suite.

360° Strategic Asset Management was developed to support company specific, complex scenarios and associated requirements. The solution is built for quick deployment, seamless integration with other systems such as Microsoft Dynamics ERP, and complete ease-of-use. 360° Strategic Asset Management was architecture to fully utilise the technologies of Microsoft by exploiting the Microsoft Dynamics AX development framework, SQL database functionalities, SRS reporting services, BI, Power Pivots and Microsoft Office. It is a user-friendly solution, with graphical interface, portal support and provides intuitive business process implementation.

360° Strategic Asset Management is built on the Purple Window SAM Matrix – our philosophy that all asset types should be managed within one unified architecture. This philosophy is born from extensive market research, our deployment experience in various industries, and benchmarking industry best practices. While integrating the monitoring, management of control of your diverse assets, 360° Strategic Asset Management acknowledges their unique attributes. 360° Strategic Asset Management facilitates the set-up of specific asset configurations, making it easily customizable to suit individual companies exacting requirements, asset types and industry. Providing one-point of access to current and relevant information on the status of all your assets. 360° Strategic Asset Management is also configurable to provide users with a role-driven, 360° view of assets that apply to them. This reduces clutter, speeds up user adoption and increases ease-of-management for dramatically enhanced productivity, accuracy and detail. It focuses business intelligence throughout the asset life cycle – from procurement and on boarding to decommissioning.

360° Strategic Asset Management is an Asset Management Solution specifically designed and build for the Microsoft Dynamics AX architecture. It is part of the Dynamic Enterprise Suite which is a 360° asset management solution. The Asset Management solution focuses on end-to-end asset life cycle management.

The system enables management of assets such as Facilities/Buildings-, Transportation-, Equipment-, Plant-, Livestock- and Personnel assets across all, asset intensive industries. 360° Strategic Asset Management includes functionality that allow for the set-up of Asset Configurations, Asset Modification States and Event Templates (Maintenance Programs), which enable the effective management of assets.

Event Templates include: events for personnel tasking, asset contracting, maintenance execution, operation execution, strip and build tasks and execution, etc. 360° Strategic Asset Management contains a very powerful but flexible scheduling engine for the scheduling of events. It caters for events such as repetitive- , fixed date,-and events that trigger other events.

360° Strategic Asset Management includes all the primary functionality one would expect from an enterprise asset management solution. It integrates with the standard ERP module of Microsoft Dynamics AX and utilize functionality embedded in inventory, procurement, finance, production and HR as well as various custom-built components.

Overview of Industry Specific

Fleet Management: 360° Strategic Asset Management manages the complexity of the Fleet Asset ownership. 360° Strategic Asset Management minimizes the risk of ownership and at the same time improve operational efficiency through our modular deployment approach. 360° Strategic Asset Management manages the complete cycle from acquisition to disposal through based on predictable information on cost information, maintenance, utilization and asset age.

Purple Window Fleet-Management is a comprehensive fleet management solution that enables organisations to accomplish a series of specific activities in the management of any or all aspects relating to a fleet of mobile equipment. The latter can include equipment such as vehicles, trucks or buses operated by a company, government, or other organisations. These specific activities encompass all aspects ranging from vehicle acquisition through operation, maintenance and disposal. Purple Window Fleet-Key is a complete solution covering 360° fleet management, all embedded with financial, supply chain, HR and OHSE functionality.

Facility Management: Today's role of Facility Management requires Facility Managers to operate on a strategic-tactical and operational level. There is an increasing demand to integrate human resources, fixed assets, technology and customers. 360°  Strategic Asset Management provides this platform to Facility Managers. With rich business reporting mechanisms, information is now readily available to the Facility Manager and delivering on an optimal, café and cost efficient environment for customers to function in is now possible with[DG1]  eXsam.

Mining: 360  Strategic Asset Management for mining is built taking into consideration the rugged and complex conditions under which assets has to operate in the mining environment. eXsam’s detailed maintenance, combined with its SHEQ modules further supports mining specific requirements ensuring maximum uptime of strategic operational assets.

Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO): Integration people, skills and assets has always presented its own unique challenges. 360° Strategic Asset Management single solution and comprehensive integration into the Microsoft Dynamics AX provides MRO organization’s a comprehensive basis to deliver on operational imperatives. The eXflow business process further compliments this solution with its ability to rapidly deploy processes across the organisation to enhance operation efficiency.

Public Sector: Recognised as one of the most diverse asset environments the Public Sector is continuously challenged with ever shrinking budgets, and increasing demands placed on existing assets. eXSam’s single platform and ability to manage asset diversity and complex asset attributes is ideally positioned for this sector.

Business Processes Graphical Views

What is Strategic Enterprise Asset Management (SEAM)?

The key of strategically managing enterprise assets is not the assets themselves, but the value they deliver to the enterprise.

View of SEAM Business

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Asset Life Cycle Management (ALM)

Delivering benefits through Asset Life cycle Management (ALM): Asset Life cycle Management (ALM) aims to drive greater value from your assets, whether they are plants, facilities, or equipment. From capital planning and budgeting, to procurement, operations, maintenance and repair; Asset Life cycle Management maximize profitability and return on investment across the entire asset life cycle.

View of Asset Life Cycle Management (ALM)

The following graphic illustrates the Asset Life Cycle Management (ALM) Business view

View of Asset Life Cycle Management – What and Who

The following graphic illustrates the Asset Life Cycle Management (ALM)

 

360° Strategic Asset Management, Management Roll-out View

The following graphic illustrates the management roll out of the 360° Strategic Asset Managements.

 

360° Strategic Asset Management’s 360° View

The following graphic illustrates a 360° View of the 360° Strategic Asset Managements.

 

Purple Window 360° Strategic Asset Management Sub-Modules & Verticals

The following graphic illustrates the breakdown of 360° Strategic Asset Management Sub-Modules and different Verticals.

Philosophy behind 360°  Strategic Asset Management and example

The following graphic illustrates the philosophy behind eXsam.

 

The following graphic illustrates an example of philosophy eXsam.

360°  Strategic Asset Management

Features

360° Strategic Asset Management has the following main features that integrates with Dynamics AX.

Features of 360° Strategic Asset Management

Core Functionalities of Features

Asset Configuration Management

- Define asset managed groups

- Define asset managed group configurations for group level technical data

- Define asset managed structures

- Set up asset structures and sub-structures for asset specific technical data

- Build simple or complex asset structures and hierarchies

- Manage user owned, customer and loan assets

- Graphical tree structures

- Full visibility on managed assets uptime, downtime, contract allocations, etc.

- Full history tracking of all events related to the specific managed assets

- Full visibility of asset profitability, revenue and cost streams.

 

 

Maintenance Management

- Work pack and work order management

- Work order management includes multi resources (trade, items, services and special tools)

- Best practice work order templates for work optimisation

- Manage work & billing for external customers, internal cross department billing or cost center accumulation

- Work order resource management with purchase requisitions and purchase orders

- Work order resource management with stock and financial dimensions

- Interactive Gantt, graphs and reports

- Work order strip and build process

- Work order predictive parameters

- Work order required permits

- Work order characteristics

- Work order activities

- Work order feedback

- Item reservation and usage feedback via inventory

- Posting to finance

- Tyre management

- Component costing

 

 

Operations Management

- Operations planning and execution

- Routes planning

- Vehicle/equipment utilisation

- Fuel management

- Running cost

- Driver allocation

- Licences and Permits

- Quote and Billing

 

 

Contract Management

- Long- and short-term rentals

- Leases, residual values, with full maintenance

- Operational transport contracts

- Service level agreement

- Quote and Billing

- Driver allocation

- Licences and Permits

- Quote and Billing

 

 

Warranty Management

- Generic warranty definition by equipment group

- Specific warranty definition by equipment

- Equipment call back management

- Warranty claims register and tracking

 

 

Permit Management

- Permit definition

- Permit requirements

- Permit register

- Permit expiry

 

 

Failure Management

- Failure Recording

- Failure Tracking

- Failure Resolution

 

 

Incident Management

- Incident Recording

- Incident Tracking

- Incident Resolution

360°  Strategic Asset Management Integration

360° Strategic Asset Management integrates into the following Microsoft Dynamics solutions:

·        Integration to Microsoft Dynamics AX Purchase Ledger

·        Integration to Microsoft Dynamics AX Sales Ledger

·        Integration to Microsoft Dynamics AX General Ledger

·        Integration to Microsoft Dynamics AX Fixed Assets

·        Integration to Microsoft Dynamics AX Human Resources

·        Integration to Microsoft Dynamics AX Product Information Management

·        Integration to Microsoft Dynamics AX Stock and Warehouse Management

·        Integration to Microsoft Dynamics AX Project Management and Accounting


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