After searching through dust and cobwebs, you would eventually find the manufacturer’s technical documentation or equipment files you were looking for, hoping the ink hadn’t faded too much… In reality, this is still the case for some, as file management is not the job of maintenance technicians and engineers. Mountains of paper files were and still are stored, hopefully well organized in dozens of cabinets and hundreds of filing cabinets.
By digitizing files and data, you avoid damage from time and the elements, such as writing that disappears due to light and time or moisture that destroys dozens of files. In addition, digitization makes it easier to find and classify data. With modern technology, data can be accessed on multiple devices, locally and globally, wherever you have plants or offices. Digital transformation, as part of Industry 4.0 allows for greater transparency and reliability of information, thus improving data quality. With great connectivity comes real-time data evolution and insights as well as better decision making, as mentioned in a previous article on data quality.
With centralized data management, accessible from anywhere, a lot of time is saved. The process benefits, as does maintenance and management, by allowing better and faster troubleshooting and more accurate performance monitoring.
That’s why our solution, SIRFULL PowerMaint™ is coupled with SwiftData™, a tool that combines MDM (Mass Data Manager) and ETL (Extract, Transform, Load). It allows for the integration of bulk data from multiple sources as well as the verification of data integrity, either manually or via automated procedures. Not only do you save time by having scanned data, but you also save time when scanning that data. By combining the digitized data and the various analyses provided by our product, you can make effective data-driven decisions and optimize your maintenance and inspection programs and strategies.