Unlocking the benefits of Asset Management through Ci Anywhere

What makes Asset Management in Ci Anywhere different and valuable?

As of the 2019A Release, all Asset Management functionality has been transitioned to Ci Anywhere. TechnologyOne’s Ci Anywhere platform underpins our enterprise software, providing the core functionality, security, and a consistent user interface for each of our products.

Ci Anywhere provides our customers with a simple and easy way forward to embrace smart mobile devices and new concepts that can streamline business and reduce your costs.

Ci Anywhere enables you to:

  • Access your entire suite of enterprise software from any device
  • Seamlessly move across devices throughout the day, in the office and the field
  • Leverage all the capabilities of your device including GPS, camera and video
  • Use a single, intuitive workplace for everything
  • Deploy smart mobile devices, and adopt a BYOD strategy
  • Rapidly scale to meet current and future user demand

Key functional enhancements in Ci Anywhere

The following list provides a brief description of some of the key enhancements in Ci Anywhere that will contribute to improving asset management processes, current as at 2020A release. The availability of the functionality described below is dependent on the current license footprint.

  • Fully integrated whole of Asset Management processes
  • Field mobility extended to support Android and iOS operating systems
  • Crew Management available across all work orders, connected or disconnected
  • Improved integration between the Bar Code Reader and asset information
  • Ability to view and modify work breakdown structures, including project structures and work order structures through a Gantt chart scheduling capability
  • Validate addresses against an address provider, such as Google or QAS
  • Full Strategic Asset Management capabilities enhanced based on customer feedback
  • Provide contractors with limited access to the solution
  • Business Process Automation supports complex and auditable business processes across multiple products and entities
  • Detailed maintenance schedule forecasting to estimate resources and costs
  • Enterprise Budgeting configuration for Projects tightly integrating Enterprise Budgeting with Project, Project, Work Order, Resource Group and Activity data
  • Project Lifecycle Management with improved Portfolio, Program and Project Management
  • Record and track warranty expiry information against assets
  • BPA Forms replaces paper-based and manual asset management processes
  • Indoor mapping enables users to identify assets within a multi level building
  • Enhanced work scheduling filter work requiring scheduling using various on-screen searching, filtering, and grouping capability to support efficient work scheduling processes

Quantifiable business benefits

The following list can be used as a guide to determine the return on investment based on industry research and TechnologyOne internal assessments.
  • Reduce asset-related labour costs by up to 15%

    A systematic approach to asset management can improve productivity and reduce asset-related labour costs by up to 15% of the annual labour budget.1

  • Improvement in first-time fix rates by 10%

    Access to complete service history, manuals, and the ability to select staff based on skill and availability, could realise an improvement in first-time fix rates by 10%, reducing the annual maintenance cost by 5-7%.

  • Annual saving of 10-20%

    Tracking and managing warranty information can yield an annual saving of 10-20% of the total maintenance cost.7

  • Cost benefit of approximately 3-5%

    Using mobile technology to manage work orders can see a cost benefit of approximately 3-5% of the annual operations and maintenance budget.2

  • Reduce inventory levels by an estimated 20-30%

    Using an ERP solution to manage your assets can reduce inventory levels by an estimated 20-30%.5

  • 35-45% reduction in downtime

    A predictive maintenance strategy could realise a cost reduction of 8-12% (in some cases between 25-35%) of the annual maintenance costs. It may also result in 70-75% fewer breakdowns and 35-45% reduction in downtime.6

  • Reduce annual capital expenditure by approximately 3%

    Implementing asset tracking processes within a fully integrated ERP solution can reduce annual capital expenditure by approximately 3%.8

  • 7 minute time saving

    Using mobile technology to create and update assets could equate to a 7 minute time saving per field employee / per job.3

  • Productivity gains

    The ability to produce Strategic Asset Management models based on various scenarios can result in:9

    • A reduction in the overall capital project portfolio by 10-30% through removing nugatory work or consolidating work for greater efficiencies
    • Justification to increase per annum capital spending on cash-starved assets, thereby reducing risk
    • Productivity gain leading to a maximum of 10% of operating costs
  • Annual saving of $35,000

    Saving 2 hrs of manual reporting per week by utilising Business Analytics can lead to an annual saving of $35,000 per annum for a team of 5 project managers.10

  • 1 Operations & Maintenance Best Practice Guide, Federal Energy Management Program
  • 2 TechnologyOne internal estimate
  • 3 TechnologyOne internal estimate
  • 4 Nucleus Research
  • 5 The EAM Market Shows Growth and Consolidation
  • 6 Predictive Maintenance Strategy for Building Operations: A Better Approach
  • 7 The EAM Market Shows Growth and Consolidation
  • 8 TechnologyOne internal estimate
  • 9 Realising commercial value from ISO55001 aligned asset management
  • 10 Benefits of Business Intelligence & Analytics Explained with Use-Cases

Keep exploring

Visit our Asset Management Hub for further resources on how you can reimagine your asset management processes.

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