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    The EAM Assessment measures the current state of performance on the EAM Maturity Continuum, with progressive states of maturity from the lowest performance level of Reactive to the highest performance level of Enterprise, with common characteristics shown for the various elements in each respective state.

    EAM Assessment Methodology – Identifying Prioritized Opportunities for Improvements in Asset Management

    GenesisSolutions, An ABS Group Company, is hosting a webinar on EAM Assessment Methodology - Identifying Prioritized Opportunities for Asset Management Improvement on Wednesday, November 19th at 11am ET / 10am CT. This event is part of our EAM Best Practice webinar series.

    To register for this webinar, please click here.

    Webinar Overview

    All industries are focused on improving asset reliability. This can only be achieved by having a high performance asset management program in place, with the ultimate goal of achieving Enterprise Asset Management (EAM). The journey to achieve EAM starts with a detailed assessment of your organization’s current maintenance and asset management performance. An EAM Assessment will provide the necessary gap analysis to understand your greatest opportunities and effectively prioritize them for closure, ultimately providing you the ability to advance towards enhanced asset reliability.

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    The EAM Assessment measures the current state of performance on the EAM Maturity Continuum, with progressive states of maturity from the lowest performance level of Reactive to the highest performance level of Enterprise, with common characteristics shown for the various elements in each respective state.

    During this webinar an overview of the detailed processes behind an EAM Assessment and the value that it can bring to your organization will be covered. Examples of each of the seven elements of EAM will be shared, CMMS Functionality & Utilization, MRO Inventory Management, Metrics & Performance Improvement, Maintenance & Reliability Strategy, Organizational Readiness, Planning & Scheduling, and Work Management. The EAM Maturity Continuum will be defined and key steps in assessing the current state performance identified, thus setting the stage for the development of an EAM Master Plan which provides the roadmap for the necessary improvements required to positively impact business goals and objectives.

    Value Proposition

    • Fundamental elements of EAM
    • Key assessment data collection points
    • How to effectively identify and prioritize opportunities
    • A comprehensive case study of the greatest opportunities identified from more than 70 completed assessments

    Who Should Attend?

    • Asset Management Program Managers & Directors
    • Engineering Managers & Directors
    • Facility and Plant Engineers
    • Finance Managers
    • Maintenance Managers & Directors
    • Maintenance Supervisors
    • Manufacturing Engineers
    • Operations Managers & Directors
    • Planners & Schedulers
    • Process Engineers
    • Reliability Managers, Engineers and Technicians

    Session Leader

    Quinton GoForth is the Director of Reliability Services for GenesisSolutions, An ABS Group Company, specializing in asset reliability and leveraging the CMMS to make data driven decisions. Quinton has comprehensive knowledge of asset management operations, systems, and processes obtained throughout his career holding positions in maintenance, engineering, quality, and operations. He has extensive experience improving asset reliability through the implementation of an effective asset management program supported by a well-designed and maintained CMMS, assisting more than 50 customers in the development of strategic plans for improvement utilizing GenesisSolutions’ proprietary assessment and master planning methodologies. Quinton completed his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), and also completed Villanova University’s Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program.

    Maximo 7.5 Upgrade – A CMMS Best Practice Overview Webinar

    GenesisSolutions, An ABS Group Company, is hosting a webinar on IBM Maximo 7.5 Asset Management - A Best Practices Guide and Overview on the Upgrade Process on Wednesday, December 3rd at 11am ET / 10am CT. This event is part of our CMMS Best Practice webinar series.

    To register for this webinar, please click here.

    Webinar Overview:

    According to multiple sources, IBM Maximo Asset Management is the best-selling Global EAM Platform. It has a broad range of applications, ranging from manufacturing to infrastructure, transportation and even real estate. Maximo grants companies more insight and control over assets to optimize performance while reducing operational costs and maximizing return on assets.

    The most recently released iteration of Maximo is version 7.5, which adds an array of new features and functionality. The new content that was added with 7.5 was intended to help improve organizational efficiency in asset management while streamlining business processes and integrating data from legacy systems more easily. Specifically, it improves on five different areas:

    1. Supply Chain
    2. Work and Asset Management
    3. Usability
    4. Migration Manager
    5. Deployment Engine

    This webinar will promote a discussion on Maximo 7.5 Upgrade Best Practices. As end of support for all prior versions to Maximo 7.5 approaches in April 2015, it is imperative that organizations stay ahead of the curve and upgrade early. The discussion will revolve around the following five main areas:

    1. Upgrade Overview
    2. New Features
    3. Technology Considerations
    4. Industry Solutions
    5. General Observations and Commentary
    Value Proposition / What the Audience will Learn:
    • Why upgrade to IBM Maximo 7.5?
    • What are the benefits to upgrading?
    • What considerations do I have to make?
    • What are the pitfalls I can avoid by planning in advance?
    • What skills are required to complete?

    We hope you can join us for this educational session.

    GenesisSolutions hosting Charleston, SC & NYC EAM & Reliability Strategy Seminars

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Charleston Marriott - Charleston, South Carolina

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 - New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott - Elmhurst, New York

    GenesisSolutions, the Asset Performance Optimization service line for The ABS Group of Companies, invite you and your team to attend a complimentary, one-day, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Reliability Strategy Seminar and Workshop.  Breakfast, lunch & snacks provided.

    Read the Press Release.

    GenesisSolutions is committed to providing an educational forum to promote a greater understanding of a progressive, multi-phase EAM Master Plan and how to leverage your CMMS investment to support your Reliability Strategy.  Click the link below to view a full description and logistical information for our one-day EAM and Reliability Strategy Seminar which has a focus on “Defining your Enterprise Asset Management Master Plan.”

    Click here for the Agenda for Charleston  (Tues, 10/7)

    Click here for the Agenda for New York (Thurs, 10/9)

    Click here to Register

    Maximo Performance Improvements: A CMMS Best Practice Webinar – August 27, 2014

    Maximo Performance Improvements: A CMMS Best Practice Webinar – August 27, 2014

    GenesisSolutions, An ABS Group Company, is hosting a CMMS Best Practice overview webinar on Maximo Performance Improvements on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11am ET / 10am CT.

    To request a copy of this webinar presentation, please click here.


    There is no doubt that Maximo performs and scales well “out of the box”. However, how many organizations deploy this version of Maximo? The reality is that nearly all organizations configure and customize Maximo to meet their business needs.

    In doing so, it is very easy to introduce performance and/or scalability and/or stability ‘defects’; some of which can be found prior to release and others that will only surface after Maximo has been used in production.

    There is no reason for any organization to suffer poor performance, instability or a lack of scalability from their Maximo installation – tools and best practices now exist that make Maximo non-functional issues a thing of the past.

    Value Proposition / What the Audience Will Learn:

    • What can cause Maximo performance/stability/scalability problems
    • Best practices for ensuring users are never affected by these types of problems
    • How the new generation of tools mean that performance testing prior to release is always possible
    • How to ensure that Maximo Support is alerted the moment problems occur and within seconds understand the cause of the problems through the use of new generation tools

    Who Should Attend?

    • Maximo Project Managers
    • Maximo Developers & QA professionals
    • CTO / IT Directors
    • IT Support Managers
    • IT Support professionals
    • Maximo Business Managers

    Session Leader:

    Graham Parsons has over 12 years’ experience in IBM Maximo Asset Management performance, scalability and stability.

    As CEO of Reflective Solutions, a company dedicated to providing tools and services to ensure Maximo’s scalability and performance, he has been the vision behind simplifying the process of Maximo performance testing and production monitoring/problem diagnosis.

    He is well known at Maximo User Groups and other events and often speaks at these and stresses the costs – both obvious and hidden – of an unstable or poorly performing Maximo system.

    Graham earned his graduate degree in Computer Science at the University of Hallam located in Sheffield, UK and resides in London, UK.

    ISO 55000 – The New Standard for Asset Management Webinar

    ABS Quality Evaluations (ABS QE Website Link) hosted a complimentary webinar on ISO 55000 – The New Standard for Asset Management on Monday, August 25th at 9am ET / 8am CT.

    Details on the discussion are available below. Please click here to request a copy of the presentation.

    João Ricardo Lafraia, President of the Brazilian Association of Maintenance and Asset Management, will discuss and explain the new standard for Asset Management (ISO 55000) and what maintenance and reliability professionals need to understand about the main models of asset management systems; about the application of the main concepts in asset management and the differences between PAS 55 and ISO 55000.

    Mr. Lafraia’s international business experience and background will provide the audience a great opportunity to learn visions about the ISO 55000 from a global business perspective.

    What the Audience will learn / Value Proposition:

    • Details of the new ISO 55000 Asset Management Standard
    • The major global contributors to this new standard
    • Who (both sectors and industries) will benefit from this new standard
    • How this certification can positively contribute to a company’s bottom line

    About ISO 55000

    The Institute of Asset Management, in conjunction with British Standards Institution (BSI) developed PAS 55 in 2004. It was the first publicly available specification for optimized management of physical assets, with widespread adoption in utilities, transportation, mining, process and manufacturing industries worldwide. An update was completed in 2008. The International Standards Organization (ISO) then accepted PAS 55 as the basis for development of the new ISO 55000 series of international standards.

    ISO 55000 : 2014 provides an overview of asset management, its principles and terminology, and the expected benefits from adopting asset management. ISO 55000 : 2014 can be applied to all types of assets and by all types and sizes of organizations.


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