White Papers

White Paper

Asset management: Lifecycle costing case study on a municipal borehole example

The prevalence of boreholes used by municipalities has increased significantly during the droughts of the last couple of years, with the expectation that weather and rainfall would become even more erratic. The following scenario was modelled to assist decision-making within this new trend, using lifecycle costing.
Read more »


White Paper

Personal Mobile Technology in Asset Management

Business leaders worldwide are buying into the concept of transforming their enterprises into digital business by leveraging Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) technologies. This is fundamentally changing the way businesses perceive themselves as they move beyond simply improving internal business processes through digitisation. With the Internet of Things (IoT) they are also starting to tap into a broader array of clients, service providers and digital devices residing at the edge of their networks.
Read more »


White Paper

Condition-Based Maintenance: a Preferred Maintenance Tactic

The failure of critical assets at a facility can be catastrophic. Today few organisations can afford even a few hours of cease in operation every time an asset malfunctions. It leads to high repair or replacement costs and a loss of operation time, which could result in the late delivery of goods or services. These factors could have a long lasting negative effect on an organisation’s reputation and are usually the result of a lack of tactical maintenance activities or incorrect tactics being in place.
Read more »


White Paper

Spare Parts Optimisation

Almost all production and service industries have high demands for asset uptime. Asset downtime could have disastrous consequences such as lost revenue due to production stagnation or even severe safety issues (e.g. at nuclear power plants). To minimise the downtime of an asset, maintenance must be performed and this means having the right spare parts in stock.
Read more »


White Paper

Is your EAM system ISO 55000 compliant?

A lot has been said and written about ISO 55000, the international standard for asset management since its long awaited release in January 2014. Industry experts have applauded it and predicted that not only will it change the world of asset management, but the world of business as well. Others have responded with a surprised feeling of: "Is that all?" Its true value lies somewhere between these viewpoints and time will tell whether it will have the same uptake and impact as ISO 9000.
Read more »


White Paper

Creating and Maintaining an Accurate Asset Register

An organisation's asset register forms the foundation of its asset management activities. The asset register needs to be accurate and integrated into the organisation's other asset management and financial systems. Accurate, reliable asset data enables effective asset decision-making, yet many companies are thwarted by having complex or impractical asset data structures resulting in inaccurate asset data.
Read more »


White Paper

Managing Linear Assets

Revisit important concepts regarding linear assets and learn how Pragma's On Key Enterprise Asset Management system can help you to manage these assets optimally.

Asset owners in industries like oil and gas, roads and utilities have unique asset management requirements and are often left stranded with asset management software which was designed for discrete assets. Such software systems fail to address the unique needs associated with linear assets and often necessitate the use of several standalone applications and manual actions to store and retrieve asset related information.
Read more »


White Paper

Managing change through communication and involvement

Every organisation is confronted with the challenge of resistance to change with the implementation of a new project. When we start to understand that resistance is a natural human reaction to change, we start to understand the need for a structured process to manage organisational change. This is especially important if the consequences to the individual are serious and uncomfortable - organisations can no longer get away with "... but this was communicated to everyone".
Read more »


White Paper

Demystifying asset risk management

Risk management is topical in the physical asset management arena. AM experts and industry practitioners advocate the integration of relevant and purposeful risk management practices for the optimal utilisation of physical assets.
Read more »


White Paper

Is ISO 55000 an oxymoron, or merely the inner circle of asset management?

The long awaited ISO 55000 standard for an asset management system has just been released among a lot of excitement and hype. The question everyone is discussing at the moment is what its impact will be on asset management in general and on organisations' asset managers specifically.
Read more »