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Is convenient repair request logging the key to improved uptime?

July 14, 2021

The right tools, appropriate systems and accurate data could make a considerable impact on the ease and speed at which equipment is repaired in your organisation. Verdantix’s latest research suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic is driving organisations worldwide to: Invest more in technologies that enable remote operations to ensure business continuity, and Those mobile applications […]

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The foundations of infrastructure asset management | Considering financial and engineering asset registers

July 13, 2021

From a physical asset management perspective, it is essential to remember that asset registers fulfil more than a compliance role. Operationally, asset registers are critical for proper record keeping, managing physical assets, and validating spend on assets to track the return on investment. Pragma recently hosted a colloquium focusing on the foundations of infrastructure asset […]

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An insight into Maintenance Work Management

July 12, 2021

Pragma Academy Subject Matter Expert Tim Beavon I have been working in the asset and maintenance management fields my entire professional life. It has always astounded me that organisations continually appear to feel frustrated at their organisation’s inability to get the maintenance planning office “right”. In this article, I will endeavour to convince you that, […]

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Mining Giant Takes Hands with Pragma Academy to Develop AM Professional Development Programme

July 12, 2021

Mining powerhouse Anglo American partnered with the Pragma Academy to deliver their Asset Management Professional Development Programme (AMPDP), is reaping the benefits from this investment with an ROI of between 500 and 600%. In addition to this success, the programme has been registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for 10 Continuing Professional […]

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Massmart pockets Global FM’s 2021 Highly Commended Award of Excellence in Facilities Management

May 25, 2021

What a privilege to congratulate Massmart on achieving the Highly Commended Award of Excellence in FM presented by the Global FM association.  Massmart is a well-deserving recipient of this award as they took full ownership of their facilities management journey and achieving their goals. Previous awards Massmart’s accomplishments started in 2020 when they won the […]

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A quick review of existing maintenance concepts

May 11, 2021

Most capital-intensive organisations have years of experience in performing preventive maintenance on installations, systems and physical assets. In every industry, specific standards, legislation, rules, and points of attention are taken into account when performing maintenance. However, these aspects can change. Modifications also take place, and installation parts no longer fulfil a function during the life […]

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Massmart’s approach to digitising its facility and asset management practices secures them the prestigious 2021 SAFMA Award for Technology

April 22, 2021

Helgard Pienaar, Solutions Specialist Massmart’s shareholders and customers have good reason to celebrate yet another success with the facilities management team involved in achieving the 2021 SAFMA Award for Technology. The national retailer’s commitment to digitise their facility and asset management processes and workflow has reaped a 25% increase in workflow efficiency across their 400 […]

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Memorable training that results in improved workplace activities

March 29, 2021

The main focus of the Pragma Academy is to create courses and provide training that is memorable to our clients and value adding to their businesses. We work hard to ensure that learning is demonstrated through improved workplace activities and partner with our clients to measure this. Providing learning that is targeted and relevant results […]

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Digitising manual and paper-based processes – increasing efficiencies and data velocity

March 23, 2021

Jean Goussard, Solutions Specialist Statistics show that since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, many sectors and industries have expedited their digitalisation strategies to stay relevant and in business. The pandemic’s impact on the world economy and the restrictions it enforced on day-to-day business activities have pushed enterprises to embrace alternative methods to conduct their […]

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The foundation of sustainable infrastructure asset management: aligning the equipment and financial asset registers

March 23, 2021

Andre Jordaan, Partner Consultant Introduction Many organisations discover that they have two or more duplicate asset registers when they take a good look at their practices and systems. This conundrum of multiple asset registers also surfaces during new system implementation or asset or infrastructure management intervention. This is especially true for the public sector, where […]

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