Enterprise Asset Management

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 (Verdantix, December 2020, Global Corporate Survey 2020: Operational Excellence Budgets, Priorities & Tech Preferences) suggests that: the Covid-19 pandemic is driving organisations worldwide to invest more […]

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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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Proactive enterprise asset management | Leveraging human potential to improve asset performance

December 2, 2020

An opinion piece by Kolosa Madikizela, Managing Director Pragma Enterprise asset management Proactive enterprise asset management is more than just infrastructure and equipment. As humans, we drive the cultural values and behaviour needed to implement maintenance strategies and action the activities required for peak asset performance. Yet, the role humans play in proactive enterprise asset […]

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Is a Centralised Enterprise Asset Management system, a pie in the sky for organisations with multi-divisions?

November 24, 2020

The case for having a reliability centred maintenance approach has been proven time and time again. Yet, it is one of the most significant physical asset management challenges facing large, diversified organisations today. By sticking to best practices and getting the foundations of asset management in place, RCL Foods has managed to overcome this challenge. […]

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The relationship between the current economic infrastructure assets performance problems in Southern Africa and Proactive Enterprise Asset Management

October 19, 2020

An opinion piece by Kolosa Madikizela, Managing Director Pragma  The economic landscape in Southern Africa has been on a downward spiral. Even South Africa has lost its status as Africa’s biggest economy, falling behind Nigeria at the end of 2019. This downward trend is severely impacting communities. As citizens, we have seen and been affected […]

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Clear vision bags Massmart the prestigious SAAMA Project Achievement Award 2020

September 9, 2020

A clear vision and decisive decision-making clinched Massmart the coveted SAAMA Project Achievement Award 2020 for the successful implementation of Pragma’s enterprise asset management system, On Key. Successfully implementing and managing over 300 stores currently, is a significant achievement. “The goal was to implement an enterprise asset management system that would provide Massmart with a […]

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Pragma | 30 Years in the making

July 15, 2020

2020 might forever be known as the year in which Covid 19 struck, but life goes on despite this and many other challenges that businesses face. It is with this mindset, that we take a look back at an engineering firm that was born on the first of June 1990. “Politically South Africa was in […]

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Unlock Your Future with Online Learning

May 8, 2020

We find ourselves in scary, but fascinating times. If anything, Covid-19 has forced us to rethink life and how we approach it. Fortunately, technology has made it much easier for us to be proactive and take action towards a better future. Do you want to come out of this pandemic stronger? Now is your opportunity […]

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A reflection on the 2020 SONA and budget speech

March 24, 2020

By: Kolosa Madikizela (PrCM, PrCPM, PMP) – Managing Director Pragma Africa The proper management of physical assets is essential to the wellbeing of our society. As I step into my role as Pragma’s MD for Africa, this realisation is confirmed daily. Similarly, our latest State of the Nation Address (SONA), by President Cyril Ramaphosa, and […]

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