Plant Maintenance

The Challenge with SAP Plant Maintenance

More and more organisations are recognising the value of good Enterprise Asset Management (SAP EAM). Increased performance, better reliability, high ROI and increased competitiveness are only some of its benefits. The challenge with this when it comes to plant maintenance (SAP PM) is realising its value as soon as possible by employing industry best practise and methodologies associated with good EAM.

What AG Consultancy Provides

We pride ourselves on having some of the most experienced SAP Plant Maintenance consultants in the UK today, having over 100 years of combined experience across multiple business sectors. The expertise of our SAP PM and SAP EAM consultants, coupled with their strong knowledge of industry standards and how to apply them will prove an invaluable combination to you as a business, supporting you in evaluating and recommending improvements to master data, business processes and reporting. This is AG Consultancy ensures you maximise the benefits from EAM with confidence.

Our Approach to SAP Plant Maintenance

Our Senior EAM and PM Consultants will work with you to understand the challenges, objectives and requirements of your business. Using their expertise, skills and knowledge, they will evaluate your existing SAP Plant Maintenance system configuration, master data and business processes against industry standards and SAP best practise, and identify areas for improvement. They will then provide you with the smartest solutions to help you streamline your SAP PM processes, making them more efficient and user-friendly. This will allow for more accurate, real time plant maintenance data to flow across the enterprise and boost visibility of the performance of your company assets.

Maintenance Excellence

Achieving Maintenance Excellence requires organisations to review their maintenance and asset management processes with a view of aligning them to industry best practice and standards and then reflecting those changes in SAP so that IT systems fully support the business.

With its highest concentration of SAP PM consultants in the UK, AG brings a wealth of experience to Maintenance Excellence projects. Our Senior SAP Consultants offer an ideal, almost unique combination of strong industry background, understanding of best practices and deep SAP knowledge. What this means for you is that we can be trusted to deliver the highest quality results, helping you to achieve maintenance and asset management process Excellence.

Smart Inspections

Smart Inspections

Capturing detailed engineering inspections can be vital not just for operational excellence but also for regulatory compliance, audits and more. Traditionally, recording this information in SAP has been prohibitive due to vast master data requirements and a complex, time-consuming interface.

AG Smart Inspections is a proven industry solution that greatly simplifies the task of recording engineering inspections in SAP. Co-designed with engineers and technicians, it provides an intuitive, light-touch interface that makes inspection capturing and management effortless. AG Smart Inspections is built on core SAP Plant Maintenance and SAP Quality Management but without the usability challenges and overhead normally associated with these modules. The solution extends your SAP platform while truly transforming your business.

Benefits of the AG Solution

Better Insights

Improve the visibility of your assets’ performance.

Greater Efficiency

Manage your EAM processes more efficiently.

Improved Performance

Build a data foundation for increased performance.

Higher ROI

Reduce costs and increase enterprise assets’ ROI.

Case Studies

Data & Process Governance With AG Smart Solution

Data & Process Governance With AG Smart Solution

When this large gas and electricity provider struggled to keep maintenance data up-to-date in SAP, they asked AG for help. Previously, any change requests would be directed to a central IT team who would take up to 8 weeks to action the updates. Errors were also typical due to lack of maintenance knowledge.

AG gave engineers control back over their data. Using Winshuttle, they built a form-based solution that incorporated extensive logic and added features, such as SAP user governance. The forms provided an easy-to-use interface for directly updating SAP in real time and catered for many requirements. This hugely improved lead times and data quality while also allowing IT to focus on value-adding tasks.

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AG Smart Solution for SAP PM Data

AG Smart Solution for SAP PM Data

When this international energy company was formed by separating all fossil fuel assets from its parent, they decided not only to keep a smart solution previously developed by AG, but they called upon the same consultancy to develop it further. The original solution used Winshuttle forms together with extensive logic and smart features to simplify the updating of their maintenance master data in SAP.

Th solution was not only updated to meet new technical and business requirements, but it was invested in further by developing its technical design and usability. As the new team highly valued the AG solution, they decided to extend its footprint when the opportunity arose.

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Complex SAP Data Remediation (EAM)

Complex SAP Data Remediation (EAM)

AG led a highly complex project to cleanse and migrate to SAP maintenance data as part of a leading E&P company’s Maintenance Excellence programme. AG had already defined the SAP data standards, but now had to ensure these were applied to all data. The project, were Winshuttle was used to upload the remediated data, involved a high number of activities that followed stringent policies and procedures.

The result was complete maintenance data now in SAP in the right format and following the correct hierarchy. This enabled the business to undertake the right maintenance going forward, prioritising what was safety critical.

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AG is an independent SAP Consultancy, SAP Gold Partner and SAP Quality Awards Gold Winner. AG’s high quality, smart solutions effectively solve real-world challenges for some of the most successful businesses in sectors such as energy, oil & gas and consumer goods.

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