At TrailBlazer, we look at asset data challenges related to varying identification and naming methods that are prevalent within most organizations and devise an asset-centric information management solution to resolve them.
Can you find the records you need in your organization when you need them? Is your organization’s asset data in separate siloes?
TrailBlazer knows tracking asset data is essential for making informed decisions. We understand that design, construction, maintenance, and operation of physical assets are complex processes that generate large volumes of information. Tracking and managing this information over the lifetime of an asset creates unique challenges for organizations.
We look at the challenges related to varying asset identification and naming methods that are prevalent within most organizations and devise an asset-centric information management solution to resolve them.
Does your organization have multiple asset hierarchies designed specifically for each siloed department?
The primary challenge to effective asset identification is the amount of time required to define an asset hierarchy. Each part of an organization has a specific need to identify assets, and those needs are not identical to one another. In some cases, it may seem that the needs of one department or function are in conflict with the needs of another, requiring too gross or too granular a level of detail. In the interest of time, speed to market, meeting competing deadlines, cost savings on individual budget line items, each department or function prepares its own asset hierarchy and assigns its own unique identifiers. Often the hierarchies and identifiers are similar, but not the same, requiring a crosswalk or translation function in order to share data across the organization.
The legacy of similar rather than identical asset hierarchies and related asset identification systems can significantly impede the ability of an organization to integrate its information systems and create an end-to-end flow of asset-related data. As a result, organizations often compromise on isolated information systems and manual workarounds to link information across departments or functions.
TrailBlazer’s Asset-Centric Information Management service offering helps organizations remove costly workarounds, develop a shared asset hierarchy to break down silos, and increase accuracy of reporting. We focus on fixing business processes first and technology second because technology cannot overwrite a broken process.