ISPM Versus a Typical Implementation

Consideration

Reliability Dynamics’ ISPM Appliance

Typical System Integrator/Solution

Overall solution effectiveness

ISPM is a proven rapid-deployment toolset for collecting and utilizing high-quality equipment failure data.

  • Methods are demonstrably compliant with relevant industry standards
  • Delivery is much faster, less expensive, with less risk
  • Equipment taxonomy and master data support standard failure data processes and streamline master data maintenance
  • Standard failure data processes yield a high-quality, structured dataset that supports corporate failure metrics
  • Solid data architecture and a user-friendly design assure a user-friendly experience

Solutions do not support failure metrics at any level: corporate, regional, business unit, or single equipment item.  Problems include:

  • Equipment taxonomy design complicates master data maintenance does not support failure data processes.
  • Lack of standard processes for failure data collection results in data inconsistencies and a significant amount of data captured in unstructured formats, e.g. long text and scanned field notes.
  • Poor data architecture and lack of attention to detail make the system cumbersome and unfriendly for users.

Knowledge of functional engineering requirements and solution capabilities

Reliability Dynamics is a registered engineering company.  Personnel are fully conversant with reliability engineering, equipment life-cycle data modeling, and relevant engineering standards.   The Principal Engineer is a licensed PE, a former SAP Principal Consultant, and a certified SAP Plant Maintenance Solution Consultant. 

System integrator personnel lack conversancy with reliability engineering requirements, methods for modeling equipment life-cycle data, and are unaware of relevant engineering standards.  Many do not have comprehensive knowledge of SAP capabilities.  Customers only get what the consultants know.

Solution blueprint

Blueprints begin with a proven solution that is tailored for your facility-specific requirements.  The final product is 90% proven solution and 10% customer-specific adjustments.  Typical time commitment by plant personnel is 2-3 weeks.

Blueprints begin with a blank slate.   Each solution is a new wheel.  Most do not leverage prior work or industry standards.  Lack of a standard approach results in poor solution designs, longer implementation cycles, higher cost, and more risk.  Typical time commitment by plant personnel is 3-4 months.

Realization and testing

The solution is 90% complete out-of-the box, including configuration, development objects, and test scripts.  Effort level and costs for realization and testing are correspondingly reduced.  Risk associated with unproven development objects is minimized.

All configuration and development work is built from scratch. 

Functional and technical specifications and business process documentation

Ninety percent complete at project inception. 

Must be developed from scratch.  Typical time commitment for plant personnel is 3-4 people for 6-8 months.

Training documentation

Ninety percent complete at project inception. 

Must be developed from scratch.  Typical time commitment for plant personnel is 3-4 people for 6-8 months.