“I couldn’t justify spending the time to clean up all the data,” he said. “The cost wouldn’t warrant the benefits. And it was so bad, I suspect it would have been impossible to get it where we needed to be.”
So, Manual decided to do something in between the two.
The Value of Clean Data
Manuel focused on his asset records, importing key data like purchase dates and costs into his new CMMS software. He also spent time working through the data on his assets to make sure everything was complete—filling in the blanks and double-checking information when necessary.
But he left most of the maintenance history behind.
“Over time, clean data is more valuable to us,” Manuel explained. “We can still access the old information. But now we can use MPulse to build a database that’s accurate and reliable, and that will help us keep it clean too with every work order.”
Clean data is the backbone for the real value of CMMS software—analyzing and reporting on key performance indicators for your maintenance operations. Because if your data isn’t accurate and reliable when it goes into the software, it’s not going to be accurate and reliable when it comes out in the form of analytics or reports.
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