Data Collection and Conversion
Starting up an EAMS system is often very data intensive. We have tried to reduce this effort in several ways.
GP MaTe is able to function with limited data sets. There are only a few data elements required for each object in the system. For example, an Equipment Record only requires three data elements (ID, Equipment Type, and Description). However, other elements can be added at any time in the future to enable additional functions or provide additional information to users.
Also, as the system is used, data will be added to these objects, in effect learning with use. For example, if you need to purchase a spare part from an alternate vendor, the system will add that vendor to the spare part record automatically, along with the price paid and lead time.
Secondly, we offer data collection spreadsheets that can be used by your staff to collect information on equipment, inventory, preventive maintenance tasks and vendors. Our import routines validate the consistency of the information prior to loading it into the system.
If you are converting from a legacy system, or upgrading from a competing product, MATE PCS has the capability to convert information from most any source. We have also developed pre-configured data conversion routines from many popular products.