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Five Reasons You Need a Maximo Mobile Solution that Integrates with Indoor GIS



Five Reasons You Need a Maximo Mobile Solution that Integrates with Indoor GIS

Facility management is a complex task that requires efficient utilization of resources and meticulous organization. In today’s business climate of rapid digitalization, implementing a mobile solution that pairs with your robust enterprise asset management (EAM) system, such as IBM’s Maximo EAM, is crucial.

Furthermore, facility managers can significantly enhance the efficiency of their efforts by choosing a mobile solution that integrates with ArcGIS Indoors.

By combining these powerful tools, facility managers can unlock a range of benefits that improve facility visualization, asset tracking, space management, work order efficiency, indoor navigation, and more. Facility managers who integrate Indoor GIS capabilities with their mobile EAM solution can save both time and costs while improving overall facility management outcomes.

Below, we outline five compelling reasons why investing in a mobile EAM solution that integrates with Indoor GIS will be a game-changer for your facility management operations.

1. Comprehensive Asset Management

Utilizing a mobile solution that integrates with ArcGIS Indoors enables facility managers to seamlessly manage both outdoor and indoor assets. By integrating asset data and location services, facility managers can achieve real-time asset tracking, monitoring, and maintenance. This integration eliminates the need for manual record-keeping and enables facility managers to access critical asset information on the go.

Facility managers can track asset movement, monitor maintenance schedules, and ensure timely repairs. By optimizing asset management processes, facility managers can minimize downtime, increase asset utilization, and reduce maintenance costs.

2. Enhanced Spatial Understanding

ArcGIS Indoors’ detailed indoor mapping and spatial analytics capabilities provide facility managers with enhanced spatial understanding. By integrating this indoor GIS with a mobile solution, facility managers can utilize the detailed and interactive indoor mapping capabilities to visualize their buildings and facilities accurately and gain insights into asset locations, movement patterns, and spatial relationships. These insights improve decision-making, operational efficiency, and resource allocation.

Facility managers can visualize assets in their exact locations, understand spatial constraints, and identify optimal asset placement. By utilizing spatial analytics, they can identify patterns of asset usage, identify potential bottlenecks, and optimize workflows. This integration empowers facility managers to make data-driven decisions, streamline operations, and enhance productivity.

3. Indoor Navigation

An EAM mobile solution that integrates with ArcGIS Indoors offers intuitive and interactive indoor navigation capabilities. The integration provides users with turn-by-turn directions and wayfinding assistance within complex indoor environments. This ensures efficient navigation to desired destinations within buildings, reducing time wastage and enhancing user experience.

Facility managers can easily guide maintenance personnel or visitors to specific areas, assets, or facilities. This integration simplifies navigation within large buildings, multi-building complexes, or campuses, enhancing operational efficiency and reducing confusion.

4. Streamlined Work Order Management

Integrating an EAM mobile solution with ArcGIS Indoors significantly enhances work order management. Facility managers can view and assign work orders directly on their mobile devices, leveraging the spatial information provided by Indoor Maps.

With a clear visualization of maintenance tasks’ exact locations, facility managers can assign technicians promptly, track work order progress in real time, and ensure timely resolution of issues. This integration streamlines the work order lifecycle, leading to improved response times, increased productivity, and enhanced customer satisfaction.

5. Multi-Floor Navigation & Point of Interest Guidance

Integrating ArcGIS Indoors with an EAM mobile solution enables facility managers to assist users in locating specific points of interest and seamlessly navigate between different floors or levels within multi-level buildings. Users can easily find rooms, departments, amenities, or facility features by following step-by-step directions provided by the mobile solution.

The solution highlights optimal paths with instructions on floor transitions, staircases, escalators, or elevators, ensuring smooth vertical navigation and reducing time spent searching for specific locations.

This feature is particularly beneficial for new employees, visitors, or maintenance personnel who may be unfamiliar with the building layout. By providing accurate and efficient guidance, facility managers can enhance user experience, improve productivity, and streamline operations.

Facility managers can guide maintenance personnel to specific floors or assets efficiently, reducing time wastage and optimizing resource allocation. By enabling users to navigate indoor environments with ease, facility managers improve operational efficiency and overall productivity.

Integrating an EAM mobile solution with ArcGIS Indoors offers numerous advantages for facility managers seeking to optimize their operations.

From comprehensive facility visualization and real-time asset tracking to enhanced space management, streamlined work order processes, and improved indoor navigation, this integration empowers facility managers to make data-driven decisions, increase operational efficiency, and deliver better facility experiences.

By harnessing the power of these integrated solutions, facility managers can elevate their facility management practices to new heights, ensuring optimal resource utilization, improved maintenance outcomes, and enhanced occupant satisfaction.

To learn more about how you can streamline and enhance your facility management, check out ATLAS Indoor Maps.

EDI Employee Spotlight: Chau Hillman, PMP, Project Manager

EDI Employee Spotlight Chau Hillman

EDI Employee Spotlight: Chau Hillman, PMP, Project Manager

EDI Employee Spotlight Chau Hillman

1. How did you come to do what you do? Was this a lifelong goal?
I started right out of school in the pharmaceutical industry doing system testing, then moved to the semi-conductor/wireless Chip Industry. Relocating from San Diego to Houston required me to reinvent myself professionally and actively seek opportunities to further develop my skillsets. That lead me to Business Analysis and applying my organizational and testing skills as a Project Manager.

2. What motivates you every day?
I enjoy learning new products and skills. The only constant is change and learning prepares me to embrace it and continue to grow both personally and professionally. My current role allows me to directly contribute to the success of my team and the greater organization.

3. What are your favorite types of projects to work on?
My favorite projects are those where the expectations and requirements are well defined, and everyone is pulling in the same direction. This allows for a clear sense of direction and purpose, efficient and effective collaboration and less time spent dealing with strife and conflict. Additionally, when everyone is aligned and working towards a common goal, it fosters a positive and productive work environment.

4. What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?
Having a “Can Do” attitude is essential, and never being afraid to roll up my sleeves and learn new skills. This allows me the flexibility to not be tied to a single industry. It also allows me to approach new challenges, opportunities and experiences that lead to personal and professional growth.

5. What do you enjoy most about working at EDI?
I enjoy learning new skills and solving problems. EDI is in the unique position of providing solutions in the Enterprise Asset Management across several industry verticals. The teams at EDI are passionate about success and enhancing our product offerings; continuously improving efficiency and exceeding our customer’s experience.

6. Outside of work, what do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures. I also enjoy spending time outdoors with my Border Collies.