By Greg Wilson
The asset management package will centralise management and control of all Emarat’s maintenance activities and maximise use of existing assets.
UAE-based Emarat has reduced operational costs with a comprehensive rollout of MAXIMO asset management implementation. The enterprise software, which was implemented by local partner eSolutions will centralise management and control of all Emarat’s maintenance activities and maximise use of existing assets.“Emarat, is always on the lookout for advanced technologies to further enhance its market position and generate high returns from its asset base,” says Arif Al Mulhairy, Maintenance Manager at Emarat.“In today’s highly competitive environment, it is crucial to improve asset management and maintenance operations at all sites. Our requirement was to implement a solid, flexible maintenance system. We are pleased that our selection of MAXIMO has produced tangible results by creating a centralised system, enabling all the company’s distribution terminals, filling stations and contactors to be connected,” he explains.Emarat only selected MAXIMO after evaluating 16 other maintenance software packages. The software scored 99% in Emarat’s product assessment for its comprehensive feature set, maintenance capabilities and local support.“Emarat can now realise its goals of having a single, strategic asset management system, which will help to extend the life of the company’s business-critical assets and better manage its maintenance processes to control costs,” says James Fair, Vice President EMEA, MRO Software. MAXIMO will enhance Emarat's control over its outsourced maintenance activities, deliver faster response times, improve planning and scheduling and automate work requests between users, in-house service providers and contractors. The software also includes reporting and analytical tools which minimise administration work.The centralized asset management software will enable Emarat to facilitate the increasing demand on outsourcing maintenance activities.MAXIMO will also integrate tightly with the downstream oil distribution company’s existing Oracle application suite.