MAS Health: Understanding the Condition of Your Assets
What sort of meters can be applied, and can the weight of the meter be augmented or changed during the asset lifecycle?
Any Meter defined in Manage, of any type (Gauge, Characteristic, Continuous) can be used as a Contributor to score the groups of Assets in Health. The weighting of each Meter as a Contributor can be set and changed as needed.
Do you have an example of "health" for a piece of Real Property? Something that doesn't get measured in run hours or other metered means.
Making the assumption that the real property is defined in Manage as an Asset, then it is a simple matter to define Characteristic-type Meters to those records. Then, based upon inspections and other maintenance activities, those Meters are updated with current values. Health then just reads those Meters as Contributors to the health of the real property.
I have a number of measured values for meters that I have accumulated over the years, can I migrate those into Health?
Yes. Making the assumption that the Asset records in Manage have Meters defined to them, historical reading entries can be imported to them using a number of ways built into Manage. Then, given this history in Manage, Health can do as you saw in the demo. It does not matter if the history was hand entered or in bulk.
Does each asset need to be set up individually or is there a way to apply scoring settings on "like" assets in Health?
Yes. As shown in the demo, the Scoring is done in groups so similar Assets are scored in the same way.
Is it good to start with industry standard metrics before asset performance is known?
If you have a standardized approach to metrics, and if the data to support them is in fields on an Asset record, or in a Meter, then you can construct formulas in Health to calculate the metric and use it as a Contributor.
Can You Explain MAS 8 AppPoints?
Do you pay for what your users USE or what they have access to?
Is the primary advantage to paying for MAS with AppPoints the ability to access the MAS components i.e. Visual Inspection and APM4E&U etc.? And do we have to pay for install points in ALL environments?
- There are pros and cons of the new model. For some organizations, the App Point model will result in more access for the same price; for others, it may result in way higher costs for the same usage, and discounts on trade up licenses will be necessary to bring cost into a reasonable range. In other words, the amount an organization pays for S&S is a significant factor in cost for app points.
- Also, at this time install points are required for all environments.
Did the first example shown, during the MAS 8: Understanding AppPoints webinar, show app point requirements for different environments?
Install app points required per environment. This applies only to Spatial (20), ERP Adapter (80), Assist (150), and APM for EU (60)
Please explain the difference between 'Limited' and 'Express' licenses.
- Limited Use licenses can be used with any three modules excluding the Administrative modules and applications.
- Express User allows for viewing reports, read-only access, status changes, and updates to assigned work orders.