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Bahrain Ministry of Works to roll out Infor EAM

Enterprise Asset Management solution will help Ministry to track and manage assets

Bahrain Ministry of Works to roll out Infor EAM
The system will give the Ministry a complete financial, engineering and operational overview of operations, says Yousif.

Bahrain's Ministry of Works has begun the roll out of an Enterprise Asset Management System (EAM), from Infor, that will help track assets, keep them serviceable and cut costs.

The Infor EAM solution, which will be deployed by Infor partner Intertec Systems, and will create a registry of all Ministry assets, including sanitation engineering, roads and building assets,

Deployment of the solution is expected to take 16 months, and the finished system will aid in keeping the Ministry of Works' engineering departments, equipment, and facilities available, reliable, and safe; meet the Ministry's compliance and service goals; cut inventory levels, purchasing costs and energy use, and improve staff productivity, according to Infor. The system will include a single sign-on functionality, and mobility aspects to allow tracking of assets in the field.

The project will also integrate data from business applications already in use by the Ministry, including Rolta OnPoint (GIS), IBM's Enterprise Document Management System (EDMS) and Oracle's Enterprise Project Management Information System (PMIS).

"The Ministry requires a wealth of information to ensure successful running of all the sanitary, road and building management assets in the Kingdom necessary to serve some 800,000 people. The integrated solution is a complete infrastructure asset management system with GIS, providing us with greater capabilities and flexibility across our departments," said Hisham Yousif Sater, director, Information Technology (ITD), Ministry of Works, Bahrain.

"We can locate and personalize reporting of KPIs to include content from systems throughout the Ministry. Ultimately we have a complete financial, engineering and operational view of our operations across all our departments where before only information silos existed," he added.

"Infor EAM will help The Ministry of Works to manage its capital assets, predict reliability problems, prevent them and plan alternatives," said Paul Hammond, general manager, Infor in the Middle East. "Being a large government entity, the Ministry of Works requires proper allocation of its assets to help prevent hidden surprises within its operations. The Ministry will be able to monitor and manage the use and performance of its assets to gain better insight and control of them."

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