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VISION, EXPERIENCE, ANSWERS FOR INDUSTRY ARC VIEW JANUARY 3, 2013 The combination of unique needs of maintenance work order processing and ease of creating mobile apps means that, for maintenance applications for mobile devices, users should consider native custom apps. For Mobile Devices in Maintenance, Use Custom Apps By Ralph Rio Keywords Mobility, COTS, Maintenance Management, iOS, Android, Work Order Summary New technology often enables improved business processes with new lev- els of operating performance. The vast majority of maintenance personnel in industrial facilities – technicians, supervisors, and stock keepers – are mobile during their typical work routines. Mobile devices offer many opportunities to improve busi- ness processes and the work flows. Maintenance has many unique business processes that vary depending on the particular industry and company history. The combination of specific user needs and ease of creating custom iOS or Android apps mean that today's users must rethink their approach to acquiring mobility software: • The EAM application and mobility server have consistent functionality, and should be based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology with configuration for the specific installation • On the mobile device, consider a native, custom app that fits the partic- ular needs of an organization's technicians and maintenance personnel Mobile for Maintenance – COTS or Custom Often, new technologies provide the key enabler for process re-engineering and business process optimization that significantly enhances performance. For maintenance, mobility can provide major improvements in its primary objectives: uptime, asset longevity, safety, and cost control. The vast majority of maintenance personnel – technicians, supervisors, and stock keepers – are mobile during their typical work routines. Mobile de- vices and the associated software applications offer improvements in the

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