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Work and Asset Management Program for Planning, Asset Maintenance Assessment

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management 1.9.1.2, with new enhancements to help utilities achieve greater operational efficiency through streamlined work planning processes and improved enterprise asset management and reliability. The latest release provides utilities with increased visibility into work planning information and enables them to become proactive in tracking, evaluating, and replacing assets to increase enterprise reliability. Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management 1.9.1.2, with more than 40 feature enhancements to help utilities improve work planning processes, enterprise asset management (EAM), and assessment capabilities.

Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management 1.9.1.2 enables utilities to streamline their work planning processes to support a continuous cycle of improvement for job plans to mitigate job delays and wasted time, which has a direct correlation to increased wrench time and asset reliability.

Enhancements within the Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management failure mode and effects analysis tool include both preventive maintenance plans and corrective action work templates, allowing utilities to identify what failures their preventive maintenance program is attempting to mitigate as well as to identify the corrective action to take when a specific type of failure occurs. Additionally, the Oracle tool allows users to associate failures to specific components within an asset to ensure utilities can document and develop more comprehensive maintenance strategies.

Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management 1.9.1.2 also offers enhanced asset condition assessment functionality to better support capital planning. Utilities can now automatically calculate a total asset condition score based on multiple and varied inspection assessments to give a more accurate picture of an asset’s health and life expectancy (for example, calculating how much more quickly an asset will fail in a highly corrosive environment). In addition, utilities can automatically derive a “Confidence Rating” based on the age of the condition assessments performed within the system. These new features combine to help utilities better track, evaluate, and make informed asset-repair or -replace decisions.

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