What to look for when selecting a predictive maintenance partner

Operational inefficiencies and sporadic machine failure has, up until now, been the thorn in the side for so many service organisations. But now, more and more service organisations are recognising that the arrival of IoT sensors, big data and AI offers a new, and potentially game changing solution to these age-old issues.

When you combine these three technologies you have a predictive solution. One that can predict when a part in a machine is going to fail before any downtime has occurred. One that can learn from past jobs and advise of a likely issue at the point of booking. This ‘predictive’ approach not only eradicates inefficiencies that were previously extremely difficult or costly (or both) to identify, it also greatly improves the service you deliver to your customers.

Therefore, as businesses begin their journey to source a predictive maintenance solution, it raises the questions of what do you want to achieve with a predictive model and how do you ensure it is effectively implemented?

Determining your predictive maintenance partner

Sourcing a new supplier is always challenging but when you are doing so with a product that is new to the market, there are even more risks involved. How do you know what you are looking for?

There will undoubtedly be a large number of questions that arise when you take the first steps in transforming your business with a predictive maintenance model. A lot of these will be specific to your business, however there are a number of key questions each supplier should eloquently answer before you explore their offering in detail. These include:

  • Do they provide an end-to-end predictive solution?
  • How will your data be protected?
  • How will your data be stored?
  • How much control will you have over the solution?
  • What packages can the solution integrate with?

Further guidance on meeting your predictive maintenance requirements

To further establish what you need to ask from your predictive maintenance suppliers, have a look at our 5 step checklist.

Oneserve has been at the forefront of the predictive maintenance revolution and as such, we have a very thorough understanding of the market and what service organisations can expect to achieve from a predictive solution. If you would like to discuss your needs and aspirations for predictive maintenance, get in touch for a chat.

Alternatively, have a look at our predictive solution, Oneserve Infinite.