Asset management systems are designed to help businesses track and maintain their assets, (i.e. equipment, machinery, vehicles, and infrastructure). By implementing such a system, professionals can streamline their operations, reduce downtime, and make data-driven decisions about their assets.
That said, choosing the right solution can be a challenging task. It requires evaluating various software options and selecting the one that best meets your organisation's needs.

In this blog, we'll help you to navigate through the world of asset management system procurement, supporting you to make an informed and successful decision, that’s suitable for your organisation.

The power of UX

When selecting an asset management system, it's important to consider the user experience. According to Imagen “good user experience makes all the difference”:

“For businesses, UX issues are one of the leading reasons a software rollout can fail. Even if a system does everything users need, they’ll be reluctant to embrace it if getting started involves hours of training.”

The younger generation, in particular, now expects software to be as intuitive and engaging as the mobile apps they use in their personal lives. 

To meet these expectations, a modern asset management system should provide dynamic layers, dashboards, statistic cards, and reporting, rather than relying on glorified spreadsheets or tables.

Remote work and resilience

As we move further into 2023, it's becoming increasingly clear that hybrid working is here to stay. In fact, according to a recent study, three-quarters of employers offered hybrid work options in 2022

It’s essential to choose an asset management system that can support remote work. Cloud-based solutions provide the flexibility and accessibility needed for staff to work from anywhere. 

In addition, new digital workplace tools are emerging, enabling operatives who work in different aspects of frontline services to complete tasks from any location via a mobile app. 

Resilience is also critical when it comes to cybersecurity. With cyberattacks increasing rapidly, any chosen solution must be fortified against data breaches and associated downtime. By choosing a secure and reliable asset management system, your organisation can better safeguard its assets and maintain business continuity in the face of potential threats.

Choosing the right solution for a mobile team

When selecting an asset management system, it's crucial to be careful of solutions that claim to be SaaS but are not. Many software solutions are based on remote desktop technology and should be defined as emulations that cannot be easily integrated into your operations. It's important to choose a true SaaS solution that offers the flexibility and agility your business needs to manage your assets effectively.

Our mission at Causeway is to empower organisations like yours to achieve unprecedented efficiency, speed, and clarity when managing their infrastructure assets. Whether it's the nitty-gritty details or the bigger strategic picture, we provide the tools and expertise you need to succeed.

"The Seven Golden Rules of Asset Management System Procurement." 

If you found this blog helpful, you may be interested in our eBook, "The Seven Golden Rules of Asset Management System Procurement." 

This comprehensive guide provides further insight into key factors to consider when selecting an asset management system, such as user experience, remote work, resilience, and SaaS solutions. 

Our eBook is designed to help UK businesses make informed decisions and achieve unprecedented levels of efficiency, speed, and clarity when managing their infrastructure assets. 

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