Bahrain: Infor, a business application software provider, announced the implementation of its Enterprise Asset Management System (EAM) at the Bahrain Ministry of Works. According to the company’s press statement, the EAM will ensure efficient use of long lived public infrastructure assets within the Kingdom of Bahrain. In addition, it aims to optimise service delivery and minimise costs.
Core to the project is the integration of data between the best-of-breed technologies used by the Ministry. The integration work involves using web services between the four key business software applications: Infor EAM, Rolta OnPoint (GIS), IBM’s Enterprise Document Management System (EDMS) and Oracle’s Enterprise Project Management Information System (PMIS).
Infor EAM will help provide a complete asset registry by integrating all of the information relating to sanitation engineering, roads and building assets that are constructed, operated and maintained by the Ministry of Works. The solution will manage the Ministry’s public infrastructure assets through its entire life cycle – from design to retirement. The system will help keep 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.
“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 approximately 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 personalise 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.”