BPM accelerates business efficiency, governance, and results quickly.
By taking advantage of a BPM, companies in the energy and services sector will be able to automate and simplify workflow by quickly creating complex business processes.
BPM software is structured to be easily adaptable in the most diverse sectors while always retaining the same goal, which is the digitization and optimization of processes by virtue of increased effectiveness and efficiency of the company.
The energy and utilities sector today is highly competitive and strives for constant innovation, often having to interface with changing dynamics and regulations.
A BPM platform creates models to support internal company quality processes and communication with external partners. With a view to breaking down data silos, BPM in energy companies facilitates communication and data exchange by synchronizing data in real-time with all users involved, generating greater consistency, improving collaboration, and enabling effective performance measurement.
Maintenance in the energy sector includes areas such as nuclear, wind, thermal, cogeneration, and solar and can be carried out in-house or for third parties.
Keeping equipment and machinery in perfect condition is the basis for ensuring their safety, reliability, and longevity.
Prevention, in the sense of regular and scheduled maintenance checks, helps not only to reduce the risk of declining machine performance but also of all those inconveniences that might occur due to lack of preventive care.
Through BPM software, it is possible to digitally keep track of the work done on the machinery and its life cycle: this gives a way to schedule maintenance checks in order to ensure the quality of the machine and compliance with current government regulations, sharing the information with the technical staff and, in the case of contract maintenance, also with the customer.
In the event, however, of urgent technical intervention necessary to solve a problem or unlock equipment, BPM software will intervene in the management of the maintenance process, keeping the technical activity, diagnostics, and timing under control while also facilitating the work of the service department, with organized and precise management of the warehouse and inventory.
Take as an example a cogeneration plant that, by combining electric and thermal energy, transforms methane gas into energy and heat through a unique process. Cogeneration provides savings of up to 40 percent on total energy costs and reduces CO2 emissions.
Companies that make use of CHP tend to be enterprises operating in the manufacturing, chemical, leather, health care, and paper industries.
These enterprises are particularly keen on planned preventive maintenance of machinery because it is connected to quality certification and, consequently, the possibility of taking advantage of tax incentives.
Renewable energy companies, too, need to carry out careful maintenance processes.
Carrying out regular preventive maintenance ensures the reduction of downtime episodes, lowering related losses.
Scheduled maintenance thus ensures that the machinery is in perfect working order, as sudden failures or breakdowns, can cause plant downtime resulting in urgent and costly repair (or replacement).
Preventive maintenance strategies anticipate the occurrence of serious and pressing issues while the careful organization of urgent maintenance work ensures reduced timelines for resolution.
BPM’s software ensures early intervention on failures by monitoring the wear level of machinery, its life cycle, and all past interventions.
On the other hand, with regard to urgent interventions on sudden outages, BPM software allows for timely diagnostics, tracking every activity performed on the machinery, keeping the technical warehouse organized, and monitoring timelines and results, and then detecting reports in real time
In conclusion, with the help of BPM software, it will then be possible:
Constantly monitor machinery
Schedule maintenance interventions by creating an organized workflow that automatically assigns intervention to internal or external personnel, meeting deadlines with ease
Obtain real-time reports on equipment health status and various maintenance actions
Manage the warehouse with efficiency and simplicity. BPM enables you to speed up time and reduce costs by taking full control of inventory, staying up-to-date on inventories and materials currently in use by technicians
Keeping track of intervention timelines and costs by monitoring maintenance metrics, analyzing the causes of failures, and identifying in time which operations will take longer than expected.