Author Archives: Arto Marttinen

Advanced asset information exchange – e-commerce or plain data handover?

Plant asset information plays key role in operations and maintenance (O&M) and procurement processes that Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), material management and maintenance management (MRO – Maintain, Repair and Overhaul) systems run. The systems became part of ordinary business life more than 20 years ago. However, the external intercompany business processes in equipment and service procurement have mainly remained untouched since then. Why? Continue reading

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Who owns plant asset information?

Majority of the plant asset information originates many different organizations and mainly outside companies such as equipment vendors, suppliers, engineering companies and service providers. What is that information, who actually owns it, who can use it and who is responsible of maintaining it? They all are important questions as that information is the core of your business. Continue reading

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Press release, April 7th, 2014

Helsinki 7.4.2014. Efora Oy, Metso Endress+Hauser Oy and Sulzer Pumps Finland Oy agreed to utilize CollaXionTM platform for intercompany equipment and service procurement information exchange. (in Finnish) Continue reading

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Information management in O&M

The new way to organize information management in Operations & Maintenance offers remarkable business benefits for process industry companies and their suppliers and service providers. Continue reading

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Better collaboration stands for multi-billion cost savings opportunity

Several studies indicate that better collaboration in operation and maintenance can bring multi-billion euro cost savings opportunity world-wide for process industry companies and for companies serving them. The industry has not yet succeeded to claim those savings, but several companies already have built or are developing their enhanced collaboration strategies. Collaxion is in the core of this development. Continue reading

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Collaboration challenges

According to Wikipedia Collaboration is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together in an intersection of common goals — by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. Continue reading

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