IFS launches new RCM Toolkit for cloud computing
A new reliability-centered maintenance tool from IFS is designed to deliver maintenance data through a cloud-based computing platform. IFS announced the launch of the tool at its global conference in Gothenburg, Sweden.
“The IFS RCM Toolkit is based on IFS’s long experience in asset-intensive industries enabling our customers to secure asset safety, cost effectiveness, and uptime,” IFS CTO Dan Matthews said. “The RCM Toolkit is available with the IFS Cloud in line with our strategy to enable customers to extend the capabilities of IFS Applications with applications in the cloud.”
In a press release, the company said the tool “is targeted at any industry that implements complex or capital-intensive assets or is reliant on correctly functioning assets to provide an output. Typically, these will be complex, safety-critical assets. The solution is ideally suited for organizations in which maintenance is challenged by complex environmental factors.”
“Our steel making facilities have very asset-intensive business models,” said Tommy Massey, maintenance manager at Nucor Jewett Facility, one of the nation’s largest recyclers. “Nucor has utilized IFS as a partner in several divisions now dating back eight years. We are very confident in IFS’s demonstrated commitment and ability to help our teams be successful in this journey and now see the addition of the RCM Toolkit as a technology to help us execute our strategy. We plan to utilize the RCM Toolkit to improve our preventative and predictive maintenance practices and procedures.”
The RCM Toolkit is based on the new Windows Azure platform. “The RCM Toolkit is a great example of how the Platform-as-a-Service capabilities of Windows Azure can be used to build cloud-based applications that are scalable and highly-available,” said Kim Akers, General Manager within the Global ISV Group at Microsoft Corp.
Edited By CFE Media