One of the most difficult tasks faced by Commercial and Military managers of complex and expensive systems is the initial identification and on-going management of asset (hardware parts and software) configuration and logistic data. If handled well, asset management can yield significant cost savings and contribute to the overall efficient analysis, operation and management of a system(s); and contribute to safe and cost-effective system operation.
The one constant in this environment is change, whereby system management requirements and asset configuration attributes evolve constantly. This variability can lead to an overly complicated asset configuration situation, requiring the management of multiple configurations and associated data. The proper tracking and configuration management of assets is therefore a crucial task, which is all too often inadequately handled.
Consequently, attempting to conduct vital support analysis through asset configuration management can consume vast amounts of resources, schedule and budget. Sophisticated software applications have been developed to assist in asset configuration management; however, they are usually extremely complicated and typically used by a very select segment of the management workforce. Add to this complexity the numerous other software applications that are used to track/manage assets and even with a high level of commitment and a suite of specialist tools, the required outcomes are habitually difficult to achieve and invariably inaccurate.
Agile’s extensive experience in the conduct of all aspects of system logistic support and analysis, and the essential prerequisite asset definition and configuration management, uniquely positions Agile to define, manage and optimise your system. This experience has ensured a practical and straightforward approach to the development of the functionality contained in the AxiomCM suite.
The level of Asset Configuration Management required to support a system is a delicate balancing act between existing and mandatory management systems, and the need to have a ‘one-truth’ repository that can not only synchronise these existing systems but support the majority of logistic analysis tasks and reports in a simple and logical manner.
AxiomCM permits every part of the organisation to view and update the various elements captured, thereby ensuring that the entire organisation is always looking at the most up-to-date information. This ‘one-truth’ repository is then able to accurately support other data systems, analysis and reporting. Axiom CMTM can be utilised at any stage of the system lifecycle, from concept to sustainment.
AxiomCM empowers your whole organisation by providing an integrated and common view of your asset system that is available to support every organisational function requiring access to accurate system data.
The AxiomCM software application has been developed over 12 years of real-world system management scenarios and is specifically designed to meet this centralised 'one-truth’ repository need. The key feature of AxiomCM is simplicity and relevance to current asset management and support requirements.