Planning maintenance activities and events, scheduling tasks, and assigning personnel with a legacy Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system – or one of the industrial-strength desktop planning and scheduling tools that sit on top of the EAM – is notoriously difficult. Among the challenges of these legacy systems are:
- Complex UIs
- Lots of horizontal scrolling
- Deep menus
- Rigid paths/steps to assign work
All of this translates to long learning curves: it can take a new user months to achieve competency on basic planning and scheduling features, and years to fully master the software.