Software developer Mainpac Pty Ltd has become the Australian software participant with the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM).
The alliance will develop solutions aimed at improving the efficiency and sustainability of infrastructure and engineering asset management. These solutions will permit mining, manufacturing and other asset intensive industries to formulate long term strategies to optimise asset use and sustainability.
Under the partnership the results of research conducted by CIEAM will find their way into future Mainpac software solutions. Research now underway will address the application of standards such as ISO 15926 and MIMOSA to provide interoperability of asset management information systems, a consistent asset management information auditing and assessment methodology, support for infrastructure management through the combination of sensors and asset information models and multi-criteria decision support systems.
Mainpac chairman James Kirk, who with CIEAM chief executive officer Professor Joe Mathew, is driving the partnership arrangement, said the new Mainpac software will help enable asset management strategies so that company directors can achieve stronger financial and operational performance of their assets and consequently better corporate governance.
Mainpac’s engagement is significant. With James Kirk now a CIEAM board member, the head of Mainpac’s development division in Adelaide, Michael Töns, has been appointed an industry advisor to CIEAM, as well as being on the Centre’s research committee.
Mr.Töns is also project leader responsible for CIEAM’s input to a new suite of Mainpac software solutions which will be launched in July.
Mainpac is also keen to engage in further development opportunities within the CIEAM research portfolio.
Mainpac is an Australian-owned software development company now in its 27th year. Its software for Enterprise Asset Management and Asset Intelligence is installed at customer sites across Australia and in 23 international markets serving manufacturing, ports, mining and public sector users. The company’s software, based on the Microsoft .NET platform, meets the needs of all sizes of organisation and is supported by ancillary products that use data captured through maintenance activities to support other enterprise information systems for ERP, MRP, financial or project management functions. For more information visit www.mainpac.com.au or call 1300MAINPAC.
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