Global PTM Delivers Oracle eAM Solution to Manage Maintenance for Chicago Public Schools

Greenville, SC - - August 15, 2012 - - Global PTM, the industry leader in Maintenance Operational Improvement (MOI) solutions with focused expertise on Oracle eAM implementations, recently implemented Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (eAM) for Chicago Public Schools to proactively address maintenance management at more than 900 of the school district’s locations. The Oracle eAM system is integrated with the district-wide Oracle e-Business Suite as part of the overall effort to manage performance and maximize efficiency across the school district. Global PTM designed an implementation approach specific to the school system to ensure the best way for Oracle eAM to manage and monitor work orders and preventive maintenance more efficiently for the school district’s $500 million capital and grants monies for numerous construction and IT projects. The system tracks warranties and maintenance for building equipment giving the school district a tool to manage costs and reduce reactionary spending.

Global PTM utilized a train-the-trainer approach which expedited the learning process for over 500 system users. As a result, the system tracks and manages major assets across the entire school district including work orders, preventive maintenance, costs, and repairs. This includes all major assets associated with buildings, HVAC systems, food services, and related equipment. With Oracle eAM in place, Chicago Public Schools is able to assign materials and labor costs for each asset while tracking warranty and repair information.

“As the second largest employer in Chicago, we have a responsibility to maximize each asset within our expansive district while minimizing costs,” says Prasad Nettem, Director, Enterprise Financial Systems Information & Technology Services, Chicago Public Schools. “This implementation was a massive undertaking which required a disciplined approach and the knowledge of Global PTM’s team to show us how to use Oracle eAM to proactively care for every asset across all 675 schools within the district. The expertise provided by Global PTM was instrumental in making this project successful.”

About Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools serves 405,000 students in 675 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district. More information is available at www.CPS.edu.

About Global PTM

Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, with strategically located world-wide offices, Global PTM delivers Maintenance Operational Improvement (MOI) solutions centered on Oracle eAM implementations designed to enhance project return on investment. Global PTM’s proprietary best practices methodology, the Solution Delivery Process (SDP), serves as the core process with essential project steps purposed to achieve sustainable results for clients such as cost reductions, labor efficiencies and MRO inventory optimization. For more information, visit www.GlobalPTM.com.

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