Life Cycle Costing - Software
LCC AM/QM supports the operational, strategic and regulatory tasks in asset management. The basis is a configurable asset register. LCC AM/QM has extensive functions for analysing operating assets and creating asset management plans. The determination of life cycle costs is an integral part of the solution. Inspections, maintenance, repairs and standardised ageing models are mapped for all types of equipment. LCC AM/QM has integrated prioritisation, which is controlled by the condition and importance or risk of the assets. For the development of optimised network development scenarios, the resource-specific simulation is indispensable if one does not want to fall back on group-based, lump-sum estimates. Since LCC AM/QM takes into account all financial aspects of the operating resources, regulatory calculations such as the determination of a revenue path, the rent or even a capitalised earnings value calculation can be carried out and integrated into the simulations. Various configurable graphical analyses and reports tailored to the requirements of the utilities, including cockpits and dashboards, are available in LCC. Our users are particularly impressed by the flexibility and transparency as well as the openness of the application.
The tasks in asset management require access to data files in different systems and the merging of these data into a cross-divisional asset data inventory (asset register). LCC ANT is used for data import and acts as a hub for the integration of data from all areas. Rule-based, data-enhancing measures are an integral part of the transformation process. During the data import, differentiated checks of the input data against table-controlled default values and the linking, supplementing and intersection of tables with selection catalogues take place. Data enhancements, such as the determination of unknown years of construction, can be carried out on the basis of freely configurable sets of rules. Condition and risk assessment and the determination of the probability of failure for equipment and facilities are carried out by means of user-specific, expandable assessment models. For example, data on maintenance measures, results of condition recording, load values, cost items, sales and production figures and failures or failure reports can be included in the evaluation and modelling. All evaluation and import settings are saved and reused for subsequent data updates to be carried out at regular intervals.
The signion division and configuration packages (e.g. "Electricity", "Gas/Water", "Heat", "Regulation") are used for the quick configuration and go-live of the LCC software. A configuration package includes the transfer of the customer data model into the LCC structure, the standard import configuration of the interface to the GIS and the resource data, tools for data enhancements, valuation for all resources, standardised damage rates, a value catalogue with common useful lives, depreciation durations, replacement values and default settings as well as predefined standard reports and analyses for replacement lists and the verification of inventory data as well as for forecast calculations and simulations.