Among the first to deploy CMMS in 1990, initiator of many preventative maintenance plans before 2000 (do not smile, I know of many companies that are still struggling with this), curious about fuzzy logic (yes, it is a thing! And perhaps the ancestor of AI?), P2H continues to be interested in new technologies that will have an influence on maintenance.

Along with the Professional Maintenance and Fiability Group of Arts et Métiers we co-organized conferences on the impacts on maintenance of connected glassesaugmented realitydronesAsset Management, ... . So, now comes the time of Big Data.


It will have an undeniable impact on maintenance


And that's where P2H asks for a bit of pragmatism.

Pragmatism in defining the necessary information. What specific goal are we looking to achieve? What is really needed to reach this goal? Let's avoid going back to systems that spit out unusable data, often because ... unused.

To illustrate, 6 data points are sufficient for the army to know if a tank can be deployed or not. And you do not have – nor need – any more on your car’s dashboard.


Pragmatism in defining the necessary sensors and systems. A sensor is a mechanical, electronic, computer assembly that can fail or give false information. I know a paper mill that uninstalled its bearing tracking system because it raised too many false alarms, with the consequences that these bring.


Pragmatism in implementation. Everyone benefit, but each at their own pace be it technical, organizational or simply human.


 The implementation of sensor maintenance signals beautiful days to come in this most exciting of careers!