News Corp Australia | CMMS Implementation

News Corp Australia was running four stand-alone asset management systems, servicing their 4 major production facilities, with no sharing or visibility between sites. With the contract due for renewal, it was going to be costly to bring the system up to the current release and it would not improve the visibility or usability issues.

MC Global was tasked with:

  1. lowering the annual cost,
  2. creating visibility between sites,
  3. improving the overall ease of use and system functionality.

News Corp Australia | The Solution

MC Global demonstrated it could deliver all existing functionality at a significantly lower total cost compared to the upgrade fees of the existing vendor.

Single hosted system

By providing a single hosted system in their Sydney Data Hub, the system was logically divided into four major production facilities. Each production facility could share common data and configuration including maintenance schedules, documentation, reports and KPIs.

Visibility for management

The shared data allowed the configuration across sites to be standardised and allowed information to be compared between sites. Management could now have visibility of all sites and compare production performance and reliability data between them.

Common configuration & processes

Having a common system with a common configuration allowed all employees to be trained in a standardised manner with common processes rolled out across the country.

Staff support & training

News Corp Australia received training from MC Global Implementation Consultants, allowing them to take ownership of the system and continue with the configuration and rollout to all of their regional sites. The ability of the client to manage the rollout themselves delivered even greater cost savings.

Our Services Provided

  • Implementation Training Support

  • Training

  • Support

Our Solutions Implemented

  • MRO

  • Service Requester

  • MC Express

News Corp | The Result

  • Full visibility of all major and regional sites configured on a single MC Global database hosted in the Sydney Data Hub.
  • Roll-out and delivery of a complete EAM solution that was on time and under budget.
  • Supply, setup, configuration, training and roll-out of the system was a third of the cost to upgrade the existing.
  • Implementation of a user-friendly interface without the need to install any additional software on the client’s computers.
  • Standard reports and KPIs that are easily configurable, allowing for analysis of sites which was previously not possible.

“News Limited required a CMMS system that would allow us to better manage our maintenance on a national scale. We needed more flexibility and better access than our current system was providing.

Maintenance Connection’s cloud-based system gave us just that and the results have been outstanding. Not only has it delivered significant cost benefits, but it has also allowed us to standardise the way we manage our assets and processes across the country.

Implementing the new system was incredibly easy and efficient even at multiple production sites throughout Australia. The design, implementation and rollout were completed in less than two months. Maintenance Connection continues to exceed our expectations.”

Stephen Johnston | National GM – Reliability & Asset Management, News Corp Australia