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Upgrading from MP2 to HxGN EAM: A Strategic Move for Manufacturers

Upgrading from MP2 to HxGN EAM: A Strategic Move for Manufacturers

In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, efficiency and asset management are critical to maintaining competitiveness and driving growth. For decades, manufacturers have relied on MP2, an early computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) from Infor, to manage their maintenance operations. However, with technological advancements and the increasing complexity of manufacturing processes, many companies are now transitioning to more robust and comprehensive solutions like Hexagon EAM (Enterprise Asset Management). Here’s why upgrading from MP2 to Hexagon EAM is a strategic move for manufacturers.

1. Enhanced Functionality and Integration

MP2 has been a reliable tool, but its functionality is limited compared to modern EAM systems. Hexagon EAM offers a wide range of features that go beyond basic maintenance management, including advanced analytics, predictive maintenance, and integration capabilities with other enterprise systems like ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems).

  • Predictive Maintenance: Hexagon EAM utilizes IoT and AI technologies to predict equipment failures before they occur, reducing downtime and maintenance costs.
  • Integration: Seamlessly integrates with other business systems, providing a holistic view of operations and facilitating better decision-making.

2. Scalability and Flexibility

As manufacturers grow, their asset management needs evolve. MP2, designed for small to medium-sized enterprises, often struggles to keep up with the demands of larger, more complex operations. Hexagon EAM is built to scale, supporting the needs of growing businesses and complex manufacturing environments.

  • Scalability: Can easily handle an increasing number of assets and users without compromising performance.
  • Customization: Offers flexibility to tailor the system to specific business processes and industry requirements.

3. Improved User Experience

User experience is a critical factor in the adoption and success of any software. MP2, with its dated interface, can be cumbersome and challenging for new users to navigate. Hexagon EAM, on the other hand, boasts a modern, intuitive interface designed with the user in mind.

  • User-Friendly Interface: Modern, easy-to-use interface reduces the learning curve and increases productivity.
  • Mobile Accessibility: Mobile capabilities allow technicians and managers to access the system from anywhere, improving responsiveness and efficiency.

4. Advanced Analytics and Reporting

Data-driven decision-making is essential in today’s manufacturing landscape. While MP2 offers basic reporting capabilities, Hexagon EAM provides advanced analytics and reporting tools that deliver deeper insights into asset performance and maintenance activities.

  • Advanced Analytics: Leverage big data and machine learning to uncover trends and optimize maintenance strategies.
  • Custom Reports: Generate detailed, customizable reports to meet specific business needs and compliance requirements.

5. Cloud-Based Deployment

One of the significant advantages of Hexagon EAM is its cloud-based deployment option. This modern approach offers several benefits over traditional on-premises systems like MP2.

  • Cost Savings: Reduces the need for significant upfront capital investment in hardware and IT infrastructure.
  • Accessibility: Access the system from anywhere with an internet connection, enabling remote work and collaboration.
  • Automatic Updates: Benefit from regular updates and new features without the hassle of manual upgrades.

6. Enhanced Security

With cyber threats becoming increasingly sophisticated, security is a paramount concern for manufacturers. Hexagon EAM provides robust security features that protect sensitive data and ensure compliance with industry regulations.

  • Data Encryption: Protects data at rest and in transit with advanced encryption techniques.
  • Access Control: Fine-grained access controls ensure that only authorized personnel can access critical information.


Upgrading from MP2 to Hexagon EAM is more than just a technological upgrade; it’s a strategic decision that can significantly impact a manufacturer’s operational efficiency, scalability, and competitive edge. With its advanced features, scalability, improved user experience, and robust security, Hexagon EAM positions manufacturers to meet the challenges of today’s dynamic market environment and future-proof their operations.

Manufacturers considering this upgrade should conduct a thorough assessment of their current and future needs, evaluate the total cost of ownership, and plan a smooth transition to ensure minimal disruption to their operations. The move to Hexagon EAM represents a forward-thinking approach that leverages the latest technology to drive continuous improvement and sustainable growth.

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