Asset Information Management with Richard Beer

  • Course level: Intermediate

About Course

Asset Information Management is key to providing timely, accurate, and complete information for decision making in Asset Management. This course provides an overview of AIM, critical aspects and how to set up a successful AIM program governance.


Having worked with maintenance and HSSE professionals for twenty five plus years, we see the struggles Organizations have with data qualities. Inaccurate data causes a number of problems that range from safety to unnecessary downtime. Therefore it is vital for any organization to manage its maintenance data properly. This course, “Introduction to AIM”, provides attendees with a framework to connect various asset states and processes to the long term operations, maintenance and most importantly, to performance.

In this connected age where technology advancements seem to always be at the forefront, it can be easy to lose sight of what business need underlies these innovations. What can be even worse is that managers and executives lose control of what really drives business – information. In its simplest form information leads to sufficient knowledge and ultimately drives decisions then actions at all levels of any organization. “Introduction to AIM” online ties together your data and information to the distinct needs of a successful Asset Integrity program, in the context of broader Asset Management requirements. This is not a technical course that drives deep into technology and applications. Rather, it focuses on establishing processes to ensure the technology provides the right information to manage all assets safely and effectively. Decision making in Asset Management is driven in part by key performance measurements that are derived from transactional data through the work management processes. Underlying this data is the Master Data that exists for every asset. It is well established that inaccurate master data can be the source of a broad range of problems including health, safety, and environmental risks, regulatory compliance and reduced uptime.

During this course, we will discuss how the data and information that relates to any physical asset has a parallel life to that of the asset itself and the concept of the Information Plant. We will discuss establishing an Asset Information Management (AIM) program, which provides the framework that connects the various asset states and processes to the long-term operations and maintenance needs, performance and risk management, and management of change structures. You will also gain insights into how to establish or enhance your asset data management processes focused primarily on your ERP/EAM/CMMS Master Data and establish controls through an asset data and information management governance program for long term sustainment.

This course earns 0.55 CEUs upon successful completion.

Here are some convenient links to recommended reference materials:

Book: “Uptime – Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management” (3rd edition)

GFMAM “Asset Management Landscape”

ISO 5500x standards


What Will I Learn?

  • Learn the importance of asset information to good asset integrity and asset management.
  • Understand the asset information life cycle and the "information plant".
  • Learn how data and information support asset and work management processes.
  • Learn what Data Governance is.
  • Learn how to set up your AIM program.

Topics for this course

10 Lessons5h 39m 29s

Introduction to Asset Information Management

1 Introduction00:21:29
2 Asset Integrity00:21:20
3 Data and Information00:29:59
4 Asset Information Lifecycle00:20:53
5 System and Application00:22:05
6 How Data Support AM Strategies00:22:26
7 How Data Supports the Work Management Process00:21:40
8 Performance Management00:20:20
9 Defining the AIM Program00:25:53
10 Data Governance00:22:24

Final Exam

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Material Includes

  • Access to instructional video content (3h 39m 29s)
  • Exam - single choice questions and essay
  • PDF copy of course slides (watermarked)

Enrolment validity: 365 days


  • Chapter 12 of the book, "Uptime - Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management" (3rd edition)
  • ISO 5500x series of standards
  • GFMAM "Asset Management Landscape"

Target Audience

  • General Managers
  • Maintenance Managers & Superintendents
  • Operations/Production Managers & Superintendents
  • Supply Chain/Stores Managers & Superintendents
  • Information Management/IT Managers & Superintendents
  • Human Resource and Finance Managers