We are midsize company and are fairly active with our use plant maintenance orders. In addition, our PM orders are linked to WBS Elements. Thus, when executing WBS Element reports with a high volume of maintenance orders the performance is impacted. Given that there are various costs associated in the volume of orders that a company may use (i.e. settlement/assessment performance, report performance, master data maintenance, attempting to aggregate the orders together to understand and view costs at a higher process level), what are other companies doing to keep a balance between the plant maintenance users and the financial/management reporting users? Is total expected cost ever factored in the strategy for maintenance orders?
I look forward to your comments.