February 26, 2021

Master Data Standards

Master Data Standards

Data standards set out the minimum requirements which must be met and the quality expectations in order to manage ten specific areas for the work management function.

The AMA team of data experts has developed a set of Master Data Standards that can be utilized to get you over 80% of the way there, and with a slight bit of customization can ensure that your organization’s master data will be a significant competitive advantage. Utilizing our standards package is a fraction of the cost of developing the standards from scratch. Modifying the standards to meet your business needs is now within reach, quickly.

Master Data Standards, Procedures, and How-to Documents*

The 10 most common areas within the Master Data Standards scope:

  1. Functional Locations
  2. Equipment
  3. Work Centers
  4. Task Lists
  5. Classes and Characteristics
  6. Bill of Materials
    (Maintenance Assemblies, Equipment BOM, Floc BOM)
  7. Maintenance Plans
  8. Maintenance Items
  9. Measurement Points
  10. Asset Information [Documents]

*includes customer system screenshots in the “how-to” document




Each AMA Master Data Standards Package includes:

  • Master Data Standards
  • Procedure for …
  • How to Create or Change 

AMA Master Data Standards Packages are populated with all general, generic, and specification information. To meet your needs, they can be purchased individually or as a full set.

Each AMA Master Data Templates Package includes:

  • Outline of the standard
  • Outline of the procedure
  • Outline of the how-to

AMA Master Data Templates Packages are populated with section heads and general information. Template packages can be purchased individually or as a full set.

As part of the Master Data Packages that AMA has assembled, we provide the following additional deliverables:

  • Master data governance framework
    • Adapt high-level governance structure – identify at a high level what EAM components will be in the governance structure and who is responsible from a global/corporate/local level. Components include maintenance philosophy, corporate policies, guidelines etc. This is focused on EAM due to the two data object types (equipment and materials)
    • Adapt mid-level organizational structure – identify how data will be governed from an EAM perspective, e.g. governance council, stewardship group, data owners etc.
    • Adapt roles and responsibilities – a Fit-for-Purpose governance structure
    • Minimum data standards for technical objects in your CMMS
  • Master Data Management (if not already in place)
    • Adapt master data management process flows (e.g. how to request creation/change/deletion of master data)
    • Determine compliance reporting requirements and reports (e.g. Equipment Data Health Check requirements)

In each approach, it is our policy that AMA deliver a 2-day workshop to cover the theory and hands-on development around the standards.  This is separately billable and not part of the cost of the standard or related documents.