Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) is an industry standard method for configuring resources to provide for the efficient administration of an organization’s facilities. This video provides an introduction to the Facility Management Software System (FMSS) and the National Park Service’s EAM, explains how the NPS uses the system to manage its assets, and expresses how the data gathered is used at multiple levels – from a park, to a region, to the Washington office.
The integral system used across 400+ park units is very robust, touching on many aspects of asset management throughout the NPS. In some cases, data flows between multiple databases where in others, it is a one way communication. The following diagram shows the complicated, yet efficient way data is shared across various programs.