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Posted: Dec 18, 2013
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Your Solution to Product and Inventory Management and Support

Today, I would like to talk about Rockwell Automation’s Installed Base Evaluation (IBE). Rockwell’s Installed Base Evaluation helps you determine what actions you should take regarding the management and support of your products and/or inventory.

An IBE helps our customers really get a grasp for what products and/or inventory are at risk for obsolescence in their facility based on the assessment level they choose. Depending on the level you choose, an IBE is applicable to not only Rockwell products, but third Party products as well.

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Posted: Nov 1, 2013
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Solve your system outages fast with one flat fee.

In today’s economy, many manufacturing companies are keeping tight budgets and lacking enough skilled people to fill vacant jobs. Due to this, most companies cannot afford for unplanned downtime. The cost of a company’s downtime can cost anywhere between $110,000 and $150,000 per hour! Meaning nearly $20 billion is lost per year for process industries.

In order to help you prepare for these instances, Rockwell Automation has overhauled their Assurance™ Integrated Support offering. If you are unfamiliar with Rockwell Automation’s Assurance service agreements, I will be discussing them in this blog post, along with why you may want to look at improving your current service agreement.

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