What Does ARDI Store?

What Does ARDI Store?

Some people ask us what data ARDI stores for them. The answer is both 'all of it' and 'none of it', depending on how you are setting up your particular ARDI site.

Information Inside ARDI

Every asset in ARDI can be given any number of properties. These can represent literally anything - if you think it might be a relevant piece of information about your asset, you're welcome to store it. This can include...

  • Equipment Reference (Tag) Numbers
  • Model Numbers
  • Serial Numbers
  • Manufacturers
  • Measured Values (Analogues)
  • System States
  • Measured Statuses (Digitals)
  • Contact Details
  • ....

And of course this is just a sample. Since you have the ability to add your own properties, what you store can be entirely up to you.

Each asset also has a media library - a collection of files that contain important information about the asset. Like properties, you can store whatever kinds of media you like, which can include...

  • Asset Photographs
  • Location Photographs
  • Manuals
  • Isolation Instructions
  • Safe Work Method Statements
  • Sample JSEAs
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Calibration Sheets
  • ....

Information In Other Systems

In some cases though, you already have this information available in other systems. Replicating all of this into ARDI is an administration nightmare - which is why can access information directly from 3rd party systems. In this case, ARDI doesn't store any of your critical information itself - it simply provides a quick and easy place to find where it is stored.

This allows you to plug ARDI into asset management systems, document management systems, wikis and other knowledge-repositories to collect everything you need to know about your asset into a single location, without wasteful duplication.