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Demystifying the Compatible Units Estimation Process

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Demystifying the Compatible Units Estimation Process


Compatible unit estimating (CUE) is a fundamental component in a utility transmission and distribution work management process. You use compatible unit estimates to calculate the cost of work, determine the labor hours and the bill of materials needed to perform an specific or a work package.
Today I'd like to share with you a  wiki document that shows a step by step information about how the Compatible Unit Estimation process works. Since it's a complex process that reuse most of the Maximo data (inventory, crew, assets, tools, services ... ) it's common to have some errors in the estimate process that are related not to the process itself, but from these reuse data that can be changed and can be affecting the estimation. Some common changes that can cause errors are:
- Items from inventory that had its storeroom changed
- Compatible Units are not active anymore
- Obsolete tools
Trying to help you understand how the Estimation process works and the possible points of failure, I created a high level step by step information on how the estimave versions are calculated. This will help you better understand the sources of each data and how it can be affecting an estimation.
I hope you enjoy it! 

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