An Installed Base Evaluation™ (IBE) is a thorough analysis of a your critical plant assets and their condition.
This site-delivered service enables the customer to make data-driven decisions regarding the support and obsolescence management of their installed base assets.

Ask Yourself

  • Do you have a complete view of your plant hierarchy, and the time and resources to understand those assets?
  • Do you have an efficient and accurate process for maintaining your storeroom inventory to support critical spares?
  • Do you have accurate lifecycle information on your equipment and know what’s currently being manufactured, discontinued or obsolete?
  • Do you have a plan to mitigate your lifecycle risks?

IBE Scope

Level 1 (Rockwell Automation repairable only)

Level 2 (All repairable equipment, Rockwell Automation and third-party)

Level 3 (Rockwell Automation repairable and consumable only)

Level 4 (All repairable and consumable, Rockwell Automation and third-party)


Reduce costs by identifying and eliminating excess inventory, which can help improve Return on Net Assets (RONA)

Increase uptime by ensuring critical spares are on site to support production and maintenance

Identify and mitigate risks associated with supporting older equipment

Build a modernization budget after identifying the areas most at lifecycle risk

What To Expect

Field collection 

We work with you during the site visit to collect all data about your electrical and mechanical installed base - whether the product has an Allen-Bradley® logo on it, or not.

Off-site data analysis

Using customized software, our analysis helps you better understand your lifecycle risk by site, area, line, machine and panel. We recommend inventory levels based on criticality.


You’ll get a final report, which includes plant hierarchy and corporate risk profile for downtime. But we also help you take action. We’ll discuss solutions that are going to be most effective in helping you improve plant performance.

Ongoing insight

You’ll gain access to a subscription term of My Equipment, which will help you assess and evaluate your risks on an ongoing basis.

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  Contact Gerrie IBE Team