An asset management tool (AMT), as described in the following chapters, is a professional software that is used by a road organization to apply a rational approach to asset management. Therefore, it does not refer neither to an organization nor to a set of procedures. This kind of software supports the organization with significant computation for data processing and storage, maintenance and investment strategies or scenarios, and graphical display.
The following chapters explain the benefits of an organization having implemented such a software into daily practice. They focus as well on making the case on an AMT and provide information on the AMT structure. This information is provided for organizations at a basic maturity level, at a proficient level and at an advanced level. This section ends with explaining business plan for acquiring an asset management tool.