Let's examine in detail what makes a highly effective CMMS, and how companies can measure effectiveness when making their selection.
Searching through stacks of a paper is being replaced by digital work orders, where you can easily find what you're looking for in a simple search query.
Although work order and purchase order sound similar, they have very different functions in a business setting. Learn more here!
CAFM software gives facilities managers the tools to monitor assets, schedule maintenance and repairs, track work orders, and meet compliance requirements.
While CMMS implementation is mostly a game of preventive action in regard to failure, that doesn't mean there are no options when a facility's CMMS project is sinking.
Although there are some factors you simply can’t control, you can employ tools to help you optimize drive time for your service routes.
At a base level, enterprise asset management (EAM) software operates like a more advanced, larger-scale computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
Selecting a CMMS is a big decision for any company, but selecting the right CMMS for you is crucial. Read more about the top CMMS softwares available today!
The difference between computer-aided facility management (CAFM) software and CMMS software has to do with scope and focus.
Asset performance management (APM) systems are arrays of tools that strive to improve equipment availability and reliability while limiting risk and cost.
There are four really huge ways to mess up a CMMS implementation, and most failed projects suffer from one or more of them.
Augmented Reality is the process of using smart technology to illustrate and train maintenance professionals on how to perform maintenance.
Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is an off-site ERP system that allows businesses to track, manage, and retrieve critical information.
Though the cost of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) ranges depending on your needs, a CMMS is a significant investment for any company.
For complex or specialized CMMS services, you might need to write an RFP. Writing a CMMS RFP is an involved process.
Common failure codes, like user mistakes and calibration problems, allow organizations to track recurring problems and improve maintenance efforts.
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a best-practice measure of productivity within manufacturing. Learn more about how to use OEE.
At an essential level, enterprise asset management (EAM) software operates like a more advanced, larger-scare computer maintenance management system (CMMS).
There's no "best way" to train employees to use a CMMS - rather, it's best to vary training practices based on the kind of information that's being taught.
The main reason you’d want to integrate your CMMS through an API is to satisfy highly complex reporting needs from multiple software systems.
An asset hierarchy is a logical index of all your maintenance equipment, machines, and components, and how they work together.
When an organization decides to implement CMMS software, they come to a crossroads: should we design one in-house or shop around for an external product?
The main challenges of facility management software are: difficulty keeping up with technology changes, fragmented nature, and poor quality of entered data.
The IoT, Internet of Things, is a system of multiple parts such as computers, machines, mechanical systems, and more that send data through a network.
When a CMMS is implemented properly, an organization can start to gather some really amazing data. Pre-empt bad data by encouraging solid data input.
There's a short answer and a long answer to this question. The short answer is: not technically, though it helps. The long answer is slightly different.
The absence or presence of features can make or break a CMMS, it's important to consider the vendor's implementation plan, and availability of training.
With any CMMS vendor, the key to a good vendor-to-facility relationship is open lines of communication and plainly stated goals.
Even when an organization properly implements CMMS software, there's no guarantee that employees will begin using it of their own accord.
CMMS software is a tool for planning, scheduling, and tracking maintenance work, which happens in nearly every industry from manufacturing to restaurants.
Two of the biggest data breaches that changed the way we think about cybersecurity were the Equifax data breach of 2017 and the Yahoo! breach of 2013.
There are a few ways I’ve seen maintenance software help reduce downtime, and they all come down to streamlining your maintenance processes.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software helps companies manage all their business-related procedures and processes more efficiently.
Eventually, all maintenance software will be cloud-based. However, the timing of moving may depend on your facility and its current needs and situation.
Most people think about managers when it comes to CMMS buy-in, but it's equally important to make sure that your technicians approve of CMMS implementation.
A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) delivers a wide range of benefits to any business that has to repair, inspect, and maintain equipment.
Start with the "crawl, walk, then run" mentality to justify maintenance costs to managers, who may not see as much obvious value from CMMS software.
I think it’s great to push the limits of what’s possible and advance our technology forward. But we might be neglecting proper maintenance.
However, for the sake of this question, I’ll share some general features that you should be looking for in your facility maintenance software solution.
If your facility currently uses paper work orders, transitioning over to a CMMS can save time and money, while also helping you improve reliability.
ERPs are known for their complexity, so they’re not usually worth implementing unless the size of your company warrants it.
Switching over from a pen and paper system to process maintenance requests can be challenging. We make the change simple for you.
A staggering 70% of CMMS implementations fail - we discuss why this rate is so high and what can you do to overcome the challenges of team adoption.
Not everyone will be able to perform all of the steps. But with this blueprint for CMMS optimization, leadership can create their own road map for success.
Every CMMS has powerful features, but the magic is in the vision for operational excellence. Learn how to maximize value by focusing on failure data.
It's important to use a CMMS effectively if your facility is going to see improved reliability. That's why a CMMS plan is key.