Why do some CMMS Implementations Fail?
Answered July 08 2020
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Common failure codes, like user mistakes and calibration problems, allow organizations to track recurring problems and improve maintenance efforts.
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How much does a CMMS cost?
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What are world-class training practices for CMMS software?
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.
When should I build a custom integration with our CMMS through APIs?
The main reason you’d want to integrate your CMMS through an API is to satisfy highly complex reporting needs from multiple software systems.
What is asset hierarchy in maintenance software and why does it matter?
An asset hierarchy is a logical index of all your maintenance equipment, machines, and components, and how they work together.
Should we design our own CMMS or shop around for one?
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?
What are the main challenges of facility management software?
The main challenges of facility management software are: difficulty keeping up with technology changes, fragmented nature, and poor quality of entered data.
What is the difference between CAFM and CMMS?
The difference between computer-aided facility management (CAFM) software and CMMS software has to do with scope and focus.
What is CAFM software?
CAFM software gives facilities managers the tools to monitor assets, schedule maintenance and repairs, track work orders, and meet compliance requirements.
How do we encourage useful data input from our employees?
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.
Does my facility NEED CMMS software?
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.
What can my facility do if our CMMS implementation is not going as planned?
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.
How should I evaluate a CMMS?
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.
What are good practices for a CMMS vendor to facility relationship?
With any CMMS vendor, the key to a good vendor-to-facility relationship is open lines of communication and plainly stated goals.
How do I create awareness of my facility’s new CMMS?
Even when an organization properly implements CMMS software, there's no guarantee that employees will begin using it of their own accord.
How do you justify the cost of purchasing a new CMMS system?
Justifying the cost of purchasing a new CMMS system can be done by comparing the value that the CMMS adds to the company, to the total cost of the CMMS system.
What are some examples of how CMMS software is used in different industries?
CMMS software is a tool for planning, scheduling, and tracking maintenance work, which happens in nearly every industry from manufacturing to restaurants.
How can maintenance software help reduce downtime?
There are a few ways I’ve seen maintenance software help reduce downtime, and they all come down to streamlining your maintenance processes.
Should I buy on premise or cloud based maintenance software?
Eventually, all maintenance software will be cloud-based. However, the timing of moving may depend on your facility and its current needs and situation.
How do we get technicians on board for CMMS implementation and use?
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.
What are the most common failures in CMMS implementation?
There are four really huge ways to mess up a CMMS implementation, and most failed projects suffer from one or more of them.
What are the benefits to using a CMMS?
A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) delivers a wide range of benefits to any business that has to repair, inspect, and maintain equipment.
How do we get management on board for a CMMS implementation?
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.
How do you optimize drive time for service routes?
Although there are some factors you simply can’t control, you can employ tools to help you optimize drive time for your service routes.
Does our society today put too much of an emphasis on innovation rather than maintenance?
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.
What software do I need to use for facility 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.
Should I use an ERP for maintenance?
ERPs are known for their complexity, so they’re not usually worth implementing unless the size of your company warrants it.
What is the difference between EAM and CMMS?
At a base level, enterprise asset management (EAM) software operates like a more advanced, larger-scale computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).