Both preventive maintenance (PM) and reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) have the same bottom-line goal: They are both designed to increase asset reliability and lifespan by creating a maintenance system of scheduled work. Both typically plan and schedule maintenance tasks in advance, with the exception of tasks designated for run-to-failure maintenance. Maintenance tasks are then completed on that predetermined schedule, which may be set by time, usage, or performance triggers.
CMMS implementations might seem simple at first glance, but a staggering 70% of implementations fail (and many of them for the same reasons). Organizations believe that using new software is easy, so they forgo a lot of the critical planning and pre-implementation strategies that make CMMS adoption a success.