Maintenance Management (CMMS)

How to Improve Your Maintenance Team’s Productivity

Just how productive would you say your maintenance team is, on a scale of 1-10?  Hopefully your answer is at least a 7.  If it’s a 10, then why are you reading this article?  Your maintenance team is awesome!  But, if your answer is anything less than that (as most are), your team has some room for improvement.  Even if it’s a small improvement, such an improvement can make a larger impact.

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The Benefits of Inventory Management with CMMS Software

A stock room should never look like an episode of Hoarders.  These stock rooms lead to inefficiencies, unhappy workers and lots of horror stories.  The worst nightmare of every inventory manager is a stock room with missing or wrong inventory.  The solution to this nightmare is, of course, inventory management.  Prioritizing organized inventory management keeps your facilities and warehouses running smoothly.

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What Size Companies Need Enterprise Asset Management?

Enterprise asset management, also known as EAM, oversees the maintenance of a company’s various assets.  The goal of EAM is to extend the life cycle of these assets and maximize the ROI.  Mostly used by manufacturing industries, the main assets managed with EAM are large, expensive pieces of equipment.  The worst thing for a company’s bottom line is high turnover for expensive equipment.  If you can’t keep your equipment running, good luck growing your profits.

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Building Maintenance Using CMMS Software

Buildings aren’t eternal.  There are people that think that once a building goes up, it’s solid forever.  But for those that know better, they know it’s an ongoing process full of regular inspections and hard work.  No matter the type of building, whether school or skyscraper, every building needs regular maintenance.  For a time it was a manual process, which made it difficult to perform properly.  Luckily, software was developed to automate much of the process.

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CMMS vs Plant Management Software

Contrary to what many white collar workers believe, maintenance workers have tough jobs.  From prioritizing tasks to inspecting heavy machinery, there’s no shortage of responsibilities.  To help these workers get their jobs done faster and more effectively, software was introduced to the industry.  Since then, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and plant management solutions have created safer and more efficient facilities.

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The Internet of Things and its Impact on Maintenance Management

There are buzzwords aplenty in the business world these days.  You can barely read through a company’s website or blog without seeing at least three industry buzzwords per page.  And yes, we realize we sometimes do this too, so we decided to use this post to take a slightly different approach.  Rather than just using our favorite buzzwords today, we’ll give you the definition of one of the biggest ones going around today: The Internet of Things, or IoT.

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Finding the best Work Order Management Software

Work order management software is a specific kind of enterprise software product that helps to create and manage work orders, usually, work orders for maintenance. The category of work order management software is often folded into another category called Computerized Maintenance Management Software or CMMS. However, the work order management software component focuses on systems that support preventative maintenance, as well as asset maintenance and management processes.

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What is Computer-Aided Facilities Management Software?

Among the many new forms of enterprise software making their way onto markets, Computer Aided Facilities Management, or CAFM, is one of the most mysterious, and one of the most complex. For some executives, it’s confusing to try to figure out what CAFM is and what it does. CAFM also goes by the general term “facilities management” or FM, and is sometimes used interchangeably with the term CMMS, which stands for Computerized Maintenance Management System.  So what does CAFM do for businesses?

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6 Key Tasks Preventative Maintenance Software Enhances

Preventative maintenance software (a common feature of CMMS) helps to assess and evaluate assets and ensure their peak performance for the enterprise. In many ways, these resources are decision support tools for maintenance. They help promote pre-emptive and preventive maintenance — not just reactive maintenance routines.  Here are 6  key tasks preventative maintenance software vastly improves:

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