Maintenance Management (CMMS)

Facilities Management Software Trends: The Future of Facilities Management

It’s 2019 — the year Blade Runner takes place, a world our predecessors envisioned as full of wonderful and terrible technology. While we aren’t enslaved to robot overlords quite yet, technology is racing forward at breakneck speed. This is also true of software, and facility management software is no exception. Facilities management software helps track, manage and maintain commercial facilities like power plants, factories or rental properties. We asked some experts to weigh in on facilities management trends to look at what 2019 and beyond has in store for the future of facility management software.

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What is CMMS?

If you’ve got assets and equipment, odds are you have a maintenance routine. But every routine could be better — and in your search for betterment, you’ve likely come across the acronym CMMS. But what does CMMS stand for? Why does it have other names like EAM and FM? If you’re a little confused, no worries. We get it, and we’re here to help! So what is CMMS software?

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CMMS Trends: The Future of CMMS in 2019

A new year means a new you: and new best practices for your maintenance management! CMMS software (Computerized Maintenance Management System) — also known as enterprise asset management (EAM) software and fixed asset management — is stepping confidently into the future. We asked experts in the field of asset maintenance and management what CMMS trends coming years.

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A Guide to Understanding the Advantages of CMMS Software

In the modern era of voice-recognition virtual assistants, self-driving cars and smartphones, it makes no sense to be doing something as crucial as maintenance manually. Luckily, there’s software for that! Let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages of CMMS software (Computerized Maintenance Management System), to be specific.

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Fixed Asset Management Software: System Features and Requirements

The ability to effectively track assets is essential for any company, no matter its size or the industry in which it operates. Every company that has fixed assets such as machines and equipment needs to ensure these assets operate properly. But managing fixed assets without a reliable system in place can have dire consequences. Assets that aren’t properly managed can go missing or get damaged without anyone noticing until it’s too late. That’s where fixed asset management software (also known as eam software) comes in. We’ve compiled a comprehensive fixed asset management features list to help you understand the purpose of fixed assets software and choose the right system with confidence.

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CMMS Open Source: Is It Worth It?

Companies looking for CMMS software, or Computerized Maintenance Management Systems, can face some significant decisions. This type of enterprise resource can be tremendously valuable and save enormous amounts of time, effort and money. One of the most significant choices that goes into considering a CMMS system is whether to go with proprietary licensed products or CMMS open source software.

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The Difference Between EAM and CMMS Software

When it comes to managing your assets, you want to be sure you’re choosing the right kind of software. Enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) are both asset management/maintenance systems, and are alike in many ways. The difference between EAM and CMMS comes down to their functionality and most common uses. We’ll break them down in an EAM vs CMMS comparison, so you can rest easy knowing you’re choosing the perfect type of software for your organization.

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8 Key Benefits of Preventive Maintenance Software in 2019

The benefits of preventive maintenance software (a common feature of CMMS software) offers users a wide range of capabilities and perks. Mainly, it helps assess and evaluate assets in order to ensure they are operating at peak performance for the enterprise. In many ways, CMMS functions as a decision support tool for maintenance. It helps promote predictive and preventive maintenance to steer users away from relying on simply reactive maintenance routines. Here are eight key preventive maintenance benefits from using the software:

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The Top CMMS Selection Requirements And Functions

The advances of mobile technology and web-based software have provided users with on-the-go and round-the-clock access to software programs like never before. These tech trends allow niche B2B systems such as the ever-growing CMMS software market to increase in popularity. Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) no longer adhere to a one-size-fits-all approach; rather, CMMS is made up of custom features delivered through flexible platforms. But which CMMS requirements do most platforms offer?

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Most Affordable CMMS Software of 2019

Maintenance management is many things — crucial, becoming more advanced and incredibly diverse, just to name a few. But one thing it usually isn’t is cheap. Luckily for you, there are plenty of affordable, open-source and free CMMS software solutions on the market. To help you in your search, we’ve made a list of the most affordable and free maintenance management software of 2019.

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The Best Work Order Management Software in 2019

Work order management software is a specific kind of work order asset management software that helps to create and manage service requests and — you guessed it — work orders. So, what is a work order? Usually, these work orders are for various types of maintenance tasks. Work order software is often folded into a category called computerized maintenance management systems, or CMMS software. But you can also find work order management functionality from field service management, or FSM software.

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Leveraging CMMS Software to Transform a Company’s Maintenance Department

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) have become the preferred maintenance management tool for a growing number of companies of all sizes and across a broad range of sectors. Companies adopting CMMS maintenance software have traded in pencil and paper approaches to facility management in favor of fully automated ones. These systems minimize long time lags between identifying a maintenance problem and resolving it. They also reduce the human errors and inefficient utilization of technician times that were previously associated with manually managed maintenance operations.

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Enterprise Asset Management Checklist & System Requirements Template

There’s nothing more important to a business than managing its assets, and we know it can be overwhelming to tackle. Enterprise asset management software (EAM) undertakes this task so you can get back to the business of running your business.  If you’re considering purchasing an EAM platform, it’s crucial to know what to expect from EAM vendors and to know exactly which features you need. We’ve made this helpful asset management checklist and system requirements to help you in your selection process.

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IBM Maximo vs SAP

Flaunting your assets can have several meanings — but it remains true that to flaunt them, you’ve got to take care of them! In business, you also have to manage those assets in order to maintain their value and keep them up and running. Luckily, you don’t have to work hard to keep them working when you use enterprise asset management software.

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Facilities Management Software Features & Requirements Checklist

Home is where the heart is, and the heart of your business is your facility. You want to take care of your business’ home, right? One way to ensure your facility is taken care of is through facility management software and understanding available facility management software features and requirements.

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The Best Asset Management Software in 2019

Are you aware of the condition of your assets right now, as you’re reading this? An organization is nothing without its assets — but they can be a lot to manage on your own. That’s why most businesses use enterprise asset management (EAM) software to digitize many of the elements of asset management to improve efficiency and reliability.

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How Mobile CMMS Benefits Manufacturers

Maintenance staff at manufacturing plants are often on the move, needing quick access to data related to equipment and repairs. Relying on paperwork stored in one physical location to complete job duties isn’t always convenient — or realistic, for that matter. Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) have long benefitted maintenance departments by centralizing data and automating tasks. However, mobile CMMS applications are increasingly becoming a must-have for industry professionals.

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