Maintenance Management (CMMS)

Open-Source CMMS: Is It Worth It?

Companies looking for computerized maintenance management software, or “CMMS,” can face some significant decisions — this type of enterprise software resource can be tremendously valuable and save enormous amounts of time, effort and money. At the same time, there are a lot of options to choose from, and not all of them provide the same results.

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The Future of Facilities Management: AI, Robots, and Outer Space

The importance of facilities management has increased exponentially over the last decade, as businesses start to understand the true impact of the environment. Gone are the days when management teams were responsible for little more than checking boxes and ticking off safety requirements. Now, the role is heavily integrated with enterprise asset management (EAM) processes.

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How to Use Equipment Maintenance Software

Businesses in the manufacturing and industrial industries rely on their heavy equipment. Without proper equipment, they’d quickly lose their efficiency and productivity. But even if they have the necessary equipment, they need to make sure every piece of equipment continues to work at peak performance. Unscheduled downtime leads to skyrocketing maintenance and repair costs. These are unnecessary expenses that hinder the performance of the entire business, not just the facility holding the equipment. So how do facilities managers ensure their equipment functions properly? They use equipment maintenance software.

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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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