How To Get Maintenance Software Program Costs & Benefits

Maintenance software can cost more than you think! When buying a CMMS/ maintenance software program you often need to provide justification for the purchase in terms of expected costs and savings to your management. This can be hard to do and quite tedious. You need to collect both the possible costs involved as well as …

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5 Tips For A Successful CMMS Software Trial

Doing a CMMS software trial can be a lot of work! Are you are in the process of selecting maintenance management software for your organization? You may be finding it quite a challenge! You have pared down the list of the CMMS programs to a handful of likely products. Now for trials of the maintenance …

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5 Benefits CMMS Software Offers Manufacturing Plants

How important is the maintenance department in a manufacturing plant? In quite a few manufacturing companies higher management tends to see maintenance as a necessary evil! A cost center that adds little value. They may even see the maintenance team not as a crucial part of the company (sometimes maybe a few steps above the …

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Equipment Maintenance Calendars & Scheduling Preventive Maintenance

Scheduling equipment maintenance can be challenging! It is good to get an idea of maintenance due for the coming months. You want to see if too much work is scheduled in some weeks while not much is scheduled during other weeks. Low periods could also be good for maintenance staff to take time off or …

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CMMS Software Reviews – How Good Are They?

CMMS software reviews make life easier! When you are looking for maintenance management software (CMMS software) for your organization you are probably going to be doing a lot of research. You will do a lot of web searching, look at magazines, get referrals as well as look for reviews of software. This is where it …

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7 Ways CMMS Software Helps Public Utility Maintenance Managers

Public utility maintenance is a critical function Public utilities cover a wide range of services from power generation & distribution, water supply, gas supply, waste water treatment and more. They provide essential services in a specific geographic area and have unique challenges. Most are heavily regulated and are required to provide uninterrupted services with few …

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Track Equipment Availability & Downtime With CMMS Software

Equipment Availability Is Not The Best Metric To Track! You want to measure total equipment downtime. Equipment availability especially when expressed as a percent can mislead. For example the equipment downtime doubles from say hundred hours to two hundred hours. However, you may just see a small percent drop in equipment availability if you have …

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How To Manage Maintenance Requests With CMMS Software

If you are responsible for managing maintenance at a large facility or industrial plant you will be handling a lot of requests for maintenance work. Most will be for emergency or breakdown maintenance. Here the requester wants an immediate fix. Others will be for planned maintenance. Here the requester will want you to do maintenance …

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Use Maintenance Calendars In Your Preventive Maintenance Schedule

Preventive maintenance is low on the totem pole! Working with operations to create a preventive maintenance schedule for vital equipment & facilities can become a challenge for maintenance  managers. Breakdown maintenance is a priority since equipment needs to be up and running again. However, regular preventive maintenance is essential to keep equipment running smoothly and within operational …

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Using Maintenance Software To Identify Equipment Needing Replacement

Should you just replace old equipment? Many organizations have equipment that is several years old, maybe even several decades old. In fact there are quite a few that still use machines that are over a hundred years old! Just because equipment is old does not automatically mark it for replacement. There are several factors to …

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