Using CMMS Software For Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance Planning – How To Check Plan Health

Preventive maintenance planning has a purpose! Are you using maintenance management software for your preventive maintenance planning? Most maintenance programs aka CMMS software have many reports for different purposes. They often look very good and sometimes they can be really useful! 😉 On the other hand… Do you know the health of your preventive maintenance plan?

Maintenance Management Software – Is It Worth The Cost?

Maintenance management software can be a tough sell! Recently one of our sales people was in touch with a possible customer regards the value of CMMS software for maintenance of their equipment and facilities. Their managers had some serious concerns whether a maintenance management software program would help or hinder them. Have you ever had …

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Four Easy Ways To Setup An Equipment Maintenance Schedule

Why set up an equipment maintenance schedule? Nearly every equipment or machine needs some kind of regular maintenance. This scheduled maintenance (also called preventive or planned maintenance  aka PM) is an often overlooked aspect of maintenance management. This reduces the chance of unexpected failure or repetitive equipment breakdowns. Equipment downtime results in big costs due …

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CMMS Implementation – Six Technical Tips For Success

CMMS Implementation Is Not Just Features & Workflows! When an organization purchases CMMS software (maintenance management software) besides the usual features comparison, ease of use and other criteria there are a few technical items that you need to consider for your CMMS implementation. These items if ignored during the software selection and evaluation process can …

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How To: Preventive Maintenance Scheduling With Maintenance Calendars

Preventive maintenance scheduling is low on the totem pole! Working with operations to do preventive maintenance scheduling for vital equipment & facilities can become a challenge for maintenance managers. First of all breakdown maintenance is a priority (see “7 Breakdown Maintenance Planning Tips With CMMS Software” for some useful tips). Equipment needs to be up …

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3 Quick Maintenance Metrics For Maintenance Planners

Maintenance department having problems? Maintenance departments in many organizations often have a thankless job! If things are running smoothly no one remembers them. The opposite happens when there are delays or problems due to maintenance requirements. Are you getting many complaints regards facilities maintenance or equipment maintenance? Is there a lot of pending maintenance work? …

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Maintenance Backlog Management For Equipment & Facilities

What is maintenance backlog? Maintenance backlog refers to maintenance work that is overdue. Maintenance backlog is normally measured in hours or days. It shows the total time estimate it would take to complete the pending maintenance work orders. It is a very important maintenance metric for facilities managers, maintenance managers and maintenance planners. Big increases …

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How To Analyze Machine/ Equipment Breakdown Reports From CMMS Software

Problem Equipment May Not Be Obvious! Having a lot of equipment breakdowns & unexpected downtime? Or is everything under control and there are hardly any maintenance emergencies? 😎Wow! Whatever the situation, operations managers and  maintenance managers need to regularly identify problem equipment. These bad boys are the ones that cause frequent shutdowns or incur big …

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