Monday, June 18, 2018

CMMS Program Key Performance Indicators to Monitor

As a business professional, uncovering new opportunities for performance improvements is always something that should be a top priority. But at the same time, these improvements don't reveal themselves based on gut instinct alone. The only way to know how you could be doing better involves learning more about what you're currently doing in the first place. That means diving deep into your people, your policies and your procedures by way of your CMMS.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Pick and Compare CMMS Software Options for your company

Entering the world of Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) can be a bit overwhelming. There is no doubt that simply arriving at the decision to move beyond a traditional “pencil and paper” approach to tracking company operations can be challenging. However, now facing the dilemma of selecting the best CMMS software for your business raises the confusion bar to a whole new level. If you’ve just started your online search, you’ve probably come across a lot of vendors offering a myriad of systems, formats and service options. The foremost question in the minds of many in your position is “where do I start when looking for the best CMMS software for my company?” 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Why Hippo is one of the best CMMS Software options for SMEs

A recent study found that small and medium sized businesses constitute 90% of total employer businesses in the United States and Canada. While every business regardless of size and industry faces their own unique challenges, in recent years, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are reported to be experiencing a pattern of operating struggles.  While some of these are resolved with quick fixes and better planning, other issues tend to be ongoing and in need of comprehensive and long term solutions. Some of the major struggles facing SMEs include among other things, systems and processes, productivity, measuring performance and tracking accountability.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Why Hippo is one of the best CMMS Software options for SMEs

A recent study found that small and medium sized businesses constitute 90% of total employer businesses in the United States and Canada. While every business regardless of size and industry faces their own unique challenges, in recent years, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are reported to be experiencing a pattern of operating struggles.  While some of these are resolved with quick fixes and better planning, other issues tend to be ongoing and in need of comprehensive and long term solutions. Some of the major struggles facing SMEs include among other things, systems and processes, productivity, measuring performance and tracking accountability.

Peter Drucker, known as the founder of modern business management once said, “What gets measured, gets done” when referring to a global view of company operations and activities. With this in mind, it appears that a mistake many SMEs are making is limiting their focus exclusively on measuring company performance solely by profits and revenue. While there is no doubt that profits and revenue are important metrics when measuring success and outcomes, there are other metrics to consider when measuring performance and identified through a process of trial and error and strategic planning.

In spite of the need to seek better measures of performance it is reported that almost 80% facility managers/supervisors still rely on spreadsheets, paper or other manual methods to track and organize data. In today’s competitive market, these methods fall short because they are time consuming, costly due to inaccuracies (i.e., almost 88% spreadsheets contain errors) and provide limited information about overall company operations. The solution for struggling companies is to find ways of identifying useful metrics to guide and improve overall performance and resolve the operational challenges they face. This is where Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software comes into play.

For those new to CMMS software, they are highly sophisticated systems that utilize thousands of data points which at any given time, can provide a user an overview of a facility’s operation or alternatively, the status of an individual piece of equipment. Maintenance management software represent extremely powerful systems when used to their full potential. The CMMS software industry strives to remain on top of technology and industry changes by continually evolving and being more responsive to the ever-changing needs of their customers. Recent innovations in maintenance management software include secure cloud based interfaces, mobile device accessibility and paperless functionality that further increases ease of use. Because of these capabilities, the CMMS software market has witnessed a steep growth curve, especially during the past year. Maintenance management which was once a labor intensive exercise fraught with errors, can now be done automatically and on the go.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Three Easy Steps to Selecting CMMS Software

It’s probably safe to assume that if you’ve found this article, you are more than likely thinking about an alternative to your current maintenance management approach. Fortunately, you are in good company because there is a growing number of businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors that are also looking to find more efficient ways of managing their operations and in turn, improving their bottom line. Increased marketplace competition, economic demands and technological changes are the primary motivators in making a change. Company owners are also realizing that their traditional pencil and paper approaches to tracking business operations are limited in being able to meet current demands. The solution for a growing number of companies is Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Using Mobile CMMS Software to improve Hospital maintenance

Mobile CMMS Software for hospital maintenance

Mobile devices represent a technological game changer in the ways people communicate. Cell phones and tablets have changed and shaped how we access and share information. They have redefined how we conduct our personal and business lives. In the past, our ability to communicate was limited to landlines, answering machines, snail mail, courier services and interoffice memos. Later, communication shifted to fax machines and computer-based email. By removing the need to rely on fixed external devices, mobile phones and tablets have made it possible to have the world at one's fingertips – where ever, whenever and most important, in real time.