Monday, April 23, 2018

How CMMS Software Solves Challenges Faced by Small Businesses?

CMMS software for Small Businesses

In recent years, Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) has transformed how companies do business and in particular, how they oversee their facility management. During the past two decades, businesses - large and small - are increasingly making the move from spreadsheet programs to the highly sophisticated and robust maintenance management packages offered by a growing number of CMMS vendors. This shift has come about in response to market demands, economic challenges and advances in technology that have challenged companies across a wide range of industry sectors to find ways of conducting business in leaner, smarter and more efficient ways. Once thought to be the purview of large companies alone (i.e., those with multiple enterprises), it is now recognized that the range of options available in CMMS packages make them extremely well suited for small businesses as well.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Why use CMMS and not Excel?

We’re well into 2018 and it’s time to do a efficiency check. Are you still tracking work orders and maintenance activities manually or with spreadsheets? If you are, you are not alone. Almost 80% of facility and maintenance professionals that we survey are using spreadsheets or absolutely nothing to track work orders, maintenance requests, and preventive maintenance at the companies they work for.  Newsflash, using these methods are costing your department and the company you work for huge sums of money.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Is CMMS Software a Good Fit for Small Businesses?

CMMS Software for Small Business

According to the US Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy, in 2016 there were 28.8 million small businesses representing 99.7 percent of all US businesses. These businesses employed 56.8 million people representing 48% of all US employees across a broad spectrum of industry, service and corporate sectors (United States Small Business Profile, 2016). Small businesses form a vital part of the economic landscape and according to these statistics; they are definitely an economic force to be reckoned with. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

What are the Differences between CMMS and EAM Software?

Technology has turned the world on its side; and for the most part, this has been a good thing. However, a problem that arises from the ongoing changes associated with these advancements is the need to adapt. A growing number of businesses across all industry and service sectors are finding that it’s not just a matter of keeping pace with evolving technological changes. For them, it’s also keeping up with changing industry trends and economic demands; and at the same time, having to remain cognizant of profit margins and returns on investments (ROI). It is for these reasons, companies are increasingly choosing to incorporate an automated facility management system  into their operations. But making the shift is not that easy, as this too comes with its own set of problems. On the top of the list is determining which type of product is best suited to a company.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

8 Benefits CMMS Software Brings to the Mining Industry

Mining is a large industry sector accounting for a total of 13,294 mining operations in the United States alone (The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2015). The mining sector is represented by four types of mining operations: surface, underground, dredge and artisanal, which all require different infrastructures, equipment and operations. Beyond these differences, mining companies are further differentiated by commodity types as noted by the following breakdown of mines: 1,460 coal, 315 metal, 924 non-metal, 4,303 stone, and 6,292 sand & gravel mines.

Monday, January 29, 2018

10 Tips for Businesses for Improving Work Order Management

 

During the past three decades, company operations management has greatly evolved. Fluctuating economic conditions, increased market place competition and a move toward computer technology are largely responsible for companies across all sectors adopting a “smarter” operations approach. In order to remain profitable and competitive, companies recognize the need for increased business efficiency through resource, material and time savings. A key aspect of effective operations management is efficient work order management. The following are ten tips for improving that process: