Monday, October 15, 2018

What's next for CMMS Software ?

Maintenance management is a crucial part of any business operations. It allows companies to make sure that all of their equipment, facilities and other assets are fully functional at all times. But did you know maintenance management efforts can take up at least 40-50% of a business’ operational budget? On top of that companies use up an average of 80% of operational time reacting to maintenance issues and 19 hours on a weekly basis for scheduled maintenance. So, it comes as no surprise that when Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software were introduced in the latter part of the eighties, it became one of the most in demand business systems on the market.

CMMS started out as an application for department-specific maintenance that accommodates manual input and on-premise deployment. Over time, it has evolved into a system that covers the different facets of a company’s maintenance efforts. To top it all, thanks to the increasingly scalable designs of modern CMMS, businesses both large and small can now easily handle maintenance efforts digitally.

Since then, these maintenance systems have transformed the way companies handle their maintenance responsibilities. According to a survey by A.T. Kearney and Industry Week Magazine, CMMS can increase maintenance productivity by 28.3%, reduce equipment downtime by 20.1% and lower material costs by 19.4%. From performing routine inspections on tech hardware to repairing broken office fixtures, these systems have automated and optimized the entire process. Users can then shift from paper-based schedule and task maintenance to automated management systems that are easier to access and configure.

The question now is, what’s next for CMMS? To help you get a better idea of what to expect from future CMMS solutions, we have compiled some of the top trends for CMMS for 2018 and beyond.

Monday, October 8, 2018

How to Win Over Upper-Management with CMMS Software

You’ve done your research and know the benefits of Computerized Maintenance Management Software. You’ve even found the right one for your maintenance department: a software package that delivers the perfect balance between advanced features and ease-of-use. Your team could soon find itself always one step ahead of the game. And one step ahead is where maintenance departments want to be.

Monday, October 1, 2018

CMMS Data Storage : Things you need to know

Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) has restructured the daily operations of maintenance departments across a broad range of industry sectors. CMMS systems have the ability to automate all maintenance management functions including inventory control, ordering replacement parts, preventive maintenance procedures, maintenance reports and even the ability to project future maintenance. With CMMSs, an increasing number of business owners are now reaping benefits such as extended equipment lifespans, improved organization, better time management and labor utilization and of course, reduced operational costs and increased company profits.

Monday, September 24, 2018

CMMS Software Security

During the past decade, Computerized Maintenance Management Software’s (CMMS) rapid rise in popularity attests to its sustained track record of streamlining maintenance operations. As more and more business owners have come to realize, keeping in step with tight operating margins, industry trends and market demands requires more than what manual or “pencil and paper” approaches are able to offer. For these reasons, an increasing number of companies spanning a wide range of industry, corporate and service sectors are now opting for automated maintenance management systems that have overtime demonstrated that they are not only cost effective but also improve operating efficiency and increase their overall bottom line.

Monday, September 17, 2018

CMMS Software for Business

In recent years, Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) has become a household name in the facility management world. But this has not always been the case. When CMMS software was first introduced 50 years ago, its appeal at that time was limited to large manufacturing companies that could afford them. Early versions of CMMS software required large and costly centralized mainframe computers systems, and keypunch operators well versed in Fortran or Cobol computer languages to respectively, house and run them. However, since that time, CMMS software has evolved such that the newest versions make it attractive and affordable to businesses of all types and sizes. Today, the CMMS market has exploded by making its robust, powerful and user-friendly systems available to a growing number of companies spanning a broad range of industry, corporate and retail sectors. Here, I’ll provide a sampling of business of types and show how each can benefit from using CMMS software. Let’s start by first describing CMMS software and providing an overview of its most valued features.

 

Monday, September 10, 2018

5 Synergies between Building IoT and CMMS that Lead to a Greener Tomorrow

Not only do commercial buildings consume two-thirds of all electrical energy in the U.S. each year, but collectively they top transportation as the biggest user of all energy in America.

This unquenchable thirst for power – electric, gas, coal, solar – makes Facilities a justifiable target for getting greener. And throughout the past decade a conscientious effort to collectively reduce energy demands of and use by commercial properties has given rise to innovations known as the Building Internet of Things (BIoT).

Monday, September 3, 2018

Is a CMMS the Right Choice for Work Order Management?

Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) has changed how a growing number of businesses of all sizes and across a broad range of industry, corporate and services sectors take care of all of their maintenance management needs. When using an automated maintenance management system, maintenance managers and staffers have access to all their maintenance operations right at their fingertips. With a click of a mouse or a tap on a mobile device, CMMSs make it possible to obtain an overview of a facility’s functioning or zero in on the status of a single piece of equipment. These powerful systems use thousands of data points that at any given point, have the ability to monitor inventory levels, track work orders, quickly generate accurate reports, and determine which company assets require preventive maintenance.