Monday, October 30, 2017

What Companies are Looking For in a CMMS: Results of a Hippo CMMS Survey

What Companies are Looking For in a CMMS: Results of a Hippo CMMS Survey

Purchasing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is a large investment for buyers regarding finances, time and energy. Because of this, purchasers’ inquiries and final decision making are guided by finding a system that meets their company’s needs and budget. From a CMMS vendor’s perspective, top priorities relate to being responsive to their customers’ needs as well as industry and technological advances. As part of its effort to learn more about its buyers and ultimately, shape their product to their client base, Hippo CMMS surveyed 125 customers on a variety of facility management indicators. The following are the main findings of its survey that shed light on the issues most important to its buyers:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Seven Ways a CMMS Simplifies Work Order Management

Seven Ways a CMMS Simplifies Work Order Management

Businesses across many industry sectors are increasingly turning toward Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) systems as their facility management solution. Increased efficiency, reduced costs and a more significant return on investment (ROI) are the primary reasons for companies choosing to abandon traditional pencil and paper approaches in favor of automated maintenance management systems. Current CMMS systems do away with cumbersome and inefficient paper filing systems by offering businesses the ability to track work orders, quickly generate accurate reports, and instantly determine which of their assets required preventive maintenance - all within its cloud-based software. Apart from the benefits of organizational efficiency, this improvement has also led to extended equipment lifespans, better time management, and labor utilization and ultimately, reduced costs and increased profits.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Three Easy Steps to Calculate Expected CMMS ROI

Three Easy Steps to Calculate Expected CMMS ROI

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) have become increasingly attractive to companies spanning many industry sectors including healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, etc. The primary motivation for the shift toward automated maintenance management is simplifying the maintenance tasks involved and in turn, making them more efficient and cost-effective. By customizing these systems to help businesses reach their growth objectives, managers can factor in the everyday costs of a maintenance operation and allow them to make better-informed business decisions across time. Since no two companies are alike, it is important to seriously consider what a CMMS will be used for and to take this into account when deciding about moving forward with an automated maintenance management approach. Systems vary in the features offered so finding the one that meets a company’s current and future needs is critical.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Five Easy Steps for Collecting a CMMS Equipment List

Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) systems have revolutionized the day to day operations of companies spanning a wide range of industry sectors including manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, retail, etc. CMMSs are sophisticated and robust facilities management software systems that track work orders, quickly generate accurate reports, and instantly determine which of a business’ assets require preventive maintenance. The growing shift toward these systems rests in their ability to automate business operations, reduce production downtime and increase the longevity of equipment. With fully functional management systems, companies can realize an increase in their return on investment (ROI).

Friday, September 15, 2017

Six Benefits of Using Mobile Devices to Manage Work Orders

Six Benefits of Using Mobile Devices to Manage Work Orders

In recent years, Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) systems have evolved in response to industry demands by becoming more sophisticated, robust and user-friendly applications. One of the most significant developments in CMMS functionality has been adding mobile accessibility as a feature. Given the widespread use of mobile devices in the form of smartphones, tablets and laptops, this change in how customers can access maintenance management systems has been a real game changer.