All types of organizations can benefit from CMMS applications and software due to the program’s ability to track software and maintenance issues, cutting down recovery and repair time. Finding the right CMMS vendor is often more difficult than implementing the system itself.
You can watch this happy dude dancing all day long at the top right corner of this blog. Sure, it can be puzzling to see him rockin’ that tool belt. Does such a creature actually exist? Is there anything besides the lunch buzzer or breaking away from work that really makes a maintenance technician happy? And what about their supervisors and managers? Ever see them smile (let alone dance)?
Evaluation, Selection and Justification of CMMS Recently, eMaint Enterprises invited Ralph “Pete” Peters, President of Maintenance Excellence Institute, to deliver a Free Best Practices Webinar on evaluating and cost justifying a CMMS. Ralph drew from a real life case study that featured Argentina’s largest steel maker, SIDERAR, to document the CMMS evaluation/selection process as well as projected benefits and ROI. Ralph began by outlining the overall strategy for gaining maximum value from a CMMS: Determine theRead More
I recently spent some time helping a well-known yogurt manufacturer improve their visibility into their daily maintenance process. Their CMMS product is 10 years old, not updated with the correct patches, and the reporting software is equally as ancient. The manager in charge of maintenance performance seemed less stressed this time as compared to last. During my first visit he was newly appointed as the person who would take their CMMS and revamp the plant maintenanceRead More
“My facilities personnel are busy people. They need to be out in the field getting work done … not sitting in front of a computer.” This familiar complaint has been repeated by my many facilities managers for quite sometime. Their plea for help usually goes unanswered like someone yelling into a canyon and hearing the echo of their own voice. But, thanks to advances in Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) technology, maintenanceRead More
These days many companies are scaling back on expenditures of any kind. And, why not? It just makes sense. Obviously, the severe economic downturn has impacted organizations across the United States and the Globe. Capital conservation has become the rule and cutbacks are inevitable. Yet, this is the just the kind of environment that completely justifies investment in Computerized Maintenance Management Software for organizations seeking to lower costs and protect vital plant and equipment assets.Read More
CMMS Advice is a blog dedicated to centralizing information for folks interested in learning more about CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software), or on a larger scale EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) Software. The format of this blog will be a free-form mixture of opinions, articles and whitepapers with CMMS or EAM as the central common thread. This blog is being powered and funded by Software Net ( www.software-directory.net ) and specifically the CMMS category, also represented onRead More