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Whether an organization is putting a new CMMS system into place or has been utilizing a tool for years, training should be a considered a critical component to successful usage. Training is necessary to keep up with new features in the software, enhance the skillsets of employees, and improve efficiency. Training sessions should be held for each person in an organization who will be using a CMMS on a day-to-day basis including technicians, maintenance supervisors, and administrators. A recent article in Reliable Plant Magazine reinforces this conceptRead More

If you haven’t upgraded to a mobile CMMS yet, what are you waiting for? These days mobile technology is more stable and cost effective than ever before. Organizations that had been reluctant to equip their maintenance technicians with mobile devices are now moving forward and deploying them due to their low cost and ease of use in the field. The reasons to use a mobile CMMS tool outweigh the small upfront costs of purchasing theRead More

At  Maintenance Connection we care about our impact on the world as much as we do about our products and services. That’s why our MC Gives Back initiative is so important to everyone here at Maintenance Connection. Our staff are committed to making a positive impact on the community and have donated hundreds of volunteer hours over the years either in their local communities or on a global scale. We’ve tackled quite a lot on our international annual MC Gives BackRead More

November 13, 2013 by Brad Squires 0 Comments I recently attended the National Facilities Management Technology show, and was able to visit a few of the educational seminars. There was an interesting presentation by a CMMS consultant who shared some information which I would like to share with you. A 2010 Aberdeen Group study showed that implementing a CMMS can have incredible benefits, especially when there is no formal “system” in place to help manageRead More

October 4, 2013 by Cary Yocum 0 Comments About 15 of our employees are heading out Today on our annual MC Gives Back trip. Our plan this year is to once again work with Young Life to help with a few construction projects as well as spend time at an orphanage. The trip will take place from October 4 – October 12 in Chiapas, Mexico. You can follow our progress and receive updates at ourRead More

For this second post in the interview series, we caught up with Paul Klein and gained some insight on an entirely different type of integration. In this situation, the customer had an extended roll-out to multiple sites. Can you share some information about a larger implementation you worked on this past year? “Sure. Firestone Building Products is a good example as they had eleven plants using different systems and wanted to unify them on aRead More

In this two part interview series, we will chat with two Implementation Consultants from Maintenance Connection, sharing insights about customer implementations. MC IC’s maintain a pretty busy travel schedule, but we tracked down Steve Gustafson between flights and got him to share a story with us about a unique customer implementation. MC Implementations always present challenges, but can you think of one that was especially unique? “Yes, time is always of the essence to customers,Read More

October 4, 2012 by Brad Squires 0 Comments A team of MC staff spent the week in Costa Rica last week giving back to a family in the community of Granadilla by helping to rebuild the roof on their home. Visit the MC Gives Back blog to see photos and read the story from the trip. About these ads div { margin-top: 1em; } ]]>

September 26, 2012 by Cary Yocum 0 Comments If you happen to be attending this year’s NFMT show in Las Vegas, or live in the Vegas area, stop by and say hi. We will be showing off Maintenance Connection and hopefully meeting many future success stories. The show is at the Mirage Event Center and we will be at booth 406 Check out more details about the show: NFMT -VEGAS About these ads div {Read More

September 5, 2012 by Brad Squires 0 Comments After nearly four years, over 40,000 views, and almost 200 weekly posts to The MC Blog, we’ve realized how many great tips and resources are available to users of Maintenance Connection’s CMMS software. Periodically, we like to highlight past popular posts to make sure our readers didn’t miss any valuable information. Our 2009 work order tips series was quite a hit, and was followed by another weekRead More

August 16, 2012 by Brad Squires 0 Comments In 2010, our management team was searching for more ways to purpose Maintenance Connection around making a positive impact in the world. We encouraged our employees to individually volunteer through our 1-1-1 Program, and identified worthwhile organizations to help further their mission by donating our software and a portion of our company’s annual profit. Out of the 1-1-1 Program our new MC Gives Back initiative was born,Read More

June 25, 2012 by Brad Squires 0 Comments In a recent story originally written by Ashley Halligan, a market analyst at Software Advice–a software comparison company, she discussed the growing trend of mobile maintenance management–that is, CMMS entirely accessible via a mobile device. Perhaps catching onto the mobile accessibility trend, particularly by way of CMMS-specific applications, the article outlined the many efficiencies that stem from utilizing these state-of-the-art resources. Maintenance professionals including management and techniciansRead More

CMMS software is your business or facility’s new web-based best friend. This superb software is going to change the way you are going to handle all maintenance operations from now own, and not only is it going to make things in the maintenance department operate a lot smoother; it is also going to make everything a lot simpler. One thing you will immediately notice about CMMS software is the simple, user friendly setup. Since thisRead More

March 25, 2012 by Brad Squires 0 Comments When one of your ever so important pieces of equipment that is essential to running your business is on the fritz, needless to say, it can be a frustrating situation for everyone. Fortunately for anyone who has experienced untold amounts of headaches due to these sort of situations, there are CMMS systems that will help you transform the way maintenance is performed at your workplace. Preventative andRead More

Maintenance Connection periodically solicits feedback from customers, obtaining valuable input regarding their decision to select our software and, more importantly, the factors that led to a successful implementation. We would like to share the responses received from two of our customers, providing insight to the keys to their success. In this week’s blog, we will showcase the City of Orlando, a customer of Maintenance Connection since 2006. Next week, we will look at the responsesRead More

In this second “Profiles of Success” Blog Post, we will share valuable feedback received from Wellmont Health System, a leading healthcare provider in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Wellmont has been a customer of Maintenance Connection since 2007. Customer: Wellmont Health System What system (if any) was in place before Maintenance Connection was implemented? The system we were utilizing prior to implementing Maintenance Connection was a Windows 95, Microsoft Access-based programRead More

January 12, 2012 by Brad Squires 0 Comments Let’s face it; most business managers despise the software that runs the various aspects of their company. Executives are forced to accept the shortfalls of software that runs their internal processes because they don’t have much else in the way of choice. Business has to roll forward and implementing a new system can seem like a heady task. As a result, there are many that have thrownRead More

by Brad Squires Maintenance issues can get pricy, especially when a mission critical piece of equipment goes down. It’s only sensible that companies would constantly be working to better their maintenance management system. After all, DuPont reported in the mid-nineties that “the largest, single controllable expenditure in a plant is maintenance, and in many plants the maintenance budget exceeds annual net profit.” A budget that spirals out of control is unacceptable, and that’s why we’veRead More

by Brad Squires Does your company or facility have a need to grow in maintenance productivity? Managing maintenance operations more efficiently can help to lower your spending on maintenance costs. Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS Software) is designed to help businesses manage their maintenance operations more efficiently, enabling them to spend less on unnecessary costs. CMMS software helps maintenance professionals get better connected to their operations, enabling them to improve upon how maintenance is beingRead More

October 28, 2011 by Brad Squires 0 Comments As any successful business owner can tell you, it’s impossible to stay profitable without ensuring that daily operations are running smoothly. The biggest, most successful companies on the market today can attest to this simple fact, as can be seen with the recent meeting of the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) in Dubai. These companies, which impact the global marketplace on a massive scale, know somethingRead More