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Computerized Maintenance Management Systems Pay Off

Written by Rick Clonan

September 17, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Across all industries, maintenance departments are often viewed as cost centers. When the economy struggles, this department is targeted for cutbacks. While organizations often fail to see the real value that maintenance plays in daily operations, the reality is that maintenance departments keep operations from bottlenecking. They ensure that every physical aspect of a business runs smoothly and efficiently, which has a direct effect on an organization’s bottom line. 

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Topics: ROI of CMMS, Benefits of CMMS

Protection Against Legionella - New York State’s Emergency Regulations Concerning Cooling Towers

Written by Rick Clonan

August 31, 2015 at 10:55 AM

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Topics: Industry News

Unlocking Your CMMS: Reengineering Facilities Maintenance Processes

Written by Ryan Noble

May 22, 2015 at 9:27 AM

"Reengineering strives to break away from the old rules about how we organize and conduct business. It involves recognizing and rejecting some of them and then finding imaginative new ways to accomplish work."

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Topics: Increase Efficiency, Benefits of CMMS, Tips n' Tricks

What to Expect from an EPA SPCC Inspection

Written by Bill Frye

May 1, 2015 at 10:44 AM

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with ensuring facilities that store or handle oil comply with the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations set forth in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 112. Inspections may be announced or unannounced, and can be triggered by: national enforcement initiatives, referrals from state or local authorities, spills, multi-media inspections, or a facility incident. I'd like to share with you the four stages of a typical SPCC inspection.

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Topics: Tips n' Tricks, Industry News, Regulation Compliance

5 Hidden Rules to Improve Steam System Efficiency

Written by Carey Merritt

April 20, 2015 at 3:15 PM

If you want to optimize the energy usage of your steam plant, consider these five general rules of thumb to improve steam system efficiency.

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Topics: Increase Efficiency, Tips n' Tricks

Top 7 Reasons Facility Management Software Adoption Fails

Written by Michael Bradley

April 1, 2015 at 1:06 PM

If your company is looking to purchase a new Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), you probably already know the benefits of implementing a CMMS. Some of the benefits, such as increased productivity and reduced maintenance costs might be necessary for your business to succeed in today’s marketplace. While you should plan for success, part of the planning process should consider the other side of the coin; the most common reasons why facility management software fails. Up to 80% of CMMS adoptions fail due to poor implementation or lack of support. By addressing the common stumbling points early on, you and your facility department can ensure success.

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Topics: Benefits of CMMS, Industry News

5 Steps to Know When to Replace a Roof

Written by Ryan Noble

February 4, 2015 at 2:12 PM

Here is your situation. You suspect your facilities roof is nearing the end of its serviceable life, maybe it's pooling,cracking, or starting to leak in some areas, how do you determine when to replace a roof or to restore it? To find the answer, a thorough investigation of the current condition of the roof must be done. Here is a five step process you can use to determine if your roof is eligible for replacement or restoration and which option is the better choice.

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Topics: ROI of CMMS, Tips n' Tricks

2014 U.S. Energy Consumption Report - Infographic

Written by Ryan Noble

December 11, 2014 at 1:25 PM

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Topics: ROI of CMMS, Industry News

4 Steps to Developing a Sustainability Plan For Facilities

Written by Ryan Noble

December 8, 2014 at 9:59 AM

In today's market place, it's easy for organizations to lose sight of sustainability in lieu of cost cutting and trying to do more with less. The fact is, sustainable practices CAN save organizations money while preserving our environment for future generations.  

Facility maintenance departments have opportunities to make real differences by being champions for sustainable work environments.  Much can be done with today's facilities to reduce the environmental impact and have a positive effect on maintenance budgets.

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Why You Should Reconsider Buying Enterprise Level Maintenance Software

Written by Rick Clonan

September 12, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Have you ever been a part of a team that is using a complex enterprise software system and thought, “This is too much software”? If you have, you’re not the only one. Having worked with several enterprise systems over the years, I have come to a common conclusion - that something simpler would have been better.

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Topics: Benefits of CMMS