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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

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

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

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

Customizable Maintenance Software vs. Canned Maintenance Software

Written by Rick Clonan

August 7, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Are you still relying on paper, Excel, email, Access, or other unorganized homegrown systems to keep track of your work histories and equipment?  If you have been thinking about making the jump into maintenance software from what you are currently using, you may be wondering about the impact on your team when making the switch.

If you are in this situation, you would be one of many that are trying to figure out what exactly they are up for.  I can tell you that depending on the kind of software you choose, you may end up having to drastically change the way you run your department.

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Topics: ROI of CMMS, Benefits of CMMS

Why Should I Choose a Web Based CMMS Application vs. On Premise?

Written by Ryan Noble

June 19, 2014 at 3:47 PM

If you're in the market for a maintenance management solution, but are unsure of the benefits and drawbacks of different delivery options, this post will help you to clear the water as to why you should consider a web-based CMMS versus an on-premise solution.  First things first, we have to define what each of these terms mean.  

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Topics: ROI of CMMS, Benefits of CMMS

2014 CMMS Software Buyers' Trends

Written by Ryan Noble

May 28, 2014 at 10:24 AM

The metrics are out! Software Advice, an online service that helps people find the right software for their organization, has released the newest statistics on CMMS buyers trends for 2014. The graphs provided give insight into the demographics of today's prospective maintenance departments and what they are looking for in a CMMS. Last years research study focused on current users which can be viewed at the end of this article.  The 2014 BuyerView results are right on par with what Que Centre is currently offering and what we have planned for improvements this year.  

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Topics: Benefits of CMMS, Industry News

ISO 55000 Asset Management Standardization: How CMMS Software Can Help

Written by Ryan Noble

March 31, 2014 at 2:24 PM

As organizations grow, so will the need for standardization and process improvement. Without these elements, the culture of "fighting fires" will continue to be the norm for maintenance departments. Standardized asset management programs such as those outlined by the International Standards Organization (ISO), establish benchmarks for asset quality control leading to fewer down times, longer asset life, and lower energy consumption.  There is now a new ISO standard for managing assets that may soon be implemented by your organization.

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Topics: Increase Efficiency, Benefits of CMMS

Why Using Youtube as a Preventive Maintenance Training Tool is Key

Written by Ryan Noble

February 25, 2014 at 12:25 PM

One of the most important qualities a maintenance professional needs to have is resourcefulness.  As newer generations start to fill maintenance positions, it will be up to the managers to oversee training and to make sure inexperienced employees have the resources to complete different types of corrective and preventive maintenance tasks.  Utilizing Youtube will help you facilitate this process.

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Topics: Benefits of CMMS, Tips n' Tricks

How CMMS Software Can Help Train New Generations of Maintenance Professionals

Written by Ryan Noble

February 14, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Historically, maintenance and facility professionals started their careers without formal education on how to do their jobs. Most likely they started as apprentices or hired hands.  As time has passed and the roles of today's maintainers has expanded, it's more difficult and costly for organizations to train the next generation if they rely solely on on-the-job training.    

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Topics: ROI of CMMS, Benefits of CMMS