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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

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

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

CMMS Data - Obtain Accuracy By Ensuring 100% Work Order Entry

Written by Ryan Noble

March 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Lets start with the obvious fact that computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software was created to manage maintenance issues.  It was also created to give maintenance managers insight into their operations and how effective the team is at satisfactorily providing maintenance services.  How well that insight reflects their actual operation depends on the accuracy of the data being entered into the CMMS software.

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

10 Reasons to Start Using Your CMMS Software More Effectively

Written by Ryan Noble

February 27, 2014 at 3:09 PM

1. Long Equipment Downtimes

Depending on the industry you serve, the effects of down equipment can range from inconvenience to extensive profit loss.  Your organization can turn into a black hole of inefficiency without a way to track and improve the repair time of failed equipment.  Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software can track repair efficiency through status changes and time stamps. Looking at the difference in time between statuses will give you an idea of where time can be saved in the repair process.  

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Topics: Increase Efficiency, ROI 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

CMMS Work Order Software Is Not Just For Maintenance Departments!

Written by Ryan Noble

February 7, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Perhaps the reason you are searching for work order software is to help your particular department, facilities or maintenance.  What a lot of facility and maintenance managers are finding out is that it is difficult to express the value of CMMS software to everyone else when it only directly benefits their department.  I’m here to tell you that there are highly customizable and flexible work order solutions available that can be used by any department that accepts customer requests.

How nice would it be to have everyone on the same system!  You can easily argue the return on investment (ROI) of CMMS software when it can replace multiple costly independent software platforms that each department is using.

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Topics: Work Order Software, Increase Efficiency, ROI of CMMS