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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

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

Preventive Maintenance Batching - PM Scheduling the Efficient Way

Written by Ryan Noble

February 17, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Does your normal preventive maintenance routine have your team doing laps around the facility?  Going from area to area inspecting one thing then going around again to inspect another.  Seems like a waste of time doesn't it?  You might need to take a look at how you're scheduling PM's.  PM batching is a more efficient way of scheduling your work because it groups together like inspections by location and recurrence instead of equipment type, reducing the need to burn laps like Jimmie Johnson at the Daytona 500.

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance, Increase Efficiency

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