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Computerized Maintenance Management Systems Pay Off

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 smoo...

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Unlocking Your CMMS: Reengineering Facilities Maintenance Processes

"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." - Dr. Michael Hammer (one of the founders of the management theory of Business process reengineering) When most organizations decide to implement a new computerized maintenance man...

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Top 7 Reasons Facility Management Software Adoption Fails

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 consi...

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Category: Benefits of CMMS

Why You Should Reconsider Buying Enterprise Level Maintenance Software

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. Large organizations usually require enterprise level software because of thei...

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Customizable Maintenance Software vs. Canned Maintenance Software

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 ...

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

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.   A web-based CMMS application is sold as a Software as a Se...

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