Facilities Maintenance News

2014 CMMS Software Buyers' Trends

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 c...

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ISO 55000 Asset Management Standardization: How CMMS Software Can Help

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, lo...

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Why Using Youtube as a Preventive Maintenance Training Tool is Key

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...

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How CMMS Software Can Help Train New Generations of Maintenance Professionals

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.     According to...

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