How Maintenance Practices Have Changed
Maintenance looks very different today than it did even a few years ago. Take a look back in history to see how maintenance practices have changed and how you can better manage your maintenance activities.
How to Recover from CMMS Implementation Failure
Unfortunately, a staggering amount of CMMS implementations fail. While it can be discouraging, there is hope. If you’ve recently experienced a failed CMMS implementation, follow these steps to get back on track.
How to Create a Vendor List for CMMS Research
Achieving success with your CMMS starts long before using the software. Choosing the right CMMS software vendor is an important step that must be done with care. In this article, we tell you how to create your vendor list.
Understanding the Cost of Unplanned Production Downtime
Understanding the true cost of unplanned downtime will help maintenance managers make decisions about how to reduce it, in part with the help of a CMMS.
Do You Need Implementation Assistance? 7 Questions to Ask
CMMS implementation is a process that requires the right expertise in order to be successful. Here are 7 questions to ask yourself when deciding whether to seek vendor assistance or do it yourself.
12 Tips for Improving Your Preventive Maintenance Plan
Improving your preventive maintenance plan can be a challenge. Don’t worry, we can help. We’ll discuss 12 tips for improving your PM plan, and how a CMMS can help you carry out these tips.
3 Important Asset Management KPIs and How to Use Them
How do you know if your assets are performing up to standards? In this article, we take a look at 3 important asset management key performance indicators (KPIs).
Is it Time to Replace your CMMS?
If you have a CMMS, but you’re not reaching your maintenance management goals, it might be time to replace your current software. How do you know if you simply need to change your process or if you need a new CMMS?
How to Increase CMMS User Adoption
As simple as it sounds, you and your team must use your CMMS to make it a success. However, employees may not automatically buy in to a new way of doing things. Here’s how you can increase CMMS user adoption.
How to Plan for CMMS Implementation | CMMS Implementation Activities (Part 1)
There is much preparation to be done before your purchase a CMMS. Here are the pre-purchase activities you should consider as you kick off your CMMS implementation project.
What’s the Difference between CMMS and EAM Software?
You may have heard the terms CMMS and EAM used interchangeably. Are they one in the same, or are they different? Read on to find out more about the differences between these two types of software used by maintenance departments.
Understanding the Work Order Management Process
Work orders are the heart of your maintenance operation. However, organizations still rely on outdated methods for managing them. This article examines the work order management process and how a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) can help improve it.
So You Purchased a CMMS – Now What? | CMMS Implementation Activities (Part 2)
Your CMMS project doesn’t end after the software purchase. Here are the post-purchase activities you should expect to perform to successfully implement your CMMS.
6 Ways Maintenance Teams Benefit from Cloud-based CMMS
Cloud-based maintenance management software is especially beneficial for maintenance teams. Discover why cloud CMMS is so popular in today’s industrial environment.
Scaling Your CMMS Software
When selecting a CMMS, scalability is an important factor. When your business grows, you want your maintenance management software to grow with it. Find out how to ensure scaling your CMMS is successful.
Corrective vs. Preventive Maintenance
Do you know the differences between corrective and preventive maintenance? How do they compare? Read more about examples of corrective vs. preventive maintenance, when to use each of them, and how a CMMS helps keep track of both.
CMMS Cost Justification: Making a Case for CMMS
Maintenance managers know that a CMMS provides many benefits, yet many have trouble getting buy-in from upper management. In this article, we explore how to convince key stakeholders that maintenance management software is a worthwhile investment.
What is Asset Management?
Asset management helps you get the most value out of your assets throughout its entire lifecycle. Learn more about the components that comprise asset management.
What is MRO?
Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) is essential to every business and yet, many organizations struggle to manage it efficiently. What is MRO and how can you use CMMS and other tools to improve MRO inventory?
What is a Bill of Materials? | Bill of Materials Definition
Maintaining a bill of materials (BOM) provides many benefits to the maintenance team. In this article we answer common questions such as what is a bill of materials, who uses BOM, and more.
What is Inventory Management?
Inventory management is a complex, ongoing process. What is inventory management? Read on to learn about common challenges maintenance teams face and how a CMMS can help you overcome them.
What is a Maintenance Request System?
Learn about maintenance request systems, including how the submission process works and features useful for managing requests.
What is a Work Order? | Maintenance Work Orders Explained
Work orders are a highly valuable tool in the industrial workplace, especially for the maintenance team. Learn the basics of maintenance work orders including how they are used and how to manage them.