The Anatomy of a Maintenance Request
Maintenance requests a simple, yet often overlooked form of documentation that helps prioritize maintenance work. This blog post examines the anatomy of a maintenance request and explores how to create and manage them digitally through a CMMS’ maintenance request system.
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What is Mean Time to Repair?
Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) is one of several asset management metrics maintenance teams use to improve efficiency. Learn about what MTTR is and why it’s important, as well as how to calculate it, and how to interpret the results.
Asset Management Best Practices
A large part of maintenance is asset management. For asset management to be successful, management best practices are put in place. Read on to learn more about them, along with how CMMS software helps maintenance teams with asset management.
What is a Remedy Code?
Remedy codes track corrective maintenance actions, improving the speed at which technicians can troubleshoot and resolve failures. When used with failure codes and cause codes, remedy codes help close the loop on failures that occur, why they happened, and how they were fixed. Read this article to learn more about using remedy codes in your failure tracking practices.
What is a Cause Code?
Cause codes identify the reason for asset failure, providing context to breakdowns and failures. Organizations that aspire to better manage asset lifecycles must understand failures and their underlying causes. This article provides an overview of the role cause codes play in asset maintenance and failure analysis.
How Maintenance Has Changed Due to COVID-19
Nearly every job has been impacted by COVID-19 and maintenance departments are no exception. From the initial shutdowns to adjusting to reopening with new procedures in place, there have been several challenges and changes that took place. Some maintenance changes have become permanent. CMMS software can help facilitate them.
Using Change Management for CMMS Implementation
Implementing a CMMS system can seem like a daunting task. Using the 6 steps of change management can make the process easier. There are several other steps in the implementation process, but this is an important one not to skip. Read on to learn what the change management steps are and how they apply to CMMS implementation.
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CMMS vs. ERP Software: Which is Best for Maintenance Management?
When comparing CMMS and ERP software, they do have some features that overlap, but CMMS software offers capabilities more specific to maintenance management. Maintenance teams often choose CMMS systems rather than ERP software. Read on to learn more about differences between the two.
CMMS Best Practices: Long-Term Use
After maintenance management software is implemented, there are best practices for long-term use that if followed, will help organizations get the most benefit from their CMMS. These include best practices for the software itself as well as understanding how a CMMS will impact maintenance process workflows, both of which are discussed here.
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See what’s new in FTMaintenance Select version 220.127.116.11
What is Building Maintenance Management?
Building maintenance management is essential for anyone who owns or manages a building. Learn more about what building maintenance management is and its benefits, why building maintenance is important, what’s involved in the maintenance of buildings, and where CMMS software comes into play.
What is MRO Inventory Control?
Organizations spend a large portion of their maintenance budget on MRO inventory, warranting the need for better control of inventory. This article examines what is involved in inventory control, its importance, and how CMMS enables you to better manage your MRO inventory.
Applications of Barcodes in Maintenance Management
There are many applications of barcoding in maintenance management that provide wide-ranging benefits. Learn how barcoding with a CMMS improves maintenance operations.
The Key Stages of Asset Life Cycle Management
Asset Life Cycle Management seeks to minimize an asset’s cost and maximize useful life. Maintenance is the longest life cycle stage, so mastery of maintenance management as part of ALCM is needed. Learn more about each stage of an asset’s life cycle and how they relate to the maintenance process.
FTMaintenance Select v.18.104.22.168 Release Notes
See what’s new in FTMaintenance Select version 22.214.171.124
FTMaintenance Select v.126.96.36.199 Release Notes
See what’s new in FTMaintenance Select version 188.8.131.52
How a CMMS Improves School Maintenance Management
Maintenance management in the education industry comes with its own unique challenges. From navigating large campuses to working around classes and special events schedules, janitors and maintenance technicians have to plan their work efficiently. CMMS software provides school maintenance solutions.
What are the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices?
Many organizations produce pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics, medical devices, and dietary supplements and must adhere to the FDA’s good manufacturing practices. This blog post defines what GMPs are, examples of regulations that need to be followed, and how a CMMS can assist organizations in their adherence.
What is CMMS Software Validation?
Implementing validated CMMS software is a top concern of organizations in FDA-regulated industries or those seeking other certification. In this blog article, we dive into the topic of software validation and describe a simple process for validating your CMMS.
FasTrak Hosts First Post-Pandemic Company Luncheon
Throughout most of 2020 and all of 2021, the work environment at FasTrak SoftWorks, Inc. has changed due to the pandemic. To reconnect as a staff, we hosted a company luncheon where we enjoyed tacos and the fall weather.