What is Lockout/Tagout?
Lockout/tagout is a straightforward but very important process for keeping workers safe from hazardous energy during an asset repair or servicing. Learn about what LOTO is, when to use it, how to complete the process, and what some common mistakes are so you can avoid them.
Understanding OSHA Regulations that Impact Maintenance
In this FTMaintenance blog post, we discuss what OSHA is, how adhering to OSHA standards impacts maintenance, how to avoid violations, and what requirements are most important for maintenance departments.
How a CMMS Can Help You Reach Your Maintenance Management Goals
There are many ways CMMS software can help you reach your maintenance management goals. Some are impacted directly by the software; others can be tracked in the software. This blog post goes over what some common maintenance goals are and tie them into the features of CMMS software which will help you achieve them.
MRO Inventory Optimization Techniques
Inventory costs account for a significant portion of maintenance budgets. Explore different inventory management techniques you can use to minimize the value of your MRO inventory and learn how a CMMS supports MRO inventory management.
CMMS vs. CAFM Software: Which Can Be Used for Facility Maintenance?
In our latest blog post, we compare the differences between CAFM and CMMS software. We also dive into what each of them is used for. This will help you determine which one is best for your maintenance department.
Why the Construction Industry Should Invest in CMMS Software
There are a number of specific maintenance needs and challenges in the construction industry. CMMS software can help to address them and ensure infrastructure projects get completed on time. Read on to learn more about how the construction industry benefits from maintenance management software.
Create a Preventive Maintenance Program in 8 Easy Steps
Despite the many benefits of preventive maintenance, many organizations are stuck in a reactive mindset. Learn how to create a preventive maintenance program with our easy-to-follow guide.
How to Gain CMMS Buy-in From a Multi-generational Workforce
One way to ensure you get everyone on board with using CMMS software is to ensure it appeals to every generation on your team through promotion of use and targeted training. This blog post discusses ways to “sell” each team member on the importance of CMMS software while identifying characteristics of each generation in the workforce.
What Makes a Good Maintenance Technician?
There are many things that go into what makes a good maintenance technician: specific skills, characteristics, and experience. Find out what those are, what maintenance technicians really do, and how a CMMS can help them perform well.
Why Food and Beverage Manufacturers Need to Invest in a CMMS
Maintenance in the food industry is full of many challenges not seen in other industries. Investing in a CMMS helps food manufacturers remain competitive by providing a single platform for managing maintenance operations. Learn more about why the food and beverage industry needs to invest in a CMMS.
FTMaintenance Select v.22.214.171.124 Release Notes
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Why You Shouldn’t Fear Maintenance Audits
What do you feel when you hear the word “audit”? Maintenance audits are an often feared – but important – part of business. Learn why organizations that use a CMMS have no reason to fear an audit.
Identifying CMMS Power User Roles and Responsibilities
Power users lead others in getting the most out of CMMS software. Maintenance managers should be involved in deciding who they are. Learn what a power user is, and what unique things power users should know in this blog post.
What is an Asset? | Why Assets Matter to Maintenance Management
The maintenance team plays an important role in protecting a business’ assets or resources that provide value. In this article, you will learn all about assets and why they matter to maintenance management.
How to Create, Manage, and Maintain an Equipment BOM
An effective equipment bill of materials (EBOM) reduces the need for workaround solutions when it comes to acquiring information about assets and their related components. This article guides you through the process of creating your own EBOM, as well as provides tips for keeping it up to date.
How to Create a Maintenance Bill of Materials (BOM)
An effective bill of materials (BOM) provides many advantages to an organization’s maintenance operation – so why don’t some companies have or use them? We show you how quick and easy it is to make a maintenance bill of materials in simple, easy-to-follow steps.
Pros and Cons of Different Work Order Management Systems
Maintenance teams use one of multiple work order management systems, including paper, spreadsheets, email, and CMMS software, and each of them have pros and cons to consider. Read about them in detail in this blog post.
How to Organize your Maintenance Storeroom
Maintenance stockroom organization is an important area to master for all maintenance teams. It involves ensuring quantity, access to, and tracking of parts is adequate. Read more in this blog post.
FTMaintenance Select v.188.8.131.52 Release Notes
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FTMaintenance Select v.220.127.116.11 Release Notes
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FasTrak SoftWorks Inc. Holiday Attire Contest 2020
Despite the challenges of 2020, the FasTrak SoftWorks, Inc. team celebrated the holidays by hosting a holiday attire contest. There were multiple prizes awarded, and everyone had fun participating. Read more about this contest and see some creative photos!
FTMaintenance Select v.22.214.171.124 Release Notes
See what’s new in FTMaintenance Select version 126.96.36.199
FTMaintenance Select v.188.8.131.52 Release Notes
See what’s new in FTMaintenance Select version 184.108.40.206
Keeping Assets Healthy: A Complete Guide to 4 Types of Maintenance
There are many types of maintenance and using some or all of them strategically will contribute to the health of your assets. Read on to learn about how four maintenance types—corrective, preventive, condition-based, and predictive—work.