What is Condition-based Maintenance? | How CbM Works and When to Use It
Condition-based maintenance (CbM) is an advanced maintenance technique that actively monitors an asset’s performance and condition. Learn more about how CbM works and when to use it.
Understanding the Needs of CMMS Stakeholders
In this second installment about CMMS stakeholders, we go over some questions and tips to build a strong team and make the purchase decision an easier one.
Predictive Maintenance: What PdM Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters
Predictive maintenance (PdM) is an advanced maintenance technique that estimates when equipment will fail. Learn more about how it works and what else you should know about PdM.
What is Facility Management?
What does facility management really mean? It is a concept that impacts multiple areas of an organization. A CMMS can support many of those areas. Read on to learn more about facility management in today’s industrial and commercial environments.
How to Write an RFP for CMMS Software
Knowing how to write a request for proposal can make the entire RFP process less daunting. This article explains what to include in your RFP for CMMS software.
What is a Request for Proposal for CMMS Software?
Is your company preparing to create an RFP for your CMMS software project? Learn the basics about requests for proposal, including why and how they are used.
What is Total Productive Maintenance?
Total productive maintenance (TPM) helps you maintain and improve the effectiveness of production through a maintenance-centered approach. This brief primer will help you understand the basics of TPM and how you can benefit from it.
What is Time-based Maintenance?
Time-based maintenance (TbM), or periodic maintenance, can play an important role in your overall maintenance strategy. Here’s what you need to know to get started with time-based maintenance.
Stakeholders to Include in the CMMS Buying Process
When the time comes to purchase a CMMS, there are several stakeholders that should be involved. It’s important to build a team that will help you not only choose the right software, but also ensure implementation and training go smoothly.
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?
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.
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.
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.