FTMaintenance Select v.184.108.40.206 Release Notes
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Preventive Maintenance Best Practices
While there are many benefits of preventive maintenance, long-term success can be difficult to achieve. Follow these preventive maintenance best practices to improve your PM practices and increase the reliability of your equipment and facilities.
Understanding the Difference Between Asset Availability and Reliability
Asset availability and reliability are two commonly used asset performance metrics in manufacturing environments, and are often confused. In this article, we explore the difference between asset availability and reliability and the role maintenance plays in improving plant performance.
What is a Purchase Order?
Purchase orders are key pieces of documentation in the purchasing process, but the added paperwork can bog down maintenance operations. In this article, we explore what purchase orders are and how they work in a maintenance environment.
Comparing Maintenance Management and Facility Management
Maintenance management versus facility management—there are many similarities and differences between them. Both functions are important for supporting an organization. They both add value to daily operations. Read more about what type of work is performed by each department and how CMMS software can help to manage both maintenance and facilities management.
FTMaintenance Select v.18.104.22.168 Release Notes
See what’s new in FTMaintenance Select version 22.214.171.124
How to Choose an MRO Inventory Vendor
Learning how to choose the right MRO inventory vendor is important for maintenance teams to ensure maintenance operations run smoothly. It involves an in depth screening process and open communication. There are also things to do that will maintain the organization and vendor relationship, which has multiple benefits.
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 Maintenance Budgeting
Developing an accurate maintenance budget, backed by data, ensures organizations have the resources needed to keep assets running and in optimal condition. Learn how a CMMS helps with maintenance budgeting.
5 Labor KPIs for Measuring Maintenance Team Performance
Maintenance departments have multiple KPIs they want to track, some of them related to labor. CMMS software helps gather the data needed to calculate, interpret, and improve all KPIs. This blog post discusses what some of the most commonly tracked KPIs, what the numbers might mean, and what features of CMMS software are used for this purpose.
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.
FTMaintenance Select v.184.108.40.206 Release Notes
See what’s new in FTMaintenance Select version 220.127.116.11
FTMaintenance Select v.18.104.22.168 Release Notes
See what’s new in FTMaintenance Select version 22.214.171.124
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.
FTMaintenance Select v.126.96.36.199 Release Notes
See what’s new in FTMaintenance Select version 188.8.131.52
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.
FTMaintenance Select v.184.108.40.206 Release Notes
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.