Failure Code Basics: What to Know About CMMS Failure Codes
Failure codes are used in a CMMS to track why assets fail. Learn more about what makes CMMS failure codes so valuable to maintenance management.
How to Create Your Own Asset Naming Convention
Unfortunately, first-time CMMS users often do not have a plan for naming their assets in the system, causing major headaches. Learn how to develop an asset naming convention that will make asset identification easy.
3 Asset Naming Convention Designs to Consider
Asset naming conventions differ from organization to organization, and there are many ways in which they can be crafted. This article discusses 3 designs for you to consider.
Best Practices for Preparing Maintenance Data for CMMS Import
Importing existing maintenance data into a new CMMS is an important early step during implementation. Having clean data will increase productivity and provide more accurate data for decision-making. Follow these best practices to ensure that you are importing high-quality data into your CMMS.
What is an Asset Naming Convention (and Why Does it Matter)?
Asset naming conventions are a critical part of identifying assets in your CMMS. Learn more about why asset naming conventions matter.
Using Root Cause Analysis to Improve Maintenance
Applying Root Cause Analysis to maintenance problems can help improve your operations. Find out what RCA really is and how it can benefit your maintenance management activities.
Questions to Ask Your CMMS Vendor Before Buying
Unfortunately, too many people only focus on asking questions about CMMS software features and services, and fail to do their due diligence on the vendor. In this article, we provide you with some basic questions to ask that will help you get to know your CMMS vendor better.
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.
What is Predictive Maintenance? | How PdM Works and When to Use It
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?
Most people understand that facility management (FM) is what keeps businesses running, but don’t realize the many functions involved. Learn more about facility management and how a CMMS helps facility managers add value to the organization.
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 (TbM)?
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 | History of Maintenance
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?