Demonstrate the Value of the Maintenance Team
Deliver better customer service by improving your communication with other departments and non-maintenance staff.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Leverage technology to automate your daily administrative tasks so you can focus on the things that matter most.
Empower Your Team
Equip your employees with all the documentation, tools, and information they need for a job well done.
Work Order Management
FTMaintenance automates your regularly occurring administrative tasks. Easily assign and distribute work orders, automate daily scheduling, and standardize work order closure.
Manage and track all asset information from a single platform, view asset relationships on a hierarchy, and generate reports that give you insight into the performance of your equipment.
Automate inventory tracking to maintain accurate part counts, simplify vendor management, and easily generate requisitions and purchase orders when parts need to be reordered.
Transition from firefighting to proactively performing maintenance by automatically scheduling preventive maintenance jobs, generating PM task lists, and managing workloads on an easy-to-use maintenance calendar.
Generate over 140 readily available maintenance reports to easily monitor performance, analyze employee productivity and work completion, and provide your boss with the information they require.
Improve your maintenance request process by providing your company with a platform for submitting and viewing requests, and automatically communicate with employees when requests are accepted and completed.
Using a CMMS to Manage Work Orders
Lack of work order management can leave employees stressed or under-worked. CMMS software helps maintenance departments manage their work orders so they can prioritize tasks and improve efficiency.
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.
CMMS Data Transfer Best Practices
Depending on your current CMMS status, transferring data may seem easy or overwhelming. The truth is that it’s neither—it’s not as simple as you might think, but it doesn’t have to be stressful either. Follow these best practices and your data transfer will go smoothly.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
Scaling Your CMMS Software
When selecting a CMMS, scalability is an important factor. When your business grows, you want your maintenance management software to grow with it. Find out how to ensure scaling your CMMS is successful.
Corrective vs. Preventive Maintenance
Do you know the differences between corrective and preventive maintenance? How do they compare? Read more about examples of corrective vs. preventive maintenance, when to use each of them, and how a CMMS helps keep track of both.
CMMS Cost Justification: Making a Case for CMMS
Maintenance managers know that a CMMS provides many benefits, yet many have trouble getting buy-in from upper management. In this article, we explore how to convince key stakeholders that maintenance management software is a worthwhile investment.
What is MRO?
Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) is essential to every business and yet, many organizations struggle to manage it efficiently. What is MRO and how can you use CMMS and other tools to improve MRO inventory?
What is Inventory Management?
Inventory management is a complex, ongoing process. What is inventory management? Read on to learn about common challenges maintenance teams face and how a CMMS can help you overcome them.
What is a Work Order? | Maintenance Work Orders Explained
Work orders are a highly valuable tool in the industrial workplace, especially for the maintenance team. Learn the basics of maintenance work orders including how they are used and how to manage them.
Why CMMS Implementations Fail
Despite more companies purchasing maintenance management software, implementation failure is fairly common. Uncover the reasons why CMMS implementations fail and how to overcome these pitfalls so you can successfully use your CMMS software.
What is Software as a Service? | Benefits of SaaS
Software as a Service (SaaS) is a common software delivery model for CMMS software, but is an unfamiliar concept for maintenance professionals. Learn what SaaS is and how it can benefit you and your team.
FTMaintenance New Customer Process
FTMaintenance provides every new customer with the startup services needed to help you get the most out of your maintenance management software right away. Learn how we will set up your maintenance team for success in five comprehensive steps.
Creating a Culture of Accountability with CMMS
Taking responsibility for one’s own actions and results is an important part of maintenance process improvement. Here’s how a CMMS can help you create and maintain a culture of accountability in your facility.
What is Corrective Maintenance?
In this article, we explore corrective maintenance, including the corrective maintenance definition, types of corrective maintenance, corrective maintenance examples, and more.
Transitioning from Manual Maintenance Management Methods to a CMMS
Transitioning to maintenance management software, or a CMMS, will make your work life easier. Getting started is a process, but don’t worry—it’s easier than you think.
Benefits of Mobile Maintenance Software
We rely heavily on mobile devices in our daily lives, yet they are still breaking into the industrial workplace. Learn about the benefits of mobile maintenance software and how it can improve maintenance management.
How to Determine CMMS ROI
Return on investment is always an important factor when making business decisions that impact the company budget. Read more about areas of maintenance spending versus savings with a CMMS.
What is Maintenance Management?
What is maintenance management, really? In this article, we go beyond the textbook definition to describe how maintenance management works in the real world.
5 Reasons Maintenance Management is Important
The maintenance team plays a significant role in the success of industrial companies. When maintenance work is not managed properly, the business suffers. Learn more about why maintenance management is important.