Conveying the Need for a New CMMS to Management

A language barrier often exists when managers are attempting to communicate the need for an upgrade to their computerized maintenance management system to company executives. One’s ability to convey the necessity of such a switch to those who ultimately have the power...

The Importance of Upgrading a CMMS

Just as a new car begins to depreciate in value once one drives it off the lot, so too does a computerized maintenance management system over time. The trouble is, managers fall into the funk of thinking that as long as their CMMS supports their current processes,...

Solving the Problem of Remote Data Entry and Storage

The main benefit of a computerized maintenance management system is the efficiency that it offers in collecting and reporting data. Yet data entry still remains a task without an apparent means of optimization. The recent proliferation of mobile computing, however,...

Using a CMMS to Manage Energy Use

For most companies, the first step towards going green is improving their energy consumption. Not only does this address their environmental responsibility, but it can also help to optimize their operating revenues. Unfortunately, many are going about this transition...

The Key to Getting the Most from a CMMS

Utilizing a computerized maintenance management system to collect workflow data leads to powerful reporting. Yet in order for that powerful reporting to translate to improved decision-making, the data presented has to be interpreted correctly and managers must realize...