By reading our E-book, diagnose the signs that it is time to computerize your maintenance and discover how a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) will help you address all your current issues.
Maintenance management on Excel: is it the right solution?
Spreadsheets are commonly used by facilities and maintenance managers to monitor the assets and operations they supervise. At first glance, spreadsheets seem to be a reasonable solution.
Most companies are equipped with spreadsheets and this expense doesn’t need to be budgeted.
Most employees know how to use them, making them an easy-to-use solution that requires little or no training. Spreadsheets have fairly powerful reporting capacities and can create impressive graphics. Maintenance managers can compile technical sheets on major assets, stocks, suppliers, subcontractors, teams, etc.
With all these advantages, why would managers turn to a solution such as a computerised maintenance management system (CMMS)?
After all, these software programs are much more expensive (compared to spreadsheets) and less known. They require much more time and effort to implement them and train employees.
Yes, it appears that spreadsheets have broad advantages, but we shouldn’t overlook the benefits of CMMS solutions so quickly. In fact, we should consider adopting them as part of our operations.
Is this the right time to invest in a CMMS solution?
You may be putting it off, due to a lack of time, staff, or budget. Or you may be wondering if investing in a CMMS solution will truly pay off in the end. Lots of reasons could be keeping you from computerizing your maintenance management. And yet the benefits of CMMS software are multiple and directly impact the profitability of companies and the performance of maintenance departments.
Identify signs that it’s time to computerize your maintenance and find out how a computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) will help you tackle all of your current challenges!
Asset maintenance has become a hot topic over the past few years, probably because it directly impacts a company’s profitability. Why? Well, because unreliable assets lead to a tarnished reputation, higher energy costs, damaged equipment, inefficient use of resources, safety and regulatory compliance problems, and unpredictable maintenance budgets.
So the aim isn’t just to repair assets when they’re broken; it’s also to preserve them so that they’re available to carry out the work that has been planned. This means using strategies for managing productive assets in the entire organisation – strategies that maximise the availability and reliability of equipment while minimising the likelihood that it will fail. “A well-executed asset management strategy can extend the lifetime of equipment, improve the availability of systems, and reduce maintenance costs”.
Several variables come into play when calculating return on investment, but given the CMMS advantages described in this article, the adoption of a computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) can generate huge savings.