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Going from paper-based maintenance management to automated work orders (CMMS)

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Axxerion converts clients from paper-based maintenance management and work order systems to complete CMMS automation resulting in significant savings. The paper-based work orders are inefficient and error prone. In a paper-based setup, work orders are generated either manually or through a system on a daily basis. They are then printed, stacked and separated in groups for technicians and vendors. This process already delays the distribution of work orders by at least a day. The technicians stop at the office in the morning and pick up their work orders and then stop back at the end of the day to drop…

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Four Key Steps In Searching For The Best CMMS

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If you are looking to start from scratch or considering changing your existing CMMS Software, there are four fundamental steps to take before starting your search. 1. Identify critical maintenance problems and define goals The future success of your CMMS Software indeed depends on your ability to acknowledge and recognize the most vital operational challenges and determine how success looks like. The reason behind this cliché statement is the comprehensive nature of CMMS Software, which can sidetrack you from the primary challenges. Here, at Axxerion, we recommend prioritizing the problems by their impact on your operations. Pick top 2 to…

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The best methods to use GPS with your CMMS

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With the availability of GPS (Global Positioning System), companies can now have better information and therefore control on where their resources are and review the history of activities together with their associated GPS. One method of setting up GPS as implemented in Axxerion, it to record a GPS coordinate with any action taken by a technician.  For example, when a technician clicks start work on the CMMS work order, the system records the action as well as the GPS of person’s position at the time. Another approach, as implemented in Axxerion, is to assign bar code or QR Code to…

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Flexibility in Service Requests Management for CMMS

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Many companies still operate without a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and rely on emails for handling the service requests. When such a company  deploys a CMMS, it is usually a big change for the users who need to abandon their email-based service requests and learn how to log on to a new system for submitting their service requests . Axxerion has an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS/CAFM) with extensive Maintenance Management capabilities. One area that I would like to highlight is the flexibility in handling service requests by accommodating different user approaches in submitting service requests and helping them…

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A property manager & space planner’s guide for setting up and using online floor plans

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As a property manager/space planner you have perhaps experienced the need and importance of online floor plans for your day-to-day work. This capability has been available in some Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS). However, there are issues with the traditional process of publishing drawings online in such systems. Overall, three groups of users would benefit from accessing the floor plans online. For property managers/space planners For employees For facility managers and service providers Every building starts with a set of drawings which are approved for construction by the planning organizations. When a construction is completed the final drawings are provides…

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Preventive Maintenance – a broader perspective

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Let’s explain this through a couple of examples. First let’s imagine that we have a rooftop chiller which needs to be maintained on a yearly basis. It will also need an overhaul every 3 years and needs to be replaced in 20 years. For the yearly maintenance a company might want to establish a rigorous maintenance program where all the steps are planned and processes are defined for such maintenance . We call this “procedural” preventive maintenance. In the case of major overhaul and replacement, the company may depend on the expertise of an outside contractor to analyze, propose and…

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CMMS service ticket management for a diverse and spread out user community

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Axxerion provides processes for managing the above challenges as explained below. 1- Submitting service tickets through standard emails – Axxerion can integrate with the company’s standard email system for creating service tickets.  For example, the users can send a standard email to company mailbox such as: service@company.com (where company.com is your company’s domain) Axxerion monitors this mailbox and as soon as an email is received, it generates a service ticket and notifies the appropriate people to handle it.  The subject of the email becomes the subject of the service ticket and the body of the email is extracted and included…

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Flexibility in Service Requests Management for CMMS

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Many companies still operate without a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and rely on emails for handling the service requests. When such a company  deploys a CMMS, it is usually a big change for the users who need to abandon their email-based service requests and learn how to log on to a new system for submitting their service requests . Axxerion has an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS/CAFM) with extensive Maintenance Management capabilities. One area that I would like to highlight is the flexibility in handling service requests by accommodating different user approaches in submitting service requests and helping them…

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Project Management Software – Time Tracking and Payroll based on Prevailing Wages and/or Productivity

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Companies in the construction, manufacturing and research and development manage their projects using different tools and project management software with the goal of handling the multi-faceted nature of a typical project. A key element of a good project management software system is the management of the tasks, timelines and time reporting (timesheets). Time reporting is important for invoicing the clients appropriately, getting the project employees paid as well as ensuring compliance with the prevailing wage laws. Prevailing Wages based Time Tracking This is the most commonly used time tracking method. The tasks and milestones are defined and setup in a…

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