How CMMS and IWMS Work Together

How CMMS and IWMS Work Together

By Maintenance Management, Property Management

The debate about choosing between a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) is one that you will often come across in facility management circles and it’s not hard to see why this issue often crops up. For one thing, both software are extremely beneficial for today’s building managers. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that facility management software is an indispensable tool for remaining competitive and for benchmarking FM best practices today. Another thing is that both of them serve very similar functions, and at a glance, they sound almost…

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What’s The ROI On A Modern CMMS

What’s The ROI On A Modern CMMS

By Maintenance Management

Considering the current unpredictable economic conditions in many industries, manufacturers and other organizations would prefer to minimize costs while maintaining the quality of their products and services. However, that can be tricky to pull off. It doesn’t matter what your designation is – maintenance manager, facility manager, plant manager, etc – to help your company remain competitive, you are expected to offer solutions that will keep the physical assets under your care running at optimal efficiency. And, you probably already know that adopting a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) would be an ideal solution for eliminating inefficiencies, reducing operational costs,…

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5 Software Solutions Every Facility Manager Needs

5 Software Solutions Every Facility Manager Needs

By Maintenance Management

The built environment is continually advancing technologically and the demands of facility management keep changing. This means that ever-busy building and facility managers have more to be accountable for. Fortunately, it also means that they have access to a wide range of technologies to help them manage their diverse roles no matter the size of the facility that they manage. The caveat though, is how do you choose what’s best for your premises? Definitely, no facility manager would want to deploy a software solution that wastes money and adds no value to their premises – or even worse, it causes…

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Emerging CMMS Trends

5 Emerging Trends In CMMS And Maintenance That You Need To Know

By Maintenance Management

As more and more organizations continue to strive for better resource allocation, better customer satisfaction, optimized production, and improved safety performance, there will be continuous changes and improvements to maintenance management as we know it. Let’s look at some of the biggest trends that are currently shaping maintenance practices globally. 1. Better maintenance insights through Big data Almost every industry is leveraging the benefits of big data to gain insights into their processes, predict issues before they happen, and then use that information to drive continuous improvement. From healthcare to aviation to education and manufacturing, these changes are happening primarily…

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5 Ways A CMMS Improves Safety On Your Properties

5 Ways A CMMS Improves Safety On Your Properties

By Maintenance Management

No matter the type of property you manage, the safety of everyone that uses the facility will always be a fundamental concern for you. And, although the specific guidelines for safety protocols will vary from one industry to the other, there are some universal traits that can help building owners and managers to mitigate avoidable incidents, injuries, or worse. Especially in fast-paced environments with heavy equipment such as busy manufacturing plants, or large schools with a high population of young children, the consequences of a failure in safety protocols can be almost impossible for the affected families or companies to…

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CMMS vs EAM

CMMS and EAM: What You Need To Know

By Maintenance Management

There are hundreds of software solutions available on the market these days. For maintenance professionals, making a choice can be tricky because each system promises to deliver the best maintenance and asset management solution. The challenge is that they’re not equal at all. Although many of them have some overlapping functions, there are specific benefits you’ll get from each one. Understanding these differences will help you to choose the right solution for your organization. Here’s a brief comparison between two of the most commonly used software for companies with a considerable asset base – enterprise asset management (EAM) system and…

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Can CMMS Help Industries Go Green

Can CMMS Help Industries Go Green?

By Maintenance Management

Computerized Maintenance and Management Systems (CMMS) are widely used to streamline business operations, but their power does not end in this arena. CMMS technology is also capable of assisting companies in improving their manufacturing processes and to fundamentally change how these processes impact the environment around them. By using a CMMS solution businesses can lower their environmental footprints and decrease their production costs while still tracking maintenance activities, equipment costs and workflow. CMMs’ environmental benefits make this type of software invaluable for manufacturing businesses who want to move towards ‘going green’. The climate crisis is currently front and centre of…

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What Training Comes With A CMMS Purchase

What Training Comes With A CMMS Purchase?

By Maintenance Management

Making the decision to deploy a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) solution for your organization is one of the best steps you can take to give your business a competitive edge and eliminate lingering inefficiencies in your maintenance operations. However, have you discussed with your CMMS vendor the type of after-sales support you’re going to need? Or do you have a clear idea of what kind of information a CMMS purchase should come with? Our years of experience with providing CMMS solutions to numerous clients means that we understand how important the implementation stage is and some of the challenges…

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7 Key Questions To Ask Before Signing Up A CMMS Provider

7 Key Questions To Ask Before Signing Up A CMMS Provider

By Maintenance Management

As a building owner or manager, you already know that it’s not an easy process to choose a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) brand. Remember that ideally, your CMMS vendor is not just selling you a product; they should be a dependable partner right from the implementation stage. Yet, the sad reality is that because many potential buyers fail to ask their vendor some particular questions, the CMMS project flops either because it’s a mismatch or due to some other problem(s). Fortunately, our years of experience in maintenance management has positioned us to observe some of the mistakes that buyers…

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How Can CMMS Help You in Managing Repair and Maintenance Budgets

How Can CMMS Help You in Managing Repair and Maintenance Budgets

By Maintenance Management

Ask most maintenance managers what their major concerns are and the feedback you will get will usually include managing costs and controlling their budget. It’s easy to see why; the cost of equipment maintenance and building management can escalate quickly in most modern buildings today. The situation can become so bad that a building owner could find themself running at a loss year after year. That’s not OK and we’re here to help! CMMS: A Better Way To Manage Maintenance and Repair Budgets Although you cannot completely eliminate maintenance expenditure, with some foresight, tweaks, and planning, you should see significant…

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