Why CMMS Implementations Fail

Why CMMS Implementations Fail

By Maintenance Management

Although a successful CMMS implementation can revolutionize a company’s maintenance efficiency, the sad reality is that many organizations often get this critical step wrong. Any business owner that decides to adopt a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) has most likely researched the many benefits that their company will gain from using the software. Therefore, it would be quite disappointing if their CMMS implementation project fails. Again, considering the time, labor, and expenses that they devoted to the project would make it all the more frustrating. In such situations, the company would have to spend more money and time trying to…

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What is Condition Based Maintenance

What is Condition Based Maintenance?

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Machine failure. Unplanned downtime. Emergency shutdown. No matter what you call it, each of these phrases is always unwelcome for any business owner or building manager. But, it’s a reality that equipment owners frequently have to deal with. But, what if we told you that there’s a way to minimize the risks of equipment shutdown? Or if we told you that there are tools that can “communicate” with a machine to let you know immediately a problem starts? With the power of proactive thinking combined with continuous advancements in technology, advanced maintenance techniques like condition-based maintenance are now available especially…

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How Does a CMMS Use Predictive Maintenance

How Does a CMMS Use Predictive Maintenance?

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Unlike in past decades when maintenance was somewhat hit-and-miss, the wide availability of advanced solutions today means that equipment owners can progress from reactive to more proactive maintenance programs backed by real-time analytics. You may have heard the terms “Predictive Maintenance,” or “PdM” and even “CMMS” thrown around in maintenance or engineering circles and you’re wondering if these technologies can take your maintenance systems to the next level. Well, in this post, we hope to introduce you to the essentials of these technologies, show you how they work together, and then discuss some of the great benefits that these tools…

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How Accurate Is CMMS Software

How Accurate Is CMMS Software?

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Remember that age-old saying in reference to computing; garbage in garbage out? That saying applies to every software solution out there whether it’s your everyday desktop solutions like the Windows Office Suite, Enterprise software, HR software, etc. And of course, that saying applies to any of the different kinds of maintenance software as well. In essence, what you’ll get is only as good as what you input! But, to understand the accuracy of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), let’s start from the basics; what is CMMS designed for and does it actually perform its duties? CMMS Software: The Ideal Tool…

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Preventative vs Predictive Maintenance

Preventative vs Predictive Maintenance: What’s the Difference?

By Maintenance Management

When considering a maintenance strategy, the more common ones you are most likely to come across will include the proactive maintenance strategies: Preventative and Predictive maintenance. However, though they are both classified as proactive, there are some key differences between them that could help you decide which one would be best for your organization. We’ll discuss those briefly below. But before that, let’s look at the basics of both strategies. The Basics of Preventative Maintenance Preventative maintenance (PM), also known as preventive/planned/scheduled maintenance, is a program where even though all your assets are functioning normally, your technicians still perform some…

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CMMS and MES

CMMS and MES: What You Need To Know

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With increasing competition and the need for more judicious use of the available natural resources and raw materials, manufacturers will continue to seek ways to improve their processes and production output. Part of achieving those goals depends on them ensuring that they can limit their exposure to inefficiencies along the production line especially with regards to equipment-related issues. There are several solutions on the market to help producers meet their manufacturing targets, but avoiding costly downtime will always involve some cooperation between production and maintenance to avoid costly downtime. Below is a look at two of those solutions – Manufacturing…

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CMMS and MMS

CMMS and MMS: What You Need To Know

By Maintenance Management

Manufacturing in the U.S. and globally continues to evolve in order to remain relevant given the rapid changes that are happening on many levels. In particular, manufacturers are leveraging trends in technology to understand and serve their customers better. Part of that improved service depends on the ability of manufacturers today to recognize and deploy different kinds of robust manufacturing management software to improve critical processes like safety, quality control, productivity, and maintenance. Of major interest are two tech solutions that play important roles during the production cycle: Manufacturing Management System (MMS) and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS). Below, we’ll…

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CMMS and IoT

CMMS and IoT: What You Need To Know

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Back in the early days of the Internet of Things (IoT), probably nobody knew that getting objects to communicate through the internet would grow to the point to which it has today. Connected devices have become so ubiquitous that we can hardly imagine living without them anymore. But, although consumer IoT usage still accounts for the majority of IoT devices out there, the industrial sector is quickly catching up as well leading to the emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). IoT, in whatever form, is radically transforming the way organizations do business in every business and operational process…

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CMMS and GIS

CMMS and GIS: What You Need To Know

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If you have ever used the Global Positioning System (GPS) on your smartphone, then you already have an idea of what a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is at a basic level. GIS is part of a larger technology that helps its users to determine their location. And it goes well beyond that. Today, GIS technology is a central part of daily living and activities in the world around us. What can GIS do for you? Virtually every industry uses GIS today. From professionals in the construction industry to government bodies, then logistics and food delivery businesses, it has become a…

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CMMS For Data Centers

CMMS For Data Centers: What You Need To Know

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The typical data center today is much different from what you would have found at a standard data center one or two decades ago. Back then, you could expect to see large rooms full of computers. Today, data centers have become more modular with a focus on providing a central space where networks can exchange critical information. But whatever the changes may be, there are still some basic concerns for data center owners. For one thing, although the size of the operations makes some difference, data centers are generally “energy-hungry” as they consume considerable amounts of power to operate. Secondly,…

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