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Your operation’s performance is the result of your leadership.

You define your operation.

But, the job is not always easy.

That’s why we believed writing this article is necessary. It’s critical to the longevity of your career and property.

We get it; you work your tail off to ensure your facility is up to compliance standards. That requires a lot of work and management.

You might even be laughing at this article.

But, when is the last time you took a step back to grasp your reality? It has probably been a while, right?

We all get caught up in the minutiae of our day-to-day tasks. It makes it easy to miss the global strategy.

In fact, proactive managers would tell you that it’s vital to your operation’s health to take a step back and look at your strengths and weaknesses.

Why? You might catch something to fix that you’ve been spinning your wheels on for a while.

Well, today we’re telling you to hit the pause button and take a moment of your year to focus on being proactive.

What do you say?

Preventive maintenance software helps managers reduce operational and equipment downtime.

Since your maintenance department is the foundation for your property, viewing it as a cost center is no longer an option.

Lackluster employees, incomplete procedures, and overall low efficiency can lead to more time spent working on the equipment than it actually working.

What’s the effect of this?

The scariest result of all is lost dollars – lots of them!

We’ve realized downtime is a disastrous consequence for managers.

Introducing preventative maintenance software to your maintenance team allows for your well-thought-out plans to be put into action.

Your maintenance operation is the core of your property.

It shapes how your customers perceive your effectiveness.

Do they see broken furniture? Does the power always go out in areas of your property? Are the property’s employees always contacting your team because defective equipment is hindering their workday?

Or, is everything running smoothly and looking good?

Your ability to achieve the latter is necessary.

But, how is it affecting your bottom line? Are you spending so much money to fix and maintain equipment that you’re losing money?

You need to employ preventive maintenance software if that’s the case.

A strategy that includes a CMMS with a preventive aspect helps you maximize where your resources are going.

Today, we’re going to explain what you need to do, because it doesn’t stop at implementing the system.

There’s more work to do.

Are you ready?

Say this five times fast…

Computerized Maintenance Management System.

Talk about a tongue twister, right?

It’s as difficult to say as it is to choose one.

We feel your pain because we built one from scratch.

Know we’re here to answer your prayers and give you the valuable insight into the dreaded process: purchasing your first system or making the switch to a new one.

Before you even begin comparing vendors, there are a few points to consider.

  • What are your objectives?
  • How do you start the process of finding a solution?

Maintenance systems can be robust, but also cumbersome at the same time.

How do you sift through the nonsense? How do you find the one which brings value to your facility – the one with the greatest potential return on investment?

There’s so much to consider. It’s exhausting.

But, you need to make a decision before your next inspection.

Facility managers define their operation.

They create the foundation, the processes, develop their team’s talent, and bring goals to fruition.

But, what does it take to achieve the level of being a truly effective facility manager?

From the way you train your team to how often you achieve a perfect compliance rating, you might be thinking that it’s a surface-level concept.

Yes, that’s worth an applause.

But, while all of that is commendable, we wouldn’t have written this article if we thought that was enough.

We like the purposeful details, actions, and habits.

What are the specific measures facility managers need to take? How do you ensure you become a highly effective manager?

How can this result turn a cost center into a profit center? Then, how do you ensure you can continue to increase profit?

Keep reading; we’re going to lay it all out for you.

You’re frustrated.

You find something that needs fixing or replacing every time you walk to another department.

“Our ability to keep this property looking good shouldn’t rest only on us,” you tell Chris, your senior engineer.

He shrugs and nods in agreement.

But, he doesn’t appear to have a solution or even a thought-provoking response to your statement.

You sit on his desk for a few minutes to think.

“How do we leverage all of the departments and staff to help keep this place up to snuff?” you say aloud.

Chris responds nonchalantly, “maybe we should look into a new CMMS…,” and then continues his paperwork.

You pause to process what he said. But, before you can respond, Chris chimes back in.

“Our current system is so outdated that we’re still doing everything on paper. How could we expect anyone else to play along and bring us work requests?” he asks.

You know he’s right.