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“Facility managers define their operation,” you tell the group.

You can’t recall where you initially heard that but know you like it.

Maybe you read it in a blog.

Today, you’re presenting to a group of facility managers.

You’re a 20-year veteran in the industry, so you know the importance of these future leaders.

They create the foundation, the processes.

They develop their team’s talent and bring goals to fruition.

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

You ask the group.

“Poise,” one gentleman says.

“Modern technology,” a lady in the back of the room shouts.

“Now, you’re on to something,” you reply.

You might be thinking that it’s a surface-level concept.

From the way you train your team to how often you achieve a perfect compliance rating.

Yes, that’s worth applause.

But, while all of that is commendable, it is not enough.

You need details.

It requires proven actions – habits.

“What are the specific measures facility managers need to take,” you continue asking.

“How do you ensure you become a highly-effective manager?”

Even if the group is not sure, keep reading, because we’re going to show you.

“It’s time for a new CMMS,” you tell your lead engineer, Fred.

He smiles and says,” Well, it’s about time.” He’s been tired of your cumbersome, legacy software for a while now.

“There are plenty of modern systems out there,” Fred informs you as he walks over to his computer.

“But, where do we even start,” you ask.

His daughter taught him how to “Google” everything, so he’s a pro.

Fred searched the internet and stumbled across this article.

“Here we go,” he shouts.

“24/7 Software wrote an article on where to start, how to determine your objectives and selection process, and the questions you need to ask.”

Interested, you walk over and begin reading.

We get it; saying computerized maintenance management system is as hard to pronounce as buying one.

That’s why we always say CMMS and wrote this article to simplify things for you.

So, are you ready to find the best maintenance software solution in the marketplace for your needs?

Let’s begin.

You dread waking up every morning at 6:30 AM at this point in your career.

It is not because you dislike your job. It’s because you feel overwhelmed.

Your property does not look good. Your boss is breathing down your neck because your operation is a mess.

Your CMMS is older than your eighteen-year-old kid. You despise using the application because it’s cumbersome.

You cannot keep track of your vendors. Your materials and labor are convoluted.

Engineers and technicians get their paper checklists of work to do each week.

However, nothing seems to get done on time.

For the last year, you have felt your maintenance operation is a lost cause.

However, this weekend gave you time to think.

You want change.

It is time for your current operation to be a distant memory.

You need change.

“I want to be remembered as the man who kicked the status quo in the rear end,” you whisper to yourself.

After rushing to get dressed, you head to your property.

You walk briskly through the parking lot, into your property, and burst through the office doors.

“Jim, it’s time to change!” you shout to your lead technician.

He gives you a blank stare while he waits for you to elaborate.

“We need to find a solution that helps keep everyone on track with their projects.

Will you help me find a solution to this problem?”

He nods.

After seven minutes of scouring the internet, you land on this article, and your property operation changes forever.

Don’t believe us? Keep reading.

CMMS software can help you identify equipment defects before the manufacturer does.

Yes, that’s right!

Industry experts that we know, and that use a CMMS inclusive of preventive maintenance, have shared stories about their abilities to catch equipment defects.

They can consistently manage and track equipment using preventive maintenance.

This allows them to keep a tight schedule and a focused eye on their stuff.

In some cases, even identify a defect before the equipment’s manufacturer.

Can you imagine the reduction in downtime and money savings?

We can.

All it takes is discipline, time, and effort to get your preventive maintenance activities and tasks in order.

Then, once you are up and running, automation of these activities can begin.

Scheduled events allow you to focus on running a smooth operation while keeping your equipment up to date.

Preventive maintenance measures let you:

  • Quickly identify faulty equipment
  • Reduce downtime
  • Cut costs

How does that sound?

Keep reading; we’re going to show you how you can catch defects and all of the above, before your manufacturers.

If you’re running a property, you need a CMMS.

Simply put – stuff breaks.

When you’re walking your property, do you often stress over the welfare of your property? Do you question the state of your operation?

You’ve got a lot to juggle and evaluate – from your staff, outdated and inadequate software, to your actual effectiveness as a leader.

That’s not Proactive Operations, is it?

We’re here to tell you that if you’re reading this article, you’re a great leader.

Why?

You’re taking the initiative to resolve your property’s weaknesses now, and hopefully, it’s not too late.

That leaves your staff and your old solution.

So, we’ll cut to the chase.

The problem is your maintenance solution or lack thereof.

But, the good news is once you put a formidable software solution in place, the positive impact will quickly reveal itself.

Your staff will perform better.

Your property will run smoothly and look great.

Today, we’re going to share with you how to use a software solution to improve your property’s operation.

Are you ready?

CMMS software is a prized solution for properties.

It can help any proactive leader move toward a profitable maintenance operation.

But, knowing which systems are going to help you reduce operational waste and cut hindering costs can be tricky.

Agree?

Many maintenance “solutions” have flaws.

Yes, they’re software and tout their ability to improve efficiency for your operation.

But, it seems their perspective comes only from their understanding of maintenance operations.

These systems are antiquated and cumbersome and do not take into account the real needs of the customer.

One issue leads to another with their use – and the cumbersomeness catches up to your bottom line.

Vital activities and tasks that are essential to running a fluid operation start slipping through the cracks.

These missed maintenance initiatives cost you money, often lots of it too.

“What do we do,” is the question you’re back to asking yourself and your team.

You’d rather be able to quickly cut your maintenance costs and focus on increasing the profitability of your business.

Are we right? Yes, we are!

We’re going to show you how a proactive CMMS can help you turn your maintenance operation and keep it a profit center.

Are you ready for Proactive Operations?