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Computerized Maintenance Management System is as complicated to say as it is to choose.

It doesn’t have to be.

That’s the purpose of this article.

We’ll stick with CMMS software and provide you the most straightforward format for selecting your next maintenance application.

Fair enough? Good.

We do feel your pain, though – because we’ve built one.

Whether this is your first time, or you’re ditching your legacy system and moving to a new one, know we’re here to provide you with useable insight into making the right choice.

Before you even begin comparing software providers, there are a couple of points to consider:

  1. How do you start the process of finding a CMMS?
  2. What are your objectives?

Maintenance systems can be cumbersome and full of features.

How do you sift through the noise?

How do you find the one which brings value to your property and with the highest potential return on investment?

There’s quite a bit to consider.

You need your CMMS software to be used.

So, start by engaging the team that will be using the solution to help you.

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, a proactive facility manager 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?

The right CMMS can help you 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 is 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.

11 different incident types…

That require personnel from four different specialties just so happened to occur at the same time.

This situation is unheard of for your property – especially a low activity day like this one.

It doesn’t get better either.

You’re short staffed.

How do you manage this?

Don’t fray.

We’ve got you covered.

Let’s set the scene for you.

It’s now the busiest time of year at your property.

The stress level is up, and the projects don’t seem to end.

Even when you get caught up, the next day you feel behind all over again.

Today you walk in the office already prepared for a hectic day.

Then, to fuel the fire you notice a voicemail from your property’s legal counsel.

They’re notifying you that a slip-and-fall case has been filed against your property.

And the incident occurred three years ago.

You’re at a loss for words.

You’re not sure what to do at this point and start running through a series of questions in your head.

Who documented the incident?

Do you remember?

Do they work here anymore?

Where's it filed?

Is it filed?

Is it legible?

You may or may not even have the answers.

Take some pressure off you and your team.

CMMS can help identify and fix equipment defects.

You can do it – even before the manufacturer finds out.

Don’t believe us?

Ask your colleagues.

Industry experts like yourself tell us how they leverage CMMS software inclusive of preventive maintenance to do just that.

You can efficiently manage and track equipment.

You can keep a good schedule and focus on your facility.

That results in identifying a defect before the equipment’s manufacturer.

It also leads to fixing the flaw much sooner and before it cripples your facility’s operation.

We’re talking about a real reduction in downtime and substantial money savings.

Automation of your maintenance activities becomes easy with your CMMS up and running too.

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

Preventive maintenance (PM) measures let you quickly identify faulty equipment, reduce downtime, and cut costs.

Keep reading; we’re going to dive into all of this in the following sections.