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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.

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?

CMMS software is a unique solution that can help any facility manager move toward a profitable maintenance operation.

The challenge, however, is knowing which systems are going to help you reduce operational waste and cut hindering costs.

Many of the so-called maintenance solutions we see have flaws.

They claim to be a “paperless” system but only limit the amount of paperwork used by your staff.

One piece of paper leads to another, and then another, and then you discover after all your system isn’t paperless at all.

Your paperwork orders turn into files that turn into stacks of files, that’s when matters get worse.

Or, we should say that’s when matters get missed.

Vital activities and tasks that are important to running a stable and humming operation start slipping through the cracks.

These missed maintenance objectives cost you money.

You’re back to asking yourself, “What do we do?”

Does this sound familiar?

Are you tired of only focusing on saving your you-know-what?

Wouldn’t you rather be able to easily cut your maintenance costs and focus on increasing the profitability of your property?

We’re going to show you how.

We’re going to show you how the right CMMS software can help eradicate hefty costs, that way you can focus your efforts on increasing profits.

Say these five times fast…

Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

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 decide before your next inspection.

To get buy-in from your boss, we recommend you build some basis for the selection process.

You need a team.

You want to get the most out of your new software – and you want it to be used!

For this, there’s no better team than the one using it, right?

Ready?

Let’s not waste any more time.

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.

You’ve been using the same system since you started here 14 years ago.

Yes, your team knows the cumbersome system so well.

But it’s halting your efficiency.

The system is forcing your team to manage and file large stacks of documentation.

That’s only the start of your problems.

Your property’s other departments don’t bother submitting work requests because the paperwork takes too long.

It’s not a priority to them unless it personally affects their performance.

Does this sound familiar?

How do you get a CMMS that helps you increase efficiency by leveraging the contribution of all your property’s departments and personnel?

Keep reading; we’ve got the straightforward answer that’ll show you how a software solution can improve your maintenance efficiency forever.