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You’ve been looking for a new CMMS.

But, you’re hesitant. You’re not sure whether it’s the strategic route to go.

You’ve been asking yourself, “Should I be pursuing a new maintenance solution for our property? Or stick with what we have?”

You’re always telling your team, “Buying new CMMS software is just as stressful and overwhelming as operating one.”

Your current system is the cause of at least 70% of your stress. But, you know what you have and fear you may pick something worse.

You know it’s time to make the change!

You probably think that there’s no way to make this process an easy one.  

Or, that choosing a new CMMS could ever come close to being pleasant, right?

We’ve got good news today. We’re here to help make your search and selection a smooth one.

To show you how to start the selection process and end it with CMMS software that fits your needs, we created an infographic. It’ll show you how to get the buying process started, who to involve, and what steps to take when evaluating solutions.

Stuff breaks.

Breakdowns and outages happen to everyone.

You’re going to have to ‘fix’ something on your property eventually, whether you oversee a small venue or large property, and whether it’s a minor issue or major failure.

We get it; it’s frustrating.

Even the Statue of Liberty recently had an unplanned outage. Yes, that’s right – the Statue of Liberty went dark Tuesday night. You can see the lights go back on here.

According to Bill Chappell’s NPR article entitled “Statue Of Liberty's Lights Went Dark — 'Likely' Due to Recent Work, Official Says” it was lights out for one of America’s most iconic monuments.

“Spotlights that illuminate the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor went dark for more than an hour Tuesday night, prompting speculation over the cause: Was it to do with a protest on International Women's Day, or perhaps America's immigration policies? A National Park Service official says they're still looking into it, but they suspect recent work on the electrical system is the cause,” Chappell writes.

The NPR article continues that "The outage was most likely due to work related to an ongoing project to activate a new emergency backup generator which is part of our last remaining Hurricane Sandy recovery projects," the NPS says. It added that the outage was ‘unplanned.”

Was this outage unexpected? Could it have been avoided? How could it have been avoided?

We’re sure you already know, this incident got us thinking.

Overseeing all the aspects of your operation can be tough.

It’s especially challenging when each of your departments uses various “solutions” to help control what’s occurring.

You know what we’re talking about today. Don’t you?

From one department to the next, you’re charged with making things run smoothly. But, each department is using a different tool.

Does this sound like your property? It’s overwhelming – even for a professional like you.

Most properties run their operations at a disadvantage because of the disjointed nature of their technology.

Nothing is united and working together. We're talking about your tools.

This inherent flaw of individual tools is what leaves you always wondering whether public safety got the information they needed about the incident from last night.

Or, when a chair breaks, your command center makes an incident of it but has to print out or email the information to the maintenance team.

Why all the inefficiencies?

We’re calling it now.

This year will be the year of the unified solution. But, you’re probably wondering how we know this, right?

It’s because operations are motivated to employ Proactive Operations, which makes unified solutions the obvious answer.

You can’t apply the Proactive Operations methodology without the intention of maximizing your efficiency. There’s no way around it.

How efficient is using multiple tools – from various vendors – to operate? It’s not efficient in any way. It’s what so many operations are still doing.

But, we know 2017 will be the year you move away from this model.

The current approach of using individual tools forces you to maintain a reactive state, because you always depend on different applications to perform well.

It also means you’re relying on different vendors to remain effective.

It’s not the case with unified solutions.

A unified solution is one solution that helps you cover all bases – they evoke Proactive Operations.

This mindset will help you reach a new level in 2017.

So, let’s get started.

Make 2017 the year you transition to a unified solution for good.

In the recent CNN article “Dreamworld accident: 2 children survive fatal theme park malfunction” written by Euan McKirdy, Rebecca Wright, and James Masters, the writers share the tragic results of Dreamworld’s most recent ride malfunction.

“Two children survived a deadly ride malfunction at Australia's largest theme park, which killed four people on Tuesday.”

According to the article, “Police said Wednesday, a boy, and a girl, aged 10 and 12, were able to ‘extricate themselves,' in what Brian Codd, Assistant Commissioner for Southeast Region of Queensland Police Service, described as "almost a miracle.”

McKirdy, Wright, and Masters’ article describe that “Six people were riding on a ‘flume’ at the Thunder River Rapids Ride at Dreamworld theme park in Queensland when the malfunction occurred. Their flume flipped after it came into contact with another carriage towards the end of the ride, tossing some of the passengers onto the conveyor belt, where they were caught in the machinery, Codd said on Wednesday morning.”

Codd shares that “the two children are traumatized and being cared for by their family, adding they were lucky to be alive.”

“I’ve had it!”

Your senior engineer marches into your office. “We need a new system, yesterday,” Mike asserts.

You look at him for a moment and begin responding, “Do you know…”

“Yes, I know how much time it’ll take to extract the current data and move all the equipment, materials, and vendors to a new system,” he interrupts.

Mike has been advocating for a new CMMS for several months now. You’ve been holding out because you know the demands of a project of this magnitude.

But, today you’re going to get behind it. It’s time for an upgrade.

You’re going to move to a new CMMS.