• Mar 12, 2015

    5 Market Trends Driving the Evolution of Maintenance Control Software
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    Maintenance control software, also known as computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software, has been around for more than two decades now. Over the years, DPSI has invested heavily in further developing its software in order to keep pace with emerging technology and market trends. The following are 5 market trends that are driving evolution in the CMMS EAM software industry.


    1. Mobile technology


    Mobile technology has made a significant impact on CMMS/EAM software. Mobile devices have dramatically improved productivity by giving maintenance technicians access to work orders and equipment information right at their fingertips. They can also enter data into their maintenance management systems while on the go. For example, they could create work orders, record inventory received, and record safety data or readings. Barcode technology further expedites data entry with mobile devices.

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  • Feb 18, 2015

    Maximizing the Potential of Your CMMS System
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    It’s no secret that equipment maintenance software offers many benefits to your organization. However, organizations frequently find that the software doesn’t deliver the end results they anticipated. This often happens because organizations don’t use their CMMS systems to their full capacity.


    CMMS system

    Companies often see CMMS software as the solution to their maintenance problems, but software cannot resolve underlying issues. Organizations cannot achieve the results they desire from a CMMS implementation if their work processes are flawed and inefficient to begin with. A CMMS implementation can also fail to achieve the hoped-for results if organizations don’t use all of the features their maintenance management software offers or if they don’t have access to quality data.

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  • Feb 17, 2015

    Why You Should Upgrade Your CMMS Program
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    Technology advances so quickly that it’s hard to keep up. New and improved CMMS programs are regularly being released. However, many companies have been using the same system for 10-20 years. By failing to upgrade their software, they fall behind the times.


    While upgrading your organization’s CMMS software offers many opportunities, it also presents challenges. Your staff is probably already comfortable with the software you’re using and may be resistant to change. In order to remain competitive, however, it’s crucial to minimize costs and increase efficiency by upgrading.

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  • Dec 19, 2014

    7 Preventive Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid
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    Over the last few decades, advancements in technology have dramatically changed the maintenance and reliability industry. Organizations have invested heavily in automation and technology to reduce staff overhead, improve product quality, increase safety, etc.


    Not only does technology automate a good portion of maintenance tasks, maintenance software can be used to detect defects and prevent equipment failure. Equipment failure has many negative consequences, including an adverse effect on profitability, lost production, and poor customer service. Some types of equipment failure can even affect an organization’s financial stability or force it out of business.


    One thing that hasn’t changed much in the last few decades is preventive maintenance, or PM. PM is all about performing routine maintenance to improve equipment reliability, performance, and cost-effectiveness. If applied correctly, PM has the capacity to transform an organization’s maintenance approach and lead to significant improvements in equipment reliability. However, there are many mistakes that can ruin an organization’s PM program. Here are 7 preventive maintenance mistakes to avoid.

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  • Dec 13, 2014

    Preventing Injuries with Equipment Maintenance
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    Regular maintenance is essential to keeping your equipment safe, reliable, and in working order. Inadequate maintenance can cause accidents, health issues, and other dangerous problems. Maintenance is crucial for creating products of high quality and ensuring continuous productivity.


    Regular maintenance eliminates workplace hazards and provides a safer and healthier work environment. Maintenance tasks may include the following:


    • Measurement
    • Testing
    • Replacement
    • Upkeep
    • Cleaning
    • Repair
    • Adjustment
    • Inspection
    • Parts
    • Servicing


    Not only can accidents hurt your company’s bottom line, they can also take an enormous toll on the motivation and morale of your employees. If you’re in charge of equipment, it’s important maintain it with the help of EAM/CMMS software. EAM/CMMS software can help you keep track of day-to-day asset maintenance and prevent equipment failure.

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  • Nov 13, 2014

    DPSI 2014 User Group Conference Recap
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    If you were not at the Myrtle Beach Hilton from Oct. 6th through the 10th, you missed an exceptional DPSI User Group Conference.  We had a great group of attendees, who found that “Plan, Protect, Prevail” offered them some tried-and-true solutions and many ideas for future improvements through expanded use of their CMMS.


    User Group Conference


    The general and breakout sessions covered broad stroke and detailed areas of CMMS usage, led by DPSI staff and many creative and innovative customers.  New releases of both PMC and iMaint were covered in sessions and the Product Room allowed customers hands-on time with the soon-to-be released version of iMaint 4.0.  Lively discussions, networking and sharing of ideas kept attendees engaged for the two days of the Conference and the two training days that followed.


    For more information on iMaint or PMC program, contact

  • Nov 03, 2014

    What Is Your Organization’s Maintenance Strategy?
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    The maintenance strategy that you follow has a significant impact on your company’s bottom line, but many maintenance managers have trouble selecting an appropriate strategy or overlook their approach altogether. It’s important to develop a mix of different strategies to properly maintain your assets and ensure that they remain in working order. There are three basic types of maintenance strategies:


    • Preventive
    • Reactive
    • Predictive



    Unfortunately, some organizations wait until a component fails before they take action to repair or replace it. All assets require periodic maintenance to continue running efficiently. Finding the appropriate balance of maintenance approaches is key to minimizing asset downtime and repair costs while maintaining a safe environment for workers.

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  • Oct 27, 2014

    Selecting a CMMS: Considerations for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
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    CMMS systems were being developed and became available around 1965. Traditionally, CMMS software was reserved for big companies that needed to automate and organize large, complex maintenance operations. Only the largest manufacturing firms were able to use maintenance software back then, but things have changed dramatically since those days.



    All companies, even small and medium-sized enterprises, can benefit from maintenance control software today. The advent of the Internet and advances in technology have made CMMS systems more accessible, affordable, and user-friendly than ever before.

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  • Sep 02, 2014

    How Preventive Maintenance Software Saves Money
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    Preventive maintenance consists of scheduling inspections and maintenance to ensure that equipment continues to operate efficiently and to avoid unplanned maintenance activity. Examples of preventive maintenance tasks include cleaning, adjustments, testing, and parts replacement.


    Appropriate preventive maintenance scheduling can reduce equipment downtime and increase reliability. On the other hand, if you allow a piece of equipment to run till it breaks down, emergency maintenance will have to be performed. This means that the equipment will be unable to perform its function until it is restored to working condition.

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  • Aug 25, 2014

    Tips for Reducing Maintenance Backlog with EAM Software
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    When many work orders are generated each day, it’s easy for some work orders to be missed. The maintenance backlog consists of maintenance work that is overdue, or in other words, has passed its target start date. The maintenance backlog may include daily and weekly corrective repair work, preventive maintenance tasks, predictive maintenance tasks, and jobs planned during periods of scheduled equipment downtime. Oftentimes, a growing maintenance backlog is a sign that maintenance technicians are performing reactive maintenance rather than preventive or predictive maintenance.


    Missed maintenance can result in equipment failure. The longer an item sits in the maintenance backlog, the more precarious the situation can become. While having a maintenance backlog of some level is unavoidable, the backlog should be stable and controllable. You can determine backlog based on the entire maintenance operation or by asset. A low-risk asset can tolerate a longer maintenance backlog, while a high-risk asset can only tolerate a short maintenance backlog.

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