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  • Aug 18, 2014

    Use Facility Maintenance Software to Prevent Equipment Failure, Not Fix It
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    While no one would argue against the importance of fixing something as soon after it breaks as possible, what many people don’t realize is that operating in the “run until it breaks” mode comes with a high cost. The preventive maintenance approach is a far more predictable and cost-effective way to operate.

     

    Preventive maintenance is a time-based maintenance strategy that often involves taking equipment offline on a predetermined, periodic basis to inspect it. After a visual inspection, any required repairs are made and then the equipment is put back online. The tasks and intervals of preventive maintenance software programs are based on the following:


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  • Aug 11, 2014

    5 Important Features of CMMS Programs for Maintenance Managers
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    Maintenance managers are tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that equipment and facilities are properly maintained. In organizations with a lot of maintenance work to keep track of, a maintenance manager’s job can be overwhelming without a CMMS program at one’s disposal. CMMS, which stands for computerized maintenance management system, is software that organizes your maintenance operations, tracks problems, and identifies opportunities for improvement.

     

    Organization is the key to successful maintenance management, and CMMS software helps you stay organized by keeping track of your assets, such as spare parts and machinery. The software stores a wealth of information about each asset, including information about warranties, manufacturers, vendors, and life expectancy. Gone are the days of using spreadsheets, post-it notes, and your own memory to keep track of your maintenance program. Below are 5 important features of maintenance software for maintenance managers.

     


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  • Aug 04, 2014

    How Audits Contribute to the Success of CMMS Programs
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    Are you realizing the full benefits of your CMMS investment? How well is your organization utilizing its CMMS? Is your maintenance software working for or against you? The best way to find answers to these questions is by performing an audit. Audits reveal where you are, where you need to be, and how to get there. Audits also help you identify opportunities and ensure that your maintenance software is producing the data you need to make optimal decisions.

     

    A maintenance audit uncovers true problems with your maintenance system. However, an effective maintenance audit must also reveal the causes of problems with your CMMS programs or processes, so you can determine exactly what you need to change and fix it in order to improve performance. Whether you want to improve your current CMMS implementation or upgrade your CMMS software, it’s crucial to perform an audit.

     
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  • Jul 28, 2014

    Is Your Maintenance Department a Cost Center?
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    The term “maintenance” frequently conjures up negative thoughts. When you think of maintenance, you might imagine broken equipment or repairs that need to be made. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that many organizations view maintenance as a necessary evil and don’t treat it as a priority. Maintenance is often the first department that is cut when a company downsizes. However, it’s important to view maintenance as a positive activity in your organization because it keeps your assets in working order and significantly affects your bottom line.

     

    Maintenance is the backbone of any organization with equipment that needs to be maintained and is crucial to an organization’s long-term survival. After all, if a piece of equipment breaks down, you will not be able to deliver your products and services, which could have serious consequences for your business. Not only will equipment downtime hurt profits, it could also affect your customer service and damage customer relations.


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  • Jul 21, 2014

    7 Important Functions of Preventive Maintenance Software
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    CMMS software is used to manage the maintenance of equipment and facilities and keep track of maintenance activities. The following functions of preventative maintenance software could help you maximize the benefits of your software, boost productivity, and lower costs.

     

    1. Work orders

     

    Say goodbye to post-it notes, missed phone calls, and lost paperwork. CMMS systems typically include a work order management system that records and tracks all work orders. Work orders are the backbone of your maintenance operations, so any CMMS system should enable you to handle a heavy flow of work orders with ease.


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  • Jul 14, 2014

    Tips for Customizing Your Enterprise Asset Management Software
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    When implemented properly, enterprise asset management (EAM) software can boost your organization’s efficiency and help you achieve significant cost savings. However, you cannot expect to just press a button and achieve impressive results. It is often necessary for companies to customize enterprise asset management software to accommodate their operational practices.

     

    Any quality EAM software should be flexible and customizable, so you can tailor it to achieve your organization’s objectives and meet your evolving needs. Areas of an enterprise asset management system that you may need to customize include screen views, user access, report layouts, and database queries.


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  • Jul 07, 2014

    5 Ways to Make Your Equipment Last Longer with Preventive Maintenance Software
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    It goes without saying that if you service a vehicle on a regular basis, it will run more safely and efficiently as well as last longer. The same holds true for equipment at your manufacturing plant or facility. You can lower costs, boost efficiency, and make your current equipment last longer with the help of pm maintenance software. Software for maintenance management is an essential tool for managing the maintenance of facilities and production equipment.

     

    A large investment has been made to establish your plant or facility, so it makes sense to effectively manage their maintenance. Computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) records the assets your company owns and manages, alerts you when maintenance work needs to be performed on your assets, and provides you with information about spare parts, costs, and asset failures. Below are 5 ways to make your equipment last longer with preventive maintenance software.


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  • Jul 04, 2014

    8 Benefits of CMMS Software for Schools
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    School and university maintenance departments are responsible for keeping students safe, managing inventory, and complying with government regulations, among other tasks. Their maintenance departments typically manage hundreds, if not thousands, of work orders and assets each day. Various maintenance issues can arise at any given moment, so it’s important for schools to have an effective maintenance system in place.

     

    Schools and universities around the country have been facing budget cuts over the last several years. This has required maintenance managers to learn how to do more with less. CMMS software can help maintenance managers at schools and universities keep grounds safe and in good condition. The following are 8 benefits of CMMS software for schools and universities.


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  • Jun 02, 2014

    Types of Work Orders in CMMS/EAM Software
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    If you use CMMS/EAM software to track maintenance functions, work orders can help you maintain detailed records. A work order is used to formally request maintenance work that needs to be performed as well as communicate important information about the task to others who are involved.

     

    Assigning type to work orders can help you track the type of labor performed, determine work priorities, and assign a critical rating to each piece of equipment. Gathering and analyzing data about work order type enables you to determine whether it’s best replace or repair a piece of equipment. For example, if a maintenance manager looks back on work orders and finds that a number of unexpected repairs have been performed on a particular asset, he or she may determine that it would be best to replace it. Below are the main types of work orders used in a web CMMS.


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  • Apr 30, 2014

    2014 User Group Conference Announced
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    DPSI is pleased to announce that the 2014 DPSI User Group Conference and Training will be in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on October 6-10, at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to network with other users and DPSI through informative sessions, new product releases, usage and product tips. DPSI, along with the User Advisory Boards, are working on the agenda which will be available soon on Customer Corner.



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