Want to reap the benefits of a preventive maintenance strategy? Preventive maintenance software provides your organization with a number of advantages, including peace of mind, the complete organization of your scheduling routine, and an optimal working environment. Preventive maintenance software, or computerized maintenance management software (CMMS), also boosts your bottom line by reducing expenses and enhancing revenue. The following are other important advantages associated with CMMS software.
Well-Maintained Assets Last Longer
Missing a single maintenance check on an asset may or may not impact the useful life of the asset, but it is nevertheless true that any asset that is properly maintained will on average last longer. Preventive maintenance checks will identify potential problems with the asset before these problems escalate to the level of requiring a replacement.
The value that a longer-lasting asset has on the financial well-being of any organization cannot be overstated. If a year can be added on average to each major asset that a company operates, this will free up working capital and improve profits.
Preventive Maintenance Software Streamlines Scheduled Maintenance
Maintenance events can be scheduled on weekends or during a slow season to lower the impact of the downtime for a given asset during the maintenance event. Downtime can be detrimental to revenue streams and can also cause reputational damage to a company’s brand in the marketplace. For this reason, any steps that can be taken to reduce downtime represent a significant gain for an organization.
Mobile Options Open the Doors to Greater Efficiency
Many preventive maintenance software packages include an enhanced mobile CMMS option, where many or most of the functionality of the software is available via a tablet or smartphone. This allows for streamlined workflow and immediate responses to changes in maintenance needs.
Often, the difference between a recovery and a lag in productivity is the speed with which a change in protocol is initiated. The utilization of preventive maintenance software will provide managers with all the information they need to make decisions in the moment.
Better Planning Means Lower Overtime Costs
Preventive maintenance software has as one of its primary benefits the ability to forecast maintenance events. This capability gives an organization’s management team the opportunity to similarly forecast staffing in accordance with these scheduled maintenance items.
It will be far less common for a maintenance technician to work overtime in order to repair an asset that unexpectedly broke down because preventive maintenance will limit the unanticipated repairs. In conjunction with scheduled maintenance, this will allow for far fewer hours of overtime.
Fewer Disruptions to the Workday
One intangible benefit of a well-planned CMMS software package is the reduction of disruptions to the workday. This will allow all the employees of a department to maintain their flow, thereby resulting in maximum efficiency. The value of an uninterrupted workday is undeniable in terms of both employee satisfaction and productivity.
If you are looking to implement a preventive maintenance software package in your organization, DPSI can help. We have been in the industry for nearly 30 years, and boast the expertise needed to assist you in successfully implementing maintenance management software. Contact us today to schedule a free trial of our preventive maintenance solutions.