Cloud computing has become quite prevalent in today’s professional world, and this is equally true within the computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) industry. Most CMMS vendors offer an online, cloud hosted CMMS system option. Additionally, some vendors also offer a cloud add-on module for customers utilizing on-premise software.
On-premise software users often feel secure knowing their data is stored on their own servers. If switching to a cloud hosted CMMS presents a security concern, it’s possible to use on-premise maintenance management software utilizing a private cloud on a company’s server. Keep in mind, however, there are distinct advantages to using an online CMMS.
Get Up and Running Quickly
Cloud hosted computerized maintenance management systems virtually eliminate the process of waiting around during the initial download and installation period. Online CMMS users can begin using the software in a matter of hours, or even minutes. Since all data is stored in the cloud, there’s no need to configure hardware or install software on machines.
Anytime, Anywhere Access
The ability to access equipment maintenance software anytime, anywhere is a powerful advantage. A cloud hosted CMMS system can be accessed from any computer with Internet access, making it possible to manage assets and complete maintenance tasks from any location. Organizational staff members can provide real-time updates to work orders by simply opening a web browser to access their software.
Save Money with Cloud Hosted CMMS
Online CMMS software is hosted on the vendor’s servers, which provides a great deal of cost-savings. It’s not necessary to pay for server hardware and maintenance, licensing, IT support or network configuration. Managed backups are also included in the subscription fee. With cloud hosted CMMS software, companies typically pay monthly and avoid the significant upfront expenses associated with on-premise solutions.
Increase Maintenance Productivity
Providing convenient access to CMMS or enterprise asset management (EAM) software for maintenance employees enhances overall productivity. Staff can simply log in using the internet and complete maintenance tasks, which does not require being at a desk. The ability to deliver results faster and cheaper, without sacrificing quality, gives businesses a competitive edge. Cloud computing also increases collaboration between members of an organization. Employees may complete maintenance activities and send/receive critical updates in real-time, regardless of location.
Easy Software Updates
Utilizing online CMMS/EAM software is an efficient way of ensuring the software is always current and available. Vendors will update software with the latest features and stay on top of patches, fixes and security updates to resolve system issues.
If your organization is contemplating a move to the cloud, consider DPSI’s cloud based CMMS products. We offer the best of both worlds. Our users can enjoy all the benefits of our enterprise asset management system without the IT burden by utilizing cloud hosted software. Or they can opt for on-premise EAM software with a private cloud option, which allows access to the system using any computer with network or Internet access. Learn more about our maintenance management software solutions or contact us today to schedule a free demo.