What is a CMMS?
At its core, CMMS software is a maintenance management tool that ensures that maintenance technicians accurately communicate maintenance activities in a way to produce meaningful data for historical tracking, maintenance KPI, and asset issues. This is done through work orders, preventive maintenance, inventory, purchasing, personnel, projects, reporting and analysis, cost tracking and much more.
The first CMMS software that became available was essentially a data repository, but now CMMS allows you to reap the benefits of proven, leading-edge technologies such as web browser access, mobile devices, wireless access, and configurable dashboards. It also allows for integrations of production and machine data creating synergy between various systems to automate processes and provide even more data into the maintenance environment.