Excel Spreadsheet vs. CMMS for Effective Maintenance Management

by Elena Haidukova, Comindware With each New Year, we still strive to further increase the efficiency of how we work or go about our daily activities. In this particular case, we want to highlight one particular business tool that has long improved work efficiency. That is the iconic Microsoft Excel. Since its introduction in 1985, […]

3 Overlooked CMMS Features that Can Maximize ROI

By Ashley Bullin, DPSI Many organizations take advantage of the vast work order management opportunities included in computerized maintenance management software (CMMS). However, there are many other useful CMMS features available that companies fail to utilize.  There’s no denying the appeal of work order management capabilities within CMMS software. It’s the number one feature most companies […]

What’s next for CMMS Software? 2019 Predictions

According to Limble’s 2018 research on maintenance management, trends in the CMMS software market include increased investment in the application, heightened use of mobile platforms, and a growing adoption of CMMS software to track comprehensive maintenance operations. Industry insiders predicted most of these trends as 2017 became 2018. So, we sought our own experts and asked them […]

3 Ways CMMS Software Saves Businesses Money

By Daniel Golub, GM Hippo CMMS It’s a challenge that every business will face. A specific predicament that any company who’s committed to their mandate will eventually meet, at some point in their existence. Two, decades-old questions that, sooner or later, every operation finds itself asking:  How can we reduce costs without cutting corners?   How can we make our business operations more […]

6 Signs You Need A Computerized Maintenance Management System

Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) have come a long way. They were once exclusive to the manufacturing industry but are now widely accepted in many organizations that have little or even nothing to do with manufacturing. Sports centers, shopping malls, airports, educational institutions, research centers and almost any kind of business you can imagine uses […]

8 Ways CMMS Software Cut Costs for Facility Managers

At one time, facility management was considered a fairly straightforward line of work that involved making sure all equipment was up and running, orders were filled, inventory levels were maintained, heat, lights and water were all functioning and employees were doing the jobs they were assigned to do. While not minimizing the early demands on […]

3 Top IoT Applications in the Maintenance Industry

There’s no question that technology has disrupted and innovated the maintenance industry. One technology that simply can’t be ignored is the Internet of Things (IoT). Think the IoT is just a buzzword? Think again: McKinsey & Company states that the IoT has helped organizations realize major improvements, like a 25% reduction in maintenance costs. And, […]

15 Reasons to Invest in Maintenance Management Software

Maintenance management software can be a hard sell. Maintenance has been a paper-based industry for a long time. Moving to a software solution can be seen as an expensive and disruptive process, leading to resistance from both maintenance managers and technicians. However, the cost of maintenance software pales in comparison to the cost of downtime, which […]

5 Maintenance Solutions to Watch in 2017

Maintenance technology has come a long way. Traditionally, maintenance professionals have trailed behind with adopting technology, but recent advancements have quickly become mainstream. Key 2016 trends for computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) were to incorporate mobile access and offer cloud storage. In 2017, vendors will continue to build on these advancements with more intelligent analytics and […]

A Visual Guide to Brewery Automation: 6 Exclusive Interviews

Behind every great beer is a great process. Brewery automation has grown with the American craft beer industry to save time and money while enhancing quality. But there’s some tension when it comes to automation in craft breweries. Craft brewing has been regarded as a unique blend of art and science dating back thousands of years, and […]