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 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, […]

11 Ways CMMS Benefits Your Organization

Every organization has hundreds of assets. Managing them can get quite complicated and time-consuming. By implementing CMMS software, you can achieve higher asset efficiency and control. What is CMMS? It is an operational tool for managing capital assets of an organization. It also allows you to track tasks that are related to planning, cleaning and […]

Predictive Maintenance: How It Works and Why You Need It

Maintenance has always been a major business headache. Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) have recently become more refined and robust, practically eliminating the manual methods required before. With features to manage and maintain your assets, inventory and work orders, proactive maintenance strategies have become second nature in a production workflow. The true test, though, is […]

Preventive vs. Predictive Maintenance: Pros and Cons

In general, maintenance falls into two categories: reactive and proactive. Reactive maintenance focuses on repairing an asset once failure occurs. Proactive maintenance, however, focuses on avoiding repairs and asset failure through preventive and predictive methods. CMMS software has become more robust and financially available to businesses of all types and sizes. Naturally, this is making […]

CMMS: What It Does and Why It Matters

How does your organization handle maintenance? Is there a filing cabinet designated for equipment information? Do you run your assets until failure? Are parts available when you need them? For almost 70 years, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) have been shifting companies from reactive to proactive maintenance. However, many organizations have either not caught on to the […]

CMMS vs. EAM: What’s the Difference?

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software have the same purpose. So they must be the same thing, right? Not exactly. Both solutions have the same goals of maintaining, managing and protecting company assets by streamlining and automating maintenance management, inventory management, work order generation and scheduling. And both shift organizations from a […]

CMMS: The Definitive Guide

What is Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS)? You’ve come to the right place to find out. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about CMMS in our latest resource: The Definitive Guide to CMMS. Over the course of 8 months and 6 chapters, we’ve gathered expert advice to answer all the questions you came here to ask. Here’s what you’ll learn […]