4Site Review

FSC Limited
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FSC Limited
1976
Thunder Bay, ON
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4Site At A Glance

Good: Accounting and financials module, can be deployed in multiple locations,
Bad: Targeted to very specific industry niches, not intended for smaller businesses.
Bottom Line: 4Site provides more than a traditional CMMS solution - its integrated suite also includes accounting features for companies that need to monitor their budgets.

Product Overview

The 4Site Suite is an integrated CMMS/Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution that focuses on more than just maintenance. It aims to help facility and maintenance managers maintain their equipment and assets at top performance, control maintenance costs, and adhere to regulatory standards.

4Site is deployed either as an on-premise solution, via the Web, or by mobile devices.

Features

4Site’s integrated suite is broken down into these components:

Asset Maintenance – This module helps managers keep track of repairs and costs of their assets – it provides predictive/preventive maintenance functionality, a database of equipment work and repair history, cost analyses of different equipment, and automatic updates to information on the life of the equipment (i.e. costs of parts). It also provides reliability centered maintenance (RCM) tools to help determine when or how failure can occur and determine high-priority repairs.

Purchasing & Procurement – Working together with the Inventory Management module, this function helps improve efficiency, promote collaboration with suppliers, and control MRO (maintenance, repair, operations) costs. It includes an electronic catalog that users can access information on a part, especially one made with hazardous materials.

Inventory Management – This module help users improve productivity and reduce maintenance costs, as well as promote worker and environmental safety.  The IM features include accessing inventory information via a barcode scanner, streamlined stock records for multiple warehouses, ability to reserve parts directly from work orders, and provide automatic reorders based on trends and forecasting.

Accounting & Financials – This module also helps companies control costs and meet regulatory compliance standards.  Among its features include reporting tools, ability to approve payments and printing checks, automatic transfer of data from the asset, purchasing, and inventory management modules, and providing real-time summaries of current data.

Mobile – With their mobile devices, workers can access and enter maintenance information (create work orders, order parts, submit time sheets, etc) from the field. Data entered via mobile devices is synced in with the 4Site software.

Systems & Security – 4Site can be deployed in either single sites or in companies with multiple locations. Access can also be controlled based on job roles.

  • Asset Management?
  • Inventory Administration?
  • Mobile Access?
  • Predictive Maintenance?
  • Preventative Maintenance?
  • Scheduling?
  • Work Order Management?

Target Market

4Site is aimed at companies in the mining, power generation, and process manufacturing industries. We’ve listed several of its customers below:

  • Alabama River Pulp & Paper
  • Douglas Stewart Company, Inc.
  • East Windsor Cogeneration
  • Gibraltar Mine
  • Lac Des Illes Mines, Ltd.
  • Lake Road Generating
  • Lake Shore Gold
  • Newmont Nevada Energy Investment
  • North American Palladium
  • Sterling Energy

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Implementation/Integration

4Site’s Services Team provides implementation, consulting, and training services. Before beginning the implementation process, 4Site works with companies in assessing their needs and how the software fills those needs. Once the software is live, 4Site provides a post-implementation audit to determine how users adapt to the software.

4Site provides onsite and online training, as well as Train the Trainer courses. Users can participate in ongoing training via manuals, online, and electronic and printed materials.

Customer Service & Support

Customer support is available via phone and email, and users can also access the Support Request System online.

Pricing

4Site based its pricing on a company’s specific needs and requirements so it’s not publicly available. Please contact them directly for a quote.

Shortcomings

4Site is targeted to very specific industry niches (mining, power generation, and process manufacturing), so it may not be the right software for other industries. It is also not targeted to smaller businesses.

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About

FSC Limited, which provides the 4Site suite, developed its first CMMS software in 1976. Its mission is to help maintenance managers make better maintenance decisions and help keep their facilities and assets in top shape.  4Site suite doesn’t just provide maintenance functions, but also offers integrated features such as accounting & financial, purchasing, and inventory.

FSC Limited partners with these following companies: Microsoft (Gold Certified Partner), e-Xone Solutions (for consulting services), Oracle Technology Network, F9 Analysis & Reporting Solutions (for accounting and financials), and Avanti Payroll & Human Resources (for exporting time sheet information into 4Site for work order records).

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