Before we get started on the life and death of assets, we need to know: what is an asset? An asset is pretty much anything that keeps your facility functioning. There's what's called facility-related assets that include HVAC, desks, lights, signs, appliances, and even floors. There is also information management assets like printers, copiers, computers, and IT equipment. And finally, there is personal equipment, which includes safety equipment, vehicles, mobile devices, badges, etc.
We’ve been writing blog articles about why you need a CMMS, how to use a CMMS, and updates to our CMMS for many years now but we realized something: we’ve never written one explaining what a CMMS actually is!
If you don’t have a maintenance management system, this will be helpful article for you to learn what they are and what they can do. Even if you’re already using a CMMS in your facility, there’s always room to brush up on your CMMS knowledge.
Your day starts with a list of to-do items, maintenance requests on sheets of paper or sticky notes, and perhaps the occasional (or bulk) email. As the work on various tasks begins, people stop you in the hallway with more requests. You try to write them down on sticky note pad, or request they send you an email later. Then you head to next task you can remember, all the way across the building.
When it comes to implementing a CMMS program, there has to be a balance between a robust system and a user-friendly program. What do those two things mean, you might be asking?
Are you running into daily problems with your maintenance software? Are the people who use it unable to do everything they need or want to do with it? When it comes to CMMS, it's important that the system you have is the right one for you and your entire organization. If you and your users are facing issues with your current CMMS, it might be time for a new one.
Risk-based maintenance (RbM) helps you determine how to use your maintenance resources in the most economical way. That is the simple version but risk-based management can be a complicated matter. Here is a little more about it in layman’s terms.
Many small businesses can benefit from a mobile app, which offers new channels of communication for both customers and employees. However, small businesses can also struggle to gather the expertise, time, and budget needed to create a mobile app.
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