CMMS Maintenance Care Blog

    Accurate Total Cost of Ownership With CMMS | Maintenance Care

    Posted by Maintenance Care Team on Thu, Feb 7, 2019 @ 04:46 PM

    In short, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is how much an asset costs from the time of purchase, throughout the course of its lifetime. This includes its original purchase price and all expenses incurred from start to finish including:   

    • Acquisition Cost – An asset’s overall purchase price 
    • Operation Costs – Training, operating, utility 
    • Maintenance Costs – Repairs and upkeep (both parts and labor 
    • Downtime Costs – Financial loses as a result of asset downtime  
    • Resale Value – Current value of an asset retains after a certain amount of time and usage  
    By adding all your costs and subtracting the resale value, you will be able to determine an asset’s Total Cost of Ownership.    

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    Being Better Prepared for Natural Disasters with Preventative Maintenance with CMMS

    Posted by Maintenance Care Team on Thu, Jan 24, 2019 @ 11:28 AM

    This year has seen many natural disasters around the globe. From the devastating "Camp Fire" wildfires in California to the strongest hurricane to hit the the east coast in almost 30 years , it's clear that the best defense against the unexpected is to be prepared.

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    Tags: Predictive Maintenance, Maintenance Facility Manager, Preventative Maintenance, cmms

    How to Approach Your Boss About CMMS: 5 Best Practices

    Posted by Maintenance Care Team on Tue, Oct 23, 2018 @ 06:24 PM

     

    So you’ve decided your maintenance department needs to start using a CMMS. As a maintenance manager, you’ve done the research, and you know the best way to eliminate inefficiencies and make your team’s work day a lot easier is to invest in maintenance management software. So you head to your boss’s office and tell them you want to buy a CMMS. They say no. It’s an unnecessary expense. If it’s working to just use pen and paper or email right now, then why spend money to change that? That did not go as planned.

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    Wait a second – what exactly is a CMMS? || Maintenance Care

    Posted by Maintenance Care Team on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 01:42 PM

    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. 

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    The Balance Between User-Friendly and Robust CMMS || Find the Sweet Spot || Maintenance Care

    Posted by Maintenance Care Team on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 12:48 PM

    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?

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    Implement Risk Based Maintenance With CMMS

    Posted by Susan Fowler on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

    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.

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    Asset Management With CMMS = Business Longevity

    Posted by Susan Fowler on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

    There are many things that CMMS does for your facility but one of the most important is managing assets. Your assets are part of what keeps your facility in business. 

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    Real-Time Communication with Mobility via CMMS

    Posted by Susan Fowler on Fri, Apr 13, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

    No matter what type of work is being done, communication is important. Take for instance a construction site – there are a variety of reasons, including for safety reasons, to enhanced business practices, to increase efficiency and productivity, to make more effective use of construction equipment and just better overall collaboration between all parties involved.

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