CMMS Can Help When Maintenance Needs and Budgeting Collide

June 3, 2016
1 min

 In Austin, Texas, Building Services Officer Eric Stockton and representatives from the Parks and Recreation Department and the Austin Public Library have stressed the need for funding that has been given elsewhere instead of its promised areas.  Avoid the budgeting collision with CMMS.


Budget For Planned Maintenance

One reason the city needs to address so many deferred maintenance issues is that Council has been taking money from the maintenance fund and putting it into other areas for several years, according to Deputy Chief Financial Officer Ed Van Eenoo.

The backlog has evolved over decades and has now reached a critical stage, according to Stockton. One of the photos he showed Council was of the One Texas Center chiller, which was installed in 1983, and another was of the dilapidated roof of the facility.

While a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software) program cannot make the powers that be give the funding where it is needed, it can help in a number of ways that may make a difference.


Customized Reporting

For instance, our beautifully designed dashboards provide you with a quick and easy to interpret overview of all your systems. Pie charts and bar graphs make it an addictive daily reminder of how well your department and your team is running. Modify and customized your dashboard to your liking and easily print any graphs for distribution.


Mutiple Levels of Maintenance Management

You easily have your reports and so much more such as:

  • Work Requests
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Asset Tracking
  • Reporting & Documents
  • and more!


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You may not be able to get funding you need but at the very least, you will have a record(s) of what exactly is needed and documentation helps convey that message. It also works well if there is something more in charge that you need to talk to or if you simply want a record of what was shown and never funded.  Even if your reports do not change things, the CMMS program will because there is so much more that it does like work orders, preventative maintenance, and much more.


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