Ever hear about Computerized Maintenance Management Software? Or more concisely, CMMS? It's the best thing maintenance managers can implement if they want to save time, every day. And as we all know...
Here's four key ways CMMS saves you money.
1: Take Control of Asset Management
Part of running a successful facility is knowing where your money is going. Having a system that allows you to keep up with asset management by centralizing all of your equipment and the information about it, is necessary. With CMMS, you're able to store and track important information like:
- The warranty information
- Operating manuals
- Serial numbers
- Repair history
It will also allow you to track the life expectancy of all of your expensive capital equipment — so you know when it's time to replace things.
2: Preventative Maintenance
Along with a solid plan for work orders, preventative maintenance plans ensure you keep up with everything, and that equipment is maintained properly. By having the right preventative maintenance in place, there are fewer repairs needed and less downtime. You also have the ability to prioritize better, instead of just writing down something that needs to be done — which can lead to it not getting done in a timely manner.
3: Keep Up With Costs
CMMS makes it easier to keep up with your expenses since everything can be entered and tracked at the touch of a button. You have the ability to analyze data and know exactly where the money is going when it comes to purchases, repairs, and labor.
4: Keep Up With Employees
When using traditional spreadsheets or a simple list, keeping up with work orders and employees is much harder. With CMMS you can effectively know how long it took to complete a work order, if the work order was done at all, the number of work orders done, how much work was assigned and who did the work, and more.
No matter what your main reason is for using CMMS, there is plenty of evidence that it also helps save your facility money and just as important – time.