When it comes to maintaining your facilities a CMMS is helpful in a number of ways.
Here are five of the most important reasons you need to invest:
1) Asset Management
Your assets are an integral part of your maintenance department – if not the most important thing so it is imperative to have a way of keeping up with your assets. Proper asset management allows you to always know what you have, where you have it, and how it's doing.
2) Work Order Tracking
Every maintenance team has some way of keeping up with work orders. However, using paperwork with spreadsheets or logbooks just won’t cut it. Paperwork can be illegible, get lost, or simply get in the way. It is confusing at times and messy. With CMMS, you can keep up with work orders easily and without the mess.
3) Preventative Maintenance
One of the most important things about facility maintenance is keeping up with your preventative maintenance. This allows you to be proactive instead of reactive, saving time and money. Set up your preventative maintenance schedule in advance and then just sit back and relax knowing it is scheduled to be done.
4) Track Inventory
Knowing where your inventory is located makes it easier to find things and saves money since you won’t have to run out to the store at the last minute and pay a higher fee and won’t not be able to do a job due to missing parts needed to complete it. Without knowing what you have in stock, it is hard to track your budget efficiently.
5) Go Mobile
Employees take longer getting work done if they have to go through a complicated chain of communication. In some cases, they do not get the notification that a job is needed or at the very least, have to go back to the shop in order to get the paperwork. With mobile capabilities within CMMS, your workers get the notification no matter where they are at – even in the filed. This saves trips back to the shop or locating instructions.
CMMS is integral to any maintenance department and once you have it you will wonder how you ever got along without it.