You are ready to invest in CMMS software, but you want to make sure you are making the right decision.

Don't guess. A CMMS demo is the best way to determine if a software vendor's products will meet your needs—both today and as your organization changes in the future.

What Questions Should I Ask in a CMMS Demo?

Like any maintenance manager, you want your team’s transition to CMMS software to be smooth. Start by asking these questions.

  1. Does the CMMS software interface seem intuitive and easy to use?
  2. Can the software work across multiple devices, including desktops, tablets, and smartphones?
  3. Is the system easy to configure to meet our needs?
  4. Can we change things on the fly without IT help?
  5. What are the hardware requirements for using the software?
  6. Can the software be cloud-based or installed locally?
  7. What support and training options are available?
  8. Does this software fit my budget?
  9. Are there other costs that may not be obvious?
  10. What’s the upgrade process when new editions are released?
  11. How easy is it to integrate with other organizational software, like financial applications or building automation systems?

What Features Should I Test Out in a CMMS Demo?

Make a list of important features that your maintenance team needs in CMMS software. Consider both basic and advanced features, like…

  • Work order management
  • Preventive maintenance scheduling
  • Calendar and planning tools
  • Inventory management
  • Condition-based maintenance
  • Cost center budgeting
  • Employee records
  • Media storage
  • Reporting tools
  • Automated communication, including responses and routing
  • Compliance documentation

Last, but not least, be sure to involve the people who will use the software in a CMMS demo. Not only will it help you determine if the maintenance software is a good fit, but it will also increase the chance of a buy-in from your stakeholders.

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Schedule a CMMS demo to discover how MPulse can help make your maintenance department more productive and more efficient, whatever your needs.