Six Signs It’s Time for New CMMS Software

31st May 2019
31st May 2019

Many MPulse customers come to us because their old systems simply don’t meet their needs anymore.

Do you think it’s time for your organization to start thinking about new CMMS software? Here are six signs that it’s time.

  1. Your CMMS implementation was never completed. While this sounds surprising, an incomplete CMMS implementation is more common than we’d like to see. We know CMMS implementation is a huge part of CMMS success—which is why MPulse offers services to help with everything from planning, data migration, and installation to training and “go-live” day.
    • Find out why a CMMS implementation plan leads to CMMS success.
       
  2. Your CMMS software doesn’t collect the right data. Today’s maintenance managers are getting requests from senior managers, CFOs, COOs, and even CEOs who want detailed, accurate information from the maintenance department on what’s impacting productivity, profitability, and corporate progress. CMMS is the best tool you have for gathering, analyzing, and reporting data about your equipment and your team.
    • Learn how smart, proactive maintenance managers are taking advantage of CMMS data to forecast, manage, and monitor maintenance activities.
       
  3. Your maintenance team doesn’t have easy access to your software. Back in the day, it was common to limit software access to a few people. Today cloud computing helps organizations get applications up and running faster (often immediately) while reducing onsite implementation and management costs. It also virtually eliminates the need for highly skilled, expensive internal IT teams.
    • Decide if cloud-based CMMS is right for you.
       
  4. You need reports that your software can’t provide. Your CMMS should be set up to answer the questions that matter to you—and to your boss. Those reports help you make decisions based on hard evidence, instead of perceptions or assumptions. Best of all, the cumulative nature of CMMS data means you can ask different questions in the future—ones you might not even think about today.
    • Discover what CMMS reports can tell you about your maintenance operations.
       
  5. You team is spending more time working around the software than working with the software. Maintenance techs usually excel at finding ways to work around problems—it’s a skill that comes in handy when making repairs. But it’s not good when they’re working around problems with your CMMS software.
    • Read more about the ways your old software costs too much.
       
  6. Your team is doing too much data entry, or data reentry. Improved integration with external data sources means CMMS software can collect data from building automation systems as well as from meters, PLCs, and gauges on the factory floor. In fact, a modern CMMS, properly integrated, can use data from virtually any source to feed its alerts, alarms, and reports.
    • Find out how easy data integration can be.

Today’s powerful CMMS software can make maintenance tasks more manageable for you and your organization—getting you up and running in a matter of days and at a far more affordable cost. That means your maintenance team can focus on what is really important—getting the job done.

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