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How planned preventative maintenance software benefits enterprises

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Planned preventative maintenance software helps enterprise organizations do a better job of preventing costly breakdowns and downtime. These CMMS systems take several forms including traditional client-server software and web-based solutions. In either case, the benefits of using planned preventative maintenance software are numerous. Below are just a few of the many benefits CMMS systems deliver:

  • Improved work flows - CMMS systems are computerized, making it possible to fine-tune and optimize maintenance processes for maximum efficiency. In addition, many processes can be automated ensuring that work orders get generated and parts get ordered in a timely fashion.

  • Better asset management - Computerized maintenance management systems allow organization to track all assets including buildings, vehicles, elevators, lift equipment, manufacturing equipment, robotic equipment, storage systems, and more. Detailed service records and asset information are just a click away.

  • Better communication / scheduling - Because preventative maintenance can be scheduled and managers alerted in advance, planned preventative maintenance software helps to facilitate communication. Managers can work with those affected by the service to arrange the most convenient time for service to take place. Centralized service schedules and alerts can also be used to ensure that everyone knows which assets need to be serviced and when.

  • Fewer service delays - CMMS systems often include detailed supply, parts, and labor hour lists for various types of service calls. For example, when generating a work order for an oil change, the planned preventative maintenance software could generate a list of necessary supplies such as oil, oil filters, and air filters. Depending on the software's features, it could also remove these items from existing inventory or automatically order them from one of the enterprise's preferred suppliers. As a result, fewer service calls would be delayed because the parts were not on hand or ordered.

  • Less equipment downtime - Preventative maintenance is used to keep equipment running at its best and prevent problems from occurring. Using planned preventative maintenance software helps to ensure that the work is prioritized. It can also be used to schedule preventative maintenance at an optimal time. For example, if manufacturing equipment requires a once-per-month service call that typically takes 8 hours to complete, maintenance managers can work with manufacturing managers to determine the best 8-hour window each month based on production schedules.

  • Lower costs - Preventative maintenance is well known for its ability to prevent costly breakdowns. By prioritizing preventative maintenance with planned preventative maintenance software, you can expect fewer breakdowns and lower repair costs.

  • Smarter purchase decisions - CMMS systems contain a vast amount of information about the enterprise's assets and can be used to generate detailed reports. When an asset must be replaced, you can use this information to determine its exact cost of ownership as well as compare that cost with similar assets. These cost of ownership figures can help you make smarter decisions when the time comes to replace assets.

Planned preventative maintenance software allows enterprise organizations to manage their assets and plan maintenance more efficiently. The benefits include improved work flows, less downtime, reduced costs, better communication, fewer delays, and smarter purchase decisions - and more!

Martin Beckett is the author of this article about planned preventative maintenance software. He is an expert in the manufacturing industry and has experience using different maintenance software program. Martin gathered resources from the website of eMaint EU, a CMMS and maintenance software provider, to write this article, to learn more about maintenance management visit this website: http://emaint.eu

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