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How Hospitals Diminish Asset Downtime and Improve Patient Care with CMMS

One of the greatest challenges hospitals face is asset management. Since the quality of care depends on the uptime of assets that save lives every day, a smart management strategy is a critical task for maintenance. The best asset management plans help to extend asset life, monitor critical machine performance and reduce costly downtime, all of which translate to better patient care.

For hospital maintenance technicians, using computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) helps support operations across entire healthcare organizations. Those with complete systems in place have less asset downtime to tend to, which allows physicians to focus more on the quality of patient care.

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3 CMMS Features that Improve Government Maintenance

When it comes to managing maintenance for local, state and federal organizations in the public sector, there’s nothing more important than ensuring uptime, reliability and responsible resource management.

Because governments work to serve the people, an effective maintenance strategy enabled by a CMMS helps organizations to increase asset visibility, improve work order management and diminish asset downtime. Continue reading

4 Ways Automotive Manufacturers Can Improve Processes with a CMMS

The frequency of recalls in recent years has contributed to a significant, yet unnecessary expense for automotive manufacturers. U.S. vehicle recalls hit an all-time high this decade, reaching a record of 51.2 million vehicles over 868 separate recalls.

As automakers strive to develop cleaner, safer, smarter and more energy-efficient vehicles, manufacturers need visibility into the supply chain and production process. To mitigate risk, automotive manufacturers turn to computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) to streamline operations and improve internal communications. Continue reading

What Does Successful CMMS Implementation Look Like?

Ready for a shocking statistic? According to Software Advice, approximately 80 to 90% of all computerized management system (CMMS) implementations fail.

Why? CMMS failure can be attributed to poorly defined goals, lack of leadership buy-in, deficient training, a non-intuitive user experience, and more.

For more than 15 years, we’ve worked hand-in-hand with customers on successful CMMS implementations. We’ve tackled the common challenges above, updated our product per user feedback, and focused resources on customer success.

And the result: thousands of successful implementations—from enterprise to smaller shops—and a 98% overall customer satisfaction and project success rating.

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3 Ways a CMMS Streamlines a Healthcare Facility’s Record Keeping

The maintenance team works throughout a hospital or healthcare facility to improve efficiency in the delivery of patient care every day.

Because regulations play a major role in the industry, healthcare organizations must keep accurate records on patients, assets and overall maintenance efforts to demonstrate compliance and reduce operating costs. To deliver high-quality care and improve the patient experience, healthcare facilities rely on a CMMS to make the entire record keeping process easier and more efficient. Continue reading

What CMMS Costs Should I Plan For?

When purchasing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), most people only consider the initial costs. However, to effectively create a budget for the solution, and gain critical buy-ins from senior management and end-users, you need to look at both initial and long-term costs. Continue reading

3 CMMS Features Facility Managers Should Rely on for Inventory Management

Managing inventory is a labor-intensive task that requires accuracy and efficiency. Statistics show that sales representatives typically spend 65% of their time on non-customer facing activities, such as inventory control.

As consumer demands change and inventory levels fluctuate, inventory management within a facility is critical for staying ahead of the market—and competition. Continue reading

How Maintenance Managers Extend Asset Life and Decrease Downtime with CMMS

The manufacturing industry is the sixth largest employer in the United States. In 2016, the manufacturing industry contributed $2.1 trillion to the economy. Because of this, a solid maintenance strategy is critical for manufacturing facilities to perform at peak performance and meet customer demands.

Unplanned downtime in the delivery and production process can cost maintenance managers significant time and money.

With a CMMS, maintenance managers can perform routine maintenance throughout the manufacturing plant that extends asset life, and prevents and predicts equipment failures. Continue reading

3 Top Sessions to Attend at NFMT Baltimore 2017

How do you stay on top of trends and updates in the maintenance industry? For many, attending the National Facilities Management & Technology Conference (NFMT) is a chance to network with maintenance peers and listen to top industry experts discuss the trends and tech that will lead the industry. 

Hosted by Building Operating Management, NFMT takes place on March 7-9, and it’s the largest (free!) conference and product expo for facilities professionals.

Are you attending NFMT ’17 Baltimore? Don’t forget to stop and meet the Maintenance Connection team! We’ll be at booth 1910.
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How Medical Device Manufacturers Prove Compliance with CMMS

Every day, healthcare professionals rely on medical devices that diagnose, treat, prevent and cure medical conditions and diseases. Hospital managers and medical device manufacturers partner to ensure that each part is compliant with regulatory standards.  

For medical device manufacturers, using a computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) is a must. Those with complete systems in place see decreased medical device-related accidents and improved efficiencies.
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