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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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7 Key Questions to Ask About a CMMS Vendor Before Investing

Choosing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is not a simple process.

Many times, the focus of the selection will stay on the solution itself. The CMMS project team may answer questions like:

  • Will the features meet all the needs of the organization?
  • How will the data be stored?
  • Is the system flexible enough to handle my business as it grows?

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Top Benefits of Integrating CMMS with an ERP System

It’s no secret that software systems benefit businesses of all types, especially those in manufacturing. In fact, manufacturing output has reached a record high thanks to software advancements like robotics and automation.

These facts prove that adoption of manufacturing software has resulted in higher productivity and output, and lower production costs across the industry. But, don’t stop while you’re ahead; there are many more ways to capture productivity improvements. Continue reading

Top 5 CMMS Features for Facility Managers

Facility managers have a lot on their plate. From planning maintenance strategies to setting budgets to satisfying work order requests, the priorities and tasks seem endless.

With the help of a CMMS, managers can improve the facility’s asset health, team efficiencies and downtime, reducing headaches and freeing up large amounts of time. A CMMS has five features that will alleviate a facility manager’s stress by improving day-to-day tasks and team processes. Read on to learn how. Continue reading

Is Reactive Maintenance the Norm?

What You Can Learn from 450+ Facilities Maintenance Professionals

Does your facility rely on a maintenance strategy in which assets are only serviced if downtime occurs? If so, you may be stuck in the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” scenario of reactive maintenance.

Reactive maintenance negatively impacts employee morale, productivity and job safety. Continue reading