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3 Ways to See Higher ROI from Your CMMS

There is a major problem that maintenance professionals face when they try to implement a computerized maintenance management solution (CMMS). This issue prevents them from truly unlocking a CMMS’ potential and getting the full ROI they expect from these systems.  

The cause of these woes is lack of visibility. Even if an organization implements a CMMS, maintenance teams don’t benefit unless as many assets, activities and work orders as possible are visible in the system. And we have the data to prove it. 

In the 2017 State of CMMS Report, Maintenance Connection surveyed 1,000+ maintenance professionals on their operations. Spanning 10 industries, the insights give an invaluable look into how improved visibility translates into significant performance gains for maintenance teams.   Continue reading

Introducing Maintenance Connection’s 2017 State of CMMS Report [Free Download]

Introducing the 2017 State of CMMS Report, an exclusive look at the maintenance operations of 1,000+ maintenance professionals. The report reveals how maintenance pros lower costs, reduce downtime and maximize their CMMS investments. It’s data you can’t find anywhere else. With it, pros at organizations of any size can improve their maintenance operations. Continue reading

3 Ways CMMS Improves Government Budget and Regulation Management

Managing public sector maintenance is no small feat or cost. Over nearly 60 years, federal, state and local governments have spent more than $2 trillion on operations, maintenance, and water and wastewater infrastructure.

With tight budgets, strict regulations and citizens’ lives that depend on the uptime of critical assets, governments need a smart maintenance strategy to ensure a proper workflow.

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Why Maintenance Connection Created the Annual CMMS Score Report

How do you use your CMMS?

Have you recently started noticing that your maintenance team may be lagging, and you need a system to keep communication organized and visible? Or, are you far past implementation, and you’re ready to prove the tool has decreased downtime and saved on overall costs?

No matter what stage of the CMMS usage phase you’re in, you’re ahead of any team that is unaware of the power of the platform. That’s because a CMMS solution is proven to decrease asset downtime, extend machine life, improve the work order tracking process, implement preventive maintenance schedules, and provide bottom-line cost savings. Continue reading

Why CMMS Implementation Matters

A great idea is useful. But do you know what’s actually valuable? Executing that idea.

For instance, great idea: use a CMMS solution to improve your maintenance operations. But completing effective CMMS implementation across your organization and its assets? That’s much more valuable—and a little more involved.

The best CMMS solutions improve asset uptime, work order tracking and labor productivity by digitally organizing assets and notifications. While these systems might seem like magic, they don’t magically set themselves up. They require implementation. Continue reading

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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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

How L’Oréal Improved Asset Life and Performance Reporting with a CMMS [Case Study]

With five major manufacturing facilities and 15 distribution centers in the U.S. alone, L’Oréal has thousands of employees to keep track of—not to mention assets. At a time of high growth, the company recognized its need for better maintenance management.

L’Oréal sought out an easy-to-use solution to help maintain the lifespan of its equipment and track asset health, so they chose Maintenance Connection’s CMMS. Continue reading

How Lucky Eagle Casino Reduced Maintenance Costs with a CMMS

Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance in the hospitality industry, especially for casinos. Vegas Inc states that the revenue of a casino comes from more than gambling—it depends heavily on the non-gaming experiences like operations.

As the operations of a casino become more elaborate thanks to today’s technology, there’s an even stronger need for smart maintenance. That’s because a casino’s customer satisfaction depends on the health of thousands of assets within—from slot machines to behind-the-scene equipment like lights and HVAC systems. Continue reading

Happy Holidays from the Maintenance Connection Team: 2016 Get Together Recap

With the holiday season quickly approaching and another year coming to an end, we’d like to take the time to reflect on 2016. This was a big year for the Maintenance Connection team: We welcomed our new CEO, volunteered in cities across the country, enjoyed team-building activities this summer, and spent time with our customers in Baltimore. Continue reading

How Stanford University Medical Center Saved 50,000 Sheets of Paper by Making One Maintenance Change [VIDEO]

The number of assets within a healthcare facility is only growing, as more technology and medical devices are developed to improve patient care. In fact, in the number of assets patients are surrounded by has grown from only eight in 1995 to now more than 13. And, that’s just within a patient’s room.

The maintenance team knows the struggles with the growing amount of assets in healthcare facilities, as downtime negatively impacts day-to-day labor costs, expenses incurred from lack of productivity and, most importantly, patient care. Continue reading

3 Types of Maintenance Strategies and When to Implement Each [WEBINAR]

We’ve all heard the old saying, “Work smarter, not harder.” This carries over to the maintenance industry, one field that is in constant search of ways to decrease asset downtime without increasing the needed manpower.

But without broadening our range of strategies, how can any maintenance team improve if they’re following old, reactive ways? As FacilitiesNet states, one of the hardest parts of implementing a new maintenance strategy is simply getting started. Continue reading

3 Ways a Healthcare CMMS Creates a Cleaner, Healthier Environment

For healthcare facilities or hospitals, patient health, care and safety is paramount. Patient comfort and satisfaction depends on the reliability of equipment, machines, and technology used by physicians and staff.

It’s the duty of the maintenance team to keep all devices and machines in working condition, as patients’ lives and facility compliance depend on it. This means there’s no room for asset downtime or the chance of inventory stockout due to emergency requests. Continue reading