Create, assign and monitor work orders for your maintenance and repair staff. Review reports of staff productivity and match jobs to subject matter experts.
Allow any employee (or just a select group of employees) to submit problem reports of machines that need repair or adjustment.
Create and manage an inventory of spare parts and supplies, and receive alerts when supply or part levels get low.
Order replacement parts and supplies within the system, and automatically add the part levels to inventory upon delivery.
This the crucial feature for many organizations. Find problem assets, determine replacement part failure rates by manufacturer, calculate repair cost per machine and more. Many solutions include dashboards and other management-friendly features to quickly grasp the state of the maintenance system, including outstanding work orders and recurring requests for service.
Stop fighting fires and paying costly overtime to bring crucial machines back online. Instead, create maintenance schedules and create work orders automatically to repair machines before they break.
Asset History & Regulatory Compliance
Track every repair, upgrade, service or modification made to an asset, and achieve ISO 9000 compliance when you implement a CMMS.
Some CMMS software solutions are highly configurable - allowing you to toggle certain features and menus on and off, to create your own custom menus, and to re-label fields within the software with your organization’s own nomenclature. However, other CMMS require you to conform to the workflows and terminology the vendor designed and optimized the software for.
Additionally, look for a CMMS solution that includes an API so that it can connect to machine sensors, financial systems, or existing ERP systems at your company. These integrations allow the CMMS to track equipment meter reads over time, make staff aware of possible problems, or even create service requests automatically based on predefined conditions you set.
Finally, even if your CMMS isn’t configurable and doesn’t include an API, look for one that supports mobile use. Instead of deploying computer terminals every twenty (or one hundred and twenty) feet on the factory floor, equip your staff with smartphones or tablets. This enables opening a service request right next to the machine, re-assigning priority work orders to staff in real time (no need to wait until they come back to the office), and enables staff to complete work orders - and input all the details of the repair - right into the CMMS system while they’re standing next to the machine.