Chances are mostly high that if you’re the kind of person who has not invested in a computerized maintenance management system or more commonly known as CMMS, then you’re most probably still using an Excel-based system to take care of your maintenance schedules.
However, since your present system is still working for you, this might not seem like a big deal for you. You can try and shift to a CMMS solution and go completely digital as this can be a big step that takes you towards digitizing your maintenance and helping in making your facility a lot more cheaper, efficient and effective.
There are various maintenance teams that I’ve come across that slide into the habit of breaking their heads when there’s a sudden unexpected breakdown. What they don’t do is, taking the time to think about a change of scenario or come up with an alternative plan that would help in avoiding the inconvenience altogether.
Shifting to preventive maintenance
Instead of mindlessly reacting to a breakdown, why don’t you plan something that is preventive? Work along with your team to figure out a preventive maintenance plan and try to focus on repairing a machine well in advance, before it breaks. This way you will not have to rack your brains for fixing it later on. A CMMS solution is a lot more reliable and trustworthy when compared to archaic models of tracking maintenance with the help of a calendar. Scheduled maintenance will become a lot more easy to do with the help of CMMS systems. The technician will be able to spot all the issue as soon as he logs in to the console.
Setting your priorities straight
Chances are that, you don’t always have the right resources to help what you need to get done 100% of the time. During tough times like these, if you have a CMMS with you, it will give the maintenance management an overall view as to the list of all the assigned tasks and orders, their in-progress jobs so that you will be able to eventually figure out your priorities and thereby act in a similar manner.
Meeting the compliance standards
CMMS software is one of the easiest and best ways to help your business in successfully passing audits over time and meeting various compliance metrics and other certification requirements as per your local law. Since the software keeps a detailed database of all the procedures and assets that help in running the system perfectly, you will be able to comply with all the requirements of client maintenance and thus government regulations, passing audits and also the quality for savings in the insurance policy.