CMMS technology: A real win for business enterprises

With advances in CMMS, engineering and maintenance managers in commercial institutions have easy access to software solutions and different other tools, which addresses the concerns of inventory, productivity, scheduling of tasks and management of work orders.

Nevertheless, amidst all this popularity, business managers still fail to recognise the signs and signals which let them decide that this is the time to upgrade, optimise and restore the CMMS. Read on to know more on this.

What are the common CMMS issues that need to be spotted?

As per various studies, around 60-80% of the implementation of CMMS projects fails due to several reasons. There are cases where businesses and companies implement a
CMMS system but they never use it, but there are some others who may utilise it for few months and later on abandon it since it doesn’t live up to their expectations. Check out few more CMMS trouble spots which should be instantly recognised.

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Incompatible with other applications: Often times it has been seen that the CMMS fails to work in accordance with other applications of the company. For the facility staff, the maintenance department is usually the least priority.

This implies that the purchasing, accounting and management software with which the CMMS previously connected has optimised but the CMMS hasn’t changed.

Unable to adjust with evolving needs: Lack of flexibility is yet another problem with CMMS as the system fails to adapt to the ever-evolving needs. A system won’t allow global alterations to present data. For instance, when a technician quits, the manager may wish to allot a project manager his tasks. But due to the fact that the CMMS doesn’t have to replace functionality, the manager may have to alter the name of the technician manually.

Inability to modify things: All departments will require making changes to the CMMS to make it an effective solution and boost the efficiency of the technicians.

However, it is sad to note that the department can’t make any changes since either the vendor is not willing or because he demands a pretty high price. Hence, the incapability of personalising a CMMS is one of the biggest roadblocks that can be faced by a manager.

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Data that is often inaccessible: Managers are often not able to receive the information which they want or in the format which they’re looking for. This is an obstacle which keeps the business managers from carrying on analysis of data. So, basically, this is a signal which prompts that there is a lack of a worthy report writer.

Inability to move: The businesses wish to move towards mobile technology. Adapting a paperless work management system leveraging hand-held devices will
help save a lot of money and would offer appropriate data.

If the reader is familiar with any online marketing blog, they will come across such topics on technology and its rapid expansion. Make sure to spot the errors of CMMS and take immediate steps to upgrade it.

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Nick Ismail

Nick Ismail is a former editor for Information Age (from 2018 to 2022) before moving on to become Global Head of Brand Journalism at HCLTech. He has a particular interest in smart technologies, AI and...

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