Why is maintenance scheduling software so cost effective?
Simple; because it does so much more than just schedule. Quality maintenance scheduling software generates detailed work orders that are fully integrated with the:
- staff carrying them out
- supplies needed
- specifications of the equipment
All of this is stored securely in the Cloud, and accessible in real time to all participants. And software never forgets.
Here are three ways to avoid hassle and save money with maintenance scheduling software:
1 – Preventative Maintenance (PM), cuts costly downtime and repairs
Whether you run a theme park or a kindergarten, you know how expensive downtime is. Many amusement parks use our custom CMMS software to keep themselves up and running, but far too many organizations feel they “can’t afford PM”, or they just don’t get around to it.
Having your daycare’s furnace give in the middle of winter and having to phone 150 parents to pick up their children is called “learning the hard way.” The easy way is to use maintenance scheduling software to predict your PM costs in advance, set an accurate budget number, and actually get around to your preventative maintenance.
2 – Coordinate your staff, equipment and supplies with integrated work orders
Traditional paper and verbal maintenance scheduling just doesn’t have the size and computing power to integrate all the important players in maintenance. High-quality maintenance scheduling software is fully integrated with work orders, inventory, maintenance records, and reports.
Now we aren’t just getting the technician to the job site on time, we’re providing them with real-time access to all the spare parts they might need, the entire service history of the equipment, manuals, and any special information that the maintenance technicians might have learned by trial and error in the past.
3 – Create a feedback resource from each work order and save all that crucial information
As any maintenance worker knows, “the devil is in the details.” Over its lifetime, equipment picks up knocks and bumps, undergoes repairs, and absorbs after-market replacement parts. When older equipment goes on the blink during a holiday, local staff will say, “Call Harry, he’s the only one who can get that thing to work properly.”
Should maintenance be needed when “Harry” is on vacation, you’re now covered because your maintenance scheduling software is integrated with the work orders and equipment information. Not to mention, Harry will have actually taken a picture of the unusual situation, and added a caption to explain the solution. That vital information gets saved, and sometimes, so does Christmas!
One smart system, 3 ways to save money.
The integration of staff, supplies, equipment, and time is the secret of saving money with maintenance scheduling software. Add in the key factors of preserving crucial information, and enabling preventative maintenance, and you are saving big.
But make sure your software is quick and easy to set up, runs lightning fast, and fits on any device. If it can run on any platform, you will not only have it in your pocket with you wherever you go, but you will be able to communicate detailed information to others by pulling out an iPad. You can even throw yearly reports up on the big screen in the boardroom so everyone can see how using maintenance scheduling software saved you all that money.