CMMS articles and publications

Explore a wealth of CMMS articles and publications on maintenance and asset management trends and best practices. Just looking to kick the tires a bit? Go ahead and take it for a spin.

Where is your CMMS data stored and is it physically safe?

June 2015 – CMMS systems hosted on the Internet (the Cloud) are becoming more and more common. But is your maintenance data safe when it is hosted on the Cloud and how does this compare to maintenance data stored on a local computer?

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Software Advice Mobile CMMS Software Userview 2014

December, 2014 (Software Advice) – Software Advice surveyed mobile CMMS users to learn about the benefits and pain points they experience when using mobile CMMS technology in order to inform potential buyers’ purchasing decisions. This report explores the most important functions of these systems, and which device(s) may lead to the greatest increase in efficiency for maintenance professionals….

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MRO Guy Podcast 019: Building Your MRO Network and Meet Marc Castel with Maintenance Assistant

December 1, 2014 (The SBL Group) – This episode discusses expanding your MRO skills and connections. We also share the story behind the MAPS Conference and how it came to be, and we meet Marc Castel with Maintenance Assistant and hear the history of their CMMS…

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Be Proactive to Break the Vicious Cycle of Maintenance

September 4, 2014 (American Machinist) – According to manufacturing engineering experts, to achieve best-in-class maintenance standards, 85% of all machine maintenance activities should be planned in advance. By planning maintenance, operators can circumvent breakdowns or in many cases, identify the major issues before they turn into something more serious…

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Improve Maintenance with the Internet

November 25, 2014 (Reliable Plant) – Every day we are hearing more and more about the Internet of things (IOT), the next generation of the Internet, but what exactly does it mean? Essentially, the Internet of things is the interconnection of everyday devices to the Internet…

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Four Steps to Drive Value from your CMMS Data

October 7, 2014 (maintworld) – Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) will improve plant performance and efficiency if it is employed correctly. Make sure you focus on right things…

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The Evolution of Affordability and Accessibility in CMMS Software

August 21, 2014 (American Machinist) – The relatively short history of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems shows the rapid expansion of its availability and functionality — and helps to identify buyers’ priorities as the next generation emerges…

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Equipment maintenance using CMMS

August 1, 2014 (African Mining Brief) – Like any asset intensive industry, it is vital that critical mining assets are kept in good working order and ready to function when needed. Unplanned maintenance costs 3-9 times more than planned maintenance; mainly due to overtime-labor costs, collateral damage, emergency parts and service call outs, so maintenance needs to be planned proactively so issues can be identified before they turn into something more serious…

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Maintenance CMMS System

July 31, 2014 (Master Brewers Association of the Americas) – Last week, Jeffrey O’Brien from Maintenance Assistant Inc in Toronto, gave a talk to the Master Brewers Association of Ontario on maintenance and the value of using CMMS software in the brewing industry…

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12 Ways to Use a Smartphone as a Maintenance Tool

July 30, 2014 (Reliable Plant) – In the past few years, the cellphone has evolved from a humble gadget used to make calls and check emails into a sophisticated device with features and functionality that can transform the way maintenance is performed…

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Why Training is Key for a CMMS Implementation

July 2, 2014 (Reliable Plant) – Approximately 70 percent of all computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) implementations fail primarily due to poor data and lack of training…

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Four Ways a CMMS Can Help an Organization Reduce Its Impact on the Environment

(Reliability Web) – Polar vortices across the United States, floods across Great Britain, hurricanes in the Philippines…what is happening with the weather these days? There is no doubt weather patterns are changing, with nine of the 10 warmest years on record occurring in the last decade…

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Instant Spare Parts via Additive Manufacturing

April 22, 2014 (Buildings) – 3D printing may seem like a direct challenge to established manufacturing processes – but the more likely direction is that producers and OEMs will optimize the new capabilities to operate more efficiently…

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Understanding “Big Data” for Manufacturing & Maintenance

March 19, 2014 (American Machinist) – It won’t be long before data is as important to manufacturing as labor and capital. Know how to use it wisely…

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8 Ways a CMMS Benefits Facility Managers

March 17, 2014 (Buildings) – A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a valuable tool that can help facility managers effectively execute an asset management strategy…

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8 Advantages of Cloud-Based CMMS Software

March 7, 2014 (Plant Engineering & Maintenance) – The advantages of CMMS software are well documented in thousands maintenance books and Internet articles, however, the benefits of cloud-based CMMS over traditional on premise CMMS are less well known…

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Maximize Asset Availability, Reliability By Minimizing Equipment Failures

March, 2014 (American Machinist) – Well-executed asset management will extend the economic life of capital equipment, increase system availability, and reduce maintenance-related costs. Make 2014 the year for preventive maintenance…

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Data Center Facilities Maintenance – It’s Time to Change the Culture!

Feb 4, 2014 (The Data Center Journal) – Asset management can have a significant impact on the operational performance and profitability of an asset intensive organization so it has become a hot topic in recent years. It is no longer about fixing assets when then break but rather about employing…

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Google Glass: An Enhanced Maintenance Vision

February, 2014 (MRO Magazine) – How will your maintenance department complete its work orders in three years’ time? Google Glass is one highly probably new solution…

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Advantages of Cloud-Based CMMS

February 26, 2014 (Reliable Plant) – The advantages of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software are well-documented in thousands of maintenance books and Internet articles…

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The Sky’s the Limit for MRO Spares

February 5, 2014 (Reliable Plant) – No doubt you’ve seen the recent news reports featuring Amazon’s Prime Air delivery drones. The idea is to get items ordered off into customers’ hands within 30 minutes…

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Four Technologies That Are Poised To Disrupt The MRO Spares Industry

February, 2014 (PRWEB) – Maintenance Assistant provides key technology components that will help to re-shape the MRO spares industry and liberate millions of dollars from obsolete spare parts.

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7 Tips for Managing Preventive Maintenance Data Centers

January, 2014 (Data Center Knowledge) – Those data centers that don’t carry out planned and preventative maintenance have an increased risk of asset failure. Here are seven tips for first class preventive maintenance at your data center…

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Creating Competitive Advantages with CMMS Software

January 22, 2014 (Reliable Plant) – The modern manufacturing business is located in multiple locations throughout the world to get close to target markets or to take advantage of local talent or natural resources…

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