The Essential Features of a CMMS

Shopping for a CMMS can be intimidating. You have to navigate the many features and services a CMMS offers while considering your businesses’ needs. Luckily, Ashcom Technologies prides itself on keeping things simple and easy to understand. We’re here to be your Sherpa, guiding you through the vast and intimidating mountainside of maintenance software. Read below for a list of absolute must-have features in a CMMS.

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Work Order

The Work Order module in a CMMS grants the user the ability to schedule maintenance or repairs on equipment and then assign them to employees.

Work Orders make for a better organized business; they provide records of assigned tasks, are easily located by an assigned code, and also provide relevant information to the assigned employee.

Preventative Maintenance

Speaking of scheduling, to ensure you get the most coin out of your incredibly valuable assets you’ll want to make sure your CMMS has a Preventative Maintenance feature. Preventative Maintenance allows you to register assets, say for example a rocket ship, create maintenance schedules for your rocket ship, and then also track the cost of maintaining your rocket ship.

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Inventory Management

If you’re building rocket ships maintaining those valuable assets can save your company an incredible amount of money. The same goes for tracking your inventory.

It also saves you from an incredible number of headaches as it’ll allow you to track parts, equipment, and tools including the quantity, location, and cost.

 

Vendor/Purchase Order

A good CMMS will undoubtedly save your organization a lot of cash. The Purchase Order feature will help you spend it! This module allows you to keep track of vendors, invoices, issue and automate purchase orders, authorize shipping, and keep track of all past purchase orders.

A huge component of maintenance is being well prepared with tools, equipment, and parts. The Purchase Order feature allows you to do just that.

Timecard

You’ve kept tabs on your equipment, tools, parts, purchase orders, vendors, and just about everything else in your maintenance department. Now you need a way to schedule your most important asset, the people!

A Timecard feature allows you to create schedules for your employees and track where labor hours are spent.

There you have it; the must-have features in a CMMS that’ll have the biggest impact on your maintenance department. We told you we’d keep it simple! Once you have these features implemented into your organization, you’ll be building rocket ships in no time.

Maintec 2017 Recap

Maintec 2017 was a huge success! And we had such an incredible time! From the people to the lectures, we saw first hand why it is the UK’s largest maintenance, plant and asset management show. Our favorite part of exhibiting at Maintec is the number of familiar faces we see and are able to catch up with, as well as meeting maintenance professionals for the first time and discussing their operations. Thank you to all of our clients that stopped by to pay us a visit! We’re looking forward to several new companies joining the MaintiMizer family of users and watching the improvements that are made with the help of MaintiMizer!

It’s Training Day!

Welcom MaintiMizer Trainees

Today is the first day of our Spring Training session and we are excited to host several MaintiMizer Users from all over the country! If you were unable to attend this session, but know that some additional training could benefit you, make sure you’re registered for the fall training session September 12-15! It’s never too early to plan for positive changes, register today!

Welcome Sherri!

Ashcom recently added talent to our sales and business development department. We are looking forward to positive changes continued client satisfaction. Welcome Sherri! If you’d like to read more about Sherri, please read the full story on our press release page.

MaintiMizer Training

We’ve finished up another successful week of MaintiMizer training, thank you to all those that attended! We love having you come into our ‘home’ and focus on learning the finer points of MaintiMizer. It means you will be able to better navigate the MaintiMizer system and utilize it to the fullest.

Regardless of what type of software you are using, chances are you are using it in a very limited way. Most people learn how to do what they need to and stop there. You’ve invested in MaintiMizer as a product that can help you better manage your maintenance department. You probably have equipment/assets in the system and are tracking Work Orders and Preventative Maintenance Work Orders with MaintiMizer, but MaintiMizer can do so much more! Maybe the time is now to move past the bread & butter functions of MaintiMizer and dig deep into what else it can do to make your operation more successful. Read more

Maintec 2016 Recap

We’ve just returned from Maintec, and we had such an incredible time! From the people to the lectures, we saw first hand why it is the UK’s largest maintenance, plant and asset management show. Our favorite part of exhibiting at Maintec is the number of familiar faces we see and are able to catch up with, as well as meeting maintenance professionals for the first time and discussing their operations. We’re looking forward to several new companies joining the MaintiMizer family of users and watching the improvements that are made with the help of MaintiMizer!

Tomorrow’s the BIG Day: Maintec 2016

Maintec 2016 is finally here! We’ve been waiting all year for this exciting show and we’ve spent the morning setting up our booth so we’re ready to greet you tomorrow. Maintec continues to be THE industry event for visitors to see the latest technology providing cost-cutting solutions, increasing productivity and higher ROI for their business.

Be sure to visit us at booth M319, we are looking forward to see you over the next few days!

We’re Packing Our Bags for Maintec 2016

Maintec is only a week away and we are finishing up our preparations and getting ready to board the plane! We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s show. We’re ready to meet up with familiar faces we haven’t seen in a while and meet new contacts in the maintenance world and hear about their experiences. Be sure to look us up at booth M319, see you there!

If you haven’t preregistered, click here to attend for free!

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