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If your maintenance team are struggling with continuous requests, they will benefit from Computer Maintenance Management Software (CMMS). Without a task priority list, machines and equipment will not be repaired based on priority but by the order of when the request was made. This lack of priority will impact productivity throughout your business and affects the bottom line. By having CMMS software you can avoid downtime, save money, achieve compliance and help your business be more efficient and productive.

Manage staff more efficiently

CMMS software allows you to accurately track how long tasks take, enabling you to make sure there are appropriate staffing levels to match workload and help decrease costs. This data enables manufacturers to determine how many members of staff are needed at particular times, if they need to do overtime or if additional employees are required. Business critical computerised maintenance management software helps make sure high priority work is completed, as well as ensuring lower priority tasks are addressed. 

A key feature of CMMS software is the ability to have automated schedules for current employees and contract workers. Insight reporting software will determine which employees are efficient at certain tasks and assist adjusting workload accordingly. Awareness of repair times, means benchmarks can be created for your business.

Benefits of a CMMS 

  • Maximise labour resources with better planning and scheduling 
  • Reduce time spent manually inputting data
  • Make it easier to create reports for business benchmarking 

Achieve and maintain regulatory compliance 

There are several laws and regulations manufacturers need to follow to insure they are following correct health and safety standards. Failure to do so will incur costly penalties. Safety is important for the business and must be a certainty for staff and the equipment they use. With CMMS software accidents and health and safety risks are reduced massively, as equipment is regularly checked and maintenance procedures remain consistent. It also helps businesses adhere to health and safety regulations with ease, helping them to avoid problems, and penalties, which often occur following failure to continue compliance.

Maintain your assets

Another way CMMS software can save businesses money is with asset maintenance.

  • Keeps equipment in fully working order for longer, assets will provide a great return on your investment. 
  • Scheduled inspections of equipment ensures it works at optimum levels, providing insight into how much longer you can use it for. 
  • A well maintained asset will last far longer than anticipated and negate the need to spend money on new equipment.

Less Downtime

We know any downtime is extremely costly to your business and CMMS software helps establish preventative maintenance protocols to make a less frequent occurrence. When such measures are in place it means you reduce the cost of lost production and minimise the amount of time your staff aren’t being productive.

Can you imagine the savings you would be making if more hours were spent producing instead of waiting? To get an idea, estimate the amount of unplanned downtime in your business last month. Now multiply that figure by the potential revenue you make per hour and multiply that by twelve to get a figure for the whole year. How does it look? How much did you lose? Surprised? We’d love to know!

If you would like to find out more about how the OpsBase CMMS software platform can help your business save money, get in touch with a member of our team by requesting a free trial and demo

Carmelo Ruggieri

Content Marketing Executive

Carmelo has years of experience in marketing, loves of all things tech and is a regular contributor to the OpsBase blog. He enjoys writing almost as much as he enjoys eating crunchy peanut butter and is likely to be found doing one or the other at any given point in time.

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