Improving maintenance operations to positively affect the bottom line is hard. Regardless of whether you’re running a large factory or a smaller scale operation, adopting automatic processes are clearly needed to carry on being competitive.
Maintenance managers face a challenge to keep up with an ever-changing industry, where new trends form and economic demands become ever more, whilst having the necessity to be fully aware of profit margins and ROI. Ultimately, it’s contributed to many businesses investing in Computer Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) to help manage their maintenance department.
How CMMS software cuts maintenance costs.
Bring teams together
CMMS systems bring teams closer together than ever before and allows managers to set tasks, communicate issues and be in touch with their staff at all times in a way that’s unprecedented. Want to see how many tasks have been completed on a certain shift? You can. Need to make your team aware of a sudden issue? No problem. Want all that information right now, on the device you’re reading this on? You can easily do that too. All your staff, whenever you need to communicate with them, in one place at all times.
Reduce losses in productivity
Sudden and unexpected downtime is a detriment to manufacturers financially and in terms of long standing clients not having work delivered on time. When you’re using a CMMS, repairs can be done at ideal times to make sure productivity doesn’t take as much of a hit.
Waste no time when reporting issues
As with having unprecedented levels of communication with your team, you have access to your data whenever you need it. When your workforce enters information into the CMMS, it becomes immediately available for all team members. Work orders are submitted as soon as issues arise and relevant team members are assigned to the task. Gone will be the need to make phone calls or deliver paperwork. All things slowing down the business and holding up the job.
Information is more accessible
The backbone of all that’s positive about using a CMMS system like the OpsBase is how close we make even the largest businesses. And that’s because we make every task and every employee so easy to access whether they’re on another site or in the field. A mobile enabled CMMS means staff can receive and complete work orders and tasks, create new ones, make updates to labour hours and make any important notes with information colleagues need to know. By freeing up maintenance staff from filling out paperwork, it provides them with more time to do the actual work the business needs them to do.
Data helps productivity
Data is being collected all the time and it’s imperative to identifying and adapting work patterns. Once it’s analysed, weak areas can be recognised and insights will help businesses create actionable metrics so productivity can be improved. Over a period of time, trends can be identified and businesses can be smart if they act on them appropriately. Need to speed up a slower area of your team? Provide the training to help make it happen. Want the business to grow? Look at the best performing areas and look to create ways to take it to the next level or find solutions to improve the weaker areas according to the numbers. However you want to use data to improve, you can.
Have you been considering CMMS for a while? Like many technologies, CMMS software has developed markedly over the last decade. At OpsBase, we endeavour to give our customers features and capabilities that change businesses for the better. Know more about how OpsBase can help your business when you request a free trial and demo via our website.
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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.