At the core of any CMMS is the asset hierarchy (often called the asset register). The asset hierarchy is essentially any valuable asset for which the asset history should be known and accessible, and on which work is to be performed and tracked.
CMMS will aid and inform technicians out in the field, as well as decision makers, on maintenance work that has been done, will be done soon, or is planned to be done in the future. Broadly speaking, the benefits of CMMS can be broken down into three categories: management; visibility; and cost control.
Computerized maintenance management systems offer streamlined approach to maintenance and integration
It wasn’t so long ago that I witnessed paper service reports being sorted and stored at the base of a wind turbine tower. For many organizations, things haven’t advanced far beyond that, with spreadsheets still being acceptable to some as a legitimate method of data storage.
Embracing Modernity: The Advantages of Web-Based Maintenance Management Software over Legacy Options
While older legacy maintenance management systems served their purpose in the past, the rise of modern web-based software has revolutionised the way companies approach maintenance. Modern web-based maintenance management software surpasses its legacy counterparts in terms of functionality, total cost of ownership, scalability, and cost-effectiveness, without the hangups.
The exact make-up and format of an asset hierarchy will depend on many factors, such as the type of assets being tracked, their complexity in terms of sub-assets (child assets), the industry, as well as your company's maintenance management and reporting goals.
Assets can include products, equipment, vehicles, machinery, or even intangible assets such as intellectual property or digital documents. The process of tracing the asset history involves capturing and recording relevant information at different stages, such as acquisition, maintenance, utilization, and disposal.
From small businesses and startups to larger organizations with simplified needs, such as a small number of assets or users, free maintenance management software offers an opportunity to get professional maintenance processes established, with a pathway to taking advantage of more advanced features in the future.
When considering a maintenance management system for smaller businesses, there are several important aspects to look for. We explore five important things for SMB's to look for when assessing maintenance management software.
A la carte feature pricing in maintenance management SaaS offers customers reduced complexity and cost efficiency without sacrificing scalability. This approach leads to higher user satisfaction and ensures that businesses can optimize their maintenance operations by investing in the features that matter most to them.