Maintenance Management Software: The All-In-One for Your Business

Maintenance Management Software

Maintenance management software (MMS) is more than just an optional tool for keeping your equipment oiled and running. Its processes span asset maintenance, document storage, shop operations and schedule automation. Your MMS interface provides you with an eagle-eye view of how your business is performing according to the bigger picture.

According to American Machinist, U.S. companies have an average overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) rate of 40 percent, which is less than one-half of the acceptable level according to world-class standards. If your equipment, and therefore your business, is only operating at 40% effectiveness, you aren’t going to make a profit.

You can increase your OEE rate by utilizing the many varied functions of your maintenance management software – keeping organized, keeping up to date, and managing your equipment and personnel more efficiently.

The Benefits of Planning Ahead

Maintenance management software helps you be more proactive than reactive in your business operations. You can prepare in advance for equipment repairs, asset down time, staffing levels, and budget concerns.

  • You can lower your overall energy costs and prevent the need for expensive emergency repairs by performing preventative maintenance on your equipment. Each piece of equipment you use is entered into the MMS database along with its location, recommended maintenance schedule, and inspection and service history. Your MMS will schedule service appointments and delegate the work to specific employees.
  • Equipment breakdowns negatively affect your business in a variety of ways, decreasing productivity in a number of departments and increasing the cost of running your equipment. Your MMS work history can predict how breakdowns will affect your business and create a strategy for minimizing those effects in the future.

Single-Location Organization

Your MMS keeps your business running smoothly by consolidating much of your company’s documents and data in one central location. Whether your MMS is on-premise or in the cloud, it helps you find and retrieve the files you need to keep your business running smoothly.

  • Asset management: Your MMS records the location of all the equipment you own, helping you locate your assets easily, keep them in good repair, and plan for equipment replacement and other future purchases.
  • Document management: Organized record keeping is incredibly important for your business. Not only do you need secure data storage for blueprints, sensitive information, receipts, and contracts, you need to be able to find and retrieve them quickly and easily.
  • MMS keeps track of associated files and linked documents. You can easily find an equipment work order, the before-and-after photos of the damaged equipment, and the receipt from the repair company all in one click.

Improved Standard Processes

Many businesses use maintenance management software to schedule equipment servicing but fail to take into account how that servicing will affect the company. That is not the fault of the software, but of the business owner’s limited understanding of the software’s functionality.

  • When all maintenance is planned for – just like all production is already planned for – the impact of scheduled equipment downtime can be managed more efficiently. MMS can help you reallocate personnel and resources while keeping equipment in good repair. This will result in less employee overtime and fewer disruptive emergency repairs.

Maintenance management impacts the performance of other business units within your company; you can use the software to trace those impacts, plan ahead, and integrate operations between your scheduling, accounting, and maintenance systems.

Author Bio: Megan Webb-Morgan is a web content writer for Resource Nation. She writes about small business, focusing on topics such as maintenance management and skids steers. 

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