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Stacy is trying out her first marketing gig and loving it. She is a Virginia Beach native that marches to the beat of her own drummer and is often seen being passionate about something. She absolutely loves it when people read her blog! : -)

Public Works Work Order Software │The Key to Productivity

 

Keep Up With Your Investments with Asset Tracking

One of the largest investments of a company is work equipment. Whether it's large equipment, tools, or even tablets and cell phones, asset tracking is a huge benefit for a number of reasons. Check out exactly how easy a CMMS makes asset tracking below. Keep Up with Maintenance Schedules Monitoring your assets is more than just having a place where they are easily found. As a result of keeping up with maintenance schedules, downtime decreases [...]

Mobile Maintenance – Yes, There’s a Work Order App for That

The mobile world is evolving, not only are people using their own devices for work, but organizations are enlisting the help of a mobile maintenance and work order apps to improve their maintenance I was recently purchasing a new trashcan, and of course, the color I wanted wasn’t in a neat box with the barcode and price, so I quickly snapped a pic of the corresponding trashcan barcode, making the cashier sing my praises.  Though [...]

Information Management Software Approval Advice

Getting management to approve an information management software purchase can be a grueling process, but having your ducks in a row should help the process go more smoothly. (Infographic Below) To begin, you've landed on this post, so assuming you have already recognized the need but perhaps convincing others sounds like a feat you can't conquer.  Never fear, Stacy is here to help. Specifically, define the problem that the information management software will fix.  Offer specific, [...]

Paper vs. Work Order Software

Paper vs. Digital Work Orders It’s no secret that the world is becoming primarily digital and work order software has become necessary to keep up with the excellent customer service the public expects.  Not to mention the incredible amount of benefits to using software the automate processes.  If you’re on the fence then I suggest you do your due diligence.  I have. Paper - On average, 7% of documents are lost and costing you about [...]

CMMS Software Review | No Fluff Questions Answered

I am a consumer just like you. I like my questions answered very straightforward and honest, without a lot of fluff.  So, assuming you’re of similar mindset by the mere fact that you landed on this CMMS Software Review blog post, I hope to answer the top questions as straightforward as possible. Bottom line folks- finding balance, organization, and more efficient daily activities started your search, because you know successful operations are not just about [...]

Computerized Maintenance Management Software the Dollars and Cents – Video Blog

(Written Narration of Blog Post published 12/14/2017 https://novosolutions.com/cmms-systems-dollars-cents/) So, what are the direct and indirect costs? Software license fees —They are usually paid annually or month to month. In essence, you rent the software. Meaning, you aren’t responsible for updates or back-ups and you can count on good phone support and improvements over time. Set up fees and costs Vendors usually charge a one-time set-up fee unless further data migration is required down [...]

Does Community Association Management Have You Stressed?

When you signed on as condo association board member you probably had no idea what you were getting into, I mean how hard can few meetings once in a while be?  If you’re beginning to wonder how community association management became so disorganized, you’re not alone.   Messy management creates a whole set of new problems.  So, how can you tackle community association management responsibilities, increase owner and board satisfaction and not make yourself crazy in [...]

Top 7 Things to Consider When Evaluating a CMMS System

A CMMS system (computerized maintenance management software) automate many of the logistical functions performed by maintenance staff. Typical CMMS functions include work order generation, historical tracking of work orders, tracking of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities, storing of maintenance procedures and complete parts and materials inventory control. Organizations that deploy a CMMS system are able to realize a variety of benefits, including a significant increase in maintenance productivity, reduction in equipment downtime, savings in material [...]

What is CMMS and How Does It Save You Money?

  I get asked frequently, what is CMMS and how does it save me money.  Granted, CMMS software hasn’t always been around for years, small and medium-sized businesses in the past have used a system of Excel spreadsheets to keep track of which equipment needs a scheduled preventative maintenance (PM) check. It’s old school folks. Using old-school spreadsheets for scheduling PM and keeping records for each machine does have some drawbacks, such as knowing where the [...]