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CMMS Systems — The Dollars and Cents

Over the last few weeks, I have been discerning the Benefits of CMMS Systems.  From the tangible and intangible benefits, to finally, the direct and indirect costs associated with implementing CMMS systems.  So, if you're just tuning in, please check out the two previous posts: CMMS Software ROI | Tangible Benefits Revealed and The CMMS Program | Things You Should Know According to Facilities.net — “squeezing more out of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) may [...]

Keep Up With Preventative Maintenance Schedules

One of the most important aspects of running any type of maintenance department is keeping up with preventative maintenance. Whether it is checking the oil in the landscaping equipment, lubricating parts on large equipment, or simply changing out air filters at a motel so that the HVAC system runs more efficiently, preventative maintenance needs to be done regularly. However, it’s often overlooked or pushed aside for daily work orders. Without a reliable system in place, [...]

The CMMS Program | Things You Should Know

As we continue our mission to ascertain the ROI of a CMMS program before you buy, please check out my last post about the tangible benefits —CMMS Software ROI | Tangible Benefits Revealed.  I love tangibles but the intangible benefits of using a CMMS to track, share, and report on information is the golden goose, the ticket, the reason for the season, I digress: )  In other words, if you can’t measure the ROI in [...]

CMMS Software ROI | Tangible Benefits Revealed

With personal and business, we are wired to consider the return on our investments.  From a new AC system at our homes to our business software purchases, we need the ROI measurements to base our decisions.  It’s especially difficult when you consider buying CMMS Software for your organization.  As with most measurements, ROI has a formula.  It looks fairly simple:  ROI= (Value — Cost) / Cost I’m not trying to bring up algebraic nightmares of [...]

The 2018 | 100+ Manufacturing, Maintenance Management Resource Guide

When I started working at Novo Solutions, I had no idea how much research I would do.  I wanted to get to know the industries using Asset Management and CMMS Software better.  In other words, I went down the rabbit hole to gain insight into your needs and problems. Why does it matter? Oh, it matters because I gained much more than insight during my self-imposed education.  I stumbled onto so many helpful sites, publications, [...]

Justify The Cost of The Best Government Software

All governments, large or small, are faced with the challenge of juggling limited financial and human resources.   Service backlogs must be addressed while comprehensively dealing with challenges and demands.  I suppose one of the reasons municipalities may shy away from an investment in government software is because elected officials and perhaps even municipal managers don’t understand how valuable it can be.   You need the best government software available to justify the cost. Imagine if a [...]

The Best 50+ Municipal Websites for Officials & Administrators

Municipal Websites Last Update (1/22/18)  App for Everything Municipalities are constantly growing and changing. Sometimes that’s a good thing and other times, not so much.  Do you ever scratch your head and wonder what it would take to be more productive and innovative?  I know I’m always looking for better ways to manage my tasks and time. Perhaps that’s because there is an app for nearly everything I do.  I even have an app that [...]

Asset Management Software – Take the Leap!

Making the decision to invest in asset management software is daunting at best.  The mere thought alone can send even the most level-headed into a tailspin.  That’s why it’s important to know the areas you expect a return on your investment. The cost should be offset by the gains. Let’s face it, paper isn’t dynamic.  Workers out in the field are deprived of valuable data that may be crucial to their jobs, such as asset [...]

6 Ways to Simplify with Local Government Asset System

What are municipal assets?  These assets provide services to your community.  Municipal assets provide essential, non-essential, and supplementary services to the community.  It's important to simplify with a local government asset system. Local governments maintain capital-intensive assets, with water and sewer systems as just a few of the most expensive assets to manage.  To reduce costs, it’s crucial to focus on maintenance and repairs, as well as to inspect and track these assets with regular [...]

25 Questions to Develop Your Municipal Asset Management Story

Knowing your municipal asset management story or how you arrived at the current location helps determine the steps to take to get where you want to go next.  I’m the type of person that likes to dive in head first and see where I surface, but that isn’t always the best plan.  Hence the word, plan.  Doing your homework and making a plan goes a long way towards more effective municipal management. Let’s start at [...]

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