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Asset Tracking System

The Practical Questions How do you make sure the right people are working on the right tasks and are properly trained?  How can you be certain they are working efficiently?  How do you know the equipment under your supervision is operating at the highest possible level?  What does it take to be an effective, productive Plant Manager?  It requires an effective asset tracking system.  Let’s continue the story from last week: Maintenance Management System Part [...]

Maintenance Management System Part I – The Audition

Feeling the pressure. Everyone knows that working as a technician or Plant Manager involves more than just using tools.  With the changing landscape of the manufacturing sector, sophisticated machines, and the importance of controlling costs, safety, compliance, and downtime, it’s not surprising that management is feeling the pressure. The Proof. In a recent research report, 35% of respondents stated the biggest challenge to improvement was outdated technology.  Therefore, a maintenance management system is an upgrade that [...]

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 [...]

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