How to make your Water Utility Maintenance better

Are you a Utilities Director looking to improve your processes of maintaining your water utility assets? Maybe you're trying to format a water utility asset management plan? Managing these operations without water system asset management can become more challenging and lead to increased inefficiencies. Having the appropriate strategy in place is essential. A long time ago, tracking your Water Utility Maintenance consisted of paper orders and word-of-mouth communication. This led to misplaced work orders, so [...]

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 [...]

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 System 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 related to a computerized maintenance management system? With a cloud based Computerized Maintenance Management software system everything is covered in an annual fee.  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 [...]

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 [...]