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How to calculate the life cycle cost of equipment.

Gathering the information you need to decide if and when a new equipment purchase is a good decision. It’s easy to calculate the life cycle cost of equipment; just use this simple formula from Norsok Standard… …or if you’re not mathematically inclined, you can read about an even simpler way to do it in this article. […]

Enterprise Asset Management. Are you using Best Practice?

It’s easy to fall into the habit of using your CMMS/EAM system for your ‘favourite problems’ on a day-to-day basis. But what if this powerful system can do so much more for you? Enterprise asset management systems are a bit like our brain. We know it’s incredible. We know it can do amazing stuff. And […]

How Maintenance Managers can get the KPIs they really need.

There are two problems maintenance managers can face. The first of these is not enough information to keep the business powering along at optimum performance. Without adequate reporting, you are basically flying blind. That is stressful enough, but the second issue also has its own set of dilemmas – too much information. There is an […]

Take the Chaos out of Maintenance Work Requests

One of the best and worst things about being a Maintenance Manager is being so ‘popular’. Everyone wants a piece of you and, as you know, everything is urgent…at least to their way of thinking. (When was the last time someone called you and said: “No hurry on that job… take as long as you like.”) […]

Facility Managers — 3 Step Guide to Maintenance Scheduling

How Enterprise Asset Management streamlines workflows and keeps facility managers in complete control. Small companies find it relatively easy to stay in control of workflows and keep on top of things. Believe it or not, some even schedule jobs using hand-written messages on sticky notes stuck on a locker. As the business grows however, the […]

Maintenance Connection Q&A: Using the ‘Where’ clause

Our question this week comes from Bruce in Adelaide who is using Maintenance Connection as his CMMS to manage his Manufacturing & Plant Maintenance. The Question Using the Maintenance Connection CMMS, we need to find the work order history for 2 particular models of Fuel Pump: 1. Model A 2. Model T185PG. How do we […]

What’s a Geographic Information System (GIS)?

In honour of international GIS Day, we’re talking GIS, it’s origin, how its evolved and most importantly how it integrates with asset management software. A geographic information system or geographical information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data. In a general sense, the […]

3 Key Steps to Managing Parts and Inventory Across Multiple Locations

Managing parts and equipment in one location is a hard enough task. Managing parts and equipment in multiple locations is infinitely more difficult. If you’re like most companies, it’s a great feeling adding new locations; it’s a sure sign of successful growth. However, with that exuberant feeling also comes the down side – the growing pains […]

How to achieve successful CMMS Implementation.

Want to hear a frightening statistic? According to a USA report, approximately 80 to 90% of all computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) implementations fail.   What are the reasons for this shocking CMMS failure? Well we believe it can be attributed to 4 main aspects: poorly defined goals lack of leadership buy-in, deficient training, and […]

Using your CMMS to Go Greener in the Utilities Industry

For most companies, a strong business case exists for decreasing waste, cutting energy and water consumption, minimising transportation costs, curtailing emissions, and/or undertaking other environmentally beneficial initiatives. Before your company spends a lot of money on certification programs, public relations campaigns, or consultant reports, consider how you can use systems like your CMMS for creating […]