How Hospital Facility Managers Can Better Reach Their KPIs

Healthcare and hospital facility managers must ensure their facilities are in optimal working condition so that patients can receive the best possible care. Maintaining a facility requires close attention and a big picture view to ensure staff are happy and patients are well looked after. Maintenance reports based on meaningful KPIs can better streamline this process, reduce stress and significantly improve the quality of operations.   The Challenge Facility managers face a number of challenges in their role. Most challenging is the sheer amount of information needed to successfully manage and maintain assets in their medical facility. Healthcare…

3 Ways An Enterprise Asset Management System Improves Cross-Departmental Efficiency

  An enterprise asset management system can dramatically improve cross-departmental efficiency for integrated facilities. Integrated facilities management is the consolidation of all management duties into a single platform. The key goal of this integration is to streamline communications and simplify day-to-day operations. Integrated systems allow for ease of asset management, maintenance, project management, and management of growth costs. To optimise growth and scalability, one of the best decisions a company with multiple locations can make is to acquire an enterprise maintenance management system. As well as managing your physical asset lifecycles, an enterprise-level facility asset management solution can…

Healthcare Technology Management: Streamline Your Workflow to Improve Patient Care

You could ask any healthcare worker in any facility what their primary goal is, and for the most part, you would receive the answer, “to improve patient care”. But the question remains, what is the best practice to achieve this? The answer? Using a computerised maintenance management system that can be adapted to every healthcare environment. Healthcare technology management can be used to improve collaboration of critical operating systems, consolidate data and analytics reporting, and develop team expertise using a single system. According to the World Health Organisation, healthcare technology management refers to the management of all…

COVID-19 Update

MC Global’s business operations are continuing as per usual during the global COVID-19 health emergency, with our complete range of services still being offered during this time. We understand the significance of being diligent about lowering the number we come into contact with. So we’d like to inform you that our services can be implemented contact-free. Our Cloud-based software solutions can be fully configured and managed remotely to allow you a contactless solution to effectively track, analyse and manage your maintenance information, resources, equipment and compliance. Workplace Changes One thing we have control over during this time is our…

6 Benefits of Using Professional Maintenance Management Software

Any facility, manufacturing operation or fleet knows the difficulties of managing maintenance. Managing operations can be an extreme challenge, especially when considering the impacts of unforeseen costs as well as difficult to find reports. Investing in a computerised maintenance management software solution offers many benefits to help facilities organise and manage preventative maintenance tasks, safety, inventory, and more. Benefits of Maintenance Management 1. Plan and Schedule Preventative Maintenance Using a centralised maintenance management software to automate inspections and maintenance decreases the likelihood of problems and expensive repairs. Having a proactive maintenance approach increases equipment longevity and reduces operating…

Best Practice in Asset Management: Managing Obsolescence

My previous blogs have touched on the issue of obsolescence, but what is it really? Obsolescence can be defined as structures, systems or components ending their usefulness as a result of changes in knowledge, standards, technology or needs. It can sometimes be identified by the absence of necessary spare parts or technical support. This can be the result of: Vendors who no longer support the item The vendor has gone out of business Spare parts are no longer available Upgrades have been made to software Equipment no longer meets the needs, requirements or standards When managing assets, we must be aware of…

Maintenance Connection Version 8.2 Rollout Status

In late 2018 and early 2019, Maintenance Connection Version 8.2 was rolled out to all our on-line customers and the majority of our on-site users. MC Global chose to delay the original release of version 8.0 to enable some further modifications to be made to the software which were beneficial to our Australian and UK users. While the wait was a little frustrating for some users, it has meant that we were able to supply an upgraded package that had some great improvements which had already been through rigorous testing before being rolled-out. The release notes for the…

How to Add Time Dependent Assignments to a Labour Calendar

A new (and long sort-after) addition to the Work Order assignment process is the ability to nominate a time of day as well as a date for staff and contractors. Until now, only the date could be allocated with the time added into the Reason field or Task information. The user now has the option to assign as a date only or as a time and date. The process is described below: In the Menu bar go to Tools -> Preferences -> Work Order -> Settings -> Track Assignment Time? -> Yes.You must have the correct Access…

Introducing Our New Customers – Scentre Group, Devro

Successful Rollout Scentre Group In 2018 we welcomed a new and one of the biggest customers to the MC Global family. While many people may not be familiar with the Scentre Group name, we are sure you will recognise them when we say they own and operate the iconic shopping portfolio in Australia and New Zealand which comprises 41 Westfield Shopping Centres.   With over $54 billion dollars of assets under management, Scentre Group required a reliable, robust and expandable CMMS solution. The software needed to be easy to use by the staff and contractors, include a mobile option for…

Maintenance Connection Acquisition by Accruent

As many of you are aware, MC Global now have access to the resources of the global software company Accruent LLC. In June 2018, Maintenance Connection USA was acquired by the Accruent group to strengthen and diversify its portfolio of physical resource management solutions. With customers in over 150 countries, the opportunity to expand Maintenance Connection’s exposure into new regions and industries has now been greatly enhanced. And with this growth comes greater access to a diverse range of resources, ideas, expertise and opportunities. These include capital planning, IoT and engineering information management and new services creation.