EAM / CMMS Implementation: A Strong House Has Good Foundations

The old Turkish proverb tells us; “A building without foundation is soon demolished” (Source Unknown). Take your time to scope a project before rushing into loading information. Most companies have asset data in some form when you first start the gathering process. Generally it comes from multiple sources and it nearly always is incomplete or outdated. Like any well-constructed system, it’s important to know the who, what, when, where and how’s: Always avoid the instruction to get it loaded and we’ll clean it up later”. It won’t happen!! The resources will not be available and no one wants to clean up someone…

EKB Storage Case Study: SAP Finance Integration

EKB (Etzel Kavernenbetriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co.KG) operates a major underground gas storage facility based in Germany. EKB wanted to take advantage of the ease of use and efficiency of theMaintenance Connection Software and more importantly the Inventory & Procurement functionality, and incorporate their SAP Finance & Purchasing system into their daily maintenance management workflow process. Challenge: Although EKB was already using Maintenance Connection effectively for their maintenance management and stock control activities, they were also using SAP to manage their finance. Efficiency was a major problem at EKB and a simplified and automated workflow process…

How does SaaS work with an EAM/CMMS?

Ever wondered what that abbreviation of the characters “SaaS” was all about? It could be cost effective solution for the way you own and operate your EAM/CMMS within your business or organisation. Check out our breakdown and top five reasons to choose SaaS: SaaS stands for Software-as-a-service which is typically a model of software deployment when the application is provided as a service to customers across the web. Think of SaaS as “renting” the software to customers who access it remotely, most commonly over the internet. The SaaS provider hosts the applcation, which it owns, on secure servers that it owns, operates, and maintains.

Inventory Management: How Much Stock Do You Currently Have On Hand?

Inventory Management or Stock Control is an integral part of any Maintenance Department and can unfortunately be the least managed area. Usually due to Maintenance Department’s staff being depleted over time or personnel not being properly trained in the discipline of Stock Control. It’s a no brainer, taking control of this situation is one of the first major steps to improving all round Maintenance Management. Things like ‘just knowing’ what stock you have on hand enables you, the supervisor or planner to schedule work and have it finished in a timely manner, this will also help with the reduction of Down…

Maintenance Connection Best Practice: Using Failure Codes Effectively

In this series we will be guiding you through best practices and case studies of how MC Global clients were able to effectively use it’s CMMS system; Maintenance Connection. Many Preventative Maintenance schedules are designed to follow the Manufacturer’s recommended timeframe. However these are often based on working conditions which are alien to the Operator. A well-constructed set of Failure codes (Problem, Reason and Solution) can help to identify where variations to the original schedule need to be made. A report can be made in Maintenance Connection which can display the proactive and reactive Work Orders created for equipment which belong…

Maintenance Connection V7 Beta Release Is Coming

We’re excited to announce the Beta release of Maintenance Connection V7.0. With an expected launch date around mid-year, we’ve listed some of our favourite new features that are guaranteed to provide you with a superior CMMS user experience. 1. Multiple Browser Capability: Now supporting multiple devices and browsers: Windows PC, Mac and Chromebook. 2. Enhanced Configurability: The Smart Label Feature can be used to configure labels on messages, buttons, or tabs. This is accomplished using one of the Custom English settings available. 3. Multiple Languages MC v7.0 includes language support for Non-English speaking members throughout the application. If a language other…

MC Global Proudly supporting Defence Reserves

MC Global Managing Director, Steve Martin and wife Caroline Martin once again had the pleasure of attending the annual Defence Reserves Support Awards Party. The evening was hosted this year at the Stamford Plaza with a Military Display by the Australian Light Horse both past and present. Accompanied by champagne and canapés there was a wonderful display of historic wall art depicting “The Light Horse” by artists Basil and Wendy Gay. Performances included a highly moving live Poetry by Russell Plunkett based around the paintings including the famous Australian Poet ‘The Horse I Left Behind’. Special Guests in attendance His Excellency the Honorable Paul…

MC Global supporting the fight against MS

MC Global will proudly be sponsoring the Mipela GeoSolutions Riding Team in the annual Brissie to Bay bike ride supporting the fight against MS. The Enerflex MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride has been part of the Brisbane cycling scene for over two decades. Not only is it loved by families for its fun and friendly atmosphere, the 100km distance provides a scenic route to the Bay for the more experienced riders. This ride is more than just a fun day out on the bike; our amazing riders raise money to help change the lives of the thousands of Australians…

Mobilising your maintenance team using Mobile CMMS Software

There’s plenty of mobile CMMS tools and software out there these days, but are you sure you’re taking advantage of the many latest features available? We take a look into our top five features for mobile CMMS software that gives your maintenance team the ability to work from anywhere, anytime, confidently in the field. 1. Barcode Scanning: Facilitates searches for inventory items, work orders, purchase orders or assets. Through the use of a scanning device, users can scan the ID for an item into an Mobile CMMS Search Field, rather than type the value, which can improve both accuracy and efficiency.

Unlocking the full potential of your CMMS/EAM

Are you prepared to avoid getting sick this flu season? We might not be experts in your personal health but we are the experts when it comes to the health of your CMMS/EAM. Our self-diagnosis checklist is the first step of the process in identifying some common issues for our clients as part of their annual System Health Checks. By consistently being in check with best practices our clients are able to get a better understanding of how-to better manage their systems and unlock the full potential of their CMMS/EAM. Check out our list below to see how you shape up:…