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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS "Value Gap"? Part Two: Reliability Driven Maintenance


Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the "asset health" to determine what maintenance work should occur and when something should be done. It enables preemptive intervention before failure occurs, whereby failure would mean that equipment is not delivering required performance regardless of whether it is actually broken down or not.

doing system maintenance  improve what they are doing now and to do it better in the future, is the best thing since sliced bread, since providing data to feed back into a process can only increase operational revenues and decrease maintenance expenses, right? Well, not always. Namely, it takes significant investment to monitor the health of an asset, which brings us to the proverbial dilemma of opting for either cost controlled or results controlled maintenance strategy. Monitoring means inspections, sensors, and enormous Read More

Alternative Software Support and Maintenance Options


Smart companies are investigating all possible software support and maintenance (S&M) options. Alternative software S&M is not for all businesses, but it seems a logical option for technologically conservative (and savvy) companies that do not need all the available upgrades.

doing system maintenance  enterprise software investments. By doing so, these companies are creating opportunities to reallocate annual software maintenance savings to other organizational needs. We believe it is important for users to have all the facts in order to make the right decisions for their organizations. Lately, a few fractures have appeared in the business models of many vendors, whereby these vendors have been locking customers into long-term maintenance contracts, and users should leverage these fractures. A brand Read More

Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits


Computer maintenance management system (CMMS) packages are excellent tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data and can offer insight into a process’ problem. Critical success factors for the effective use for the CMMS involves clear support from management and measurable drivers involving time, quality, and cost.

doing system maintenance  you spend each day doing unproductive activities, such as waiting for someone to answer the phone, setting up an appointment or returning a defective item? In maintenance, reduction of cycle-time (the total time taken for completing a process) is an important means of improving productivity. The CMMS is an excellent tool for measuring various components of cycle-time. This includes allocation for needed response, service, and downtime, etc. By using a CMMS to identify non-value-added activities, process Read More

How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application


If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to start? You should know the five important questions to ask before implementing. The ten essential features to look for. How to prepare for product demonstrations. And the five most common mistakes people make.

doing system maintenance  Application Mistake #1: Not doing enough homework Analyzing and then selecting a service and maintenance application takes time and effort. Information is critical to selecting the most appropriate system for your organization. By reading this booklet, you''re already a step ahead of most people. Mistake #2: Misunderstanding the benefits of automation Automating service operations and related functions can save your organization considerable time and money. However, if you don''t also improve your current Read More

What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance?


Mature systems in any enterprise require an approach different from newer implementations to software support—one that focuses on customization, interoperability, and performance support. Yet despite this fact, most vendors continue to offer the same one-size-fits-all models of support.

doing system maintenance  and they will resist doing so without a compelling reason (other than vendors mandating these upgrades). The executives questioned the types of enhancements included in new releases. For many of these users, the important features that were missing for their implementations had already been added either as custom codes or with the addition of third party solutions. Therefore, the addition of those features in new releases or upgrades had little value, since, ironically or not, vendors typically assess Read More

10 Golden Rules for Choosing a Telephony System


Now that phone systems can be delivered over a network, even smaller companies can have access to enterprise-grade calling features. Like any business-critical system, a telephony system is a major deployment that should be undertaken only after a thorough discovery of both your existing infrastructure and users’ needs. This checklist offers 10 rules to help you choose a new telephony system for your organization.

doing system maintenance  Golden Rules for Choosing a Telephony System Now that phone systems can be delivered over a network, even smaller companies can have access to enterprise-grade calling features. Like any business-critical system, a telephony system is a major deployment that should be undertaken only after a thorough discovery of both your existing infrastructure and users’ needs. This checklist offers 10 rules to help you choose a new telephony system for your organization. Read More

Industry Expert's Guide to Buying a Business Phone System


Learn about VoIP and how you can get more for less in Industry Expert's Guide to Buying a Business Phone System.

doing system maintenance  Expert''s Guide to Buying a Business Phone System Are you still using a traditional land-line for your business phone system? By switching to VoIP you could cut your company''s phone bill in half . And end up with more calling features than you currently have. Learn about VoIP—and how you can get more for less—in Industry Expert''s Guide to Buying a Business Phone System . You''ll find out how VoIP works, all the ways it can save you money, and how to get the right VoIP system for your company''s Read More

PBX Phone System Buying Guide


PBX phone systems (private branch exchange) have many advantages for businesses of any size. In a hosted setup, the customer just signs up for a service, rather than buying and maintaining expensive hardware. In addition to basic phone features, PBX phone systems offer other features such as customized abbreviated dialing, direct inward system access, follow-me calling, and shared message boxes. This guide gives a brief overview to the points to consider when purchasing a PBX phone system.

doing system maintenance  Phone System Buying Guide PBX phone systems (private branch exchange) have many advantages for businesses of any size. In a hosted setup, the customer just signs up for a service, rather than buying and maintaining expensive hardware. In addition to basic phone features, PBX phone systems offer other features such as customized abbreviated dialing, direct inward system access, follow-me calling, and shared message boxes. This guide gives a brief overview to the points to consider when purchasing a PBX Read More

The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance?


After a company has decided to keep an existing ERP system, the next decision is how long should they continue to pay the vendor for maintenance.

doing system maintenance  Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance? Introduction I recently had the privilege to sit with a group of about a dozen IT executives. What they shared was a common ERP system. Most people would think their ERP system was old (it was introduced in the 80''s and the average length of time that these companies had been using the product was approximately eight years). Over the last few years, most of the individuals in the group had faced the issue of replacing their existing ERP system (see Read More

An Integrated Maintenance and Logistics Solution for Defense


Today’s defense industry needs maintenance and logistics software that increases the self-sustainability of weapons systems and allows system operators to perform maintenance in the field—increasing uptime and readiness. An integrated maintenance and logistics (IML) solution provides critical information for multiple weapons systems in real time—thus increasing readiness without increasing headcount.

doing system maintenance  Integrated Maintenance and Logistics Solution for Defense An Integrated Maintenance and Logistics Solution for Defense If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The Enigma E-IML (Integrated Maintenance Logistics) solution is more than the traditional Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM). It provides soldiers with all of the diagnostic, service and repair information needed to support a combat vehicle or weapon system Read More

How to Buy a Phone System


There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new phone system. In addition to planning the scale of your proposed system and how long you expect to use it, you should also think about the number and type of features you need, from call hold and speed dial, to computer telephony integration (CTI). Put your money where your voicemail is: find out about the latest phone system features and improve your bottom line.

doing system maintenance  to Buy a Phone System There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new phone system. In addition to planning the scale of your proposed system and how long you expect to use it, you should also think about the number and type of features you need, from call hold and speed dial, to computer telephony integration (CTI). Put your money where your voicemail is: find out about the latest phone system features and improve your bottom line. Read More

Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online for CMMS-EAM Certification Report


Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online (v. 5.0) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)–enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions in the Asset Management Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

doing system maintenance  Connection Onsite/Online for CMMS-EAM Certification Report Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online (v. 5.0) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)–enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions in the Asset Management Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, Read More

Leaner Maintenance Management with Control Systems Integrated CMMS


Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating between computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and control systems, and presents potential options on how to accomplish varying levels of integration.

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