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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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Maintenance Scheduling 101


Many organizations have tried to address their maintenance scheduling woes by introducing new and sometimes very advanced technologies. The reality is that trying to automate something that's broken will cause even more frustration and finger-pointing.

system maintenance policy  added until the EAM/CMMS system indicates that the trade time has been fully utilized for this particular crew. Many CMMS/EAM systems provide the option of exporting the schedule to the MS Project for further manipulation. However, it is not necessary for users to use MS Project to perform scheduling. The crew supervisor can simply take the list of scheduled work orders and simply assign the work orders to the tradesmen on a daily basis. Scheduling cannot happen in a vacuum—it is imperative that weekly 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.

system maintenance policy  value when the ERP system is old ? The group talked through the various items they see as part of the maintenance agreement. If you are questioning the value proposition of maintenance, an early step is to call in your vendor. Ask the vendor to justify the amount of money you pay versus the value you receive. Hot line The vendor supplies a hot line service where users and IT can call and get answers to questions. The value of the hot line is a function of the quantity of calls made and the quality of Read More

Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives


Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is prompting change, but what alternatives are out there for software service and maintenance?

system maintenance policy  a car or sound system by a manufacturers. It would not bode well to the purchaser. Last but not least, software vendors have also creatively invented a variety of pricing models that restrict who can use the software and for what purpose. Licenses are written incorporating rights for named users, concurrent users, power users, servers, and other units , all in an attempt to balance the cost of the software with some measure of the value it provides. Software vendors have spent millions to insure Read More

How to Choose a Manufacturing System


If you’ve worked for more than one manufacturing company, you know that each one is different. Different processes, systems, problems—all these variations mean you need a system tailored to your needs. And with so many available solutions, you could spend months looking at demos, and still not find it. However, you can start by asking yourself eight simple questions.

system maintenance policy  required to adapt the system to your needs. These costs range from about $7,500 to $100,000 for purchase, with annual maintenance costs starting at approximately 15 percent of the purchase price. Hardware costs These include computers, components, networks, and printers. Costs can be difficult to project until you make your software selection. You probably already have most of the hardware you''ll need, but you may need to upgrade servers or storage devices to accommodate a new system. For each 25 users, 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.

system maintenance policy  The fact that the system is old means that it has relatively few bugs, that the code is stable, and that the user company is not altering how it is using the product very much. Although these executives saw the value of bug fixes, the low number of bugs in their systems had made this part of the maintenance service seem more like an insurance policy benefit. What this means is that the older the code is, the lower the value of maintenance. However, the older the code, the higher the customer''s risk is Read More

What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?


Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing for any company that is considering discontinuing S&M for an application product.

system maintenance policy  older or less critical systems might be an alternative too, especially for self-sufficient users that seldom use the help desk and that are not planning to upgrade in the future. As a last resort, there is always the so-called nuclear option —switching to other competitive software providers and solutions. Recently, the notion of a reconfigure option has emerged. A user company can change or adopt only what it needs, which may mean outsourcing modifications (to third party service providers), cutting Read More

Leading Phone System Brands for Different Business Sizes


Your business telephone system is a mission critical tool, so it’s imperative to pick the best system for your business—not only for today, but for the next few years. Download this guide for a listing and review of the leading phone systems on the market for small, midsized, large, and enterprise-level businesses. You'll get a breakdown of both on-premise and hosted solutions, and the top five providers for each category.

system maintenance policy  Phone System Brands for Different Business Sizes Your business telephone system is a mission critical tool, so it’s imperative to pick the best system for your business—not only for today, but for the next few years. Download this guide for a listing and review of the leading phone systems on the market for small, midsized, large, and enterprise-level businesses. You''ll get a breakdown of both on-premise and hosted solutions, and the top five providers for each category. Read More

Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) RFI/RFP Template


Maintenance Management, Customer Contracts (Agreements), Customer Orders, Customer Quotations, Work Orders, Product Technology

system maintenance policy  work. Compare your existing systems to the winning solution (gap analysis). All of TEC''s RFI/RFP Templates are delivered to your in-box as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets so you can easily share and customize them. Read More

9 Important Business Phone System Buyer Questions


In 9 Important Business Phone System Buyer Questions, you'll find the key questions to help you get the right business phone system at the best possible price.

system maintenance policy  Important Business Phone System Buyer Questions Getting the best deal on a new business phone system doesn''t have to be difficult—if you know the right questions to ask. In 9 Important Business Phone System Buyer Questions , you''ll find the key questions to help you get the right business phone system—at the best possible price. From hidden costs to scalability, compatibility, and support issues, you''ll know what to ask to make the right choice in a cluttered, sometimes confusing marketplace. Learn Read More

System Models and Simulation


Understanding how a system really works is the first step toward using, improving, automating, or explaining it to others. The basic concept of a system is that it is driven by cause and effect—but there is so much more to understanding its full complexity. The best place to start is by learning how causal loop diagrams (CLDs) are used to model dynamic systems by identifying variables and causal effects.

system maintenance policy  Simulation Understanding how a system really works is the first step toward using, improving, automating, or explaining it to others. The basic concept of a system is that it is driven by cause and effect—but there is so much more to understanding its full complexity. The best place to start is by learning how causal loop diagrams (CLDs) are used to model dynamic systems by identifying variables and causal effects. Read More

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part One: Challenges and Features


Companies are looking for more areas to squeeze savings out of operations. One such area that may be fertile ground to explore is equipment maintenance. The class of software that can help to cultivate these savings is computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS). This article discusses the basics of CMMS and its key features, enabling you to determine whether your company should investigate this software as a potential source of savings.

system maintenance policy  trend tracking, and expert system diagnoses. Tracking of unscheduled maintenance provides a biofeedback mechanism as to the effectiveness of your maintenance program. Unscheduled maintenance is a fact of life and will always be there. Yet, you don''t throw up your hands and just accept it. We still want to reduce the occurrences of unscheduled maintenance. When equipment does break, a CMMS should track and record all of the details of the failure, the cause of the failure, repair efforts, and parts and 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.

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Syntax System Limited


A leading reseller of Oracle's JD Edwards software, SAP Business One Software, Managed Services and Hosting and IBM Infrastructure. Syntax.net leverages almost 40 years of experience to provide quality consulting and implementation services, upgrades, certified Oracle University JD Edwards training, hosting and managed services, and IT infrastructure products. Located in Canada and the United States, Syntax provides single source Business Management solutions.

system maintenance policy  System Limited A leading reseller of Oracle''s JD Edwards software, SAP Business One Software, Managed Services and Hosting and IBM Infrastructure. Syntax.net leverages almost 40 years of experience to provide quality consulting and implementation services, upgrades, certified Oracle University JD Edwards training, hosting and managed services, and IT infrastructure products. Located in Canada and the United States, Syntax provides single source Business Management solutions. Read More

Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online


Maintenance Connection is web-based maintenance management system that can be deployed on-line via the Internet or on-site on a company's Intranet. The system allows a maintenance organization to manage assets, keep track of work orders, schedule preventive maintenance, store standard operating procedures, maintain spare parts levels, and ultimately develop good reports to make better long-term business decisions. With over 150 reports and a built-in report writer, any information can be quickly accessed from anywhere in the world by using an web browser.  

system maintenance policy  a company''s Intranet. The system allows a maintenance organization to manage assets, keep track of work orders, schedule preventive maintenance, store standard operating procedures, maintain spare parts levels, and ultimately develop good reports to make better long-term business decisions. With over 150 reports and a built-in report writer, any information can be quickly accessed from anywhere in the world by using an web browser. Read More