How to get the most out of your CMMS
The effective use of a CMMS system helps organizations balance the challenges of cutting costs while improving productivity and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction. Yet, experts estimate that up to 80% of CMMS implementations fail to meet expectations. To ensure your CMMS implementation is a success and you get the most out of your system, follow the key steps below.
Ensure Data Integrity
A CMMS is only as good as the data flowing through it. Building an asset hierarchy and collecting complete and accurate data are important factors in maintaining data hygiene.
Invest in Training & Education
On average, companies only actively use 10-20% of their system’s functionality. Effective training can drastically improve the value you get out of your CMMS. Make sure your team is educated by providing core functionality CMMS training (initial and ongoing).
Document Work Processes
The more you document within your CMMS, the easier it is to prepare for compliance audits and identify potential failures. Get started by establishing work control functions, defining priority based on criticality and accounting for 100% of all labor and parts incurred.
Control Budget and Cost
Tracking costs within your CMMS enables you to make smarter budgeting decisions. Charge costs to work orders, document cost improvements and support asset life cycle costing.
Plan and Schedule Work
Manage your maintenance resources more efficiently by establishing a process for planning and scheduling. Monitor the amount of proactive work and develop work schedules for planned work.
Manage MRO Materials
Bridge the MRO reliability gap by designating critical and/or capital spare parts, tracking warranty information and documenting processes for refurbishment/repair.
Track and Measure KPIs
Transform your CMMS data into meaningful insights and make data-driven decisions. Easily measure KPIs such as downtime, labor performance and wrench time.
Audit Processes for Continuous Improvement
Treat your CMMS as your most valuable asset. Evaluate ongoing improvements every year. Conduct reviews on processes, data and workflows in order to ensure that you are maximizing your value.
Additional resources to help you get started with a CMMS
How to select CMMS software
When selecting a CMMS solution, ensure that the system delivers the functionality you need within your budget. The software should be mobile-friendly and browser-neutral, and training should be easily accessible. To help you determine which CMMS provider best fits your needs, view our comparison chart.
eMaint’s award-winning CMMS platform
Asset reliability platform
eMaint delivers ground-breaking asset reliability platforms that will help organizations increase uptime with a seamless integration of maintenance tools and software solutions.
The power of eMaint’s CMMS software, combined with Fluke’s world-renowned testing and calibration equipment, offers the opportunity to unlock even greater solutions. With Fluke and eMaint, customers have even greater power to simplify complex workflows.
Simple solution for your team
eMaint’s simple and intuitive CMMS interface makes managing maintenance easy for team members at all levels and roles, from maintenance technicians to upper management.
With eMaint’s mobile CMMS solution, technicians can view and close out work orders from the field, making it easy to complete work on-the-go. The maintenance data is then transformed into reports that are meaningful to your organization.
eMaint CMMS features
Establish asset hierarchies, track maintenance history on assets and prioritize work.
PM tasks and schedules
Generate PM tasks, develop PM schedules on time or usage and track inspections.
Visualize your asset data on a floor plan, schematic, site map, or any other image.