Recently, eMaint Enterprises invited Ralph "Pete" Peters, President of Maintenance Excellence Institute, to deliver a Free Best Practices Webinar on evaluating and cost justifying a CMMS. Ralph drew from a real life case study that featured Argentina's largest steel maker, SIDERAR, to document the CMMS evaluation/selection process as well as projected benefits and ROI.
Ralph began by outlining the overall strategy for gaining maximum value from a CMMS:
- Determine the true need for CMMS
- Determine maintenance best practices
- The CMMS evaluation and selection process
- Clearly defining CMMS functional requirements
- Commitment to maintenance Best Practice implementation
- Use the CMMS implementation process to measure your progress.
To evaluate and compare CMMS systems, each organization must consider 5 factors:
- Functional Requirements
- Technical Requirements
- Software Costs
- Qualitative Factors
After the selection and evaluation process, it is vital to cost justify the implementation of a CMMS with four important measures:
- Craft Productivity Improvement
- MRO Inventory Reduction
- Value of increased Uptime/Capactiy
- Major Projects completed sooner
However, it is always important to remember that one can not simply install a CMMS and expect resuslts, best practices must also be implemented and followed company-wide.
To dig deeper into the evaluation, selection and justification of CMMS, click here to watch the recording of the above webinar.
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