Do you know the old saying "The more things change, the more they stay the same"? Technological advances have made CMMS software more affordable and easier to use, but maintenance goals haven't changed. Avoid problems when you can. When you can't, fix them efficiently.|
Have you seen those YouTube videos on setting up spreadsheets for managing work orders? Maintenance managers having to worry about column widths wasn't always a huge waste of time, but it sure is now.|
When making the jump from failure-focused maintenance to the smooth sailing of a preventive maintenance program, remember that success depends on how well you prepare, and a full-featured CMMS makes preparing much easier.|
Remember the training montages in the Rocky movies? The ones where he's pulling himself up from a devastating failure, laser-focused on redemption? When you track Mean Time To Repair, it's the same, minus all the emotional drama and awesome music.|
You already know the benefits of a CMMS. It increases efficiency and reduces stress. The streamlined work order process and interactive floor plans put technicians where they need to be, accurate inventory tracking gives them the parts they need when they need them, and work...|
A small business—really, everyone in business—lives and dies on inventory management. But before we look at managing it, we need to ask, "What is inventory, anyway?"|
There is a wide range of powerful maintenance management software packages claiming to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, across all industries. The challenge for businesses owners is deciding which one best suits their circumstances.|
Times have really changed; particularly when it comes to what management studies programs are offering their students. But an overriding feature of these programs, both past and present, is helping students put theories into practice.|
You know that feeling when you can't find your car keys? Poor inventory management is that feeling times a hundred, stretched across your whole workweek.|
Regardless of the size of your municipal budget, enterprise asset management software (EAM) means more control, less waste. You make better decisions, faster. Budget size doesn't matter as much as you might think. No matter how much you're starting with, asset management...|
Not every church can be the Sistine Chapel. But even modest houses of worship benefit from a properly implemented facility management system.|
How can food processing plants keep their assets running while at the same time stay compliant with government and industry bodies? Equipment management software is the answer.|
It is estimated that there are 700,000 hotel facilities worldwide with combined annual revenues of $830 billion (Lake, 2016). In the U.S. alone, there are 4.9 million guest rooms that make up 68% of their total annual revenues (Mandelbaum, 2007). Special events, spa and...|
Today’s manufacturing companies are very different from those that existed just a couple of decades ago. In general, they tend to be larger, more specialized and technically more complex. Today’s business owners are also faced with the added challenges of keeping pace with...|
Imagine you're managing inventory for a hospital. Your success depends on having accurate answers to questions like : "What items do I have?" and "How much of each item do I have?"|
How accurately can you answer these questions about your facilities?
What type of equipment has had the most failures between scheduled preventative maintenance...
Imagine a maintenance technician finding the part they need on-site, allowing them to start on a work order right away. Now imagine the same tech needing the same part, but this time the part is two days away in a vendor's warehouse.|
It's fair to say that maintenance technicians and managers enable all other company operations. Without equipment, building facilities and all other functional assets operating properly, business could not be conducted. So, it makes sense that revolutionary Computerized...|
Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) has changed the landscape of maintenance operations. Over the past twenty years, a growing number of businesses large and small and across all corporate, industry and service sectors have traded in traditional “pencil and...|
Hope you’re enjoying reading about our content series on the future of CMMS Software. If you haven’t already, here’s some of the other exciting stuff we’ve been writing about:What’s next for CMMS Software?Drones, Robots, Virtual Reality : welcome to the new age CMMS Software...|
Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) has revolutionized the working of maintenance departments all over the globe. A maintenance professional walking with a large task sheet, scheduling and keeping track of assets on spreadsheets, paper-based inventory...|
Maintenance management is a crucial part of any business operations. It allows companies to make sure that all of their equipment, facilities and other assets are fully functional at all times. But did you know maintenance management efforts can take up at least 40-50% of a...|
You’ve done your research and know the benefits of Computerized Maintenance Management Software. You’ve even found the right one for your maintenance department: a software package that delivers the perfect balance between advanced features and ease-of-use. Your team could...|
Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) has restructured the daily operations of maintenance departments across a broad range of industry sectors. CMMS systems have the ability to automate all maintenance management functions including inventory control, ordering...|
During the past decade, Computerized Maintenance Management Software’s (CMMS) rapid rise in popularity attests to its sustained track record of streamlining maintenance operations. As more and more business owners have come to realize, keeping in step with tight operating...|
In recent years, Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) has become a household name in the facility management world. But this has not always been the case. When CMMS software was first introduced 50 years ago, its appeal at that time was limited to large...|
Not only do commercial buildings consume two-thirds of all electrical energy in the U.S. each year, but collectively they top transportation as the biggest user of all energy in America.
This unquenchable thirst for power – electric, gas, coal, solar – makes Facilities a...|
Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) has changed how a growing number of businesses of all sizes and across a broad range of industry, corporate and services sectors take care of all of their maintenance management needs. When using an automated maintenance...|
Bar none, the greatest drawing card to Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) is the preventive maintenance plan system feature. When CMMSs first made their appearance approximately 50 years ago, preventive maintenance scheduling was not even on the radar screen....|
Two of the biggest challenges facing companies today are keeping pace with their competition and at the same time, coping with ever tightening operating margins. Market demands, changing industry trends and evolving technologies all place added pressure on business owners to...|
Businesses are constantly on the look out for better ways to streamline their operations, especially when it comes to improving their bottom line. This objective has become even more important in recent years because of highly competitive markets, technological changes and...|
During the past two decades, Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) systems have been the preferred maintenance management solution for a growing number of customers across a broad spectrum of industry, corporate and service sectors. And there are good reasons...|
During the past two decades, businesses of all sizes have felt the effects of highly competitive markets, technological changes and economic challenges. For these reasons, business owners are seeking ways of operating smarter, faster and leaner; primarily in the area of...|
During the past decade, more and more business owners are turning toward Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) as their facility management solution. Increased marketplace competition and economic demands as well as changes in technology and market trends have...|
Without a doubt, making the shift to a Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) system can be a daunting experience especially for business owners who for many years have relied on spreadsheets to manage their maintenance operations. Recognizing the need for change...|
When we consider maintenance strategies, we’re typically looking at three options: run-to-fail, predictive maintenance, and preventative maintenance. The traditional option is run-to-fail, which essentially requires being reactive, wherein the plan is to fix equipment once it...|
As a business professional, uncovering new opportunities for performance improvements is always something that should be a top priority. But at the same time, these improvements don't reveal themselves based on gut instinct alone. The only way to know how you could be doing...|
A recent study found that small and medium sized businesses constitute 90% of total employer businesses in the United States and Canada. While every business regardless of size and industry faces their own unique challenges, in recent years, small to medium enterprises (SMEs)...|
It’s probably safe to assume that if you’ve found this article, you are more than likely thinking about an alternative to your current maintenance management approach. Fortunately, you are in good company because there is a growing number of businesses of all sizes and across...|
Mobile devices represent a technological game changer in the ways people communicate. Cell phones and tablets have changed and shaped how we access and share information. They have redefined how we conduct our personal and...|
On May 25, 2018, a new European privacy law, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in the European Union (EU). The GDPR is designed to give EU citizens more control over their data, strengthening their right to access personal data...|
Computerized Maintenance Management Software is an awesome tool that aids maintenance professionals in becoming more organized. CMMS software streamlines maintenance processes, doing everything from simple requests, to work orders, preventive maintenance, inventory management...|
Looking back twenty years ago, the most powerful home and office computers boasted having a hefty 64MB of SDRAM and a roomy 8GB hard drive. Wi-Fi access was unheard of and cell phones were just coming onboard in analog format only. Tablets and other portable devices weren’t...|
We’re well into 2019 and it’s time to do a efficiency check. Are you still tracking work orders and maintenance activities manually or with spreadsheets? If you are, you are not alone. Almost 80% of facility and maintenance professionals that we survey are using spreadsheets...|
As companies grow in size and complexity, maintenance tasks that were previously managed by “pencil and paper” or spreadsheet approaches are now found lacking. And when it comes to the added maintenance costs associated with time, resource and staff allocations, this is where...|
Developments in technology during the past decade have transformed and shaped how we conduct our lives. From travel, to healthcare and medical advances, to banking, to communication and more, the increasing evolution of technology has touched almost every aspect of...|
More than ever, today’s facility managers are challenged to keep pace with changing industry trends while at the same time being cognizant of profit margins and returns on investments (ROIs). In particular, companies are increasingly finding a...|
Technology has turned the world on its side; and for the most part, this has been a good thing. However, a problem that arises from the ongoing changes associated with these advancements is the need to adapt. A growing number of businesses across all industry and service sectors...|
Mining is a large industry sector accounting for a total of 13,294 mining operations in the United States alone (The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2015). The mining sector is represented by four types of mining operations: surface, underground, dredge...|
During the past three decades, company operations management has greatly evolved. Fluctuating economic conditions, increased market place competition and a move toward computer technology are largely responsible for companies across all sectors adopting a “smarter”...|
Companies large and small, and across all industry, service and corporate sectors, rely on efficient functioning of equipment in order to operate and be profitable. When a piece of equipment breaks down or fails, operations are impeded and can impact a company’s bottom line....|
In recent years, companies have been challenged to keep pace with industry and economic demands. In order to maintain their competitive edge, they must find ways to increase their productivity and efficiency while at the same time, being mindful of the costs in doing so....|
The way companies conduct business has changed dramatically over recent years. Computer technology is largely responsible for increased business efficiency regarding resource, material and timing savings. In the late 1970’s, spreadsheet software emerged and was considered a...|
Organizations in manufacturing rely on multiple pieces of equipment to complete daily production tasks. To ensure smooth operation of the machinery, regular service is required. Additionally, some equipment is essential to the...|
Purchasing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is a large investment for buyers regarding finances, time and energy. Because of this, purchasers’ inquiries and final decision making are...|
Maintenance managers are the people responsible for keeping facilities running. They are valuable members of any operation; their duties vary in scope depending on the size and function of the facility for which they...|
If your business depends on its equipment, you are bound to face downtime from time to time. If you’ve ever dealt with it, you know it can be more than frustrating. It is very costly, even more so than you might think. Every time...|
Mobile devices represent a technological game changer in the ways people communicate. Cell phones and tablets have changed and shaped how we access and share information. They have redefined how we conduct our personal and business...|
Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) systems have revolutionized the day to day operations of companies spanning a wide range of industries. CMMSs are sophisticated and robust facilities management...|
Taking the step to add a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to your operation is much more than a financial investment. It also involves a commitment to the time and energy needed to ensure that the system...|
When an organization makes the decision to move forward in buying CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) or upgrading an existing one, it involved a lot of deliberation. As it is an established fact that, investing in a...|
Facility managers in hospitality are now using hotel software solutions to improve how they work. When it comes to maintenance software, and as you look through the different options, it can seem overwhelming. If you want the right maintenance software for your hotel,...|
The New Year leads many of us to reflect on the year past and set resolutions for the new one. Much preparation for the New Year in maintenance management is focused on the improvement of the work order process. By setting the right objectives, you and your team...|
Attention! Your facility has a serious leak that must be repaired immediately.
Okay, perhaps it’s not a leak from a pipe or chemicals but chances are your maintenance department has experienced this leak before. The serious leak we mean is the one in your maintenance budget. It...|
Although we still have another month until the kids are back at school, here at Hippo CMMS we thought we'd get back into the swing of things with our latest blog series- Back To Basics: The Ultimate CMMS Guide.
Read on for Part 1, an introduction to CMMS systems.|
Quality and efficiency always depend on good maintenance, but nowhere is this more apparent than in a hospital. Nearly everything maintenance workers do affects compliance, and routine maintenance like cleaning, inspecting, and properly storing equipment can mean the...|
When every dollar is donated, there’s always pressure to cut costs. As a result, nonprofit organizations often make cuts to areas that aren’t front line client work — areas such as maintenance. Unfortunately, this can drive costs up, as constant reactive maintenance repair...|
It’s easy for businesses to underestimate the importance of maintenance. After all, it goes on behind the scenes, doesn’t generate profit, and is usually only called on when something needs to be fixed. As a result, many organizations have reactive maintenance programs...|
When every penny counts, your worship service could be losing money with broken-down floor buffers, vacuums that drain electricity, or last-minute dashes for replacement parts. An overburdened maintenance department distracts from your church’s greater purpose.
Managing your facility data is vital for the efficient running of your facility. Advances in technology have made it possible for facility managers to delve into data generated through various activities in their facilities and spot opportunities or problems.
A positive return on investment (or ROI) is an important metric to prove before making a business investment decision. In most situations, ROI is calculated in the context of marketing and sales investments to expand an organization’s awareness or client base. Along with...|
Maintenance departments often view equipment failure as a fact of life. Managers come to expect breakdowns and often wait for “problem equipment” to simply stop working. Even if a reactive attack plan seems to work, the long term strategy is short-sighted. If your assets...|
Motivation amongst your employees can take a nose dive in the winter. Cold weather, mourning the end of the holiday season, and a lack of employee engagement are all factors in an un-motivated and perhaps under-performing work force. A report by the Incentive Research...|
When you’re looking to buy a new maintenance solution, the cost can be tough to justify.
Many maintenance teams are haunted by constant downtime, and breaking a reactive cycle isn’t easy. While a new tool would help organize maintenance tasks so that time and money is saved,...|
Ever wonder how your facility shapes up over others? Want to gain a better understanding of what facility and plant managers, like yourselves, are looking for in a CMMS? Then this post is for you!
Our three-month long survey of 100 plant and facility managers generated some...|
2015 introduced us to many new facility and plant managers. Some came to us already utilizing a CMMS software while others used spreadsheets, pen and paper, or email to better organize their maintenance departments. Whatever method they came from, they were excited to find...|
If you are new to the computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) world, you’re likely being inundated with acronyms and terms that are unfamiliar to you. To clear the confusion, we’ve developed a CMMS software cheat sheet outlining 12 common maintenance software...
As the holiday season is upon us and another year ends, we find ourselves in a time of reflection.|
Picture this: You are currently using a computerized maintenance management software system (CMMS) that is outdated, no longer supported, too cumbersome to use or that you’ve outgrown.
Whatever the reason, the people in your maintenance department all agree, it’s time to...|
Maintenance management software has a lot of benefits for facilities of all sizes and belonging to all industries. You may see the merit, but your manager might need a little more convincing.|
Companies today realize the benefits of implementing a computerized maintenance management system. In the past, maintenance management systems were only found in manufacturing plants, but we’re now seeing maintenance software being used in educational institutions, healthcare...|
No matter how hard you may try, it’s easy to lose your footing and stumble right into common software pitfalls. Identifying these challenges before they happen is an important first step to mitigate their effects.|
Modern maintenance practices are in the crosshairs of some unique advancements.
While many maintenance departments have gone relatively unchanged for decades, the technology introduced in newer facilities has inspired some unstoppable trends.
What was once a cost-center...|
Let's face it, your industry is competitive, right? With new business's popping up every day, it's more than likely your product or service exists in a world with other options. Business 101 describes competitive landscapes well, maintaining that differentiation is key....|
Computerized management maintenance software is a system you use over the internet with a web browser. You don’t have to install any CDs, download any software, or worry about upgrades. If you use online banking or a web-based email program like Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo Mail...|
Guest satisfaction is top priority in the hospitality industry. This is even truer in this day in age with social media and other online outlets, where customers can post reviews that can be viewed by thousands of potential customers instantly. Imagine paying for a room in a...|
Even after you’ve successfully rolled out your new software (read Part 5: 9 tips to optimize your rollout for more information), there is still some work to be done to ensure ongoing support of your system. Post purchase is a time when features, training and setup can be...|
Searching for the right software vendor may seem daunting as they promise a variety of features, best prices, and service guarantees. But with your primary needs in hand, you’ll be able to easily cut through the clutter to find the right product. If you haven't read Part 1:...|
Is your business looking to implement a CMMS? Do you already have maintenance management software but find it's just not cutting it? Then tune into our 7 part CMMS Expert Series where we cover tips and tricks on how to find the right software for your business AND how to...|
Although most maintenance management software contains similar modules and features, vendors also boast a variety of unique services, special functionality, different pricing schemes, and so on. With a long list of feature and cost differences, the process of finding the...|
Hippo CMMS has served hundreds of clients belonging to a wide range of industries, from manufacturing to healthcare hospitality to non-profit. The following case study showcases one such client success story within the manufacturing sector. Learn how Armtec solved their...|
Hippo CMMS has served hundreds of clients belonging to a wide range of industries, from facility management to healthcare hospitality to non-profit. The following case study showcases one such client success story within the facility management sector. Learn how The Lakes solved...|
Hippo CMMS has served hundreds of clients belonging to a wide range of industries, from healthcare to manufacturing hospitality to non-profit. The following case study showcases one such client success story within the healthcare sector. Learn how Golden Door solved their...|
Hippo CMMS has served hundreds of clients belonging to a wide range of industries, from non-profit to healthcare hospitality to education. The following case study showcases one such client success story within the non-profit sector. Learn how John McGivney solved their...|
Hippo CMMS has served hundreds of clients belonging to a wide range of industries, from non profit to manufacturing healthcare to education. The following case study showcases one such client success story within the non-profit sector. Learn how Community Nurse solved their...|
Hippo CMMS has served hundreds of clients belonging to a wide range of industries, from municipalities to manufacturing healthcare to non-profit. The following case study showcases one such client success story within the municipalities sector. Learn how the Port of Newport...|
Hippo CMMS has served hundreds of clients belonging to a wide range of industries, from education to manufacturing healthcare to non-profit. The following case study showcases one such client success story within the education sector. Learn how MITT solved their maintenance...|
Hippo CMMS has served hundreds of clients belonging to a wide range of industries, from hospitality to manufacturing healthcare to non-profit. The following case study showcases one such client success story within the hospitality sector. Learn how Canad Inns solved their...|
Hippo CMMS has served hundreds of clients belonging to a wide range of industries, from healthcare to manufacturing hospitality to non-profit. The following case study showcases one such client success story within the healthcare sector. Learn how Southern Health solved their...|