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December 10, 2018

Succeed in Maintenance Management Using Failure Codes

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How accurately can you answer these questions about your facilities?

  • What piece of equipment has had the most chronic (low cost, high frequency) failures in the past six months?
  • What type of equipment has had the most failures between scheduled preventative maintenance...

| By Jonathan Davis | 0 Comments
December 03, 2018

Build a Culture of Collaboration with CMMS Software

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Digitization has disrupted a number of sectors, from data science to supply-chain management. Another industry being transformed by the technology boom is maintenance management, with Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) leading the charge.  

| By Sara Carter | 0 Comments
November 26, 2018

How to Streamline Inventory Tracking with a CMMS Software

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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.

| By Jonathan Davis | 0 Comments
November 19, 2018

Will CMMS Software Continue to be a Solution for Maintenance Managers?

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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...

| By Nick Campanella | 0 Comments
November 12, 2018

CMMS Software Features Your Maintenance Team Has Been Looking For

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
November 05, 2018

Take CMMS Software to the Next Level with Equipment Condition Monitoring

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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...

| By Hippo Content Team | 0 Comments
October 29, 2018

Using A.I. to Stay on Top of Maintenance Management

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The last decade has seen maintenance management evolve immensely. From paper to spreadsheets to Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS), it’s been quite the journey for CMMS Software. The obvious next step for CMMS Software is predictive maintenance. However, with...

| By Hippo Content Team | 0 Comments
October 22, 2018

Drones, Robots, Virtual Reality: Welcome to the New Age of CMMS Software

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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...

| By Hippo Content Team | 0 Comments
October 15, 2018

What's next for CMMS Software ?

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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...

| By Hippo Content Team | 0 Comments
October 08, 2018

How to Win Over Upper-Management with CMMS Software

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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...

| By Jonathan Davis | 0 Comments
October 01, 2018

CMMS Data Storage : Things you need to know

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
September 24, 2018

CMMS Software and Data Security

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
September 17, 2018

CMMS Software for Business

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
September 10, 2018

5 Synergies between Building IoT and CMMS that Lead to a Greener Tomorrow

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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...

| By Keith Craig | 0 Comments
September 03, 2018

Is a CMMS the Right Choice for Work Order Management?

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
August 27, 2018

The Evolution of Preventive Maintenance Systems and CMMS Software

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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....

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
August 20, 2018

Benefits of a Work Order System

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
August 13, 2018

What is CMMS Software?

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
August 06, 2018

5 Must Follow Tips for CMMS Implementation

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
July 30, 2018

Is CMMS Software Suitable for Your Business Size?

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
July 23, 2018

How Much Does an Affordable CMMS Software Cost?

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
July 16, 2018

Acquiring a Free Simple CMMS Software

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
July 09, 2018

Predictive vs Preventive Maintenance: What's the Difference?

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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...

| By Jessica Barrett Halcom | 0 Comments
June 25, 2018

Compare CMMS Software Prices and Pick the Best One for Your Business

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Navigating the world of Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) can be confusing and also a bit intimidating. To begin, there is a large number of vendors out there. However, with the CMMS industry continuing its rapid growth curve, pinpointing the actual number...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
June 18, 2018

CMMS Program Key Performance Indicators to Monitor

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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...

| By Reuben Yonatan | 0 Comments
June 11, 2018

Select and Compare CMMS Software Options for Your Business

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Entering the world of Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) can be a bit overwhelming. There is no doubt that simply arriving at the decision to move beyond a traditional “pencil and paper” approach to tracking company operations can be challenging. However, now...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
June 04, 2018

Why Hippo is One of the Best CMMS Software Options for SMEs

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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)...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
May 28, 2018

Three Easy Steps to Selecting CMMS Software

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
May 25, 2018

Using Mobile CMMS Software to Improve Hospital Maintenance

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Mobile CMMS Software for Hospital Maintenance

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...

| By Reid Wrublowsky | 0 Comments
May 24, 2018

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Guide

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Overview

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...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
May 21, 2018

5 Ways CMMS Software Keeps Your Maintenance Work Organized

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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...

| By Kelechi Asagwara | 0 Comments
May 14, 2018

What Does a CMMS Software Cost ?

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Making the decision to shift a company’s maintenance management from a spreadsheet to a Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) system can be a long and often difficult process. Change can be difficult - even if it is for the better. Concerns typically center on...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
April 30, 2018

Benefits of a Mobile CMMS Software

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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...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
April 23, 2018

How CMMS Software Solves Challenges Faced by Small Businesses?

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CMMS Software for Small Businesses

In recent years, Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) has transformed how companies do business and in particular, how they oversee their facility management. During the past two decades, businesses - large and small - are...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
April 17, 2018

Why Use CMMS software over Excel?

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We’re well into 2018 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...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
April 02, 2018

Is Free CMMS Software Really Free?

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Who doesn’t love the word free? Most people jump at the opportunity to save money, let alone get something of value for no cost at all.

How about free CMMS software? Imagine revolutionizing your entire workplace with software tools that promise to automate and manage...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
March 21, 2018

The Definitive List of CMMS Software Features

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CMMS Software features you need

An increasing number of companies across a broad spectrum of industry, service and corporate sectors have come to realize that their “pencil and paper” or spreadsheet approach to maintenance management is no longer sufficient. Increased...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
March 20, 2018

Is CMMS Software a Good Fit for Small Businesses?

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CMMS Software for Small Business

According to the US Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy, in 2016 there were 28.8 million small businesses representing 99.7 percent of all US businesses. These businesses employed 56.8 million people representing 48% of all...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
March 15, 2018

Is Your Company Ready for Preventive Maintenance Service or Plan?

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Preventive Maintenance Service

Most will agree that maintaining company assets is a good thing. However, the question remains, is a preventive maintenance plan the right thing for your company? To begin, let’s explore what preventive maintenance is.

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
March 15, 2018

Preventive Maintenance Plan Pitfalls to Avoid

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
March 15, 2018

6 Items Your Preventive Maintenance Checklist Should Include

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
March 15, 2018

Set up a Preventive Maintenance Schedule with These 5 Simple Steps

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Preventive Maintenance Schedule

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...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
March 09, 2018

How EAM Software is different from a CMMS?

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
February 07, 2018

8 Benefits CMMS Software Brings to the Mining Industry

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
January 29, 2018

10 Tips for Businesses to Improve Work Order Management

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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”...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
January 15, 2018

PM Maintenance Best Practices to Follow

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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....

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
January 07, 2018

2017 for Hippo CMMS - A Successful Year in Review

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In typical Hippo fashion, we move forward into the new year with momentum and with bold objectives to be achieved. In planning for 2018 and beyond, we reflect on the milestones reached in 2017.

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
January 03, 2018

Evaluating the Pros and Cons of On-Premise vs Web-based CMMS software

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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....

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
December 04, 2017

Nine Reasons Why Facilities Managers are Ditching Spreadsheets for CMMS

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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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
December 01, 2017

Infographic: Eleven Ways CMMS Saves Facilities Money

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More facilities departments are either implementing or researching CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems because they realize the cost saving benefits these systems deliver. What’s more new web-based subscription platforms have lower start up costs, are easier to...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
November 10, 2017

Five Ways Equipment Management Software Helps with Preventive Maintenance of Equipment

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Equipment Management Software in Manufacturing 

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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
October 30, 2017

What Companies are Looking For in a CMMS: Results of a Hippo CMMS Survey

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What Companies are Looking For in a CMMS: Results of a Hippo CMMS Survey

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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
October 24, 2017

How to Simplify Work Order Management with a CMMS

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Seven Ways a CMMS Simplifies Work Order Management

Businesses across many industry sectors are increasingly turning toward Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS)  as their facility management solution. Increased efficiency, reduced costs and a more significant...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
October 09, 2017

Six Things to Consider When Choosing CMMS Implementation Services

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6 Things to Consider When Choosing CMMS Implementation Services

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
October 02, 2017

Three Easy Steps to Calculate Expected CMMS ROI

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3 Easy Steps to Calculate Expected CMMS ROI

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) have become increasingly attractive to companies spanning many industry sectors including healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, etc. The primary motivation for the shift toward...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
September 25, 2017

Optimize Maintenance with an Equipment Tracking Software

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Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) systems have revolutionized the day to day operations of companies spanning a wide range of industry sectors including manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, retail, etc. Equipment tracking softwares are sophisticated and...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
September 15, 2017

Six Benefits of a mobile work order software

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Six benefits of a mobile work order software

In recent years, Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) systems have evolved in response to industry demands by becoming more sophisticated, robust and user-friendly applications. One of the most significant...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
September 08, 2017

Five Things Maintenance Managers Should Look for in a CMMS

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Five Things Maintenance Managers Should Look for in a CMMS

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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
August 25, 2017

Set up a Preventive Maintenance Program in Six Simple Steps

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Preventive Maintenance Program

A large part of keeping a company running efficiently and profitably is ensuring that all equipment is functioning optimally. To do so, routine preventative maintenance needs to be conducted. Unfortunately, regular equipment checks often go...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
August 18, 2017

Six Ways to Reduce Equipment Downtime

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Six Ways to Reduce Equipment Downtime

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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
August 11, 2017

How CMMS Can Improve Hospital Maintenance

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How CMMS Can Improve Hospital Maintenance

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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
August 01, 2017

9 Key Features to Lookout for When Selecting a CMMS Software

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Nine Key Features to Lookout for When Selecting a CMMS Software 

Researching and selecting a computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) can be a tedious task. There are some key features that are a must when selecting which CMMS solution to purchase. CMMS software...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
July 14, 2017

Eight Benefits of Having Your Facility Audited by a CMMS Expert

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Eight Benefits of Having Your Facility Audited by a CMMS Expert

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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
June 30, 2017

Six reasons having CMMS Software for Manufacturing Facilities is critical

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Six Reasons Having a CMMS Software is Critical for Manufacturing Plants

Although U.S. and Canadian manufacturing sectors were both hit hard by the 2008-2009 recessions, each has experienced recoveries resulting in continued growth. According to FRED Economic Data (2017), the...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
June 26, 2017

Why Customer On-boarding is Critical for CMMS Success

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Why Customer On-boarding is Critical for CMMS Success

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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
June 14, 2017

Understanding CMMS Software Pricing Models: Asset-based vs. User-based

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Understanding CMMS Software Pricing Models: Asset-based vs. User-based

Are you in the market for a CMMS (computerized maintenance management system)? Throughout your research, you’ll notice that pricing structures vary among the different maintenance management systems out...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
June 09, 2017

Five Steps to Consider While Choosing a CMMS Software Solution

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5 Things to Consider While Choosing a CMMS Software Solution

If you’re not already using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) chances are you’re using a paper or spreadsheet based system.  We at Hippo, always hear that there isn’t enough time in the day to...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
May 30, 2017

Optimize your maintenance program with these five simple steps

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Get the most from your maintenance program

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...

| By Reena Sommer | 0 Comments
March 20, 2017

Hippo CMMS Wins 2017 Maintenance Management Software Award From FinancesOnline

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For a relatively young CMMS provider, Hippo has done an excellent job managing enterprise assets, and counts as one of the few systems of this kind that realize 92% client retention and serve over 700 organizations and 35,000 users from all across the world. The potential of...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
January 12, 2017

4 Things to Look for in Hotel Building Maintenance Software

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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,...

| By Kelechi Asagwara | 0 Comments
January 06, 2017

6 Maintenance Work Order Resolutions for the New Year

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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...

| By Kelechi Asagwara | 0 Comments
December 13, 2016

5 Ways CMMS Software Cuts Maintenance Costs

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 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...

| By Kelechi Asagwara | 0 Comments
November 25, 2016

The 17 Most Impactful Trends In CMMS Software in 2016

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CMMS software vendors do their best to ensure their products keep up with the latest trends in management and computing. The latest versions are less limited compared to previous editions and can be easily modified for multiple industries. The systems can be used both for...

| By Kelechi Asaguara | 0 Comments
November 15, 2016

11 Ways CMMS Software Will Save Your Business Money - {Infographic}

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INTRODUCTION:

There are many benefits of using a CMMS software solution, from increased efficiency to overall facility productivity. But perhaps one of the most important benefits is the one that it provides to your business' bottom line. 

Below is an infographic of 11...

| By Kelechi Asaguara | 0 Comments
September 29, 2016

4 Ways Asset Management Saves Your Organization Money

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Efficient management of your assets and equipment has become an essential component to a comprehensive maintenance management system. In a recent study, 33% of facility managers were extremely interested in utilizing an asset and equipment module, while 73% were...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
August 24, 2016

Back To Basics: The Ultimate CMMS Guide Part 4

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It's time for our final installment of our series Back To Basics: The Ultimate CMMS Guide. We're covering everything you need to know about a CMMS system. Click here if you missed Part 1, here for Part 2, and here for Part 3

In today's post we'll discuss how to find the...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
August 16, 2016

Back To Basics: The Ultimate CMMS Guide Part 3

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It's time for Part 3 in our Back To Basics: The Ultimate CMMS Guide blog series. We're covering everything you need to know about a CMMS system. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here or click here for Part 2- learning about key CMMS features.

In today's post we'll...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
August 09, 2016

Back To Basics: The Ultimate CMMS Guide Part 2

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Welcome back to our blog series- Back To Basics: The Ultimate CMMS Guide- where we cover everything you need to know about a CMMS system. If you missed Part 1-an introduction to CMMS systems-you can read it here. 

In today's post we'll discuss the key features that comprise...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
August 03, 2016

Back To Basics: The Ultimate CMMS Guide Part 1

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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.

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
July 19, 2016

How CMMS Can Navigate the Maze of Healthcare Regulations

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
July 12, 2016

Could Your Nonprofit Benefit From CMMS Software?

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
July 05, 2016

A Preventive Maintenance System Could Save You Money: Here's How

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
June 28, 2016

How One Tool Can Solve 7 of Your Biggest Church Maintenance Headaches

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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. 

“Many...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
June 22, 2016

7 Tips For Managing Your Maintenance Team

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Every successful organization has an effective maintenance team behind the scenes, tweaking and repairing the tools and facilities we all depend on. And behind every successful maintenance team is a maintenance manager who knows how to inspire workers to give their best.

In...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
June 20, 2016

How to Maximize Your CMMS Capabilities in Managing Facility Data

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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.

However,...

| By Lindsey Walker | 0 Comments
June 07, 2016

How to Use Hippo CMMS' Equipment Downtime Module

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Equipment downtime is an important tool for clients in manufacturing or any sector looking to track the availability of their critical equipment. Now available to all Hippo clients, you can easily track the outage duration for each asset. By understanding your equipment's...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
May 11, 2016

Determining the Benefits of CMMS With Simple Cost Benefit Analysis

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
April 08, 2016

Cutting Costs Through Equipment Preventive Maintenance

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
March 22, 2016

5 Reasons Why Interactive Floor Plans are Great for Facility Managers!

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If you’re a facility manager tasked with managing numerous floors and sections in a facility, tracking changes in maintenance management software can feel daunting at times. Even with a solid CMMS in place, there are still challenges with being able to visualize where work...

| By Kelechi Asagwara | 0 Comments
March 10, 2016

6 Signs It's Time to Update Your CMMS Software

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Maintenance managers are no better than their tools, and physical tools are no more important than virtual ones — the systems that house work orders, task, and asset documents. When was the last time you gave your CMMS software a thorough evaluation?

If you don’t know that ...

| By Aleks Peterson | 0 Comments
March 02, 2016

16 Questions to Ask Before Buying a CMMS Software

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The world of maintenance management has evolved as market demands, economic challenges and advances in technology challenge companies across a wide range of industry sectors. In response to these conditions, Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) has rapidly...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
February 26, 2016

5 Widely Held Misconceptions about CMMS Software

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Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) have been used by organizations since as early as the 70’s. Initially they were used by manufacturers to monitor equipment, labor, and inventory ensuring that production was optimized and equipment downtime reduced. Since...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
February 12, 2016

7 Ways to Show Love to Your CMMS

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner and along with showering your significant other, friend, or family with hearts and kisses on this lovely-duvey day, we here at Hippo CMMS think it’s important to show love to your faithful CMMS software. Your maintenance management...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
February 11, 2016

31 Ways to Motivate Your Maintenance Department

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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...

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January 28, 2016

10 ways CMMS is better than Spreadsheets

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Spreadsheets are commonly used by facility and maintenance managers to track the assets and operations they oversee. On the surface, spreadsheets seem like a reasonable solution.

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January 28, 2016

How to Justify the Cost of a CMMS [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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,...

| By Julia Scavicchio | 0 Comments
January 26, 2016

5 Reasons Maintenance Managers use Spreadsheets over CMMS Software

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Industry experts, academics, maintenance and facilities managers recognize and cite the benefits of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) in research studies, articles, and other sources. Software companies boast potentially high return on investments with...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
January 14, 2016

3 Benefits of Mobile Building Maintenance Management

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When planning to implement a CMMS, there may be some concerns you or your organization may have:

How do we update our CMMS information in real-time?

What ways can my technicians respond to work orders most efficiently?

Is there a way my team can learn to navigate through...

| By Kelechi Asaguara | 0 Comments
January 07, 2016

6 Steps to Flawless CMMS Software Implementation

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PROBLEMS GETTING YOUR CMMS SOFTWARE UP AND RUNNING?

Your company purchased or subscribed to a CMMS , went through the implementation process and have had some training. Its months later, and you’re finding that the maintenance management software is not delivering the results...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
January 04, 2016

What CMMS Features are Most Important to Facility Managers - A Study of 100 Facilities Professionals

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
December 31, 2015

10 New Year's Resolutions for Your CMMS Software in 2016

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As we approach the New Year, you’re probably considering making some New Year’s resolutions. If you are not sure what goals you want to set for 2016, we’ll make it easy for you. For those of you already using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), you know that...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
December 31, 2015

INFOGRAPHIC: 20 CMMS Statistics From 2015

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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...

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December 28, 2015

CMMS 101: 12 Maintenance Software Terms You Should Know

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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...

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December 16, 2015

Automatic Work Order Tracking: The Hub of a CMMS System

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Automatic work order tracking is one of the most poignant features of any computerized maintenance management system. Other modules such as bar coding or predictive maintenance may exist in some CMMS software vendors’ tool belt, but not others. A common thread between all...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
December 16, 2015

A Year in Review: An open letter to our dear clients

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As the holiday season is upon us and another year ends, we find ourselves in a time of reflection. 

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
December 14, 2015

From One CMMS to Another: Guidelines for Software Data Migration

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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...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
December 08, 2015

INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Tips to Get Management Approval for a CMMS

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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. 

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
December 02, 2015

5 Signs Your Organization Needs CMMS Software Program

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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...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
December 01, 2015

CMMS Expert Series Part 7: 6 Common Software Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

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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.

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
November 25, 2015

Press Release: Hippo CMMS Becomes a HubSpot Partner

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HippoCMMS, a leading web based maintenance and facility management software platform, has recently become an official HubSpot partner. This is an important step in HippoCMMS’s journey to become an industry leader as it will enhance their content marketing and grow their...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
November 12, 2015

3 CMMS Trends for 2016: Millennials, Mobility and Machine Learning

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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...

| By Julia Scavicchio | 0 Comments
November 04, 2015

Unconventional Reasons Maintenance Managers Should Invest in CMMS Software

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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....

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
November 04, 2015

5 Advantages of Web Based CMMS Software

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
November 04, 2015

6 Ways CMMS Can Improve Hotel Maintenance Management

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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...

| By Daniel Golub | 0 Comments
October 26, 2015

CMMS Expert Series Part 6: 3 steps to a perfect post purchase timeline

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
October 19, 2015

CMMS Expert Series Part 5: 9 tips to optimize your rollout strategy

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If you've already read Part 3 and Part 4 in our CMMS Expert Series, then you're ready to rollout your fully integrated software to your entire team...or are you? Rollout isn't as simple as providing login credentials to your maintenance manager or giving the green light to...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
October 12, 2015

CMMS Expert Series Part 4: Four factors affecting your software setup

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Last week in Part 3 of our CMMS Expert Series, we showed you the three types of CMMS setup, breaking down the cost, implementation timelines and considerations you should know before making an integration decision. To complete this selection, Part 4 gives you insight into the...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
October 04, 2015

CMMS Expert Series Part 3: Breaking-down the three types of CMMS setup

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Once you find the right CMMS product to work for your business using Part 1 and Part 2 of our 7 part CMMS Expert Series, you're ready to begin the integration process. Before you jump right in however, it's important to develop a strategy to your integration as this can make...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
September 28, 2015

CMMS Expert Series Part 2

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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:...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
September 22, 2015

7 Part CMMS Expert Series: Insider Tips & Tricks

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
September 21, 2015

CMMS Expert Series Part 1

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
June 17, 2015

CMMS: Saving you money, one work order at a time!

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A simple computerized maintenance management system that captures all areas of your maintenance activities is key to increasing departmental transparency, workflow efficiency and creating better resource planning throughout your entire maintenance department.

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
June 16, 2015

Common PM Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

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Preventive maintenance, otherwise known as scheduled maintenance, is arguably one of the most important features that a CMMS system provides its users. Preventive maintenance is a proactive approach to maintenance management, ensuring that assets and equipment are routinely...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
March 23, 2015

Hippo Helps: Armtec Infrastructure Inc. Case Study

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
March 23, 2015

Hippo Helps: The Lakes Country Club Case Study

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
March 23, 2015

Hippo Helps: Golden Door Geriatric Centre Case Study

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
March 23, 2015

Hippo Helps: John McGivney Children's Centre Case Study

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
March 23, 2015

Hippo Helps: Community Nurse Health Center Case Study

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
March 23, 2015

Hippo Helps: Port of Newport Case Study

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
March 23, 2015

Hippo Helps: Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology Case Study

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
March 23, 2015

Hippo Helps: Canad Inns Case Study

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
March 23, 2015

Hippo Helps: Southern Health Case Study

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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...

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
March 20, 2015

Welcome to the Hippo CMMS Blog!

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Welcome to the new and improved Hippo CMMS blog, home to the latest and greatest news that Hippo has to offer. This blog will be your go to source for CMMS articles and Hippo resources.

| By Margeaux Girardin | 0 Comments
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