If you’ve found your way to this article then it either means you want more information based on CMMS, or you are intrigued in how to improve your business in a different way.

Either way, you’ve found yourself here, and you will, hopefully learn something that you didn’t know before.

Defining CMMS

It would probably help to explain to you what CMMS means, starting with what it stands for. 

Computerised Maintenance Management System/Software. (The last word is debatable, whatever works for you).

That’s what the words stand for. Essentially, what these words mean when put together, is that you have a system put in place to sort and centralise all information in regards to maintenance management. 

You probably could tell that once the words were explained, but it never hurts to dive in. 

Centralising all maintenance needs helps organise work orders and priorities, especially useful when even a small issue could stop all your business for a short term. 

When you have a work order created, you can then track all updates in real time, contact the engineer who’s sent out and view detailed reports. 

The Advantages

So, now that you know what CMMS is, what exactly are the advantages of using it for your business and why would you want it integrated into day-to-day operations? 

A good question. Essentially, once you’ve pieced the whole system together like a jigsaw, then you’ll start seeing the whole picture. 

All of your information will be neatly organised and centralised. Meaning that, essentially, you’ll be able to find information quicker and easier. Perhaps before you couldn’t find any reports from a certain department fix from a few months ago? That’s the beauty of integrating CMMS. 

As well as seeing a vast improvement to your information sorting, you can also communicate with your team much more effectively.

With a good CMMS, you’ll be able to notify team members when they are assigned tasks, as they will receive actual notifications. So, no memos that get forgotten or emails that fall into the junk pile. 

There are plenty of benefits when it comes to running CMMS, and lots of details that could be unique to your business, helping make huge differences.

Knowing if your business needs a CMMS comes down to a few boiling points. If you have lots of industrial equipment or at least equipment that has expensive costs when broken, then it’s worth looking into.

What’s Next

Okay, yes, we’ve just spent some time talking about why CMMS is great and all, but it’s not here to stay. Technology is forever changing and updating and we have to move on with the times.

The next revolution, and where you should focus your attention, is with IMMP. IMMP stands for Intelligent Maintenance Management Platform. Unlike any CMMS, an IMMP allows you to build your own, custom, maintenance management solution capable of answering your own operational challenges. They provide you with a whole ecosystem of resources, including native apps, all kinds of integrations, and IoT technology. 

While a CMMS will centralise information and help you manage tasks, an IMMP goes a few steps further, leveraging all that data to automate tasks and provide you with smart insights, time-saving predictions and suggestions.