Why is MC CMMS Best of Breed CMMS


Why upgrade or implement a new CMMS?

Excerpts from business case for better asset management by David Berger

Regulatory compliance, globalization and increasing digitization of Assets means more competition and the survival of the smartest making the case of a modern CMMS all the more Critical. Overlaid with this new challenge is the Smartphones, tablets and the mobile revolution and it’s inevitable increase in Energy consumption. A modern, best of breed CMMS can help you tap on these challenges and turn them to your advantage giving your organization greater overall efficiency, reduced downtime and Cost Savings.

Smart Assets

Smart Assets are Assets with computer chip, RFID tag, GPS device or a sophisticated onboard computer. They can be monitored, tracked, integrated and maintained via a modern CMMS… to minimize breakdowns.

Monitor Energy Consumption

Modern CMMS tracks and trend energy consumption with automated alerts, condition-based monitoring, trend analysis and the auto-triggering of preventive maintenance work orders when energy consumption meets established condition criteria.

Greater savings and benefits: productivity gains of 5% to 30% when using mobile devices to download their work orders, input parts and labor, view equipment history and diagnostic data, refer to a graphic parts book or map, scan a barcode label and other useful functions. Unplanned work can cost anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times more than properly planned work.

Here are typical ranges of percent improvement potential for automating processes and moving to a more planned environment, based on my experience:

  • Asset availability 1% to 10%
  • Asset utilization up to 15% (zero if 7/24 operation)
  • Asset performance up to 5%
  • Quality of output up to 5%
  • Asset reliability 3% to 5%
  • Total cost of ownership 5% to 20%
  • Wrench time 5% to 30%
  • Labor productivity 10% to 30%
  • Capital asset replacements 3% to 5% reduction
  • Warranty recoveries 10% to 50%
  • Spare parts inventory levels 10% to 30% reduction
  • Spare parts inventory stockouts 5% to 10% reduction
  • Number of rush and expedited orders 3% to 15% reduction

Be forewarned, however, implementation costs are rarely cheap if you want experienced help — and you will want experienced help to modify your processes, properly configure the CMMS in support of processes and ultimately realize the benefits described above.

David Berger, P.Eng., Plant Services, contributing editor, explores how to build the business case for better asset management.

As reported in A.T. Kearney’s and Industry Week’s survey of 558 companies that are currently using a computerized maintenance management system (DPSI 1994), companies reported an average of:

28.3% increase in maintenance productivity
20.1% reduction in equipment downtown
19.4% savings in lower material costs
17.8% reduction in maintenance, repairs, operation (MRO) inventory
14.5 months average payback time

Accolades and Awards

Top 10 Leading EAM and CMMS

Maintenance Connection has been rated amongst the top 10 Leading EAM and CMMS by independent software advisory Software Advice. It has garnered many awards, and this is testament to the quality of the software

  • 2005 – Plant Engineering's Product of the Year Award – Winner
  • 2011 – ABA Stevie Awards – Customer Service - Finalist
  • 2011 – TEC Certified
  • 2011 – Progressive Manufacturing PM100 – Finalist
  • 2012 – Technology 500 Award for Outstanding Web Product - Winner
  • 2014 – Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year – Finalist
  • 2015 – TopTen Reviews Silver Award
  • 2016 – TopTen Reviews Silver Award
  • 2016 – Capterra’s Top 20 Most Popular Maintenance Management Software
  • 2016 – Software and Technology
  • 2017 – Gartner’s FrontRunners Leader

Maintenance Connection Ranked as Top Value CMMS
on Gartner’s FrontRunner Quadrant

Maintenance Connection, the industry’s leading computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), was recently ranked number one value in Gartner’s FrontRunners Report for CMMS released by Software Advice…