Based on 21 key functional business requirements, SelectHub names IFS the #1 CMMS vendor of 2016.
“With the capabilities of CMMS systems expanding over the last few years, companies need to look carefully at their actual needs through judicious requirements analysis.” Ram Karan, SelectHub’s Head of Customer Success
IFS Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) was recognized as the number one provider of CMMS based on the twenty key functional business requirements SelectHub analyzed as part of their selection process.
The importance of a computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS)
Digital transformation is changing the way maintenance-focused organizations do business. Automated processes, heightened competitive edges, and the adoption of automated maintenance and asset management systems have all become vital to an organization’s survival. With the potential to reduce operational costs, increase safety and compliance, and reduce overhead, organizations that adopt software to help them manage their maintenance and assets have little to lose.
Whether you are managing a facility, fleet or a manufacturing operation, your success is dependent on your ability to be agile and informed in real-time. The visibility and communication about all moving parts and pieces are vital to achieving optimized workflows and operations. This is where a CMMS comes into play. Acting as a communications tool, a CMMS allows organizations to communicate consistently about maintenance activities, maximizing the efficiency of a maintenance department and operation. While CMMSs are often overlooked in favor of EAMs, a CMMS ensures your maintenance operations run smoothly and intelligently.
What are the benefits of a CMMS?
#1) Proactive maintenance for reduced operational costs
Does your system allow you to automate the scheduling of inspections and maintenance? With a system that automatically schedules events based on historical data, you move your maintenance operations into a proactive model, reducing asset downtime and operational costs.
#2) Improved work order efficiency
With automated scheduling and configurable work order screens, as well as the ability to easily assign and close work orders in the system, a CMMS enhances work order efficiency. Possibly the most useful and essential aspect of a CMMS is that all work orders are automatically tracked in the system, and the associated historical records for each piece of equipment and personnel are captured and easily accessible.
#3) Superior safety and compliance
Optimized regulatory inspections and maintenance of equipment and/or facilities reduce safety risks and critical failures. Additionally, with historical tracking and the ability to generate custom reports detailing performed maintenance, a CMMS makes compliance easily traceable and achievable.
As part of a larger EAM or enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, a CMMS can help an organization achieve an unrivaled level of productivity and efficiency.
CMMS or EAM: Which is right for your business?
It’s important to understand the differences between a CMMS and an EAM. To determine whether or not a CMMS is a good fit for your business, I suggest reading the white paper, “CMMS vs EAM: What is the difference?” Then, when it comes time to shop for CMMS software, I encourage you to take a look at SelectHub’s 2016 Leaderboard.
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