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July 25, 2017

Common CMMS Myths

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There are a lot of reasons why you might be hesitant to pull the trigger and purchase a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). By addressing a few common myths about CMMS, I hope to put your mind at ease!

It’s too expensive. When shopping for a CMMS, you need to make sure to do your research and some price comparisons. Companies such as Mapcon Technologies, Inc. offer free data conversion from certain systems, thus decreasing your up-front costs. Additionally, you can customize your system and pick which add-on modules you need, instead of paying for things you may not use. Also, unlike most other CMMS companies, Mapcon does not charge per user. We charge per person logged in at one time. Lastly, a CMMS will likely save your company money over time by helping to decrease machine downtime and costly emergency repairs.

It’s too difficult. Many people think that implementing a CMMS is going to be difficult, but that’s not necessarily the case. Mapcon staff will be with you the entire way! We will help you through the implementation process and will answer any questions you have. Mapcon also offers three different training options to fit your busy schedule. If you don’t have time for training, that’s okay too. We have tutorial videos that can be viewed at any time.

It’s too time-consuming. Since Mapcon’s dedicated staff is around to help, the setup process doesn’t take long at all. In fact, our implementation specialist does a lot of the work with you! And, the implementation will be done at your own pace. Additionally, our flexible training offerings allow you to schedule any training you might need around your schedule.

Data will be lost. Mapcon actually offers free data conversion to all new clients. We will analyze your data and develop a comprehensive plan of action on how to get your data into your new system. Once that is done, we will send you a test system with your data in it to be sure things are showing as you expect.

Only large companies need one. Even small companies need to keep track of their equipment and repair costs, among other things. In fact, it might be even more important for smaller companies to track these things closely.

If you’re interested in learning more about how a CMMS can help your company, contact a MAPCON sales rep by calling 800-922-4336 or email sales at sales@mapcon.com


Lisa Richards

About the Author – Lisa Richards

Lisa Richards is an experienced professional in the field of industrial management and is an avid blogger about maintenance management systems and productivity innovation. Richards' undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering opened the door for her initial career path with a Midwest-based agricultural implement manufacturer with global market reach. Over a span of 10 years, Lisa worked her way through various staff leadership positions in the manufacturing process until reaching the operations manager level at a construction and forestry equipment facility. Lisa excelled at increasing productivity while maintaining or lowering operating budgets for her plant sites.

An Illinois native, Lisa recently returned to her suburban Chicago North Shore hometown to raise her family. Lisa has chosen to be active in her community and schools while her two young girls begin their own journey through life. Richards has now joined the MAPCON team as an educational outreach writer in support of their efforts to inform maintenance management specialists about the advantages in marrying advanced maintenance software with cutting-edge facility and industrial management strategies.

Filed under: CMMS, MAPCON CMMS, purchase CMMS — Lisa Richards on July 25, 2017