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February 21, 2022

CMMS - Integration

Image: Shaking HandsOne of the difficulties of changing jobs, schools, or residences is adapting to new routines, rules, and routes. You're used to the way things were and may not want to change some of those routines. For instance, an author I know writes from 5:00-7:00 each morning. A martial arts instructor with whom I'm associated wakes at 4:30 for meditation and a morning workout.

Are you able to keep those routines with the change that has occurred in your life? To reflect on part of this discussion's title, are you able to integrate part of what you used to do with what you do now?

The same holds true for computers. How many times have you tried to open a file from an older system or computer only to receive a message similar to: Unable to open file. This system doesn't recognize file.

Your CMMS should not be an island unto itself. While it benefits businesses with assets and inventory tracking, maintenance, and reports, what if your company has an accounting system designed for purchases? What if you have an existing ERP?

If you're using MAPCON's Advanced Interface Module, you can rest assured the CMMS will integrate/interface with those third-party systems as well as many others.


Enterprise resource planning, basically is a program to centralize many business operations. It can give a better sense of cost efficiency within an operation.

MAPCON can integrate with ERPs to transfer data. This helps the ERP function with better results.

There are several types and brands of ERPs and MAPCON connects with them with relative ease. Call 800-223-4791 for more details.


Send data to Accounts Payable department. Once a purchase has been made, received, and invoiced, that information can be transferred to the department that will pay for that purchase.


MAPCON works well with ASCII CSV, TABBED ASCII, Excel, and FTP. Many operations have benefited from MAPCON's ability to import data regarding Assets/Inventory from spreadsheets. All lists can be exported to a spreadsheet. All reports can be sent to a spreadsheet, a pdf file, emailed or printed.

One of the definitions of integration is: Behavior, as of an individual, that is in harmony with the environment.

This is exactly what you're looking for in a CMMS. Exchange 'an individual' for 'MAPCON.' The environment here, is your facility/company/business. You need a CMMS to be in harmony with not only the maintenance and purchasing departments but with other departments and specialized software that helps your operations function better. MAPCON fulfills that harmonization.

For more highlights on how MAPCON integrates with your software, visit the Advanced Interface Module page, then call 800-922-4336.


Stephen Brayton

About the Author – Stephen Brayton


Stephen L. Brayton is a Marketing Associate at Mapcon Technologies, Inc. He graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College with a degree in Communications. His background includes radio, hospitality, martial arts, and print media. He has authored several published books (fiction), and his short stories have been included in numerous anthologies. With his joining the Mapcon team, he ventures in a new and exciting direction with his writing and marketing. He’ll bring a unique perspective in presenting the Mapcon system to prospective companies, as well as our current valued clients.


Filed under: integration, ERP — Stephen Brayton on February 21, 2022