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June 26, 2015

Why Upgrade to MAPCON 6x?

Facilities Management

Change can be scary, we know. You may think to yourself, "If my MAPCON system works fine, why would I upgrade?" and that famous phrase "if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it" may even come to mind. Of course your MAPCON system works great. But when you upgrade, it’ll work even better for your facility. We’ve added new features to make your life easier. Who can say no to that?

Here are just some of the new features you’ll get to work with when you upgrade your MAPCON system:

Improvements from MAPCON 5x

  • Smartphone Module - (Android, iPhone and Tablets)
  • MS SQL Server or Oracle Database Support (virtually eliminates index problems)
  • Improved Look and Feel (theme colors, lookups, lookup filters, etc)
  • Easy to use Record Key Change utility
  • Web Browser based Work Request Form
  • Unlimited Specifications and Meter/Gauges per Equipment
  • Equipment, Inventory and Work Order Revision History
  • Definable Stocking Locations
  • Purchase Orders directly to projects, equipment and locations
  • Improved Fiscal Period management
  • Enhanced Timecard data entry (multiple employees at once, no adjustment overlays)
  • User Definable Email notifications
  • Easier Bar code Label printing (no more Label Matrix)
  • Improved Attachment management
  • Inventory price updates from Invoices (LIFO/FIFO only)
  • User defined preferred color theme (classic, contemporary and gray scale)
  • Three user based Menu styles (button, explorer and tile)

Centralized Inventory Management (a huge advantage if you have multiple sites)

  • Easily search for needed parts at different plants
  • Easily request transfers of parts from other plants
  • Centralized Inventory reporting for valuation summaries or stock details
  • Common Vendors allowing easier negotiation of "Best Price"
  • Issue parts directly to Assets
  • Part location / QOH lookup, issue and cycle counts on Mobile Smartphone/device

Centralized Purchasing Management

  • Centralized Approval Levels
  • Buy parts on one Purchase Order for multiple sites
  • Purchase directly to Projects
  • Purchase directly to Assets
  • Easily define PO Form and Legal Terms attached to a PO
  • Process to return goods to vendor
  • Approval Groups

Centralized Administration

  • Common and Centrally managed PM, Safety and Work Procedures for all Plants
  • Centralized Security Profiling (Login, Menu, Field and Activity)
  • One System and Server to Maintain
  • Centralized and Improved Document Control (Attachments)
  • Workstation Client Software is automatically updated after Server Software updates
  • System broadcast messages and force logout capabilities
  • Centralized backups

Centralized Reporting

  • WYSIWYG Simple Report Writer
  • All Reports can be generated in MS Excel
  • Scheduled and Automatic Reporting emailed to the right person
  • Report archiving
  • Improved Forms
  • Better Vendor Reporting – On Time %, Lead %, Av Lead
  • MBIRT for reports with embedded graphs and drill downs
  • Combine data from multiple Sites into one report to view Inventory values, Expensed items, Asset repair costs, total Vendor Purchases, etc.

If you’re interested in upgrading your MAPCON CMMS system, contact us to schedule an appointment.


Heather Wilkerson

About the Author – Heather Wilkerson

Heather graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor's degree in Communication. She is currently the Marketing Coordinator for Mapcon Technologies, Inc. She has been with the company since 2015. Heather has written industry articles that have appeared in magazines, such as Maintenance Technology, Biofuels International, and Plant Engineering.

Filed under: MAPCON ver 6.3 — Heather Wilkerson on June 26, 2015