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November 20, 2020

10 Reasons to be Thankful for Your CMMS

10 Reasons to be Thankful for you CMMS

As Thanksgiving approaches, it is time to start giving some thought to what you are thankful to have. That may be family, friends, food, and the list can go on forever. For maintenance managers, that list might look a little different. Reasons to be thankful for MAPCON:

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Filed under: cmms, cmms software, maintenance management, mapcon — Hannah Fox on Friday, November 20, 2020

October 16, 2020

10 Facility Inspection Items for a Safe & Spooky Halloween

Tips for a safe and fun Halloween

At Mapcon Technologies, Inc. there are only a few things we take more seriously than trick-or-treating, and one of them is helping you feel confident that your facility is ready for a safe spooky season.

Halloween has changed, and the celebration, most likely, will continue to change even more due to COVID-19. In past generations, Halloween was about dressing up for school or parties on Halloween and ending the night trick-or-treating, door-to-door, around your neighborhood. Now, more commonly, children are attending Halloween events at churches, malls, downtowns, and other locations. Halloween celebrations now take place all month as opposed to just Halloween day. The holiday is less about the one night spent running house to house, gathering as much candy as you can, and is more about the multiple events to attend like trunk-or-treats.

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Filed under: halloween, facility maintenance, — Hannah Fox on Friday, October 16, 2020

October 15, 2020

Covid-19 Prevention Strategies

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, companies fear outbreaks of this fast-spreading disease. Companies must prepare to reduce the chance of exposure that would affect employee’s health and their production.

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Filed under: cmms, cmms software, covid-19, maintenance management, mapcon, — Hannah Fox on Thursday, October 15, 2020

September 30, 2020

6 CMMS Must-Have Features

Successful maintenance management is only possible with a quality organization system - a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software. Before deciding on a CMMS software, it is essential to evaluate the available features.

The six must-have features for maintenance managers:

  1. Work Order
  2. Preventive maintenance
  3. Inventory
  4. Asset Management
  5. Mobile App
  6. Reporting

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Filed under: cmms, cmms software, maintenance management, mapcon, CMMS features — Hannah Fox on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

September 15, 2020

CMMS Training Benefits

A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) can be overwhelming when considering its numerous abilities. Fortunately, training is available to assist users.

Maintenance managers can learn how to maximize the usage of the software within their company. Here are a few reasons why CMMS training is beneficial.

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Filed under: cmms, cmms software, maintenance management, mapcon, cmms training, — Hannah Fox on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

July 14, 2020

CMMS for Church Maintenance

This article was originally published in Religious Product News Religious Product News

When maintaining a church or religious facility, it is important to be organized. A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) can be a very useful tool to help with this. Many think that this type of computer software is strictly for manufacturing plants, but that could not be further from the truth. Here are just a few ways a CMMS can be beneficial to your church or religious facility.

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Filed under: cmms, cmms software, maintenance management, mapcon, church, religious facility, — Heather Wilkerson on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

March 21, 2018

Checklists Within a CMMS


(This article originally appeared in Engineering Maintenance Solutions Magazine)

Checklists are an invaluable feature to have within a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

This feature enables workers to be more organized and keep more complete records on repairs. Checklists can be tied to a variety of items within a CMMS, such as a piece of equipment, a location, a preventive maintenance task, or a work order.

What makes checklists such a beneficial feature?

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Filed under: cmms, mapcon, checklists, maintenance management, mobile cmms, barcoding — Heather Wilkerson on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

February 21, 2018

CMMS Raises Efficiencies for Yeast Maker

Red Star Yeast

(This article originally appeared in Efficient Plant Magazine)

Red Star Yeast Co. LLC is a joint business venture of Lesaffre Yeast Corp. and Archer Daniels Midland. Since its opening in 2005, Red Star’s Cedar Rapids, IA, facility has become the largest manufacturer of fresh yeast product in North America.

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Filed under: CMMS, Red Star Yeast, MAPCON, Mapcon Technologies, efficiency, maintenance management, — Heather Wilkerson on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

December 20, 2017

Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Twas the Night Before Christmas...

"Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the block
Not a programmer was coding, not even Brock.
The stockings were hung on Emily’s desk at reception,
In hopes of St. Nick’s eventual inception.

The support team was nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of work orders danced in their heads.
Aaron in his office and Joel in his workspace,
Were spending the night, to keep MAPCON's pace.

When in still night there arose such a clatter,
Joel sprang from his chair to see what was the matter.
He threw open the door and gasped at the sight,
Just outside, he saw reindeer in flight.

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Filed under: christmas carol, mapcon — Heather Wilkerson on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

July 25, 2017

Common CMMS Myths

CMMS maintenance management

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.

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