Decreased equipment downtime. A CMMS makes planning preventive maintenance on equipment easy. Staying on top of PM tasks can help keep machines up-and-running, therefore decreasing overall downtime. Adding a mobile device with instant notifications can decrease downtime by letting workers know instantly when an urgent repair is needed.
Longer equipment life. Scheduling routine maintenance checks on equipment in a CMMS will allow workers to make minor repairs or adjustments before a piece of equipment breaks down. Making small adjustments and repairs over time instead of as needed helps equipment last longer.
Data analysis. A good CMMS will allow users to run a variety of reports and have drilldown capability. This will let maintenance professionals see tons of information such as repair costs and equipment downtime.
Certifications and audits. Having all of the necessary information in one place makes passing inspections/audits and receiving certifications easy.
Enhanced productivity. Without a CMMS, technicians might waste time looking for the parts needed to complete the repairs. With this software, the tech can simply look at the parts screen and see exactly where the part is, and if it is being used at the time. Additionally, being able to schedule routine maintenance on equipment can save workers time by allowing them to plan for the task ahead of time.
Reduced overtime. A CMMS will cut overtime significantly by decreasing emergency repairs. Scheduling preventive maintenance tasks allows workers to prevent most urgent repairs.