What is CMMS Software and How CMMS Software Can Cut Costs?
Computerized maintenance management software (“CMMS”) provides a centralized platform to create, track, and manage work orders when preventive or reactive maintenance needs to be done on your facilities. For example, let’s say you own or manage multiple medical office buildings. CMMS helps remind you that it’s time to have the air conditioning or fire protection system inspected, create the work order to do so, track the work as it progresses, and keep the records available at your fingertips for future reference.
Today we’re focused on how CMMS saves you money.
Three Ways CMMS Can Cut Costs
1. Automated Work Order Prioritization
When determining the priority of one work order vs. others, facility managers must consider the urgency of the service to be performed and criticality of the associated equipment. If you have a tight maintenance budget, you want to be sure you’re spending time and money on the right systems – the ones that keep your facility open and desirable, and earning you money. With CMMS like SimpleFM, you can set criteria for prioritizing up front and program them directly into the system for each type of repair as well as each piece of equipment. This keeps your priorities laser-focused on the bottom line.
2. Enabling Preventative Maintenance Plans
As we discussed in previous blogs, commercial facilities that have comprehensive preventative maintenance programs can reduce total facility operating costs by up to 50% compared to organizations that maintain their equipment after problems arise. Keeping your preventative maintenance work orders scheduled with an FPMS increases asset uptime and safety, and prevents expensive emergency repairs. This is a much better alternative to the “fix it when it’s broken” approach or to having a labor-intensive paper system with limited history.
3. Maintaining Records to Enable Good Decisions
Does your gut tell you that your HVAC unit is a money pit and that you’d be better off replacing it with a higher-efficiency unit? The data from your FPMS can tell you how much money has been invested in each of your assets from a maintenance or repair perspective, making it easier to see when it may be time to pull the trigger on a replacement.
CMMS that is right for YOU
SimpleFM’s software and experienced team help organizations manage, monitor, and control maintenance including: equipment, resources, and regulatory compliance. Let us handle your facility and job management needs and help your organization save time and money. Interested to see how easy facilities can be? Sign up for a Demo or email us at email@example.com.