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Using your CMMS to Go Greener in the Utilities Industry

For most companies, a strong business case exists for decreasing waste, cutting energy and water consumption, minimising transportation costs, curtailing emissions, and/or undertaking other environmentally beneficial initiatives.

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EKB Storage Case Study: SAP Finance Integration

EKB (Etzel Kavernenbetriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co.KG) operates a major underground gas storage facility based in Germany. EKB wanted to take advantage of the ease of use and efficiency of the Maintenance Connection Software and more importantly the Inventory & Procurement functionality, and incorporate their SAP Finance & Purchasing system into their daily maintenance management workflow process. 

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Reduce Downtime, Reduce Costs. Find Your Overworked Assets.

In this week’s post we dive into a tech tip using Maintenance Connection to sort your assets that have had the most work orders raised against them. A CMMS is all about reducing downtime of equipment and reducing costs. High frequency of work on a particular asset earmarks it as an asset that:

  •  breaks down alot.
  •  may need replacement.
  •  may need inspections. 
  •  may need PM work to minimise the breakdowns.

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What’s a Geographic Information System (GIS)?

In honour of international GIS Day, we’re talking GIS, it’s origin, how its evolved and most importantly how it integrates with asset management software.

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Mobilising your maintenance team using Mobile CMMS Software

There’s plenty of mobile CMMS tools and software out there these days, but are you sure you’re taking advantage of the many latest features available? We take a look into our top five features for mobile CMMS software that gives your maintenance team the ability to work from anywhere, anytime, confidently in the field. 

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Using KPI’s to manage Maintenance Optimisation. 

KPIs can be used within Maintenance Connection to optimise service frequencies and reduce maintenance costs. An example of this is in setting the schedules for servicing equipment which must conform to Statutory Compliance by a regulatory body. 

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How does SaaS work with an EAM/CMMS?

Ever wondered what that abbreviation of the characters “SaaS” was all about? It could be cost effective solution for the way you own and operate your EAM/CMMS within your business or organisation. Check out our breakdown and top five reasons to choose SaaS:

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Maintenance Connection Q&A: Using the ‘Where’ clause

Our question this week comes from Bruce in Adelaide who is using Maintenance Connection as his CMMS to manage his Manufacturing & Plant Maintenance.

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What’s the price of a CMMS?

A high-quality CMMS/EAM system isn’t something you can just buy from your local discount outlet. It’s proven time and time again that cheap is usually nasty and what may seem like a bargain now will end up being much more expensive, limited in its functionality and time-consuming in the long-run. 

Then again, this doesn’t mean that small to mid-size companies should have to pay the 7 figure plus sums which are charged by some multi-national vendors for the price of a CMMS. These systems often tend to be the most difficult to configure, modify, operate and require their “specialised staff” to make the most basic of changes.

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CMMS/EAM Implementation: Regulatory Compliance

Are you facing an audit? Endless Post-it notes, countless spreadsheets coupled with messy whiteboards simply won’t cut it to satisfy regulatory compliance. 

Today, regardless of what industry you are in, regulatory compliance and compliance issues in general, are simply a fact of life. Ensure the paperwork minefield doesn’t undermine your compliance.

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