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CMMS

anton_428 ·
Anyone can advise on good free CMMS software that may be available to download?
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CMMS as viewed by Reliability Engineers

planschd2 ·
I wish reliability professionals would recognize that we too are important . There are many experts in the field of condition monitoring, defect elimination, root cause analysis, RCM analysis, etc. and they believe strongly in their approach. The CMMS is a valuable database containing asset registers, asset failure history, asset criticality, spare part data, warranty information, asset age/installation-date/replacement cost, asset classification data, job plan libraries, PM/PdM...
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CMMS selection

Francisco Santana ·
what are the things I should ask from the software? Or rather...from your experiences what should be the strong points for a CMMS?  
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Condition monitoring integrated software

Adnan.70 ·
I am after compiling all the condition monitoring software in one CMMS system any suggestions for a reliable software for this purpose. thank you. 
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Looking for a mobile CMMS

Txema ·
Hi all, I'm looking for a minimalist 100% mobile SaaS approach with this required capabilities: - Service requests or incidents creation (unlimited and free license number of users) - Work Order Management: · Minimun fields: Work Type, Cost Center, Description ( not require more than 5-10 customizable fields ) · Picture, document attachments · Labor tracking · Spares tracking · Mileage (kms) tracking or route location through maps - Preventive Maintenance Management: >500 individual...
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Looking for CMMS / EAM advice

Bob W. ·
I am in the process of researching a CMMS/EAM systems for Global use. Does anyone have any suggestions or opinions on what is the best system to use around the world across many manufacturing plants globally. 
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The Elusive Weekly Schedule .... where to begin....

John Reeve @TRM ·
Houston, we've got problems. And, our problems have problems. Everyone says this is a CMMS best practice but few have ever successfully created one. Why should you care? Answer: a good schedule provides advance notice to other departments (and work force) that this work should be done. With advance knowledge, advance planning (job steps, craft reqmts., materials, tools, cautions, documents, etc.) can be established. Other benefits include job safety, work force coordination and ....
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Re: Condition monitoring integrated software

Shurafa ·
Do you have currently different existing software packages for the CM systems you operate? Or this wanted software is for a new facility? Regards-Ali M. Al-Shurafa
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Reliability ·
Scout Check out one of these: Tango iReliability
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Re: Condition monitoring integrated software

Adnan.70 ·
Dear Mr. Ali, i am starting from scratch actually, what i need is a software that i can store data from different sources such as thermal imaging, vibration and other CM activities. thank you so much for your reply and your kind interest. Adnan.
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Re: Condition monitoring integrated software

Shurafa ·
It would be much easier to select a new program that can handle different technologies than to find one that can talk to existing systems from different vendors. I do not have a specific recommendation for a company or model but I suggest to consider the reliability and effectiveness of running different systems over the convenience to have all the inputs in the single depository. In many cases, at least in my environment, one technology will be a main tool for the condition monitoring and...
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Re: Condition monitoring integrated software

Adnan.70 ·
actually i want a software that can store all the condition monitoring data in one source, like lube oil analysis, vibration, thermal imaging etc.. the analysis will be certainly done by the original equipment. thank you so much for your kind assist.
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Re: Looking for CMMS / EAM advice

Reliability ·
That is a BIG question Bob. Systems range from powerful yet simple to set up and use systems like eMaint CMMS to fully functioning Enterprise Asset Management systems like IBM Maximo We know lots of companies who are successful with either You might want to read CMMS Best Practices to get some perspective.
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Re: Looking for CMMS / EAM advice

Joe Mooney ·
Bob, this is a BIG question and there is no silver bullet. If you are conducting the research, I would hope that you have a sound understanding of your business and technology requirements. In a global environment, it is important to understand all of the unique processes that other locations may follow that are critical to their business operations. Implementing a new system that requires the change of efficient processes to make the software function is a bad way to gain acceptance. I...
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Re: Looking for CMMS / EAM advice

candy ·
What softwares are used for the accounting and Human Resource Management Systems? You might want to consider the inter-relationship or connection between these systems and the Maintenance and Materials management systems. At least one brand offers the full range of scope. I doubt that the maintenance management system and materials management system are so customized specific to certain locations across the globe. It appears there are standard processes. Just that some people thought their...
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Re: Looking for a mobile CMMS

HeatherDSM ·
I work for Mapcon Technologies, and I believe our mobile CMMS has everything you are looking for. Please take a look at our website, www.mapcon.com and download our free demo! Let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to set up a demo.
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Re: Looking for a mobile CMMS

Ilaria ·
Hi Txema, I'm working for a company that have developed an open source software called openMAINT that could be a solution that fits your needs. You can read all the information in this site: http://www.openmaint.org/en http://www.openmaint.org/en/project/mobile (for the mobile version) Do not hesitate to ask for information! Ilaria
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Re: Looking for a mobile CMMS

Thanks guys, appreciate your interest, will take a look on your products.
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Re: Looking for CMMS / EAM advice

TPickett ·
Bob, I would suggest that you read a copy of Dave Bertolini's CMMS Explained. I can also connect you with Dave if you would like to ask him any questions. Dave has done numerous implementations and re-implementations over the years. Let me know if we can assist you! Best of luck!
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Re: Looking for CMMS / EAM advice

Cliff W ·
Bob - before you set out on your hunt, ensure you have clear expectations of what you want your of the system - how do you want to use the tool(because that's what it is). The challenge will be to find something that works with all cultures you are going to find as you go Global. In some parts the trades will be the biggest users, in others they will simply receive the work order. In some parts detailed financials will be required - in others it will be simply a way of managing work orders...
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Re: Looking for CMMS / EAM advice

Anh Tuan ·
I am using IBM Maximo. It is very good!
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Re: Looking for CMMS / EAM advice

Former Member ·
Hi Bob, I would recommend to take an alternative approach. Rather than looking at what software are best to use, I would recommend to look at multiple software options and see which ones suit your requirements the most. The success of your asset management or maintenance management will mostly come from how well your chosen EAM or CMMS software is implemented to suit your business processes/workflows Another suggestion I have is to involve your users to understand usability of the software...
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Re: Looking for a mobile CMMS

HeatherDSM ·
Have you had a chance to review Mapcon's website? Please let me know if you have any questions!
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Re: CMMS selection

candy ·
Perhaps you could list those strong points first for comments by members here. Sometimes, problems related to CMMS are related to lack of utilization of CMMS functionalities as opposed to lack of CMMS functionalities.
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Re: CMMS selection

Francisco Santana ·
I just started working in a mine, during the interview they told me they had a CMMS installed that was developed "in-house". Now that I started working and I start using the software i realize that its only a tool to input work requests manually and only by 1 machine at a time, and then you have to manually look for the equipment you just created the WR and issue a WO. No equipment history, no KPI, no inventory, no planning or programming tool.... you get the idea. And they call it CMMS and...
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candy ·
Well, you know the strong points and just need to highlight them to the management.
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candy ·
I guess they are proud of it for replacing paper/maintenance logbook with a software!
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Re: CMMS selection

Chris BARCLAY ·
Are you looking for a Commercial off the Shelf solution (COTS) or to improve upon the existing in house development? Your considerations should extend to licensing, support, security, development road maps, data migration, integration with other tools, training, the cost of support and enhancements in the future. Will the existing hardware meet the minimum requirements, are there any interfaces e.g. plant for monitoring, scanners/readers for i/o activities.
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Former Member ·
Hi Francisco, My recommendation would be - Before looking at software options, investigate and outline your business, technical and functional requirements. Fit the software options (in-house or new) into your requirements, rather than fitting your requirements within the current or new software. In theory, the business deliverable of CMMS software should be adding atleast 10% value to your existing assets, so if your assets are worth $10 Million, then the value from CMMS should be $1...
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Joyce Brook ·
Try this weblink http://blog.capterra.com/4-top...ms-software-options/
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Re: CMMS

Paul Crocker ·
Give this one a look. It's geared for water utilities, but it can be used by anyone. CUPSS is a free, easy-to-use, asset management tool for small drinking water and wastewater utilities. CUPSS provides a simple, comprehensive approach based on EPA's highly successful Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide series. Use CUPSS to help you develop: A record of your assets, A schedule of required tasks, An understanding of your financial situation, and A tailored asset management...
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Re: The Elusive Weekly Schedule .... where to begin....

candy ·
Can you not download into spreadsheet to sort according to your selection criteria, as a temporary measure? However, sorting based on priorities will screen the high priorities first, then couple with planned maintenance which requires time window such as shutdown and resource availability.
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Re: The Elusive Weekly Schedule .... where to begin....

John Reeve @TRM ·
Some additional information, and assumptions: User is using a CMMS and the intent is to stay within the product from ease of use standpoint. The objective is to create a maintenance weekly schedule by Craft or Supervisor of craft. Note: there are no logic ties. Ideally you would be able to generate a resource-leveled weekly schedule with 2 clicks (from the work order main screen). The CMMS would need to have a scheduling program attached or embedded with CPM and (auto) resource leveling...
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CMMS VS EAM. What is the difference?

Amol Khairnar ·
Dear All, I cam across many excellent web links where you can read about difference between CMMS & EAM http://blog.e-isg.com/2013/03/05/eam-cmms-differences/ http://www.processonline.com.au/content/software-it/article/cmms-vs-eam-what-is-the-difference-part-1--512902522 https://www.betterbuys.com/cmms/cmms-vs-eam/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-gjSXcAPc4 http://www.plantservices.com/articles/2009/001/
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What would be your first actions as greenfield site, new Maintenance Manager?

John Reeve @TRM ·
If you were a Maintenance Director/Manager/Superintendent at a greenfield site, what would be some of the early critical decisions you might make: Here are my thoughts >> what are yours? Maintenance org makeup & staff size - and qualifications Hiring the right staff for the culture desired Staff certifications; knowledge in precision maintenance Knowledge in machinery repair & operation Setting up for Reliability Centered Maintenance Establishing the PM-job plan library...
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Re: What would be your first actions as greenfield site, new Maintenance Manager?

Dave Reynolds ·
Great start, develop goals, establish timelines for the goals to be met, must run parallel paths or this process will take a long time CMMS is your check ledger, if you don't know where your costs are going how can you balance your check book? Typically a CMMS coordinator fills this position, the goal would be to find out what you must have/want in the output/storage/history of the CMMS and design around your goals. Garbage in equals garbage out. IT has to be involved to install, setup...
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Re: What would be your first actions as greenfield site, new Maintenance Manager?

Nice points Dave. I would add up, Staff engagement should be the Number One step. It is a good idea to have a Team building away day to be with the whole Maintenance and Reliability staff members and interacting with each of your colleagues in a different environment to break personal barriers and get them along with you to achieve the common goal. You have to listen to your staff more than you speak. Let them speak up and understand what are their thoughts. You need to know your guys and...
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Re: RCM should be a living program

Shurafa ·
"Continous improvement" program (regardless of the formal name people use in their facilities) needs to be a living exercise. The formal RCM is not easy to keep "living" in the way you explained, in MHO. RCM is very structured and time intensive. Lately, CMMS users have been trying FRACAS: Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action System to positively build on their experience to improve their facilities at different phases of the assets (in general). Based my limited exposure to CMMS...
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Re: RCM should be a living program

John Reeve @TRM ·
FRACAS is a process for reporting, classifying, analyzing failures, and planning corrective actions in response to those failures.  RCM is a set of tasks based on systematic evaluation used to develop a maintenance program.  These two definitions are similar in purpose perhaps but different in concept/approach.  Also note, that there are different versions of RCM as noted by Neil Bloom and Douglas Plucknette.  With those points to the side....  I have discovered the following to be true...
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RCM should be a living program

John Reeve @TRM ·
If this is true, how does the CMMS community (easily) capture failure history in a format conducive to updating the failure mode and maintenance tactic? And if these RCM Analysis results are stored in external system (or Excel) then this adds a lot of extra clicking .... which means the odds are greatly reduced if any update or analysis will ever be made. And even more to the point, lets be real. If the CMMS community had 15,000 sites, and there were at best 500 sites that performed RCM...
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