Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) are the automated software systems for handling maintenance work orders, as well as associated inventory, purchasing, accounting, and human resources functions.

In some industries particularly process production, in which manufacturers look to optimize the use of capital-intensive equipment maintenance management systems plays a leading role as the enterprise system.

Computerized maintenance management systems have basic functionalities, including,

  • Equipment recording and tracking
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory control
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Scheduling labor and resources
  • Vendor management
  • Asset tracking
  • Work order management

CMMS are useful to the industries like hospitals, oil and gas production, manufacturing industries, power generation, construction industries, transportation, etc

Advantages of computerized maintenance management systems

  • It allows maintenance workers to do their jobs accurately and efficiently.
  • It supports not only the manufacturing industries but also many industries like hospitals, sports industries, transportation, etc
  • It improves visibility of workflow by finding where is an asset, who has to handle it, when should work on it
  • It saves time and reduces errors by automating the tasks like inventory, scheduling the shifts, etc
  • It reduces the risk and maintains a healthy operating environment

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