February 21, 2020  
 
Gaebler.com is a daily online magazine covering small business news. We help entrepreneurs transform ideas and innovations into greatness.

Articles for Entrepreneurs

 

Maintenance Management Software

 

Maintenance Management Software Features

Sure, good maintenance management software will keep track of your company's preventative maintenance needs. But that's just one of the many great features found in commercial maintenance management solutions. Here are some others that are also worth considering . . .

In some ways, maintenance management software has gotten a bad rap with business owners and decision makers.

Why? Because in some sectors there is a persistent misconception that these applications are limited to preventative maintenance scheduling. But in reality, preventative maintenance scheduling is just one feature of today's product offerings.

When push comes to shove, your company needs an asset management system with exceptional ROI. But until you understand the features that are available in a comprehensive application, you won't be able to justify the hassle and expense. For the majority of businesses, the technology is worth the investment. We'll make the decision easy for you with a list of maintenance management software features that are currently available in the marketplace.

  • Preventative maintenance. Obviously you expect any worthwhile application to offer a streamlined preventative maintenance interface for equipment, fleets and facilities. But what you might not expect are features that automatically generate work orders and document maintenance activities to highlight recurring trends.
  • Asset scheduling. You should also expect features that allow you to schedule asset-based tasks based on time, usage, consumption or nearly any other measurement that you require. Some applications can be seamlessly integrated with other building and/or equipment use applications.
  • Tool tracking. Tools are expensive and most companies can't afford to buy replacements every time a worker can't locate the right piece of equipment. Commercial management applications solve the problem by tracking tools that have been assigned to each employee or workstation.
  • Repair histories. Documented repair histories for equipment and fleets are invaluable when it's time to sell your company. In the meantime, repair history features can be utilized to monitor repair costs for individual assets, departments and worksites.
  • Fuel consumption. Asset management systems let users monitor fuel and oil consumption by vehicle. Management can use this data to identify signs of equipment/vehicle fatigue and fuel inefficiencies within the organization.
  • Depreciation tracking. Your accounting department will appreciate the benefit of an application that tracks depreciation as well as maintenance. If you do your research, you can probably find a maintenance management solution that fully integrates with your accounting software.
  • Warranty tracking. Most businesses don't take full advantage of warranties because they lack an effective warranty tracking process. Your next software solution should be capable of tracking warranty periods and terms for you.

Related Articles

Want to learn more about this topic? If so, you will enjoy these articles:

Maintenance Management Software Basics
Benefits of Maintenance Management Software


Conversation Board

We greatly appreciate any advice you can provide on this topic. Please contribute your insights on this topic so others can benefit.


Questions, Comments, Tips, and Advice  Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code
Problem Viewing Image
Load New Code

 

 

Additional Resources for Entrepreneurs

Search Engine Marketing

Social Marketing Optimization

Business Forms

Business in the Jungle - Business in Fiction - Negotiating

Radio Ad Costs

Newspaper Advertising Rates

City-Specific Resources for Entrepreneurs

Small Business Insurance

Global Entrepreneurship

China & Entrepreneurs