Report Finds CMMS Software Can Improve Outcomes

Only 19% of CMMS users often encounter challenges managing recurring maintenance while 74% of those who do not use software reported issues.


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Only 19% of CMMS users often encounter challenges managing recurring maintenance while 74% of those who do not use software reported issues.
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Report Finds CMMS Software Can Improve Outcomes

Report Finds CMMS Software Can Improve Outcomes

What Type of Software Do You Use?
What type of software do you use?

Posted by Heidi Schwartz

Maintenance management software resource Software Advice has released its 2013 Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Benchmark Report, a study that gauges software adoption and satisfaction among maintenance professionals. The survey asked how satisfied professionals were with their systems’ features and vendor support and looked to compare the effectiveness of different maintenance management systems.

Here are some key findings of the study:

When asked how satisfied they were with their software’s preventive maintenance features, 83% of CMMS users said they were satisfied.

When asked how their software would increase asset liability, 59% reported they were satisfied with their systems’ ability to improve asset longevity, the highest among all surveyed groups.

When asked how often they encounter challenges managing recurring maintenance events, 74% of non-CMMS users reported they often encounter challenges in this area, while only 19% of CMMS users reported the same.

When asked how well software fits needs (mobile vs. desktop) respondents said software that supports mobile devices better fit professionals’ needs. On a 10-point scale, mobile software users rated their systems three points higher than users of software that lacked mobile support.

The report also identified three major priorities for maintenances professionals in 2013

  • Improve inventory tracking and organization in order to transition from corrective to preventive maintenance.
  • Reduce asset downtime and increase overall reliability to bring down total costs.
  • Better utilize mobile technology to improve worker communication and effectiveness.

In 2013 and beyond, Software Advice will continue to track how maintenance management software evolves and how professionals utilize new technology to improve their effectiveness. For more information on this survey, the report can be viewed in its entirety here.

Suggested Links:

  • CMMS: Trends And Attitudes The survey found that 48% of prospective buyers were currently using manual methods such as paper and spreadsheets to track their maintenance management, rather than using a formal software system.
  • 5 Building Management Software Types (And Which One You Should Use) CMMS, CAFM, IWMS, EAM — What’s the difference? If your organization is in the market for a facility management software, make sure you choose the option that best suits your organization’s […]
  • Why CMMS Projects Get Off Track Choosing a computerized maintenance management system impacts not only the facilities team, but potentially the entire organization.

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