Bigfoot Computerized Maintenance Management by Smartware Group

The Bigfoot Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) by Smartware Group, Inc. is designed to serve maintenance management software needs. It is cloud-based and built using a .NET framework and SQL architecture. The scalable and configurable solution now has expanded capabilities (Job Planner, WO2PO, Templates, Audit Log Search and Reporting, and Physical County) adaptable to complement workflows, policies, and practices.

Job Planner is a tool for reducing overtime and staff burnout while also increasing productivity. It provides an interactive analysis of labor resources to ensure that appropriate team members are neither over, nor underutilized. Configurable color-coding offers a view of labor pool assignments on a given workday, as well as in the future. With this information, facility managers can move less urgent Work Orders to other days or times. In addition, team members can be re-assigned according to their workloads, bringing more balance to the maintenance schedule.

Work-Order-to-Purchase-Order (WO2PO) reduces redundant expenditures of time and money. When a Work Order is issued through Bigfoot CMMS, the job may require spare parts that are not always on hand. WO2PO gives users the ability to automatically cut a purchase order, making it possible to buy only the parts needed for the job. In addition, this feature simplifies the switch from overstocked parts on hand to a Just-in-Time (JIT) inventory system.

Templates help organizations configure forms throughout Bigfoot Work Order, Request, and Purchasing functionality to correspond with departmental requirements. Administrators have the ability to display and hide particular fields, provide default values, and add a required attribute in order to mandate data entry before an action is complete. These field configurations can vary according to user levels, so particular personnel can view all data fields while others get a more condensed view.

Audit Log Search and Reporting displays the last time and date that a user or requester logged into Bigfoot CMMS. This capability enables maintenance managers to know when staff members accessed Bigfoot and what they are accomplishing during shifts.

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Physical Count gives users systematic control over physical counts by tracking spare parts based on location and category. Personnel conducting these counts can enter the number of each part under a certain category, run a report, and compare it to what is physically on hand. Those staff members can also leverage built-in variance reports to check for discrepancies and enter notes for follow-up.

The Bigfoot Computerized Maintenance Management System is available in two editions—Bigfoot CMMS Enterprise and Enterprise+. Bigfoot CMMS Enterprise is maintenance software for streamlined enterprises while Bigfoot CMMS Enterprise+ offers advanced maintenance functionality across complex enterprises.