CMMS Benefits That Will Improve Maintenance Operations & Efficiency

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A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a technology used to centralize and streamline maintenance processes, making managing assets such as vehicles, machines, medical equipment, and facility infrastructure easier and more efficient.

CMMS software is well-known for its ability to streamline maintenance tasks and provide a bird’s-eye view of asset status, maintenance tasks, warranties, and work orders. However, some of the most valuable advantages are its ability to support predictive maintenance models, advanced analytics and reporting capabilities, and work order management tasks.

A company can reap numerous benefits by implementing the right CMMS solution. Today we will go over the top CMMS benefits and how the software can help you improve your maintenance operations. In addition, we will present LLumin’s innovative and advanced CMMS+ software as a highly effective computerized maintenance management system solution.

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Main CMMS Benefits That Will Improve Maintenance Operations

There are several important CMMS functionalities that can help you manage and track maintenance activities across your organization, providing significant benefits to your facility management and engineering teams, as well as your entire organization.

Implementing a CMMS solution can help you extend asset life, reduce maintenance costs, reduce equipment downtime, and improve customer satisfaction. If your company is responsible for managing multiple assets and facilities, using the right CMMS solution will play a fundamental role in improving productivity and efficiency. 

The most important CMMS benefits and functions include:

  • Efficient maintenance scheduling
  • Work order management
  • Real-time asset information
  • Increased uptime
  • Decreased unplanned downtime
  • Automated compliance & reporting

We will discuss each benefit in further detail below.

1. Efficient Maintenance Scheduling

While many businesses may believe they are already performing efficient maintenance scheduling, if you are using outdated software or traditional tracking methods, a CMMS solution can dramatically boost the performance and accuracy of your planned maintenance activities.

Efficient maintenance scheduling is a significant benefit of CMMS software, and using an innovative solution will ensure that maximum levels of maintenance activities are completed with the least amount of time and resources spent. CMMS software can support maintenance scheduling, work order management, and real-time asset tracking, resulting in measurable increases in productivity and asset performance levels.

The best solutions, like LLumin’s CMMS+ software, can automate maintenance scheduling across multiple facilities and heavy assets to ensure they continue to operate at peak performance, with less planned and unplanned downtime and a significant reduction in your overall maintenance costs.

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2. Work Order Management

Work order management is a critical advantage of CMMS software. The best CMMS solutions offer advanced work order management capabilities, allowing users to easily manage, monitor, schedule, and manage work orders in real time and make informed decisions on the spot.

Many businesses lack a centralized source of data on their assets and maintenance activities. Relying on disparate systems or manually recorded methods for tracking work orders can make proper equipment maintenance, setting maintenance schedules, optimizing resource utilization, and ensuring safety and compliance difficult, if not impossible.

LLumin’s cloud-based CMMS+ eliminates inefficiency and disorganization by providing users with real-time information about scheduled and ongoing maintenance tasks organization-wide. LLumin helps users keep track of permit completions, edit work orders, access historical information on equipment, and send complete diagnostic information to maintenance technicians.

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3. Real-Time Asset Information

For large companies that manage heavy equipment across several facilities, knowing the status of a machine, when equipment has gone down, and where that equipment is located is critical. Having a real-time overview and control over facility maintenance operations may be challenging without using a CMMS solution.

CMMS software lets users view all company assets and facilities with their real-time health statuses. With the help of the software, plant managers can easily schedule work based on proximity and location, view, locate, and manage critical equipment across multiple facilities, and evaluate the performance of their facilities. 

LLumin’s cutting-edge CMMS+ software also enables businesses to upload interior photos, architectural drawings, or auto CAD drawings of manufacturing facilities, then draw in machinery and other assets to obtain a top-down perspective of the location and condition of all critical assets.

4. Increased Uptime

The ability of CMMS software to streamline maintenance procedures and increase machine uptime (the average amount of time of continually running machines) is another significant benefit. When machines are not operating at peak performance or experience higher levels of planned and unplanned downtime, this can significantly impact production levels and profitability.

CMMS software allows businesses to proactively manage maintenance operations resulting in higher levels of equipment uptime, optimized maintenance processes, increased productivity, and higher-quality goods and services.

5. Decreased Planned Downtime

Preventing the mechanical failures that lead to operational disruptions is required to reduce planned downtime. Companies using preventive maintenance models closely adhere to the recommendations of equipment manufacturers and typically carry out maintenance tasks in accordance with their recommendations.

Relying only on manufacturer recommendations for the maintenance of heavy equipment, however, can lead to higher costs from replacing equipment before it is necessary or putting off maintenance. LLumin prevents failure and reduces downtime by helping businesses streamline their current maintenance procedures and implement a more innovative and efficient predictive maintenance model.

Our CMMS+ software supports time, usage, and condition-based maintenance approaches and enables maintenance technicians to perform maintenance tasks quickly while having accurate descriptions of the problems and justifications for the work order, as well as real-time and historical asset information.

6. Automated Compliance & Reporting

Another significant advantage of CMMS software is its automated compliance and reporting features. Many businesses require data from machine operations, maintenance work orders, and supply chain vendors and contractors to be reported. 

When using LLumin’s CMMS+ software, maintenance reports can be automated, scheduled, and displayed upon login or shared via email notifications, reducing the risk of communication breakdown while also reducing the need for manual tasks, follow-up, and administration.

Our CMMS+ also makes it possible to automatically enforce and document regulatory compliance processes for OSHA, EPA, FDA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and ISO, helping you to save time, reduce errors, and enforce compliance requirements.

LLumin’s CMMS+ for Optimized Maintenance Operations & Efficiency

Choosing the right CMMS solution for your company can provide deeper insight into all aspects of your maintenance operations and facility management processes. The advantages of using LLumin’s CMMS+ software include increased visibility of infrastructure and asset health, improved interdepartmental communications, optimized supply chain logistics, and immediate alerts for machine maintenance.

Our software can serve as a strategic ally on your path to operational success, allowing your company to streamline maintenance processes and ensure maintenance operations are efficient, resulting in increased production output and decreased equipment downtime.

When choosing to work with LLumin, your implementation will be configured to match your unique company goals and business processes. Further, our software is easy to deploy, and a dedicated project manager will help you throughout the entire implementation process.So if you are looking for a cutting-edge CMMS+ accompanied by a seamless implementation process and an expert customer support staff, then LLumin is a perfect fit.

Getting Started With LLumin

LLumin develops cutting-edge CMMS software to manage and track assets for industrial plants, municipalities, utilities, fleets, and facilities. If you’d like to learn more about CMMS benefits that will improve maintenance operations and efficiency, we encourage you to schedule a free demo or contact the experts at LLumin to see how our CMMS+ software can help you reach your critical objectives.