Along with being able to establish comprehensive maintenance budgets, the maintenance team, remote engineers and the finance team should consider the below examples of what they want to achieve through implementing a total maintenance management solution. Users need to be able to:
- Create and store a register of all properties, fixtures and fittings, plant, motor vehicle and IT items, regardless of whether or not regular maintenance is required. Organisations should have the capability within their chosen maintenance solution to store property records and hold them at multiple levels.
- Record past and present contract details and employee information.
- Generate Works Orders and Job Tickets from both Task Schedules and ad hoc repairs and set automatic re-order levels to help manage stock more effectively. Users should be able to produce a full range of standard and customised reports and forecasts.
- Have the ability to interface with a range of accounting solutions, easing the pain of month end reports.
- Have instant access to asset history and the ability to identify individual mechanical faults and edit and update the asset register.
Implementing a suitable maintenance management solution that has the ability to optimise the scheduling of both planned and unforeseen maintenance issues will result in a substantial ROI. Large manufacturing organisations typically have an asset register that includes large mechanical assets; therefore it is crucial that they can identify potential individual mechanical faults. A maintenance management solution that enables accurate tracking of individual components of large machines empowers organisations to pinpoint which piece of equipment needs replacing prior to possible failure, thus avoiding the cost of replacing entire assets and larger maintenance costs.