The job of maintenance engineers within an organisation is to troubleshoot technical problems for equipment and systems and to quickly resolve any issues. They perform routine maintenance to ensure proper and efficient functioning of equipment and systems and have to read blueprints and product manuals to diagnose problems, then using a variety of tools to make adjustments or repairs. In some cases, work may require calling manufacturers or ordering parts and supplies to resolve technical issues.
All this information ie: location and condition is then logged by the engineer into a system for reference which could be a manual entry system such as an Excel spreadsheet, which is not only time-consuming but potentially inaccurate, due to human errors which can occur with different people logging into the one system repeatedly, making room for no control over mistakes or changes occurring.
Consequently, many organisations are looking to invest in a software product that makes significant improvements within their day-to-day equipment maintenance and reporting. Utilising maintenance management software enables organisations to improve performance levels, by allowing the workforce to update, check and amend necessary maintenance within the organisation. Additional benefits associated with maintenance management software are the reporting features available to its users, like maintenance plans, showing maintenance history and scheduled works, overdue work orders, parts used/required, quantities, dates, meter readings and labour costs.
A computerised maintenance management system also reduces equipment downtime which increases the productivity of workers whilst the active management and reporting on all planned and reactive maintenance enables more powerful and informed decision making.
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