Do You Know Where Your Assets Are?

Your business is growing and perhaps you now have assets spread over multiple locations or have grown to the point where your company has so much stuff (inventory, computers, equipment) you have lost track of some items. You know that you need to do something but you are not quite sure what to do. Your belief is that you are too small for a Computer Maintenance Management Software (CMMS)

There is great news. MAINTENANCE CONNECTION AFRICA CMMS now comes in all shapes and sizes from modularized off-the-shelf software packages to full-blown CMMS systems. Your company size has become less of an issue compared with the question of how to stay competitive in the marketplace and still enable management to perform the duties that the core competencies required.

How do you know if you may need help? Try answering the following questions:

  1. Does your office equipment/machines/other assets breakdown or wear out (not including management and staff)?
  2. Do you have multiple locations (offices, warehouses, stores, operations)?
  3. Do you find that you can’t find the last invoice for your stuff?
  4. Do you know if all your stuff or what portion of it is under warranty?
  5. Do you have trouble remembering where you bought certain supplies from?
  6. Have you had equipment fixed on several occasions but are not sure how much you have spent and have no real record of visits?
  7. Is your work order system “Paper” based?
  8. Do you find your company purchasing more and more for reactive reasons and less from planned purchases (capital planning)?
  9. Has someone recently brought to your attention that you could be sued if you don’t get something fixed?
  10. Do you wonder how much stuff needs an inspection?
  11. Are you tired of paying fees for software upgrades?
  12. Finally, do wish you could go back to doing the core business yourself and need to find a tool even a technology challenged person can do?

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions it is time you considered integrating higher technologies into your workplace. See how a CMMS will Add Value to your company, save you money, provide a competitive edge and how to choose a CMMS that is right for you.

Perhaps you are wondering how Maintenance Connection CMMS system actually works and what is involved on your part. The first thing to realize that the implementation will take time anywhere from 4 to 18 months depending on the scope of the tasks to be undertaken. Why does it take this long? The answer is because setting up any CMMS properly requires you to organize your business and subsequently identify your assets in great detail. It is recommended you start getting organized before you purchase any software. “Getting Organized” will help you to identify your real pain and know which solution you are seeking. The last thing you want to do is to purchase software that does not meet your needs.

Getting Organized: