What is a CMMS?

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) is software, also known as Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software, gives maintenance managers the tools to manage an organization’s database for maintenance operations, work orders, assets, equipment, preventive maintenance, inventory, workflows, safety compliance, teams, expenses, and other processes.  To better understand what a CMMS is, let’s break down the term Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS):

Computerized (CMMS)

Computerized allows users to input, manage and store data into a computer database.  Using a CMMS software solution gives users the ability to manage their data in one centralized database.

Looking back at history, maintenance was largely reactive rather than proactive, because maintenance operations were done by pencil and paper before the 1980s. Keeping inventory records, updating data and ensuring that preventive maintenance was properly scheduled was challenging and costly.  During this time these paper documents were stored in a desk or cabinet.

CMMS: Manage Staff, Organize, Plan, Control, Lead!

With the growth of technology and the evolution of computers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) was born.  The CMMS software solution helped companies quickly track work orders, produce reports, improve safety and implement a more effective plan to manage preventive maintenance for their assets and equipment.  The use of a CMMS software solution resulted in expanding asset life cycles, cutting costs, and increasing profit.

Maintenance (CMMS)

Maintenance management is the managing and maintaining of an organization’s resources and assets so that production proceeds effectively and no money is wasted due to inefficiency.

Maintenance is the everyday tasks users perform when using a CMMS, such as work orders, scheduling and prioritizing things for repair, allocating resources, preventive maintenance scheduling, managing inventory, costs, regulatory compliance, and the list goes on.  A CMMS software solution provides users with the tools to better manage maintenance tasks and improve communications.

Management (CMMS)Maintenance Management

Management is the administration and management of business practices to create the highest level of efficiency as possible.  

Maintenance Management is the most important role of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software.  CMMS gives users a deep insight into their maintenance needs with detailed work order schedules, reliable reports, dashboards, inventory deadlines and levels.  CMMS cuts down the overhead of maintenance management by allowing organizations to retrieve accurate data and make competent decisions.

System (CMMS)

System is a set of integrated devices that are designed to receive, process, manage and present information in a user-friendly and meaningful format.

A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is the best software solution that reduces costs, saves time, and allows users to complete maintenance jobs efficiently.

CMMS packages can produce status reports and documents giving details or summaries to analyze maintenance activities. 

eWorkOrders CMMS makes it easy to manage work orders, preventive maintenance tasks, assets, purchase orders, fleet, inventory levels, and more.  Visit our Features and Industries sections to learn more.

 The Benefits of a CMMS

  • Automate Work Requests
  • Service Request Customer Portal
  • Innovative Tools To Streamline Processes
  • Manage Preventive Maintenace Schedules
  • Increase Asset\Equipiment Reliability & Lifespan
  • Reduced Downtime
  • Control & Reduce Maintenance Costs
  • Improve Productivity
  • Improve Inventory Management 
  • Meet Compliance & Safty Regulations
  • Easy Adoption To Changing Technologies
  • Generate Reports & KPIs For Easy Analysis Of Your Maintenance Operations