What is CMMS, and How Can It Help You?

By January 16, 2017Asset Tracking, Blog

What is CMMS, and How Can It Help You?

CMMS, or Computerized Maintenance Management System, has become a buzz term in the tech industry. In a nutshell, it’s a software package that enables companies to track and manage their assets, plus schedule maintenance and keep updated records of all of their jobs. CMMS offers a centralized location for data, so at any time, maintenance teams can determine which parts to order and which pieces of equipment are due for service. Additionally, the software allows companies to make informed decisions about resource allocation – for example, which locations require which parts and equipment and where inventory should be distributed to prevent either shortages or the proliferation of idle assets.

It’s clear that, when organizations are able to rely on accurate, real-time data, their bottom lines benefit in profound ways. Productivity doesn’t grind to a halt when a machine breaks down. Instead, better recordkeeping can help companies stave off breakdowns with regular preventative maintenance. They can order parts before they need them. And employees don’t have to waste time hunting down the items they need, or searching for maintenance histories on various pieces of equipment. They’re also better able to establish their priorities when they have a comprehensive view of their assets. And, for accounting and compliance purposes, accuracy is imperative, and mistakes can be costly. Any way you slice it, a reliable asset tracking system is a must.

But we’re not just talking about any asset tracking system. If it’s too complicated to use, that’s a non-starter. You need a system that’s straightforward and intuitive enough for any employee to use, regardless of his or her technical proficiency. And you need a platform that enables you to loop in every stakeholder involved in the life span of every one of our assets. When everyone’s in the loop, you increase accountability and efficiency throughout your entire organization.

Asset Panda has created the simplest, yet most powerful mobile asset tracking platform in the world, bar none. Our free mobile iOS and Android apps sync with the cloud and serve up real-time data 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our technology has an eye on the future, so it’s flexible enough to adapt as your needs change. It’s entirely customizable; you display your data in the way that makes sense to your organization. From the dashboard to the columns, fields, asset listing views, calendar feature, notifications, alerts, reports and security settings, it’s all up to you. You can schedule maintenance, create work orders and even use Asset Panda as enterprise service desk, if you wish. Best of all, everything you need to manage and track your assets lives in the palm of your hand. All that’s required is the mobile device you already carry – your smartphone. Our free app includes a mobile barcode scanner, and you don’t need additional software or hardware to use Asset Panda. You’re entitled to an unlimited number of users at no additional costs, promoting transparency throughout your organization.

From your mobile device, you can pull up in seconds such vital data as an item’s exact location, its condition and who has it. Review its insurance policy information, lease/purchase information, maintenance history, depreciation figures, check-in and check-out status and so much more. Every Asset Panda receives complete access to our entire features offering; simply choose the features most relevant to your business.

Not only is Asset Panda incredibly intuitive; it’s offered at an unbeatable price point. Check it out free for 14 days, and find out why clients throughout the globe trust us to help them manage millions of dollars’ worth of their most vital assets. For more information, visit assetpanda.com

 

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