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Category Archives: Facilities Management

The Excuse Metric

Purchasing a CMMS system can be a big expense – something to be considered seriously, certainly. It naturally begs the question of why would anyone other than the maintenance professional make that decision? By taking the decision out of the hands of the people that will have to use the software every day, you are […]

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The #1 Reason for Record Keeping

There are many hidden benefits to your Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). One of the benefits is the record keeping inherent in the system, or the ability to document and validate all the work you do. As the system of record for work performed within your enterprise, the CMMS system can be a useful tool […]

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Five Truths You Need to Know to Succeed

We’ve learned a few things over the years. We learned that we can learn a lot from each of our clients. They use our software every day and understand the day to day life of a maintenance software user in a way that we never can. We also think that we have some expertise we […]

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Everything is Quality

We’ve become accustomed to quality, in everything we do, and particularly with all things internet. So if everything is a quality product, it makes sense that cost and what qualities you’re looking for become important in your selection process. Cost is a no-brainer. If the options you are considering are identical, and then cost is […]

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What Do You Get With Your CMMS, Exactly?

At some point, everyone whose responsibility is to provide the best product at the most reasonable price reviews their purchases or processes related to maintenance. Just to make sure they are getting the best value and are seeing the benefits of their purchase. So what do you get with your CMMS? The standard TeamWORKS solution […]

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Managing Millennial Maintenance

According to a recent Forrester Research report titled ‘May The Force Of The Millennials Be With You’, your new Millennial maintenance techs are more entrepreneurial, adaptive and collaborative. One of the more(?) stunning insights is that 75% of Millennials sleep with their cell phones next to their bed. The latest generation of maintenance professionals needs […]

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Existing Assets : To Extend Their Life

The economy. It wreaks havoc on budgets when it’s down and most organizations plan for a down economy. Where does that show most clearly? In your budget, of course. In a maintenance budget the bottom line becomes extending the life of your assets for as long as possible to prevent or delay a capital expenditure […]

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Predictive Maintenance and the IoT : Problems Solved

The following is a ‘guest’ post about predictive maintenance written by TeamWORKS CEO, Craig Drouillard. Happy reading! If you live on the East Coast of the United States, then you know that it’s cold and snowy. If you live in central North Carolina, then you know if it’s snowy in the rest of Eastern US […]

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Bridge Integration Systems : On-Site and Cloud Systems

TeamWORKS is a big proponent of integrating systems. Entering data twice is not only a waste of time but also creates inaccuracies in data, and really, why put a double-entry system in place when it’s so easy to share information between systems? So can system integration be done in today’s world of on-site and cloud […]

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A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Every maintenance shop has one. The one tech that has been there forever and knows where everything is. When it’s time to get out the backhoe he has to survey the dig site to tell you where the water, power and telephone lines are buried because he’s the only one that knows. He knows the […]

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