4 Myths About Computerized Maintenance Management Systems

Many facility managers have a tendency to rely on manual organizational tools to oversee inventory, operations, and maintenance. While these systems may be familiar, they are rarely the most efficient ways to manage a facility. If you are one of these people, you likely have hangups about switching to computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) due to some of the myths you may have heard about their effectiveness and usage. Here are some of the most common myths about CMMS and why using such software may be more of a benefit than you think.


“CMMS don’t work the way I need them to.”


While it certainly is true that computerized maintenance management systems have a poor historical record of being effective at what they are designed to do, the reality is that they have, across the board, made massive improvements in recent years. As software technology has improved, so has the accuracy of CMMS. Many are tailored to specific industries. Another common myth, that CMMS are unfriendly to small business, isn’t truly the case anymore as some systems are designed to work specifically with companies of a smaller size.


“CMMS are too expensive for my company.”


Just as technical upgrades have been made to CMMS, the cost overall for these systems has gone down. The software itself is easier to produce and requires less stress than ever before, which has brought the average cost down to a much more reasonable level. Moreover, the time and energy you will save in the long term makes CMMS appealing and more financially sound when you consider the lifespan you will get out of one.


“CMMS are too hard to operate.”


Finally, CMMS updates have placed a focus on user interfaces and ease of usage. As such, it is no longer the case that only the tech-savvy can navigate these kinds of systems. Day to day dashboards, report generations, and many other aspects of the software have all improved to allow anyone to be able to access their functions, making them useful for managers of all technical abilities.


Computerized maintenance management systems have made massive improvements over recent years and have become a viable option for facility managers from all types of companies. At MaintenX, we believe in evolving with technology and embrace the improvements it can bring to helping a facility run as smoothly as possible. To learn more about how we use technology to accomplish all kinds of facility maintenance tasks, please call us any time at (855) 751-0075.


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