Application Programming Interface; An API allows for a software program to easily exchange information with another program.
An item controlled by a company from which a benefit is derived. Assets are part of the data that goes into building up a CMMS program. Examples include: Buildings, Equipment, Vehicles, Tools, HVAC systems, and Furniture etc.
Similar to what we call a parent child relationship. Asset Hierarchies help us classify equipment and the parts that go with it. The more parts it might take to fix or work on a piece of equipment, the further up it might be on the hierarchy scale. A single part used in a lot of equipment might be lower in the hierarchy.
The amount of time you are able to utilize an asset before its useful life is exhausted.
Is a systematic process of deploying, operating, maintaining, upgrading, and disposing of assets cost-effectively. CMMS systems help in this process by overseeing the scheduling, handling, directing, and governing of your assets.
Complete details of everything you need to know about a specific asset. This could include location, purchase amounts, vin or equipment number, and the parts associated with its maintenance or repairs.
An accumulation of work orders that have not yet been completed and need to be dealt with.
Using barcode symbols to identify an item. Bar coding is the most common form of automatic identification used in automatic data-capture technologies. And bar codes track virtually everything
Cloud software means programs that are accessible via the internet. You can access this kind of software at any time and from just about anywhere: a mobile device, tablet or personal computer.
Computerized Maintenance Management System
A process instated by an organization to monitor a specific set of parameters or conditions in a piece of equipment. To identify a specific or significant change which is indicative of developing a mechanical fault. Is usually part of a predictive maintenance program.
Third-party applications that have been established as a plug-and-play directly into ManagerPlus CMMS providing robust data collection and reporting eliminating double entry. If a connection has not been built for a specific third-party application you are utilizing as an organization, see our API.
Maintenance work intended to correct an existing problem (as opposed to preventive maintenance which is intended to prevent future problems.
The time during in which a machine or piece of equipment is out of action or unavailable for use. This could lead to the amount of time production is brought to a stop. The amount of time you are not able to utilize production and have all equipment and production brought to a stop.
Enterprise Asset Management “EAM” is a broad term to describe software that provides organizations a way to view assets holistically. The specific purpose is to enable managers to control and pro-actively optimize operations and efficiencies. The lines between an EAM and CMMS are blurring more and more.
The process of putting your CMMS system fully into place. This includes initial product setup, data implementation, and team training for ultimate product adoption and organizational success.
A specific task scheduled in your CMMS system to have an asset tested, evaluated, checked, reviewed, investigated or having an analysis ran on a certain item or items.
Referring to when you need to connect two or more different software applications to work together in sync. This could be when one software allows another to pull it's information into the other software. This is helpful when you need to sync critical data into one place to make strategic business decisions.
Goods or materials a company has on hand that including raw and/or finished items that is ultimately sold or used for repair or maintenance.
To govern the constant flow, number, and quality of assets in and out of your company’s possession
Key Performance Indicator is a measured value the effectively demonstrates how a company is achieving a specific business objective. KPI is definable, trackable, reportable and achievable in nature.
Activities performed on an asset to ensure intended performance and preservation of assets useful life.
A mobile application means an actual app has been built for you to navigate to on a mobile device. Using a mobile app means you are working out of the app and not being directed to a mobile browser to work in your application.
Secondary applications that are specifically built to enhance and provide added functionality to the core application. They enable an organization to customize the CMMS to fit their specific needs.
The process in which a company adopts or integrates a new program or service into the organization. Also, known as organizational socializing referring to the process though which employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviors to ensures success for the company. Most times there is an outline mapped out for optimal success for the customer.
Strategies and techniques used to accomplish the basic goal of delivery quality good or services to customer in the most cost-effective and timely manner. It can be defined as the ration between and output gained from the business and an input to run the operations.
Assets that have a relationship, or can be used together. For example a computer would be considered a parent asset while a software would be considered a child asset. These relationships determine if one or more assets are dependent on a parent asset and in turn create a structured hierarchy. This enhances the ability to manage these connected assets and accurately reflect any changes in fixed asset reporting.
Abbreviation of Preventive Maintenance.
A technique, and processes combined with strategy to help determine the condition of an in-service equipment or assets in order to predict when maintenance should be performed. This technique could provide cost savings over a standard time-based preventive maintenance programs.
The care and servicing by personnel for the purpose of maintaining equipment and facilities in satisfactory operating condition by providing for systematic inspection, detection, and correction of incipient failures either before they occur or before they develop into major defects.
Taking action before something happens: anticipating possibilities and getting ahead of the game. In maintenance, it means an emphasis on preventive maintenance instead of corrective.
A PO is a commercial document issued by a buyer to a seller, indicating types, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services the seller will provide to the buyer. Sending a purchase order to a supplier constitutes a legal offer to buy products or services. Acceptance of a purchase order by a seller usually forms a one-off contract between the buyer and seller, so no contract exists until the purchase order is accepted. It is used to control the purchasing of products and services from external suppliers.
Responding to maintenance needs as they occur, also referred to as On-the-fly work. These jobs are not scheduled on the calendar, they occur due to breakdowns, damages, failures. If preventive jobs are adhered to – completed in a timely fashion as they come due – it is expected the reactive jobs may be reduced and possibly avoided.
Regulatory compliance Is an organization’s adherence to laws, regulation and guidelines for a specific business or industry. Some regulatory compliances can be government or industry mandated depending on what industry you conduct business in, they can also be voluntary setup by regulatory bodies and associations.
The way in which you gather your data to be transported and communicated to internal or external parties. Using dashboards and business intelligence tools help you to view and analyze data.
Software as a Service, or sometimes referred to as "on-demand software" is a software delivery model in which software and associated data are centrally hosted on the cloud. SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser.
Relaying dates and time of when specific work order needs to happen.
Total Cost of Ownership is taking into account all costs associated with the purchase and maintenance of an asset. This helps the organization analyze the true cost of an asset.
This stands for “Total Productive Maintenance”. A business process that ensures all of your equipment in the best operational shape possible.
Referring to the time that a piece of equipment/asset is being used.
The process or action of effective use of an asset. Considering how often you use an asset, are there times when the machine is ready to be used but it isn’t being taken advantage of? In basic terms, utilization is a measure of the actual revenue earned by assets against the potential revenue they could have earned.
Detailed information to inspect, fix, repair, or complete a project that may include labor, parts, and service notes. Work orders may initiate from a scheduled - preventive service, an on-the-fly repair need, or a request for service.
The amount of time between work order approval to work order completion.
A document/online form used for making the initial request for maintenance. Once approved, the document is normally converted into a work order.