Maintenance Management Software

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Over the course of the last 10 years, maintenance management software has become increasingly pervasive in all aspects of physical asset management. Modern business tools and assets usually involve complex systems of equipment and operational guidelines, and the role of software in monitoring and initiating maintenance procedures is rapidly growing. Maintenance management software can also provide a level or organization in asset management that is unrivaled by previous, less advanced methods.

RCM Maintenance Management Software

Most maintenance management software's main function is to provide a database and log of failures and their causes, effects, and treatment methods. Some software is geared towards specific maintenance processes, such as RCM. RCM software provides a more specialized database that can sort maintenance data by criticality measures as applied through RCM processes.

RCM maintenance management software can also help asset management teams work through RCFA and FMEA reports as well. Once RCFAs and FMEAs are applied to the possible equipment failure modes and a comprehensive plan of action is developed, the software will provide task lists and work packages sorted by maintenance interval or other applicable criteria. By organizing maintenance methodologies and specific tasks in a central asset database, asset managers can insure that the proper maintenance strategies are carried out at the proper times.

Some companies that offer RCM training programs include software as part of their complete RCM instructional package. They may also include limited on-site consulting or technical support during the transition from traditional maintenance to RCM-based practices. By bringing training, consultation, and software support together, they can help insure that RCM techniques are being used to their fullest extent to build a comprehensive maintenance program.

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