Equipment Management Software

Written by Elisabeth Forsythe
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Businesses like factories or production plants rely on a lot of equipment. Fork lifts, compressors, palletizers--if something goes wrong with the machinery, work for the day can be halted indefinitely. That’s why it’s so important to manage machinery wisely. Know your equipment, who is using it, and where. Is it up-to-date with routine maintenance? Do you have common spare parts on hand in case of a breakdown? Equipment management software can help you keep an eye on your important machinery and save time and money.

To get started, compile all the information you have on your equipment. If it’s owned, note when it was purchased and for how much. If it’s leased, include lease details. Other important data to include is the serial number, where the equipment is stored, warranty information, its manufacturer, and any other notes. Most management software lets you enter in all this data to create individual files: on some, you can even add a picture as a reference.

Once the groundwork is laid, you have a powerful source of information to draw on. If there are repairs needs, you no longer need to search through your owner’s manual (if you can even find it) for reference numbers--it’s all on the computer. Who it's assigned to on a daily basis, when it will be free to start another project, and any repairs or other maintenance events can be constantly updated. Regular preventative maintenance activities can be scheduled in advance, with the software set to alert you or the accountable employee to when they should be performed.

Keep Your Business Moving with Equipment Management Software

If you take care of your equipment, it will take care of your business. It will last longer with fewer repair needs. That means its time is spent on the job, earning you money. Equipment management software can be a good tool to help you organize and administrate your equipment’s maintenance and scheduling needs.

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