Running and servicing your machinery is a vital part of any engineering company’s day-to-day business. It is widely accepted now that the solution lies in software that can automate repair and maintenance schedules, leaving you time to get on with other things.


However, not all maintenance software is created equal. When choosing your software, it’s vital that you explore all your options so that you invest in the perfect one for you. At Strategic Maintenance Planning, we’re not just software experts; we’re engineers too. That means we can help you at every step of the way. Here are the three things we strongly advise you not to compromise on:


  1. Scalability

When deciding on your CMMS, it’s important to consider not just where you are, but where you intend to be. Does your company have ambitious growth plans, and could you be moving to larger premises in the not-too-distant future? Will you be investing in new machinery, and are you planning to grow your workforce to support your operations? The right software will be able to handle not just your current workload, but also a larger one in the future. The wrong software may well be a cheaper option in the short term, but you’ll end up spending more in the long run.


  1. Implementation

It’s all very well choosing fancy software with all the bells and whistles, but how are you actually going to implement it? It’s essential that you purchase from a proven and trusted supplier that not only will give you sage advice on the best package for you, but also has a team of skilled engineers who understand how your business works. That way, you’ll get the implementation support that you need, and not be left with a software package that isn’t set up and maintained in the right way.


  1. Ease of use

Perhaps we should have put this one first! What good is a software package if it confuses the users to the point that they either use it wrongly or stop using it altogether? Good machinery maintenance software should be a piece of cake for any non-skilled technician to be able to use. The interface should be friendly and simple, and the user experience should be second to none. It is a good idea to ask for a demonstration of a new software package so that you can see it in action and have a go at using it yourself.


Strategic Maintenance Planning is here to help you every step of the way. Wherever you are, we’ve been there too and we have designed a software package that we know will be easy to use and easy to scale. And we’re always on hand for implementation too. Get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your specific requirements.

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