After 30 years in development, Eagle Technology’s CMMS software has advanced alongside important trends in computing and management. Modern CMMS software is less limited than previous versions and can be adapted to many industries. It performs both as facility management software, maintenance management software, and has many other applications that drive data management and decisions. Read on to find out how Eagle Technology is staying at the head of the CMMS industry by keeping up with ten influential trends:
Mobile devices which include smart phones and tablets continue to evolve at a rapid pace. With managers and staff out in the field and generally not at their desks throughout the day, it’s important for CMMS software to be compatible with the mobile devices they use. Managers can look up information they need anywhere, rather than having to run back to their office or call someone.
2. Cloud, Web-Based Software
As the wave of the future, most software companies are pursuing this trend, mostly because developers are able to increase software capacity and add capabilities without creating a whole new infrastructure. This way CMMS software has more scalability and is easy for developers to add new features. A web-based CMMS software will also help avoid installation and compatibility issues, as well as easily provide multi-location management.
3. Global Businesses
International companies that have buildings and plants worldwide require huge databases, and CMMS software is designed to meet that need. International companies also employ people who speak various languages, which means that a CMMS solution must be available in multiple languages.
As we move further into the 21st century, government agencies will place increasing emphasis on environmental regulations and restrictions. The maintenance management components of CMMS software help meet LEED certification requirements, promote energy reduction and efficiency, as well as strengthen a preventive maintenance schedule. CMMS software users find out right away that they can decrease company expenditure.
More and more research goes into preventing and responding to emergencies. Eagle technology’s CMMS software strengthens preventive maintenance schedules and interfaces with facilities alarm systems so management is alerted at the time of an emergency. It also offers comprehensive inventory management so that managers are equipped with tools and parts that they need.
Hassle free, environmentally-friendly and cost effective. CMMS software will track assets and create reports without having to print them out, making it easy to manage records.
7. Time Constraints
We live in a time where managers have multiple duties, especially when they run a small business. They do not necessarily have the time to sit down and create an involved report when they want to grab information to make a quick decision. Eagle Technology’s CMMS software gives managers the ability to get reports and KPIs at a glance. The multi-cycle work order scheduling feature also allows extensive and flexible work order scheduling.
8. CMMS Integration
This especially pertains to smart buildings, which require a suite of software for comprehensive management and data capture. Our CMMS software integrates with Building Automation Systems (BAS) and the graphic software DG Lux. In manufacturing, CMMS software will soon integrate with machinery controls and PLCs for preventive maintenance and demand maintenance needs.
9. Ease of Use
When CMMS software was released in the 1980s, emphasis was not placed on ease of use, mainly due to software development limitations. These days CMMS software is created with the end-user in mind.
10. Long-Term Partnership
CMMS vendors, including Eagle Technology, acknowledges that a large percentage of CMMS software implementation fails due to several factors, which is why Eagle Technology likes to invest in our customers. CMMS software is not a simple one time purchase, it is a gateway into a long-term partnership with the CMMS vendor, a partnership that shows managers how to reveal considerable benefits in CMMS data.