Intelligent Maintenance Management Platform (IMMP): The newest term that is circulating in the software industry. What is it and how does it differ from a CMMS? Let’s compare the two.

 

What is a CMMS?

It stands for Computerized Maintenance Management System, sometimes also referred to as EAM, Enterprise Asset Management. It is an essential tool for managing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on equipment and capital assets that are necessary for successfully running a business. A good CMMS system allows you to track any information you need to be on top of maintenance costs and activities, corrective maintenance, facility maintenance, and preventive maintenance.

 

What is an IMMP?

An Intelligent Maintenance Management Platform is a versatile, advanced, interdependent system that enables a user to connect applications and hardware. This software helps maintenance managers to organize their daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly maintenance operations in one place. In short, it’s an advanced CMMS system – usually CMMS software providers’ most expensive and intelligent system. These platforms allow the same features as a basic CMMS plus many additional features, making it an all-encompassing maintenance management software system. An example of an IMMP is Eagle’s Proteus MMX Enterprise Package.

 

Let’s have a look at some of the concepts and features that make IMMPs what it is:

 

  1. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

IIoT or Industrial Internet of Things refers to the infrastructure that collects information simultaneously from various sources. It could be used on anything equipped with a sensor, such as smartphones, computers, vehicles, production equipment, building automation systems, appliances, and so on. IIoT can send crucial information to the maintenance management team and increase their efficiency in many areas.

 

  1. Integration

Hand-in-hand with IIoT goes integration. How? IIoT can help promote preventive and predictive maintenance, providing repair information based on pre-determined situations and criteria. Most factories use programmable controllers from Rockwell, Siemens, etc. This information can be automatically and instantly fed into a CMMS to be monitored, analyzed, and reacted to.

 

  1. Industry 4.0

At its heart, Industry 4.0 is all about connectivity. This technological advancement allows embedded systems and their related components to connect with smart production tools and processes. This type of connectivity will open new and exciting doors within the manufacturing world by improving industry efficiency and boosting overall production value.

 

While the IoT is the core concept driving Industry 4.0, it’s the interplay between physical and digital that distinguishes it from any other technology. As physical machinery and equipment produce data in digital format, that digital information is then used to improve the processes which drive this physical equipment in the first place.

This includes all of the following areas within the manufacturing process:

  • Data Analytics
  • Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
  • Automation
  • Additive Manufacturing

 

So, which one do you choose?

A software platform like Eagle’s Proteus MMX that can offer you best of both worlds within one! Not only do you get the standard features of EAM/CMMS but more importantly it’s advanced technology which makes it a IMMP as well. Proteus MMX has been designed to take full advantage of the modern technological environment and all it offers clients. It is also fully customizable, meaning, it can be a basic CMMS system that fulfills basic maintenance needs or it can be a very advanced platform that fulfills advanced maintenance management needs.

 

To find out more about how Proteus MMX can fulfill your maintenance management needs and which option suits your organization best, call us at +1 (262) 241-3845 or email us at sales@eaglecmms.com.