Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) have come a long way in the last several years. 2022 holds excellent advancements to help maintenance teams get even more benefit from the software.

Whether you’re considering adopting CMMS this year or you’re curious about what to expect from your current product, here’s a look at some of the advances we expect to see in 2022.

The Future of CMMS

CMMS adoption continues to increase as maintenance teams look for ways to improve preventative maintenance and maximize their resources. Here’s a look at some key industry statistics to help set the stage for what you’ll see in 2022.

As more companies realize the power of preventative maintenance and a tool to manage all aspects of that maintenance, the CMMS market is expected to grow 8.58 percent year over year from 2020 to 2027. 

2022 Trends for CMMS

Clearly, the industry sees the value of CMMS, and the adoption rates are showing that. So what’s coming next in your CMMS software? Here’s a look at the top 3 trends you can expect in the coming year.

  1. CMMS is Moving from Emerging Technology to Universal Software

Slowly, using a CMMS is becoming the norm. As such, these software systems are no longer emerging technology. With many years to work out kinks and add valuable features to meet the needs of maintenance teams, CMMS is now universal software.

That means that as you hire new maintenance technicians, they likely know what CMMS is and how to use it. And many new workers might expect that you have CMMS and feel resistant toward old ways of handling maintenance scheduling, such as pen and paper or spreadsheet management. Attracting the best talent in the industry might mean using the best technology.

  1. Big Data Tools and Analytics Are Essential

Showing the value of your CMMS and that it is worth the expense is getting simpler thanks to AI and other analytics tools. Big data is what makes CMMS so powerful. The ability to bring in past maintenance data to inform future maintenance to avoid breakdowns is astounding. And analytics and visualization tools keep improving to make it simpler to showcase the value the software provides your organization.

Eagle CMMS now includes Power BI natively within the software so you can create visualizations to better understand your maintenance needs and show a visual of your history with the software. 

  1. Mobile Application Improvements

Handheld mobile devices have not been as popular in maintenance management as you might think, but part of that is because the software has been challenging to use on these devices until recently. 

As mobile devices become an essential part of everyday life, technology is catching up and improving on these devices. Just 8 percent of maintenance teams were using mobile devices for maintenance tasks in 2020. It was much more common to use them as a way to stay in touch as 23 percent of teams reported using them in that way. Just 9 percent used them to schedule and disseminate information to their teams. 

Eagle CMMS deployed improvements to the app to make it simpler for your technicians to stay in touch and learn about their next project without returning to the main office. It’s one more way you’ll get added efficiency from the software. 

If you’re ready to make 2022 the year you adopt CMMS within your organization or improve your company’s technology with a change from your current system, schedule a demo of Eagle CMMS today. We offer on-demand demos or one-on-one demos where you can ask questions as you meet with our team.