One lesson to learn from the discontinuation of Windows XP next week is that if companies do not upgrade their software, they will fall behind the times. This is also the case with CMMS software. Eagle Technology designs Proteus CMMS software with innovative features that benefits facilities and plant management. Knowing this, why doesn’t everyone upgrade? We have addressed common concerns that we hear from our customers about upgrading their CMMS software:

1. What I have works for us.

You aren’t getting the full benefits of current, updated software. Your current solution may work, but is it the most valuable solution out there on the market? Probably not.

2. We don’t have the extra money.

CMMS software is designed to reduce company costs, through reduced energy consumption, asset management, and more. The long-term savings outweigh the initial cost or upgrade of CMMS software, by a longshot.

3. Upper management doesn’t see the point.

Sometimes it can be hard convincing your superiors, but if you can show them how the software will benefit your team as well as the company, they will be willing to jump on board. Our CMMS software also has advanced reporting tools, that when used properly; provide the data needed to make better business decisions.

4. Can we really expect an ROI?

The answer to this question, is yes! By ensuring that all of your assets, inventory and work order scheduling has been programmed into your CMMS solution, you can expect to see an ROI within 12-24 months.

5. The upgrade is too complex, our techs won’t understand.

The learning curve pays off. Through consultation and training services, everyone can get on board as quickly and smoothly as possible.

6. I’m unhappy with the last product.

Watch a demo or speak with a sales agent about your concerns. See how the latest software has been improved from previous versions.

7. It doesn’t have the features I want.

We listen to our customers and carefully design our CMMS software around their needs. If the feature is not available it might be in the next release. There may be a better way of completing your task than previously thought.

8. We have to change how we do things.

Change can be difficult, but if the change produces positive results, setting new habits into motion quickly become the norm.

9. CMMS software doesn’t come preloaded with our data.

In order to maximize the benefit, the CMMS implementation is a methodical and customized process. We offer an implementation package that sets up your company’s success from the beginning. Technical support is also available to make sure that your CMMS is working for you.

10. I might lose my data.

Eagle Technology makes sure that important data is transferred over as smoothly as possible.

Do you identify with these excuses, or is it time to make the upgrade to your CMMS software? Like most technologies, CMMS software has evolved over the past 30 years. At Eagle Technology, we aim to provide our customers with the most current features and capabilities that a CMMS solution has to offer.