CAFM Overview

Webinar Transcription Hello, everyone. Today’s webinar is, again, it’s related to move and space management, in particular, I’m going to start out at a high level view, and then get more specific with the top three commands that any CAFM or FM tool would do on a day-to-day basis. And so, I use a PowerPoint slide, which is what you’re looking at right now, and you should be looking at the screen. It says about MicroMain. A kind of a top-down presentation, but I’m using a PowerPoint as my presentation tool. And then towards the end, I will jump out and go to the actual software and demonstrate the commands that I have talked about during the PowerPoint. We should be done in about 19, 20 minutes, and then I’ll leave it open to some questions for you via the chat window. And then I’ll answer them aloud so that everybody can hear it. But again, a little bit about MicroMain. We’re headquartered in Austin, Texas. We have three primary tools, software tools, a CMMS or maintenance management, or asset tracking work order. We have a CAFM tool which I’m talking about today, CAFM, Computer Aided Facility Management. It’s really just combining a CAD drawing with a database of people information, and other information that you want to track on your actual drawing. So, today I’m going to talk about move and space management specifically within CAFM. MicroMain is a company, we’re over 20 years old. We have over 3,700 customers worldwide. Some of them are listed on your screen here. In addition, we have PPG, Dun and Bradstreet,...
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How Preventive Maintenance Saves Money

How Preventive Maintenance Saves Money Preventive maintenance is often still viewed by many companies as an unnecessary expenditure that is a waste of time and resources. In most cases, this is far from the truth and can prove to be a very costly mistake to make. Many companies tend to focus solely on the immediate issues that come up – repairing or replacing parts when something goes wrong in operations and reacting to other urgent matters. While this form of reactive maintenance is necessary in certain situations, transitioning to preventive maintenance is a strategy that will save both time and money, as well as help operations to run more smoothly. The transition from reactive to preventive maintenance can be a smooth transition to make with the help of the right preventive maintenance software. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at preventive maintenance with a spotlight on how it can save a company or other organization a lot of money over the long term.  What Is Preventive Maintenance? Preventive maintenance is not about fixing problems. Its focus is on preventing those problems from ever happening in the first place. It includes activities such as cleaning, lubrication, adjustments, repairs, and parts replacement. Each of these activities is performed in order to keep the equipment running in top condition and to prevent downtime and reactive fixes. Preventive maintenance software is available to help you facilitate a good preventive maintenance plan. Instead of having to keep track of things with paper files, all data can be input into a preventive maintenance software program which then regularly schedules all preventive maintenance tasks and work orders. With preventive...
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The Top 10 Benefits of Mobile Maintenance Software

The Top 10 Benefits of Mobile Maintenance Software Mobile technology is opening up a world of possibilities, and that includes new advances for the maintenance industry. One good example is mobile maintenance software which allows maintenance staff to enjoy the perks of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) anywhere via their mobile devices. Mobile maintenance software has actually already been around for some time now, and as the technology advances, more and more companies are embracing it as the solution to their maintenance needs. If you’re considering adopting this technology, here is a look at what you need to know about some of the top benefits mobile maintenance software has to offer. 1. Real-Time Visibility With the growing popularity of smartphones, many people carry their phones around with them everywhere these days. When you use mobile maintenance software, you can get real-time visibility into the status of maintenance operations, no matter where you are. 2. Decreased Response Time Since you can check mobile maintenance software anywhere, you’ll immediately know when something happens, and you can respond to issues right away. Decreased response time means quicker and more efficient servicing, which saves both time and money. 3. Unchains Staff from Their Desks When maintenance is handled using paper files or even desktop applications, your staff can get chained to their desks for most of the day, needing to stay close by in order to remain productive. With mobile maintenance software, your staff can move around freely because the maintenance system is always close at hand. 4. Eliminates Paperwork Having your maintenance files and information in one mobile space means staff does not have to shuffle through filing cabinets and folders to...
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End of Year CMMS Checklist for Improved Maintenance Performance

Webinar Transcription My name is Craig Shepherd. I am the director of sales here with MicroMain, and today we are going to discuss end-of-the-year CMMS checklist for improved maintenance performance. For those of you who are not familiar with MicroMain, we are headquartered in Austin, Texas. We have been providing facilities and maintenance management software since 1991. We offer maintenance management software as well as a CAFM program for space planning and move management. We do have a special version for healthcare. A few of our logos here. As you can see, we are in all industries, all verticals and worldwide. Let’s talk about preparing for the new year. Now, end of the year, you’ve probably got a lot of reports that you are trying to get out. You’ve had the maintenance program in place, hopefully, for a good time now, and it is time to go through and reevaluate, see where you are, making any adjustments to your maintenance processes. Make sure you are getting your complete, reliable data to managing your maintenance, and does your data include enough detail? So a few of these issues are pertaining to, are your assets and equipment entered correctly? We will take a look at a few of the screens in a moment. But do you have all your asset information and equipment information in there correctly? Do you have them named correctly? Can you access all the information you need? You need to look over, and if you have standardized services, and standardized accounts, and maintenance categories, and asset groups for filtering and for reporting? It’s important that everyone be on the...
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What is MicroMain Facility Management (CAFM)

Webinar Transcription Hey everyone, I’m actually just going to give you a quick tour of our facility management software, otherwise known as CAFM. I’m going to go ahead and share out my screen here, run my slide show. The presentation should be up on the screen. So, what is MicroMain Facility Management? So it’s simply a tool to move people around, one person from cube to cube, office to office, different spaces, and manage the space, the square footage, the space allocation. It helps an organization to keep their floor plans accurate and to how the space is organized and where people are assigned. It’s a system of records for keeping one set of master drawings, so everything is going to be in one place into the MicroMain Facility Management tool. And it can either be web based, hosted by MicroMain in the cloud, otherwise known as “software as a service,” or you can install it on your network, on your own server, run it internally on your own, but we do have both offerings. And it contains a robust and BOMA defined set of reports. So BOMA stands for “Building Organization Management Association.” We have Organizational Summary reports, Occupancy/Vacancy, and then Headcount per square foot. This is basically checking in. Do you have someone at your facility who runs the move or space planning operations? Are you using a CAFM tool today? If so, which one? And do you feel you’re getting the most out of the software? And we typically recommend a scheduled presentation, a more personalized one with Kelly, if you are interested in moving forward...
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