Preventive maintenance plans are a great way to stop costly issues from developing in your assets and machinery. And work orders are, of course, the crux of maintenance- they tell you what needs done and when. Since these are two of the most important parts of any maintenance operation, shouldn’t your CMMS be fantastic at creating, managing, and completing them?
Well, we think so too- so we sat down, thought long and hard, and came up with our biggest update to date- PM 2.0! You might be wondering why, if we’ve already written about our PM 2.0 release, we’d be coming back to it. And the answer is simple; while we told you about the new features of PM 2.0, we didn’t go into detail about exactly what the updated features can do and how they can benefit you. So, without further ado, here’s an in-depth look as to what PM 2.0 can do for your maintenance operations.
1. Overarching Work Orders
These new overarching word orders are basically mini-work orders set up under a master work order. Each asset can have one work order with multiple triggers under each one, rather than one work order for every bit of maintenance you need to perform on a machine. This simplifies your CMMS and makes it super easy to find the work order for the machine you want. Using these to clean up your CMMS will lead to less confusion and better performance all around. If you have a lot of machines or assets that need constant maintenance, it can get messy and confusing with many, many work orders for multiple maintenance needs; this brings everything into one neat little bundle.
2. Triggers for Your New Overarching Work Orders
There’s no longer a set end-goal for each work order- triggers can be set to ping you when maintenance is required. These new triggers come in several types, expanding from simple goals to asset uptime, time between asset part replacements, or meter readings. We’ve found that condensing your work orders for one machine into one work order was a simpler and more effective solution than having a thousand work orders to comb through, open, and complete separately.
3. Meter Readings
A brand new addition that opens up a new world of maintenance possibilities! Run a rental car business? You can set work orders to be triggered when your cars run over a certain number of miles for oil changes or tire rotations. Anything that has a meter can now be monitored and set up on a PM schedule! Speaking of schedules…
4. A New Calendar View
This new calendar isn’t your run-of-the-mill calendar- it’s super smart. After setting up your PM plans, it will automatically populate itself with your tasks to let you know when your assets and machines will need servicing. Any work orders you set for a specific date will also show up alongside your smart work orders. If you make changes to your work order, the changes will update instantly to reflect your new preventive maintenance schedule. At a glance, you’ll be able to know that needs to be done every day for the rest of the month. But this calendar has another trick up its sleeve…
5. Holiday Scheduling
You can set holidays to be clear of work orders if no one will be around to complete them. Should a work order fall on a holiday, it’ll automatically be pushed a day forward or a day back, depending on which one you’d prefer. You can set these settings globally for all holidays, or be specific with each one if your crew won’t be taking the day off on minor holidays.
6. SSO Integration
And of course, SSO (single sign-on) integration! We’ve already talked at length about why SSO is awesome, so if you’re interested, you can read that blog post here.
And that’s it! We’ve spent months refining and building a CMMS that does the bulk of the work for you, leaving you to do what you do best: actual maintenance. If you want to learn more about our overhauled CMMS, you can schedule a free demo with one of our incredible support staff.