No matter your expertise with using a computer, a CMMS is always a daunting piece of software. There are so many things a modern CMMS can do that it’s easy to take one look at an interface and wonder: where do I even start?
That’s where the help of a seasoned professional comes in. What you need is an in-depth training session with someone who eats, sleeps, and breathes CMMS software- or, in other words, gets paid to know what’s what. Regardless of what you do for a living, it’s always a great idea to be trained in maintenance software. Here’s just a handful of reasons why.
Depending on the CMMS, every button, text field, and general layout of the software will be different. Even if you’re jumping from another CMMS provider, attending a training will help you quickly come to grips with where all the tools you’re accustomed to reside. And if you’ve never used a CMMS, this will be the best and most efficient way to learn your new maintenance software.
While learning the interface is all well and good, you won’t be able to do anything useful unless you know the tools held within. Creating and managing work orders, generating preventive maintenance schedules, managing advanced reports, and organizing assets– everything you need to get up and running with a CMMS will be shown in-depth and explained in easy-to-understand terms.
Your technicians didn’t learn how to repair machinery by watching hours of tutorial videos; they learned by getting down and dirty and repairing assets with their own hands. That’s why training is an entirely hands-on experience! Every attendee should get their own computer with their own CMMS so they can follow along, try out their own stuff, and get a better feel for handling the software than they ever would by watching someone else do it for them.
On top of learning about your new CMMS, training can give you a valuable, in-depth look at who you’ll be working with for the foreseeable future. You’ll get a chance to meet the people behind the maintenance magic- and have fun in the process.
Forget trying to bumble through learning your CMMS on your own. Your time is valuable, and there’s maintenance work to be done! By planning out a trip for training, you’ll save yourself time, money, and sanity- that’s three whole birds with one stone!
MicroMain has held training multiple times a year for the past 15 years, and every single person that’s attended has felt it was a fantastic use of their time and resources (trust me, we ask everyone anonymously afterwards). We have two of the best trainers in the industry ready and willing to help you learn the ins and outs of our software- so give us a call today to get the ball rolling!