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How to Create Maintenance Log Types

It’s pretty unusual for a maintenance department to track just one type of equipment. And even on the rare occasions when they do, they still have to track different makes, models, etc. (think about a fleet of vehicles, for instance). … Continue reading

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Know Your Reports: The Basics

The first phase in any successful rollout of ManagerPlus is to run all work orders, logs, PM schedules, inspections, and other primary maintenance tasks through the system. Once the transition is complete and everyone is using the system to track, … Continue reading

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How Much Preventive Maintenance Should You Be Doing?

When companies come to ManagerPlus looking for our maintenance software solutions and expertise, it’s not because they aren’t familiar with preventive maintenance. The vast majority are already performing routine oil changes, replacing HVAC filters, lubricating heavy machinery, performing safety inspections, … Continue reading

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Are You Spending Too Much on Maintenance Labor? Find Out with One Simple Equation

ABCs of Advanced Maintenance: Schedule Compliance Ratio In our last installment, we looked at the first key metric you should calculate when evaluating your maintenance operations: Maintenance Cost as a Percent of RAV (Replacement Asset Value). In broad terms, this metric indicates … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Inventory Waste

Inventory waste is one of those age old problems that appears simple at first, but becomes vexingly complex upon closer analysis. Maintenance and inventory managers generally agree that inventory waste should be eliminated to the greatest extent possible. Beyond that, … Continue reading

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How to Customize Inventory Views and Create Basic Reports in ManagerPlus Enterprise

Centralizing and standardizing parts inventory data is a critical first step toward cutting costs and improving allocation. But without data navigation know-how, this information will be of little use. ManagerPlus was designed with this in mind, offering intuitive controls that … Continue reading

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Implementing Precision Lubrication with CMMS Software

A recent piece in Plant Services lays out a compelling case for precision lubrication. Author Jason Kopschinsky, CMRP, provides a helpful, step by step breakdown of what should be done to ensure that lubricants are in proper condition and keeping … Continue reading

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How to Create a Schedule Group in ManagerPlus

Schedule group creation is one of the most important features of ManagerPlus maintenance software products. These groups contain the services, inventory, notes, and attachments needed to manage and maintain assets within specific, predictable intervals, which can be defined in terms … Continue reading

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How to Use ManagerPlus’ Custom Search Criteria

One of the key advantages of using ManagerPlus CMMS products is the ability to gain visibility into asset data quickly and easily. Because ManagerPlus uses a relational database, you have the power to organize your data in more precise and … Continue reading

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