When we talk about CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System), we refer to a tool that facilitates the management of the equipment and facilities of an organization. More specifically, a CMMS organizes tasks, costs, inventories, intern human resources and and other elements that contribute to the industrial maintenance. It is used to maintain easily a centralized record of all assets and equipment for which maintenance teams are responsible.
How does CMMS work?
A CMMS system has several functionalities and all of them are centrated in facilitating tasks in a simple and efficient way, improving the planning and control of tangible, but also intangible assets.
A Computerized Maintenance Management System allows the management of equipment at any time, providing information on the operation of the systems. This enables the reporting of breakdowns, the management of any unforeseen events and, therefore, preventive maintenance.
It also allows to control inventories in order to avoid deficiencies and anticípate the need of pieces. By the same token, it makes posible the management of work orders to organize intern human resources and tasks.
The objective of CMMS
The objectives of a maintenance system are various and depend on the functionalities given to it. The main goal of a CMMS software is to facilitate the scheduling of maintenance tasks, the best use of possible resources and the management of personnel through traceability and controls. This achievement brings in with a number of advantages that we now look at.
Advantages of using CMMS
The first benefit of a CMMS system is the cost reduction, although it is not a direct benefit. All the decisions made affect all areas in life, but in the professional environment, decisions often involve significant financial outlays. If decisions are based on intuition and not on documented information, it is very likely that the degree of success will not be as desired or as positive as it could be thanks to the collection of data and the centralization of information.
Not only costs are reduced because of decision making accuracy, but also maintenance costs are avoided due to better management of tangible assets. Preventive maintenance gains ground over corrective maintenance. CMMS systems make it possible to identify anomalies that do not become failures.
Having access to the management of a company’s assets increase labor efficiency. It makes possible broader and clearer vision of the needs of the moment. Thanks to the control of time management, downtime is reduced andconsequently, productivity is increased.
Decision making improvement
Finally, we cannot forget about the benefit that involves data analysis to optimize decision making. Information is power and the ability to anticipate makes it possible to decide more accuretally. There is a big difference between deciding based on intuition and thoughts than on objective and calculable data.
Your CMMS totally successful with Nexus Integra
Nexus Integra is an integrated operations platform that unifies data and transforms it into valuable information for decision making. CMMS assisted maintenance management with Nexus Integra facilitates task management, preventive maintenance and remote resource optimization.
The platform consists of a powerful three-layer structure that helps companies integrate, acquire, standardize, unify, manage and display data in a simple way:
- Nexus Connect
This layer allows to ingest large amounts of data generated by control and monitoring elements (sensors, PLC, SCADA) and databases, that are scattered and not standardized.
- Nexus Core
This layer is the database engine and is responsible for standardizing and unifying all the data captured by the connectors. It processes the dispersed information to homogenize it and store it in a simple way so that it can be exploited.
- Nexus Apps
It is the layer where data is displayed, enabling the user to monitor, visualize and operate remotely via software.
Thanks to Nexus Integra API Rest it is possible to obtain interoperability that enables the exchange of information between external applications, such as the CMMS, and the platform’s common data core. Applications use this information this information, flowing in both directions, to feed their own systems.
The CMMS tool, when powered by an operations platform integrated with an IoT and BigData solution, achieves a global, connected and fully automated operations environment.
How can I start working with Nexus Integra?
If you already work with SW tools such as CMMS, contact us so we can tell you how to connect your application with our integrated operations platform and have your production data governance centralized.
If you want to start on the road to performance improvement based on state-of-the-art technology, Nexus Integra is the platform that fits your company’s needs. Contact our technical team for a personalized study.