Developing an Effective CMMS Implementation Plan

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Today’s maintenance staff is tasked with doing more with less. The challenge here is that their efficiency ratings when measured can be as low as 10% to 40%. So where does your maintenance department stand in terms of these statistics? Although CMMS software has been around for more than 20 years, and the adoption rate continues to climb, many companies still struggle with creating an efficient centralized maintenance and operations program.

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