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How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to

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The Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part One: The Pain of Integrated EDI


The real action is in merging the influx of electronically transmitted data with existing information already being processed within the ERP system, and the ensuing challenge is to make sense of this constant flood of information arriving daily in the form of EDI or XML messages.

maintenance schedule templates  face additional costs in maintenance and transaction processing fees such as interconnect costs. This is Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will discuss the automotive industry gains. Part Three will cover other industry gains and make user recommendations. Microsoft Business Network Addresses EDI Therefore, the advent of XML in the late 1990s created a great interest among companies that were not inclined to pay transaction charges to the VAN providers, especially if they could use a free or at Read More

How Airlines Can Stop Getting Murdered by Maintenance Costs


Patchwork maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) systems can cost large airlines millions in duplicated effort, extra inventory, and delays. But with round-the-clock schedules to maintain, few airlines can afford to upgrade to an integrated MRO solution any time soon. Today TEC Analyst Philippe Reney looks at two ways airlines can improve their MRO capabilities without a complete IT overhaul.

maintenance schedule templates  Stop Getting Murdered by Maintenance Costs The scale of an airline's maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations requires significant planning around moving assets, inventory, machine shops, and manpower, often on a round-the-clock schedule. This is particularly true for legacy carriers, i.e., large operators with multiple fleets of aircraft, round-the-clock operations, and international destinations to manage. Legacy airlines must also contend with complex multidepartmental processes often Read More

Deltek Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part 1: Product Announcements 2003


By extending its traditional focus on project-based businesses into the closely related areas of PSA and CRM (i.e., the so-called "Project-PLUS" marketing spin), Deltek remains well-entrenched in the territory that many companies aspire to control, but have yet to penetrate.

maintenance schedule templates  easier, more user-friendly employee maintenance and employee-related processing Subcontractor Management for the engineering and construction industry with features for handling original cost commitments and change orders Deltek also released an updated version of Deltek Time Collection, a web-based employee timekeeping solution for driving labor, payroll, job costing and billing functions by project. Featuring fully web-based, zero-client technology, Deltek Time Collection 5 is a time management Read More

FPX Delivers a Turnkey CPQ Product for salesforce.com SMB Users


FPX, a pioneer in cloud-based configure, price, quote (CPQ) software solutions (formerly called Firepond), has announced Firepond by FPX, a new product line with an astute approach to implementation to help companies improve sales effectiveness and overall business performance. The small to medium business (SMB) solution will be formally released at salesforce.com’s Dreamforce 2013 conference.

maintenance schedule templates  a data and rules maintenance module that enables clients to update, modify, or add new product and pricing information into their CPQ system. Many others systems require the vendor to make complex changes of this type, and vendors will bill for it. Firepond handles your changes like TurboTax handles your tax data changes. The bottom line is that with Firepond by FPX, the vendor has packaged all its best practices in a box, licensed it, and delivered it as a service delivery project, rather than as an Read More

Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's "Best Kept Secret"?


Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements affect their bottom lines, vendors need to reassess their pricing and value proposition strategies.

maintenance schedule templates  reliance on support and maintenance (S&M) contracts, which is where most vendors could be assured of meeting, if not surpassing, their margins. The sizable profit made from S&M contracts (with customers paying more over time) has been one of the software industry's best kept secrets. Furthermore, user enterprises have not had the option of turning—that is, not until recently. To learn more, please see part one of this series Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? Read More

Technology Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service


Hardware maintenance can represent a significant information technology cost, but options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance from an enterprise perspective, you will identify those options and ensure the cost-effective delivery of those services.

maintenance schedule templates  organization has a standard maintenance service contract, it is useful to include it in the RFP and require the respondents to provide a marked up contract with suggested changes. This will complete a step that you will otherwise have to execute in the negotiation phase. Developing the Evaluation/Selection Decision Matrix Prior to distributing the RFP, you should develop a decision matrix that will serve as the basis for evaluating and selecting your service provider. It is important that everyone with a Read More

Maintenance Team at Lakeside Educational Network Keeps Things Running Smoothly for Students Going Through Rough Patches


The maintenance team at the Lakeside Educational Network (LEN) near Philadelphia addresses a diverse set of challenges; not only managing 72,000 square-feet of building space, they must also cut grass and remove snow over a 20-mile radius; conduct inspections and repair a fleet of trucks, cars and vans; and address a host of other tasks. To help manage the depth and breadth of maintenance tasks at LEN, the 15-person team uses a CMMS called Bigfoot CMMS. Among other things, Bigfoot CMMS calls up equipment repair history; automates preventive maintenance schedules; tracks work orders; monitors costs; and aids new building projects.

maintenance schedule templates  Through Rough Patches The maintenance team at the Lakeside Educational Network (LEN) near Philadelphia addresses a diverse set of challenges; not only managing 72,000 square-feet of building space, they must also cut grass and remove snow over a 20-mile radius; conduct inspections and repair a fleet of trucks, cars and vans; and address a host of other tasks. To help manage the depth and breadth of maintenance tasks at LEN, the 15-person team uses a CMMS called Bigfoot CMMS. Among other things, Bigfoot Read More

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part One: Challenges and Features


Companies are looking for more areas to squeeze savings out of operations. One such area that may be fertile ground to explore is equipment maintenance. The class of software that can help to cultivate these savings is computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS). This article discusses the basics of CMMS and its key features, enabling you to determine whether your company should investigate this software as a potential source of savings.

maintenance schedule templates  maintenance or repairs. A maintenance personnel database may be a nice add-on to the parts database. While requirements here will differ from your company's human resource database, typical information includes name, trade, shifts worked, qualifications, special training, and certifications. This information will enable a CMMS to match the available skill set with the work to be performed or equipment to be maintained. You would not want to send an automotive mechanic to service a microprocessor on your Read More

Brewing Up a Better Schedule for a Product with Many Variables


For the coffee producer Mother Parkers, scheduling coffee production across two plants was an ever-increasing challenge. Mother Parkers decided to take proactive steps toward consolidating its day-to-day scheduling data by engaging Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) to help. SCC applied its scheduling algorithms to improve schedule attainment, visibility, and stability—exactly what Mother Parkers needed.

maintenance schedule templates  Up a Better Schedule for a Product with Many Variables For the coffee producer Mother Parkers, scheduling coffee production across two plants was an ever-increasing challenge. Mother Parkers decided to take proactive steps toward consolidating its day-to-day scheduling data by engaging Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) to help. SCC applied its scheduling algorithms to improve schedule attainment, visibility, and stability—exactly what Mother Parkers needed. Read More

The Real Star of Guthrie Theater


The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minn., USA opened a new facility in 2006 and more than tripled in size, prompting the maintenance team to revamp operations and replace overstuffed paper repair binders with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to generate work orders and schedule preventive maintenance for nearly 350 pieces of equipment. The CMMS also captures repair data and issues historical reports. Organized maintenance and a foolproof 25-year projection on capital replacements earned the team a million-dollar matching grant award from the Kresge Foundation to establish a building reserves fund in 2010.

maintenance schedule templates  binders with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to generate work orders and schedule preventive maintenance for nearly 350 pieces of equipment. The CMMS also captures repair data and issues historical reports. Organized maintenance and a foolproof 25-year projection on capital replacements earned the team a million-dollar matching grant award from the Kresge Foundation to establish a building reserves fund in 2010. Read More

Maintenance Scheduling 101


Many organizations have tried to address their maintenance scheduling woes by introducing new and sometimes very advanced technologies. The reality is that trying to automate something that's broken will cause even more frustration and finger-pointing.

maintenance schedule templates  capabilities. While attaining 100% maintenance schedule compliance may seem as difficult as pushing string uphill , it should still remain an ultimate goal. It all starts by putting together an effective PM program with cross-functional communication so everyone is in the loop. By moving closer to this goal, organizations will become more proactive in their approach to maintenance. About the Author Lorne MacDonald has over twenty-seven years experience in maintenance and manufacturing, in various roles Read More

Asset Management


Enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) enable the planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events and maintenance tasks as they pertain to plants, equipment, and facilities. EAM/CMMS systems span all phases of the asset life cycle across all services, including investment planning, specification, design, operations and maintenance, and disposal. EAM/CMMS systems help managers better allocate equipment and resources, and ensure that proper and timely maintenance is carried out.

maintenance schedule templates  management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) enable the planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events and maintenance tasks as they pertain to plants, equipment, and facilities. EAM/CMMS systems span all phases of the asset life cycle across all services, including investment planning, specification, design, operations and maintenance, and disposal. EAM/CMMS systems help managers better allocate equipment and resources, and ensure that proper and timely Read More

Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives


Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is prompting change, but what alternatives are out there for software service and maintenance?

maintenance schedule templates  Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives Alternatives to Service and Maintenance Arrangements Enterprise software customers are becoming more aware of alternative ongoing service and maintenance agreements. TomorrowNow is one company that has brought these alternatives to the public. It is an experienced Bryan, Texas-based (US), third-party maintenance and support provider for former PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards products (which were recently acquired by Oracle .) The company has been Read More

FastMaint CMMS


FastMaint CMMS software is preventive maintenance software for small to mid-size maintenance teams. It can be used for plant maintenance, facility maintenance, fleet maintenance, enterprise asset maintenance, building maintenance, hotel and restaurant maintenance, and many other types of maintenance tasks.  

maintenance schedule templates  CMMS software is preventive maintenance software for small to mid-size maintenance teams. It can be used for plant maintenance, facility maintenance, fleet maintenance, enterprise asset maintenance, building maintenance, hotel and restaurant maintenance, and many other types of maintenance tasks. Read More