CMMS Software or preventive maintenance software?
Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS Software), is software that maintains a database of information about maintenance activities in a particular company. This maintenance activity information is intended to support maintenance folks to do their jobs more effectively and to support management in decision making. Some information that available in CMMS such as data of equipment that require maintenance in a specific period and in a specific area. By using CMMS, a Planner can make preventive maintenance plan, predictive maintenance plan or breakdown maintenance plan for a period such as in this week or in this month more effectively.
Which company required a CMMS Software?
Almost all of Oil and Gas Company or Petrochemical Company use CMMS software to manage their maintenance activity. With improved technology and increasing competition, more companies are switching to CMMS instead of using manual methods to manage their maintenance activity. Components of a CMMS are Equipment database, Predictive maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Break down maintenance, Labor record, Planning and Scheduling, Work Order system, Work Order prioritization, Maintenance cost, Equipment failure record, Part inventory information, Equipment criticality ranking and other information related to maintenance information.
CMMS Software support Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
RCM is a maintenance strategy that focuses on equipment reliability. The RCM implementation to reduce maintenance cost, improve equipment reliability and availability to support the operation of a plant. RCM assessment is conducting by a small team to review all equipment maintenance task, the probability of failure and effect of failure to production/operation. In this assessment, they need equipment database information, failure record, maintenance cost and other data from CMMS software. After completing the RCM assessment, improved maintenance tasks will be implemented in CMMS Software.
Example of CMMS Software
Some popular CMMS Software is Maximo, SAP, and JDE. Maximo is included in the CMMS category, while SAP and JDE fall into the category of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). ERP coverage is broader because it does not only contain CMMS but also contains financial modules, human resources, procurement and more. In ERP, CMMS is included in the EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) module. Each brand has its own advantages, but all of them must have several standard modules such as Preventive Maintenance Setup, Labor & Material Planning, Inventory Transaction, and Equipment Master.