Author: Jansen Imhoff
Publish Date: December 9, 2021

Finding the right software solution for your business often seems like a job in and of itself. With a simple Google search, you can find dozens of these Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS). Somehow, they all seem to claim to have the features that are best for your company. What are the odds of that, anyway? We hear a lot of people ask which CMMS software is right for my business? Perhaps what they should really be asking is this, is a CMMS software even what I need for my business? While CMMS software applications are certainly the most popular choice for businesses looking for simpler ways of approaching asset maintenance, CMMS software is not the only option. In the following article, we will discuss the different features and uses of CMMS software as well as an alternative that could be right for your business.

What is a CMMS Software? 

A CMMS software is a program that centralizes maintenance information and facilitates the maintenance of equipment, vehicles, infrastructure, and other physical assets. CMMS software is popular in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, banking, healthcare, and construction, and other industries where physical infrastructure is crucial to the success of the business. In simpler terms, a CMMS software securely stores your asset data, including the make and model, costs associated with usage, performance statistics, location and position, and availability. When an asset requires maintenance, the program routes the information regarding the fault to the appropriate party within your organization so that they can begin maintenance.

What is Equips? 

Like CMMS software, Equips.com is a cloud-based inventory application that securely houses all of your most important asset data in one central location. Like most CMMS software, Equips.com is packed with amazing features that simplify your approach to asset management. You can schedule preventive maintenance, receive live support for serious issues, and automatically record issues in the database, along with notes and actions. Equips.com also goes beyond just asset maintenance too—you can use this tool to order consumables, manage your properties, and even order equipment. On top of that, when you use Equips.com, you gain access to our network of over 500 service providers. This is what differentiates Equips from CMMS software applications

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Which Solution is Best for My Business? 

The answer to this is pretty simple. You can begin by taking inventory of the number of service providers you use for your different assets. If you have a wide range of different assets, there is a pretty good chance you have quite a few. Next, consider the size of your maintenance and facilities teams. What responsibilities do they have in contrast to those of the service providers you use? If your maintenance team is responsible for a large majority of maintenance responsibilities, then CMMS software might be the solution for you.

On the other hand, if your business is a small enterprise, there is a good chance that you have a small maintenance team or none at all. That means that you rely on service providers to resolve faults in your important assets. If that is the case, Equips is the tool for you! Using Equips, you can dispatch your preferred service providers in as little as 15 seconds should your assets need service. Also, Equips will handle the entire dispatch and billing process so that you can get back to what you do best, running your business. And for issues that can be resolved internally, you can use the Internal Routing tool within Equips.com to inform your team of issues that they can take care of.

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About Equips

Equips is revolutionizing how Banks and Credit Unions manage, maintain, and protect critical branch equipment. Equips can leverage a network of 500+ vendors, experts at Equips help Financial Institutions respond to equipment problems quickly in one place: Equips.com. Active management allows Financial Institutions of all sizes to improve operational efficiency, cut costs, and streamline equipment inventory and vendor management. Our groundbreaking solution provides clients across 45 states with better insight and transparency into their critical equipment and enables employees to do their best work. To learn more visit equips.com.

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