If you’re here, you’re probably looking for the right maintenance software to make your life easier. Whether you manage a team of people responsible for keeping the lights on and the doors open or you’re at a small enterprise that relies on service providers to handle the bulk of the work, you can get a lot of help from the cloud. But how do you decide what’s best for you? We’ll compare two choices, Limble CMMS and Equips, to see how they can help you.

Why CMMS Aren’t Your Only Choice for Maintenance Software

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) are databases that let you keep track of your equipment, inventory, and personnel. The goal in using a CMMS is to make sure you know what needs fixing. Furthermore, who’s going to do it, and how much time and money all of this is costing your organization. While many CMMS platforms boast about the huge productivity gains made from implementing their service, those numbers are mostly focused on what happens if you switch from Ye Olde Asset Management Spreadsheet and not on which product is right for your business.

Yes, if you upgrade from a bike to a motorcycle you’ll certainly get there faster. But there’s a big difference between a Vespa and a Harley. Those are two very different brands with very different strengths and weaknesses. In general, CMMS platforms are a great solution if you need to manage a large maintenance team responsible for a lot of equipment. However, we know Equips works better for smaller teams that are more reliant on service providers.

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What Is Limble CMMS?

Limble CMMS is a cloud-based platform that lets you and your team handle all of your equipment maintenance in one place. You can create tasks and assign them to members of your team or even outside vendors. You can even automate it for things like preventative maintenance, so someone will check and clean the filters if it’s been over a month since they were last checked. Each piece of equipment is considered its own “asset”. Within each asset, you can put any maintenance documentation, PDFs of manuals, location information, and more.

You also have access to a fair amount of reporting and metrics that can be a powerful tool when making the case to leadership about bumping up that ol’ equipment budget line. You can show exactly how much money and time a cranky printer is costing your organization, for example. 

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What Is Limble CMMS Good At?

User reviews focus on Limble’s ease of use, great mobile experience, and excellent customer service as reasons to love the platform. You can deploy it to your team with little or no training and immediately start checking off tasks. It is also great for managing a team of people and a wide variety of assets.

What Is Equips? 

Equips’s Maintenance Management Software functions like a CMMS platform but is more focused on simplifying your approach to asset management. It’s especially helpful if you have a small team or manage a variety of outside vendors for your maintenance needs. You can place a service request to the appropriate provider incredibly quickly, schedule preventative maintenance, and even receive live support for more serious issues. Like with a CMMS platform, any notes and actions are automatically stored securely to the cloud. This makes it easy to keep track of who’s done what and whether or not a piece of equipment is becoming problematic. Like with Limble CMMS, you have access to key metrics via a customizable dashboard, and there are smart tools to identify underperforming equipment and even recommend a replacement if it’s time to put it out to pasture.

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What Is Equips Good At?

A major headache Equips solves that Limble CMMS doesn’t is single-source billing. If you’re working with several different vendors—one for your ATMs, another for your security system, and another for your network, it can be tricky to figure out who to pay what and when. Equips helps you pay everything in one place, matching invoices to issues and bundling maintenance contracts so you don’t have to worry about every vendor having a different billing cycle and payment method.

Which Solution Is Best for My Business?

Choosing Limble CMMS or Equips is going to come down to what you spend the most time on during your day. If you’re managing a larger team of people and most of your service requests are internal, then Limble will be great for keeping that team organized and on track. If, on the other hand, you have a small team that primarily relies on outside support to get things fixed, then Equips will make your life way easier, especially on the billing side of things. The Equips Internal Routing tool helps you assign tasks to your team, like a CMMS, so there’s flexibility to accommodate a wide variety of needs. It simply comes down to choosing the right tool for the job.

Whether you ride a Harley or a Vespa, we want to help you save time and money by simplifying the entire asset management process for your business. Get in touch today to book a demo and see how we can help you.

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