Reports over the years show that the usage of mobile technology is increasing at a rapid pace throughout organizations and industries around the world, and the people engaged in the maintenance and operations department are feeling the need for going mobile as well. It is not a secret that the majority of Americans own a smartphone. In fact, the Pew Research Center says that over 92% of American adults own a cell phone among which 58% are smartphones.
The growing market for cell phones might seem a little old school now but when you look at this growth, other industries have been feeling the burning need to adopt a mobile friendly approach to all their services. Maintenance management is not an exception to this rule. Companies that can’t do without a preventive maintenance plan, especially the ones that have multiple assets and inventory, should make the shift over to mobile.
It’s not a big surprise that mobile based systems and devices are helping open a huge world of opportunities to people in the maintenance industry. With the advancement of mobile maintenance software, staffs can now reap the benefits of CMMS on the go with the help of their smartphones. Here are some of the benefits that mobile maintenance softwares in the market will offer you now.
#1 Real-time access
With the growth of smartphones, almost everyone possess a smartphone and carry it along with them. This provides an easy access to the internet, if you’re going to be using a mobile maintenance software, you will have to have real-time visibility to the state of operations and maintenance. Your location shouldn’t be a restricting factor. With real-time access, things will be a lot more easier.
#2 Reduced response time
AS mobile makes it possible for anyone to check their maintenance software from any place, you can also be notified if anything happens in your workplace immediately and you will be able to act on it and respond to such problems in no time. Whenever there is a software on mobile, it reduces the response time and with the reduced response time to respond to issues, there will be an efficient and a lot quicker servicing that takes place, saving money and time.
#3 The ability to go remote
Whenever a company makes use of documents and paper files to handle their entire maintenance and operations, their staffs and employees will be physically tied to their office space for the whole time as they would be required to stay close to the paperwork in order to stay productive. However, it is not the case with mobile maintenance software, as you will be able to work from anywhere and still be able to remain close to the software and to everything that’s happening in the office.
I hope this article was useful for you to learn more about the some of the most important things to consider before getting yourself a computerized maintenance management system and how you can use it for the growth of your business. There are so many possibilities that are unlocked with the help of this. Make the most out of it. If you have any doubts with regards to this, let us know through the comments and we will be glad to help you out. If you have any suggestions regarding how we can improve the article, let us know them through the comments as well for us to improve.
Do you have any other reservations against trying out a CMMS solution for your business? Are you using any other CMMS solution at the moment? If you are already using one, what is your experience with it and how has the results been so far? What do you think about the workflows and processes associated with it? Let us know through the comments and we would love to discuss about it with you.