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Maintenance Software: Your Questions Answered

Whether you are involved in reactive, preventive, or other maintenance tasks, or even if you just don't like things breaking. At some point you will probably be using some form of maintenance software. Better understand what it is and how it is used by learning the answers to some of the most commonly asked maintenance software questions below.

What is maintenance software?

Maintenance software is a broad term used to describe any software that helps plan, track, coordinate, execute, and/or report on maintenance tasks within a company, facility, or organization.

Maintenance software is often used interchangeably with the term “maintenance management software”, but even maintenance management software can refer to a wide array of software used for a variety of purposes across a variety of teams and use cases.

Who uses maintenance software?

Maintenance software is most often used by maintenance technicians, safety inspectors, facility managers, plant supervisors, property managers, and virtually anyone on or interacting with a maintenance team.

A maintenance team is responsible for the proper inspection, maintenance, and performance of any assets and equipment owned or used by a company or facility. As such, maintenance software allows the maintenance team to efficiently plan, track, or perform reactive, preventive, or even predictive maintenance tasks.

What are some examples of maintenance software?

The type of maintenance software needed or used is highly dependent on the industry or use case being applied to it.

Examples of use cases by industry:

Keep in mind maintenance is more than just fixing things that break or cleaning up other people’s messes. They are responsible for ensuring the safe operation of all assets and equipment and for minimizing downtime when breakdowns occur.

What is the difference between maintenance software and CMMS software?

A computerized maintenance management system or CMMS software is a type of maintenance software and is usually core to the maintenance team. The term maintenance software however, can refer to a more broad range of any software used by the maintenance team including: ERP, inventory management, and many other software.

What are some of the most common maintenance software?

The most common maintenance software include:

What does maintenance software do?

There are many uses for maintenance software, this usually depends on the type of maintenance software being used. For example:

Do I need maintenance software for my company?

Although this is a difficult question to answer, generically speaking if you have a member of your company responsible for maintenance or you employ a maintenance team, you will find that maintenance software can increase productivity of these employees, while at the same time saving you money resulting from equipment downtime

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Written By: The AppIntent Team
Published On: 2021-09-10
Last Updated: 2021-09-19
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