Optimising asset maintenance using smartphones with CMMS

Smartphones have evolved into an important business tool for organisations
with their versatility expanding their application scope in the office as well as
in the field. Continuous advancements in technology have resulted in smartphone
devices being used to assist companies with day-to-day operations and complete
activities that previously required a computer or were dependent on paper-based
processes.

That more than two-thirds of Australia’s population own a smartphone in
2017 is good news for businesses. It’s now up to organisations how to optimise the
ready availability of these mobile devices and use them as essential tools to stay
competitive in business.

One area that organisations can leverage the smartphone culture is in
asset and equipment maintenance. Pervidi’s Computerised Maintenance Management
Software (CMMS) is designed for equipment maintenance and asset management using
a smartphone. Allowing ease of use, CMMS can be implemented using smartphones to
enable users to efficiently and effectively plan and execute tasks meant to
maintain operations and assets; add value to operations and increase return on
investment; extend the useful life of assets and equipment; and maximise uptime
of equipment critical to the production and operation of the business.

Smartphone features for CMMS

These five smartphone features are capable of being implemented using
Pervidi’s CMMS system. Businesses can introduce these features into their operation,
and ensure they are implementing the most efficient work procedures and
practices for their CMMS with the latest mobile technology.

Speech recognition

Speech recognition, now a standard feature in all new smartphones,
provides technicians a fast and effective way to record and store information for
later reference when completing maintenance activities.

Camera and annotating

Documenting maintenance on camera helps capture the technician’s visual
point of view and provides others a specific record of the asset and findings.
Onscreen annotation allows technicians to highlight key areas in photographs
that are of interest or concern and also describe the event or deficiencies.

Reference material

Reference material such as safety instructions, drawings, user manuals, relevant
codes and standards can be stored on the smartphone and viewed in a matter of
seconds, without any need to carry piles of paper anymore.

Offline reporting

There may be locations during field work where the technician may have
limited access to internet/ Wi-Fi and/or service data. Pervidi paperless CMMS
allows the user to work offline with data being uploaded subsequent to getting
connected to a network.

Automatic data/time/GPS stamp

Technicians can improve their reporting details by implementing
automatic date and time stamps as well as where it was recorded.

Conclusion

CMMS systems are only as good as their software provider/ manufacturer.
Some CMMS providers such as Pervidi offer in-house data experts to tailor CMMS to
the specific needs of one’s business. Pervidi provides professionally trained experts
who can deliver ongoing advice and recommendations on how to use mobile device
CMMS most efficiently.

To learn more about Pervidi and how their services can improve your
business’ CMMS and inspection process, please call (03) 8862 6485.

Pervidi software is available from Techs4Biz Australia.

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