How a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) can digitally transform maintenance

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By Donal Bourke, PEMAC Director of Sales.

The rise of digital technology has enabled many businesses to transform their operations and improve efficiency. One area where digital transformation can have a significant impact is maintenance management. By implementing a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS), businesses can streamline their maintenance processes, reduce downtime, and improve overall productivity. In this blog post, we’ll explore how CMMS can digitally transform maintenance management.


Automation of maintenance tasks One of the primary benefits of CMMS is the automation of maintenance tasks. With CMMS, maintenance tasks can be automatically scheduled, assigned, and tracked, reducing the need for manual intervention. This can help businesses save time, reduce errors, and improve the accuracy of maintenance records.           


Predictive maintenance Another way that CMMS can digitally transform maintenance management is through the use of predictive maintenance. By collecting and analysing data from maintenance activities, CMMS can help businesses predict when maintenance is required, reducing the risk of equipment failure and downtime. This can help businesses save money and improve efficiency.


Improved communication and collaboration CMMS can also help improve communication and collaboration between maintenance teams, technicians, and other stakeholders. By providing a centralised platform for maintenance data and work orders, CMMS can help improve transparency and collaboration across the organisation. This can help businesses identify and resolve maintenance issues more quickly and effectively.


Remote access and mobile functionality CMMS can also provide remote access and mobile functionality, allowing maintenance teams to access maintenance data and work orders from anywhere, at any time. This can help improve productivity, reduce response times, and improve overall efficiency.



Analytics and reporting Finally, CMMS can help businesses improve their maintenance operations through the use of analytics and reporting. By collecting and analysing data from maintenance activities, CMMS can help businesses identify trends, monitor performance, and make informed decisions about maintenance operations. This can help businesses optimise their maintenance processes and improve overall efficiency.



According to various McKinsey & Company reports digitising maintenance processes through digital work management (DWM) and adopting digital tools such as CMMS software help organisations streamline maintenance and reliability activities resulting in significant benefits and returns for their businesses.

Organisations that have adopted such digital tools have boosted their maintenance-labour productivity by 15 to 30 percent.[1] 



Similarly noted, digital work management systems can provide substantial benefits by improving the effectiveness of both internal and external maintenance work, optimising shutdown and outage planning to minimise planned downtime, and enabling opportunities for upskilling maintenance personnel.

When combined, these factors can lead to significant cost savings ranging from 15 to 30 percent.[1]



In summary, CMMS can digitally transform maintenance management by automating maintenance tasks, providing predictive maintenance capabilities, improving communication and collaboration, providing remote access and mobile functionality, and offering analytics and reporting. By implementing a CMMS, businesses can improve efficiency, reduce downtime, and achieve significant cost savings.

To learn more about PEMAC Assets CMMS software, please email or call +353 1 15175153.