Several software companies design programs for preventive maintenance. Most of the preventive maintenance software companies produce programs for facilities and businesses. Because many programs are adaptable, they can be used for different types of facilities. Some of the best know preventive maintenance software companies are SMGlobal, Inc., Sigma Data Systems, Inc., and Smartware Group.
SMGlobal, Inc. manufactures FastMaint CMMS software. This program comes in basic, standard, and professional models, with the price ranging from $495 for basic to $2495 for the professional edition. Some of the features included in all editions are the ability to schedule maintenance work by date and to adjust the date, track inventory and supplies, and predict maintenance costs. FastMaint is easy to learn and can be used for a variety of facilities.
Sigma Data Systems, Inc. produces “I’mOnIt!” preventive maintenance software. This program costs $499 and has available support packages for $99 per year. “I’mOnIt!” can be used to track an individual worker’s productivity and expenditures, create a database of work orders, automatically schedule maintenance tasks, and record any emergency repairs made on equipment. “I’mOnIt!” is a useful program for any type of equipment maintenance and is useful for record keeping as well.
The Smartware Group produces the Smartmaintenance preventive maintenance software program. Several editions are available, ranging from a stand-alone version that costs $1,395, a network edition for $2,995 and $300 per additional user, and a handheld version for $650. With each edition, users have options for scheduling maintenance, ranging from hourly to annually, or to correspond with mileage or a meter reading. Smartmaintenance is used by such prominent companies and institutions as Du Pont and the Federal Reserve Bank.
Each of the above listed preventive maintenance software companies produces products that can be adapted to work for many different applications. When choosing a preventive maintenance program, it is important to keep the specific size and scope of your organization’s needs in mind. Each program comes with a 30-day trial to ensure a good fit prior to purchase.