“The statistics are startling – up to 80 percent of all computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) implementations have failed. When considering the costs associated with a CMMS project, an 80 percent failure rate is a tough number for any company to overcome.”
- ReliablePlant Blog (April 2009)
“It’s scary when you think that anywhere from 40 to 80 percent of these (CMMS) implementations wind up not meeting expectations.”What are some things that can help with this failure rate, or better yet, what are the things you should look for in a CMMS Solution? Ask yourself if there are specific components that need to be included such as facility maintenance software or fleet maintenance software.
You should ask if your solution allows you to be able to better organize, prioritize, and schedule your maintenance activities and will it save time, energy and money on your maintenance activities.
Does your solution give you the ability to enjoy using a full-featured CMMS with affordable pricing that grows with you? Does your vendor-partner have a proven track record and cutting-edge technology? Do you receive world-class service from your vendor-partner that goes “above and beyond”?
You should look for a flexible, configurable solution that can be easily tailored to your needs; a CMMS system that will manage multiple locations; a solution that is concerned about global availability, localization, and scalability.
Some final things to look for are the benefit of access to Certified Maintenance Professionals who understands your needs, with a solution that integrates to existing ERP Systems, with the ability to deploy quickly and bring immediate savings and benefits.