Well-known companies use MAIN-TOOL for their maintenance planning. MAIN-TOOL makes maintenance more efficient. The maintenance software uncovers weaknesses in your maintenance, optimizes your know-how and thus makes your strengths usable in a more targeted manner.
What advantages does modern maintenance software offer?
Plant technology has developed significantly in recent years, which is why optimal maintenance in larger companies can hardly be managed without maintenance software. The condition of individual assemblies and components is more difficult to determine than it was years ago because modern systems are more complex. As a result, there are more vulnerabilities that need to be found.
Maintenance software helps to ensure high technical availability of the systems. Many companies only see maintenance as a cause of costs. However, ensuring productivity and quality is of enormous importance in order to remain competitive. Unintentional system failures lead to far higher costs and production slumps.
With the right digital software, overstock and unnecessary parts can be reduced by up to 25% and machine utilization can be increased by up to 5%. With optimal resource planning and targeted deployment planning for different measures, a company with maintenance software gets better effectiveness of employees and resources.
Automated tracking and scheduling of maintenance activities enables service providers to act early, reducing downtime and increasing operational efficiencies.
Maintenance applications can be easily and practically automated with CMMS software. Service calls for planned maintenance are monitored and completed work orders are converted directly into invoices.
The software provides all the data to identify all inefficient processes and costly assets and to define cost-effective maintenance strategies. The service life is extended by the mobile maintenance software. Entrepreneurs therefore contribute to environmental protection and can save costs for new devices.
All maintenance issues ever recorded and actions taken to resolve an issue – are available. The data displayed can be adapted to changing requirements at any time. Reports are created and customized by the report generator.
Thanks to the mobility of the software, all maintenance tasks can be conveniently viewed by anyone on a tablet or cell phone, no matter where the employees and those responsible are located. Objects, spare parts, orders and error messages can be scanned. Photos can be taken via a built-in camera and automatically stored with the respective data set.
Which industries benefit from the use of software for maintenance planning?
Maintenance has now become a key factor for competitiveness. Manufacturing companies are characterized by a high degree of automation and are therefore dependent on optimum system availability. A digital maintenance solution enables this availability through coordinated maintenance management.
Depending on the condition of the system, maintenance work must be scheduled, which is made possible by using modern maintenance software such as MAIN-TOOL. Today, no medium-sized or large company can do without the advantages of mobile maintenance software. The applications lead to a reduction in machine downtime, lower maintenance costs and increase productivity.
The software is suitable for all industry-specific requirements – whether in the food industry, logistics & transport, energy & environment, or the oil and chemical industry.
What features should modern maintenance software offer?
The successful use of the maintenance software depends on the user-friendliness of the system. The easier this is to handle, the better it is for those who have to work with it on a daily basis.
To ensure that all maintenance and repair tasks can be carried out as efficiently as possible, the plant operator and maintenance manager need to see the whole picture. This can only be achieved with extensive maintenance monitoring, in which the availability of resources can be included in the planning as well as the provision of a large number of stored information and empirical values.
Modern maintenance software makes it easy to manage extensive and important information regarding maintenance work completely digitally. The maintenance managers are thus able to structure maintenance management.
The work orders give your employee the opportunity to view all information about their upcoming work with the mobile device. In addition to the functions already known from previous versions, such as reporting back on resources and articles, mobile users now have the option of starting and ending their working hours with a button. This saves the creation of a confirmation line and enables the working time to be determined to the minute.
We have completely revised the inventory in the MAIN-TOOL app. The new approach starts with the storage location and, if necessary, storage space and not with the article as before. Furthermore, an item no longer has to be inventoried in its base unit stored in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central.
Fault and defect recording is a completely new function in the MAIN-TOOL app. The mobile user can report, categorize and comment on a malfunction both when working through the checklists and via the main menu for a technical component. A work order can then be generated from the fault report in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central.
The article information is also new in the MAIN-TOOL app and offers information about the article itself, as well as the stock in the warehouse or in a storage location.
MAIN-TOOL is delivered as standard with three different user roles that offer you different assignment options. You have the option of working with activity-relevant filter criteria and assigning user roles to your objects and departments.
What distinguishes MAIN-TOOL as maintenance software?
In addition to the usual processing options on the PC, laptop or notebook, the MAIN-TOOL mobile app enables maintenance tasks to be recorded and documented on the go, supported by peripheral devices such as a barcode scanner or the camera of the mobile device.
Digitization is therefore also finding its way into the area of order processing and ensures fundamental process simplifications. Other areas of application are the receipt of goods, upcoming inventories and the withdrawal of materials for processing orders. Technical objects can also be recorded with the MAIN-TOOL mobile app.
Plant inspections have occupied companies since the beginning of their existence, because no plant runs error-free in the long term. Mobile maintenance makes it possible to increase flexibility and thus accelerate work processes. Mobile devices make it possible for those responsible to have 24/7 access to their system and to coordinate tasks regardless of location.
The mobile recording of faults or orders not only simplifies the order documentation, but also enables work to start immediately without everyone involved having to come together in one room. The focus here is on ease of use. Customized solutions, adapted to the needs of the company, are possible.
Recording of faults and defects that are discovered during controls or reported by employees
Creation of ad hoc orders after immediate troubleshooting to document the activity and the required effort
Processing assigned orders (including orders only with department assignment) and recording the required expenses
Reporting back results of checklist queries in the course of order processing
Recording the working time spent on a maintenance activity
Record used material for a maintenance activity
Execution of warehouse processes such as inventory, material confirmation, transfer or goods receipt
Retrieve item information on stock and storage location, item descriptions and much more.
Acquisition of new technical objects to supplement the plant structure
With the triumph of smartphones and tablets, apps have established themselves in daily use. One more reason to implement the MAIN-TOOL app for maintenance in your system. Our special solution for maintenance and technical operations management based on Microsoft Dynamics Business Central. Our development team is constantly developing the app and adapting individual solutions.
The MAIN-TOOL app supports all common smartphones and tablets, Android V4.4+ (Google), IOS V10.0 + (Apple), UWP V10.1+ (Windows App). The maintenance software MAIN-TOOL uses components of the Anveo Mobile App. The Anveo Group has been developing offline-capable apps and EDI solutions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV for over 10 years – always with the aim of optimizing business processes in medium-sized companies. The functionality is the same on all mobile devices.
MAIN-TOOL not only helps you with spare parts management and materials management. It also helps with resource management, technical purchasing or contract management.
MAIN-TOOL is software that we are constantly developing. It makes it easier for your IT staff to maintain machines and systems and to optimize runtimes.
MAIN-TOOL also thinks ahead for you: MAIN-TOOL independently suggests maintenance activities that are obtained on the basis of comprehensive measurement data. These can be obtained, for example, with IOT (Internet of Things) and suitable sensors.
MAIN-TOOL has been revised and improved with regard to contract management. The archiving of complete contracts in the event of changes and the tracking of recurring appointments is now possible.
The assignment of work orders to technicians and an overview of the current order distribution is displayed on the planning board (schedule board) in terms of time and, if necessary, also geographically.
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