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Preventive maintenance
with MAIN-TOOL

MAIN-TOOL helps you to optimize your processes. It reveals weaknesses in your maintenance, optimizes your know-how, and thus makes your strengths usable in a more targeted manner.

We make maintenance more efficient.

What is MAIN-TOOL?

MAIN-TOOL is our maintenance software that has started the digitization and optimization of maintenance processes for us more than 35 years ago. As a Microsoft-certified product, MAIN-TOOL is now in use in more than 100,000 companies across industries and in 54 countries worldwide thanks to its full integration into Microsoft® Dynamics® NAV® and Microsoft® Dynamics® Business Central®. With MAIN-TOOL it is possible to integrate master data e.g. from the modules purchasing, warehouse, resources or projects and to use this e.g. for an efficient organization of the maintenance. Thanks to the integration into the frequently used Microsoft Dynamics Business Central and thanks to the modular structure, maintenance processes can be optimized and digitized in a future-proof manner. The maintenance software MAIN-TOOL is the optimal solution to enable fast and competent not only the maintenance itself, but also the complete technical management.

Why main tool as maintenance software?

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 based on comprehensive measurement data. These can be obtained, for example, with IOT (Internet of Things) and suitable sensors.

What can Main-Tool do?

With the triumph of smartphones and tablets, apps have become established in everyday 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 from 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.

Work orders

The work orders give your employees 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 the feedback of resources and articles, mobile users now have the option of starting and ending their working hours using a button. This saves the creation of a feedback line and enables the working time to be determined to the minute.

Inventory

We completely revised the inventory in the MAIN-TOOL app. The new approach starts with the storage location and possibly the storage location and not, as before, with the item. Furthermore, an article no longer needs to be inventoried in its base unit stored in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central.

We have also developed functions to accelerate the inventory process. When creating new inventory lines, the warehouse worker has the option of “fixing” the storage location and the storage location. This means that when the inventory is saved, this information does not have to be entered again. The item suggestions are then based on the storage location and, if applicable, the storage location and are displayed in a filtered manner. This is much clearer than the selection from the complete article master. Bar or QR codes can also be used to specify a storage location, storage location and articles.

Fault and defect recording

The recording of faults and defects 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 message in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central.

Article information

The article information is also new in the MAIN-TOOL app and provides information on the article itself, as well as on the inventory in the warehouse or at a storage location.

User roles
MAIN-TOOL is delivered with three different user roles as standard, which offer you different assignment options. You have the option of working with job-relevant filter criteria and assigning user roles to your objects, but also to the departments.

The preconfigured role centers visualize the maintenance processes, each with a different focus of activity.

Head: In this role, the focus is on coordination and reporting.
Work preparation: This role decides, among other things, which order requirements are to be implemented in maintenance measures, plans the activities and assigns orders.
Worker: This role executes the orders and reports back the required effort.

We make maintenance smart.

  • Are you a Microsoft Dynamics NAV user and would like to find out whether your requirements can be implemented with MAIN-TOOL and evaluate our mobile solutions on your own infrastructure?

  • Are you a Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner and cannot yet estimate the scope of a MAIN-TOOL project, the general process and the feasibility of various requirements?

For these cases we are happy to offer you our MAIN-TOOL Quick Start package, consisting of:

Webdemo

In a web demo, we will show you how MAIN-TOOL optimizes your maintenance processes and maintains your systems as required. In the run-up to the workshop, we will install the MAIN-TOOL app or the MAIN-TOOL web portal in your demo environment. The installation can be used directly for the following developments.

WORKSHOP WITH REQUIREMENT ANALYSIS

In an on-site workshop, the solution is presented in detail, the feasibility checked and a precise requirements analysis carried out. It serves as the basis for project planning and preparation of offers.

30 DAY TEST LICENSE

Test the mobile solutions from MAIN-TOOL after the workshop for 30 days free of charge. Put MAIN-TOOL through its paces with your own devices and on your own infrastructure!

Mobile maintenance for more efficiency

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 move, 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 incoming goods, upcoming inventories and material removal for processing orders. The recording of technical objects is also possible with the MAIN-TOOL mobile app.

Plant inspections have been a concern for companies since the beginning of their existence, because no plant runs continuously without errors. Mobile maintenance makes it possible to increase flexibility and thus accelerate work processes. Mobile devices make it possible for those responsible to have access to their system around the clock and for tasks to be coordinated regardless of location.

The mobile recording of faults or orders not only simplifies order documentation, but also enables work to be started immediately, without all those involved having to come together in one room. Ease of use is in the foreground, tailor-made solutions, adapted to the needs of the company, are possible.

MAIN-TOOL mobilizes maintenance

  • Recording of malfunctions 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 of assigned orders (including orders only with departmental assignment) and recording of the required effort.
  • Feedback of the results of checklist queries in the course of order processing.
  • Recording of the working time spent on a maintenance activity.
  • Recording of material used for a maintenance activity.
  • Execution of warehouse processes such as inventory, material confirmation, stock transfer or goods receipt.
  • Retrieve item information on inventory and storage location, item descriptions and much more.
  • Acquisition of new technical objects to supplement the system structure.

The use of main tool in the industry

80% of your problems can be solved by 20% digitized processes

New data, networking, automation and digital customer interfaces present maintenance with completely new challenges. MAIN-TOOL helps you to keep track of these increasing complexities, to ensure high system availability, and thus to increase the efficiency of your maintenance in a targeted manner.

Realization through predictive maintenance and AI

But do you actually know what it is about? It’s actually very easy! It is really only about the recognition of data patterns of your systems. An algorithm derives patterns based on real-time and historical data, which it combines with events that have happened around your systems and can therefore tell you precisely what to do to prevent an undesired event!

Intuitive planning – main tool order planning board

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.

On the schedule board, the assignment of work orders to technicians and an overview of the current order distribution are displayed chronologically and, if necessary, geographically.

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