“I feel overwhelmed.” That is a phrase I hear almost daily.
Maybe it comes from a mom with a list of to-dos, who may be struggling the daily work-life juggle or maybe the phrase is in the mind of a dad trying to handle work, personal and family needs in only a 24-hour day. Or perhaps the phrase comes from anyone at work who is working on many different projects and just cannot keep up.
In pretty much all instances, having time management tools are essential to get the visibility needed to somehow manage it all. A good arsenal of tools to help with time management will help to remove the panic and provide you with a sense of priority, allowing you to become more effective.
If you happen to be the person who has said that phrase and can’t get ahold of their work flow, or you are the person to have uttered that phrase when talking about work orders, you aren’t the only one, and that is the reason you need a maintenance work order system. Especially as assets age and require a little more care, work orders can quickly pile up and become overwhelming.
A maintenance work order system is that time management “tool” you are looking for. Known formally as “computerized maintenance management system”, a CMMS is a software designed to simplify maintenance management. Whether it’s performing a routine inspection, or responding to an online work order for a broken window, maintenance software helps companies schedule, track and keep a record of all maintenance and repair activities that occur at a location.
Maintenance software can be used by any organization that maintains and repairs equipment, assets and property (no matter the size). And it does more than just organize your workflow. A CMMS can provide you with the relief you need and gain back your sanity.