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Take the Chaos out of Maintenance Work Requests

One of the best and worst things about being a Maintenance Manager is being so ‘popular’. Everyone wants a piece of you and, as you know, everything is urgent…at least to their way of thinking. (When was the last time someone called you and said: “No hurr....

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How to calculate the life cycle cost of equipment.

Gathering the information you need to decide if and when a new equipment purchase is a good decision. It’s easy to calculate the life cycle cost of equipment; just use this simple formula from Norsok Standard… …or if you’re not mathematically inclined, yo....

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3 Key Steps to Managing Parts and Inventory Across Multiple Locations

Managing parts and equipment in one location is a hard enough task. Managing parts and equipment in multiple locations is infinitely more difficult. 

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How to achieve successful CMMS Implementation.

Want to hear a frightening statistic? According to a USA report, approximately 80 to 90% of all computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) implementations fail.

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Facility Managers — 3 Step Guide to Maintenance Scheduling

How Enterprise Asset Management streamlines workflows and keeps facility managers in complete control. Small companies find it relatively easy to stay in control of workflows and keep on top of things. Believe it or not, some even schedule jobs using hand....

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How Maintenance Managers can get the KPIs they really need.

There are two problems maintenance managers can face. The first of these is not enough information to keep the business powering along at optimum performance. Without adequate reporting, you are basically flying blind. That is stressful enough, but the se....

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Using your CMMS to Go Greener in the Utilities Industry

For most companies, a strong business case exists for decreasing waste, cutting energy and water consumption, minimising transportation costs, curtailing emissions, and/or undertaking other environmentally beneficial initiatives.

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EKB Storage Case Study: SAP Finance Integration

EKB (Etzel Kavernenbetriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co.KG) operates a major underground gas storage facility based in Germany. EKB wanted to take advantage of the ease of use and efficiency of theMaintenance Connection Software and more importantly the Inventor....

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Reduce Downtime, Reduce Costs. Find Your Overworked Assets.

In this week's post we dive into a tech tip using Maintenance Connection to sort your assets that have had the most work orders raised against them. A CMMS is all about reducing downtime of equipment and reducing costs. High frequency of work on a particu....

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What's a Geographic Information System (GIS)?

In honour of international GIS Day, we're talking GIS, it's origin, how its evolved and most importantly how it integrates with asset management software.

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Mobilising your maintenance team using Mobile CMMS Software

There's plenty of mobile CMMS tools and software out there these days, but are you sure you're taking advantage of the many latest features available? We take a look into our top five features for mobile CMMS software that gives your maintenance team the ....

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Using KPI's to manage Maintenance Optimisation

KPIs can be used within Maintenance Connection to optimise service frequencies and reduce maintenance costs. An example of this is in setting the schedules for servicing equipment which must conform to Statutory Compliance by a regulatory body.

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How does SaaS work with an EAM/CMMS?

Ever wondered what that abbreviation of the characters "SaaS'' was all about? It could be cost effective solution for the way you own and operate your EAM/CMMS within your business or organisation. Check out our breakdown and top five reasons to choose Sa....

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Maintenance Connection Q&A: Using the 'Where' clause

Our question this week comes from Bruce in Adelaide who is using Maintenance Connection as his CMMS to manage his Manufacturing & Plant Maintenance.

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What's the price of a CMMS?

A high-quality CMMS/EAM system isn't something you can just buy from your local discount outlet. It's proven time and time again that cheap is usually nasty and what may seem like a bargain now will end up being much more expensive, limited in its functio....

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CMMS/EAM Implementation: Regulatory Compliance

Are you facing an audit? Endless Post-it notes, countless spreadsheets coupled with messy whiteboards simply won’t cut it to satisfy regulatory compliance.

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Maintenance Connection Q&A: Sorting Work Orders Numerically

Our Question this week was from Liam.G who is using the Maintenance Connection for his facilities management operations in Adelaide, Australia.

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CMMS Health Check: Adjust the timing or rebuild the engine?

Many MC Global Solutions customers have taken the opportunity to use our Consultants to have a look under the bonnet of their CMMS to find out how well they are running.

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MC Global Proudly supporting Defence Reserves

MC Global Managing Director, Steve Martin and wife Caroline Martin once again had the pleasure of attending the annual Defence Reserves Support Awards Party. The evening was hosted this year at the Stamford Plaza with a Military Display by the Australian ....

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Maintenance Connection V7 Beta Release Is Coming

We're excited to announce the Beta release of Maintenance Connection V7.0. With an expected launch date around mid-year, we've listed some of our favourite new features that are guaranteed to provide you with a superior CMMS user experience.

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CMMS/EAM Implementation: Outdated Systems

“The sticky-note can hold it together for only so long.” Are you maintaining the right items at the right time or just when you remember to? A well implemented CMMS/EAM can assist you in improving the efficiency of your maintenance program, ensure you hav....

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MC Global supporting the fight against MS

MC Global will proudly be sponsoring the Mipela GeoSolutions Riding Team in the annual Brissie to Bay bike ride supporting the fight against MS.

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CMMS/EAM Implementation : Visibility and Reporting

Do your reports consist of rummaging through boxes of paperwork, endless spreadsheets or shrugging your shoulders….”no idea”? A well configured system will allow you to not only record data and information quickly and accurately, it should give you better....

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CMMS/EAM Implementation : Internal Resistance and User Uptake

Feeling like your whole crew is against the implementation of a new CMMS? One of the key reasons any software implementation fails to “get off the ground” is poor user uptake and little or no training. Too many times the comment we hear is “no one asked m....

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Unlocking the full potential of your CMMS/EAM

Are you prepared to avoid getting sick this flu season? We might not be experts in your personal health but we are the experts when it comes to the health of your CMMS/EAM.

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