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How to Add Time Dependent Assignments to a Labour Calendar

A new (and long sort-after) addition to the Work Order assignment process is the ability to nominate a time of day as well as a date for staff and contractors.

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Introducing Our New Customers - Scentre Group, Devro

Successful Rollout Scentre Group In 2018 we welcomed a new and one of the biggest customers to the MC Global family. While many people may not be familiar with the Scentre Group name, we are sure you will recognise them when we say they own and operate th....

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Maintenance Connection Version 8.2 Rollout Status

In late 2018 and early 2019, Maintenance Connection Version 8.2 was rolled out to all our on-line customers and the majority of our on-site users. MC Global chose to delay the original release of version 8.0 to enable some further modifications to be made....

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Maintenance Connection Acquisition by Accruent

As many of you are aware, MC Global now have access to the resources of the global software company Accruent LLC. In June 2018, Maintenance Connection USA was acquired by the Accruent group to strengthen and diversify its portfolio of physical resource ma....

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MC Global Solutions Office Expansion

The first stage of the MC Global Birkdale office expansion is now complete with a doubling of the floor size of the original office. The key improvements have been the creation of a new meeting and training room, a separate administration and marketing ar....

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Enterprise Asset Management. Are you using Best Practice?

It’s easy to fall into the habit of using your CMMS/EAM system for your ‘favourite problems’ on a day-to-day basis. But what if this powerful system can do so much more for you?

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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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