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Think of the challenges your maintenance technicians face every day—breakdowns, backlog, missing parts, cost overruns—the list goes on. Luckily, MRO software offers a helping hand in eliminating most, if not all, of these challenges. The best part is, your organization does not need multiple tools to accomplish this. By deploying a robust MRO solution, the individual modules would be able to handle almost all the operational maintenance problems which your technicians grapple with.
But what is a robust MRO solution? Which are some of these modules which are absolutely key to the success of your maintenance repair operations? With every solution promising you the moon, what are some of the key aspects that you need to keep in mind while deciding on which solution to go with
Throughout the course of this blog, we would explore some of the features which would make the MRO application a good fit for your organization’s requirements.
The purpose of a MRO application is to track, organize, and diagnose asset needs. When it's properly implemented and used, this creates higher uptime, streamlined processes, and overall increased facility production.
On the other hand, when MRO application systems are not implemented correctly, facilities struggle, production lags, downtime increases and business is impacted. The system may be scrapped and older, ineffective systems may take its place, leading to a vicious spiral of unproductivity.
Sadly, most systems are might be far from ideal. They fail at one or more of the three basics required of them. Whether it's tracking, organizing, or diagnosing, every day that a company runs an unoptimized MRO system, they lose money, time, and resources.
The ideal MRO Software:
Work order builder – An MRO software allows you to build, assign, complete, and document digital work orders and work requests with a few tools:
The problems it solves
A digital work order builder helps you eliminate three key obstacles for your maintenance team:
Scheduled maintenance planner- This MRO application removes the challenges of scheduling maintenance, thanks to features like:
The scheduled maintenance planner shields your organization from three big issues:
Digital asset profiles - Digital asset profiles help you know your assets inside and out so you can avoid your biggest problems:
Digital asset profiles give your team all the information they need to overcome some common obstacles.
Maintenance dashboard - The central CMMS dashboard gives you a 360-degree view of your maintenance operation with a few simple tools:
The problems it solves
Having your finger on the pulse of maintenance helps you smooth over some big potholes your team can get stuck in:
Inventory management - This MRO Software feature allows maintenance teams to manage inventory to ensure that the technician never runs out of a spare part again.
The problems it solves
Solid inventory management can clear up some huge headaches for your maintenance team:
A mobile MRO app allows you to do maintenance wherever and whenever you need to, which puts an end to nagging problems:
Customizability- No organization is exactly like the other organization, so why should software applications be one-size-fits-all? By using a No-Code platform based MRO solution, you would not just be able to customize the application to add the actors or logic as you would want it to be, but also be able to build other support applications which would complement the suit of existing MRO modules.
A No-Code MRO suite allows you to customize existing templates to the unique business needs of your organization in an inexpensive way.
Steer: The No-Code MRO Software that packs a punch
Understandably, there are a number of features which are highly desirable, but having the above included in your MRO application would have your organization be better prepared for an uncertain and a digital future.
It must be noted that while the features and functionality of the software application would certainly help you with operational excellence, it does not automatically guarantee you success. The success of any digital transformation initiative depends heavily on the people who accept and embrace change.
As your organization is ready to start using a MRO application suite, make sure to invest in the right training and implementation program to set your team up for success. Better still, develop the culture of citizen developers who would build applications to weed out inefficiencies in their daily operational tasks.
To understand how the Steer No-Code platform and the MRO application suite built on top of would impact your operation, reach out to one of our Customer success consultants here for a demo.
Sid Wadehra is a seasoned and a result-oriented professional with varied experience spanning geographies from leading multinationals to fast growing start-ups. His industry experience is well-complimented with business education from a global business school. Sid's expertise include digital transformation, corporate strategy, and innovation management.