The Bigfoot CMMS Blog

Eyes on Expenditures

August 11, 2015 | Budget Management, CMMS Tips, Functionality, Project Management | no comments

Organizing purchases in line with fiscal requirements is a balancing act that needs to be managed perfectly to keep your maintenance teams equipped with the resources they need without overextending allocations. Today’s cloud-based CMMS solutions are well-equipped to add a layer of intelligence to project management, maintenance budgeting, and purchasing that has certainly come a long way from previous system iterations.

Creating Value with CMMS Dashboards

August 5, 2015 | CMMS Tips, Reporting | no comments

Emerging software application models are making configurations a key value creation point for organizations. In the past, customization was the common path for organizations in need of specialized layouts, field types, and other design requirements. Today, particularly when it comes to maintenance management software, organizations can rely on built-in configuration capabilities

Mind the Gap

July 24, 2015 | Construction, Education, Government, Manufacturing | no comments

While Fortune Magazine reported a 36% increase in construction job openings in April of this year, the American Association of General Contractors revealed the flip side of that picture: a glaring shortage of personnel to fill those openings in craft worker and key professional positions at 87% of construction companies. These reports are but the latest in a long line of studies over the past decade documenting the shrinkage of skilled labor in the U.S.

CMMS History: Development over the Decades

July 7, 2015 | CMMS Tech, CMMS Tips | no comments

The facilities and asset maintenance management industries have been moving inexorably into a new generation of innovation and sophistication. The past few decades have brought consistent growth in the computerization of maintenance management systems and the industry is experiencing major growth as a generation of tech-savvy leaders begin to move into managerial roles.

Preparing for the Future of Maintenance Labor

June 23, 2015 | CMMS Tips | no comments

The undefinable concept of the “human factor” is an idea that comes up as businesses modernize. As a society, we’ve increasingly moved away from manufacturing line automation and forward into information automation. If businesses are going to automate so many tasks, how are they going to maintain the human factor?