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Technology Drives Baking Advancements

Posted by Raymond Easterling on Feb 13, 2018 4:02:00 PM

Technology is making huge advancements in the baking industry. Recently, SOMAX’s Robert Thiel spoke with Food Processing magazine about how SOMAX’s IoT based CMMS is a game changer in maintaining not only equipment but also employees.

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Topics: IoT, CMMS, Mobile CMMS, bakery maintenance, Food and Beverage Maintenance, Internet of Things

How the Internet of Things Will Change the Future of CMMS

Posted by Phillip Thiel on Sep 2, 2016 2:01:50 PM

We recently held a webinar titled: How the Internet of Things Will Change the Future of CMMS. We really loved the content of the presentation, and are planning to make a whole series about how CMMS will continue to change and evolve thanks to the Internet of Things. We put together a recorded version of that webinar so everyone could have a chance to check it out. We hope you enjoy it!

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Topics: CMMS, Internet of Things, industrial internet of things, Maintenance Management, Maintenance Management Software

3 Changes That'll Make a Big Difference With Your CMMS

Posted by Phillip Thiel on Aug 29, 2016 12:55:13 PM

Change is one of those inevitable facts of life. Things change, people change, everything changes, well, everything except your CMMS. Day after day your valuable system sits there performing the same tasks, pumping out the same preventive maintenance routines, checking out the same parts, creating, tracking, and closing the same work orders. Let's face it, your system is bored. So what can you do to liven up this relationship and get it out of the doldrums? By bringing your system up-to-date with modern technology, or switching to an entirely new system built with this technology in mind, you can give yourself, and your system, a much needed boost that will increase productivity, save time and money, and give you a new set of tools to grow and evolve your maintenance department. Here's three big changes you can make that will bring your system into the present, and prepare you for the future:

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Topics: CMMS, Maintenance Management, Maintenance Management Software, Internet of Things, Mobile CMMS

Want to Attend a Great Internet of Things and CMMS Webinar?

Posted by Phillip Thiel on Aug 17, 2016 1:00:46 PM

We don't usually use our blog to advertise because we always strive to give objective information about maintenance management and CMMS, as well as other great topics like the Internet of Things, sanitation, facility management and more. But, and this is a big but for us, we had to talk about our upcoming webinar: How the Internet of Things Will Change the Future of CMMS. We can't wait for this presentation. It was a hit at NFMT 2016 in March, and we've added to and improved it a great deal since then to provide the most up-to-date information about the Internet of Things' continued effect on CMMS now and in the future. We're sure anyone that would like to attend has a few questions, so we've answered them here.

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Topics: CMMS, Maintenance Management, Maintenance Management Software, Internet of Things

Why We Love the Internet of Things for CMMS (And You Should, Too!)

Posted by Phillip Thiel on Aug 12, 2016 4:02:06 PM

We like to talk about the Internet of Things and its effect on maintenance management and maintenance management software a lot, seriously, a lot. We love to talk about it so much because of the impact we know it will have on our entire industry and all the great people we work with on a daily basis. When something is going to impact your business this heavily and essentially change your entire product model, you may want to keep an eye, or two, or your entire company looking at it, right? We're committed to keeping our readers up-to-date on anything and everything that can benefit your organization and make your CMMS more effective, so we've put together a few more reasons we love the Internet of Things, and why we think you should too!

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Topics: Maintenance Management, Internet of Things, industrial internet of things, CMMS, data collection

What Will CMMS Look Like in 5 Years?

Posted by Phillip Thiel on Jul 27, 2016 2:20:26 PM

 

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one..." Words of the immortal John Lennon ring true in so many ways, and the advancement of software is certainly one of them. The world of software is full of dreamers; from startups in garages to large firms restarting and creating new, exciting offerings, from applications with robust functionality to simple, intuitive apps, the progress that's been made in the world of software has been driven by dreamers and big thinkers, and we believe it's only just begun. No one can be certain what the future of software will look like in five years, but we'd like to share our vision of where CMMS is headed in the not-so-distant future.

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Topics: CMMS, Maintenance Management, Internet of Things, industrial internet of things

5 Signs You Should Invest in a CMMS for Maintenance Management

Posted by Phillip Thiel on Jul 25, 2016 2:43:38 PM

Selling a great product is clearly one of the most important aspects of any business. You want a great software, excellent service, and top-notch support so that your customers feel secure that they have made the right choice in purchasing from you, and so you, as a business, feel good about selling your product. Another important aspect of selling software, and especially maintenance management software, is need for your product. Now, we at SOMAX believe that anyone who performs any type of maintenance needs CMMS, whether it's ours or another company's offering, but there are certain signs that an organization really needs to make the decision to use maintenance management software, and we've laid out what we believe are the top five in this article. Enjoy!

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Topics: CMMS, Internet of Things, Maintenance Management, Maintenance Management Software

Mobile Apps and the Internet of Things for CMMS [Presentation]

Posted by Phillip Thiel on Jul 21, 2016 4:49:54 PM

Not too long ago we gave a presentation on the Internet of Things, mobile apps, and CMMS at NFMT Baltimore and it was a total hit! While we don't have a recording of the event because I was busy helping, and recording would kind of be my job, and unfortunately I only have two hands, though it would be awesome to have more than two hands right? Though I suppose the custom shirts would get expensive...Okay back on track, we do have the slideshow that we presented so you can take a look at how mobile apps and the Internet of Things is altering the way we look at creating and using CMMS, and really software as a whole. We'll put up a full presentation soon.

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Topics: CMMS, Mobile CMMS, Internet of Things

CMMS and the Internet of Things: Integrating for the Future

Posted by Jay Wright on May 16, 2016 9:28:18 PM

A topic with a lot of buzz around it in maintenance currently is the Internet of Things. You may have heard or seen this term and wondered what it is, and how it relates to maintenance. In this post, we'll answer your questions and give you some more insight into how it can help your maintenance efforts. So what exactly it the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things is a network of sensors and data collection instruments that are connected to the Internet. Data from these devices is collected and streamed directly to the cloud. Sensors can then be installed on equipment to monitor maintenance information such as vibration, temperature, and moisture. Almost all mechanical failures can be predicted by monitoring this data. If a sensor indicates an increase in vibration or heat, an inspection and possible corrective actions are needed.

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Topics: CMMS, Internet of Things, Maintenance Management

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