Revolutionising Maintenance Management: Integrating CMMS with Business Systems and IoT Devices

SSG Insight
  • Published date: 19 June 2024
  • Author: Michael Edwards

Our organisation has been around for more than 40 years and in today’s industrial landscape more than ever before, maintenance management is playing a critical role in ensuring the reliability, efficiency, and longevity of assets. Traditional approaches to maintenance often rely on fixed schedules or reactive responses to equipment failures, leading to costly downtime and inefficiencies. However, by harnessing the power of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and integrating them with Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), organisations can revolutionise their maintenance practices and drive significant improvements in asset performance.

We are and always have been, dedicated to optimising business processes aligned with our customers, and have developed our cutting-edge integration solution, AgilityConnect. Seamlessly connect your systems and harness the power of data to drive actionable insights and enhance efficiency across your organisation. Integrating Agility CMMS / EAM with external business systems and IoT technologies enables organisations to move towards more proactive and predictive approaches, and streamlines workflows.

Here’s how integrations can transform your maintenance management:

Fully Connected CMMS and EAM

Drive action from data with a fully connected CMMS and EAM. AgilityConnect empowers you to leverage the wealth of information from any integrated business system, enabling smarter, more cost-effective decision-making and business outcomes. When considering implementing your CMMS or EAM with external systems, it is important to consider what it is you want from the integration, and what you would like to analyse. We recommend looking at the wider organisational goals, and how these link to your maintenance KPIs and objectives.

Integrates with Any Business System

Say goodbye to siloed data and disjointed workflows. AgilityConnect seamlessly integrates with any business system, from ERP software like SAP, Oracle, and Sage to IoT sensors, ensuring a smooth data flow and eliminating duplicate entries. Our open API allows us to provide an end-to-end solution with external providers, and with no limit to how many integrations users can have, users have complete flexibility. Whether you are looking to integrate ERP systems like SAP or Sage to automate critical part purchase orders or reporting tools like Power BI to visualise your data, we will get you connected.

Reduced Maintenance Costs and Admin Time

Implement an effective predictive maintenance strategy with condition-based monitoring powered by Agility. Integrating IoT sensors allows data to be analysed, to predict when any asset or machine failures, helping to extend asset lifespans, reduce downtime, and cut costs. Set rules in Agility to automatically trigger work orders if conditions change on assets before it’s too late.

Streamline your maintenance planning and scheduling with automated job deployment in Agility. Engineers and maintenance technicians can complete jobs on the go with Agility Mobile, which eliminates the need for duplicate data entries, contributing to a reduction in admin time.

Access Real-Time Data for Informed Decisions

Empower your team with real-time data on asset health and performance. Maintenance teams can respond to jobs when conditions change, as opposed to when a failure has already occurred, and complete the job on the go to collect more reliable data. Agility’s flexible dashboards provide insights into costs, conditions, and performance, enabling informed decisions to increase asset availability and reduce downtime. Identify trends, patterns, and correlations in your data for data-drive decision-making and say goodbye to unnecessary preventive maintenance by focusing efforts on the assets that require attention.

Effectively Manage Inventory Costs

Connect Agility with ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, and Sage to monitor expenses for inventory without duplicating data entries.  You can track your spare part quantity levels in Agility Mobile Stores and automate your purchase orders directly into your ERP system for approval as stock quantity passes its threshold. By effectively managing your inventory levels both within your Agility CMMS / EAM system and your ERP system.

Stay Compliant with Standardised Workflows

Integrate standards like SFG20 to ensure compliant scheduled maintenance every time. Create work orders with set compliance checklists so your workforce knows what’s required to complete a job safely and effectively. With Agility, reach industry standards and ensure best practices across your workforce.

Embracing the Future of Maintenance Management

Incorporating IoT technologies into your CMMS represents the future of maintenance management. By harnessing the power of real-time data, predictive analytics, and remote monitoring capabilities, organisations can transform their maintenance practices, improve asset reliability, and drive operational excellence.

 

Our expert team are here to ensure a seamless integration of Agility into your operations. From planning to ongoing support and training, we’re committed to helping you maximise the use of Agility and other business systems to achieve your business goals. Get in touch today by contacting info@ssginsight.com or 01924 200344 to discover the transformative capabilities of AgilityConnect.

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