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5 Reasons Why Your Maintenance Team Needs a Mobile EAM App

5 Reasons Why Your Maintenance Team Needs a Mobile EAM App


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5 Reasons Why Your Maintenance Team Needs a Mobile EAM App

21 May 2020

Aptean Staff Writer
Male and female industrial engineers in hard hats and safety jackets.

Why a Mobile App?

If your facility still has not adopted a mobile app as a part of your daily workflow, now is the perfect time to put that on the list of your top priorities.

The world of maintenance management is moving at a rapid speed because of ever-evolving technological opportunities. Technology provides automatization of processes that once took up a lot of time and energy. Your business has probably already taken use of maintenance software for optimization of maintenance operations. But if you have not gone mobile – you are nowhere near your company's fullest potential.

A computerized maintenance management system can only be fully utilized when it has the support for multiple mobile devices, like Aptean EAM API PRO Edition. With a mobile EAM app your staff will truly be allowed the ability to track work progress from anywhere at any time. Not convinced yet? We give you five good reasons to go mobile:

1. React Faster and Take Action

For any manufacturing facility there will be unforeseen incidents. Machines will break, and sometimes the difference between a small repair and major downtime will depend on how quickly you can notify the right technician for the job.

The first main advantage of a mobile EAM app is simply that information travels faster. By reporting a job request using the app, along with all the information about the damage, required parts and prioritization, your technicians will avoid performing unnecessary tasks.

Furthermore, your technicians will be able to receive and send all the information they need about a work order in real time – from basically anywhere. This means that they can edit tasks, send additional work orders and see current orders.

2. Spend Less Time Logging Work

It is no secret for any company that time is money. In the past, facilities relied on paper-based systems to track work orders, which was high-cost and manual. By reducing the time spent on these routines, your technicians can spend more time in the field.

With Aptean EAM Mobile solutions, staff will carry a mobile device in their pockets – allowing them to easily and readily log work on the spot and be free of administrative hours in the office.

3. Reduce Untracked Maintenance

When using regular desktop computers for maintenance management you can be sure that a lot of small maintenance work goes untracked. Small repairs can seem too insignificant for a log-in on the desktop EAM – especially if company computers are not nearby.

With a mobile app you eliminate the distance (both mentally and physically) from task to reporting. So even small adjustments and repairs can get tracked immediately with a few clicks on a smartphone.

In the end, you will have a much better overview and a clearer picture of your facility’s actual status.

4. Have Valuable Data and Analytics at Hand

Good maintenance management is about preventive and systematic repairs – to shift from reactive and sudden to planned and proactive maintenance. With a Mobile EAM like Aptean EAM you provide your staff with increased insights into every department and machinery of your facility.

This results in a smoother planning of inspections and checkups that eventually helps you identify small issues before they turn into bigger problems. The opportunity to quickly access valuable data – like looking up information about a spare part by scanning the barcode – will significantly increase efficiency in all levels of your organization.

5. A Picture Says a Thousand Words

How many words does it take to explain an exact problem in need of a repair? Of course, it depends on the complexity of the issue, but how many times have we tried to give detailed explanations of something only to reach sudden understanding when a picture is shown? Using a mobile EAM has the advantageous opportunity that practically every device is equipped with a camera. This allows for quick attachment of pictures to reports and the opportunity to save yourself a lot of time and words.

Want to learn more about how EAM mobile solutions from Aptean can help your business? Contact us today to chat with one of our experts or schedule a demo.

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