The maintenance of buildings, facilities and technical equipment is one of the basic tasks of facility management, which is present in many forms to every maintenance manager.
Just think about it! Out of billions of maintenance items, it only takes one mismanaged item to be a problem.
What is the best solution to all this?
With the Maintenance module of the CAFM system, you will never have to worry about the problems mentioned above. The speedikon® C platform efficiently quantifies the units that need maintenance and, in addition, even the most complex maintenance processes can be automated thanks to its flexibility.
By using the system, you can always be up to date with scheduled maintenance. It also makes it quick and easy to find the right solution if a sudden problem arises unexpectedly. No longer do we have to worry about searching through the notebook of a maintenance technician on holiday for answers to any questions we may have.
The app easily identifies any problems in the 3D model of the building. The mobile platform even allows the maintenance technician to take the solution to the site. This also helps to provide immediate feedback on the success of the problem resolution. The same applies to inspections. Problems can be documented immediately, orders can be dispatched on the spot, and important information can be retrieved directly.
For example, a study published in 2018 found that 44% of unplanned equipment downtime, or almost half of all cases, was caused by ageing equipment. The Maintenance module is the perfect solution to eliminate all of this.
What does this mean in practice?
Maintenance processes are always based on technical systems that need to be serviced and checked on an ongoing basis. Each of these systems has standard or specific characteristics and can be assigned to specific professions or categories. In addition, the location of equipment within buildings or properties can be an important consideration. Maintenance, inspection, and testing plans take all these aspects into account to ensure a smooth process, even for a large number of components.
The automatic creation and association of orders, as well as the seamless tracking of individual activities, are a huge support for maintenance processes. Thanks to the flexibility of the system, it is easy to identify all the specificities and special requirements that may be important to us. This means that even the most complex maintenance processes can be highly automated, taking a huge burden off our shoulders.
Forecasting and condition monitoring
Forecasts for the future
In all cases, the right analysis will reveal both weaknesses and risks, which will clearly lay the groundwork for making good investment decisions. Predictive maintenance or condition monitoring aims to optimise repair cycles to ensure that the necessary activities are carried out in a timely manner. Of course, this requires networking all machines and systems.
In addition, the knowledge of experienced technicians can also be used in the application, as we can also record feedback from the person performing the maintenance on the condition of the equipment. This also helps to recalculate maintenance cycles. Each such cycle can be extended, for example, if an action is deemed too early, but can also be shortened if an action is deemed too late.
Of course, all this can only be implemented in the application if it does not encounter any legal or vendor barriers, as changing the cycles is only possible under certain conditions. If not, it is at the discretion of the person responsible, who will weigh the increased risk of failure against the reduced maintenance costs.
Fault detection for even more efficient maintenance
Dealing with faults in buildings and assets can make a big difference to maintenance processes. The system provides a solution to this. It makes it easy to record faults remotely or on-site and synchronise them with the application. During an inspection of an object, any defect can be recorded and documented on the fly. You can also provide more detailed descriptions. Whether it is the exact name of the fault, the urgency of the problem, or even the job function to which the problem is related, you can record anything in the system.
You can also document the errors directly, even by taking photos, and then assign them to the exact location. This will allow us to rectify problems at the property as quickly and efficiently as possible. We can upload everything offline into the app during the inspection, then later synchronise the data with the speedikon® C platform and access everything later for further processing.
Maintenance measures based on comprehensive documentation
Comprehensive documentation is not only a great support for existing problems but can also be used to map out preventive maintenance. In addition, aggregated documentation can be evaluated and analysed at a later stage. As a user, it only takes one click to see how often a system failed in the previous month, how long the downtime lasted and whether the cause was always the same. From this, we can easily draw conclusions, initiate appropriate maintenance actions and optimise the supply of spare parts. It also makes it easier to make decisions on both investment and sustainability issues.