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This course on Maintenance Management Software (MMS) is tailored for professionals keen on not just understanding the operational aspects of MMS, but also its financial implications, customization capabilities, and long-term data management strategies. It's an essential guide for anyone looking to leverage MMS for enhanced operational and financial efficiency in their organization.


The course begins by establishing a foundational understanding of MMS, exploring its evolution and core functionalities. It then dives into the critical analysis of cost versus benefit - a detailed look at the costs of MMS implementation versus the potential savings and efficiencies gained once the system is operational. Participants will learn how to construct a compelling business plan that clearly articulates the return on investment (ROI) of MMS, a vital tool for decision-makers and stakeholders.


A key part of the course will focus on customization and adaptability of MMS. Participants will explore how to tailor MMS solutions to fit the unique needs of their business, ensuring that the system not only integrates seamlessly with existing processes but also enhances them. This module includes practical sessions on setting up and configuring MMS to align with specific business objectives and workflows.


Another critical aspect covered will be the management of historical data. The course will provide insights into how MMS can be used to store, access, and analyze historical maintenance data effectively. This is crucial for long-term strategic planning, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement initiatives. Participants will learn best practices for data migration, storage, and retrieval, ensuring that historical data remains an accessible and valuable asset years down the line.


Throughout the course, participants will engage in interactive workshops, case studies, and hands-on simulations. These practical experiences are designed to build proficiency in not only implementing and using MMS but also in understanding its financial impact, customization, and long-term data management.


This course is ideal for maintenance managers, IT professionals, financial analysts in maintenance departments, and operational efficiency consultants. It equips them with the knowledge and skills to not only implement MMS effectively but also to maximize its value for their organization, ensuring a strong return on investment and a system that evolves with their business needs.

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Course topics

I. Fundamentals of Maintenance Management Software (MMS)

Objective: Understand the core concepts, history, and evolution of MMS, along with its basic functionalities and applications in various industries.

II. Implementing Maintenance Management Software

Objective: Acquire knowledge and skills necessary for successful planning, implementation, and integration of MMS within an organizational setting.

III. Advanced Features and Applications of MMS

Objective: Explore advanced functionalities of MMS and understand how to leverage these features for predictive and proactive maintenance strategies.

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I. Fundamentals of Maintenance Management Software (MMS)

Objective: Understand the core concepts, history, and evolution of MMS, along with its basic functionalities and applications in various industries.

  • Introduction to MMS: Definition and overview of Maintenance Management Software.
  • History and Evolution of MMS: Tracing the development of MMS from basic systems to advanced, integrated solutions.
  • Key Features of MMS: Exploring essential functionalities like asset management, work order management, and inventory control.
  • Types of MMS: Overview of different MMS solutions including CMMS, EAM, and FSM.
  • MMS in Various Industries: Understanding how MMS is tailored to meet the specific needs of different sectors like manufacturing, healthcare, and hospitality.

II. Implementing Maintenance Management Software

Objective: Acquire knowledge and skills necessary for successful planning, implementation, and integration of MMS within an organizational setting.

  • Planning for MMS Implementation: Steps and strategies for successful implementation planning.
  • Choosing the Right MMS: Criteria for selecting an MMS that aligns with organizational needs.
  • Integration with Existing Systems: Techniques and best practices for integrating MMS with other IT systems.
  • Training and User Support: Developing effective training programs for users.
  • Measuring Implementation Success: Key performance indicators and metrics to assess the success of MMS implementation.

III. Advanced Features and Applications of MMS

Objective: Explore advanced functionalities of MMS and understand how to leverage these features for predictive and proactive maintenance strategies.

  • Predictive Maintenance: Utilizing MMS for predicting equipment failures and scheduling maintenance.
  • IoT Integration: How IoT devices enhance the capabilities of MMS.
  • AI and Machine Learning in MMS: Exploring the use of AI for data analysis and decision-making.
  • Mobile and Remote Access: Benefits and challenges of mobile integration in MMS.
  • Sustainability and Energy Efficiency: Utilizing MMS for sustainable and energy-efficient operations.
  • Customization and Scalability: Adapting MMS to specific organizational needs and scaling with business growth.

IV. Maintenance Management Software in Practice

Objective: Develop practical skills for utilizing MMS in daily maintenance operations and workflow management.

  • Navigating the MMS Interface: Understanding the user interface and functionalities.
  • Managing Work Orders: Creating, tracking, and completing work orders.
  • Asset Management: Strategies for effective asset lifecycle management using MMS.
  • Inventory Management: Techniques for optimizing inventory control and procurement.
  • Reporting and Analytics: Generating and interpreting reports for informed decision-making.
  • Compliance and Safety Management: Ensuring regulatory compliance and safety using MMS.

V. Case Studies and Real-World Applications

Objective: Analyze real-world case studies to understand the application, challenges, and impact of MMS in various organizational contexts.

  • Success Stories: Examining successful MMS implementations in different industries.
  • Challenges and Solutions: Identifying common challenges in MMS implementation and exploring solutions.
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis: Understanding the financial impact of MMS implementation.
  • Future Trends in MMS: Discussing emerging trends and future directions in maintenance management technology.
  • Lessons Learned: Drawing key lessons from case studies for best practices in MMS implementation.

VI. Exploring Maximo and SAP in Maintenance Management

Objective: Gain an in-depth understanding of two leading Maintenance Management Software systems - IBM Maximo and SAP EAM (Enterprise Asset Management), focusing on their features, industry applications, and comparative analysis.

  • Introduction to IBM Maximo and SAP EAM:Overview of these two industry-leading MMS platforms, their history, and evolution.
  • Core Functionalities of Maximo: Exploring the key features of IBM Maximo, including asset lifecycle management, work order management, and predictive maintenance capabilities.
  • Core Functionalities of SAP EAM: Understanding the essential features of SAP EAM, such as asset management, maintenance scheduling, and integration with other SAP modules.
  • Industry-Specific Applications: Examining how Maximo and SAP EAM are tailored for different industries, highlighting their versatility and customization options.
  • Comparative Analysis: Analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, and ideal usage scenarios for Maximo and SAP EAM, helping participants understand which system might be more suitable for their organizational needs.
  • Implementation and Integration Challenges: Discussing common challenges faced during the implementation and integration of Maximo and SAP EAM into existing IT infrastructures, and strategies to overcome them.
  • Case Studies: Reviewing real-world examples of organizations that have successfully implemented Maximo and SAP EAM, focusing on the outcomes, challenges, and lessons learned.

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  • Paul Sherwood

    Years of Experience
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    44 years as an Industrial Maintenance Electrician in the U.K. And CanadaExperience in the engineering and manufacturing industries maintaining a wide variety of electrical equipmentWorked primarily in the Potash mining industry in Saskatchewan (32 years) At Potash held various roles, worked underground maintaining Electrical systems and equipment.Mill maintenance Electrician working on high, medium...

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    • Andrew Cliff, West Fraser
      Paul was a good instructor who was informative and understanding. I highly recommend him
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      Paul communicated the information effectively. He didn't just read directly from the slides and kept the class engaged.
    • Spring Wiebe, Imperial Metals
      Paul was a well-spoken instructor who also took the time to explain everything in great detail, as the class participants weren't electricians.
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  • Norm Jewitt

    Years of Experience
    39

    He began his career in the electrical trade by engaging in construction activities at a potash mine located west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Since then, he has accumulated experience in various facets of the electrical trade, including construction, commissioning, and maintenance.Norm has contributed his skills to the commercial, industrial, and mining sectors. Additionally, he successfully managed...

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    • Darren Peddle, Inter Pipeline
      Norm gave an excellent presentation of the material. Lots of experience in the electrical trade made the course flow smoothly.
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      Norm was knowledgeable. He had stories and experiences that relate to the course.
    • Brian Heaton, CDN Controls
      Norm is a very good instructor, well-educated, and has experience to learn from.
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  • Dave Cox

    Years of Experience
    44

    Dave began his career in commercial high rises in Calgary. He then spent time working industrial oilfield maintenance electrical in Alberta followed by General Motors in Oshawa Ontario, Koch fertilizer and Husky Oil in Manitoba, Baffin Island at an iron ore mine and commissioning in the Alberta oildsands sector.Dave is also an avid whitewater rafting professional, and has served as a guide in Ontario...

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    • Ryan Taylor, Global Container Group
      I found Dave very calm, professional, and patient.
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      Dave was engaging and kept everyone focused. Enough personal, relevant examples were applied to the materials.
    • Amendeep Rana, Global Container Group
      Dave was a great teacher. He had great communication with students and listened very well to what we had to say. He answered any questions we had. Very organized 10 out of 10, I definitely recommend him.
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