Back to CMMS Basics, Part 13: What if My Needs Change?


Now we’ve come to the end of our series—and in a way, we’ve come full circle too.


Well, just like our first post where we talked about the changing needs of maintenance managers, your needs are sure to change again in the future.

Maybe your organization grows. Maybe you have more equipment to maintain or new staff members to manage. Maybe you need to support additional production or more inventory.

Things change. But if you’ve followed our advice so far, this time you’ll be ready.

Your Needs Will Keep Changing

It’s not uncommon for maintenance managers to need more advanced features later or to connect other MPulse databases in new locations as their organization grows. You want a way to implement CMMS software upgrades without having to start from scratch.

We talked about software scalability as a pain point in Part 1. As you’ll recall, scalability simply means your CMMS software can accommodate changes in size or volume as your needs change.

Scalable CMMS software keeps you on top of the increased workload—more equipment, additional production, new staff members, extra inventory, different safety procedures, etc.

From a business standpoint, software scalability is cost effective because you can buy what you need when you need it. You can’t always predict these changes, yet CMMS software scalability ensures you are prepared when they happen.

You Don’t Have to Start Over

That’s why we recommend making software scalability a key component of your CMMS software search. Because all that work pays off now when you know exactly what to do without starting over.

That’s part of a much bigger goal—and the reason you started this process in the first place.

When you look at the big picture, you’ll see how the advanced tools of CMMS software can help you gain a competitive advantage, improve efficiencies, extend the life of assets, and reduce costs.

And when you find the right CMMS software for your team, you’re on your way to creating an efficient and productive maintenance department that can cope with the constant change of modern maintenance. And that’s the bigger goal of every maintenance manager, whether they work for a small business, a government agency, or a large enterprise.

So, in our experience, you may start out asking, “Why do I need CMMS software?

But in the end, you’ll be asking, “Why didn’t I do this before?”

Still have questions? We have answers. Call us. We’re here for you.


Read our entire Back to CMMS Basics series:

Back to CMMS Basics, Part 1: Why Do I Need CMMS Software?

Back to CMMS Basics, Part 2: How Is CMMS Different from EAM?

Back to CMMS Basics, Part 3: Why Shouldn’t I Use ERP Software?

Back to CMMS Basics, Part 4: What Are the “Bare Bones” Features I’ll Need?

Back to CMMS Basics, Part 5: Who Should Be Involved in the Decision?

Back to CMMS Basics, Part 6: How Much Should I Expect to Spend and What Are My Buying Options?

Back to CMMS Basics, Part 7: Why Do I Need a Software Demo or Trial?

Back to CMMS Basics, Part 8: How Many Software Licenses Do I Need?

Back to CMMS Basics, Part 9: What if I Need to Integrate with My Organization’s Other Software?

Back to CMMS Basics, Part 10: What Do I Need to Know about the Implementation Process?

Back to CMMS Basics, Part 11: What’s the Best Way to Train My Crew to Use It?

Back to CMMS Basics, Part 12: What if I Need Support after the Software is Up and Running?

Back to CMMS Basics, Part 13: What if My Needs Change?