SMGlobal Releases FastMaint CMMS V. 7

SMGlobal releases FastMaint CMMS v. 7, a computerized maintenance management software program for equipment and facilities maintenance. The software has enterprise asset management features to track equipment and facilities, inventory management and maintain supplier records for ordering spares and equipment. FastMaint automatically schedules maintenance activities based upon dates, meter readings, emergency conditions and other criteria specified. Users can insert pictures, and link their work orders to outside supporting documents.

New features in version 7 include support for non-FastMaint users to submit and update maintenance work requests by email. Requests can be converted to work orders that can be emailed to maintenance personnel. The new version provides a new WYSIWYG report editor to customize reports. The new import function lets users update part prices, inventory quantities and other data by importing a text file.

FastMaint CMMS is available in four editions. The Basic and Standard editions are designed for enterprises with a single user managing the maintenance process. The Basic and Standard editions support tracking of assets, parts and vendors. Users can send work orders to maintenance staff via email or SMS text message to their mobile phones. The Standard edition offers purchase order processing. With the Professional and Web editions, maintenance people can update and close work orders by email or text messages. Maintenance administrators can receive and respond to maintenance requests sent by email or text messages.

The Professional and Web editions support multiple users using the system at the same time. It's easy to define user groups, and restrict access to sensitive information to certain groups. The Web edition lets users automatically generate reports and email them to the appropriate people. Users can submit work requests and check their status using a web browser. The statistics report enables management to compare current performance with prior periods to see the maintenance backlog, the percent of completed work orders, preventive maintenance vs. breakdown maintenance, total equipment downtime and other critical information.