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after the system is already in use. Not having
space in a master file for information that you
want to store (after the system is installed) is
a common significant difficulty.
3.	 Processing: The daily transactions are

processed either in a traditional batch mode
or online. Processing updates the preventive
maintenance (PM) schedule,
summarizes detailed repair
data for reports, and keeps all
accounts current.
Look for: Does the application work? Process some data
through at least one full cycle
and see if all the accounts,
schedules, and master files are
updated correctly. Accuracy
and completeness are challenges for this application. Most of
your bugs will occur during
unusual processing conditions.

expressed in phantom savings, not real, replicated savings, but there are exceptions.
They may say something such as, "Find out
how most customers reduce their asset maintenance spend by over 30 percent," or, "Achieve
a 36 percent reduction in downtime and 60
percent reduction in associated costs - the average impact of Asset Performance Management."

In a way, we are used to exaggerated claims
made by advertisements, since we have had a
lifetime of listening to them. Many claims can
be taken with a grain of salt.
When purchasing CMMS software, it is
imperative to find an option that includes the
functionalities your fleet requires in order to
fully realize the benefits of your investment.

4.	 Demands: The demands of

a maintenance system include
reports and screens. There
should be reports where there is
a large amount of data, or where
analysis is required. Inquiries
should not require going to
print. Imagine how you expect
to use the system and then see
how the system will behave.
Look for: Many different
ways to look at the data, a
complete basic set of reports
and screens, future ability to
alter or add reports/inquiries
to suit your changing needs,
and growing expertise.

Reviews and
feedback

Currently, the first several
pages of Google search results
when searching for a CMMS
are dominated by selection
or referral sites. These sites
collect commissions from the
vendors for referrals. Some
of these sites offer a fast way
to uncover possible product
options. They also provide
added value in the form of
ratings, summaries, and the
ability to compare systems.
When searching for CMMS
options online, companies
will sometimes claim certain
functionality or improvements with their products.
These claims may not provide
a full picture of the product
and sometimes they refer to
a specific benefit a client got
in one particular situation.
The claims are almost always

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: How Fleets Can Connect with Tech Schools
Editor's Note: The Aftertreatment Blues
Keys to Maximizing Trailer ROI
Best Practices for Maintaining Hydraulic Braking Systems
Solving the Parts Puzzle
Contending with Accelerated BEV Tire Wear
Cold Weather HVAC Considerations
Management: CMMS Marketplace
Economic Outlook: Signs of Economic Recovery
Diagnostics: Choosing the Right Diagnostic Tool for Roadside Triage
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial: The Propane-Powered Alternative
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Fleet Maintenance - 5
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Fleet Maintenance - 7
Fleet Maintenance - Uptime: How Fleets Can Connect with Tech Schools
Fleet Maintenance - 9
Fleet Maintenance - Editor's Note: The Aftertreatment Blues
Fleet Maintenance - 11
Fleet Maintenance - Keys to Maximizing Trailer ROI
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Fleet Maintenance - Best Practices for Maintaining Hydraulic Braking Systems
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Fleet Maintenance - Solving the Parts Puzzle
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Fleet Maintenance - Contending with Accelerated BEV Tire Wear
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Fleet Maintenance - Cold Weather HVAC Considerations
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Fleet Maintenance - Management: CMMS Marketplace
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Fleet Maintenance - Economic Outlook: Signs of Economic Recovery
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Fleet Maintenance - Diagnostics: Choosing the Right Diagnostic Tool for Roadside Triage
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Fleet Maintenance - Fleet Parts & Components
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Fleet Maintenance - Tools & Equipment
Fleet Maintenance - Classifieds
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Fleet Maintenance - Guest Editorial: The Propane-Powered Alternative
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