CPMS- Summary of Features

1. On-line Work Request/Approval

Preventive Maintenance tasks are automatically generated for any desired period. Work Orders may be entered at any time, with unlimited space to describe the nature of the work in order to accommodate whatever level of detail you require. System defaults facilitate assigning the right man to the right job.

2. On-Line Standards/Procedures

The Mechanics Handbook is your definitive guide as to what needs to be done on each piece of equipment in the plant and at what frequency. You determine which duties need to be performed on a scheduled basis. By using the manufacturer's PM recommendations, along with your real world experience, you will dramatically improve the effectiveness of the maintenance department. This manual is part of the CPMS data base, and allows you to fine tune duties and frequencies as required.

3. Engineering Data/Operation Specifications

Equipment, Motors, and Gear Boxes all have their own specification files. All critical information is stored in these files, including a complete equipment history report for every repair and breakdown occurring on each piece of machinery. A cross reference of which parts go on what piece of equipment is automatically updated when parts are used.

4. Employee Skills/Training Data

Each employee record contains skill codes, shift, job level indicator, days off, and vacation, training, and leave dates. When building the Master Schedule, CPMS shows you if the selected employee matches the skills, shift, job level, and task date for each job assigned.

5. Automatic Purchase Order Request - Stock Materials

The Purchase Order system is rich with user requested options, including: a request system which allows anyone in the plant to enter a purchase request, and ordering all parts which have reached their minimum stocking level which have recent activity as specified by the user. A pop-up screen will display a list of parts which match a few characters of the part number and/or description. You may also select parts by a vendor cross reference, equipment cross reference, or alternate part list.

6. Purchase Order Tracking

Purchase orders and price quotes may be generated for any vendor. This is especially useful when you have an upcoming project and you want competitive bids using your parts list. Receiving reports can be processed by PO number and line item in addition to part number. You can also order non stock items on the same PO as stock items.

7. Catalog of Parts

Inventory can be printed any way you want to see it. You can select and sort by up to ten different fields: part number, description, location, last activity date, price, etc. For example, list all parts with a price greater than $100, manufactured by VendorX, where there is at least one on hand, and we used it at least once this year, and ...

8. Inventory Control/Tracking

Part tags, using bar codes, are automatically generated by the CPMS program. Furthermore, every order, receipt, and issue is tracked for every part in the plant, including back orders. At any point in time you can inquire about the status of a specific part on order, when it was received, where it was last used, etc. What is even more important, you can have better information than your vendors. For each vendor, the CPMS program keeps track of total purchases, year-to-date purchases, life-to-date purchases, last transaction date, and who supplies which parts.

9. Schedule by Available Labor, Equipment, Parts

All work card duties may be reassigned to another employee or swapped between employees using the Master Schedule options. Equipment can be marked as temporarily out-of-service and will be skipped during the scheduling process. The task day-of-week and time-of-day are used as scheduling criteria in order to perform specific duties when a machine is not running. Furthermore, to increase hands-on machine time, the CPMS work card tells the mechanic which parts are required for each job, where the part is located, and if the part is in stock.

10. Work Order Status Tracking

Every task performed in the plant is monitored--- who it was assigned to, how long did it take, and how much did it cost. The task status can be open, completed, incomplete, or missed. All work which is not complete is automatically reassigned to the mechanic on next week's work card. Work and equipment history is maintained showing the labor expended on every piece of equipment in the plant. In addition, a performance report for all the mechanics may be printed at any time.

11. Query and Custom Reports

In addition to an extensive list of standard reports and in-depth management reports, the CPMS program comes with a full Query and ad hoc reporting capability. This allows you to select, sort, and perform a number of statistical functions on any information in the data base for that ‘one time' study. In addition, data may be unloaded directly to another data base, as text, or into a spreadsheet.

12. Condition Based Monitoring/Trending

Most maintenance programs can do a good job of organizing your day-to-day procedures and record keeping needs, but the CPMS program provides you with a number of built in features to show you exactly where you need to focus your efforts. The Top Ten Report will graph the ten most troublesome machines for the whole plant, a single line, or a group of machines you select. It then automatically calculates the parts, labor, and breakdown costs. Certainly a very powerful tool for locating trends. You can analyze your data further by using query functions which allows you to effortlessly browse through your data and ask the Who, What, Where, When, and Why questions.

13. On-line Help

Every menu item in the CPMS program has on-line help available by pressing a single key. This context sensitive help means that the program knows where you are and what information will be most useful to you at that particular place in the program. The help screens provide you with a summary of the function you are about to perform, what prompts will be displayed, and examples of the correct responses. You are also referred to specific portions of the CPMS manual via links.

14. Start-Up Development Assistance

It is critical that you get off to a good start. For example, since all costs are assigned to each piece of equipment in the plant, one of your first tasks will be to set up the correct equipment numbering system for your plant. A number of suggested schemes are provided to make sure you have the right level of accountability. Each user will need a different amount of assistance depending upon their prior experience with PC's and maintenance programs. CPMS is totally supported at all levels.

15. All versions of MS Windows are supported

CPMS uses all of the capabilities provided with Microsoft Windows, including the ability to connect directly to other data bases (ODBC), and the Structured Query Language standard.

16. Training provided both On and Off Site

In addition to on-site training, and customized work shops requested by specific customers, we periodically provide training for all users. We always review both the current and new versions of the CPMS program and have an in depth question and answer period. The engineers provide suggested enhancements and changes which are incorporated into future versions and truly make the CPMS program "user-driven".

17. Program Language- Multi-user R:Base using MS Windows

High performance data base products, such as R:Base from Rbase Technologies, insure that today's software will evolve at the same pace as the ever-changing hardware and software industry. New developments in operating systems, networking, and Internet capability will be incorporated into CPMS in order to continue to provide our customers with The Best CMMS product on the market.


CPMS--- A high performance package which allows you to run your plant more effectively and efficiently.


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