A fully functioning computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) enables maintenance professionals, along with the equipment and facilities they maintain, to operate effectively and efficiently. This course will assist maintenance and asset management professionals in evaluating their current CMMS along with those considering the purchase of a new CMMS. The course includes a wide breadth of information—from basic terminology, through managing the implementation of a new system.
You will learn the architectural building blocks of a CMMS including relationships among fields and tables, core and transactional records, the application of value lists, and features many maintenance practitioners are unaware exist within most computerized maintenance management software applications. You will leave with a much deeper understanding of what a CMMS can do for you, key considerations when selecting a system, specification and test criteria, tactics for setting up records for success, and how to extract information from a system.
Who Should Attend?
- Maintenance managers, supervisors, and team leaders
- Maintenance planners and schedulers
- All individuals responsible for selecting, implementing, and/or maintaining a CMMS
This course is part of the Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate. Enhance your maintenance skills while earning a recognized credential.
Features, Benefits, and Challenges
- Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
- Enterprise Asset Management System (EAM)
- Database tables, fields, and records
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Configuration, customization, and upgrades
- Core records
- Components of Item Master
- Transactional records
- Evaluating and selecting CMMS/EAM
- Licensing considerations (number of users)
- System testing
- User acceptance testing (UAT)
- Data migration
- Legacy System Management
CMMS / EAM Best Practices
- Centralized vs decentralized
- Development, testing, production
- Database updates and maintenance
- Data ownership
- Traceability of requirements, design, system test, and UAT
- Standard work to keep the system working properly
George is the founder and CEO of ReliabilityX. He has a master’s degree in reliability engineering from Monash University. He began his career working for his father in maintenance – performing PMs on trucks and trailers – while in high school. George spent 16 years with a major pharmaceutical company, where he began as a technician and worked his way up to global asset management. In 2015, George’s global team won the Uptime Award for Best Maintenance and Reliability Program. He is a certified maintenance and reliability professional and certified reliability leader. In 2016, he was recognized by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals as Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional of the Year. He has earned certifications in vibration analysis, infrared thermography, ultrasound, motion amplification, and plant maintenance management. George is a published author and a recognized leader in reliability. He’s been teaching maintenance and reliability classes for UW-Madison Interdisciplinary Professional Programs since 2010.
Upcoming dates (1)
This course has two attendance options, face-to-face or online.
The Face-to-face attendance fee includes morning and afternoon breaks, scheduled lunches, and course materials.
The Online attendance fee includes live online instruction and course materials. Online attendees will access course sessions via the Zoom web conferencing platform.
- CEU: 1.4
- PDH: 14
- 10/23/2024 08:00am - 04:30pm
- 10/24/2024 08:00am - 04:30pm
All times listed are Central Time Zone (GMT-5)
This is a HyFlex (in-person and online) taught course. Your registration is for one teaching platform only: in-person or online. Please be prepared to attend all days either in-person or online. Contact us if you have any questions before registering.
This course uses the Canvas course management and Zoom platforms. A UW NetID is required to access the online course site. Both in-person and online students should obtain a NetID and access the Canvas course website. Your registration confirmation email will walk you through the NetID process and how to access Canvas.
All materials for this course are digital and will be available on the Canvas course website. Access to the course materials and the webinar platform will be provided a few days before the course. Please watch the email address you provided during registration for release dates and pre-course information. Check your spam file if you do not see emails from the "wisc.edu" addresses.
If you cannot attend, please notify us no later than one week before your course begins, and we will refund your fee. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows are subject to a $150 administrative fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course starts.