Like a brave new world, IMMPs (Intelligent Maintenance Management Platforms) are still surrounded by mystery for many maintenance and facilities managers. We hate to disappoint, but there really isn’t anything mysterious about a platform that can improve your team’s productivity and the efficiency of your whole operations.
An IMMP takes a long time to implement
One of the greatest misconceptions about IMMPs is that they are hard to implement or that it’s a very time-consuming process. Setting up an IMMP is actually simpler than it seems. With the support of a specialized team and a dedicated Customer Success Manager like we have at Infraspeak, the whole implementation process is easier and it can be made in a short time (multiple Infraspeak customers have done it in only two weeks!). Besides, Infraspeak provides a Help Desk with tutorials, implementation manuals and easy ways to contact our team.
My team won’t adapt
Another very common fear is technicians ending up not adapting to won’t adapt to the IMMP easily. But in reality (and looking at the feedback our 200+ customers around the world have given us), the use of smartphones and a new system on their day-to-day can make teams sceptical in the beginning, but soon enough they understand how they benefit from the new technology. After using it, everyone understands how simple it actually is, and how easier their daily tasks become with instant checklists, push notifications about failures and much more at their fingertips. The only disadvantage is the nightmares your team will have about life before an IMMP…
My data isn’t safe
In the real world, very few attacks on SaaS applications have succeeded. Nowadays, your information isn’t stored in a company server, but rather in clouds connected to data farms with several layers of protection. Only authorized users can access the information you keep on your IMMP.
An IMMP is expensive and my company is small
Many managers, especially from small companies, believe that adopting an IMMP is expensive. The mistake here is looking at an Intelligent Maintenance Management Platform as an expense and not as an investment. It’s important to always remember that a maintenance management platform will allow you to streamline each process, improve your team’s performance, and manage stocks, costs and utilities spending, which translates into more productivity and cost optimisation. In fact, having an Intelligent Maintenance Management Platform can help you save money in the long run.