Maintenance Pro helps keep track of preventive and repair maintenance for equipment inventory of an organization. It could be for tracking facility maintenance, machinery, or office equipment.
Pros: Whether tracking facility equipment, office equipment, machinery, or any type of object that requires maintenance, this application helps keep track of the maintenance schedule and also the regular repair work. An unlimited number of asset items could be tracked through the program, a category structure is created to group equipment in a proper order. Color coded entries on the spreadsheet like track sheet shows what needs attention right away. Preventive maintenance schedule of each category can be created, this can be by date or meter.
Meter being a equivalent value for each type of equipment. This can be number of hours of operation for an air-conditioner or straight mileage for a vehicle. One can define periods or ‘season” of inactivity when such tracking need not be maintained. The warning period can be defined too, the period of days prior to actual schedule one wants an alert. Color coding adds value to the alert system further. Red coded entries could be for immediate maintenance items while yellow coded items could mean equipment due for maintenance due in a week, for example.
Repair work is triggered by initiating a work order by populating maintenance items & parts automatically and creating a itemized detail of parts & labor too. As details about an asset could be maintained, define fields required for assets of the organization.
!00 odd reports can be generated by the program, filtering the data to be compiled into a report is flexible and can be defined by the user. Parts inventory, purchase orders and invoicing data can be maintained easily. An employee database also could be linked to the main data table.
Cons: Like most data based applications, data needs to be updated religiously else the value diminishes very fast.
Overall, a very well designed application, a 4 star product.