MaintiMizer Software


 

Founded in 1985 and designed by professionals in preventive and facility management, MaintiMizer CMMS software by Ashcom Technologies delivers a single solution that assists with maintain compliance, safety, and quality. 

When Ashcom developed their web-based version, they consulted with real-world users of the MaintiMizer system. The product is customizable to meet the client's. MaintiMizer Web offers all six of their modules for managing maintenance activities, each of which can be opened in their dashboards to keep important information centralized.

MaintiMizer BlackBox² is targeted towards smaller facilities seeking a fully functional CMMS - it plugs into the company’s network or can run off of an Ethernet cable or wireless. Using the Microsoft SQL Express database and a pre-configured web server, it includes their complete set of modules to manage work orders, track inventory, vendor and purchase orders, preventive maintenance, and timecards. 

MaintiMizer.com is their pure SaaS version that doesn't require the need to install software. Mobile MaintiMizer is their wireless interface for mobile devices and allows users to update information in real-time from the field to the factory floor.

 

MaintiMizer - PM/equipment overview
 
  • MaintiMizer - PM/equipment overview
    PM/equipment overview
  • MaintiMizer - Home page
    Home page
  • MaintiMizer - Inventory
    Inventory
  • MaintiMizer - Equipment details
    Equipment details
  • MaintiMizer - Purchase order
    Purchase order
  • MaintiMizer - Work order
    Work order
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000

27 Reviews of MaintiMizer

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from Kleen Test Products
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

Great starter CMMS

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Customer service is fantastic! After meeting our trainer, I have been able to contact him with basic questions and he gets back to me as soon as possible. He also lets me know if it will be a little while until he can get back to me.

Likes Least

Some features I would like are not available such as selecting multiple items in more areas, more detailed closing options, etc.

Recommendations

Implementation is key! Regardless of validation or other departments, make sure you fully integrate data! This is an amazing program but you have to give it all of the information you can to fully utilize it's potential. Even if you don't think you will use some of it's features, bring in the data. I guarantee you will put it to use someday, and it will be that much easier if you built the database from the ground up.

 
 

from Ilsco
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

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It does what we need to do with tracking our maintenance for machines. Instructions are pretty clear.

Likes Least

Some of the functions or when you add notes to save it at the bottom. It's particular when you add the comments or notes.

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I think if you use it more often just like anything else, it will become "easier" to use. I use it every now in then to input information that we need to update.

 
 

from Manchester Industries
Specialty: Mill Products
Number of employees: 21 - 50 employees Employees number: 21 - 50 employees

I use this site for PO's for the company.

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Maintimizer has been very easy and efficient to use. It has helped us a lot on opening and closing and tracking PO's for this company.

Likes Least

I thought that Maintimizer could be a little more user friendsly and more detailed at times.

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I recommend that it needs to be more user friendly.

 
 

from Taylormade Systems
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51 -100 employees Employees number: 51 -100 employees

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This product is very simple to use, and support is good.

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There's nothing at this time. I am very satisfied with the product.

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This is an easy program to navigate through. I would recommend this product to anyone needing to set up preventive maintenance in the factory.

 
 

from Taylor Made Systems
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

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It's easy to use and helps me get all my equipment serviced.

Likes Least

I like signing in least. Also, I sometimes don't have time available to fill everything out.

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I don't have any at this particular time. I do like that it helps to keep track of equipment service.

 
 

from Nutriom LLC
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11 - 20 employees Employees number: 11 - 20 employees

Maintenance Manger that schedules all the Maintenance.

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It's easy to use.

Likes Least

You can't change an equipment name without deleting it. You also cannot remove a user without deleting all their work orders. You need to have better input fields for parts, like engineering values, scaled values, tag numbers, loop numbers, etc.

Recommendations

Read the user manual. When creating new equipment, double check the name because you can't change it without deleting it.

 
 

from Nutriom LLC
Specialty: Food and Beverage
Number of employees: 11 - 20 employees Employees number: 11 - 20 employees

It's a pleasure to use. Easy to navigate and figure things out.

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It is very easy to navigate through.

Likes Least

It is difficult to remove old users. We have to delete everything that the old user did to remove them.

Recommendations

MaintiMizer is a good tool for any maintenance department. It has many customizable features also.

 
 

from Taylor Made Systems
Specialty: Automotive
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

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It's easy and explains what you need done. And it saves everything so it can be brought back up later.

Likes Least

Nothing really. Everything is easy to use, and it helps everyone with knowing what needs to get done.

Recommendations

I don't have any recommendations for others evaluating software.

 
 

from Taylor Made Systems
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Very organized

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It gets work orders organized.

Likes Least

It needs more detailed work orders so I can give more information.

Recommendations

Be open-minded. Use this program for a couple of weeks.

 
 

from GERDAU
Specialty: Construction and Engineering
Number of employees: 11 - 20 employees Employees number: 11 - 20 employees

Implemented at our location, easy interface, easy transition.

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The tabbed screens allow easy input of new equipment. It's easy to create, edit, and close WOs.

Likes Least

Not much to dislike. I used the product at my last job and decided to implement it here.

Recommendations

Get the demo if possible. It'll show you just how well the system works.

 
 

from Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Good product.

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I am able to search on any field and create custom reports easily. The vendor is available to answer questions if needed.

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What I like least are little details like having to page through instead of just scrolling down when looking at a long list.

Recommendations

Make sure you define what you will be needing from the system, and remember the only way you will get good info is from the data you put into the system. GIGO (Garbage In Garbage Out!)

 
 

from Michigan State Police
Specialty: Government
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Satisfied patron

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I like the product and the support that I get to make sure that that I get what I paid for and more.

Likes Least

Sometimes, the answers to my issues are to be corrected with the next update.

Recommendations

Try it, use it, and ask a lot of questions. I think the more issues you discover, the more other users with similar problems will also benefit.

 
 

from Nutriom LLC
Specialty: Food and Beverage
Number of employees: 21 - 50 employees Employees number: 21 - 50 employees

Very flexible and comprehensive.

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It does everything we need and more. Plenty of standard forms to start with, and you can modify them as needed.

Likes Least

The search function requires a lot of precision; it can take a couple of tries to find what you are looking for.

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You need to know what you need and not worry about the extra features until you want them.

 
 

from Turris Italian Foods
Specialty: Food and Beverage
Number of employees: 51 -100 employees Employees number: 51 -100 employees

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Ease of entering data and ease of access. Very easy to use.

Likes Least

Have not found anything that is difficult to maneuver through. Employee self password resetting is one issue I would like to see more security on.

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Must get used to using it, and don't get too detailed by adding "nice to have" information.

 
 

from Sandridge
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

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There isn't anything I really like about it. Nothing about it is really easy to use.

Likes Least

It's not user-friendly. There's too much flipping between screens. I can't control withdrawing inventory from several locations. There's too much clicking buttons or tabs to get where you want to be. There's a lack of drop down windows, and there's too much searching.

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Don't waste your time. Find something else. It takes too much time to enter data.

  Response: Sarah, Ashcom Technologies

Date: June 2014

June 2014

 

Brad, We are saddened by your unhappiness using MaintiMizer. MaintiMizer was designed to be an easy-to-use system, and we regularly use client feedback to further improve the software. In reviewing our records we noticed that you have not attended MaintiMizer Training. Based on that and your comments, we believe that you would benefit from attending a training session to help you navigate the system more efficiently. We offer training in several formats and are eager to improve your experience. Thank you! Ashcom Technologies

 
 

from Eight O Clock Coffee
Specialty: Food and Beverage
Number of employees: 51 -100 employees Employees number: 51 -100 employees

Maintimizer CMMS Installation and Usage

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Likes Best

The software is very easy to manipulate and very adaptable. We use the hosted version and have seen no downtime with the system. It is user-friendly, which makes it easy for your users to train, including operators and mechanics. Aschcom is very supportive, and if you have questions, they usually can get you immediate help.

Likes Least

When generating PMs, there is not an automatic function that creates a due date for PMs. For instance, if I generate PMs for a two-week period and I have weekly PMs for the same piece of equipment, it will give them both the same due date. So you have to go through each PM and change the PM due date. Also, it is very difficult to perform mass changes without going through each record.

Recommendations

Before you choose the software, determine what support you will get. Training is usually one week and goes over a lot. I also recommend you have a plan on how you are going to get all your inventory into the system, which has been the most arduous task for us because we had no tracking system previously.

 
 

from Taylor Made Systems
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

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Likes Best

There are so many possibilities with this system. It's nice you can put your equipment in and set up a schedule to automatically generate PM paperwork. I like that you can save SOPs to use for similar equipment.

Likes Least

It's internet-driven, so it depends on your internet service. You must have a separate equipment code for PM on the same equipment for monthly vs weekly, etc. It requires a lot of steps to generate work orders/PMs to print. There are a lot of steps to get to next PM/work order to do updates. You can't delete former employees from system. When you need help, you always have to pay for it, rather than it coming as part of the package.

Recommendations

This software can be used for PMs on equipment and inventory. You can add employees and warranties, just to mention a few things.

  Response: Sarah, Ashcom Technologies

Date: June 2014

June 2014

 

Tonoa, Thank you for your thoughts on using MaintiMizer. I think there is a little misunderstanding about our technical support assistance that I would like to clear up. Unlimited technical support for MaintiMizer is available to clients with a current Annual Maintenance Agreement (which you currently have). As long as your technical support requests are not training related, our knowledgeable support engineers are here, ready to help you at no additional charge. In addition to technical support, the Annual Maintenance Agreement also cover system updates and patches, ensuring you are using the most current version of MaintiMizer. Please contact us if you have further questions or you need help with your system, we look forward to assisting you! Thank you. Ashcom Technologies

 
 

from Columbus State Community College
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

Great for daily work requests

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I like the query functions a lot. I can get a large variety of information.

Likes Least

I do not care for the equipment section. It needs to be worked on and expanded, and I think there should be more customization available.

Recommendations

Review all aspects to see if it works well for what you need it to do; there's no customization, so it needs to work as is.

 
 

from Garden Highway Foods
Specialty: Food and Beverage
Number of employees: 2 - 5 employees Employees number: 2 - 5 employees

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It is so flexible, you can make it cover any business. It comes set up, for most part.

Likes Least

Some things are hard to delete or change. I am sure there is a good reason, but it's hard.

Recommendations

Buy it; you will like it. It will track and report whatever you need. It is awesome.

 
 

from Open Arms Home for Children
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 21 - 50 employees Employees number: 21 - 50 employees

Excellent experience with MaintiMizer

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It's easy to use. The creation of Preventative Maintenance tickets works very well, and this is the main bang for the buck in the program. The Black Box was extremely easy to set up. Basically, just turn the power button on, and you are ready to go.

Likes Least

I would like it to handle vehicle maintenance in a more robust manner.

Recommendations

Concentrate on the basics. What are your main priorities? Usually, it will be Preventative Maintenance. You may also want to do Purchasing. But find out your main usage and concentrate on those areas of the software evaluation. Like most software, 80 to 90% of the features in there are ones you wind up never using very much. So concentrate on your main objectives.

 
 
 
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