Maintenance Coordinator by Simplicity Software was developed to streamline the maintenance needs of businesses around the world. Since 2000, the system has been relying on user input to generate an easy-to-use and fully customizable CMMS solution. Maintenance Coordinator is a great fit for many industry verticals, including governments, manufacturing, food industries, warehousing, churches, and more.
Maintenance Coordinator regularly utilizes user feedback to adapt the system to meet the needs of their clients. If users of Maintenance Coordinator request a new feature that will solve the challenges of other users as well, Simplicity will happily create a new module at no extra charge. The modular software design allows for full customization based on a company's specific needs, and ensures that each business will only pay for the modules and features that are truly necessary.
Maintenance Coordinator comes in two editions: Standard Edition and Professional Edition. The Standard Edition includes all of the comprehensive tools necessary to effectively manage recurring maintenance, purchasing and inventory control, and more. The Professional Edition goes beyond that functionality to offer additional capabilities for projects planning, HR management, reporting, incident management, and much more.
One feature that stands out is the auto-email function, which automatically generates and sends an email with an attached work order to the correct team member responsible for completing the job. The Portable Device feature enables the use of Maintenance Coordinator from anywhere, and allows users to import the databases to server-based or cloud-based databases. Maintenance Coordinator's web-based option can be accessed from any operating system, including Mac, Windows, or any device with an Internet connection, creating a truly mobile CMMS option.
T.Dwight from Rambler Metals and mining Canada Ltd
Specialty: Mining and Metals
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Our Maintenance Department has had issues with some of the features of the program. We are trying to instill a predictive maintenance program and are not able to use the software to its full capability.
Dave from Heartland Label Printers Inc.
Date: September 2013
We are a printing company that manufactures quality stock and custom printed direct thermal and thermal transfer labels. When I came here five years ago, they were using an older version of Maintenance Coordinator. This was a good system and filled our needs at the time very well, and we never had any issues with it. The problem was it was a single user version and everything was only on one computer. We needed to expand to a newer version so we could keep our records on our main server and also be able to excess it from multiple computers.
I contacted SimSoft Tech and got the new version installed. The newer layout of the program looked much better, though it took a little bit to get used to. Everything worked well and didn’t have problem with it. Then, I got a letter from them telling me that I had to enter a software key. I thought Ok no problem, but that is when I started having issues. It may sound trivial, but I was able to leave the program run all day and not have any problems. Now I have to log out of the program because it continues to lock up. I called on it and they told me to install version 7.0.4. I had only installed the 7.0 version a month before and I need to update again. I don’t think I should have had to update the version in such a short time frame, but even doing that did not fix the problem.
The other issue is if you do a search for a part, and you do not have it exact, it will tell you "no match found". For example, I put in the part number and inadvertently had a period at the end of the number and it told me there was no match. I had to search for it a different way and then realized that the period was in there. I did not have exact match checked, so it should have found it.
I am not saying this is a bad program, I’m just saying that there are bugs in the program.
All said and done, if we would not have already had the older version, I’m not sure we would have choice this.
John from New York Air Brake
Date: August 2013
Maintenance coordinator is easy to use and pretty much serves all of our purposes. There are some areas that could be improved. On some pieces of equipment we have monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual PM's. It would be nice if when a quarterly or higher level pm is generated, that it would not generate any of the PM's below it. Everything that is done on an annual is the same things that would be done on the lower level pm. Also, before the last software update the PM would retain the parts and labor necessary for completion. Now, I have to reenter each time I complete it.
Larry from Tube Fab/Roman Engineering
Date: August 2013
I started using the Maintenance Coordinator three months ago, and I am very impressed with the layout and how easy the system is to use.
The customer service was great in getting the system up and running, with quick and detailed information on any questions I had.
The Maintenance Coordinator has been a huge benefit to our company by tracking the maintenance and repairs of over 400 machines.
I would recommend this system for anyone for its easy-to-use layout and use-ability.
Pat from Spectrum Glass
Date: August 2013
Spectrum Glass is an art glass factory, and we had no database available for the maintenance department before Maintenance Coordinator. I looked at many packages, and we finally landed on the SimSoftTech product back in version 5. We are currently running version 6, but are trying to get scheduled to install version 7. We've watched Maintenance Coordinator grow over the years, and I've found that the support at SimSoftTech is better than other software support we have to deal with. We have found some bugs with their product, but they have fixed the bugs and we have moved forward. Each version has had some of the new features we requested, and I can't see them stopping improving the product as it moves forward.
We are still working on the implementation of the software company wide, but change doesn't come easily around here. It has been an uphill battle to get people to use any software, or computers, as this wasn't ever done before. When I came to this company, the maintenance department had 3 computers in 3 separate offices, and they were hardly used at all. We now use a large portion of Maintenance Coordinator, and we are gradually getting all the parts inventory entered as we have time. We are having less problems with out of inventory parts, which obviously helps keep the machinery running. We are also able to track important items on each machine to get a historical view. Our shift to shift communication was almost non-existent before Maintenance Coordinator, but now a person can come back in and see all of the pass downs from the previous shifts to stop going in cold on problems, as we had to do before.
I have traced most of the problems with the software to user errors instead of issues with the software itself.