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Cloud-based eMaint CMMS software enables maintenance professionals to monitor, capture, store, and share historical asset performance data and use it to maintain and prolong equipment life. Small or growing organizations and multi... Read more
Recent recommendations: 81 recommendations
Limble CMMS is a cloud-based computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) suitable for small to midsize businesses in a variety of industries. Key features include preventative maintenance, work order management and asset man... Read more
Recent recommendations: 76 recommendations
UpKeep's CMMS is a modern maintenance and asset management solution for your team. From your desktop to your phone and even your tablet, UpKeep is easily accessible from anywhere at any time. Create work orders on-the-go, get noti... Read more
Recent recommendations: 64 recommendations
Dude Solutions provides a suite of cloud-based maintenance management applications that provides businesses with centralized requests, automated maintenance workflows and reporting. Asset Essentials is suitable for manufactur... Read more
Recent recommendations: 42 recommendations
FTMaintenance Select is a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) that helps businesses of all sizes manage maintenance on their equipment, facilities, and other assets. With FTMaintenance Select, maintenance professiona... Read more
Recent recommendations: 34 recommendations
MPulse CMMS software provides integrated tracking, scheduling, and reporting tools for equipment and facilities maintenance organizations. The system offers flexible deployment options and compatibility with virtually any device, ... Read more
Recent recommendations: 26 recommendations
ManagerPlus is a powerful asset management solution designed with its users in mind. ManagerPlus is used in a variety of industries including manufacturing, facilities management, shipping and transportation, farming and agribusin... Read more
Recent recommendations: 19 recommendations
FMX offers configurable maintenance and facilities management software that helps organizations streamline processes, increase asset productivity, and turn actionable insights into meaningful results. The software decreases work o... Read more
Recent recommendations: 16 recommendations
Fiix is a cloud-based computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) that helps businesses organize their maintenance departments, get on top of maintenance backlog, and work towards preventive maintenance. The CMMS helps ... Read more
Recent recommendations: 11 recommendations
MVP Plant CMMS is an integrated computerized maintenance and a work order management system. It can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud and serves businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries. MVP Plant integrates wi... Read more
Recent recommendations: 3 recommendations
MAINTIMIZER from Ashcom Technologies is a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) with integrated enterprise asset management (EAM) solution capabilities. The solution comes in three different variants based on their dep... Read more
Recent recommendations: 2 recommendations
Flightdocs is a cloud-based maintenance management solution that helps aircraft and helicopter operators to manage their fleets, access reports on specific metrics, perform required actions and schedule operations from a single lo... Read more
Recent recommendations: 2 recommendations
ENVISION is a maintenance management solution developed specifically for the aviation industry. Its functionality covers the areas of Airworthiness, MRO and Flight Operations, with multiple modules servicing each branch. There are... Read more
Recent recommendations: 1 recommendations
This buyer's guide, along with our aircraft maintenance software reviews, cover the essential information needed to make a smart purchase. In this guide, we'll discuss:
What Is Aircraft Maintenance Software?
Aviation maintenance software tracks and simplifies the constant maintenance, repair and overhaul (aviation MRO) operations associated with the aviation industry. It performs a number of essential functions, such as:
- Monitoring inventory
- Supporting preventive and essential maintenance and repairs
- Scheduling work orders
- Tracking and documenting compliance
Overall, aviation maintenance tracking software (or MRO software) helps organizations maximize their efficiency, letting them focus on their jobs and keep their facilities and aircraft running smoothly and safely.
Common Features of Aircraft Maintenance Software
Common functions of aviation management software include:
|Inventory control and processing||Track the status and usage of rotables and consumables across multiple locations and currencies, allowing for exchanges and inter-base transfers to reduce waste and over- or under-storage, maximizing inventory usage and lifecycles.|
|Preventive maintenance scheduling and forecasting||Since preventive schedules are predefined based on the aircraft, many aviation MRO solutions define that schedule for you, simplifying the entire process. In addition, smart systems can identify common problems based on history, cycle counters, RINs and physical/electronic symptoms such as vibration, noise, output etc., alerting you to potential hazards before they become urgent.|
|Work order and scheduling||Operators need a simple way of bringing needs to the attention of personnel, who need to prioritize requests, schedule tasks and initiate and close work orders as simply as possible.|
|Cost accounting||An advanced reporting feature of aircraft management software—cost accounting—enables you to track the costs of all repairs, allowing you to monitor common problems, replace high cost aircraft etc.|
|Compliance||In one of the world’s most tightly regulated industries, an effective aviation management solution should monitor compliance issues. This includes tracking inspections, component failures, Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins etc., always maintaining appropriate documentation and flagging any potential compliance concerns.|
In addition to the above, many companies offer full-suite aviation management software solutions that move beyond the realm of maintenance into other departments within the aircraft operation industry. These aircraft maintenance systems will incorporate some or all of the following features or functionality:
|Aviation operations management||Maintain complete control over your fleet, tracking purchases and sales, production, flight paths, operations, hours, fuel usage, reliability, loans/rentals, warranties etc.|
|Customer and vendor management||From single charter aircraft operators all the way up to billion-dollar airlines, maintaining customer information for effective communication, pricing and sales strategies is a key element of success.|
|Billing and accounting||Whether you’re billing a few customers at thousands of dollars apiece or millions of customers at hundreds of dollars apiece, accounting is a crucial function. On the expense side, this will integrate seamlessly with your inventory control and fleet management capabilities.|
What Type of Buyer Are You?
In our experience, most aviation software buyers fall into one of the following categories:
Small charter companies. If you only operate a handful of aircraft out of a handful of bases, you’ll probably want a fairly “basic” (as these things go) aircraft maintenance software solution that has strong support but without too many extra features.
Larger charter companies and freight airlines. As the company size grows, additional features like intelligent forecasting and cost accounting all become more important. Even more so, integration with other departments, such as aviation operations management, sales and accounting, becomes crucial to company-wide success.
Aircraft maintenance specialists. Buyers who exclusively provide the service of maintaining other operations’ aircrafts will want a best-of-breed solution that offers extensive functionality within this market. Exchanges between bases becomes less important, but assigning parts to different customers become more so. Therefore, they may also want accounting support and HR support to tie costs, labor and revenues with the associated customer.
Commercial airlines. The largest companies dealing with hundreds of planes, thousands of customers and millions or billions of dollars in revenues and expenditures need highly robust aviation management systems that can manage their complex and rigorous demands. This may mean one large system that combines everything, or it may mean best-of-breed systems that integrate extremely well together. Regardless, be sure to talk to other departments and consider how your software will fit with their processes as you make your purchase decisions.
Market Trends to Understand
As you evaluate aviation management software, keep these trends in mind. How your vendor fits with these trends could have a big impact on their viability.
Software as a Service (SaaS). Web-based software is becoming more popular across most industries and markets, and aviation management is no different. Most companies prefer the simplicity of a hosted solution that lets them worry about maintaining their aircraft, not their software solutions.
Mobile devices. Needless to say, people who work in the aviation industry move around a lot. Neither aircraft operators, nor personnel should have to locate a physical desktop computer in order to use their management software. Both want to be able to input and download information at the most valuable point of use—the airplane or hangar. Most vendors already offer mobile accessibility, so be sure to look at their mobile offerings before making any decisions.