DirectLine by Megamation is a cloud-based maintenance management software that serves the maintenance scheduling and compliance reporting needs of education, manufacturing, healthcare and beverage industry. Available on a monthly subscription, the SaaS-based solution is accessible via a web-browser on any Internet-enabled device.
DirectLine is a modular solution including applications for condition assessments, preventive maintenance, work order management, and other essential CMMS capabilities. As a modular system, businesses only need to implement the modules that they need at that point in time, rather than implementing and working around more features than necessary.
Additionally, DirectLine specializes in developing customized modules and features for individual clients. Once created, these modules are made available to all DirectLine customers, so that clients with similar needs can consistently find new, improved modules to add to their existing DirectLine solution.
All support is local, and each DirectLine representative helps clients solve issues, receive any needed customization, and ensure all facets of the system run smoothly.
Gordon from Vanderwell Contractors 1971 (ltd)
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Overall nice to work with.
The system modules are very easy to identify and operate. Very comprehensive list of functions. Customer service has been excellent.
Unable view picture of equipment along with the equipment information.
No print function for PM's unless the WO is scheduled.
Jon from Tacoma Community College
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Customer Support is Great, but the program is difficult to learn and there are no " EASY" text instructions to help you.
The program works well when you learn it.
Difficult to learn.
Use Customer Support to help you learn the program.
Tyrone from Cafe Valley Bakery
Specialty: Food and Beverage
Employees number: 201-500 employees
After viewing a demo of the direct line software I found it to be full of potential. I truly enjoy having that amount of freedom to do with the program as I choose.
This is a cloud based product, so no need to load your servers.
The cost for some is a bit pricey.
view the demo and you will see just how much can be done
Keith from IQE
Very professional CMMS with excellent support. Gives up great method to track, schedule and document preventative maintenance.
Somewhat awkward to navigate until trained and get some experience with it.
Carefully think through equipment naming and organization of parent/child relationships.
Terry from Loch Lomond Villa
We use the software for work orders, equipment lists, repairs, and tracking, the software has tons of applications to choose from and the support from the staff is exceptional.
There is nothing I dislike about the software
I think that when you compare this with other Management software you will find that for the price, for the expertise and ease of operation it will be hard to beat. The staff frequently contact me to see how we are making out with the software, and they have done this from the start, they have provided me with several web training sessions
Casey from Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Customers now have a single path to get their needs met. This has allowed us to properly organize our time.
Some of the modules in the product are unnecessary for us.
Be sure the vendor is assessable by all your staff. Is there a number any staff member can call for tech support? Can tech support take care of the problem while your staff is on the phone with them??
Charlie from SDCCD
Having MegaMation Directline is like a custom built system tailored for your specific needs at an off the shelf price. We are the APPA 2011 Effective and Innovative Practices Award winner. MegaMAtion Directline was a vital part of our lean enterprise processes in facilities management.
There is nothing I dislike. They have a wonderful staff and a great product.
Keep in mind that your needs will change, and MegaMation Directline does not charge additional fees for adding/using modules you have not used in the past. As you begin to use a good computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), you will realize other ways in which the system can be utilized to increase efficiency and monitor the workforce productivity . Other companies charge additional fees for using additional modules, or they charge you for research and development to create customization. Directline does this for free. Compare what you would pay for all the modules with another vendor as you may end up paying for them as your needs change. Do not get fooled by lesser CMMS companies telling you you'll never need more than they offer.
Pamela from Amgraph Packaging
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Organization, history, tracking.....list is long.
The software is suited to best fit the needs of my company. As we grow this software grows with it. When we first started the set up it was with a second facility in mind.
The only thing that needs improvement is the reporting. Its very general. It is easy but I'd like to have my weekly reporting export directly into a chart set up. Maybe better training.
Denise from Lewis & Clark College
Megamation has been able to customize DirectLine for our situation. We've been able to set up On-Demand inspections that will create a work order if a deficiency is found. Great for dorm room and mechanical equipment inspections. Their Mobile app that allows maintenance workers access to their work orders from a smart device (Kindle or phone). The adoption of mobile work request system eliminates the printed copies, allows for receipt of work requests in the field, and improves staff productivity by refocusing time spent on paperwork to time spent in the field.
I find their customer service/help desk to be very responsive and quickly solve whatever issue we may have.
Because the software is customize-able, it took us a while to understand our real needs and how we could make the software work best for us. It was very helpful when Megamation put us in contact with a retired College Facilities person that understood the DirectLine system and the needs of a college system.
Alex from poraver north america
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Allows us the benefits of keeping up to date on all things maintenance, allowing improved equipment availability.
Effectively made this a one stop shop to provide a tool kit to maintenance and engineering, for any industrial environment. It is also configurable to our needs.
Can be a little overwhelming at first until your organization understands it's abilities and how you want to use them.
Kevin from Facilities
Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees
I have a very good idea of what maintenance activities are being done in my group. It's straight forward to schedule the maintenance.
The software works well and predictably. I appreciate the support I have received from DirectLine. Having 24 hour support is fantastic. The support Staff is always helpful and they are quick to fix my issues.
Too many mouse clicks for a scheduler/superuser. I think they could do a better job making some of the redundant tasks more streamlined.
Terry from Loch Lomond Villa
Employees number: 201-500 employees
tracking work orders, tracking equipment repairs, prompts for Preventative Maintenance, daily, weekly , monthly.
Ease of use and customer support, the Megamation staff are always proactive they call us regularly to see if there is anything we need, whenever we have a question they are always prompt and helpful
I have no complaints, we only use a small portion of Megamation's capabilities, I'd like the font to be larger. Other than that I am a very happy user.
Stacy from American Packaging Corp.
Since our implementation of DirectLine, Megamation has completed may customizations to meet our needs. These have help us to satisfy regulatory requirements, improve our business management and gain acceptance from users.
Ralf from Panolam Industries Auburn Facility
Employees number: 501-1,000 employees
We are thrilled with DirectLine so far. The system is very user friendly and as we trained all our managers, supervisors and group leaders, we haven't missed a beat in creating work orders. We have also started up PM programs in several departments (with all documents needed scanned into the system) and we are now working on generating reports.
The support from your team has been tremendous. All changes we have requested has been granted and every question we have had, has been answered.
We are eagerly looking forward to what the future is bringing.
User friendly, great support.
Nothing we dislike at this time.
Not at this time.
Robert from Case Farms
I would highly recommend megamation system to any company
Excellent maintenance software programs.
I have nothing negative to say about system.
Rick from Cape Breton University
Over the past 5 years I would estimate that I have recommended MegaMation to 50 organizations. The highest recommendation that I can reference is that the use of MegaMation was a condition of my accepting the position that I am in now.
This is my second launch of MegaMation in a facilities application. The previous instance was in a hospital setting and it went smoothly as well. Both applications were customized to meet my specific needs and this is an evolving process; not just an initial start-up service. Often they have had a better idea about how to meet my specific requests, sometimes in ways I hadn't even considered, and other times we've both had to go back to the drawing board. The outcome is always consistent though, we always get what we need.
In both places that I have used MegaMation, it is hard for the IT people and Privacy people to wrap their heads around the concept of off-site servers and not "buying" the software. The best analogy one can use is that we all use on-line banking with our personal information out there in an off-site server and we don't own the software.
David from Saralee
Highly recommend, Great tool, user friendly, great tech support always will to change and modify application to meet our needs.
I use this tool everyday for maintenance work flow management, inventory tracking and purchasing. I have worked industrial maintenance for 25 years and by far this is the best CMMS tool I have used.
Module based application
Total inventory control; able to link inventory to equipment and assets, also able to issue inventory to work orders.
Purchasing Module, able to generate purchase orders (auto reorder) based on min max levels
pm and work order interface, able to attach Microsoft word and excel docs to work orders and pm's.
Maintenance shift log, maintenance personnel are able to document work completed on there log approved by there supervisor. (Great function)
Maintenance KPI (KEY PROFORMACE INDICATERS) the system auto tracks KPI on a work order console dash board, Great function able to drill down to specific Equipment and people. The following are some we track.
1. Time planned
2. Time scheduled
3. Time documented
4. Inventory turn
5. PM Completion
6. % Maintenance down time.
This alone has pushed our TPM (total productive Maintenance) Program ahead.
I have no complaints, most maintenance organization only use 30% of there CMMS.
We use 95% of our system and have problems that are not addressed immediately.
Bryan from Elkay Manufacturing
The program is very good for smaller users or users with few locations. As long as the program is setup correctly it is easy to use and users can work with it right away. We have been successfully using it for four years now and have increased the number of users each year.
Program is very simple the learn and use. I have setup new plants / users in as little as 3 months time. Most users report the program being simple to use with a short learning curve.
Customer support is helpful and available via phone or online 'shadowing' which also helps users with training. Most of my requests for customization have been completed with little or no charge in a very short time. Administration of the program is very easy. I can update user profiles, and/remove functionality and perform many other customizations without contacting DirectLine.
We don't own anything so there is no hardware to maintain and upgrade over time. We don't need to maintain the software either as maintenance is included in the annual service agreement. This reduces the burden on our IT staff.
As a large user the cost approaches that of a purchased system especially when looking at the cost over several years.
The system is a stand alone installation and is not integrated with our ERP software. This has made it difficult to use the pruchasing and inventory modules available in the program.
System does not currently give us the ability to query all of our plants at once. We have to run multiple reports and merge the data.
Limited availability of KPIs or visual reporting. Export data has to be manipulated in Excel to produce charts and graphs; the raw data is difficult to interpret quickly.
Bill from Olympic College
Keep up the good work!!!
This program is very easy to use, the reports are great and fast. The support is always there and if a question can not be answered at the time an answer will come in a very short time frame. When i help people start up the program it does not take a lot of time for them to be using a module.
There could be more web based items avalible to the system.
Buddy from Sage V Foods
I would highly recommend this software
They have a great search engine for all modules.
There are none at this time