FastMaint CMMS Software


 

Founded over a decade ago, SMGlobal provides advanced CMMS solutions to companies worldwide. FastMaint, their core product, is used to manage plants, facilities, utilities, and more. It is a Windows-based system, but SMGlobal also offers browser based editions.

FastMaint delivers standalone asset management, inventory management, preventive maintenance, and work order management. With FastMaint, technicians can respond to unexpected breakdowns and institute planned maintenance. The system will send email and text alerts about new work orders to maintenance staff, keeping everyone in the loop. Pictures and links are easily attached so that technicians have the most information at their disposal. Users can schedule maintenance based on different factors, such as dates, meter readings, and conditions. This can all be adjusted to account for days off.

FastMaint was designed for for maintenance teams with up to 100 users. It’s available in 4 different editions, so it’s completely scalable. They offer additional features and add-ons for each package that allows a company to purchase exactly what they need of the system. One of which is a web-based work request module that lets users to submit and monitor the status of work orders. This feature also enables email and text updates to staff as the work orders are being processed.

SMGlobal offers a 30-day fully functional trial. After that, it’s simple to convert the data over to the full version. In 2006, FastMaint earned Microsoft’s ISV/Software Solutions Competency. We have found it to be an especially great fit for manufacturing and industrial plans and utilities companies.

 

FastMaint CMMS - Edit equipment page
 
  • FastMaint CMMS - Edit equipment page
    Edit equipment page
  • FastMaint CMMS - Edit equipment window
    Edit equipment window
  • FastMaint CMMS - Home page with statistics
    Home page with statistics
  • FastMaint CMMS - Main window with statistics
    Main window with statistics
  • FastMaint CMMS - Planning—email and print work orders
    Planning—email and print work orders
  • FastMaint CMMS - Planning—email and print work orders
    Planning—email and print work orders
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 8

14 Reviews of FastMaint CMMS

 

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Preston from IDX Louisville
Specialty: Manufacturing

February 2015

February 2015

FastMaint CMMS Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

Having used FastMaint for several years now, I have found that the software works great, and the reports generated are what I like the best. It is easy to track costs on each piece of equipment, as well as downtime.

Likes Least

Really, the only complaint I have is the number of steps it takes to print work orders. I would like to see one-click printing.

Recommendations

I would say give this a try, and you will not be disappointed. Be sure and try the reports.

 
 
 
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Mike from Absolutaire

September 2011

September 2011

review

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

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OK for a few dozen items of inventory, but we have hundreds!

Pros

The program does keep track of past and pending tasks/work orders well. I do like the way past due goes to red.

Cons

The process you have to go through to write up an unscheduled repair could be made easier. You should not have to basically "erase" an existing "any other maintenance" task to create a new one and get a wo number assigned. There is no trigger to automatically send pending wo's to the printer.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mitchell from Barbados National Terminal Company Limited

September 2011

September 2011

BNTCL - E&M Department

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

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Usability
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Quality
Support

The package is good but can be upgraded is some areas.

Pros

- The software is easy to upgrade
- The ability to email my PO to purchasing

Cons

- The Feedback should have the ability to contain a Form to allow technicians to complete at the end of a task.
- The equipment Tabs should be upgraded to allow an attached parts list or PDF file with parts listing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Carlos from Interstate Shredding LLC

August 2011

August 2011

software

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

Would definetly recommend

Pros

Easy to use lots of features

Cons

none that I have found yet

Review Source: Capterra
 

Preston from Idx Louisville

June 2011

June 2011

PM software review

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

I recommend this for any company looking to start a computer base PM program. It is very easy to learn and extremely affordable.

Pros

Easy to setup and use and tracks all of the important information

Cons

I would like to see the planned work orders for longer than two weeks. We sometimes get behind or have to wait on parts and the work order does not show on the list.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gordon from Haycreek Ranch

June 2011

June 2011

FastMaint for a large farm/ranch

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
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Support

I have roughly 40 years experience with PM. Almost 30 of these years were using computer based programs. We evaluated about 10 software packages and found FastMaint was structured very simply yet was far more powerful than we needed. In the end we will have roughly 150 pieces of equipment/facility. Some pieces of equipment will have several Tasks.

Pros

Considering the power of the software package it is very easy to use. We were able to modify several features to fit our unusual application. This allowed seasonal use of equipment, weather dependent Work Order sorting, and sorting Work Orders by skill level. In sum, we were able to adapt or customize the software for an equipment and facility maintenance program of a large sheep and cattle ranch with summer farming.

Cons

We made several errors that were not covered by the documentation and the Import/Export feature seemed too complex.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mark from Rieke Packaging Systems Ltd

January 2011

January 2011

FastMaint Professional V5.3.1

Ease-of-use

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I have used some of the larger CMMS systems in the past, and have found this software package to be absolutely superb for the small to medium sized enterprise, and is a brilliant tool for getting to grips with managing machine maintenance.

Pros

Very easy to install and setup for multi-users.

Intuitive screens for data input.

Very simple to operate and use.

Superb reporting templates built in as standard.

Cons

Haven't found any yet !!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Richard from Adelaide University, Plant Accelerator

April 2010

April 2010

Fast Maintenance

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

A nice easy to use package that has a host of useful features and seems to be bug free.
I have looked at a few other products but Fast Maintenance seems by far to be the easiest to use and the quickest to learn.
Keep up the good customer support as this is great product.

Pros

Very easy to setup and install on a shared network drive. Even though I have not used the software extensively I have found it very easy to use and most features are self explanatory. Support has been good and response times for email enquiries have been short.
Fast Maintenance emails out user tips on a regular basis which is a really nice feature.

Cons

It would be good if the licensing could be more flexible so that any user can login to a computer that has the software installed.
Email notification of pending work orders would be a useful addition.
The documentation is quite good but a few more detailed examples would be helpful.

Review Source: Capterra
 

David from On-X LTI

March 2010

March 2010

FastMaint, SM Global

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

So far I have been able to do all I really need to do for scheduling and logging maintenance. I have not utilized personnel or purchasing management. so I can't comment on those. I'm very satisfied with what I got for the price.

Pros

Inexpensive, performs most tasks quickly and easily from a single interface window. Configurable HTML report format included. Support response has been very helpful and timely.

Cons

Like any program, not everything works just the way you want it to. There is no mechanism for tracking changes to the configuration, such as task instructions which is not necessarily an issue unless you are in a regulated industry like ours. I had a hard time getting custom reports to look like I wanted but was ultimately satisfied.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Laura from Ortho Molecular Products, Inc

October 2009

October 2009

FastMaint Review

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

I don't have recommendations since I don't use the product regularly.

Pros

Easy install and user friendly

Cons

A few program issues:
1. reset button
2. program hangs when exiting

Review Source: Capterra
 

Leif from Coral Plaza Apart Hotel

July 2009

July 2009

Excellent!

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

Fullfill all needs to effectively run a maintenance program with a lot of breakdowns and routine tasks. It also is a good tool for controlling your spare parts stock and cost monitoring.

Highly Recommended.

Pros

Handles breakdowns and routine tasks.
Excellent spares handling and purchase.
Support fraction of parts.
Supports special characters for different languages.
Good cost control.

Cons

Long overdue workorders don¿¿t stay on workorder list. Have to check them via the task listing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Craig from Middletown Industrial, Inc.

July 2009

July 2009

Excellent CMMS Choice For Our Company

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

Five out of Five Stars

Pros

One of the easiest CMMS programs to setup and use. The ability to add photos and drawings to parts and equipment in FastMaint is a blessing. This is often a option in other CMMS packages. Reports, Work Orders and Purchase Orders are very professional in appearance and functionality.

I currently have planned maintenance work scheduled out 4 months ahead and know well ahead of time what parts to have on hand and when I need to order them. No more last minute next day air orders for lost or forgotten PMs

Cons

None that I have found.

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from Ocean Fisheries Ltd

August 2008

August 2008

Good. For multiple user access through a browser off the shelf, it's a fairly economical.

Ease-of-use

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Good. For multiple user access through a browser off the shelf, it's a fairly economical good product for tracking equipment.

Pros

Has good structure & program organization.

Cons

Different screens required to drill down & then having to back out (quit) to go back and drill down into another.

Review Source: Capterra
 

alex from home

August 2008

August 2008

Very good for the buck invested.

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

Very good for the buck invested.

Pros

Easy to use straight to the point and not too fuzzy.

Cons

You can not add DWG files to the parts.

Review Source: Capterra