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Tips on How to Start a Preventive Maintenance Program from Scratch

Preparation and planning often prove to be the toughest parts of someone's proactive work journey. Can we handle the current list of reactive work, do we have enough resources, where do I begin, will there be a point where we feel we are on autopilot, do …

Author: Dave Kornegay
Updated Product Support Content for Safety and Event Applications

As our latest and future products are developed using an Agile approach , so is our product support content! For Crisis Manager (a.k.a., Safety Center) , you now have the ability to Create a Panic Screen to call, text, email an emergency contact or …

Author: Dave Kornegay
Updated Help Links in SchoolDude Solutions and New Product Support Content

Updated Help Links The "Help" links found at the top and bottom of the pages within SchoolDude's MaintenanceDirect, PMDirect, FSDirect, TripDirect, Incident, InventoryDirect, CaptialForecastDirect, UtilityDirect, CriticalAlarmAutomation, FSAutomation …

Author: Dave Kornegay
2017 Budget and Staffing Survey – How Does Your School Compare?

Our second annual Budget, Staffing and Operations survey serves as a benchmarking document for K-12 and higher education operations professionals. Each year, we present the most relevant budgeting, staffing and operations data to our readers collected …

Author: Julia Washburn

MaintenanceDirect's Help links (at the top and bottom of every page) has been updated to redirect to our updated help content site . Other Dude solutions help content is already available and a similar enhancement is slated in the near future to update …

Author: Dave Kornegay

A great question around capital planning was submitted that requires defining and feedback: "I am a resident and involved parent in our local school system which is in the process of contemplating capital improvements for our aging buildings. I'm hoping …

Author: Dave Kornegay
A Process to Help Future-Proof Your Facilities

Most maintenance teams spend a majority of their time putting out fires and responding to reactive work requests. This leaves little time to analyze historical facilities trends, and ultimately equates to higher costs and overwhelmed employees. To break …

Author: Julia Washburn
More Visibility of Equipment in Work Order Forms and Pages for MaintenanceDirect

To provide a more fluid experience regarding equipment and their related work, several pages are updated to include more information regarding assets. Where will this round of enhancements be seen? The pages enhanced are the: Home page for: …

Author: Dave Kornegay
Preventive Maintenance Work Order Tasks and Procedures List Checkoff

An enhancement for MaintenanceEssentials users is being released that adds a 'checklist' functionality to the Tasks and Procedures section of a work order generated from a preventive maintenance schedule. This feature will allow users to indicate that …

Author: Claire Burling
Templates for Preventive Maintenance for Schools and Educational Facilities - Vancouver School Board

A question I often hear preventive maintenance schedules is "What should I set up?", "How detailed should it be?", "What is out there that I can use?". First, crawl before walking, much less running. Mission-critical PMs should be first to keep …

Author: Dave Kornegay
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