The National Institute of Standards and Technology estimates that of the 82% of companies that have experienced unplanned downtime over the past three years, those outages lasted an average of four hours and cost an average of $2 million. This isn't accounting for daily labor costs associated with paper-based processes. If they don’t know what items are on-hand, they may have to check multiple locations or need to order out-of-stock materials. If they notice a problem during an inspection, they may have to communicate a corrective maintenance work order to a manager or maybe they fix it on the fly and managers don’t have visibility into the problem.
Automating the maintenance process by enabling technicians with mobile to handle both planned and unplanned work order requests out in the field is an easy way to reduce labor and costs, and make sure your equipment is being maintained regularly.