New possibilities in budgeting
Budgeting is composed of three parts: the corrective, preventive and perfective parts. In the corrective part, one looks at the documentation of previous maintenance and performs a classification, which is cast into estimated values. The most important factors here are the best possible record of the actions carried out in previous years and the personal experience of the employees. In the preventive part, data from the "Computerized Maintenance Management System" (CMMS) is used for budget calculation in order to forecast maintenance tasks. And finally, the perfective part analyzes how to adapt equipment or processes to the company's specific needs in order to prevent damage or simplify maintenance tasks. These three areas converge in the Boom Maintenance Manager (BMM) and open up completely new possibilities in budget planning.
The advantages at a glance:
- Budget overview and planning support
- Composition of the budget and relevant key figures for a holistic view
- Controlling of actual costs after completion of the planning phase
- Effective communication with all relevant stakeholders
The maintenance manager thus has the possibility to overview and check the planned costs for the maintenance measures at the push of a button. This supports him in reasoning and arguing with the management when it comes to setting the maintenance budget for the coming year. "Previously, the maintenance manager had to rely on his gut feeling and hope for management's trust. With this tool, he can now argue any action - it's completely data-driven. There are studies that say six out of ten decisions in companies are made based on gut feeling. But if you ask the management level, most will say that they would rather have more data available to conscientiously make these decisions," says Kühnast-Benedikt.