Mechanic's Mate is a CMMS software package that maintains a computer database of information about an organization's maintenance operations. This information is intended to help maintenance workers do their jobs more effectively (for example, determining which storerooms contain the spare parts they need) and to help management make informed decisions (for example, calculating the cost of maintenance for each piece of equipment used by the organization, possibly leading to better allocation of resources). The information may also be useful when dealing with third parties; if, for example, an organization is involved in a liability case, the data in a CMMS database can serve as evidence that proper safety maintenance has been performed.
Work Orders: Scheduling jobs, assigning personnel, reserving materials, recording costs, and tracking relevant information such as the cause of the problem (if any), downtime involved (if any), and recommendations for future action
Preventive Maintenance (PM): Keeping track of PM inspections and jobs, including step-by-step instructions or check-lists, lists of materials required, and other pertinent details. Mechanic's Mate schedules PM jobs automatically based on schedules.
Asset Management: Recording data about equipment and property including specifications, spare parts, purchase date, expected lifetime, and anything else that might be of help to management or maintenance workers.
Inventory Control: Management of spare parts and tools, recording where parts are stored, determining when parts should be purchased, and taking inventory.
Safety: Management of documentation required for the processing of safety requirements. These safety requirements include lockout-tagout, confined space, PPE, and others.
Reporting: Mechanic's Mate produces status reports and documents giving details or summaries of maintenance activities.
Mechanic's Mate offers a web-based work request option and also a mobile Palm OS based option.