Maintenance is generally divided into maintenance, inspection, repair and improvement. Maintenance is divided into preventive and corrective maintenance. Preventive maintenance serves to avoid or minimize failures (e.g. protective coatings, warning devices), while corrective maintenance involves accepting a failure of an object.
In this SoftGuide section, you will find an overview of software related to maintenance. Maintenance management solutions are also referred to as IPS (maintenance planning and control systems), maintenance software, or maintenance scheduler or CMMS (computerized maintenance management systems). Maintenance software helps you manage or administer the maintenance, inspection, repair, and improvement of machinery, equipment, devices, supplies, and building components. Maintenance planning software (CMMS software) is used for equipment maintenance and helps in legally compliant management of inspection intervals and monitoring of maintenance schedules. The software also supports modern maintenance strategies such as condition-based maintenance, reliability centered maintenance (RCM), risk based inspection (RBI) or total productive maintenance (TPM). It is often used in conjunction with production planning.