by Brianna Crandall — August 5, 2019 — Fiix, a Toronto-based CMMS and asset management software provider, recently announced the launch of its Integration Hub, a comprehensive and open destination for operations integrations.
The maintenance and asset management industry is often marked by out-of-date systems and legacy software, which can lead to disconnected operations and information islands, points out Fiix. But with new Internet of Things (IoT) and predictive maintenance applications forcing organizations to be smarter and more connected, teams are looking for easy-to-use solutions to connect maintenance to the rest of the business.
The Fiix Integration Hub is touted as the only smart asset management solution that gives customers access to any integration from one central point. Fiix customers can now connect their computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to any enterprise system — from IoT sensors and assets to control systems and even enterprise applications like SAP, Oracle, and NetSuite — in order to collect and share data, automatically trigger work orders, and intelligently manage parts and supplies.
Specifically, the software can trigger work orders based on actual equipment utilization such as run hours, cycle counts, mileage, and more; or based on real-time equipment condition from sensors, such as vibration, temperature, pressure, lubrication and more. And two-way integration with popular ERP systems can be used to synchronize parts and materials (including availability and consumption), work orders, and assets.
Tim Ward, CIO of CraftMark Bakery, which uses the Integration Hub, remarked:
Since we operate a 24/7, highly automated facility, it’s crucial for our business and production systems to be in sync. The Fiix Integration Hub makes it simple to connect the Fiix CMMS to our core business systems to ensure that inventory and financial records are always up-to-date.
This new asset management solution will help stakeholders on maintenance and operations teams tap into advanced Industry 4.0 capabilities to dramatically improve asset performance, manage work, increase productivity, and make data-driven decisions — essential factors for businesses looking to modernize their operations and stay ahead of the curve in increasingly competitive global markets, notes Fiix.
James Novak, CEO of Fiix, stated:
This new Integration Hub is an absolute game changer for Fiix and our customers. We’ve always been focused on being the technology disruptor in this market — we were the first to truly see cloud as a strategic imperative, and now we’re the first to provide a comprehensive integration solution to our customers that will grow as their maintenance and operations programs get more sophisticated. Everything from generating work orders to tapping into IoT and predictive maintenance capabilities and even integrating with finance and HR software can all be easily accomplished through Fiix’s Integration Hub.
For more information about the Fiix Integration Hub, visit the company’s website. Fiix says it partners with users to give them the tools to evaluate, buy, implement, and integrate software, and start their reliability journey.