December 3, 2013

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Maintenance Assistant’s Purchasing Planning Technology will Re-shape the Industry Forever

Toronto, Ontario – Dec 3, 2013 – Maintenance Assistant Inc., a global leader in cloud-based CMMS software, announces the release of its groundbreaking purchase order module that helps customers effectively control the flow of consumable and repairable maintenance parts throughout their organization directly from their maintenance software. With many organizations using disparate systems to track maintenance activities and parts purchasing, the new purchase order module seamlessly integrates MRO spares reordering directly into the CMMS. “We had the benefit of looking at dozens of existing purchasing systems and feedback from hundreds of customers to come up with something significantly better”, says Marc Castel, CEO. “The new fully-integrated purchase order module helps streamline some of the most demanding workflows and dramatically simplifies the way organizations initiate, approve and accomplish parts re-ordering.”

Focus on Efficiency with new Planning-Board Technology

“The entire purchase order module has been reinvented from the inside out,” explained Bob Kandic, Chief Software Architect. “It was specifically designed to mirror a purchasing manager’s workflow and cut out all the in-efficiencies and frustrations associated with older systems.” “We’ve harnessed the best modern cloud architectures to build a compelling product which disrupts legacy systems,” said Daryl Sedgman, President. Our purchase planning board technology, originally developed for our core CMMS, has been re-provisioned to deliver the same powerful experience that MACMMS users have come to expect. Parts that have breached their minimum levels, or that are ordered by technicians on-the-fly for breakdown maintenance immediately appear on the Purchase Planning Board for review. The purchasing manager can then pick and choose items by priority or criticality and match them to suppliers offering the best price, speed of delivery or highest quality with a single click and quickly move them through the approval and order process. Maintenance Assistant’s simplified purchase request system and flexible workflow make its planning-board approach incredibly efficient and capable of meeting even the most demanding business needs.

“Maintenance Assistant continues to disrupt the industry with simple and intuitive CMMS software,” explained Daryl Sedgman, President. “The new module demonstrates Maintenance Assistant’s continued commitment to innovation and rapid product development. We’re dedicated to delivering an outstanding overall user experience while moving the industry forward, and the new purchase order module reinforces that philosophy.” The purchase order module integrates seamlessly with MA SourceTM, letting you automatically populate an equipment or parts database by gathering information directly from industry leading MRO part’s suppliers. “This functionality will also become part of a suite of patent pending features, to be released in 2014, that will enable businesses to collaborate with each other in new and productive ways that will re-shape the industry forever,” explained Marc Castel, CEO.

“Initial feedback from our beta customers has been extremely positive,” said Greg Arbour, Senior Customer Success Manager. “Simple purchasing within the product will be a great addition to our CMMS, and will really help our maintenance team to purchase and track items and equipment efficiently and effectively,” raved Jeremy Neale, BLM. The new purchase order module comes standard, at no additional cost with the enterprise and global packages. The Maintenance Assistant customer success team will be conducting tours of the new purchase order module in free workshops throughout the week.

About Maintenance Assistant CMMS software:

Maintenance Assistant CMMS is an essential operational and management tool for managing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of assets such as buildings, manufacturing plants and equipment. “Our mission is to be the cloud-based Maintenance Software of choice by focusing on product excellence, an outstanding customer experience and an easy-to-understand low monthly price,” said Marc Castel, CEO. Maintenance Assistant helps companies drive down the cost of maintenance, work smarter and save money by helping to increase asset life, prevent equipment failure, track maintenance costs, improve productivity, reduce equipment downtime, and lower the total cost of ownership of equipment, while at the same time improving legal, regulatory and audit compliance.

Since its launch in 2006, Maintenance Assistant CMMS has been deployed in over 150 countries and in more than 30 languages. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing, multi-tenant Maintenance Software solutions, providing a modern CMMS / EAM experience to thousands of customers around the world. For more information please see

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