Digital Asset Integration Series

Catch up on the latest in the YouTube series delving into key features of Digital Asset Integration solutions.

Firstly, we introduce Accruent’s cloud-based Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions, Maintenance Connection, which optimizes your asset maintenance processes through proactive maintenance. 

This comprehensive multi-site CMMS allows project teams to streamline maintenance processes by moving to proactive maintenance management, reducing downtime and lowering maintenance costs.

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Maintenance Connection saves time by giving you access to the right information when and where you need it. Improve the utilization of your most important asset: your maintenance technicians. Using Maintenance Connection’s mobile solution, MC Express, maintenance teams can avoid extra trips back to the office and eliminate the need for printouts. Maintenance teams can use mobile devices to manage work orders and call up relevant asset documentation, increasing productivity and speeding time to repair. They are able to build an asset and work order histories that provide insight to help improve performance.

Watch the first video in this series on Digital Asset Integration Solutions which focuses on the “work order” feature within our chosen Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) – Maintenance Connection, on-premise and mobile app.

David Gawley, a member of the digital and asset integration team here at Pentagon Solutions, demonstrates moving between the desktop version to the onsite mobile app to manage a work order seamlessly.

In the second video of the Digital Asset Integration Series, let’s take a look at adding an asset in Maintenance Connection – the leading CMMS and EAM Solution from Accruent. We’ll look at some asset documentation how we add in preventive maintenance information, and finally how we access this through a mobile device. 


In this short video, we’re going to have a look at searching for documents in an engineering document management system, via metadata and content within the document. We’re going to use Accruent’s Document Management System – Meridian. The interface we’re going to have a look at is the Meridian power web client and it’s typical of what a facility owners’ environment will look like because it’ll have thousands of documents and records from models, drawings, PDFs, images and work orders. Meridian manages all these documents with change management workflows, and revisions, and even integrates with the likes of asset management systems, to name a few features. 

In this video, we’re going to have a look at hotspots in Accruent’s Meridian: a document management system or common data environment. A hotspot essentially makes a connection between different documents without opening the file up. So we will be using the Power User Desktop Client to create a hotspot that will make connections in the viewer to other documents.


Though the terms CMMS and EAM are often used interchangeably – and many CMMS systems like Maintenance Connection offer EAM-level features and capabilities, there are some key distinctions between CMMS and EAM systems to keep In mind. Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), on one hand, were created primarily to manage assets during the operational part of the asset lifecycle. EAM systems, on the other hand, were created to provide more comprehensive facility management from acquisition to disposal. This wider scope of functionality makes an EAM a more robust tool as it includes functionalities – like labour management and vendor management – that you won’t find in a traditional CMMS. With Maintenance Connection, you get the best of both worlds!

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