Fiix Software Case Studies Anaren Microwave Implements their manufacturing CMMS

Anaren Microwave Implements their manufacturing CMMS

Fiix Software
Equipment & Machinery
Discrete Manufacturing
Maintenance
Predictive Maintenance

Like many organizations, Anaren had a homegrown work order application that had basic asset management functionality. “It was menu driven, so quite cumbersome,” explained Bill, “reporting was limited and it still relied heavily on paper transactions and records. We looked at our business needs going forward and decided this was one area that could be modernized.” On launching the Manufacturing CMMS project, Bill, the business analyst of the company identified three major areas for improvement:

1. Improve efficiency by eliminating paper.

2. Improve the control of preventive maintenance. 

3. Improve inventory management.

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Anaren Microwave is a high-tech manufacturer and supplier of custom microwave and RF technology for various industries around the world including US space and defence.

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“We learned about Fiix from one of our subsidiaries, and when we tried it we liked it immediately,” recalls Bill. “We wanted an application that could work across all our facilities and Fiix seemed to fit all our requirements. Training staff was easy primarily due to the inline videos on each screen. I gave a class with a brief overview; we then watched the support videos followed by a Q&A session. It worked very well. The guys then went away and spent a few days experimenting with the new CMMS on their iPads.”

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Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
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[Data Management - Data Transparency]

"Any findings out of the ordinary recorded during the PMs are now logged into the system so they can be addressed quickly."

[Process Optimization - Predictive Maintenance]

“We’ve collected baseline data over the last six months so we can start identifying those areas that can be improved,” says Bill, be that more preventive maintenance.

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