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Mobile vs Paper: Good Data Fuels Your Maintenance Engine

A comparison of typical work processes in both mobile and paper.

Data from paper instead of mobile is like pouring water into your car’s fuel tank

Water in an engine can rob it of performance and cause damage if not rectified. Now let’s think of the equivalent in terms of your maintenance system. Your CMMS/EAM is the data engine for your maintenance operations and the single source of truth for maintenance information. How well will that engine perform if you fuel it with watered down data?

Mobile vs. paper: Paper data sources, including work orders, will lead to more frequent errors than with a mobile solution.

Paper data sources, including work orders, will lead to more frequent errors than with a mobile solution.

The water in this instance comes from the inaccurate, incomplete, and in some cases untimely work results entered into your CMMS/EAM from paper-based work orders. Add to that the lost paper orders, and work requests which go unrecorded, and your “fuel” could become very diluted.

For now, let us contemplate a comparison of paper and mobile processes for maintenance and repair work execution. We need to make some basic assumptions about your maintenance operations to get started.

First, we assume your company is using a CMMS/EAM system. Your organization has made a significant investment in this solution and understands the immediate and long term value of maintenance execution information for reliability, process improvement, and decision making purposes.

Second, your maintenance team uses paper work orders today which are printed, distributed, assigned, completed, collected, entered into your CMMS/EAM, and then filed and stored per company policy. 

Finally, your company is constantly striving to improve maintenance practices, reduce downtime, eliminate errors, and ultimately reduce costs. These are common goals among most maintenance organizations, irrespective of industry, or function (i.e., it’s of interest to asset management, field service, facilities maintenance, etc.).

A comparison of typical work processes in both mobile and paper.

A comparison of typical work processes in both mobile and paper. As you can see, mobile processes typically reduce the number of steps. This reduces both costs and the chances for errors to be introduced.

The example above shows a comparison of typical work processes. Your process, mobile or paper, may have fewer steps, or additional steps, based upon the way your company operates.

The point to be stressed is that mobile work management generally reduces the number of steps, the number of people handling work orders, processing time, and therefore reduces costs.

However, the benefits of mobile over paper extend well beyond just process and costs. Mobile, if properly implemented, can be transformative for the maintenance team. Some of the advantages are obvious and others require more thought.

Let’s start by asking the question: Who does mobile work management serve?  The answer is, the workers first, supervisors and managers second, and finally the maintenance organization as a whole. Remember this if you decide to embark upon a mobile solution.

The mobile application must be built to make the job of conducting and recording maintenance work as easy as possible. This will help to ensure that workers will actually use the application. For more information on this, please see Fogg Behavior Model. Beyond being easy to use, the solution should provide additional value in order to achieve the desired behavior by the worker.

Paper Vs. Mobile: Value to the Maintenance Worker

Mobile isn’t valuable unless it offers significant worker benefits over the paper process. Asset data look up including failure/work history or adding and viewing of photos, meter readings, manuals, drawings, signatures, other attachments, and parts can all be done quickly and easily from a mobile application without wading through a stack of paper.

The work order completion process itself becomes a guided experience to assist new users and a quick predictable process for seasoned maintenance workers. Workers can change the status of work orders, notifying schedulers and supervisors, of conditions which restrict work completion, i.e., asset in use, parts, tools, or special equipment not available, etc.

Bar codes can be scanned to note start and completion time, parts used on work orders, or to record inspection points. Test equipment can be directly connected to the mobile device so that reading are recorded without manual entry.

Value to the Supervisor and Manager

With paper orders, maintenance supervisors and managers can’t see what is happening during a given shift until work results are recorded. To solve this, you can either have workers report job status by radio or phone, have them enter each order as completed, or enter results at points during the shift. All of these methods take time that could be better spent on executing work orders.

With mobile, ALL work execution information is reported when the mobile order is completed and may be available immediately, depending upon network connectivity. Additionally, work order assignment can be displayed by priority sequence, requiring supervisor approval to work them out of sequence.

Completing work orders, at the work site, contributes to more accurate and complete work results.  The mobile workflow requires certain fields to be completed and can provide drop down lists for critical data requirements such as problem, cause and resolution codes. Field editing rules assure that the right data goes into the right fields to satisfy the completion requirements.

Work orders can be pushed out to workers’ mobile devices, eliminating the need to return to an office to pick up new work. Work requests from the field can be easily captured and either completed or sent to supervisors for future assignment. The point here is to capture more work rather than making repairs without documentation, waiting for the paperwork to be produced, or adding the time and materials to an existing work order.

Value to the Organization

For the organization as a whole, mobile provides a more efficient, lower cost process. Paper usage is greatly reduced, helping to meet “green” initiatives. Data quality depth and quality are greatly improved which support better reliability program data.

Costly calculation errors are reduced or eliminated, and workers spend more time at the assets rather than sitting down in an office to enter work results.

Productivity increases, the organization has a better picture of worker performance, and can compare individual or craft performance for training purposes.

So Why Not Mobile?

For many, like me, the drawbacks of paper work orders seem obvious. With that said, why are so many maintenance teams still using paper for work execution?  Some reasons I have heard include:

“Our environment is too harsh for mobile” – I doubt that. Yes, some environments are harsh due to chemicals, temperature, processes, weather, etc. However, if humans can work there, you can likely find a device which will survive in your environment.

“It’s a matter of cost and ROI” – It always is! VIZIYA has an expanded business case paper and ROI calculator which can assist you in creating a custom business case for a mobile solution. Contact us if you want help building your business case. You can also read our white paper “Building a Business Case for Mobile – Managing Mobile Work Orders” for more information.

“Management won’t support the project” – This usually speaks to ROI, cited above, or not effectively conveying the benefits for the organization to management. Again, VIZIYA can assist you with presentation materials to build a compelling case for Mobile.

“We deployed a mobile solution before, and it failed” – The question is, why did it fail? Beyond that, what steps were taken to overcome the issues with the solution? You need clear objectives for the project, an assessment of current technology, involvement from maintenance workers, supervisors, mangers, IT and others to ensure a successful project and user acceptance.

“Our techs don’t seem to want it” – Talk to as many workers as possible and get their candid input. Are their concerns justified? Make sure they understand what the benefits are for them, before explaining the benefits for the company. It’s usually easier to get people to back something if it appeals to their own interests.

No matter how robust your engine is, it will not run properly if you insist on pouring water in the gas tank. Replacing an inefficient paper process with an efficient mobile solution will help ensure that your engine keeps humming along.

For more information on how VIZIYA can help you fuel your maintenance processes, please get in touch with us here.

New Cloud, STO products in the spotlight at VIZIYA APAC User Group 2019

VIZIYA APAC User Group 2019

VIZIYA’s APAC User Group 2019 also showcased site snapshots, best practice tips

Held in Brisbane, Australia from November 19 to 20, this event offered attendees unbeatable networking opportunities with other maintenance professionals, asset management experts, and VIZIYA executives.

VIZIYA APAC User Group 2019

The VIZIYA APAC User Group 2019 was a smash success, doubling the attendance of last year’s event.


The VIZIYA APAC User Group has just concluded another successful event. Launched in 2018, the annual event brings together planners, schedulers, reliability specialists, and other maintenance stakeholders for two days of top-notch workshops, product training and roadmaps, and “big picture” discussions about the present and future state of maintenance.

The VIZIYA APAC User Group puts the focus on hands-on education, giving attendees tips and techniques they can put into practice right away. The goal is to ensure that delegates come away with stronger product knowledge and actionable information they can use to drive performance improvements.

There’s no question that the event has proved popular with VIZIYA’s customers. Attendance at this year’s event was double that seen in 2018, and there are signs that it will continue to grow in coming years. 

The first day of the 2019 User Group kicked off with a short address by Ben Cronin, Regional Director for VIZIYA APAC. Cronin stayed at the podium for VIZIYA 2020, a presentation highlighting the company’s activities in 2019 and its roadmap for the next year.  

Paul Lupinacci, VP of Development & Services at VIZIYA, was next to take the stage. Lupinacci detailed recent releases and key updates, upcoming product features and overall strategies for VIZIYA’s entire WorkAlign Suite.

Site Snapshots

Also included in the morning session were two “Site Snapshots.” During these sessions, WorkAlign users provided profiles of their operations and shared relevant projects, challenges, and advice with fellow users.

Each of the sites attending the event prepared one of these snapshots. It also provided the presenters an opportunity to leverage the combined experience of everyone in the room by bringing their “burning questions” to the group, whether that was a question about software, processes, or human resources. This encouraged fantastic collaboration on solutions, with advice based on the diversity of skills and capabilities in the room.

“Feedback on this has been consistently, overwhelmingly positive,” says Nina Owen, APAC Marketing for VIZIYA. “Users were delighted to discover that they shared the same problems as others in the room – and to have the opportunity to discover ways others had addressed these issues.”

The morning session also included Pieter Els, Director of Oracle’s Cloud Application Development, discussing Oracle’s strategy for asset and maintenance management, as well as a session on WorkAlign Scheduler best practice tips, led by Paul Lupinacci and Vikesh Dayaram, VIZIYA’s Technical Director for the APAC Region.

Rounding out the morning session was a presentation on the Asset Management Review Process. Presented by Asset Performance Solutions (APS), it showed attendees what a good review process entails, and how it can assist with prioritization, alignment of systems and process, and continuous improvement initiatives.

Mobile Best Practice

The afternoon session included several more Site Snapshots, as well as Going Mobile – Best Practice Tips & Utilisation, which looked at the massive efficiencies that can be gained in the maintenance workflow by using a mobile interface, and Collaboration Session: One Scheduler from VIZIYA, where attendees discussed the VIZIYA vision for One Scheduler: a set of software tools that seamlessly integrate systems and people to optimize asset management processes from end-to-end.

Also included was a presentation dedicated to an upcoming new product from VIZIYA: WorkAlign STO. Presented by Paul Lupinacci, the discussion centred around the capabilities of the new product to plan and execute facility shutdowns, offering unrivalled visibility and control. WorkAlign STO proved to be a hot topic for discussion throughout the remainder of the event.

The first day of the event wrapped with a special conference dinner at Wunderbar.

Announcing WorkAlign Cloud

The second day of the VIZIYA APAC User Group kicked off with the announcement of another new product: WorkAlign Cloud. WorkAlign Cloud offers seamless functionality (as opposed to applications) to optimize the entire asset management and maintenance workflow. The presentation also presented information on the built-in community that is part of the product, allowing users to meet, collaborate, and share best practices.

Vikesh Dayaram then stepped up to the podium for Preparing Your S4 Hana Upgrade: What to Consider. Dayaram led attendees through a checklist of items critical to preparing for S4, including technical, resource, and business factors.

The day also included two sessions dedicated to best practice tips for three of VIZIYA’s products: WorkAlign Analytics, WorkAlign Maintenance Budgeting, and WorkAlign Warranty Tracker.

Attendees were given a quick course on how the inbuilt KPIs in WorkAlign Analytics can be configured to improve decision-making and performance management. Paul Lupinacci covered the Budgeting and Warranty sections, demonstrating how Zero-Based Budgeting practice can assist with improved cost management and forecasting, and how an effective Warranty Claims toolkit can gain returns of up to 5% on maintenance spend.

In the same vein, users also had the opportunity to see the exciting new enhancements to the Budgeting application that VIZIYA is current developing with South32, and the brand-new Warranty management features currently being implemented at integrated energy and chemical company SASOL.

Finally, attendees were given an inside view of WorkAlign Customer Support and the VIZION development group. During these sessions, users discovered how items are prioritized for the product roadmap, and how to have their own enhancement requests logged and escalated.

For more information, and to make sure you’re in attendance at the 2020 VIZIYA APAC User Group, contact us or follow us on LinkedIn.

7 Maintenance Initiatives That Can Improve Your Organization’s Success

Maintenance Initiatives

Maintenance Initiatives

Success is the goal of every company, but how do you ensure consistent success? Oftentimes companies will fall victim to the “set it and forget it” mentality with their ERP system, supporting software, data, processes and employee training. This is often an unrecognized enemy of success. Companies will focus on high level and financial success indicators, but skip the specifics. When the details are overlooked, you miss the opportunity to enhance your success with smaller scale but impactful maintenance initiatives.

Here are 7 Maintenance Initiatives your company may be overlooking that can increase your overall success:

1. Review, document and align your business processes to best practices.

The longer it has been since you implemented your eAM system, the greater the likelihood that your company’s business process have diverged from what was implemented. Lack of process monitoring pretty much ensures tribal knowledge has taken on a life of its own.

2. Validate your data.

Over time data can get stale. Work Orders and Purchase Orders may be open that should be closed. MRO Item Min-max Planning values may no longer be valid. Stock balance minimums may exist for obsolete equipment. The Asset Hierarchy in the system may no longer reflect the equipment installed.

3. Enhance your data.

Item Categorization may provide insights that are not readily apparent. Update work order priority codes to support Scheduling Strategies. Implementing Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA) may reduce MRO item costs. Creation of non-stock Items for frequently purchased items may introduce the opportunity to use BPA’s effectively for procured items and services.

4. Upgrade your Enterprise Software.

Improved software features may allow your company to implement more efficient business processes.

5. Establish Key Process Indicators (KPI’s).

Easily measurable KPIs provide insights into the health of the business.

6. Retrain your workforce.

Aligned business processes, supported by better data and upgraded enterprise software, may make it worthwhile to retrain the labor force. Training the workforce on how management is going to use KPI’s will reinforce desired behaviors.

7. Include everyone.

Involve management and your workforce in all tasks to gain a diverse perspective and generally better results.

The details can make all the difference in your companies success. For more tips on improving your company’s success, check out our webcast “Conquering the Low Hanging Fruit of your CMMS

2019 VIZIYA Maintenance Summit Highlights

Viziya MSUG 2019 lanyards.

Product workshops, best practices, & peer-to-peer tips among the benefits at the VIZIYA Maintenance Summit & User Group 2019

Viziya MSUG 2019 Highlights


There are many reasons to visit the historic city of Nashville, but the hundred-plus people who crowded into the Hutton Hotel for the VIZIYA Maintenance Summit & User Group had just one thing on their mind: maintenance.

Designed as “the show maintenance deserves,” the VIZIYA Maintenance Summit & User Group (MSUG) presented a full week of asset management best practices, user presentations, product training, engaging workshops, and much more.

There’s seems no question that the event was a success, judging by the energy among the attendees during the show. Feedback on VIZIYA’s post-show survey supports this, with attendees in general rating the VIZIYA MSUG 2019 a 4.6 out of 5.

More telling than the overall rating, 100% of survey respondents indicated that they would recommend the VIZIYA MSUG 2019 to a friend or colleague. This is an amazing endorsement of the value of the VIZIYA Maintenance Summit & User Group.

“I’ve actually already begun talking to local colleagues from other companies about the tool, and how they could benefit from it along with [attending] the Summit”, wrote one survey respondent.

Networking with industry peers was one of the greatest benefits of the event, judging by comments both in our survey and during the show itself. Part of the power of an event designed solely for maintenance is that it brings together some of the top minds from around the world.

These networking sessions, both formal and informal, gave attendees the chance to look at old problems with fresh eyes. Established best practices in one industry may be totally unknown in another. The VIZIYA MSUG 2019 gave the top maintenance professionals from across numerous sectors the chance to come together and pool their knowledge.

Not all of the networking was between different industries. In fact, some attendees welcomed the opportunity to finally meet their peers from other sites within the same company.

“Some of VIZIYA’s customers are among the biggest companies in the world, often operating multiple sites even within the same country,” says Wes Holmes, Vice President – Oracle Services for VIZIYA. Holmes was at the VIZIYA Maintenance Summit presenting on Oracle Maintenance Cloud and Cloud Readiness. “I got to talking to representatives of one our clients at one point, and they mentioned that the [Maintenance] Summit had been a great opportunity to get to know some of the people that work at their company’s other sites. They were in the same profession, working for the same company, but hadn’t had a chance to meet before this.”

Viziya Maintenance Summit Reception


An Overview of the VIZIYA MSUG 2019

The VIZIYA MSUG 2019 took place over five days, from Monday, November 4 to Friday, November 8.


Monday got off to a roaring start with full-day sessions dedicated to specialized education on some of VIZIYA’s products and Oracle eAM Release 12.2.8. The afternoon session was dedicated to updates from Oracle on the E-Business Suite eAM Customer Advisory Board as well as a workshop that provided a quick overview of the latest enhancements to Oracle Maintenance Cloud.

The first day of the VIZIYA Maintenance Summit concluded with a Welcome Reception hosted at the Hutton Hotel. With live music and tasty appetizers, it was great to see such camaraderie amongst the attendees at the VIZIYA Summit.

Viziya MSUG 2019 Reception



The action continued on Tuesday with the opening of the official trade show and the first of two keynote speakers. First Sergeant Matt Eversmann (Ret.) kept the crowd entertained with stories about his extensive military career and got them thinking at the same time with his system of FUSION leadership.

In addition to VIZIYA-focused workshops, Tuesday included a variety of presentations from VIZIYA’s partners. Available sessions included Oracle Maintenance Vision by Jeff Plachta of Oracle, Organize for Success and Maintenance Psychology 101, by Joe Park of Park Reliability, developmental roadmaps for both Oracle and VIZIYA, Leon Claassen of Sasol discussing Planning and Scheduling in a Highly Complex Environment, and much more.

Lee Vinsel of The Maintainers capped off the second day of the VIZIYA MSUG 2019 with the final keynote address. Vinsel’s presentation focused on the value of maintenance to our society and how often these contributions go unnoticed.

Tuesday wrapped up with Maintenance in the Music City. Hosted at the Analog Room, the evening presented a great chance to network with peers while listening to professional live music … as well as being subjected to a performance by Broken Sprockets, VIZIYA’s house band. This was a night to remember, with Broken Sprockets shirts being thrown to the crowd, and some lucky winners announced for the raffle!


The trade show portion of the VIZIYA MSUG 2019 continued on Wednesday. Included on the third day of the event were Tips & Tricks for Maintenance Cloud by TJ Kukla of Oracle, The Journey to Reliability Begins with the Right Maintenance by Jeff Shiver of People & Processes, and a look at how to adopt Master Data best practices by Spencer Brown of Logic Point.

Just before the lunch break, a short session drew back the curtain on VIZIYA’s latest offering: VIZIYA WorkAlign Cloud. This next-generation solution was designed from the ground-up to enhance each stage of the maintenance workflow: identify, plan, schedule, execute, complete, and analyze. In essence, it combines VIZIYA’s on-premise solutions into one robust package meant to be accessed via the cloud.

The afternoon was given over to panel discussions, including the Oracle Maintenance Customer Panel and an Executive Panel looking at Digitalization, Cloud, Industry 4.0, and the Future of Maintenance.

The evening event on Wednesday started with a lavish dinner at Rodizio Grill, an all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse on Broadway. After a bus ride to the restaurant, attendees were welcomed with open arms and treated to a delicious, and filling, meal. 

Viziya MSUG 2019 at Rodizio



Thursday gave attendees the option to choose from three full-day sessions: a workshop focusing on Oracle Cloud, a full-length workshop digging into VIZIYA’s WorkAlign Analytics, and a double-barreled presentation by Jeff Shiver of People and Processes.

Shiver’s interactive sessions were It’s Not Rocket Science but It Feels Like It – Planning and Scheduling Best Practices and Implementing RCM Concepts for Guaranteed Reliability Improvement. 

Attendees closed out Thursday on Broadway, with the final networking session of the week – Boot Scootin’ Boogie kicked at Buffalo’s Nashville for dinner.


Friday was also dedicated to full-day workshops, with attendees having a choice of three. The VIZIYA Scheduler Product and Mobile Product Workshops were designed to give attendees the ability to use WorkAlign Scheduler and WorkAlign Mobile to their fullest potential.

Joe Park of Park Reliability returned to the stage to deliver the third workshop on Preventive Maintenance Optimization. Park took a 6S approach to optimizing preventive maintenance work orders. Attendees were given a thorough explanation of the 6S steps (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Safety, Standardize, and Sustain) before Park shared a case study highlighting how the techniques learned could be put into practice.

Planning is already underway for the 2020 VIZIYA Maintenance Summit & User Group. Stay in the look by following VIZIYA on LinkedIn or contact us here.

WorkAlign Cloud integration with the entire maintenance workflow

WorkAlign Cloud Integration

VIZIYA’s integrated maintenance cloud solution focuses on best practices and community

The maintenance organizations that rely on VIZIYA’s WorkAlign® Suite are some of the largest in the world. They use our products because they know our solutions can help them through every stage of the maintenance workflow. Every product in the WorkAlign suite integrates seamlessly with your ERP and with each other. Now we’re taking that to the next level with the upcoming launch of the VIZIYA WorkAlign Cloud integration.

WorkAlign Cloud Integration

WorkAlign® Cloud from VIZIYA gives you access to world-class solutions and a community of like-minded maintenance professionals.


We can sum up the real power of WorkAlign Cloud in just two words: integration and community. The solution also offers everything you would expect from a cloud solution, including lowered IT costs, no costly deployments, and no need for hardware or software upgrades.

Those really are the basics of any cloud-based solution. It’s the integration and community that make VIZIYA WorkAlign® Cloud stand out.

The integration of VIZIYA’s world-class software solutions into WorkAlign® Cloud offers tremendous advantages to maintenance and reliability professionals. Data has been widely acknowledged as a precious resource, and WorkAlign® Cloud will give you the power to access, manage, and use this data to improve and streamline your maintenance processes across the board.

The capabilities of the WorkAlign Cloud integration are impressive, as it draws together VIZIYA’s solutions into one package. The modules include Planning & Scheduling, Work Execution, Inventory Optimization, Budgeting, Warranty, and IoT, AI & Machine Learning.

This integration unlocks abilities that would have seemed impossible to a prior generation.The time taken to master the integrated cloud solution will be minor compared to what the product can do.

Users who have worked with VIZIYA software will see a screen that looks very familiar. We know maintenance professionals are very busy, so we’ve done everything we can to ensure that our customers will need minimal training. With that said, there will be a small learning curve because WorkAlign Cloud has new capabilities.

Scheduling & Planning

A major advantage of the WorkAlign Cloud integration is the program’s ability to truly define your maintenance schedule. At VIZIYA, we know Planning and Scheduling is More than Changing Dates, and WorkAlign Scheduler was built with an asset-centric approach designed to make sure resources are deployed effectively.

However, getting a true snapshot of your schedule and maintenance data required WorkAlign Analytics, itself an immensely powerful solution. WorkAlign Cloud’s Scheduling & Planning module combines them, allowing you to adopt a truly asset-centric approach to your scheduling, planning, and data analysis.

Work Execution

The Work Execution module will integrate a complete mobile solution. Technicians can take their work with them and spend more time on vital maintenance tasks without being tied down to a workstation.

As Doc Palmer famously noted in his Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, the absolute maximum amount of wrench time in an 8-hour workday is between 6.5 and 7 hours. This is an ideal, but it’s not reality for many organizations. Work Execution will help your craftspeople to get closer to that ideal by ensuring they can receive work orders, update inventory, and access standard operating procedures while in the field.

Inventory Optimization

Inventory Optimization will connect your maintenance department with your storerooms. It will also integrate with the other parts of WorkAlign Cloud. This means your inventory will always be integrated with your planning and scheduling, but it goes even further.

Integration with the other modules means craftspeople will be able to check storerooms remotely using Work Execution, sign out materials, and enter new materials into inventory through barcode scanning. Naturally, inventory updates will be reflected in the Budgeting and Warranty modules as well.


Budgeting will also benefit from this intense integration. WorkAlign Maintenance Budgeting has always allowed you to manage and control the cost of maintenance, not just predict what you’re going to spend, and access real-time views of predicted work orders and historic trends.

Integration will push this even further, by updating and altering the budget as needed to fit current conditions.


Warranty will boost your bottom line, period. A successful warranty claim is one of the easiest ways to recoup dollars invested in assets and materials. The challenge has always been in managing all those warranties and making sure claims are submitted properly. Faced with this daunting effort, many organizations simply don’t bother.

The Warranty module in WorkAlign Cloud will reduce this Herculean task to an occasional mouse click. Tracking is automatic, and the solution will track submitted claims for you until they’re paid out. It really is one of the easiest ways to save your department money.

IoT, AI & Machine Learning

Finally, we come to IoT, AI & Machine Learning. This module will connect your sensor data to the rest of the system, giving you powerful insight into your assets and allowing you to move to a predictive maintenance model. However, this just scratches the surface of what this module will be able to do for you.

Advanced scheduling and inventory algorithms, coupled with innovative advanced learning systems, are really what take this module to the next level. The highly advanced technology in this module means the entire solution becomes more suited to your organization.


We’re enormously proud of the technical expertise and maintenance focus that our team brought to bear in designing and integrating WorkAlign® Cloud. However, we’re just as proud of a brand-new capability that will put the focus on people.

WorkAlign Cloud will give you access to the WorkAlign Maintenance Cloud Community, a place for maintenance professionals to connect and share knowledge.

We all have something we can teach, and we all have something we can learn. The WorkAlign® Maintenance Cloud Community will give us a place to do just that.

You will be able to share your own experiences and qualifications with other maintenance professionals, as well as exclusive access to premium content you won’t find anywhere else, including training materials, how-to guides, and much more.

Please visit here for more information, or contact a VIZIYA rep and see how we can help you start your cloud journey!

Downtime Reduction Savings Calculator

Downtime Reduction Savings Calculator

How much could you save by reducing downtime events?

The Downtime Reduction Savings Calculator from VIZIYA gives you a clear answer to how much can be saved by reducing the number of downtime events on your physical assets. You can easily calculate how much downtime events cost by using your own historical data on the average minutes per downtime event and the cost per minute to production when the asset is not running.

You can then expand the answers by inputting the number of downtime events per year, and easily show how much money could have been saved if preventive maintenance had been used to keep the asset up and running.


Note that all of VIZIYA’s calculators are provided for general illustrative and informational purposes only. They are not intended to replace maintenance analytics tools or software and should not be used as such. These calculators are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations under any circumstances and they may not cover aspects of your particular situation. VIZIYA does not retain any of the data entered into any of the calculators.