You Really Need a Free Trial for a Validated CMMS – A Demo Isn’t Enough

Image showing a person considering which CMMS to get. There are many factors to consider and GxPReady Suite CMMS is a great option

Try out your software before committing all of your resources.

There are many challenges in setting up a CMMS system, some of which are covered in this article.  A significant issue relates to choosing the right software.  You’ve done your research, but there is only so much you can get from feature lists and short demonstrations.

Everyone knows that the best way to know if software will work for you is to try it.  If pre-test software you plan to use for your validated CMMS system yourself, on your own time, you can realize the following benefits.

  • See if the workflow works for you on your own terms.
  • Sort through what options there are to work around any issues you come across.
  • Determine which features of the software are useful for you and which will be a burden to maintain.
  • Find out if the balance between features and ease of use works for your situation.

Validating a CMMS system can be a significant investment, and if you get locked into a high-maintenance system, it can be a burden on your company to maintain.  Demonstrations are nice but there is no substitute for hands-on experience with the software to let you know if it will work for you.

CMMS software is not a one-size-fits-all product, and it is really hard to tell how it will work unless you try it out on your own.  We at GxPReady! encourage interested parties to try the software out if there is interest, and see if it fits their needs.  It is all about getting the software to fit your needs.  We know you need reliable software, and if you are looking at GxPReady! Suite, you probably need it to be validated and 21CFR11 compliant.  If you are a small to mid-sized company you probably also have a need for economy and flexibility.  What better way to find out if it will work for you than a free trial.  And, if you find that it works for you, you are already well on the way to final implementation of your validated CMMS.  Compare to other systems and see which is the best fit for your company.

Consider the following information you can get from a free trial:

  • Find out which features you really need and which will just add to your workload?
  • What is the data entry burden?
  • No software does everything.  Does this have enough flexibility for what I need now?
  • If my company grows and or I decide to change software, how can I make sure I’m not going to have to start over with my data?
  • I need to import data.  How do I do that?
  • How many human and other resources will I need to spend to maintain the software and the data within the software?
  • Do I need to coordinate with to maintain compliance of the software?
  • What are the real long term costs and commitments related to the software?
  • Do I have to integrate with non-validated systems?  How can I manage that?
  • Which reports are the most useful, and does it have what I need for day to day use?

Contact us for further information and we’d be happy to set up a free trial.  Of course, a demo is a good introduction, but there is no substitute for the “hands on” experience before you take the plunge!