Support sustainability in maintenance management: New Pirana CMMS system

Shire Systems outlines new and improved Key Performance Indicators Module and claims Pirana KPIs enables customers to move towards business objectives and sustainability goals.  

Measure it to manage it

CMMS reports and KPIs provide a measure, and a record, of the effectiveness, or not, of the continuous improvement programme. A KPI module will provide sophisticated measures such as Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) and PPM to Corrective Ratio; but the simple KPIs may be just as informative. Is the weekly total of work orders trending up or down? How about downtime on critical assets? Or the value of parts issued from stores?

Measures relating to the broader objectives can also form a part of the improvement programme. Energy and water usage, and possibly CO2 emissions, should be monitored, and waste minimised.

Optimising the maintenance process reduces business risk and has the potential to dramatically reduce production losses. It also keeps the auditors and regulators happy.

Comprehensive range of mobile solutions

Shire claims Pirana Mobile PRO is a simple, yet powerful set of mobile applications for use on or off-line.

With a mobile interface, maintenance teams’ productivity can be maximised. It’s easy to get started.  Simply set up users and devices and then your workforce is ready to process work orders on the move.  The cost reductions are instant, claims the firm, and significant savings on travel, admin, printing and phone call charges are possible.

Many traditional CMMS on the market can be hard to get to grips with and difficult to use out in the field.   Shire says Pirana eliminates such difficulty by presenting data in a manner that allows users to rapidly find the information they are seeking and to communicate in an effective, timely manner.

Pirana Mobile PRO works on a variety of devices. Depending on choice, budget and working environment Shire Systems can advise on or supply a range of devices including those that are ruggedised, drop tested, submersible, IP67, ATEX compliant, with integral barcode or RFID scanner.

Expert training and guidance

Designed and supplied by Shire Systems, the company also delivers a range of ‘hands-on’ training courses, as well as free ‘try-before-you-buy’ regional roadshows as well as a fully functional free software trial.

One size fits all

Pirana CMMS software is scalable and there are no hidden costs, according to the company with an interface that means it is possible to get started in minutes.

It delivers a full suite of products providing the functionality required by maintenance managers, including:

  • Asset, neter & task registers
  • Checklists & condition monitoring, (servicing and inspection)
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Work scheduling & requests
  • Stock, inventory & purchasing control
  • Costs & charges management (contractors)
  • Management KPIs & reporting
  • Supports sustainability goals: Optimise equipment lifecycle, analyse outsourcing requirements, minimise energy usage

Choice of set up

There is a choice of set up options:

  1. On-premise (installed on your own network)
  2. On-demand (cloud)
  3. Stand-alone (laptop, PC)

Pirana includes interfacing capabilities to and from other systems, in the form of web services.

FREE CMMS Roadshows

Shire has a regular schedule of free roadshows so that potential and existing customers can experience its solutions first hand and find out more about CMMS.

Some of the topics covered are:

  • How to setup & implement CMMS
  • New and upcoming products and productivity aids
  • Demonstration of Mobile solutions

2017 Shire CMMS Roadshow Dates:

  • Peterborough – 14 June
  • Manchester – 12 July
  • Cardiff – 20 September
  • Newcastle – 11 October
  • Mansfield – 7 November


Expert training and support

Shire says it has been producing maintenance management systems for over 32 years, meaning that its training team can deliver a truly insightful range of courses. Courses can be run at customer site or at Shire’s own modern training facilities.


Where to Buy
For all details including products, prices and a free trial go to Alternatively call 023 8022 4111.

See a full demonstration at Stand R865 at The Facilities Show, Excel, London, 22-24 June 2017.

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