Work order and map integration can pave the way to efficiency for municipalities

Showing work orders on satellite maps can help municipal workers organize their tasks in the most efficient way possible.

Maintenance professionals in municipal settings face a unique challenge – distributed assets.

The Connected Enterprise in CMMS

Opinions by Edward Garibian, president of eRPortal Software Last month, I attended the Rockwell Automation Annual Partner Conference and like the conversations that took place at the Automation Fair held in Chicago this past Fall, there was a great deal of chatter around The Connected Enterprise. Where last Fall, attendees explored ways to achieve faster […]

Simplify inventory management through specific, detailed cycle counts

Streamlining manual processes is vital in warehouse settings.

Completing cycle counts to track inventories of items can be a huge burden in any industry, but modern inventory management tools are transforming everyday capabilities.

3 benefits of streamlining contractor work orders

Automated, digital processes make it easier to handle contractor interactions.

Most businesses work with contractors for one reason or another. The problem is that companies often end up with somewhat improvisational methods of documenting these interactions.”

Drivers on Deploying Asset Management Solutions – Moving from Excel and Paper to Forecasting Future Capital Investments

New england coastal

Observations by Edward Garibian, president of eRPortal Software Last week the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) held its annual conference in Boston, Mass. This three-day event provided an opportunity for professionals in the wastewater field to exchange knowledge and to learn about new technologies and processes that make wastewater management more effective and efficient. […]

CMMS: How to Justify the Buy

Maintenance teams often fall into costly and reactive repair cycles. But when a better tool for preventing emergency fixes requires an upfront investment, the buy can be hard to justify. The problem is, many decision makers may already see this department as a “cost center.” To turn this reputation around, supervisors need to know how […]

The Importance of the Production Value Chain Continues: Observations by Edward Garibian, president of eRPortal Software, Inc.

I recently attended Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair held in Chicago. Attendees explored how The Connected Enterprise can help their organizations achieve faster time to market, optimize assets, lower total cost of ownership, and improve enterprise risk. Attendees told me that the industry forums, user group meetings, hands-on labs, technical sessions, and demonstrations helped expand their […]

The Production Value Chain Includes Machine Maintenance & Operation: The Holy Grail of Industrial Automation

Q & A with Edward Garibian, president of eRPortal Software Group You recently attended Rockwell TechEd 2015, at which you had a chance to speak with many people in the industrial automation space. What is the number one issue keeping automation professionals up at night? Most of the input centered on streamlining connectivity between corporate […]

LEAN Operations in the Food Processing Industry


The supply of safe and plentiful food is essential to the well-being of a nation or community. Today, everyone – citizens, groups, suppliers, and politicians – increasingly immerse themselves in the food process. They scrutinize nutritional quality and content integrity, where food comes from, and how it is grown, processes, handled, and delivered.

Spring tips key for asset maintenance

Spring tips key for asset maintenance

The spring has finally arrived after a hard winter, but that doesn’t mean asset maintenance can wait.

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