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Fiix is relentlessly committed to sustainability and part of that involves looking after our carbon footprint. For the past 5 years, we have measured and offset our scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, which is a fancy way of saying ALL OF IT.Typically, scope 3 accounts for majority of emissions, which is the case at Fiix (see air travel and data servers). So when you see climate goals and commitments from organizations, it’s important to ask about scope 3 — THAT is where the impact lies. Below is a chart highlighting the composition of our carbon footprint in 2019 and 2020 — and how our emissions have decreased for the first time in five years!! COVID’s restriction on travel had a positive impact on our footprint, which we are hoping to maintain moving forward. Needless to say, when you work with Fiix, you are working with a carbon neutral organization!
This week, we're shining the spotlight on Isabel, Account Executive, who grew up in the US but has now acquired the Canadian “I’m sorry”.❓ What made you decide to work at Fiix? What has been the highlight or your most proud moment since starting at Fiix? ✨ I decided to work at Fiix because it aligned with my values personally and professionally. I love how much opportunity there is in the market for Fiix and the value this brings to our customers. The company being a B-corp was also amazing for me.❓ What motivates or drives you?✨ I am driven by the new world for women in the workplace. It wasn't too long ago when women were defined by their role at home or for the family. It limited the career options and pay we could get. We have a new generation of people now coming into the workplace and I believe the actions of everyone help create a world where gender/race doesn't matter. No one can do it alone so I gear my actions and career to help create that equality.❓ Tell us something fun t
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This week, we're shining the spotlight on Phillipe Barbosa, Senior Software Developer and loving Dad.❓ What's your favourite memory or experience you've had since joining Fiix?✨ My first week at Fiix is definitely one of my favourite memories... The people were so friendly, so nice to me that I was almost shocked. After that week, I was sure that I made the right choice joining Fiix.❓ What made you decide to work at Fiix?✨ I received a message from Tham asking if I was opened to new opportunities. When I checked the Glassdoor score for Fiix and saw where the office was, I realized that it would be a great opportunity for me and my family. In the end, I really enjoyed the culture of the company. It was maybe one of the first times I had contact with a company that looked at me not just as a resource, but as a human being.❓ Tell us something fun that you do in your spare time or something interesting no one knows about you.✨ Now that I have a daughter and I don't have a family in Canada,
Rockwell Automation shooting for high carbon neutrality goals across manufacturing facilities by 2030
Allie Schwertner, industry sales engineer and leader for sustainability and energy at Rockwell Automation, discusses how the company fits into the microgrid industry as it shoots for carbon neutrality across its manufacturing facilities by 2030. Are you one of the many businesses in the industrial space that are seeing the growing costs associated with power outages and are putting a bigger focus on energy resiliency? Tell us about it in the comments below 👇 Read the full article by Microgrid Knowledge here → About Microgrid Knowledge“Microgrid Knowledge leads the way providing news on microgrids and distributed energy resources. Our audience includes energy businesses, organizations and policymakers, along with customers who use microgrids and distributed energy — or are considering doing so. Visit our site to read original content about markets, policies, trends and technologies in this fast-growing energy arena.” After you watch Allie’s interview, why not jump over here and join o
This week, we're shining the spotlight on Lily Li, Account Executive, who cares about making a positive social impact and motivating other women in traditionally male-dominated fields. ❓ What made you decide to work at Fiix?✨ A combination of things: I wanted to be part of a rapid-growth company that would also have a positive social impact within the community that it serves. When I found out that Fiix was a B Corp, instantly I knew that I wanted to get to know Fiix a bit more!❓ What motivates or drives you?✨ I'm motivated to be a trailblazer for women in the workplace, especially in roles and markets that are traditionally male-dominated. I've been fortunate enough to have some amazing mentors (both men & women) who have guided me throughout my career so far to be unapologetically me. I love the energy that being on a team brings -- when everyone is working towards the same North Star 🌟. ❓ Tell us something fun that you do in your spare time or something interesting no one knows
This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Leo Tang, DevOps Engineer. He is a give-me-a-coffee-in-the-morning-so-I-can-get-stuff-done person ☕️, that loves summer ☀ and longs to get a furry friend 🐶🦴, but will settle for the Fiix-dogs Slack channel for now (where Fiix employees share pictures of their best friends).❓ What was your "I need to work at Fiix" moment? ✨ I met the Fiix product team at an offsite event shortly before I started. I asked the question "Is a hotdog a sandwich?" 🌭 and a few of us got into a very lengthy well thought out debate on the topic. That was when I knew Fiix would be a great place to work. ❓ What do you love most about the work that you do?✨ Even though I have a very technical role, I like that there's a human aspect to it. How do I provide a solution that solves a problem but also has lower barrier to entry and ease of use.❓ What is something interesting that no one knows about you? ✨ I really enjoy hate-watching movies 🎥. My argument has always been
What does maintenance have to do with sustainability? A lot (they’re literal synonyms). But the bigger question is, why the heck should we care? Our Sustainability and Social Impact Manager @katie.allen explains it all down there and right here https://bit.ly/3q8GZw4 After you take a walk with Katie, why not jump over here and join our Sustainability group forum (click the blue “Join group” button to subscribe).In this group, we discuss the social, environmental and economic impact of maintenance practices. If you’re just starting to connect the dots of how maintenance contributes to sustainability and you have more questions than answers, this group is for you. If you have your own best practices to share, this group is also for you. Engage with your peers to ask questions, challenge your assumptions, and spark conversations about what sustainability means and how businesses can be a force for positive change.
This week, we're shining the spotlight on Nelson Mark. Nelson is a Senior Scrum Master.❓ What's your favourite memory or experience you've had since joining Fiix?✨ One of the more memorable experiences was someone adding me as a custom emoji on Slack. Haha! (I suppose there are some Nelsonisms that can be reflected with an emoji.❓ What is one thing you miss now that you are not working in the office?👨💻✨ The 3rd dimension when interacting with people, which allows one to delve into the conversation, be it a strategic planning session, to a heated discussion over lunch, to what’s happening in the world.❓ Tell us something fun that you do in your spare time or something interesting no one knows about you?✨ I create home videos as a hobby, and have a few different cameras such as sports cameras, stabilizers, etc. 🎥 .❓If Fiix organized a talent show, what do you think you would do?✨ I’d probably geek out on cars more than show off a talent TBH.❓What is your dream car to own? Does this
The quickest path to finding your solution is starting with The Fiixers search tool 🔎 The search tool auto-populates all articles and posts related to your question so you can: See if your question has already been asked and answered -- your solution may already be in that thread! Identify which Help Center articles and/or training resources have the information you need. Not the case? Then, it’s time to ask. The above guide ☝️ explains the 3 different support options available and which one to choose depending on your type of question.Fiix Support: This doesn’t seem right, is this functioning correctly? Customer Success Manager: How do I configure or customize this feature or request a new feature? The Fiixers Community: How are other Fiix users doing this? 💡 The Fiixers Community Tip: Select only one support option. The Fiix team will reroute your question to the right owner if needed and most importantly it helps speed up our response time!
This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Grace Yu, Lead Developer for our Applied AI team. She is an early bird that enjoys sipping a warm cup of tea ☕️, watching hockey 🏒& indulging in anything delicious 🍝🥙🍕! ❓ What was your "I need to work at Fiix" moment? ✨ I decided to work at Fiix the moment I got a heart-felt warm welcome message and video from the team before I joined. Definitely it's the company culture and the friendly working environment where everyone is respected. 😊❓ What do you love most about your role?✨ What I love most about the work is endless opportunities to get the product better and better.❓ What is your favourite thing to do on the weekend? ✨ I enjoy cooking with my husband and trying different recipes. 👩🍳❓ What is something fun that you do in your spare time or any hobbies that you have. What do you love about doing these things? ✨ I like baking and share it with family and friends. It's fun to try different recipes.🧁🍪
This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Meraj Imani, Manager of Product Management. He is a night owl that loves getting outdoors for a good cycle session 🚴♂️ fuelled by a good cup of coffee ☕️ (jet fuel’s cooler cousin), watching soccer ⚽️ and enjoying a plate of jerk chicken with rice and beans! ❓ What was your "I need to work at Fiix" moment? ✨ When I learned about how Fiix approaches Product Management. We do it the way it should be done! ❓ What motivates or drives you? ✨ It is especially motivating when a user tells me a solution we built for them has made their life easier! We get a lot of it here at Fiix 🛠. ❓ What is something interesting that no one knows about you? ✨ During my teens I was a nationally ranked show jumper 🏇.❓ What is something fun that you do in your spare time or any hobbies that you have. What do you love about doing these things? ✨ My partner and I have taken to winter hiking. It's a great way to get some exercise outdoors during this season. And we
Do you have a plan for your training budget this year? This offer came on our radar, and since we can all benefit from carving out some time for continuous learning, we’re putting it on your radar too 📡.Until March 31, Fiix partner Life Cycle Engineering, is offering a $400 voucher towards their virtual, instructor-led training or eLearning products covering reliability and maintenance best practices.Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Root Cause Analysis Risk-Based Asset Management Predictive Maintenance Strategy Maintenance Management Skills Planning for Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages Reliability Engineering Excellence Reliability Excellence for Managers Reliability Centered Maintenance MRO Storeroom Management And more!View overview of the courses offered here >>>LCE virtual classes entitle participants to the same CEUs as in-person classes and count toward Reliability Engineering Certification, Planning and Scheduling Certification, or Maintenance Management Certifica
✨ Member Spotlight: Meet Ryan Robinson, Shop Manager and conqueror of binders, breakdowns & big change
This week we’re shining a spotlight on member @ryanr who recently shared his big plans with us for improving maintenance efficiency and asset performance at his company, an Oregon-based wholesale tree grower. If you think the idea of pulling data from decades-old equipment seems like a long-shot, Ryan agrees that “it seemed like a very far-fetched idea at the beginning...but then I realized it was a lot easier than I thought”. Thank you @ryanr for sharing this lesson with us! Listen to our full interview with Ryan to learn how his maintenance team is merging new technology with an old-school farming industry 🚜 🎧 The Maintenance Management Podcast with Fiix: Conquering binders, breakdowns, and big change with Ryan Robinson Or read the case study to learn how Ryan and his team went from hundreds of binders to 50% more scheduled maintenance, less idle time, and faster reporting. 📖 Fiix Case Study: How one maintenance team saved hundreds of labor hours with Fiix “Setting up MachineMax a
This week, we're shining the spotlight on Jason Afara, Solutions Engineer from a whole family of engineers 🛠.❓ What made you decide to work at Fiix?✨ Fiix gave me an opportunity to leverage my experience from manufacturing to support customers across the world. In this position, I believe I am able to support people and their maintenance teams make a significant impact on their businesses.❓ What has been the highlight or your most proud moment since starting at Fiix?✨ A highlight of mine at Fiix was travelling to Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom in 2019 🌍.❓ What motivates or drives you?✨ Continuing to get better each day, finding the small changes that can eventually lead to a major impact.❓ What made you interested in becoming an engineer?✨ My dad, and 2 older brothers have chemical engineering degrees as well. I was fortunate in my position (as the youngest) to see the success and opportunities they were given with that degree. Luckily I enjoyed and was good with math and scienc
When we use a product in our daily work, at some point, we've all had a moment where we think, 'wouldn't it be great if…’ and then you want to share that idea with someone who also gets it!This Wish List forum is designed to capture this “blue sky” brainstorming so you can collaborate on your dream CMMS features and see how other members can also benefit from and expand on your ideas. These 3 steps will guide you on writing a clear and concise Wish List idea: 📝 In your post title, concisely describe a single problem you’re trying to solve. 💡 The Fiixers Community Tip - check the related topics that appear to see if your idea already exists and then click to add your thoughts and upvote on the existing thread.In the content section, briefly explain how things work right now, highlighting the pain point you wish to solve. To wrap up, in a single statement at the end, describe the benefit and value to your team and/or organization, which a solution could deliver. Make sure you select th
Calling all music fans… We’re building a playlist for all the maintainers of the world and we need your help! The Fiixers Playlist on Spotify What are YOUR song suggestions where the title or lyrics are a play on maintenance, repair, fixing, or tools? Do you whistle while you work? What helps you get ‘er done? Sing when nobody can hear you on your commute? What pumps you up for work? Pop your suggestions in the comments and we’ll add them to our playlist
This week, we're shining the spotlight on Frank Emery, Senior Product Manager for the AI team. Many of you already know Frank as the face of Fiix Foresight so here’s a little more about him that you may not know.❓ What made you decide to work at Fiix?✨ The Applied AI project Fiix was working on was extremely unique, I hadn't seen the same approach taken at any other companies in Toronto and I wanted to get in on the ground floor 🛠.❓ What has been the highlight or your most proud moment since starting at Fiix?✨ When we got our first POC out into production, proving out that our AI tools would work.❓ What motivates or drives you?✨ Doing what people say can't be done, solving problems that people say are too complex or too hard to solve 🤔. ❓ How do you think introducing AI into our product will help transform the maintenance industry?✨ As I always tell people, the goal of AI in maintenance should be to make things "easy"; when we’re successful AI should be acting as an aid to the alread
This week, we're shining the spotlight on Niv Bamal. He is the Lead Developer on Team Sirius and has been at Fiix since 2016!❓ What made you decide to work at Fiix?✨ A recruiter reached out to me on LinkedIn about a startup that built software for the maintenance domain. Fiix was a young company at the time and did not have much presence on LinkedIn but the idea of building a sustainable world by taking care of crippling infrastructure drew me to it. The tipping point for me to join Fiix was the final interview with co-founder, Daryl, where he shared the ambitious goal of building a cloud platform that will set the stage for modern day artificial intelligent maintenance software. We did not have an AI team then. Boy am I glad I made that decision!❓ Tell us something fun that you do in your spare time?✨ In my spare time I like to read, cook, hike, bike, play ball with Arya and I am also learning to play the ukulele 🚴♂️🎶.❓ What is are you doing for your mental health at this time?✨ En
Think reliability and sustainability have conflicting goals? Think again! Coming up on January 14 at 11am EST, the Reliability Leadership Foundation’s Sustainability Consortium will share their 2020 achievements in connecting Reliability to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainability Consortium is a group of industry leaders, Fiix included, who regularly meet to discuss innovative ways to integrate best sustainability practices into the industry.Together, we are working to create the common and collective mindset that maintenance and reliability IS sustainability, ultimately making the world a better place REGISTER HERE:https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3256341536396242700
This week, we're shining the spotlight on Michael Onabolu, Business Development Rep & musician extraordinaire! What motivates or drives you? My drive comes from my desire to make a change in the world, in myself, and inspire others to do the same while pursuing their passions. My passion is to impact the world through my actions and my music .Tell us something fun that you do in your spare time/ any hobbies that you have! I love making music. I spend a lot of time writing and recording songs. I also get involved in self-improvement groups like Circle Up and Our Better Selves to always strive to be the best version of myself, and help others be the same 🧠.What is something interesting no one knows about you? I love anime. Don't watch as much of it lately, but I love the anime/manga culture.Are you an early bird or a night owl? Why? Night owl . I usually can't sleep and will end up hearing lyrics in my head that I've got to write down or record somehow.What made you decide to work
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