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Your Fiix Community Team will be slowing down for the next two weeks with the intention of performing some preventative maintenance on ourselves to recharge and refocus for 2021 🧠 💪 . We understand that not everyone (especially those in maintenance) will get to completely step away. Thankfully, the light in our online community is always on 💡 to keep helping each other.We’ll be back with vigor (and full of cookies and eggnog) to bring exciting new programs in the new year!Until then, on behalf of the entire Fiix Community Team, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
Are you ready for this...we’re heading for Industry 5.0...connecting man and machine The 5th industrial revolution “...is all about connecting man and machine — that is, collaboration between humans and smart systems. Depending on who you ask, Industry 5.0 is either on the immediate horizon, or it’s already here, its arrival accelerated by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic”. Beyond the new buzzword, this article claims the following 11 trends will dominate manufacturing in 2021Employee Safety Becomes a Top Priority IoT is (Still) THE Big Thing Predictive Maintenance Keeps Production on Track Shifting Focus from B2B to B2C Manufacturers Plan Their COVID-19 Exit Strategy A New Approach to ERP Manufacturers Gain Greater Visibility into Big Data VR & AR Support Touchless Service Model 3D Printing Makes Production Faster & Cheaper Manufacturers Reevaluate Shoring & Sourcing The Job Market Remains UncertainRead the full articlehttps://global.hitachi-solutions.com/blog/top-manufa
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This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Roopali Bagaria, Implementation Specialist! She is a night owl that loves tea, watching basketball and has a sweet spot for Tiny Tim’s donuts 🍩❓ What was your "I need to work at Fiix" moment? ✨ Before interviewing with Fiix, I looked up the company website and was FLOORED by it's dedication and desire to focus on the environment 🌏 and its people. I knew from that moment on, Fiix was something I needed to be part of! It always had and continues to have a big picture focus 🌠. ❓ What do you love most about your role/ the work that you do?✨ Being part of Professional Services has been really exciting! Not only have I been fortunate enough to build amazing client relationships but also the ability to travel across the world including Germany and Scotland✈️ .❓ What motivates or drives you?✨My family and amazing husband 💕❓ What is something interesting that no one knows about you? ✨ I'm a major MICRO organizer, even before Home Edit was cool 😉
You’ll start to see many Best-of-2020 lists this time of year -- but where else can you find a the top maintenance podcasts of 2020? We’ve got you covered 👍 There was a lot to talk about in 2020 A global pandemic. A shifting, often shaky economy. Elections and uprisings. New technology, new ideas, and new ways of working.And, there was no shortage of podcasts discussing these fresh challenges as well as revisiting old debates.The appeal of podcasts is obvious You can listen and learn from pretty much anywhere, and often multi-task, whether that’s on your commute, while cooking, or exercising. That makes podcasts the perfect way to listen to stories of people in the industry and learn strategies for improving, both on the shop floor and away from it.Nine of the very best maintenance podcast episodes of 2020 My colleague, @marccousineau, has put together a must-listen playlist in this blog.Here’s a teaser of my personal top ③ from the list, in an effort to entice you to go check out th
Thanks everyone for joining The Fiixers to get our community up and running 🎉 We are getting ready to officially launch to all of our CMMS program champions and site administrators in January 2021 and have a couple of favors: 1. If you have any team members who would also benefit from joining the Fiixers please share this link with them so they can create an account OR send me a private message with their email addresses and I will personally send them an invitation. 2. We’re always looking to improve The Fiixers so if you could take a couple of minutes to complete OUR SURVEY that would awesome, as your feedback will help shape our future programming and content.
This week, we're shining the spotlight on Jessica Martinez-Sondhi, Customer Success Manager & Muay Thai master 🌟 ❓What is something interesting no one knows about you?✨ I used to be a professional dancer years ago 💃 - I've had the opportunity to travel to many locations around the world to teach and perform as part of the dance team I was with. Fun fact: My favourite spot [that I performed in] was Times Square in New York 🗽! Performing in front of that crowd was insane!❓Tell us something fun that you do in your spare time/ any hobbies that you have.✨ I've been doing a lot of Muay Thai lately. I love staying active and working out, so I've made it a personal goal for myself to master some of the techniques with this style of training for me.❓Are you an early bird or a night owl? Why?✨ Early Bird all the way! I feel more energized in the morning and I love having a warm cup of tea/coffee ☕️ with the sun. It's too bad the sun rises much later these days, but you'll still catch me u
This week, we're shining the spotlight on Scott Deckers, our incredible Director of Customer Success 🌟 ❓What motivates or drives you?✨ I always answer this the same way: Leaving the world better than I found it, for my kids. Fiix's B-Corp certification is something that really resonates with me for that reason 🌎 ❓Are you an early bird or a night owl? Why?✨ Both! Caffeine was invented so that parents could still have hobbies. I like to ride my bike early, and then stay up late making music 🎵 or playing video games 🎮 ❓Tell us something fun that you do in your spare time/ any hobbies that you have.✨ I love watching Baseball ⚾️, especially the Blue Jays. I'm getting into cycling as a great way to get fit 🚴♂️. One that's really interesting though - I really like to produce Dubstep (seriously!).❓What's your favourite thing to do on the weekends?✨ Spend time outside with my kids, in all 4 seasons. We hike, bike, rollerblade, and generally adventure all the time. There's a Swedish prover
Reliabilityweb.com and the Association of Asset Management Professionals have launched an updated CMMS/EAM/APM benchmarking survey to update the results from their CMMS/EAM Best Practices studies, 2005 and 2015. If you take 15 minutes to complete this survey before December 31, 2020, you will receive the updated study report in appreciation for your time and input. Your individual answers will not be shared, but will be aggregated with total responses for the final report only.At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to share a sentence or two of advice.⭐️ Yours may be selected as a featured quote in the final research report ⭐️ Start Survey >>>
Tell your peers about Fiix and earn up to $900* Has your Fiix CMMS helped make your life easier? Have you slashed downtime and boosted asset performance? Can you even imagine going back to the days of paper and pen?Our mission is to make ALL maintenance teams successful. Because we know that better maintenance ultimately drives long term global sustainability. So we’re asking you to help us reach more people through our Friends of Fiix referral program. Fiixers helping Fiixers. We think it’s a win-win for everybody. How it works: JOIN the Friends of Fiix program to generate a personalized referral link SHARE your personalized referral link with peers in your maintenance and reliability network EARN a $25 Amazon gift card when a qualified** referral signs up for a discovery call with a Fiix consultant (max of 4) CASH OUT with an additional $200 Amazon gift card when a referral becomes a Fiix customer***(max of 4) Join the Friends of Fiix referral program >>> FAQ Who shou
Rockwell Automation Enters into an Agreement to Acquire Fiix Inc., Cloud Software Company for Leading Edge Maintenance SolutionsPress Release
MILWAUKEE November 17, 2020 Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fiix, a privately-held, AI-enabled computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) company. Fiix, founded in 2008, is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.As the number of industrial connected assets multiplies, the ability to gain insights from maintenance operations is becoming increasingly important to a manufacturer’s ability to gain competitive advantage. This insight enables another level of productivity in addition to the core automation.Fiix’s cloud-native CMMS creates workflows for the scheduling, organizing, and tracking of equipment maintenance. It connects seamlessly to business systems and drives data-driven decisions. The company’s revenue grew 70% in 2019 with more than 85% recurring revenue. Fiix has more than 2 million assets under management
This week, we're shining the spotlight on Princie Reza, Customer Success Manager & song writing-watercolour painting - pro knitting - plant parent🌟❓Tell us something fun that you do in your spare time/ any hobbies that you have.✨During my spare time, I like to make watercolour paintings 🎨. I also enjoy learning and recording acoustic covers of my favourite tunes 🎵. Recently, I started a plant family of 9 (...and counting) 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱. Once in a while, I’ll dabble a bit in photography as well. I like to take photos of my friend’s dog on hikes (she's in one of the pictures) 📸. I knit too 🧶. The great thing about having so many hobbies is that I’m never bored!❓Are you an early bird or a night owl? Why?✨I’d say that I’m an early bird. I like to wake up with the sun. I find that this is when I am the most productive 🐦. Once in a while, I enjoy being a night owl too. That's when I am the most creative 🦉.❓What motivates or drives you?✨Curiosity and my obsession with self-im
Fiix and Optimum Fleet Health join forces to help businesses use real-time predictive analytics to bolster fleet healthPress Release
TORONTO, CANADA November 10, 2020 Fiix Inc. and Optimum Fleet Health have announced a new partnership that will help companies track the performance and condition of fleet vehicles in real-time, build a predictive maintenance program that can spot and prevent failure on those vehicles before it happens, and maximize resources across maintenance and operations teams. “Every business is different and shouldn’t be confined to tracking, sharing, and analyzing asset and maintenance data in a certain way. That’s why Fiix is giving control back to companies with its expansive list of vetted partner solutions. Organizations can choose the systems that work best for their workflows, workforce, and business goals, and connect them to a powerful maintenance management platform that extends their capabilities without spending lots of time or money,” says James Novak, CEO of Fiix. Integrating Fiix’s AI-driven maintenance management platform with Optimum Fleet Health’s Optimum VRx predictive mainten
This week, we're shining the spotlight on Eugene Belik, Senior Technical Support Specialist & BMX biker extraordinaire 🌟 ❓What motivates or drives you?✨Getting things resolved and running. I truly enjoy seeking for solutions that help our end-users operate efficiently 🛠❓Are you an early bird or a night owl? Why?✨Early bird 🐦 Primarily, because I prefer having my things done early morning and I am most productive before lunchtime.❓Tell us something fun that you do in your spare time/ any hobbies that you have.✨At home, I casually play guitar and competitive video games. As for the outside - I have been a huge fan of extreme sports since I was a kid. I've tried a lot of things throughout my life but mainly I ride BMX 🚲 in summer (yes, the small bicycle) and go snowboarding in winter (favourite place in Ontario: Blue Mountains!) 🏂❓What's your favourite thing to do on the weekends?✨I really enjoy going camping whenever I get a chance. If I stay in the city I typically ride my bi
Fiix and Nanoprecise unite to take real-time asset performance monitoring to a new levelPress Release
TORONTO, CANADA October 20, 2020 It’s now easier than ever for organizations to monitor the health of equipment in real-time, detect anomalous behavior, automatically trigger maintenance activities, and generate in-depth reports on asset performance and condition with the new partnership announced today between Fiix Inc. and Nanoprecise. “Being able to constantly monitor assets and collect data from sensors is not new, but generating insights and actioning them using that data has always been a struggle for maintenance, operations, and whole businesses. We wanted to crack that code, which is why we’re teaming up with a world-class network of partners, like Nanoprecise, that offer industry-specific IoT solutions and connect maintenance teams to everything and everyone they need to turn data into decisions that exponentially increase what companies are capable of achieving,” says James Novak, CEO of Fiix. Integrating Fiix’s AI-driven maintenance management platform with Nanoprecise’s pr
Fiix and Life Cycle Engineering team up to provide world-class training resources to maintenance professionalsPress Release
TORONTO, CANADA October 22, 2020 A new partnership between Fiix and Life Cycle Engineering was announced today that will help thousands of maintenance and asset management professionals develop best-in-class maintenance and reliability programs, strategies, and processes through access to hundreds of digital training resources. “Digital transformation in maintenance is about so much more than just installing new technology or software. It’s about evolving the way whole teams and organizations work, from the systems they use to the culture they establish. That’s why Fiix has built an ecosystem of partner solutions that connect businesses to the tools and resources that allow them to train teams, navigate change, become more data-driven, and implement best practices, regardless of where they are in their digital transformation journey,” says James Novak, CEO of Fiix. The partnership between Fiix and Life Cycle Engineering’s Atlas training and best practices platform connects maintenance
As part of our initial launch of Fiix Foresight this summer -- when we were chatting a lot about the future of maintenance -- we asked some Fiixers to share their vision for what they think the future holds.I 💙 re-watching this video because it showcases some of the awesome people I get to work with everyday and reaffirms our collective passion for what we’re working towards together -- to make maintenance teams successful and be a force for positive change! I hope it brightens your day as much as it does mine ☀️ What would you want to add to this video? What’s your vision for the future?
This week, we're shining the spotlight on Chris Mouti, Marketing Design Manager extraordinaire 🌟❓Tell us something fun that you do in your spare time/ any hobbies that you have!✨I enjoy playing board games, hiking, camping, and photographing wildlife in my spare time. My partner and I essentially plan our travel based on where we can spot the coolest animals!❓What's your favourite thing to do on the weekends? ✨Watching movies so bad that they’re good. The Wicker Man starring Nicolas Cage is my go-to for a laugh 🐝 🐝 🐝 ❓What is something interesting no one knows about you?✨One of my favourite music genres is disco (I know). The ✋bass ✋just ✋SLAPS !!❓If Fiix organized a talent show, what do you think you would do?✨I know way more random animal facts than I should, so I’d probably do a rapid-fire of those 😂 ❓Are you an early bird or a night owl? Why?✨Early bird! 🐦 There’s something about a cool, crisp morning and a hot cup of coffee that energizes me for the day ahead.❓What motivates
New collaboration between Fiix and Weever connects businesses to Industry 4.0 technology without the heavy liftingPress Release
TORONTO, CANADA October 6, 2020 A new partnership announced today between Fiix Inc. and Weever makes it easier than ever for companies to embrace the power of Industry 4.0 technology to connect maintenance and operations, streamline processes, and use real-time data to bolster the health and performance of both assets and staff. “Maintenance teams capture huge amounts of data with Industry 4.0 technologies, but often lack the tools to turn it into meaningful insight and action. We’re helping solve this problem by teaming up with world-class partners like Weever to create a completely open IIoT ecosystem that allows companies to take a leap forward without suffering through months or years of complex and expensive digital transformation projects. It gives businesses the ability to extend the power of their CMMS and use data to organize, optimize, and scale every site, team, system, and task from one platform,” says James Novak, CEO of Fiix. Connecting Fiix’s industry-leading maintenanc
Fiix and MachineMetrics partner to deliver complete IIoT solution for manufacturing equipment and maintenance automationPress Release
TORONTO, CANADA September 22, 2020 Fiix Inc. and MachineMetrics have announced a new partnership between Fiix’s industry-leading maintenance platform and MachineMetrics’ cutting-edge manufacturing IoT platform that enables businesses to drive turnkey automated maintenance solutions with real-time data from their production equipment. “Maintenance and operations teams should have the power to not only get information from every piece of equipment, task, person, and part at their facilities, but the tools to connect this data, analyze it, and use it to make meaningful improvements at their organization. Fiix is making this a possibility by building a hyper-connected maintenance management platform with the most open ecosystem of IIoT solutions. Teaming up with world-class partners like MachineMetrics is crucial to achieving this vision.” says James Novak, CEO of Fiix. The combined offering between Fiix and MachineMetrics enables companies to deliver the right information to the right pe
TORONTO, CANADA September 16, 2020 Fiix, a Toronto-based maintenance management platform provider and Fusion5— a leading provider of business solutions— have teamed up to bring Fiix’s AI-driven maintenance platform to Australian companies looking to maximize asset performance through improved maintenance planning, scheduling, tracking, and reporting.Fiix’s partnership with Fusion5 gives Australian companies access to quick, expert, and local support when buying and implementing their Fiix CMMS. As the largest partner provider of enterprise-grade operation-critical software in Australia, Fusion5 also provides Fiix customers with access to multiple solutions and award-winning integration expertise so businesses can further amplify the power of their CMMS and maintenance teams. “Our number one priority is to support our customers on their journey from evaluating and purchasing software to using it to become a best-in-class operation,” says James Novak, CEO of Fiix. “Our goal is to be a p
This week, we're shining the spotlight on Muskan Sharma, a Mobile Product Manager who is a chef at heart.❓What are some fun activities that you enjoy doing?✨Cooking 👩🍳 watching TV 📺 or going for a long walk 👟 Before COVID, I had joined a badminton league and I was involved in ping pong. One of my friend couples has a ping pong table, so we’ll play for 3-4 hours! 🏓 ❓If Fiix were to organize a talent show, what would you do?✨There are so many things I could do! First I would go for cooking, and second thing would be modelling. Back home, I won a lot of pageants - not like at a bigger level, but at my college level, so I would definitely want to try that! 📸👠 ❓When you’re cooking, what is your signature dish?✨Rajma with rice - my husband can eat this any time! 🍛 ❓What made you decide to work at Fiix?✨I was a new immigrant to Canada and I was looking for a job on Glassdoor. I was scrolling through and Fiix had really good reviews, and I immediately I applied for a QA position. Whe
TORONTO, CANADA September 9, 2020 Fiix and MachineMax have announced a new partnership that sees the two software providers teaming up to integrate data from onboard telematics with CMMS software. The integration between MachineMax— an equipment management platform for heavy equipment users— and Fiix— the leading maintenance management platform—enables decisions to be made in real-time, using the most up to date and accurate data. These data-driven decisions will improve machine reliability while decreasing maintenance expenditure. “This partnership between MachineMax and Fiix is great. The two products are very complementary with one main objective— to increase asset productivity and decrease operating costs by making data-driven decisions,” says Roberto Carton, Head of Sales, MachineMax. The joint offering helps customers digitalize their fleets and the respective maintenance processes, eliminating paper-based tasks and manual data inputs. Making data-based decisions on maintenance
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