Evolution of Interfaces as Cloud Infrastructures Increase
Robert Garbus, CMRP, Mainsaver Software
In the days when mission critical business systems including the CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) were on the same or nearby servers, exchanging data between systems could be as simple as inserting records into an intermediate database table or placing flat files on a common file server accessible by both systems. As more enterprises have either moved some or many of their core business systems to cloud based applications or outsourced them completely the requirement has emerged to pass data from one system to another utilizing alternative methods such as file transfers or application calls. The purpose of this paper is to discuss methodologies and lessons learned in data exchanges from cloud based Mainsaver CMMS to other core business systems which are either in-house, cloud based or outsourced.
Mainsaver offered a variety of CMMS solutions that matched the way our business works. They provided customizable solutions and integration options that effectively manage our maintenance requirements and save us quite a bit of money in the process.