Smartmes Maintenance Module

The Smartmes Maintenance module comprises eight distinct modules, each of which is depicted in the diagram below. These modules are integrated with four external data systems, primarily managed through the company’s ERP system but may also interface with other external systems. Furthermore, the module automatically retrieves data from production machines or via the user interface from employees.


ISA-95 activity modelThis image illustrates a diagram of all the functions encompassed by the Smartmes Maintenance module.


The Smartmes Maintenance module has four connections to external information systems. While these connections are mostly managed in the company’s ERP system, they can also be linked to other external systems. However, not all these connections may be necessary for smaller-scale production, and all required information can be stored in the Smartmes system database.

In addition, the maintenance management system collects data from the production line, which can be automatically transferred from production machines, and line control rooms or manually entered by employees via the user interface.

Here are more details about each connection:

Operations Definitions

This connection compiles maintenance instructions for machines and equipment, spare part information, and training materials for new maintenance personnel. This information is easily accessible through the Smartmes software to help employees perform their work efficiently.

Operations Capability

This interface provides real-time information to external systems about the number of available maintenance personnel and their availability. This connection can also export information to the payroll system.

Operations Requests

This connection brings necessary maintenance and repair measures into the system from external sources, such as the company’s ERP system.

Operations Response

This connection provides information about completed maintenance procedures to external systems, typically through a notification to the ERP system.

Connection to the production line

This connection retrieves information about the operation of machines from various sources, depending on the structure and equipment of the production line. Smartmes supports multiple interfaces and field ways for retrieving information, including automatic data transfer from intelligent machines, data collection from less intelligent machines through I/O connections, and employee manual data entry via the user interface.


The schematic software consists of eight modules covering everything a factory maintenance system needs. In practice, it is often the case that not all of these functions are needed but that the ones that are needed are selected.


Definition Management

This module retrieves and processes information on machine maintenance instructions, spare parts, setpoints, etc. The module retrieves the necessary information from an external information system and delivers it at the right time to where it is needed.


Resource Management

This module manages the resources available to maintenance staff or, if necessary, the equipment used for maintenance in real-time and matches them to the work to be carried out. The module is linked to detailed scheduling maintenance workload and performance and can also be used to enter information into management systems, etc., on future spare maintenance capacity.


Detailed Scheduling

This module is used to schedule the necessary scheduled maintenance and repairs according to priority levels in the task list and to plan the maintenance schedule.



This module handles the real-time commanding of maintenance work. In practice, this means that this module serves the maintenance staff. When they finish the previous task, this module informs them what to do next and how to do it.

The information is retrieved by the module from the fine load, configuration management, and resource management. Information about the start of the job is also exported to the monitoring module.


Execution Management

This module manages the progress of the maintenance work and records information on its completion, the author, the spare parts used and any comments and additional information.


Data Collection

The most common task of the data collection module is to collect information from the performance management system on the completion of work phases and works.

This module can also be used to perform a wide range of data collection directly from the machines, such as reading various measurement values and calculating the number of operations to predict maintenance activities.



This module records information on the maintenance operations carried out, the spare parts used, and all other operations performed with the software.

The data is stored forever, if necessary. This makes it possible to identify problems or compare the performance of different solutions even after a long period of time.



This module may not be your first purchase, but it is often very useful. It helps to analyze the operation and maintenance needs of machinery and equipment. For example, it can also be used to compare the life and performance of spare parts from different suppliers, etc.