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Paul Lachance

Paul Lachance has spent his entire career devoted to optimizing maintenance teams by enabling data-driven decisions and actionable insights. He wrote his first CMMS system in 2004 and has since spent his professional career designing and directing CMMS and EAM systems. A regular speaker at national tradeshows, he’s been featured at IMTS, Fabtech and SMRP as well as several industry magazines. He is a manufacturing technology consultant on behalf of Brightly Software.


Sustainability February 7, 2023

ESG and how to be a good corporate citizen

Before manufacturers can define their ESG goals in the new year and beyond, it’s important to understand the full scope of ESG and why it’s important

By Paul Lachance
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance October 3, 2020

Four common profit killers and how to avoid them

Superior maintenance operations may just be the difference maker

By Paul Lachance
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance October 8, 2019

Forge a path to data-driven maintenance excellence

And then use metrics to track the progress being made.

By Paul Lachance
Oil and Gas January 7, 2019

Future-proof production with better maintenance

Day-to-day operations are a thing oil & gas companies can control.

By Paul Lachance
Mechanical & Electrical June 15, 2016

Three reasons to implement a mobile maintenance strategy

A mobile CMMS app can give maintenance professionals a new and better organized way to complete routine duties.

By Paul Lachance
Wireless February 10, 2015

Hacking scandals show value of cloud storage

Does your data need to be stored in the cloud? Here are a few ideas to consider as you answer that question.

By Paul Lachance
Maintenance Strategy June 26, 2014

Scalability: 4 tips for a successful multi-site enterprise CMMS

Maintaining equipment and facilities across multiple sites can be demanding, but with the right software strategy maintenance professionals can do so by planning ahead, tracking, and keeping simplifying processes.

By Paul Lachance
Asset Management June 4, 2014

Consider third-party involvement when looking to replace CMMS

To make sure the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) you choose has been thoroughly vetted before you sign the purchase order, consider a reputable third party to put it through a rigorous evaluation process first, in which the product’s capabilities are tested and verified against industry standards.

By Paul Lachance
Maintenance Strategy May 2, 2014

Using CMMS to track staff, vendor training credentials

With high demands to service computerized equipment and systems, maintenance professionals may need to be certified for any number of skills.

By Paul Lachance
Asset Management March 17, 2014

ERP and CMMS: The ties that bind

A best-of-breed computerized maintenance management system can fulfill requisite integration with an enterprise resource planning system to share cost data and reduce redundant data entry.

By Paul Lachance
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