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This article will explain why Transcendent makes a good CMMS for religious institutions.

The Scope of Religious Institutions

Religious institutions can be highly complex and often have enormous physical assets such as churches, schools, libraries, athletic fields, homes and other real estate or physical holdings.

In the United States alone, the Roman Catholic Church operates 8,500 schools and Seventh-day Adventist Church over 1,000 schools. If a religious institution has a school, it is also likely to have a place of worship, athletic facilities, an auditorium as well as a variety of other facilities and equipment that require constant asset maintenance and management.

As you can imagine maintenance on all these assets is a challenging endeavor and because many churches utilize volunteers to help with their maintenance tracking what has been done and needs to be done is extremely difficult.

Most religious institutions are decentralized meaning the local or regional individuals are responsible for operations. The result is that local facilities managers of religious institutions are responsible for maintaining a wide variety of assets. A CMMS would help localized operation managers by:

  • Organizing work orders
  • Scheduling maintenance
  • Tracking supplemental information (what was the problem and fix)

CMMS can help with regional or national service contracts organization for service providers that have the capabilities for offering national coverage. Religious institution maintenance would be benefit by being able to:

  • Consolidate service contracts
  • Shop for better terms
  • Lower administrative costs
  • Set up inspections and preventive maintenance routines
  • Recording Costs

Religious institutions have a tremendous need for a CMMS both on a local and national level. Economic conditions strongly suggest religious institutions lower their expenses to make up for the shortfall of contributions and donations.