Happy New Year! I’m excited to let you know that for the last year, we’ve been hard at work developing the next generation of CMMS software, MVP Plant 2.0.
In 2008, the 1st version of MVP Plant was released. Since then, we’ve listened closely to our customers and as a result, each new release (occurring 3 times per year) reflected their ideas and enhancement requests. This feedback, along with the latest development technologies, has made MVP Plant what it is today...amazing CMMS software!
“A CMMS system design with the end-user in mind; they listened to the voice of the customer!”
-Stephen Lord, Maintenance Planner, Oberto Brands
Fast forward 9 years and we’re still listening, very closely, to our customers. To optimally support growing customer demands and requests, CMMS Data Group created the next generation of MVP Plant and continues to fulfill its promise of using the newest and most powerful technologies in our software development process. As such, MVP Plant will remain cutting-edge and customers experience first-hand the expertise, and dedication to excellence and technology, of our amazing development team.
Using customer feedback and the latest development technologies, the following features and functionalities of MVP Plant 2.0 will not only meet, but surpass, customer expectations:
Select your preferred language and voilà, all menus and pages are translated into your desired language. The initial, April release will support Spanish, with other languages to follow. (Other software companies use overlays such as Google Translator which is prone to improper translation.) CMMS Data Group does it right, hence, languages are translated by technical language experts and stored in MVP Plant’s database to deliver correct translations.
- Responsive Web Design (Dynamic Sizing)
Dynamic sizing allows menus, forms, and the number of columns to automatically adjust (collapse, expand, and resize) regardless of the device (TV, HD Monitor, Tablet, Phone, etc.) that you are using. The larger the screen, the more columns will be seen, optimizing the real estate on any sized device.
MVP Plant 2.0 is now even faster with quicker page response times. Additionally, its new layout has been optimized, enabling actions to be performed faster than ever before.
- Unlimited Scrolling
Paging (in the List view) has been eliminated, allowing MVP Plant to feel more like an application and less like a website. When scrolling down a list with a large numbers of records, the list will quickly and automatically load new rows as you scroll.
- User-Friendly Touch Interface
With bigger text, bigger buttons, and bigger checkboxes, MVP Plant 2.0 is now even more touch-friendly.
- Real Estate
MVP Plant’s screen real estate has been optimized, permitting more information to be seen on the screen. (The original layout was designed when the most common screen size was 1024 x 768, before response design and high resolution monitors were the norm.)
- Dual Monitors
Maintenance Planners / Schedulers can now extend their screen to a 2nd monitor, making planning and scheduling easier and more efficient. (Planners / Schedulers should spend their time planning, not scheduling.) The dual monitor capability not only makes Maintenance Planners / Schedulers more productive, but it makes any user who would benefit from a 2nd screen more productive. (View the list view on one monitor and the record view on another.)
- Jump-To Sections
The tabs at the top of each page have been replaced with anchored sections, allowing for jump-to speed and unlimited growth for each section.
- Next Record Button
The Next Record button has been added, making it faster and easier to advance through records one at a time.
- Zoom Feature
Use your browser’s zoom feature to scale the page (enlarge or shrink text), making pages easier to read.
Why MVP Plant 2.0 was Developed
Jason Armalis, CMMS Data Group’s Director of Software Development, was recently asked, “Why was MVP Plant 2.0 developed,” and his response follows:
“We decided to create MVP Plant 2.0 to take advantage of modern browsers (latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge) and newer development frameworks (Bootstrap, ASP.NET Core). By redesigning MVP Plant for modern browsers, we can give users a better experience on all devices such as desktops, tablets or cell phones. MVP Plant will not only look better, but it will be fully functional and easier-to-use on all devices. Users asked for dual monitor capability and we delivered. MVP Plant 2.0 allows users to work on multiple monitors. The new Record view pops up on top of the List view. Users with dual monitors can drag the Record view to their second monitor. This way, they can scroll through the List view on one monitor and work on the Record View on the other monitor. Dual monitor functionality is just one example of the type of innovations built into MVP Plant 2.0.”
Take MVP Plant 2.0 for a test drive during its beta period (March 2017). Directions for logging into the beta site will be sent to current and prospective customers once they become available. During the beta period, both versions (v1.0 and v2.0) will be available. If changes are made in 1.0, they will immediately be reflected in 2.0, and vice versa.
Once you are done taking MVP Plant for a test drive, please submit your feedback (likes, dislikes, and enhancement requests) to make the 1st release of MVP Plant 2.0 the best it can be. Remember, MVP Plant is all about you, your feedback, and providing you with the best CMMS solution.
After the beta period completes, both versions will be available and an update will be sent once the end-of-life for 1.0 has been determined.
We are committed to customer satisfaction. As such, MVP Plant 2.0, the Future of CMMS, was created. We are excited to share it with you and the rest of the world to help facilities and plants save time and money and become more productive and reliable.
To maintenance and reliability success!