Calculating the Purchase Cost of a MainBoss Package
MainBoss is a complete maintenance management package for maintenance departments of any size. See the description of MainBoss features .
The price is a one time charge to use the module for this version of MainBoss, although we do advise having a service contract which will keep MainBoss up to date with future versions.
Web training on the best usage of MainBoss may be purchased. Modules may be purchased separately and added to an existing MainBoss configuration for their incremental cost.
Before the job, you can estimate what labor and contractors will be needed. Afterwords, you can record exactly what was used, as well as information such as the cause of the problem, the length of time that equipment was down, and suggestions that might reduce problems in the future.
The Work Order Labor module also provides comprehensive reporting facilities. You can get a quick list of overdue jobs, a summary of all work done on a particular piece of equipment, detailed labor histories, and much more.
If the Web Access module has been purchased, those e-mails will have a URL to a web page containing the work order.
The MainBoss Service module will automatically process requests that have been sent in by e-mail rather than the manual method build into MainBoss.
Submitters receive automated e-mail acknowledgments at various points in the progress of the work, keeping them informed and in the loop without needing "hand-holding" from maintenance personnel.
The less you have to talk to people on the phone, the more time you have for actual maintenance work.
If an address is properly authorized, the web site opens a page that allows the user to submit a simple request consisting of a subject line, a description of the problem, and an optional priority ranking. The resulting request is placed directly in the MainBoss database. Users receive automatic acknowledgments using the MainBoss Service module (discussed above).
Workers identify themselves to the web site with a standard Windows login name and password. The workers then see any assigned work orders that are currently open, as well any assigned requests that are classified as "in progress." Clicking the entry for a work order or request will open a web page that shows the most important information from that record: exactly what a worker needs to do on a job.
When a job is finished, workers can use a web page to close the work order. this includes recording the actual time spent on the job, as well as the quantity of materials used (provided that materials appeared on the work order when it was originally written up).
Workers can access these web pages using any web-enabled device. this includes high-end mobile devices (e.g. an iPhone or Android) as well as conventional computers.
Work orders have an added component to estimate and keep track of materials used in the work order.
Your work depends on the parts and materials you use—if you don't have the parts, you can't do the job. MainBoss has facilities that let you record what you have in every storeroom, letting you find parts quickly. (No more wandering from storeroom to storeroom looking for what you need.)
You can easily get reports on current inventory levels, including a list of materials that need to be reordered. In this way, you can make sure you never run out of the parts you need.
Even if you already have purchase order software, you can use the MainBoss purchasing facilities as a "purchase request" system: an easy way to write up preliminary purchase orders before creating real ones with your existing processes.
MainBoss Accounting Records can be exported for use by other programs.
MainBoss Requestors can be in acquired in groups of 50 requestors
After 200 requestors it is less expensive to get Unlimited requestors
The Request Module is the only module included in the Free Version of MainBoss.
MainBoss Requestors are bought in groups of 50 requestors at a time
After 200 requestors the price does not change, and the actual number of requestors in unlimited
MainBoss users are bought in groups of 5 users.
Discount available to upgrade from MainBoss Basic
Customers who have MainBoss Basic and have a current support contract receive a discount on the price of the full MainBoss system. The discount requires that you purchase a minimum MainBoss configuration. If you purchase the required minimum configuration the discount will be the full price of your MainBoss Basic system. Please see Upgrading from MainBoss Basic to MainBoss to calculate the price of the upgrade.