21 Feb, 23

Cloud-based CMMS: Transitioning to the Cloud can be smoother than you think

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The adoption of cloud computing has revolutionised the way businesses and organisations operate, providing a cost-effective, scalable, and secure platform to manage their operations.

The cloud provides companies with access to a wide range of services, applications, and resources which, combined with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), helps streamline their maintenance processes, improve operational efficiency, and enhance overall performance.

Making the transition from an on-premise system to a cloud-based one can be a challenging task, but this is where Idhammar comes in – we can help organisations migrate smoothly and effortlessly to the cloud with no disruption.

What is Cloud Migration?

The cloud migration process involves moving a company’s or organisation’s on-site digital assets, services, databases, IT resources, and applications into the cloud, either partially or entirely. Changing from an existing cloud provider to another can also be referred to as cloud migration. A cloud environment can come in the form of a public, private, or hybrid cloud.

Cloud migration typically involves the following steps:

  • Analysing an organisation’s existing infrastructure
  • Selecting the appropriate cloud provider and services
  • Setting up the cloud environment
  • Transferring data and applications to the cloud
  • Testing the migrated systems to ensure they function properly
  • Optimising and managing the cloud environment
  • And finally, training employees on the new system

Why Transition to the Cloud?

Organisations and companies transition to the cloud in order to upgrade from outdated and inefficient legacy infrastructures, such as old servers and unreliable firewall appliances, or to replace hardware or software solutions that are no longer functioning at their best. As a result, they are increasingly turning to the cloud to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing such as:

  • Cost savings
  • Increased accessibility
  • Improved maintenance process performance
  • Increased operational efficiency
  • Reduction of resource demands
  • Better flexibility and scale
  • Enhanced asset management
  • Better security and compliance
  • A more streamlined workflow
  • Improved data management

Overall, cloud migration can provide companies and organisations with a range of benefits that can help them to better manage their resources, improve their security, and take advantage of new technologies to drive innovation and growth.

How Idhammar Can Help

Typically, migrating a CMMS to the cloud is a complex process that requires careful planning, execution, and testing. However, our implementation process ensures that it is executed smoothly and efficiently.

As CMMS specialists with experience in planning and executing cloud migrations, we can help you through the entire process and avoid common pitfalls. We can also run the old system in parallel with the new cloud one before the switch so that there’s no disruption to your current operations.

Before making the move to the cloud, we examine the existing infrastructure’s features, architecture, and dependencies. Our analysis will help identify the specific components that need to be migrated, including the database, software, and hardware.

Afterwards, a detailed migration plan can be established to ensure that the migration process is executed smoothly and efficiently. Our plan will include a detailed timeline, resource requirements, and a contingency plan in case of any unexpected issues.

We will then advise you on the best cloud providers that meet your organisation’s needs in terms of security, scalability, availability, and cost.

After that, we can set up the cloud environment for you, which includes configuring virtual machines, storage, and network services. We’ll also ensure that the new cloud system meets the necessary security and compliance requirements. This is all done in parallel to the old systems infrastructure, which will still be running, ensuring there are no disruptions to the organisation during the transition.

Once the cloud environment is in place, we can then migrate the existing CMMS data onto it, and  install and configure any of the required CMMS software, including any necessary customisation and integration with other systems.

When that’s all done, we will test the migrated CMMS to ensure that it functions correctly and meets all the required needs. Then, we will optimise the system as needed to improve performance, security, and scalability. The process is then complete and the new cloud based CMMS is ready to go.

With the new system in place, we can also train employees on how to use it with on-site training sessions. Documentation can also be provided in the form of user manuals and/or training videos. This will ensure that the transition will go smoothly with all your staff members as well.

After reaping the benefits of transiting over to the cloud, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t make the move sooner.


In conclusion, cloud migration has become a vital step for organisations that are seeking to improve their performance, operational efficiency, and streamline their maintenance processes. By moving their on-site digital assets, services, databases, IT resources, and applications into the cloud, companies can take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, such as cost savings, increased accessibility, and enhanced security.

Idhammar, as CMMS specialists, can provide a seamless migration process that avoids any disruption to your operations by running the legacy system in parallel while the new cloud system is being put in place. By conducting a detailed analysis of your infrastructure, selecting the appropriate cloud provider, and setting up the cloud environment, we can ensure a smooth and efficient migration process. We also optimise the new system for better performance, and provide all the necessary employee training and documentation.

By partnering with Idhammar, you can expect to enjoy a more streamlined workflow with enhanced asset management. You will also experience better flexibility and scale, and improved data management.

Contact us today for a smooth and efficient cloud migration process that will revolutionise your maintenance management operations.

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