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We can offer you training and implementation services, from a dedicated team of consultants, either at one of our learning centres or your own premises.

Courses are designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding in the use of the software as well as guidance on setting up the systems in real life situations.

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Home Training Courses Pirana CMMS Foundation Course

Pirana Maintenance Setup Course



2 days


£900 per person


At least once a month


Delegates will gain a comprehensive understanding of the system, enabling them to implement and use the system in a structured, efficient and cost effective way.


Delegates will learn all the structures and functions of the system, and how to put a new system together. The delegate will be able to create Assets, Work Orders, Planned Maintenance Schedules, and weekly job sheets, and how to control work, raise additional corrective and breakdown jobs, sign off completed work, create a Parts Register, and issue Parts to Work Orders. The course also contains a comprehensive management reporting section and essential control functions such as security and system settings.


Suitable for anyone who needs a complete understanding of the capabilities of Pirana or for those who intend to implement and control the system, e.g. maintenance managers, engineering supervisors, admin staff, and stock controllers.


Familiarity with the concepts and use of Web based systems;  reasonable keyboard and mouse skills.

Detailed Content

Introduction & Navigation

A brief overview of the system’s functions, coupled with some basic navigational hints and tips.

Search & Selection

Locating Assets and using the Asset record to locate planned, current and completed work details.

Adding Assets

The creation of Asset records.  Discussion of numbering systems and grouping structures. The addition of Attributes, Parts Lists, Readings and Documents to the Asset structure.  This section also covers the cloning of Assets to speed data entry.


The set-up and maintenance of lookups (drop-down lists) to increase speed of data entry and ensure data integrity.


Creating a Location structure for use throughout the system.


Creating a list of Contacts which are used throughout the system. This topic covers Maintenance Staff, Contractors, Suppliers and other staff who may wish to request work to be done.  This section also covers adding users to the system, and password control.


Setting up Task details, estimating job time, and creating Parts Lists.

Work Scheduler

Combining Tasks with Work Subjects (Assets and Locations) to form maintenance plans. Amending Plans and the use of group scheduling.  This section also introduces the concept of the interactive planner, generating work and printing out Work Orders.

Adding Work Orders

Searching for open and closed Work Orders and Requests.  Adding new corrective Work Orders, allocating and scheduling work.  Printing Work Orders and informing Requesters of work progress.

Work Requester

Using the Work Requester to send new Work Requests to engineering.  Searching for existing Requests and checking their status. The Requester will be used primarily by staff who will have no day-to-day contact with the main system.

Signing Off Work

Closing planned and corrective Work Orders and Requests.  Adding analytical details such as Downtime, Labour Hours, Parts Costs, and breakdown information.

The Dashboard

Understanding the Dashboard graphs and tables as an overview of current work and using it for day-to-day work control.


How to make use of the Parts List when running Maintenance without the Materials module.

Document Manager

Adding new Documents to the register. Viewing and updating Documents and managing the Document Register.

System Settings

For key users:  the configuration of the system, control of Lookups and E-mail setup.


Running standard Reports, selecting, sorting and printing.