The best way to deal with problems is to stop them from happening in the first place. That’s where preventative maintenance comes in.
Preventive maintenance involves performing activities to prevent the occurrence of errors. It tends to reduce the software complexity, improving program understandability and increasing software maintainability. It comprises documentation updating, code optimization, and code restructuring. Documentation updating involves modifying the documents affected by the changes to correspond to the system’s present state. Code optimization involves modifying the programs for faster execution or efficient use of storage space. Code restructuring involves transforming the program structure to reduce the complexity of source code and make it easier to understand.
Preventive maintenance is limited to the maintenance organization only, and no external requests are acquired for this type of maintenance.
A good preventive maintenance program incorporates a comprehensive backup plan, measures to secure the system against malicious exploits, periodic hardware and software maintenance, and steps to maintain general system tidiness. The goals of preventative maintenance are to reduce the likelihood of hardware failures, extend the system’s useful life, minimize system crashes caused by outdated drivers and other software problems, secure the system against viruses and other malware, and prevent data loss.
In domains like Oil and gas, and manufacturing, the advantages of Preventive maintenance majorly include :
- Reduces breakdown and thereby downtime
- Lower maintenance and repair costs
- Less standby equipment and spare parts
- Better product quality and fewer reworks and scraps
Management and preventive maintenance of software used for inventory management also help in the above. As part of the preventive maintenance, AnAr ensures that the system has the optimal performance, provides advice on the identified possible improvements of the system, know-how for increasing the efficiency, and information about the risks that may affect the optimal operation of the system, which are outside the scope of this maintenance
We offer extensive software maintenance solutions in a range of all the above. For more information, contact us.