Oz. Product Information

Oz. consists of nine components which work interactively:


    The MASTER SCHEDULE is the heart of the system. It stores all of the information about regularly scheduled jobs. To set up your schedule, you would supply the schedule start date, the instructions for the job, the interval between jobs and other related data.

    Although you could load all of this information at one time before you start, it really is not necessary. If time is short or you have been too unorganized to know where to begin, you can start off slowly and put only your most important PM tasks into the work schedule at first. Oz. will take it from there.

    When you are ready, you can tell Oz. that you want to make work orders for a specific time period, say one week. All of the tasks that you put in your schedule which are due in that week will be made into active work orders.


    "Active" refers to the fact that the work has not yet been performed. All of those preventive maintenance jobs that were scheduled are in here, as well as other one-time or emergency work orders that you will enter.

    Work orders can be printed according to any date range you may set. You can specify a supplement sheet to be printed along with a work order. A supplement sheet can be used for anything you would like. You could make a checklist for the work crew, draw a diagram, or include engineering specifications for a job.

    In addition to printing work orders and supplement sheets, a variety of useful reports can be generated from the active work orders. By printing these reports, you will have an overview of the work to be done, including estimates of labor, materials and equipment needed for each job, as well as the estimated downtime and its cost.

    When a work order has been performed, all of the information pertaining to the work (date completed, materials, labor and equipment used, comments from the crew, etc.) is entered. If it was a regularly scheduled job, the next schedule is calculated. The order now becomes a completed work order.

    All work orders are stored here in their entirety upon completion. This allows printing of reports showing materials, labor and equipment utilization, downtime and its cost and a complete history of all work performed. All work history for a selected piece of equipment can be printed for a complete equipment profile.

    Oz. allows you to look into the future to determine the labor, equipment and materials you will need for any period of time you choose. A 52-week schedule can be created here. You also know the scheduled downtime for each piece of equipment. This is an invaluable tool for ordering parts and balancing your workload.
    All information regarding a specific task or piece of equipment is stored here. Its description, location, tag number, serial number, model number and manufacturer are easily accessed. You can even store customized nameplate data about your equipment.

    You can keep track of important information about your suppliers here. Ordering parts and service for your machinery is not a major chore when the phone number and representative's name are at your fingertips.

    Having the proper parts on hand is crucial to the timely completion of jobs. Oz. keeps track of parts on hand/on order, prices, reorder points, storage locations and preferred vendor. Inventory can be reduced immediately when parts are requisitioned, or upon completion of the job. Parts listings, low stock report, receiving log and purchase requisitions can be generated within the inventory module. Inventory can be updated with files from bar code readers.

    Oz. allows you to change the wording on the screens and reports to reflect your own terminology. Why should you have to adjust your nomenclature to match the software package? Oz. will display the input screen -- If you don't like our wording, just change it by typing over it. You can change it as many times as you like -- the new terminology is printed on your reports as well.

    Oz. can make your data accessible to other software packages. Just by choosing to write your information to a disk file, you will be able to use it within your favorite spreadsheet or database for further manipulation.

    Your work orders can have as much or as little detail as you wish. You can print a quick "work ticket" for a service request, a very detailed work order with a checklist for PM work, or anything in between.

    You have access to text processing to keep detailed data about your equipment, employees, etc.

    All of these customization features give you the ultimate in user power and flexibility. You have the capability to adapt the system to your needs.

    Oz. provides custom reporting in a quick, easy-to-use form. Just by filing in the blanks, you can create your own report from any of the eight subsystems. It's easy to ask "what if?" questions when all of the data is available to you.

    Oz.'s Ad Hoc Report System uses artificial intelligence to answer your plain English queries. Operators without Oz. experience can type in English (not english-like, but pure English) questions to easily obtain needed information.

    In addition to standard graphs, Oz. can generate presentation quality custom graphs.

    Oz. links files together by providing convenient look-up windows to view additional data. While entering a work order, it is not necessary to memorize the equipment number. With the press of a button, you can view the entire equipment file. If the record is not found, you can add it on the spot, without having to go elsewhere in the system. Oz. allows you to store often-used words and/or phrases in the look-up. This can save you a tremendous amount of input time and effort and using the look-ups to input data insures consistancy of terms.

    Another Oz. feature that helps to reduce time and keystrokes is its pre-loading feature. While adding records, Oz. will pre-load some of the fields to the values entered on the last record. If the new field is different, type over it, if it is the same, just press enter. For records that are identical, with the exception of one or two fields, you can copy all of the data from one record to another and just make the minor changes. These pre-load and copy features mean drastically reduced time spent on loading your data.

    You can also inquire about a specific part of a subsystem, such as "I wonder how many of our vendors are located in New Jersey?" With our on-screen inquiry, you can see each vendor who fits that description just by filling in "NJ" for the state. What could be simpler than that? Oz. allows you to do a search on any field or any combination of fields. You might recall that the Vendor is from a certain city, but not remember the Vendor name, or maybe you only recall the contact's first name. This feature allows you to search for your data with whatever information you can recall.

    * Completely integrated object-oriented system.
    * Completely GUI or speech-driven.
    * Customizable terminology & work orders.
    * Automatic scheduling of preventive maintenance tasks
      based on:
      * time intervals
      * calendar dates
      * meter reading
    * The Oz. Ad Hoc Reporting System
    * Unlimited Work order supplement sheets.
    * Bar Code interface.
    * Pop-up look-up windows which link files.
    * Networking capability.
    * On-screen inquiry.
    * Custom reports.
    * Forecasting.
    * Equipment history reports and screens.
    * Reports that track all costs associated with a task.
    * Interface with spreadsheet or database packages.
    * A variety of support packages available.

    The ability to see and run Oz. first-hand on your own Java-enabled browser!

Technical Data
    * Oz. is a OS/2-based CMMS; We chose to develop for OS/2 because it is an extremely stable, reliable operating system.
     * Oz. runs on most local area networks.

    * With Oz.-on-a-Browser, you can access it over the internet with any Java-enabled browser.

    * Oz. does not limit the number of records in its data files. The amount of data that can be stored is limited only by your hard disk capacity.

    * Oz. data can easily be exported for use in your spreadsheets, etc. The data is written to an ASCII formated file.

Data conversion of OOPS! data is free with the purchase of Oz.
We will give you a bid for conversion of data from non-OOPS! packages.

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    Onsite training is available for $350.00 per day, plus reasonable travel expenses.

    CUSTOM PROGRAMMING: Estimates available on request.

    Sales Office:  (412) 488-9730 in PA or Fax Line: (412) 291-2926

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