Parts forecaster FAQs

This article answers frequently asked questions about the parts forecaster. Use the links below to jump to the appropriate question:

Which tiers is the parts forecaster available on?

The parts forecaster is available at no additional cost to customers on the Professional and Enterprise tiers.

Do I have to use the parts and supplies module to use the parts forecaster?

Yes, because the parts forecaster uses historical parts data, you must use the parts and supplies module in order to use the parts forecaster. To learn more about setting up parts, see the Parts and Supplies section.

Can I use the parts forecaster if my CMMS is integrated with an ERP?

Yes, customers who use the Integration Hub to connect their CMMS to an ERP can still use the parts forecaster, provided that they’re also using the parts and supplies module.

How do I enable the parts forecaster for my organization?

We make it easy for you to enable the parts forecaster: all you have to do is contact a Fiix representative to request access to this feature.  We’ll ask you some questions about your desired report configuration to get you started, such as which parts you want to report on and how often you want to receive reports.

Which parts should I include in the report?

You can include any of your parts in the report. We suggest including your most critical parts so that you can focus on the predictions that will have the highest impact.

If you need help deciding which parts to include, try running one of the following reports:

  • The CMMS Top Parts Consumed report, which identifies the top 30 parts consumed against your work orders.

  • The Low Stock Inventory Items report, which lists all inventory items with low stock.

  • The Low Stock Inventory Items (with PO information) report, which also lists inventory items with low stock, but also indicates which items have purchase orders.

What if I want to change my report configuration?

No problem! Contact a Fiix representative and we’ll update the configuration for you.

Why is the recommended purchase quantity 0?

If you have enough stock on hand to fulfill the predicted usage without going below the minimum quantity for that part, the report will show “0” as the purchase quantity.

For example, your minimum quantity for a part is 50, you currently have 70 on hand, and we predict you’ll need 10 parts for that reporting period. In that case, we wouldn’t recommend that you purchase any parts, as you’ll still have enough on hand to fulfill the predicted usage without dipping below the minimum quantity.

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