UpKeep

UpKeep

Mobile computerized maintenance management software

4.7/5 (978 reviews)

UpKeep Overview

UpKeep is a cloud-based CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) designed to be used on mobile devices, and suitable for a range of industries including manufacturing, construction, distribution, warehousing, utilities, hotels, restaurants, food processing, churches, education, and more. The system allows users to manage maintenance planning and work orders on-the-go, with tools for work order creation, prioritization, signature capture, image annotation, asset data import, barcode scanning, inventory management, chat & collaboration, invoice creation, and more.

UpKeep allows users to create custom work orders for multiple purposes, such as creating checklists and measuring values, using templates and form items. Files, pictures, and parts can all be added to tasks, and users can prioritize work orders according to their urgency. Work orders and invoices can be created in PDF format, and emailed or printed. Asset data can be imported into UpKeep from existing records, and barcodes assigned to parts or assets, which can be scanned to add them into work orders. Users can create recurring schedules for preventative maintenance, and reserve or schedule individual parts to be used for specific work orders. Inventory can be managed by location, and part history tracking allows users to see where each part has been used.

UpKeep automatically sends users push notifications and alerts in real time to inform them of any task updates or issues with equipment. Sensors can be integrated to enable real-time asset monitoring, and users can create triggers to automatically generate maintenance requests when specific conditions are reached. More than 50 different sensor types are supported, and users can view detailed reports of sensor data, such as humidity, tilt, temperature, and more. UpKeep also allows users to collaborate with real-time in-app chat for discussing issues or sharing updates, and reports on completed tasks, spend, and any recurring issues.

Pricing

Starting from
US$29,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

UpKeep Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
97% positive reviews
682
Excellent
267
Very good
26
Average
3
Poor
0
Terrible
Liam L.

Great for our medium sized business!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/03/02
Review Source: Capterra

Overall UpKeep is a great piece of software that continues to improve with regular feature updates. I would recommend it to anyone managing a medium to large sized business facility or multiple properties.

Pros

UpKeep is a great service for managing work orders, tracking assets and scheduling your teams time. The request portal and phone app make it easy for our managers to submit maintenance requests and for our maintenance team to prioritize and respond in a timely fashion. The asset system is great for tracking parts and preventative and reactive maintenance that has been performed on individual items such as HVAC units. The Ability to upload pictures and other files such as repair manuals, to work orders and assets is also a huge plus. All around UpKeep is a great piece of software that I would recommend to anyone with a medium to large size business or anyone managing multiple properties.

Cons

UpKeep offers the ability to generate PDF invoices to submit to clients however there is no way to save or return to a generated invoice within the software; once the invoice is exported as PDF and you close the window you can no longer return. I would love to see an invoicing feature that is more similar to the work order system. As a country club we not only track our internal maintenance, but maintenance performed on members golf carts and other items. The ability to generate invoices more fluidly would be much better than having to utilize an integration. I'm also disappointed that the ability to track additional costs related to a work order are only offered in the business plus plan, rather than the professional or starter plans. There are many times where I want to add an individual expense with a description attached to it, without having to input it in the parts and inventory section.

Response from UpKeep Technologies

Hi Liam, I'm so glad you're finding UpKeep both easy to use and valuable to your business! Additionally, we appreciate your detailed feedback in features you would like to see and how they would benefit you. Please know that we take all this feedback to heart and continue to work on releasing new features that will support you and your team!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Simon A.

Using upkeep for solar farm maintenance reporting.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/02/22
Review Source: Capterra

Upkeep has helped hugely in showing clients what we actually do and giving them real times as to how long process may take. Before a list of times and costs were all clients received as to now a full report which shows the lengths taken to complete the tasks .

Pros

The software is very easy to use on many different formats. Being able to report in real time is very helpful in the field and reports can be generated very easy for instant use. The end reports are very professional and and look the part. Photos added to reports are a good for clients to be able to see the works carried out and being able to add many photos to as many different topics i may need is great.

Cons

The application needs to have either 3g, 4g or wifi for real time this is great in areas with these capabilities but most solar farms in the middle of no where meaning i need to take photos and write my reports after i have done my job and returned to an area with wifi etc. Also only being able to upload 1 photo at a time makes the process drawn out as you have to keep going back to the report and then finding the photo you need...... There have also been instances when working in areas with 4g etc that reports that have been worked on have lost all info meaning they have to been done again.

Response from UpKeep Technologies

Hi Simon, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! I'm so excited that UpKeep has improved your ability to show all the hard work that you and your team are doing!!! Our mission is to empower you all in exactly that way to help you to get recognition for the work that might otherwise go unnoticed. In terms of the app needing 3G, 4G, or WiFi, the reason for this is to be able to send and receive updates in real time, especially in cases where team members may be spread across different locations. Providing more offline services may be something we can do in the future, but we hope it's not too much of an inconvenience at the time!

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Steven B.

Using this software, our company has increased workflow radically

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/07/03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The first point is the ability to categorize work orders, we have been able to pin point the major issues and delivery fast and effective solutions to our care homes.

Tracking the progress and being able to update the work order and receive this valuable information direct to a mobile device, whether it be a line of text or a picture.

I have noticed that the UpKeep scheduler is now up and running, this is going to save me a lot of time, currently I am taking the jobs and distributing these to the team via a excel spreadsheet, really looking forward to this addition to an already complete package.

The overdue work orders are also a great plus for our company, it shows where we are failing and possible target training to an individual who is struggling.

The main plus is having the data to analyse on a month by month basis. It show how well the performance of the team and individuals are coping with the work load, what home uses our Regional teams service the most and what areas of expertise are mainly required, again perfect for targeting training to the maintenance operative in the home. We have also used this system to compare our response time to a request, labour cost all against using out side contractors, this itself has ben an eye opener and has saved us.

Cons

The updates are only available for the users and not the requestors, this is a big issue for us as we are constantly asked 'What's happening' by the general managers of the homes. If there was a way that when the regional team assigned to the task could share the update, ie waiting for parts, called away etc..

Response from UpKeep Technologies

Hi Steven, Thank you for your review! It sounds like the reporting features have been especially great for you! Thank you as well for your feedback on how some features - or lack thereof - are affecting you and your team in real time. We're dedicated to constant improvement and learning from situations like these!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Gary C.

UpKeep for a Multiple Facility Manufacturer

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/03/12
Review Source: Capterra

This the first full CMMS our organization has ever used.
UpKeep was chosen after trying a number of CMMS systems against some basic goals.
UpKeep is competent, easy to implement, easy to use and has the best Customer Service team

Pros

The customer service is the best! Fast and competent replies to issues and feature requests.
Ease of use for everybody. Setup and maintaining the system was intensive since we have over 1000 assets spread out over 6 locations and 13 buildings and UpKeep is fast, easy and simple build the database with. The template uploads helped get us going and the inline editing was a great addition.

Cons

The "View Only" account is a free account. Since we have nearly 50 supervisors and leads, this free account could be the answer for communication and information. They can see open work orders so that they don't double a request. They can see the Preventive Maintenance calendar to plan their production around servicing of the machines. They can see the performance of the maintenance team in their departments. They can do reports. They can see everything.
The problem is if one of these "View Only" users submits a work request, they cannot comment on the work order. Commenting on ones work order is only allowed on the free "Requester" account or the paid accounts.
At first this wasn't much of a deterrent but having to call or send email to maintenance after submitting a request into UpKeep just to make a comment is tedious when the comment section is already in a work order.
It is even worse on mobile because it will let a person type a comment only to pop up a flag saying this is not allowed when pressing "Send". There have been a few frustrated users at this point.
I continue hope that the UpKeep team will resolve this and have a communication system that is the best!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Alexander J.

UpKeep: A Fantastic Tool for Maintenance

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/04/11
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, UpKeep was incredibly valuable to my teams, which were dispersed across several locales. It helped keep my maintenance team much more organized than they would have been without it. I highly recommend it.

Pros

UpKeep is an excellent tool to help you keep your maintenance projects organized, prioritized, and clearly communicated, particularly when working across dispersed locations. UpKeep allows you to centralize communication into on central database where you can communicate repairs, maintenance, and regularly scheduled preventative maintenance in once location. You have the capacity to analyze all repairs that have occurred historically, log expenses against those repairs, and make intelligent decisions on whether to repair or replace based on that information. This eliminates the need for phone calls, emails, texts, and every other communication method that can confuse maintenance supervisors. It helps prioritize so that your maintenance team can be most effective. You can also add as much detail into the repair requests to make sure the repair needed is very clear. Plus you can add photos.

Cons

Like most tools, the ramp up and learning stages take a bit of time. If you want to use the tool to its fullest, you'll need to manually input significant amounts of data and have access to historical data on expenses, SKUs, etc. A second challenge is that your maintenance team may feel as if they are pulled away from actual repair work in order to perform the administrative work needed to maintain the tool.

Response from UpKeep Technologies

Hi Alexander, Thanks for the review! I completely understand the learning curve can be frustrating when learning a new software. However, I am confident that if you compare it to other apps in the CMMS space, you'll find it fairly intuitive. Also, we have loads of video tutorials on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ewS5K1zt6TOpZBfXx8Yfw/featured) and an amazing customer support team that's available for you if you need more support! Don't hesitate to reach out at https://www.onupkeep.com/support.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

UpKeep Pricing

Starting from
US$29,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Starter: $25 per user, per month (billed annually) or $30 per user, per month (billed monthly)

Professional: $40 per user, per month (billed annually) or $48 per user, per month (billed monthly)

Business Plus: $70 per user, per month (billed annually) or $79 per user, per month (billed monthly)

Enterprise plans are available on request.

UpKeep Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Custom Fields
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Compliance Management
  • Reporting & Statistics

Additional information for UpKeep

Key features of UpKeep

  • Asset data import
  • Asset management
  • Barcode scanning
  • Company request portal
  • Custom form fields
  • Dashboard & reporting
  • Enhanced scheduling
  • File & photo storage
  • Inventory management by location
  • Invoice PDF printing & emailing
  • Part history tracking
  • Preventative maintenance scheduling
  • Real-time chat
  • Real-time push notifications
  • Recurring tasks
  • Request status tracking
  • Signature capture
  • User access controls
  • Video uploading
  • Work order PDF printing & emailing
  • Work order prioritization
  • Work order templates

Benefits

  • Notifications and alerts are generated in real time, to inform users of any updates to tasks and asset failures.

  • Work orders can be customized to track notes, create checklists, and measure values, with the ability to set priority levels and add pictures, files, or parts to each individual task.

  • Data on existing assets can be imported, and users can scan barcodes on assets or parts to add them to work orders, reserve and schedule parts to be used in maintenance, and track part histories.

  • Branded, customized request portals can be created to allow requests to be made by anyone, from any device, with notifications for new requests, and the ability to track request statuses in real time.

  • Sensors can be integrated with UpKeep, allowing users to monitor assets in real time, define conditions to automatically trigger maintenance requests, view detailed sensor reports, and more.

  • UpKeep FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for UpKeep.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does UpKeep offer?

    UpKeep offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$29,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Starter: $25 per user, per month (billed annually) or $30 per user, per month (billed monthly)

    Professional: $40 per user, per month (billed annually) or $48 per user, per month (billed monthly)

    Business Plus: $70 per user, per month (billed annually) or $79 per user, per month (billed monthly)

    Enterprise plans are available on request.

    Q. What are the main features of UpKeep?

    UpKeep offers the following features:

    • Asset data import
    • Asset management
    • Barcode scanning
    • Company request portal
    • Custom form fields
    • Dashboard & reporting
    • Enhanced scheduling
    • File & photo storage
    • Inventory management by location
    • Invoice PDF printing & emailing
    • Part history tracking
    • Preventative maintenance scheduling
    • Real-time chat
    • Real-time push notifications
    • Recurring tasks
    • Request status tracking
    • Signature capture
    • User access controls
    • Video uploading
    • Work order PDF printing & emailing
    • Work order prioritization
    • Work order templates

    Q. Who are the typical users of UpKeep?

    UpKeep has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does UpKeep support?

    UpKeep supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does UpKeep offer?

    UpKeep has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does UpKeep support mobile devices?

    UpKeep supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does UpKeep integrate with?

    UpKeep integrates with the following applications:

    Magpie Property Management Software, Slack, Slack, Zapier

    Q. What level of support does UpKeep offer?

    UpKeep offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials