A new standard for developing maintenance plans


Innovating continuous improvement of maintenance

Maintenance influences failure behaviour.  Maintenance plans influence production efficiency. But traditional maintenance plans are still based on assets and cost drivers. Professional cost effective maintenance programs are build on the failure behaviour of production processes which interact with people-procedures-processes. To be able to develop the best maintenance plans, all knowledge and experience and continuous improvement should be build up to be able to accelerate and “Become Better Each day”.

Future maintenance is the reponsibility of all departments who influence production efficiency. Because they all have knowledge about failures.

The best approach to develop maintenance concepts is Reliability-centred Maintenance. It produces the highest quality in maintenance concepts. But that is not needed on all systems. The best in Class manufacturers use different approaches. Work fast and less thorough for low critical systems and work detailed and thorough to get the highest quality for high critical systems. And use bits of both in the middle.

Maintenance plans must be maintained too. DORA software is especially developed for production processes that need the combination of thorough and fast solutions and continuous improvement in maintaining all factors that influence efficiency.

3 methodologies

DORA combines 3 methodologies to develop high – medium – low critical maintenance plans. Dynamic production environments do need dynamic and up-to-date maintenance programs. DORA is short for “Dynamic Operational Reliability Analyser”.

Cover the failure behaviour of your process

The best maintenance programs cover the full failure behaviour of processes. So if you have unwanted downtime and/or high costs and/or quality issues, your maintenance programs do NOT cover your process behaviour. Your MPE (Maintenance Program Effectiveness) is too low!  DORA is the answer to develop, optimise and continuously “Become Better Each Day”.

Continuous Improvement

DORA facilitates Continuous Improvement of your assets and processes. Maintenance and Reliability professionals use DORA to create, develop and optimise new and existing maintenance programmes for production processes and assets. Periodically these updated maintenance programmes are updated back into your CMMS, which can be any CMMS. Because it is web based, information on DORA can be accessed by people throughout the organisation, so continuous Improvement can become a way of life. DORA uses three levels of methodology, which are fully scalable, depending on your budget and business needs:
  • QM – Quick Maintenance (to develop fast maintenance programmes for Low Criticality Processes and assets).
  • ODM – Object Driven Maintenance (utilising more data and analysis for Medium Criticality Processes and assets).
  • Dynamic RCM – Dynamic Reliability Centred Maintenance (conducting in-depth RCM to develop fully defendable programmes for High Criticality Processes and assets).
Maintenance should maintain functions of processes.  John Moubray said once: “Maintenance is all about managing the consequences of failure”. This is still very true. Old school maintenance is about working on assets. DORA focuses on processes as well as assets. Some think maintenance is about repairing, but our aim is to reduce or eliminate maintenance and waste as far as possible.
Aim for – Better Each Day

DORA 4 is available in 3 versions:

  • Yearly subscription.
    • Web based
    • Two factor authentication
    • Secure lines
    • Daily backups
  • Buy DORA with hosting on our servers.
    • Connection with other systems possible.
  • Buy DORA with hosting on your own server.
    • Connection with other systems possible.

DORA is ready for Internet 4, sensordata, datamining and procesmining.


DORA software is a product of the European Reliability Centre (ERC) B.V.
All RCM – ODM – QM trainings are organised by ERC.
DORA is a registered trademark.


Please contact us for more information.