Although not a service management (SM) application itself, the planned maintenance
application works with SM applications to help organizations manage regular, preventive
maintenance of their assets.
The application uses maintenance plans to trigger the automatic creation of work orders or
facilities requests. These work orders and facilities requests define how to perform maintenance
on devices and vehicles, or just about any type of asset that requires maintenance. Work orders
and requests can be based on a specific time interval, such as after a specified number of months
since the previous maintenance was performed, or they can be based on meters or usage. For
example, after a specified number of pages are printed or a specified number of miles are driven.