Maintenance Management (CMMS)

CMMS Open Source: Is It Worth It?

Companies looking for CMMS software, or Computerized Maintenance Management Systems, can face some significant decisions. This type of enterprise resource can be tremendously valuable and save enormous amounts of time, effort and money. One of the most significant choices that goes into considering a CMMS system is whether to go with proprietary licensed products or CMMS open source software.

Bergen AdairCMMS Open Source: Is It Worth It?
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The Difference Between EAM and CMMS Software

When it comes to managing your assets, you want to be sure you’re choosing the right kind of software. Enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) are both asset management/maintenance systems, and are alike in many ways. The difference between EAM and CMMS comes down to their functionality and most common uses. We’ll break them down in an EAM vs CMMS comparison, so you can rest easy knowing you’re choosing the perfect type of software for your organization.

Bergen AdairThe Difference Between EAM and CMMS Software
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8 Key Benefits of Preventive Maintenance Software in 2019

The benefits of preventive maintenance software (a common feature of CMMS software) offers users a wide range of capabilities and perks. Mainly, it helps assess and evaluate assets in order to ensure they are operating at peak performance for the enterprise. In many ways, CMMS functions as a decision support tool for maintenance. It helps promote predictive and preventive maintenance to steer users away from relying on simply reactive maintenance routines. Here are eight key preventive maintenance benefits from using the software:

Bergen Adair8 Key Benefits of Preventive Maintenance Software in 2019
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The Top CMMS Selection Requirements And Functions

The advances of mobile technology and web-based software have provided users with on-the-go and round-the-clock access to software programs like never before. These tech trends allow niche B2B systems such as the ever-growing CMMS software market to increase in popularity. Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) no longer adhere to a one-size-fits-all approach; rather, CMMS is made up of custom features delivered through flexible platforms. But which CMMS requirements do most platforms offer?

Hippo CMMSThe Top CMMS Selection Requirements And Functions
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Most Affordable CMMS Software of 2019

Maintenance management is many things — crucial, becoming more advanced and incredibly diverse, just to name a few. But one thing it usually isn’t is cheap. Luckily for you, there are plenty of affordable, open-source and free CMMS software solutions on the market. To help you in your search, we’ve made a list of the most affordable and free maintenance management software of 2019.

Bergen AdairMost Affordable CMMS Software of 2019
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The Best Work Order Management Software in 2019

Work order management software is a specific kind of work order asset management software that helps to create and manage service requests and — you guessed it — work orders. So, what is a work order? Usually, these work orders are for various types of maintenance tasks. Work order software is often folded into a category called computerized maintenance management systems, or CMMS software. But you can also find work order management functionality from field service management, or FSM software.

Kim O'ShaughnessyThe Best Work Order Management Software in 2019
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Leveraging CMMS Software to Transform a Company’s Maintenance Department

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) have become the preferred maintenance management tool for a growing number of companies of all sizes and across a broad range of sectors. Companies adopting CMMS maintenance software have traded in pencil and paper approaches to facility management in favor of fully automated ones. These systems minimize long time lags between identifying a maintenance problem and resolving it. They also reduce the human errors and inefficient utilization of technician times that were previously associated with manually managed maintenance operations.

Reena SommerLeveraging CMMS Software to Transform a Company’s Maintenance Department
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Enterprise Asset Management Checklist & System Requirements Template

There’s nothing more important to a business than managing its assets, and we know it can be overwhelming to tackle. Enterprise asset management software (EAM) undertakes this task so you can get back to the business of running your business.  If you’re considering purchasing an EAM platform, it’s crucial to know what to expect from EAM vendors and to know exactly which features you need. We’ve made this helpful asset management checklist and system requirements to help you in your selection process.

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IBM Maximo vs SAP

Flaunting your assets can have several meanings — but it remains true that to flaunt them, you’ve got to take care of them! In business, you also have to manage those assets in order to maintain their value and keep them up and running. Luckily, you don’t have to work hard to keep them working when you use enterprise asset management software.

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The Best Asset Management Software in 2019

Are you aware of the condition of your assets right now, as you’re reading this? An organization is nothing without its assets — but they can be a lot to manage on your own. That’s why most businesses use enterprise asset management (EAM) software to digitize many of the elements of asset management to improve efficiency and reliability.

All EAM software — a subcategory of CMMS software — offer asset management, but some stand out from the crowd for this crucial feature. Here are the best EAM vendors for both fixed and IT asset management.

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How Mobile CMMS Benefits Manufacturers

Maintenance staff at manufacturing plants are often on the move, needing quick access to data related to equipment and repairs. Relying on paperwork stored in one physical location to complete job duties isn’t always convenient — or realistic, for that matter. Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) have long benefitted maintenance departments by centralizing data and automating tasks. However, mobile CMMS applications are increasingly becoming a must-have for industry professionals.

DPSIHow Mobile CMMS Benefits Manufacturers
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The Future of Power Plant Software

Power plants are not to be messed with. They’re incredibly important to our everyday lives, filled with energy and, most importantly, they can be dangerous. Power plants simply can’t afford to make errors, which means that maintenance and management has to be top notch. And organizing all of that work is tough — if not impossible — to do manually. So how can you handle the day-to-day operations at peak efficiency? With power plant software.

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Fixed Asset Management Software: Features, Requirements, Benefits and Recommended Vendors

The ability to effectively track assets is essential for any company, no matter its size or the industry that it operates in. Every company has fixed assets such as machines and equipment that are needed to operate properly, as well as many smaller assets that also need to be tracked and managed.

SelectHubFixed Asset Management Software: Features, Requirements, Benefits and Recommended Vendors
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Leading Healthcare CMMS Solutions

There are over 5,000 hospitals operating in the United States, according to the most recent American Hospital Association data. Each of them faces maintenance challenges that need to be dealt with in an efficient and effective manner. That’s why running a hospital today is unimaginable without the help of a comprehensive Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

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Manufacturing Maintenance Software: Benefits and Recommendations

If only manufacturing plants were like regular plants. Wouldn’t it be nice if all you had to do was put them in sunlight and pour water on them every day? Sadly, there’s a little more work involved in keeping a manufacturing operation running. From organizing maintenance workers to scheduling maintenance and handling work orders, there’s a lot that goes into the maintenance of a manufacturing facility. Luckily for maintenance managers, manufacturing maintenance software makes that job a lot easier.

SelectHubManufacturing Maintenance Software: Benefits and Recommendations
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