Posted On: 01/31/2012
Special Report: CMMS and EAM software branches out
By Plant Services Staff
Today, more sophisticated user needs, increased competition, regulatory pressures and enhanced technology — including the Internet — are driving CMMS and EAM vendors to expand their features to address these needs. In this Plant Services Special Report, we take a look at the driving forces behind CMMS and EAM software feature development; what users of CMMS and EAM software should expect — and require — from their vendor partnerships and the role industry specialization is playing in this feature development.
Here is an excerpt from the report:
"Modern CMMS/EAM software packages are fairly flexible and adaptable. Regardless of a company’s size, industry, location, and technical requirements, there should be at least one CMMS solution out there that meets your needs, in whole or in part. That is the theory, but, of course, it assumes that users know what to do with the software once in their possession.
Simply purchasing and installing software doesn’t automatically translate into realizing its benefits. For example, a long-term partnership with a CMMS vendor is critical to ensure the software is configured to best meet your needs. As well, your choice of technology should fit well with your current architecture and your long-term strategic plan. Finally, the features and functions of your selected CMMS should be sufficient to meet your requirements today and long into the future. As your business grows, and as you continue to demand more advanced functionality, your CMMS vendor partner and its software solution must continue to flex with your ever-changing needs."
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