Voices: Asset Manager

David Berger, P.Eng. has been a contributing editor since 1992, providing advice to management from Maintenance, Engineering and Operations on how to manage assets more efficiently and effectively. His monthly column, Asset Manager, covers a broad range of topics including asset management strategy, CMMS/EAM, asset management best practices, and organizational design issues.

Comparing RFP vs. RFQ vs. RFI approaches when purchasing a CMMS

David Berger says determine your user requirements before purchasing a CMMS.

By David Berger
Feb 2, 2015

There are many ways to approach the procurement of software, hardware, or services, whenever you decide to replace or upgrade your CMMS and related systems. Regardless of which approach you use, there is always an element of gathering information, obtaining a price, and negotiating terms and conditions based on user requirements. This may involve multiple informal or formal methods as described in this column.

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