Pressures from the real world are driving computerized maintenance management/ enterprise asset management (CMMS/EAM) software vendors to rethink and revise not only their products, but how they can help users actually achieve a larger portion of the potential they shrink-wrap in every package.
More than ever, CMMS/EAM vendors need you, their clients, to succeed. Many have identified room for improvement and are focusing their efforts on four key areas: industry specialization, implementation, integration and functionality. The changes they wrought have prompted us to revise and expand the Plant Services CMMS/EAM Software Review, our detailed hands-on comparison of current offerings.
This new version of the review allows you to decide just how in-depth you want to be in controlling product comparisons, from simple browsing of vendor survey data to creating customized scores for each product based on the aspects most important to you.
During the past few years, there have been fewer entrants into the CMMS/EAM vendor world, along with tremendous consolidation. Many of the companies acquiring CMMS/EAM vendors are looking to expand their product and service offerings, such as large ERP, plant automation and specialty software companies. These are signs of a maturing market. From the customer’s perspective, this can be good news if product and service offerings are improved and better differentiated. Additionally, the companies that survive a period of consolidation tend to be more financially stable. However, with fewer competitors and more differentiated product and service offerings, there may be reduced pressure on vendors to negotiate prices.
CMMS Best Practices
- Growing your own CMMS
- CMMS software goes head-to-head
- Does plant size matter?
- The vendor evaluation process
- The 15 key selection criteria
- Configuring the CMMS
- Surveying CMMS users
- Keys to success with CMMS
- How mobile technology gets more out of a CMMS
- The basics of e-procurement
- Seven steps to using your CMMS to manage the supply chain
- Barcode basics
- What can CMMS specialization do for you?
- CMMS can reach beyond manufacturing, machinery, tools and equipment
- Must have CMMS features
- Know the capability of your knowledge management tools
- Simulation software: An important tool for modeling maintenance work
- Achieve smooth data transfer with system integration
- Getting the most out of your CMMS
- The post-implementation review
- Measuring risk versus reward in CMMS
- Four-part series: Leveraging the metrics
- Establishing the environment: Complement your CMMS with the right elements
- Use sound reasoning to determine maintenance best practices
- The best practices project
- Safety and the CMMS
- Lean operations: Use all that CMMS data
- Get a grasp on HR issues in the plant
- Clean up shop with CMMS
- Control the life cycle: Stick to a capital asset management plan
- Tips on using your CMMS to resolve organizational issues
- Tips for handling the delicate issue of labor standards
- Staying ahead with total productive maintenance
- Best practices start with training
- Use video to enhance your CMMS
Beyond maintenance management
- Managing knowledge via CMMS
- Be sure to look at the MRO chain for additional efficiencies
- Maintenance optimization and your plant
- Staying up to date with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
- Securing the CMMS and its contents
CMMS white papers
PlantServices.com is building its CMMS white paper library and is always searching for the best papers available for publish.
Building the Digital Foundation for Enterprise O&M Solutions
With the advent of FDT/DTM technology, process manufacturers’ options for monitoring and managing field devices over digital and wireless networks are wide open.
The use of Industrial Ethernet in the manufacturing environment is increasingly becoming a viable way of interconnecting the machines on the plant floor with users in the office, as well as with each other.
Intelligent information management
This paper will discuss how refiners can optimize their information management by changing their business processes and adding additional applications, while not putting any additional data collection or management burden on operations.
The Link Between Automation KPIs and Enterprise KPIs
This seven-page paper explains how keeping up to date with your short-term automation KPIs can greatly affect your long-term enterprise KPIs.
PlantServices.com editors are constantly reviewing and posting the newest CMMS products to the marketplace.
- SPL WorldGroup's Enterprise Business Intelligence features pre-configured analytics
- Avery Dennison offers multi-component RFID starter package
- The Works software improves operational efficiency
- American Power Conversion releases architecture program that features energy-efficient cooling systems
- Ashcom Technologies (Web site)
- Assetpoint (Web site)
- Champs (Web site)
- Cybermetrics (Web site)
- Datastream (Web site)
- DPSI (Web site)
- Exegesys (Web site)
- FSC Limited (Web site)
- IFS North America (Web site)
- Indus International (Web site)
- Invensys (Web site)
- Ivara (Web site)
- Maintenance Connection (Web site)
- Megamation (Web site)
- Microwest Software Systems (Web site)
- MRO Software (Web site)
- Opware (Web site)
- Oracle (Web site)
- Peoplesoft (Web site)
- Revere (Web site)
- SAP (Web site)
- SPL WorldGroup (Web site)
- Thinkage Ltd. (Web site)