CMMS/EAM vendors rely on their products helping you succeed

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.

Industry Trends

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.

Go to the CMMS/EAM review


CMMS Best Practices

Specification

Focused features

Implementation

Optimization

Maintenance management

Beyond maintenance management


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.

Industrial Ethernet
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.

» More CMMS white papers
» Send us a CMMS white paper


CMMS Products

PlantServices.com editors are constantly reviewing and posting the newest CMMS products to the marketplace.

» More CMMS products


 

Vendors

 

Free Subscriptions

Plant Services Digital Edition

Access the entire print issue on-line and be notified each month via e-mail when your new issue is ready for you. Subscribe Today.

plantservices.com E-Newsletters

Get Plant Services delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday! Sign up for Plant Services' complimentary Smart Minute e-newsletter to get maintenance and reliability know-how you can put to use today, plus the latest manufacturing news from around the Web, special reports, and more. Learn more and subscribe for free today.