Launches CMMS Software Review


Dec 01, 2006

Real-world pressures 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 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 to revise and expand the Plant Services CMMS/EAM Software Review, its detailed hands-on comparison of current offerings.

This new version of the review allows CMMS/EAM specifiers to decide just how in-depth they want to be in controlling product comparisons, from simple browsing of vendor survey data to creating customized scores for each product based on prioritizing aspects most critical to their applications. Aspects range from essentials such as price range and contact information to high-level functions for mobile technology and ERP integration. Specifiers can assign a rank of importance to more than 25 CMMS attributes, then let the tool show them which vendors rank highly in the areas most important to you.

The tool is powered by the research of CMMS/EAM consultant David Berger, P.Eng., who has written a monthly column for Plant Services magazine for more than 14 years and was recently awarded the Sergio Guy Memorial Award in recognition of his significant contribution to the maintenance and asset management profession. (View an archive of Berger's work; View Berger's biography.)

For further information, see the Plant Services CMMS/EAM Software Review or contact Plant Services Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker, CMRP.