CMMS vs EAM

CMMS and EAM: What You Need To Know

By Maintenance Management

There are hundreds of software solutions available on the market these days. For maintenance professionals, making a choice can be tricky because each system promises to deliver the best maintenance and asset management solution. The challenge is that they’re not equal at all. Although many of them have some overlapping functions, there are specific benefits you’ll get from each one. Understanding these differences will help you to choose the right solution for your organization. Here’s a brief comparison between two of the most commonly used software for companies with a considerable asset base – enterprise asset management (EAM) system and…

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Can CMMS Help Industries Go Green

Can CMMS Help Industries Go Green?

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Computerized Maintenance and Management Systems (CMMS) are widely used to streamline business operations, but their power does not end in this arena. CMMS technology is also capable of assisting companies in improving their manufacturing processes and to fundamentally change how these processes impact the environment around them. By using a CMMS solution businesses can lower their environmental footprints and decrease their production costs while still tracking maintenance activities, equipment costs and workflow. CMMs’ environmental benefits make this type of software invaluable for manufacturing businesses who want to move towards ‘going green’. The climate crisis is currently front and centre of…

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What Training Comes With A CMMS Purchase

What Training Comes With A CMMS Purchase?

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Making the decision to deploy a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) solution for your organization is one of the best steps you can take to give your business a competitive edge and eliminate lingering inefficiencies in your maintenance operations. However, have you discussed with your CMMS vendor the type of after-sales support you’re going to need? Or do you have a clear idea of what kind of information a CMMS purchase should come with? Our years of experience with providing CMMS solutions to numerous clients means that we understand how important the implementation stage is and some of the challenges…

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7 Key Questions To Ask Before Signing Up A CMMS Provider

7 Key Questions To Ask Before Signing Up A CMMS Provider

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As a building owner or manager, you already know that it’s not an easy process to choose a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) brand. Remember that ideally, your CMMS vendor is not just selling you a product; they should be a dependable partner right from the implementation stage. Yet, the sad reality is that because many potential buyers fail to ask their vendor some particular questions, the CMMS project flops either because it’s a mismatch or due to some other problem(s). Fortunately, our years of experience in maintenance management has positioned us to observe some of the mistakes that buyers…

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How Can CMMS Help You in Managing Repair and Maintenance Budgets

How Can CMMS Help You in Managing Repair and Maintenance Budgets

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Ask most maintenance managers what their major concerns are and the feedback you will get will usually include managing costs and controlling their budget. It’s easy to see why; the cost of equipment maintenance and building management can escalate quickly in most modern buildings today. The situation can become so bad that a building owner could find themself running at a loss year after year. That’s not OK and we’re here to help! CMMS: A Better Way To Manage Maintenance and Repair Budgets Although you cannot completely eliminate maintenance expenditure, with some foresight, tweaks, and planning, you should see significant…

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CMMS And Managing CAPEX Projects

CMMS And Managing CAPEX Projects

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Capital expenditure, or CapEx, is made up of the money that an organization spends buying, replacing, or upgrading its fixed assets, like land, buildings, vehicles, and equipment. Spending on this category of assets is important for the survival and growth of any corporate entity with substantial physical assets. Without capex, an organization’s assets will fall into decay and waste away. However, capital expenses are by nature high-cost investments. Therefore, as a business owner, you’ll need to track capex projects closely to avoid a serious budget overrun and the financial drain that comes with it. If you’ve faced this kind of…

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Axxerion CMMS Integrates with Ariba

Axxerion CMMS Integrates with Ariba

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Axxerion IWMS/Contract Management is now seamlessly integrated with SAP Ariba to provide the following: Seamless connection for Contract requests submitted through Ariba or Axxerion Contract generation and approvals in Axxerion Contract execution in Axxerion Purchase order generation in Ariba through integration Contract and purchase requests are completely integrated and synched between the two systems. Axxerion workflow automatically triggers the necessary processes generation/review/approval of contract requests. After approval of the contract, the executed copy is transferred back to Ariba. Axxerion is highly configurable IWMS/Contract Management system and can tailor the purchasing processes including contract management, supplier management and inventory management for…

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CMMS And ADA Compliance

CMMS And ADA Compliance

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed into law by the US government in 1990. It seeks to prevent discrimination against individuals that are living with disabilities. Under ADA, building administrators are to provide disabled individuals access to public accommodations, commercial areas, and state/local government facilities. Building managers are also required to remove any obstacles that will impair access to these buildings. Making your facility ADA-compliant, and maintaining your compliance status, is a valuable achievement that can potentially save you from costly litigation problems. ADA Compliance: Important Notes For Facility Managers Though there are still many reforms going on…

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CMMS And Managing COVID-19 Safety Issues

CMMS And Managing COVID-19 Safety Issues

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In view of the continuous and rapid spread of the novel corona virus (COVID-19) and its alarming effects on infected persons, facility management professionals need to be well-positioned to tackle the dangers of coronavirus-related issues head-on. It’s of utmost importance that they learn how to prevent it in their buildings and then contain it swiftly in the case of infection. About COVID-19 COVID-19 belongs to a large family of corona viruses (CoV) that manifest in humans in varying forms of severity from the common cold to more severe diseases, pneumonia, and death. COVID-19 is a new strain that was first…

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Why CMMS Implementations Fail

Why CMMS Implementations Fail

By Maintenance Management

Although a successful CMMS implementation can revolutionize a company’s maintenance efficiency, the sad reality is that many organizations often get this critical step wrong. Any business owner that decides to adopt a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) has most likely researched the many benefits that their company will gain from using the software. Therefore, it would be quite disappointing if their CMMS implementation project fails. Again, considering the time, labor, and expenses that they devoted to the project would make it all the more frustrating. In such situations, the company would have to spend more money and time trying to…

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