This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase an EAM/CMMS solution. Based on data collected from EAM/CMMS software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012, the report details what TEC data reveals about your peers' requirements for EAM/CMMS solutions, including functionalities, delivery models and access, customization and integration, server and database platforms, and budgeting.
About This Report
This report is based on aggregate data collected from 280 EAM/CMMS software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers' (TE C's} TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012. TEC Advisor contains detailed information about product capabilities: for a wide variety of enterprise software solutions, including EAM/CMMS solutions.
Using TEC Advisor, business decision makers can define their companies' high-level EAM/CMMS software requirements in order to identify a working list of s-ol utions to evaluate in depth. They can then compare how, and how well, different solutions support their requirements.
The Value of Peer Assessment
Although each organization has its own unique EAM/CMMS requirements, it's useful to consider what other companies are seeking in terms of features, pricing, and specific technical and methodological considerations.
Studying what your peers and competitors: are looking for in an EAM/CMMS solution can help you develop an understanding of what EAM/CMMS software vendors offer, what other companies have identified as important requirements, and what might be a good fit for your own organization.
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Entreprise asset management systems typically enable the planning, controlling, and monitoring of assets and events. Assets may be either physical, information technology (IT), or digital. This knowledge base includes criteria for comparing general computerized maintenance mangement system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that are necessary to support asset management practices.
In order to properly manage large volumes of assets across an organization, a company needs a system that will, for each asset, provide detailed definitions of the asset, the ability to track the condition of the asset, track inspections, and identify and manage the work that needs to be performed on the asset.
Computerized maintenance management capabilities of a system include creating and managing work orders for assets, scheduling preventative maintenance, tracking complete history of assets including calibration, and providing for the full management of the maintenance associated with vehicles and similar assets.
Some benefits of EAM/CMMS systems include:
lifecycle tracking of physical assets-knowing exactly where an asset is and its disposition;
the ability to manage facility and physical asset maintenance paperlessly; and
the ability to ensure that all assets have been calibrated and maintained appropriately.
Thus, organizations without effective EAM/CMMS software run the risks of being unable to provide a full account of all physical assets owned; not being able to properly schedule maintenance of physical assets; and having no method for determining how many IT assets (computers and software licenses) need upgrading or replacement.