Bigfoot CMMS by Smartware Group CMMS/EAM Certification Report

Bigfoot CMMS by Smartware Group Inc. is now TEC certified as a computerized maintenance management/enterprise asset management (CMMS/EAM) solution. Bigfoot CMMS delivers an easy-to-use and powerful horizontal solution to meet the CMMS/EAM needs of manufacturing-related industries and other industries that need to control their assets and efficiently manage the work associated with those fixed assets. For product analysis, comparison with the industry average CMMS/EAM solution, and in-depth analyst commentary on the product and its place in the CMMS/EAM market, download the Bigfoot CMMS certification report now.

About This Report

Bigfoot CMMS certified by
Ted Rohm, Senior ERP Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers

Demonstration conducted by
Paul Lachance, President and Chief Technology Officer, Smartware Group Inc.

Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Bigfoot CMMS by Smartware Group Inc. is now TEC Certified as a computerized maintenance management/enterprise asset management (CMMS/EAM) solution. TEC’s CMMS-EAM Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of CMMS/EAM software. Data used in the Evaluation Center are obtained from the vendor’s responses to TEC’s research questionnaire. Certification ensures that Smartware Group Inc. has demonstrated Bigfoot CMMS' support for specific real-world business processes chosen by TEC analysts, and that TEC analysts have analytically and comparatively reviewed research questionnaire data about Bigfoot CMMS against known benchmarks.

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Report Contents

Company and Product Overview

TEC certification of cloud-based Bigfoot CMMS by Smartware Group, Inc. (versions Enterprise and Enterprise+) was done in March 2014. Enterprise and Enterprise+ are upgraded versions of Bigfoot CMMS, offering a new, enhanced user interface and increased functionality, and designed for all platforms, including tablet, PC, and smartphone, to help maintenance professionals in today’s fast-paced and mobile business world with their computerized maintenance management/enterprise asset management (CMMS/EAM) needs. These versions of Bigfoot CMMS are due to be released for general availability in June 2014.

Smartware Group was founded in 2002 by Dave Peelstrom and Paul Lachance, each with over 18 years’ experience in the CMMS and preventive maintenance industry. Smartware Group has focused on providing a complete yet easy-to-use solution for organizations requiring CMMS and EAM capabilities. The company’s emphasis is on the end user experience, so much so that they have trademarked the phrase “quick to learn for quick results,”™ meaning that Smartware Group strives to pair easy-to-use, intuitive software design with powerful functionality, so users can start seeing results quickly—often within weeks. Read more

Benchmark Results for Bigfoot CMMS

The TEC Focus Indicator presents the results of benchmarking Bigfoot CMMS by Smartware Group against the Industry Average. TEC calculates the industry average by using a normalized average of all of the data collected from several hundred products and how they support the several thousand features and functions of a software model.
 
The TEC Focus Indicator™ shows you which types of functionality are likely differentiators for the Bigfoot CMMS solution in the small business software space. Get the full results


Product Review: Bigfoot CMMS by Smartware Group


Fit and Finish
System Administration, Reporting, and Mobile
Solution Add-Ons
Support of Processes

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TEC Analyst Observations on Bigfoot CMMS by Smartware Group

With Bigfoot CMMS, Smartware Group is focusing on delivering a pure-play CMMS/EAM solution, and therefore not trying to compete head-on with Tier 1 solutions like Infor EAM, SAP EAM, or IBM Maximo. So if an organization is torn between, say, Infor EAM and Bigfoot CMMS, then it needs to re-evaluate its solution selection criteria before making the decision. The Smartware Group has found a solid niche, is excelling at meeting these focused CMMS and EAM needs, and should be evaluated with this in mind. Read more

 

Detailed Functionality Graphs for Bigfoot CMMS by Smartware Group

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by Ross ERP for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
  • General CMMS Functionality
  • Maintenance Managment
  • Integration
  • Human Resources
  • Purchasing Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Reliability

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Featured Software Research:

CMMS vs EAM: What Is the Difference?

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Every enterprise asset management (EAM) application can be used as a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), but not every CMMS can be used as, or has the broad functionality of, an EAM application. More specifically, CMMS is essentially about managing maintenance work necessary to sustain an asset, whereas EAM has more to do with managing the asset over its lifecycle to minimize cost and risk while maximizing return. This white paper explores how CMMS applications and EAM applications... Read More

ERP in Manufacturing 2012: The Evolving ERP Strategy

This Aberdeen Group report, based on over 170 survey respondents in manufacturing, provides best-in-class manufacturing approaches to ERP strategy. Today, 92% of manufacturers have implemented ERP. Still, recent data finds that a successful ERP implementation goes well beyond just putting it into place. ERP, and the organization itself, should be constantly moving forward. Successful manufacturers tailor ERP in reaction to business change and needs including adding new functionality or mobile access. Read More

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