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10 Pitfalls to Avoid when Selecting a CMMS/EAM
As you look for ways to get the most out of your existing operating assets, enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management system

criterion energy  of 21 for the criterion “comprehensive energy tracking” in the survey shown in Exhibit 1. Moreover, according to Exhibit 2, those surveyed ranked “comprehensive energy tracking” as the worst in terms of how well their current CMMS/EAM package performs. In contrast, there is the relatively high importance ranking of #6 out of 21 for the criteria “health, safety and the environment.” This might be explained by the recognition of users that the CMMS/EAM is important for ensuring regulatory

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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