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Bigfoot CMMS (Enterprise and Enterprise+) Is TEC Certified for CMMS and EAM
TEC is pleased to announce that cloud-based Bigfoot CMMS by Smartware Group, Inc. (versions Enterprise and Enterprise+) is now TEC Certified in the computerized

horizontal scan  CMMS solution is a horizontal solution used across a broad range of industries. Though some 50% of its customer base is manufacturing related industries including distribution, Smartware has high profile customers focusing on healthcare, sports stadiums, and convention centers. Marquee customers of Smartware solutions include Nike, IKEA, Netflix, Macy’s, Del Monte Foods, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The solution is currently employed by more than 10,000 users worldwide.   Smartware

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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