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Infor EAM—Asset Management in the 21st Century
Infor EAM v11 brings many improvements to the venerable product, including a re-engineered user experience developed in HTML5. TEC's Ted Rohm had a demo of the

it asset management questionnaire  the name implies, makes it possible to switch over to a new version of Infor EAM with zip, zilch, nadda downtime. Equipment configuration—Infor EAM acts like a mini product configurator geared to asset configuration. Equipment configuration allows the creation of complex, hierarchal equipment templates including supporting documentation and spare parts. Checklists on tasks—these allow simple data entry on a work order. Checklists are particularly useful to field technicians working on mobile devices

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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