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Who Needs Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Anyway?
What is EAM?As the acronym implies, EAM is used to manage assets in a company, which can be a module in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution or a

machinery hr  vehicle fleets or heavy machinery will find it very useful. Who Offers EAM? There are business software vendors who specialize in EAM ( Champs, Corrigo, etc.) but also ERP vendors that offer EAM functionality ( Pronto , Lawson , Oracle , SAP , etc). You can find both categories in our Vendor Showcase and even compare them in our EAM Evaluation Center . Other vendors call EAM asset lifecycle management (ALM), and the difference between EAM and ALM is not very clear. To make the asset management landscape

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Human Resources (HR)

Human Resources encompasses all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees.  Modules will include Personnel Management, Benefit Management, Payroll Management, Employee Self Service, Data Warehousing and Health & Safety.  

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