Which one is right for you?
Today’s market is crowded with hundreds of software systems, each trying to position itself as the perfect maintenance and asset management solution. But they’re not all created equal. To sort through the herd, you must first understand the difference between an enterprise asset management (EAM) system and a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). Then you’ll know how to get through all of the marketing hype to tell them apart. Once you can do that, you’ll be able to find the asset information system that’s right for your business.
Read this perspective for answers to these important questions:
- What is a computerized maintenance management (CMMS) system?
- What is an enterprise asset management (EAM) system?
- What is the difference (and why does it matter)?
- Which one is right for my business?
- Where do I go next?
Knowing what you’re looking for is half the battle. Once you understand the difference between an EAM system and a CMMS, it’s easier to tell what type of product you’re looking at (regardless of what it calls itself). But don’t get fooled. There’s a world of difference between a CMMS and an actual EAM system. Make sure you know what you’re looking for—and don’t settle for less.
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