Software Advice has helped thousands of businesses choose the right CMMS software so they can track equipment and reduce maintenance costs. How does it work?

Equipment Maintenance Software


Sort by:
 
Sort by:
 
Maintenance Connection logo
 
This robust CMMS is a Web-based system that offers predictive and preventive upkeep alerts, minimizing asset failures and maximizing asset lifespan. Suitable for all industries, Maintenance Connection is a diverse option.
Rating:            (133)
Rating:
        (133)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
126
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
This robust CMMS is a Web-based system that offers predictive and preventive upkeep alerts, minimizing asset failures and maximizing asset lifespan. Suitable for all industries, Maintenance Connection is a diverse option.
 
eMaint CMMS logo
 
eMaint X3 is a global, Web-based CMMS solution offering fully configurable and customizable filters, scheduling systems, preventative alerts, and work order tracking modules--among many other features.
Rating:            (103)
Rating:
        (103)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
111
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
eMaint X3 is a global, Web-based CMMS solution offering fully configurable and customizable filters, scheduling systems, preventative alerts, and work order tracking modules--among many other features.
 
Hippo CMMS logo
 
HippoFM is a Web-based CMMS solution designed to meet organizations' across many markets needs. Supporting multiple locations, this system has modules for asset tracking, minimizing carbon emissions, and more.
Rating:            (132)
Rating:
        (132)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
89
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
HippoFM is a Web-based CMMS solution designed to meet organizations' across many markets needs. Supporting multiple locations, this system has modules for asset tracking, minimizing carbon emissions, and more.
 
Facilities Management eXpress logo
 
We really like the fact that Facilities Management eXpress (FMX) can be accessed from any Web-enabled device. FMX's calendar and email notifications are both useful ways to improve request scheduling and communication.
Rating:            (133)
Rating:
        (133)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
64
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
We really like the fact that Facilities Management eXpress (FMX) can be accessed from any Web-enabled device. FMX's calendar and email notifications are both useful ways to improve request scheduling and communication.
 
FTMaintenance logo
 
FTMaintenance offers a complete CMMS solution including work order management, preventive and predictive maintenance and inventory reorder alerts. The system is scalable and ideal for any growing company.
Rating:            (38)
Rating:
        (38)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
63
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
FTMaintenance offers a complete CMMS solution including work order management, preventive and predictive maintenance and inventory reorder alerts. The system is scalable and ideal for any growing company.

Call us for a free FastStart Consultation: +1 844 746 1795


 
Fiix logo
 
Fiix is a cloud-based maintenance management solution that helps users manage day-to-day work orders and work towards establishing preventive maintenance strategies. The computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) manages physical... Read More
Rating:            (71)
Rating:
        (71)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
55
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
Fiix is a cloud-based maintenance management solution that helps users manage day-to-day work orders and work towards establishing preventive maintenance strategies. The computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) manages physical... Read More
 
MPulse logo
 
MPulse CMMS generates preventive maintenance task schedules, making it simple to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. MPulse also tracks key metrics, pinpointing when it is more efficient to replace it instead of repair it.
Rating:            (130)
Rating:
        (130)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
33
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
MPulse CMMS generates preventive maintenance task schedules, making it simple to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. MPulse also tracks key metrics, pinpointing when it is more efficient to replace it instead of repair it.
 
MaintenanceEdge by Dude Solutions logo
 
MaintenanceEdge by FacilityDude is a maintenance software solution designed for facility managers and property owners. The MaintenanceEdge suite contains three modules: Work Order, Planned Maintenance and Work Order Wireless.
Rating:            (43)
Rating:
        (43)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
25
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
MaintenanceEdge by FacilityDude is a maintenance software solution designed for facility managers and property owners. The MaintenanceEdge suite contains three modules: Work Order, Planned Maintenance and Work Order Wireless.
 
MicroMain Maintenance Software logo
 
MicroMain provides tools to track an unlimited number of assets by bundling them together, simplifying location and maintenance tracking. It also stories asset warranty info, serial numbers, inspection results, and more.
Rating:            (12)
Rating:
        (12)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
12
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
MicroMain provides tools to track an unlimited number of assets by bundling them together, simplifying location and maintenance tracking. It also stories asset warranty info, serial numbers, inspection results, and more.
 
Megamation DirectLine logo
 
DirectLine by Megamation is a web-based maintenance management software that serves the maintenance scheduling and compliance reporting needs of education, manufacturing, healthcare and beverage industry. Available on a monthly subscription,... Read More
Rating:            (20)
Rating:
        (20)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
12
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
DirectLine by Megamation is a web-based maintenance management software that serves the maintenance scheduling and compliance reporting needs of education, manufacturing, healthcare and beverage industry. Available on a monthly subscription,... Read More

Call us for a free FastStart Consultation: +1 844 746 1795


 
TabWare by AssetPoint logo
 
With 30 years of experience under their belt, TabWare is ideal for maintenance managers looking to track and streamline operations. The system offers an excellent work order system that keeps all data clean and organized.
Rating:            (18)
Rating:
        (18)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
12
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
With 30 years of experience under their belt, TabWare is ideal for maintenance managers looking to track and streamline operations. The system offers an excellent work order system that keeps all data clean and organized.
 
MAPCON logo
 
Designed specifically for companies in the manufacturing and facilities industries, MAPCON is a maintenance management system that offers standalone asset management, preventive maintenance, work order management, and more. The solution... Read More
Rating:            (104)
Rating:
        (104)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
9
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
Designed specifically for companies in the manufacturing and facilities industries, MAPCON is a maintenance management system that offers standalone asset management, preventive maintenance, work order management, and more. The solution... Read More
 
ManagerPlus logo
 
ManagerPlus is a CMMS solution that helps growing organizations manage their assets, maintenance, inventory, and purchasing. ManagerPlus is fit for asset-intensive industries like agriculture, construction, transportation, manufacturing,... Read More
Rating:            (110)
Rating:
        (110)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
6
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
ManagerPlus is a CMMS solution that helps growing organizations manage their assets, maintenance, inventory, and purchasing. ManagerPlus is fit for asset-intensive industries like agriculture, construction, transportation, manufacturing,... Read More
 
Agility by SoftSols Group logo
 
Agility, created by SoftSols Group, is a CMMS/CAFM system for maintenance and facility managers to use on-site and in the field. The solution offers a full suite of applications, including asset management, reactive and preventive... Read More
Rating: No reviews
Rating:
No reviews
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
6
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
Agility, created by SoftSols Group, is a CMMS/CAFM system for maintenance and facility managers to use on-site and in the field. The solution offers a full suite of applications, including asset management, reactive and preventive... Read More
 
MaintenanceEdge by Dude Solutions logo
 
Dude Solutions™ provides a suite of web-based maintenance management applications that help streamline maintenance operations with centralized requests, automated maintenance workflow, and simple reporting. MaintenanceEdge™ includes... Read More
Rating:            (43)
Rating:
        (43)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
5
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
Dude Solutions™ provides a suite of web-based maintenance management applications that help streamline maintenance operations with centralized requests, automated maintenance workflow, and simple reporting. MaintenanceEdge™ includes... Read More

Call us for a free FastStart Consultation: +1 844 746 1795


 
WebDPW logo
 
WebDPW™ by BMSI (Business Management Systems Inc.) is a complete maintenance management solution for organizations seeking a way to automate their service process. With WebDPW, users can quickly manage technicians, generate work... Read More
Rating:            (1)
Rating:
        (1)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
4
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
WebDPW™ by BMSI (Business Management Systems Inc.) is a complete maintenance management solution for organizations seeking a way to automate their service process. With WebDPW, users can quickly manage technicians, generate work... Read More
 
UpKeep logo
 
UpKeep is a web-based compterized maintenance management software (CMMS) and enterprise asset management (EAM) solution with a focus on mobile use. The system is accessible on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones and is suitable... Read More
Rating:            (147)
Rating:
       (147)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
4
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
UpKeep is a web-based compterized maintenance management software (CMMS) and enterprise asset management (EAM) solution with a focus on mobile use. The system is accessible on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones and is suitable... Read More
 
IFS Applications logo
 
Designed specifically for to-order manufacturers and asset-intensive companies around the globe, IFS Applications is relied upon by its large global customer base by supporting intricate order-driven and mixed-mode manufacturing requirements... Read More
Rating:            (15)
Rating:
        (15)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
2
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
Designed specifically for to-order manufacturers and asset-intensive companies around the globe, IFS Applications is relied upon by its large global customer base by supporting intricate order-driven and mixed-mode manufacturing requirements... Read More
 
Sprocket CMMS logo
 
Sprocket CMMS provides a platform for maintenance professionals to proactively manage their assets. Improving equipment performance and life span are primary focuses of this system well-suited for many industry types.
Rating:            (4)
Rating:
       (4)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
2
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
Sprocket CMMS provides a platform for maintenance professionals to proactively manage their assets. Improving equipment performance and life span are primary focuses of this system well-suited for many industry types.
 
MEX Maintenance logo
 
MEX Maintenance Software is a maintenance management system for small to mid-sized businesses that offer a suite of applications including asset management, work order management, predictive and preventive maintenance and inventory... Read More
Rating:            (26)
Rating:
        (26)
Price:
Advisor Recommendations:
2
Platforms:
Deployment:
Business Size:
S
M
L
MEX Maintenance Software is a maintenance management system for small to mid-sized businesses that offer a suite of applications including asset management, work order management, predictive and preventive maintenance and inventory... Read More
 

Buyer's Guide

by Taylor Short,
Market Research Associate
Last Updated: June 22, 2017


Equipment management software tracks an organization’s mechanical equipment, ensuring that upkeep and repairs are done on schedule and on budget.

Maintenance professionals constantly strive to reduce costs while increasing machine availability. Software helps organizations drive toward this goal by optimizing the preventive maintenance and work order process, as well as offering a way to break down historical data to uncover operational trends.

But with hundreds of products on the market, it can be a tall order to identify which ones meet your company’s needs. With that in mind, we’ve written this buyer’s guide to support managers in assessing their options as they navigate the landscape.

Here are the topics we'll cover:

What Is Equipment Maintenance Software

Preventive maintenance is crucial to the success of any organization. Offline equipment produces nothing, slows project completion and can even result in a complete operational shutdown. Even worse, equipment malfunctions can be dangerous, leading to time-wasting (at best) or harmful (at worst) accidents.

Equipment tracking software is designed to optimize asset performance, ensuring that preventive tasks happens on schedule and that work orders are handled with maximum efficiency. Critical functions include:

  • Asset tracking—i.e., identifying when the equipment was purchased, its expected lifetime, warranty information, costs, depreciation and more
  • Equipment trackingmaintaining detailed records, including service history, contracts, part and model numbers etc.
  • Labor resource managementidentifying labor resources needed/used to perform certain tasks, including qualifications, time and labor rates
  • Managing inventorysimplifying ordering and ensuring that necessary parts are always in stock
  • Managing work ordersensuring that unscheduled maintenance occurs quickly and easily

More advanced maintenance management products like Bigfoot CMMS, Sprocket CMMS, eMaint X3 and Maintenance Connection may have a predictive maintenance feature, as well. This application predicts, based on past errors and physical symptoms (e.g., noise, vibration, temperature, corrosion, pressure) that a malfunction may be about to occur and alerts the user to the potential problem. This feature actually saved one company a million dollars in one day. Though most results aren’t quite this dramatic, almost all users can attest that properly implemented equipment and machine maintenance software will improve asset performance, reduce costs and extend the lifetime of equipment.

Equipment maintenance tracking software are commonly used for fleets of vehicles (e.g., in the transportation, agriculture, landscaping and field service industries), as well as in manufacturing sites with heavy factory equipment.

Common Features of Equipment Maintenance Software

Equipment maintenance software includes features designed to keep assets performing at peak capacity for as long as possible. These features include:

Asset tracking To maintain equipment, organizations must be able to track them efficiently. Asset tracking features store important information, such as location, condition, costs, depreciation data, images and associated documentation. Users can quickly retrieve data by scanning barcodes or QR codes with a mobile device.
Work orders The software also offers the ability to create, assign and edit work orders for planned or emergency maintenance tasks. These work orders can be viewed on a mobile device so that technicians can address them wherever they are.
Preventive maintenance Preventive maintenance tasks often make up the majority of an organization’s maintenance processes. Software can assist in scheduling these recurring tasks based on a calendar, and users can set up notifications when a PM is almost due. Over time, companies can reduce PMs to save money while also keeping assets healthy.
Predictive maintenance Predictive maintenance goes a step further to help eliminate the need for emergency maintenance by monitoring the real-time condition of an asset and automatically generating a work order when readings indicate a potential failure. This reduces maintenance costs and prevents expensive machine downtime.
Inventory management These maintenance tasks typically require the use of spare parts from a company’s inventory. Software can track inventory volumes and help determine the optimal reorder levels so that parts are always available but carrying costs are kept to a minimum.
Reporting Over time, the software will build up a wealth of historical maintenance data. Using reporting features, these data can reveal trends in downtime or costs. Maintenance managers can then determine the cause of the issue and make adjustments to improve asset availability.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Most buyers fall into one of the following categories:

Full-suite buyers. These buyers want seamless integration across systems. For example, a cable company may want a system that allows them to send the same information between their equipment management, field service, helpdesk and accounting departments. These buyers will want an enterprise asset management (EAM) system that simultaneously fills all these needs without re-entry or corruption of data. Products to consider include Infor EAM, Axxerion and Proteus.

Best-of-breed buyers. These buyers generally have more specific needs and want deeper functionality rather than full integration. A specialist will likely deliver a better solution than an EAM product in this instance. Consider collectiveFleet or Maintenance Connection.

Small business software buyers. Small business buyers usually go for products that are easy to use and implement and have lower up-front costs. They’ll usually find their answer in cloud-based solutions that are less robust but still address all their primary needs. Web Work by Tero Counseling and TMT Fleet Maintenance provide solutions that are high quality without breaking the bank.

Market Trends to Understand

Mobile applications. Buyers working with fleets of vehicles will want to pay special attention to this one. Mobile apps can add value to a solution, since they enable users in the field to access orders, generate new work orders, track labor and inventory use and perform any number of other important tasks, all from their mobile device. It’s becoming more common for floor managers in a factory setting to use tablet devices in this way, too.

Software as a Service (SaaS). Web-based software is becoming more popular. Especially given the growth of the mobile market, maintenance supervisors are beginning to appreciate the ease of use that comes with web-based systems, allowing them to be accessed from anywhere and requiring very little in the way of installation.

Free Download:
Maintenance Management Software Pricing Guide

 

How it Works

We match organizations with software that meets their needs.

Our service is simple and 100% free to customers like you because software vendors pay us when we connect them with quality leads. You save time and get great advice. Vendors get great referrals. It's a win for everyone!

Call now for advice: +1 844 746 1795
Software Advice Advisors
×