CHAMPS EAM Software


 

CMMS and Enterprise Asset Management space, CHAMPS offers CMMS/EAM functionality to mid-sized and enterprise-level organizations. Asset and maintenance management tools from CHAMPS can help these organizations optimize the lifecycle of their capital assets.

From acquisition to maintenance, repairs, replacement, and eventual disposal of these assets, CHAMPS offers a suite of customizable modules. The system has been designed to allow users to configure the applications in a way that best meets their needs at that time, while also offering the option to expand as their maintenance and asset management needs evolve. This flexibility extends into the systems workflow engine, navigation capabilities, and user interface, all of which can be tailored to each business with the built-in customization tools. 

In addition to asset management, other modules include work order management, preventive maintenance, materials and inventory management, purchasing, and even more specialized applications related to equipment calibration, project tracking, condition reports, and more.

 

 

CHAMPS EAM - Workflow
 
  • CHAMPS EAM - Workflow
    Workflow
  • CHAMPS EAM - Equipment
    Equipment
  • CHAMPS EAM - Equipment
    Equipment
  • CHAMPS EAM - Supply chain
    Supply chain
  • CHAMPS EAM - Information
    Information
  • CHAMPS EAM - Work order
    Work order
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000

16 Reviews of CHAMPS EAM

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from Williams College
Specialty: Education

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I find the software intuitive - the support from CHAMPS is thorough and immediate - really just great

Likes Least

I feel we should have more flexibility in making changes at the user end. Perhaps we do and I need to understand more?

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You need to really engage all the users and get into all their challenges as well as likes - will make any upgrade or implementation that more productive

 
 

from W&T Offshore
Specialty: Oil, Gas and Energy

Champs my preferred Maintenace Tracking System

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As a 15 year Champs user and last 4 as administrator I find Champs to be the best way to track our maintenance issues and corrective actions. Coming from a mechanical back ground I like the fact that the data base gives me the ability to track failures enabling me to trend machinery to prevent future failures. Our company only uses the maintenance module although Champs can do so much more.

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I find that new hires that are not computer savvy have a problem in the beginning understanding the hierarchy. The system is quit simple if you try not to overthink it.

Recommendations

Do not overthink the system, learn the flow and let it flow.

 
 

from Appvion, Inc. (Appleton / West Carrollton)
Specialty: Manufacturing

Appvion Champs Review

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Software is userfriendly, but there is always room for improvement. Easy to learn the basics. Champs has been a good vendor to work with. They are small enough, that we have developed a personal relationship.

Likes Least

New releases and upgrades incorporate change requests from all Customers, but tend to focus on the larger paying Customer. Often the larger Customer requests makes some functionality or new features more complex than other Customers want or need.

Recommendations

Take the time to determine your facilities needs. This software will accomodate a simple as well as a complex maintenance environment.

 
 

from Delaware North Parks and Resorts
Specialty: Government

Yosemite National Park Delaware North

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Individual Assistance, ability to make it work in our Enviroment

Likes Least

Sometimes we need to do alot of modifications and Training

Recommendations

First and foremost, know what you want in the form of data and reports, make sure you are getting the detail of what you need now and what features might be very important in the future

 
 

from MBA Engineering, Inc.
Specialty: Oil, Gas and Energy

Champs Client and User Since 1999

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The Champs program is solid and the support is very personal. Champs is tuned into the CMMS market and innovates continuously.

Likes Least

Understanding the CMMS market and history, there is nothing we like the least about the product and vendor.

Recommendations

When evaluating CMMS programs, do not forget to review the app and database engine behind the GUI and Mobility. The Champs software has a solid and fine tuned engine and the mechanics to support the back office application! The foundation!

 
 

from Port Authority of Jamaica
Specialty: Other

Good & Cost Effective CMMS

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I like best the following:
The suite is an integration of procurement, inventory and maintenance management system - three interwoven functions
If used properly, the system software will facilitate paperless initiative
Up to this point the system has proven to be a cost effective solution

Likes Least

The problem in processing (returning, re-issuing and correctly tracking) serialized parts

Recommendations

Have clearly define needs and requirements,
Ensure that proper users test are conducted.

 
 

from Kingston Container Terminal (Jamaica)
Specialty: Other

In charge of Preventive Maintenance (PM) of all Mobile Equipment.

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1. Relative ease of use and several maintenance-related options (modules).
2. GUI
3. Versatility

Likes Least

1. Lack of built-in Engineering or Reliability / Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Tools; such as FMEA, FMECA, Wei-bull Dist.,RCA, MTBF, MTTR, MTBPM, etc.
Measurement is key to measuring performance.
2. Some "global" updates may counter what we may desire; that is, lack of customized (selectable) updates.
3. Lack of user forum (with fellow CHAMPS users)

Recommendations

Assess customizable (selectable) "free" CHAMPS updates.

 
 

from City of Tallahassee
Specialty: Utilities

Use CHAMPS from a manager point of view for plant maintenance.

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The vendor is very supportive and customer focused. There are some areas of the CHAMPS ver. 11 that could be improved upon. As I understand it, ver. 12 has addressed most of them. We will converting to ver. 12 soon.

Likes Least

I would like to have the ability to generate ad-hoc reports. The search feature could be simplified.

Recommendations

Before purchasing a product like this, list your expectations features you want in great detail. Once you do get the product, a significant amount of effort needs to go in to setting it up. This will simplify the user's life later.

 
 

from Hersheypark
Specialty: Other

The CHAMPS and Hersheypark Partnership

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The CHAMPS Software Team has worked to provide a product that works with our business practices in our unique environment. The staff members have always been very professional and are dedicated to providing a quality product.

Likes Least

Did not have a True Help Desk function with earlier versions.

Recommendations

Know what data and functions you want the CMMS/EAM to provide before you start the process of evaluating applications.

 
 

from City of Tallahassee
Specialty: Utilities

Utilization of CHAMPS in the COT Asset Management Program Environment.

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It is a simple database and reporting system to monitor processes.

Likes Least

The complexity in making changes within CHAMPS when business process improvements are identified.

Recommendations

Ensure that your teams are made up of experts in the appropriate processes, not just experienced in using computer systems. As CHAMPS is a good tool to support business processes, each business has their own model, and those team members must be experts in the process model and processes.

 
 

from BIS
Specialty: Manufacturing

Good CMMS systems with lots of features

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Flexible enough that minimal customization is required. The Vendor works to make sure your implementation is successful

Likes Least

Some features are not documented as well as they could be.

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Make sure to determine the effort/cost of implementing any integrations to other systems that are needed.

 
 

from Williams College
Specialty: Education

Williams College experience

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I particularly like CHAMPS because I know it can do many different aspects of a business; work orders, purchasing, payroll, account payable, inventory, scheduling, lock-out tag-out, etc. If there is one part of the system that is not adequate to your company's function, the great employees at CHAMPS and tweak it and make it do what ever you are looking for.

Likes Least

I would like to see more canned reports in the software application.

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I firmly believe that CHAMPS is a great software application. I have been using it for many years and I could see it used in business across the world. Give it a try, just like any other software there is a learning curve but once you master that... the sky is the limit.

 
 

from Kingston Container Terminal (shipping Terminal) subsidiary of the Port Authority of Jamaica
Specialty: Other

CHAMPS Maintenance Management System

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Likes Best

Its ability to provide real time cost tracking (labour and material) and to automate maintenance alert for critical equipment.
With regard to the vendor: Their concerted effort to bring users together once per year at a user's conference where different experiences can be shared and learnt from.

Likes Least

The area of my "least like", while exist, may not necessarily can be ascribed to the vendor. It relates to the Bill of Material (BOM) per asset, which requires that when an asset reaches its retirement age, you would want to be able to identify all the associated parts that are related to it for disposal, so those parts do not build the inventory level unnecessarily. But like I said, this should be done at the set-up stage when the system was being implemented.

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Make sure that the Maintenance managers identify their desired outcome at their facility and match that with what the Maintenance system being presented is able to provide. Make sure that the key stakeholders are involved in the decision making.

 
 

from Appvion, Inc.
Specialty: Manufacturing

User-friendly, easy to use

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Champs is very user-friendly and as an administrator, I do not get many help-desk type calls for assistance. Champs has always been very quick to respond to any questions or modifications that we have requested.

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I believe Champs will be a better system when they roll out and implement the web-based version and have all of the bugs worked out.

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Having used many CMMS products over the years, I find that Champs has been one of the easiest systems to learn and work with. One of the best features that you may lose with other more.

 
 

from AECOM
Specialty: Other

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Ease of use in that getting from place to place is intuitive.

Likes Least

Some data in one field is in a number format while the same data in another table is text. Some report writing tools can handle this, Microsoft Access cannot. This limits many, many simple reports to obtain data from the database.

Recommendations

The better you understand your requirements the better the decision will be made.

 
 

from Muscatine Power and Water
Specialty: Utilities

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The work order and purchasing system is interconnected.

Likes Least

Some of the limitations, example, emailing a request for quote directly from the software.

Recommendations

Do a lot of testing to ensure it meets your needs.

 
 
 
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