EAM Software

An EAM system is sometimes described as a “CMMS on steroids,” but this is a bit of an oversimplification. As a starting point, however, let’s review the common functionality of a CMMS:

  • • Asset tracking.
  • • Inventory management.
  • • Preventive and predictive maintenance.
  • • Work order management.

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MaintainX

MaintainX is a web-based CMMS tool that can be used on mobile devices. It aims to improve workflow completion and strengthen team communication. It can be used by operational teams in small to large businesses. This solution allow...Read more

4.74 (266 reviews)

131 recommendations

Limble CMMS

A simple to use, mobile first maintenance software solution that even your boss can use it. Our average customer reduces downtime by 32%, increases productivity by 26%, reduces part spend by 23% and increases asset life by 18%. ...Read more

4.85 (134 reviews)

121 recommendations

ManagerPlus

ManagerPlus is a powerful enterprise asset management software designed to help managers and maintenance professionals get the most out of their assets and equipment. The ManagerPlus software is customizable, making it the ideal p...Read more

4.20 (141 reviews)

60 recommendations

Fiix

Fiix is a cloud-based computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) that helps businesses organize their maintenance departments, get on top of maintenance backlog, and work towards preventive maintenance. The CMMS helps man...Read more

4.42 (536 reviews)

26 recommendations

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UpKeep

UpKeep's CMMS is a modern maintenance and asset management solution for your team. From your desktop to your phone and even your tablet, UpKeep is easily accessible from anywhere at any time. Create work orders on-the-go, get noti...Read more

4.65 (1229 reviews)

25 recommendations

Redlist

Redlist helps companies make maintenance management work easier and more productive. Redlist is a mobile-ready, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform accessible on computers and handheld devices. Redlist also includes...Read more

4.93 (14 reviews)

9 recommendations

WebTMA

Reliable. Intelligent. Trusted. TMA Systems provides facilities and asset management solutions that can be easily configured to your needs (CMMS, CAFM, EAM, or IWMS). For more than 30 years, TMA has provided reliable, intelligen...Read more

4.67 (3 reviews)

6 recommendations

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FSI CMMS

The best cloud-based computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) and on-site services purpose-built for healthcare providers. FSI’s solutions actively manage over 400 million ft2 of hospital space each year to empower m...Read more

4.36 (14 reviews)

3 recommendations

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MVP Plant

MVP Plant CMMS is an integrated computerized maintenance and a work order management system. It can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud and serves businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries. MVP Plant integrates wi...Read more

4.00 (10 reviews)

2 recommendations

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EZOfficeInventory

EZOfficeInventory is a dynamic asset and maintenance management solution tailored for companies of all sizes. The cloud-based software works as you do and is accessible from anywhere and at any time. Track items across locati...Read more

4.61 (1173 reviews)

1 recommendations

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Subscription models

  • Per employee/per month: This model allows you to pay a monthly fee for each of your employees.
  • Per user/per month: Users pay a monthly fee for users—normally administrative users—rather than all employees.

Perpetual license

  • This involves paying an upfront sum for the license to own the software and use it indefinitely.
  • This is the more traditional model and is most common with on-premise applications and with larger businesses.

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AkitaBox

Akitabox is a cloud-based facility management platform designed to help organizations streamline operational efficiency, maintain compliance, and gain profitability insights. Solutions are available for organizations in various in...Read more

4.71 (21 reviews)

1 recommendations

KloudGin

Track and monitor facility and distributed assets (both company and customer-owned) with KloudGin’s Enterprise Asset Management. Manage asset groupings, locate and document assets, set preventive schedules, and work plans, execute...Read more

4.40 (5 reviews)

1 recommendations

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Wrike

Wrike is a cloud-based project management platform for teams of 20+ that is suitable for both large enterprises and SMBs. It supports remote work for various teams. This solution comes with Gantt charts, calendars, workload view f...Read more

Asset Panda

Asset Panda is a cloud-based platform for facility managers that offers a suite of applications including asset tracking and maintenance management. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone and can be used from anywhere wh...Read more

Fracttal

Fracttal One is an intelligent software for the maintenance management of physical assets CMMS / CMMS, which helps companies of different sectors and sizes, in a more sustainable, safe and efficient way, to keep track of their ope...Read more

AssetCloud

AssetCloud is an asset tracking solution that enables organizations to monitor, audit and report on devices and software. Other key functionalities include inventory tracking, package tracking, attendance tracking and barcode labe...Read more

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Maxpanda CMMS

Maxpanda CMMS is a cloud-based solution that offers a suite of tools which includes integrated asset management, inventory management and preventive maintenance. Property managers and facility directors can choose how they wo...Read more

ManWinWin

ManWinWin (CMMS) is a hybrid maintenance management solution software designed to help maintenance staff to track and repair assets and equipment's from all sectors: industrial plants, hospitals, shopping malls, ports and governme...Read more

NetFacilities

NetFacilities offers computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) tools that allow organizations to provide work orders and maintenance controls. The software brings modules together to form a unified system for grounds man...Read more

AssetTiger

AssetTiger is a cloud-based asset management software designed to help businesses streamline processes related to maintenance scheduling, barcode scanning, expiration tracking and more. Administrators can add multiple users on the...Read more

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Buyers Guide

Last Updated: May 13, 2022

Enterprise asset management (EAM) software offers businesses a way to manage maintenance, spare parts inventory and asset tracking across an enterprise. In terms of functionality, EAMs are related to traditional computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS)—but EAM software goes further, helping manage the entire life cycle of equipment and other assets.

In this guide, we’ll describe the common capabilities of EAMs, the benefits they provide and a comparison between EAM and CMMS software. This can help buyers determine the right system for their needs. We’ll cover:

What Is EAM Software?
Common Functionality of EAM Software
What Type of Buyer Are You?

What Is EAM Software?

An EAM system is sometimes described as a “CMMS on steroids,” but this is a bit of an oversimplification. As a starting point, however, let’s review the common functionality of a CMMS:

These tools help users manage the maintenance of assets and equipment, from generating work orders to using reports to identify areas of improvement. Many EAM systems will offer CMMS functionality. But an EAM takes it to the next level, adding complete life cycle management functionality to help users realize the full return on investment in assets.

EAM systems emerged in the 1990s, as tools to take advantage of computer networking via the Internet. Instead of using isolated CMMSs at each facility, companies could adopt just one EAM system and standardize with it across the enterprise.

Today, several CMMS vendors have morphed their product into an EAM system, added features or marketed their system as handling both. So, while the distinction is blurry, the rise of EAM gives larger companies robust tools for their enterprise maintenance goals.

In short, companies will want to use an EAM when taking a more holistic, analytical view of operations. A CMMS is a repository for data—but an EAM system can facilitate data-driven decision-making.

The chart below shows some basic differences between CMMS and EAM functionality:

CMMS
EAM
Track and store machinery and spare parts Track and store machinery and spare parts as well as broader asset categories, including IT assets and facilities
Analyze data about machine downtime, work order completion rates and maintenance costs Analyze data about all types of assets and financial information for departments and locations at a high-level
Schedule and track maintenance through work orders Schedule and track maintenance; plan and follow capital projects through completion

Common Functionality of EAM Software

EAM applications expand the scope of a stand-alone CMMS beyond maintenance management, in order to maximize the useful life of assets. These applications can include:

Asset hierarchy. Forming an asset hierarchy helps keep track of several pieces of equipment across multiple locations. For example, a company may want to group CNC (computer numerical control) machines separate from manually controlled machines, both under the umbrella of “plant machines.” Going further, each CNC machine can be separated into its individual components, giving management a full view of all assets, their component parts and how they are related. In addition, users can assign owners to assets, which helps keep things organized when scheduling work.

Purchasing and procurement management. These tools can help with ordering spare parts, requesting quotes and logging other vendor information. Many systems will remind users to order parts based on established minimums or dates, and can store information about vendors, such as average delivery times and pricing. With this information logged, management can more efficiently manage inventory by generating reports and analyzing data.

Project management. This allows users to generate projects and organize budgets, assets and employees from start to finish. Project management tools can display various metrics and key performance indicators, such as expected finish dates and planned versus actual costs. For example, EAM users may want to track the progress of an equipment overhaul in a particular department, or monitor the construction of a new facility.

Infor EAM Project Management Metrics

 

Project management metrics as shown in Infor EAM

Condition monitoring. This application can be found in both a CMMS and an EAM. It offers maintenance personnel a way to monitor an asset’s operating conditions by streaming real-time data, collected via sensors, into the system. This allows for the most accurate readings, so problems are identified as early as possible.

Safety management. This helps management stay on top of all policies related to fostering a safe workplace environment. In it, users can store related documents, define procedures and establish responsibilities for employees in case of workplace hazards.

Inspection management. Manage occasional inspections on equipment, and automatically generate work orders when inspection results fall outside established ranges.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Before evaluating systems, determine which type of buyer you are:

Small-business maintenance manager. At many companies, a maintenance manager is primarily focused on completing work orders in an appropriate time frame, reducing labor and inventory costs and maximizing the availability of critical equipment. A traditional CMMS can meet these needs, and the extra functionality found in many EAMs—including project management or inspection management—may go unused.

Maintenance manager with multiple locations or facilities. Midsize to large companies are more likely to realize the full value of an EAM’s wide range of functionality. Managers who will be tracking and maintaining assets across an enterprise, with multiple locations and departments, can use an EAM to dissect data and make informed decisions and projections. And, of course, you’ll still get all the benefits of core CMMS features.