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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 about MaintainX

4.8 (556 reviews)

190 recommendations

eMaint CMMS

Cloud-based eMaint CMMS software by Fluke enables maintenance professionals to monitor, capture, store, and share historical asset performance data and use it to maintain and prolong equipment life. Small or growing organizations ...Read more about eMaint CMMS

4.4 (294 reviews)

129 recommendations

UpKeep

UpKeep is an Asset Operations Management solution that helps businesses scale by giving every Maintenance and Reliability team the tools and information they need to run Operations efficiently and effectively. From your desktop to...Read more about UpKeep

4.6 (1328 reviews)

111 recommendations

Asset Essentials

Asset Essentials by Brightly Software (formerly Dude Solutions) is a next-generation work and asset management platform designed for smarter, more efficient maintenance and operations. Brightly, now a Siemens company, is the globa...Read more about Asset Essentials

4.4 (255 reviews)

98 recommendations

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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 about Fiix

4.5 (621 reviews)

89 recommendations

Limble CMMS

A maintenance solution simple enough that even your boss will use it. Our average customer reduces downtime by 32%, increases productivity by 26%, reduces part spend by 23% and increases asset life by 18%. All of this within a m...Read more about Limble CMMS

4.8 (419 reviews)

80 recommendations

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 about EZOfficeInventory

4.6 (1475 reviews)

46 recommendations

Zuper

Zuper empowers field service businesses to streamline operations and provide exceptional customer experiences. Zuper’s platform is available on the web for PCs, and Zuper’s mobile app fosters effortless scheduling, real-time commu...Read more about Zuper

4.5 (11 reviews)

44 recommendations

Coast

Coast is mobile-first and one of the highest-rated maintenance management tools today. Create and assign work orders, manage assets, track parts inventory, schedule preventive maintenance, & more with this all-in-one maintenance m...Read more about Coast

4.6 (56 reviews)

42 recommendations

Click Maint CMMS

Click Maint is an affordable, easy-to-use, and comprehensive maintenance management solution that caters to businesses across various industries. Its simplicity and feature set make it an ideal choice for sectors including manufac...Read more about Click Maint CMMS

5.0 (3 reviews)

29 recommendations

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 would ...Read more about Maxpanda CMMS

4.4 (198 reviews)

23 recommendations

Quickbase

Quickbase is a no-code collaborative work management platform that empowers citizen developers to improve operations through real-time insights and automations across complex processes and disparate systems. Here's why Quickbase i...Read more about Quickbase

4.4 (295 reviews)

20 recommendations

MPulse

MPulse Software doesn’t sell “basic” maintenance management software, because we know that even smaller organizations need robust software to manage the increasingly complex demands of modern maintenance management. Whether you ch...Read more about MPulse

4.5 (169 reviews)

13 recommendations

TheWorxHub

TheWorxHub by Brightly Software (formerly Dude Solutions) is a next-generation work and asset management CMMS platform, designed to streamline operations and facilities maintenance, for smarter, more efficient maintenance and oper...Read more about TheWorxHub

4.7 (170 reviews)

9 recommendations

Prometheus Platform

Prometheus Group is a leading global provider of Enterprise Asset Management solutions that work within ERPs, such as SAP, Oracle, and IBM Maximo, spanning the work management cycle from planning and scheduling to shutdowns and tu...Read more about Prometheus Platform

4.4 (11 reviews)

9 recommendations

MaintiMizer

MAINTIMIZER from Ashcom Technologies is a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) with integrated enterprise asset management (EAM) solution capabilities. MaintiMizer Web offers six modules for managing maintenance act...Read more about MaintiMizer

4.1 (104 reviews)

7 recommendations

Fullbay

Fullbay is a cloud-based shop management software designed for heavy-duty commercial repair shops.The app allows shop owners, technicians, managers, and customers to stay involved throughout the repair process—even if they’re outs...Read more about Fullbay

4.7 (87 reviews)

6 recommendations

Canfigure

Canfigure is a modular solution CMDB, Asset Management, Service Management, Change Management and more. You can choose the modules that you require and customize them to suit your business. Canfigure comes with all the tools nece...Read more about Canfigure

4.7 (21 reviews)

6 recommendations

IFS Ultimo

IFS Ultimo is a leading SaaS EAM solution focused on maintenance & safety with an unparalleled time to value. IFS Ultimo is well known for rapid deployment, ease of use and seamless integrations. The software combines out-of-the-b...Read more about IFS Ultimo

4.4 (114 reviews)

2 recommendations

LLumin

LLumin’s operational management software is for industrial plants and facilities with substantial infrastructure that want to minimize production or unplanned machine downtime. LLumin’s operations software monitors assets and...Read more about LLumin

4.5 (41 reviews)

2 recommendations

Buyers Guide

Last Updated: March 16, 2023

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 tracking_—_maintaining detailed records, including service history, contracts, part and model numbers etc.

  • Labor resource management_—_identifying labor resources needed/used to perform certain tasks, including qualifications, time and labor rates

  • Managing inventory_—_simplifying ordering and ensuring that necessary parts are always in stock

  • Managing work orders_—_ensuring 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.