Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice has helped thousands of businesses choose the right CMMS software so they can track equipment and reduce maintenance costs.

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eMaint CMMS

eMaint, a Fluke company, is a computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) solution that assists thousands of businesses worldwide to manage enterprise assets, streamline workflows, track inventory and schedule preventive and... Read more

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MPulse

MPulse CMMS software provides integrated tracking, scheduling, and reporting tools for equipment and facilities maintenance organizations. The system offers flexible deployment options and compatibility with virtually any device, while... Read more

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FTMaintenance

FTMaintenance is a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) that helps businesses of all sizes manage equipment, assets and facilities. With FTMaintenance, maintenance professionals can organize and control operations by automating... Read more

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Asset Essentials

Dude Solutions provides a suite of cloud-based maintenance management applications that provides businesses with centralized requests, automated maintenance workflows and reporting. Asset Essentials is suitable for manufacturers,... Read more

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Hippo CMMS

Hippo CMMS is a cloud-based maintenance management system with CMMS features that suit a variety of industry needs, from manufacturing and healthcare to hospitality and education. Hippo CMMS offers a graphical view of maintenance operations via... Read more

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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 manage... Read more

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Maintenance Connection

Maintenance Connection is a cloud-based software system for maintenance management. It is suitable for businesses of all sizes in general facilities management, healthcare, manufacturing, government, utilities, warehouses, energy development,... Read more

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Facilities Management eXpress

Facilities Management eXpress (FMX) is used by a variety of industries including manufacturing, property management and education. With FMX, facilities managers can view their activities and associated costs, and building occupants... Read more

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ManagerPlus

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

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IBM Maximo

Maximo Asset Management by IBM combines asset management with maintenance management. From a single system, companies can monitor and manage the full life cycle of their enterprise assets, including facilities, communications, transportation,... Read more

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Infor EAM

Infor EAM solutions provide an enterprise asset management solution for companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, distribution, government entities, energy and service organizations. The solution helps... Read more

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TabWare CMMS/EAM

TabWare is a full-featured CMMS/EAM solution made exclusively for maintenance managers.The solution contains advanced analytics that make use of the data created stored during day-to-day operations so that companies can gain full visibility... Read more

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Axxerion CMMS

Axxerion CMMS is a cloud-based computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) suitable for any size company in different sectors including real estate, corporate, health care, education, retail, residential, manufacturing, service... Read more

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MaintiMizer

MAINTIMIZER from Ashcom Technologies is a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) with integrated enterprise asset management (EAM) solution capabilities. The solution comes in three different variants based on their deployment... Read more

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Maintenance5000

Maintenance5000 is a cloud-based and on-premise maintenance management solution for small, medium and large businesses. It caters to companies in commercial, education, government, healthcare and not for profit verticals. Primary features... Read more

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Sprocket CMMS

Dematic Sprocket is a cloud-based enterprise asset management (EAM) solution that caters to businesses of all sizes across various industry verticals. Users can range from a single facility site to a multi-facility deployment spread... Read more

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Agility by SSG Insight

Agility by SSG Insight is an integrated cloud-based computerized maintenance management (CMMS) and facilities management (CAFM) solution that helps maintenance and facility managers to manage their organizations' maintenance operations.... Read more

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UpKeep

UpKeep is a cloud-based integrated computerized maintenance management (CMMS) and enterprise asset management (EAM) solution that provides businesses functionalities to manage their assets and facilities. The solution is accessible... Read more

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MAPCON

MAPCON is a maintenance management solution for manufacturing and facilities industries that offers standalone asset management, preventive maintenance, work order management and more. The solution provides mobile apps for iOS and... Read more

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HCSS Equipment360

Equipment360 is a shop management and fleet maintenance solution that allows construction companies to manage assets and inventory, schedule and plan for preventive and predictive maintenance, manage mechanics and work orders, perform... Read more

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Buyer's guide


Last Updated: March 22, 2019

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.

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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.