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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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 (1165 reviews)

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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 (250 reviews)

108 recommendations

Infor CloudSuite 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 he...Read more

3.43 (21 reviews)

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Azzier CMMS

Web Work Azzier is a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) designed for industries with large capital assets that offers corrective, preventive and emergency maintenance management within a suite. The solution is avail...Read more

4.45 (20 reviews)

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iMaint EAM

iMaint CMMS/EAM centralizes data and automates maintenance management tasks to help companies resolve critical maintenance challenges and maximize ROI. It boasts a simple and easy-to-use interface, and is highly customizable. Suit...Read more

4.44 (18 reviews)

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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

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ePAC

ePAC is a cloud-based EAM/CMMS solution that provides applications for work order management, preventive maintenance, asset management, scheduling and materials management. It can also be deployed on-premise on Oracle, Microsoft S...Read more

3.25 (4 reviews)

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MicroMain

MicroMain CMMS/EAM software is a powerful, flexible, & easy-to-use maintenance management software. The software gives you the tools to streamline maintenance operations, maximize productivity, and reduce costs. The platform is ea...Read more

4.07 (22 reviews)

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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

4.18 (139 reviews)

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CHAMPS

CMMS and enterprise asset management space, CHAMPS offers CMMS/EAM functionality to mid-size and enterprise-level organizations. Asset and maintenance management tools from CHAMPS can help these organizations optimize the lifecycl...Read more

4.12 (41 reviews)

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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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Guide Ti

Canadian-based COGEP offers a full-featured CMMS solution in Guide TI. With a host of applications for controlling and organizing all critical maintenance activities, Guide TI helps reduce asset downtime and improve reliability....Read more

2.75 (2 reviews)

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Aptean EAM

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4.19 (21 reviews)

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IFS Applications

IFS Applications is an extensive software system that serves the needs of large and medium-sized manufacturers with order-driven and mixed-mode management tools and full integration capabilities....Read more

3.76 (25 reviews)

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Dossier Fleet Maintenance

Dossier Fleet Maintenance software provides a robust fleet management system so that users can accurately track all vehicles and equipment, while quickly importing data and tracking maintenance histories....Read more

4.67 (24 reviews)

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AVEVA Enterprise Asset Management

Avantis by Invensys is a complete Facilities Management solution from a leader in the industry for over thirty years. It facilitates maximum asset profitability and is available for deployment either on-premise or web-based. ...Read more

0.00 (1 reviews)

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AgileAssets

AgileAssets is a hybrid maintenance management suite that offers integrates infrastructure asset management solutions to businesses across various industries. AgileAssets' solutions can be integrated into an organization’s backend...Read more

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MEX Maintenance

MEX is a proven maintenance software that has made life so much easier of service technicians. Optimized with maintenance tools that help reduce downtime, boost productivity and in the process keeping everyone in the loop. Complet...Read more

4.34 (61 reviews)

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NEXGEN Asset Management

NEXGEN Asset Management is a cloud-based computer maintenance management (CMMS) and asset management solution suitable for municipalities, facilities and manufacturing industries. It provides inventory management, condition assess...Read more

3.80 (5 reviews)

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eWorkOrders CMMS

eWorkOrders is a cloud-based maintenance management solution offering an integrated suite of tools to manage work orders, asset management, inventory management and preventative maintenance. The software solution provides use...Read more

4.90 (62 reviews)

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IBM Maximo Application Suite

IBM Maximo Application Suite is an asset management solution that combines enterprise asset management with maintenance management. From a single system, companies can monitor and manage the full lifecycle of their enterprise asse...Read more

4.18 (72 reviews)

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Buyers Guide

Last Updated: March 09, 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.