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MANY SYSTEMS, BUT ONLY ONE ANSWER
The market for CMMS and EAMS applications is growing, and when you start your research on the best options, you can quickly get overwhelmed. The first thing to consider is the difference between CMMS and EAMS.
CMMS is a Computerized Maintenance Management System. You'll find many good applications of this type, from simple client-
This is your typical work order management system.
An Enterprise Asset Management System, or EAMS, contains all the components you need for a work orders system, plus the power to track the life of your equipment.
The typical equipment life cycle starts with a build-
An EAMS will also bring to you a more comprehensive system, including more options for tracking labor costs and training, as well as:
The typical EAMS will also include a greater level of configuration without customization, which in turn lowers your cost of software ownership and administration.
A CMMS may get the job done, but Enterrpise Asset Management helps you build for the future.
MP2 was the premiere CMMS application when we moved into the 21st Century, but times have changed. The application is difficult to make compliant with modern accounting standards and regulations, and it lacks the conformability required by most customers to meet specific business process needs. Worse, the interface has not been updated since 2002. Even worse still, integrating MP2 with ERP or other systems is difficult on a good day.
EAM Solution can help you move from MP2 to Infor EAM, a modern and more powerful solution for your maintenance needs.
Through a CMMS, you are tracking the life cycle of unscheduled and scheduled maintenance orders. Equipment and Labor are typically reference lists (or look-
Although these kinds of systems get the job done, you may get the feeling you're missing out on some key details.
At worst a CMMS will simply become an electronic file cabinet, a place for you to enter work orders. Process, history, and analysis is lost in a sea of data entry.
AN ENTERPRISE ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, OR EAMS,
CONTAINS ALL THE COMPONENTS YOU NEED FOR A WORK ORDERS SYSTEM,
PLUS THE POWER TO TRACK THE LIFE OF YOUR EQUIPMENT.
THE MP2 DILEMMA
MP2 was a great system in the day, and it still can be used to help companies issue and track work orders, as well as keep up with equipment and spare parts inventories. Many companies do not want to move from MP2 because -
Companies still using MP2 should consider moving to a more modern system, like Infor EAM, and let their staff work in a system that meets business needs, is simpler to use, and conforms to modern accounting, safety, and manufacturing standards. MP2 has not moved forward, but a good maintenance organization can.
THE COST OF IMPLEMENTING AN EAM SYSTEM
The typical CMMS is far less expensive than a more powerful, flexible, and user friendly EAM application. Many maintenance and operations managers are shocked when software licenses and subscriptions are more than just a few hundred dollars per seat. However, statistics show a good EAM application will help lower equipment downtime by 5-
The typical ROI is 12-
When considering a CMMS as just a record keeping system for work orders and equipment inventory, compare that to the savings you could realize by implementing an EAM system that supports your maintenance and operations goals.