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JLR0167 (Chemical) (OP)
12 Mar 08 8:35
I am just starting to research CMMS systems for my employer to consider purchasing...any advice on which are the best systems?
Helpful Member!  svanels (Petroleum)
12 Mar 08 23:44
1) What is your budget?
2) What are your requirements?
3) Do you already have a "simple" paper based system?
4) What business are you in?
5) Are your work processes documented?
6) Do you have an IT department?

All systems are the best, I never heard any vendor claiming he is selling an mediocre product.
engineer2010 (Mechanical)
6 Aug 08 13:45
How many assets are you maintaining?
wbd (Electrical)
7 Aug 08 7:32
Do you want to incorporate Purchasing functions?
What kind of reports do you want out of it?
Are you going to track craft qualifications?
Do need a Capital Project capability?
What kind of work scheduling, if any?

It's been awhile since I looked but Maintenance Technology magazine used to have a whole host of articles on CMMS on their website.
cstate2000 (Mechanical)
19 Aug 08 16:10
We just selected a company called Building Engines and they had a lot of functionality. We did a comparison and a lengthy due diligence round. Here is a link to the free RFP guide we used.;id=47&;Itemid=57
Magpie6 (Mechanical)
2 Sep 08 12:57
I would like to ask JLR0167 if his company purchased a CMMS and if so, which one and what made that stand out from all the other CMMS's in the marketplace.
rtist504 (Marine/Ocean)
29 Dec 08 12:05
Mahal4U (Computer)
15 Jan 09 9:49
JLR0167 -

Here at Mineta San Jose International Airport I just implemented Infor EAM. We broke this project into 2 phases. Phase 1 was discovery to review and map out our business processes, asset management schema, Central Stores operation, financial and purchasing habits. Phase 2 was the developement of an implemtation plan then RFP was released setting the requirements. Always remember that you need to consider expandability of the system as your program grows, and believe me it will. Also your network infrastructure needs to be looked at and the type of support that is available internally.  
JoeWeb (Specifier/Regulator)
31 Mar 09 15:41
Obviously it depends on your requirements. There are a lot of vendors and a lot of solutions. Web-based solutions are coming into their own. They're thin-client so they don't require a lot of resources in space and hardware. Check out for a demo of one web-based solution.
JonasP (Civil/Environmental)
4 May 09 17:56
Totally depends on what your requirements are? I would definitely figure out what you need and why.  There is some differences between Asset Management and CMMS.

The three that I would start with are in no particular order are:


Infor EAM

Maintenance Connection

All three offer GIS integration as well.  Depending on the scope and budget there are several directions you can go.  How deep you intergrate with other business processes (accounting, purchasing) etc. is also  factor.  If you have a dedicated IT department they are also going to have a big say about what you purchase. Don't forget the end users, if they don't buy in its useless. Some systems are much more intuitive than others. Maintenance Technology magazine is a good resource.

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