Organizations implement maintenance and asset management software solutions to improve efficiency, productivity and operational performance, but choosing a solution is no easy task. There are hundreds of Computerized Maintenance Management Software / Enterprise Asset Management (CMMS / EAM) providers available, and all can claim to have the solution you need. How do you know which is the right choice for your organizations unique needs?
Before you begin your CMMS / EAM search, it is important to understand why you need to make a change. Could you improve your current maintenance processes and procedures? Are you experiencing frequent equipment failures? Is your MRO spending out of hand? A new CMMS / EAM solution has the potential to solve those issues, but your organization needs to create a strategy for implementation, training, adoption, establishing new processes and continuous improvement. Keep in mind that a Best-in-Class solution provider should partner with you every step of the way, so the process is smooth, simple and your organization will benefit from a high user adoption rate and quicker return on investment (ROI). While evaluating why you need a CMMS / EAM solution, also determine which, if not all, of the avaiable benefits will be most important to your organization.