What Is The Difference Between EAM And A CMMS?

Though the terms are often used interchangeably, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) are very different tools. in this article, we only going to look at the basic differentiation

Most broadly, a computerized maintenance management system can be considered to be a component of a broader Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system: an EAM will always include a CMMS component, but a CMMS will not always provide the features and capabilities of an EAM. That’s because CMMS software focuses primarily on asset management and facility maintenance during the operational phase of the asset lifecycle.

EAM software, on the other hand, provides a suite of tools and features that allow organizations to track, manage and optimize their facility and asset performance through the entire asset lifecycle.

With that said, many modern CMMS systems have expanded to offer EAM-level capabilities. Maintenance Connection, in particular, can be used as both a CMMS and an EAM tool.

What Is EAM?

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) refers to a suite of tools, practices, and software – including EAM software – that allows organizations to execute effective facility management. With a comprehensive EAM process in place, organizations can effectively maintain, control, and analyze their physical assets and infrastructure during all phases of the asset lifecycle, including acquisition, maintenance, and disposal.

This broad suite of capabilities gives asset managers full transparency into the historical and present state of assets so they can optimize asset quality and utilization, improve uptime, reduce operational costs and ultimately increase revenue and ROI.

Though often compared to a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), a robust Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)generally offers a wider range of capabilities and features.

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