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CMMS - EAM Software Evaluation Report

The EAM Software Evaluation Report is geared toward groups that need to analyze requirements for a system, which supports maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. This Software Evaluation Report includes criteria for comparing general computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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