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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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On-demand IT Asset Management: What It Is, Why You Need It, and How You Can Benefit.


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it free system maintenance  site, and easily access it via the Internet. In fact, according to leading industry analyst IDC, as many as 79 percent of companies are now purchasing or considering SaaS offerings. Why the increasing popularity of these types of solutions? Because the benefits are clear and easy to measure. Some of the advantages that organizations have achieved through the use of ondemand solutions include: No waiting – instant value Many SaaS providers offer free trial periods, so companies can evaluate the software Read More

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Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements affect their bottom lines, vendors need to reassess their pricing and value proposition strategies.

it free system maintenance  sales effort. But again, it is the free market that should determine the fair price, as is the case in other industries (given that retail has been mentioned for comparison). To be fair, many software customers radically alter the products they receive, making support for those products infinitely harder. Staying with the retail goods example in Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , when a consumer buys a TV set, the purchase agreement generally states that any Read More

Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center


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it free system maintenance  as a positive activity, it is important to see it as a profit center instead of a cost center. A cost-center approach is strictly concerned with adhering to the budget and decreasing expenses as much as possible. In contrast, the profit-center model realizes that investment and operating costs can be allocated to improve efficiency. This increased efficiency naturally results in higher profits. One of the most popular buzz-words in business today is lean. This term conveys the idea of fat elimination Read More

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it free system maintenance  it to. Further, while it is necessary to clearly spell out what the customer is entitled to at the time of creating contract proposals and renewals, no one wants to have to read the fine print during an emergency to check how many calls the customer is allowed free of charge. Fixes and patches is another area covered on maintenance agreements, whereby the vendor commits to fixing system bugs. Patches can be downloaded and applied as needed to fix known bugs, or they can be consumed in bundles as service Read More

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it free system maintenance  Enterprises have choices when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers. Several, less costly options exist for any company that is considering discontinuing S&M for an application. For more background on software maintenance and support, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry''s Best Kept Secret ? , What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance? , and What Are the Read More

Maintenance Connection


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it free system maintenance  of customer service as it does to product quality. The importance of ascertaining the proper maintenance work as a result of a still ongoing plant maintenance approach evolution could even be deducted from analyzing several APICS Dictionary (the 11th Edition) definitions. Namely, the 1960s and 1970s were characterized by the Fix it when broken approach of merely reacting to unplanned and unwanted breakdowns. Associated with breakdowns is also a bad word, downtime , which is the time when a resource Read More

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Integrated business and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software solutions for the food industry. Includes trace-ability, HACCP, production yields, recipe management and optimization, livestock management, producer (farmers) payments, batch processing, electronic scale interface, barcode scanning, ATP (Available to Promise), flexible cost-accounting, CRM (Customer Relationship Management), EIS (Executive Information Systems), report-writer, plus standard ERP (sales, procurement, inventory, production, accounting, financials, etc.).    

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it free system maintenance  process to move critical IT activities offshore. In India, its mature, yet flexibel process frameworks have achieved a Software Capability Maturity Model level® 5 rating. Read More

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it free system maintenance  and being ready when it is needed for production. If an asset does not meet these objectives, it has failed. How can reliability eliminate waste? Machines that are reliable produce less scrap and product that is within specification eliminating the cause of defect correction. Equipment must be ready to run when demand is presented. Preventive Maintenance Is Anti-Lean Asset management systems have used the concept of preventive maintenance for years as a strategy to avoid unplanned downtime. Preventive Read More

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