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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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Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits


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it maintenance cost comparison  a process problem. Secondly, it can provide some clues as to what needs to be done to solve each problem. Critical success factors Focusing on process improvement through the use of your CMMS requires the following: op management provides clear support; well-defined objectives and performance targets to ensure alignment with the maintenance operations and engineering strategies; line workers and managers are directly involved in the improvement process; highly trained and motivated change agents are Read More

Maintenance Software--How to Negotiate Successful Contracts with CMMS Vendors


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it maintenance cost comparison  the application, or make it available at additional cost. In this case, make sure you always have source code for your current version. Product and service quality Regarding the quality of products shipped and services rendered, ensure that expectations are well articulated, whether buried in detailed specifications or described in the body of the contract. Examples are hours of operation for on-line support, response time for on-site support, hardware uptime guarantees and acceptable sub-contractors to Read More

Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost?


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it maintenance cost comparison  a few, is impressive, it yet has to provide a crisp e-procurement and vertical digital marketplaces solutions. During our attendance of Stampede we were made aware that some alliance negotiations were in progress, and the market should expect related press releases in the near future. Any protracted delay in delivering these would aggravate the challenge of protecting Great Plains turf from Tier 1 intruders (e.g., Oracle) that currently have a more comprehensive offering. Even if the Tier 1 vendors'' Read More

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it maintenance cost comparison  benefits: not only is it free from licensing and maintenance costs, as an embedded component of Windows, it is very efficient on resource utilization. The Centauri Adaptor for WMI uses WMI to query and set information on desktop systems, applications, networks, and other Windows components. Developers can use WMI to create event-monitoring applications that alert users when important incidents occur. The WMI management infrastructure includes the CIM Object Manager (CIMOM) , which is the interface and Read More

Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's "Best Kept Secret"?


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Maintenance Scheduling 101


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it maintenance cost comparison  on the plant floor. It helps formulate a big picture view of what''s happening and the potential impact of each individual maintenance technicians'' activities. Conclusion Many organizations have tried to address their maintenance scheduling woes by introducing new and sometimes very advanced technologies. The reality is that trying to automate something that''s broken will cause even more frustration and finger-pointing. The potential benefits of scheduling automation are best achieved by first Read More

Why Aerospace and Defense Maintenance Needs Mobile MRO


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This white paper looks at different ways enterprise software is used to sustain and support military assets. Also examined are different types of mobile access required in different settings, and how enterprise software must evolve accordingly.

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Rimini Street: The End of Full-price Software Maintenance Is Here!


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it maintenance cost comparison  gimmick by Rimini Street, it cannot hurt a prospective support and maintenance customer to use the proposal to its advantage. It will be interesting to watch what Oracle and SAP do now, perhaps in a more creative way, as they''ve been rather tone-deaf thus far. Oracle and Rimini Street have been engaged in  counter-lawsuits about alleged intellectual property theft , and it is hard to predict the outcome of these. While some prospective Rimini Street customers might have been deterred by this, the Read More

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