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EAM versus CMMS: What's Right for Your Company
This article looks at where computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) end and enterprise asset management (EAM) takes over, focusing on features and

eam help for food  features and functionality of EAM software. If you are unsure of the capabilities of CMMS and need a quick refresher course, please read CMMS: A Tutorial . Offerings from software vendors IFS AB (XSSE: IFS) and Intentia (XSSE: INT B), two fellow Swedish providers of enterprise business applications for midsize and large enterprises, will be used to help illustrate some of the advanced features of EAM. The remainder of this article compares CMMS and EAM software and explores, in more detail, two key

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