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A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is a software package designed to maintain a computer database for an organization’s maintenance operations and human resources functions.
This data is intended to help the effectiveness of maintenance workers, the quality of management decisions and the verification of regulatory compliance.
CMMS software packages are nearly the same as computer aided facility management packages, which are also called facility management software.
This term is also known as Enterprise Asset Management and Computerized Maintenance Management Information System (CMMIS).
CMMS packages come in a wide range of capabilities and prices. Typically the software addresses the following:
CMMS software packages are often linked to other software and control of processes throughout the organization, such as cost analysis, maintaining fixed assets (machines and required tooling), scheduled work and scheduled equipment maintenance.