Computerized maintenance management system
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Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), also known as computerized maintenance management information system (CMMIS), is a software package that maintains a computer database of information about an organization's maintenance operations. This information is intended to help maintenance workers do their jobs more effectively (for example, determining which machines require maintenance and which storerooms contain the spare parts they need) and to help management make informed decisions (for example, calculating the cost of machine breakdown repair versus preventive maintenance for each machine, possibly leading to better allocation of resources). CMMS data may also be used to verify regulatory compliance.
CMMS packages may be used by any organization that must perform maintenance on equipment, assets and property. Some CMMS products focus on particular industry sectors (e.g. the maintenance of vehicle fleets or health care facilities). Other products aim to be more general.
CMMS packages can produce status reports and documents giving details or summaries of maintenance activities. The more sophisticated the package, the more analysis facilities are available.
Many CMMS packages can be either web-based, meaning they are hosted by the company selling the product on an outside server, or LAN based, meaning that the company buying the software hosts the product on its own server.
- Building lifecycle management
- Computer-aided facility management (CAFM)
- Corrective maintenance
- Enterprise asset management (EAM)
- Facility management
- Fixed assets register (FAR)
- Logistics management
- Maintenance, repair and operations
- Performance supervision system
- Preventive maintenance
- Cato, William; Mobley, Keith (2002). Computer-managed Maintenance Systems: A Step-by-step Guide to Effective Management of Maintenance, Labor, and Inventory. Butterworth-Heinemann. p. 33. ISBN 0-7506-7473-3.
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