Accruent - Resources - Infographics - Common Facility Management Software Definitions - Hero

Published: May 15 2019

Common Facility Management Software Definitions

Accruent - Resources - Infographics - Common Facility Management Software Definitions - Hero

There's a variety of facility management software options to choose from. Unfortunately, they are commonly referred to by their acronym which can get a bit confusing. To shed some light, we have put together the infographic below and defined the most common industry terms.

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The most common facility management software terms defined.

What is a CMMS?

Computerized Maintenance Management Software or CMMS is a computer software program designed to manage facilities maintenance more effectively.

What is EAM or EAMS?

EAM stands for Enterprise Asset Management Software and is commonly referred to as a CMMS. Although, an EAM tends to be more in depth than a typical CMMS.

What is CAFM?

Computer-Aided Facilities Management also known as CAFM focuses on maintenance, occupancy and supporting facility management by information technology to provide visibility into maintenance decisions and work orders.

What is IWMS?

An Integrated Workplace Management System, or IWMS, is a software platform that helps organizations optimize the use of workplace resources, including the management of a company's real estate portfolio, infrastructure and facilities assets.

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