What is the difference between EAM and a CMMS?
The formal difference between an EAM and a CMMS is that an EAM tends to provide a wider array of features for maintenance managers to track, manage, and analyze asset performance throughout the asset lifecycle. This can include features like:
- Inventory management
- A purchasing management system
- Document and knowledge management
- Multi-site management tools
- Labor management tools
- Service management
- An accounting system and financial management
- Supply chain management
However, the lines are far more blurred in reality, as a modern and robust computerized maintenance management system also boasts these functionalities. You can learn more about the nuance and what to focus on when choosing a system here.