Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) give managers the power to make smarter decisions. Here's a summary of applications to start the CMMS specification process
|Year Intro./ Price||Hardware
|Database||Modules & Functions|
|24/7 Systems Inc.
|1998/ $250 per concurrent seat per month||Internet access/ Windows Explorer browser||SQL server||Equipment reliability management, equipment lifecycle tracking|
|Version 6.1 released in 2006/ Based on concurrent users
||Scales from 1 to 10,000+ users; small number of users can have application and database server on small server; large number will need two servers./ Application server: Windows 2003 Database server: Microsoft SQL or Oracle||Microsoft SQL Server 2003 or 2005; Oracle 9i||Equipment, event module, work order, planning and scheduling, preventive maintenance, inventory, requisition, purchasing, resources, supplier, mobile maintenance, mobile inventory, invoice matching, set-up module, security|
|Benchmate Systems Inc.
|1985/ Single user: $1,995; Five users: $2,995-$8,995||Pentium II at 265 MHz or greater; 25 MB free disk space for program; 25-150 MB for database/ Windows XP Professional or 2000; 128 MB RAM; 5 MB RAM for software||C-tree database library by Faircom Corp.||Equipment, work orders, preventive maintenance, trouble calls, service log, spare parts, bar coding, lockout/tagout, inventory and purchasing, reporting|
|Building Engines Inc.
Building Engines Operations Platform
|2001/ Varies by installation||No requirements; system is completely hosted, web-based, and wireless; compatible with any browser/ Linux; MAC OS X; Windows 2000, Server 2003, Vista, XP||Oracle 10g||Broadcast messaging, date reminders, document management, e-mail workflow, incident reporting/tracking, preventive maintenance, visitor access, work order, reporting, fire and life safety event, documentation and group management|
FaciliWorks 8i (web-based)
|NA/ Starts at $7,999 per license||Pentium 4 at 2.4 GHz or higher; 200 MB of free space; 4 GB memory or more/ Windows 2000/2003 with IIS 5 or higher; Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1.4322||Windows 2000/ 2003 Server; SQL Server 2000/2005||Inventory and purchasing, scheduling and task management, standards and compliance, storage and receiving of records, improved reliability|
|2001/ Depends on number of users||For one user: Pentium III at 1 GHz; 1 GB RAM; 5 GB free disk space/Windows||SQL||Inventory, assets, purchasing, work orders, work requests, contacts, resources, scheduling, general ledger, reports, fluids and fueling|
|Eagle Technology Inc.
|Version 9.6.4 released in 2007/ $5,000-$75,000||PC platform recommended at 1 GHz; 512 MB; 100 MB for Professional database, 725 MB for Enterprise database; CD-Rom/ Windows 2000 Pro with SP4 or later; Windows XP Pro with SP1 or later; Windows Vista||SQL Server; SQL Express; Oracle||Building automation BACnet interface, multi-lingual capability, multi-cycle scheduling, import utility, audit trail, barcode, ERP interface module, equipment load, preventive maintenance, mobile interface, web-based service request|
|eMaint Enterprises LLC
|1997/ $40 per month per user||PC/Microsoft running IE 6.0 or higher||Visual FoxPro||Preventive maintenance, work orders, inventory management, purchasing, reporting|
|EPAC Software Technologies Inc.
|1999/ Starts at $1,295 per concurrent customer||Workstation: 800 MHz or above; 256 MB RAM
Server: 2 GHz or above; 1 GB storage; Internet access/Windows 2000/200 Server/Me/2003 Server/XP/Vista
|Database Access; SQL; Oracle||Work orders, preventive maintenance, scheduling, inventory, purchasing, web-based, mobile capabilities|
|FAMIS Software Inc.
|1982/ Varies||Based on anticipated load, which is a function of active concurrent users/ Windows 200x or UNIX||Oracle 10g R1 or 10g R2||Maintenance management, inventory control, tool control, key control, utility management, facility assessments, space planner, system coordination, capital projects|
|Field & Screens Inc.
Work Order Wonder
|1995/ $2,450 for basic version; there are three versions
||Desktop PC, client/server, or web browser/Windows 2000, XP, Vista||Microsoft Access or SQL||Property, tenant and vendor history, unscheduled work orders, equipment, tasks, preventive maintenance, inventory, billing, reporting|
FM: Interact Maintenance Management
|1998/ Depends on number of users||Server: Pentium 4 at 2 GHz, Xeon dual CPU at 3 GHz; 512 MB RAM, 2 GB; 1 GB free disk space, 2 GB Client: Pentium III at 1 GHz; 256 MB RAM, 512 MB; 300 MB of free disk space/ Client: Windows XP or 2004 SP4 (32-bit) Server: Windows server 2003 or 2000 SP4||Client/Server version supports Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005; and Oracle 9i and 10g||Preventive maintenance, building equipment inventory, report creation, survey administration, space management, strategic planning, real estate and portfolio management, asset management, move management, service requests, project management, room scheduling|
|Mainstream Software Inc.
|1995/ $1,400 per license or $120 a month per license
||Pentium III or greater running Windows 2000 or Windows XP; 2356 MB RAM or greater; 200 MB free disk space/ Microsoft Windows 98 SE/2000/XP||SQL Server 2000||Work order management, demand and preventive maintenance, asset management, client request web site, time card, vendor management, reporting, accounts receivable/payable, inventory and purchase orders|
|Mapcon Technologies Inc.
|1982/ Starts at $495||PC or Windows server/ All Windows systems||Revelation||Integrated security, work requests, work orders, human resources and time cards, equipment management, failure analysis, purchase requisitions and orders, safety procedures, calibrations|
|1991/ $12,500||Windows-based PC with 500 MHz processor or higher; 250 MB disk space; 128 MB RAM/ Windows 2000 with SP3 or higher; Windows XP||SQL Server 2000 SP 3/3a; SQL Server 2005||Mobile work orders, tool tracking, time sheet, inventory, web request, key tracking|
|MicroWest Software Systems Inc.
|2006/ $1,500-$50,000||Client: Windows 1998 and higher Server: Windows 2000 and higher/ Windows||SQL; Oracle, Pervasive, MS Access||Imaging, work request, web request, e-mail request, calibration, auto logout/exit, fleet, asset, security, print routing, repairable parts, purchasing, training/implementation|
|Phoenix Data Systems Inc.
|2005/ Single-user systems start at $2,395; multi-user at $3,995||Two servers recommended;
Server: Dual Intel Zeon processors, 3.06 GHz with 533 MHz front side bus; Client: 2.20 GHz processor, 20 GB hard drive/ Server: Windows 2000 or 2003 Client: Windows XP or 2000 Professional
|Server: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or higher Client: Novel or Windows||Equipment information, preventive maintenance scheduling, work orders, labor productivity, customer service, data managers, dispatch center, contracts management, purchasing, archive|
|1998/ Varies||Data back-ends from IBM Maximo, SAP, Tririga, PICS and others/ Windows server 2000/2003||Oracle 8i, 9i and 10g; SQL Server 2000 and 2005; XML; Java||Work orders, task tracking, real-time scheduling, meter-reading recordings, data capturing, follow-up service requests, equipment measurement points collection|
|1999/ $3,000-$200,000||Any Windows OS with minimum Pentium 4 at 500 MHz/ Windows||SQL Server; MS Access; IIS; ASP.NET||Asset management, inspection management, facilities management, compliance management|
|1998/ NA||Basic: 7 MB disk space; 30-40 MB for database
Advanced: Pentium 4 at 3 GHz, and 1 GB RAM for Windows XP or Server 2003/ Windows XP Pro or higher
|Basic: Open architecture
Advanced: MS SQL Server 2005
|Equipment and space management, preventive maintenance, work orders, reporting, labor management, work requests, administration, purchasing and receiving|
|TMA Systems LLC
|1988/ Client-hosted solutions: $7,000-$150,000+
Subscription service: $2,000-$20,000+ annually
|Server: Pentium 4 class or better/ Server: Windows 2000/2003; Macintosh OS X
Client: Windows Vista, XP, 2000; Macintosh OS X
|Microsoft SQL or Oracle||Work orders, preventive maintenance management, materials management, project management, contract management, asset management, space management, fleet management, custodial management, room inspections, utility management, mobile solutions|