Article | February 3, 2020

CMMS vs ERP: The Value Of ERP In Asset Management

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Businesses that manage considerable assets in the equipment sales and service industry are faced with a tough choice when it comes to their software. Do you choose a specific software solution built to solve one particular issue or a more robust business management system to help you effectively manage your operations?

It all depends on your business needs and which of the two most popular offerings – CMMS and ERP – have the features you need to manage your critical business processes.

What is CMMS?

Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is software designed to track and manage the assets and resources that make up a company’s maintenance department or division. With this solution, you can monitor and record work orders, keep historical records of work that has been done, and track critical asset information for future reference.

One of the common challenges for organizations using a standalone CCMS is disparate business systems. If you’re using separate tools to run your business, like maintenance software and an accounting package, you could be driving up costs and causing inefficiencies with time-consuming manual processes, data entry errors, and other costly mistakes.

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