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What to look for in a CMMS: cloud or in-house implementation

Supplier: Techs4biz - Pervidi By: Pervidi Software
29 September, 2012

Companies of all sizes are quickly realising the benefits of computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS).

If you have the suitable budget for CMMS implementation, there is no point in putting it off. Paper-based processes are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean you should rush into making your choice. Make sure the company you are purchasing from can offer both in-house implementations as well as SaaS solutions.

Some companies will sell you a CMMS system and never look back.

You want an on-going relationship with your CMMS provider.

You want your calls to be returned and your problems to be addressed.


CMMS system should be designed to be versatile enough to address your unique needs.

CMMS systems should fit your business, not the other way around.


Make sure you buy from a company that is growing and evolving.

You want a CMMS provider that will continue to upgrade and improve.

Advanced yet still easy to use

CMMS should be sophisticated but still is easy to use, especially on PDAs, Tablets and other mobile devices. Is it intuitive?

Are the CMMS components specifically designed for the operator?

Can the CMMS components be changed depending on the user and their tasks?

Keep these things in mind before taking the plunge and investing in a computerised maintenance management system (CMMS). Doing it correctly can make the difference between choosing a money-saving, long-term CMMS solution and inviting a series of headaches, regrets and unintended costs.