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EAM versus CMMS: What's Right for Your Company? Part Four: IFS and Intentia Responses
The primary benefit of enterprise asset management (EAM) is the reliability-centered maintenance. Let’s face it: any process that can help you improve what you

eam help for utilities  the primary benefit of EAM is the reliability-centered maintenance. Let's face it: any process that can help you improve what you are doing now and enables you to do it better in the future, is the best thing since sliced bread. Providing data to feed back into a process can only increase operational revenues and decrease maintenance expenses. About the Authors Predrag Jakovljevic is a research director with Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC), with a focus on the enterprise applications market. He

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