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EAM Showdown! IFS vs. Mincom vs. CHAMPS
Using our EAM Evaluation Center, we compared Mincom Ellipse, CHAMPS, and IFS head-on. For the overall rankings, we looked at the vendors in two basic

first choice electricity  needs. Although IFS placed first in maintenance management, CHAMPS was stronger in preventative maintenance and equipment history, as shown in the chart below. If your organization has a large vehicle fleet, or a substantial inventory of capital equipment, CHAMPS may therefore be a better choice than IFS.   Conclusion Given that out of the box rankings generally dont reflect the real-world needs of an organization, and that the rankings can shift depending on what area of functionality you look at, how

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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