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Similarities between EAM and CMMS

While CMMS software and EAM software both make it easy to schedule preventive maintenance and assign work orders, the main difference between the two is scope. EAM software includes expanded functionality to track more detailed information on assets throughout their lifecycle. In addition to tracking maintenance data, you can record inspection details, monitor asset performance, calculate the total cost of ownership, and make data-driven decisions about whether to repair or replace assets.
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CMMS Software

  • Schedule preventive maintenance
  • Generate work orders
  • Assign tasks
  • Measure maintenance KPIs
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EAM Software

  • Track asset performance
  • Control inventory
  • Plan longterm asset investments
  • Generate business intelligence

A CMMS is focused on maintenance and maximizing reliability and uptime while an EAM looks at the entire life cycle to maximize productivity. Here’s an important point: When you get an EAM, it comes with all the features you’d get in a CMMS. But if you get an EAM when all you need is a CMMS, you end up slowing down your implementation and increasing your costs.



Feature Set



  • Asset lifecycle management
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Cradle-to-grace lifecycle asset planning
  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Compliance and disposal
  • Finance
  • Maintenance
  • Operations
  • Compliance


  • Asset reliability and uptime
  • Streamlined maintenance
  • On-demand work order management
  • Preventive maintenance scheduling and tracking
  • Compliance
  • Inventory control
  • Maintenance
  • Operations
  • Compliance
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What is Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS)?

Use CMMS software for complete maintenance management, with a focus on work order management and preventive maintenance scheduling and tracking.

Less running around in circles with clear two-way communication and a shared version of the truth. Keep all your data up to date and accessible from anywhere with a modern, cloud-based CMMS. No more chasing paperwork.

Achieve less downtime and lower costs with proactive preventive maintenance. You can automatically generate and assign both calendar and meter PMs, then track close-out rates. Get ahead of the maintenance curve and take care of small issues before they have a chance to develop into big problems.

Hippo delivers:

  • Less confusion with easy-to-read data-packed customizable dashboards and reports. Hippo does more than just capture all your data; it helps you understand it.
  • Quickly check progress and see upcoming work of the dashboards.
  • Use automated reports to track critical maintenance metrics and KPIs.

What is Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)?

On the other hand, if your goal is to maximize your asset potential over the course of the entire lifecycle, then you need enterprise asset management software.

ManagerPlus is a full-featured EAM and is also a part of the iOFFICE family of products along with Hippo CMMS.

ManagerPlus delivers:

  • Steadier supply chains by closely tracking your inventory and usage rates. You’ll know when you hit par levels and can automate ordering new inventory.
  • More complete compliance with industry and governmental bodies by standardizing inspections and tracking all maintenance work. Now the right work gets done in time, and you have the digital “paper trail” to prove it.
  • Better business intelligence through comprehensive tracking and robust reporting. Departments across the organization benefit from data-driven decision-making.

How do you choose the one that’s right for you?

If you ask yourself the right questions, you can make the right decision.

  • What types of assets and equipment do I need to manage?
  • Which feature sets do I need to reach my asset management goals?
  • Do I need a platform that’s easy to customize and that can share data with my existing business solutions?
  • Can the software scale as the organization grows?
  • What are my budget and implementation expectations and limitations?

Need a CMMS?

Now that you know you’re a match, it’s time to see Hippo CMMS in action. We’re excited to show you our easy-to-learn, easy-to-use maintenance management solution.

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Need an EAM?

ManagerPlus, from our iOFFICE family of products, is a great option. It's a leading EAM software with a full-featured solution that delivers complete asset management, a comprehensive inspections module, and robust business intelligence.

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