Magazine Issue | April 1, 2009

10 Tips For Avoiding CMMS Failure

Source: Life Science Leader

By Marcus McNeely, project manager, Blue Mountain Quality Resources, Inc.

Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and enterprise asset management (EAM) systems have been longtime fixtures in other industries, embraced to improve control over asset maintenance costs and improve asset performance. The marketplace for these systems has evolved to include a dizzying array of choices with a wide range of functionality, complicating both selection and implementation.

In fact, a recent study conducted by,, and demonstrated that even unregulated industries struggle with this selection and implementation, with 57% of the respondents indicating that their CMMS or EAM implementations failed to meet their ROI expectations.