What is the difference between CMMS vs EAM Software? Both systems have the goal of maximizing asset life and productivity along with cutting costs. Which type of software is the right choice for my maintenance operation? The answer is that it depends. If the primary goal is to manage costs and save money then a CMMS System is the best choice. A CMMS System can easily accomplish this by scheduling preventive maintenance and tracking expenses for equipment. Enterprise Asset Management Systems manage assets throughout their lifecycles including depreciation and heavy financial metrics. They are however, more costly as well as more challenging for the average maintenance user. 

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CMMS vs EAM Software: What does CMMS Do?

A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is software that tracks and facilitates all of the components of your maintenance operation. The goal of CMMS software is to save money and time by automating maintenance processes. Information needed is retained by the database for reference and is easily accessable to users.

The core of a CMMS Software is preventive maintenance. It is challenging to keep up with preventive maintenance for a large number of assets/equipment. The CMMS database stores all of the information on your equipment including each preventive maintenance task that must be completed and its frequency.

Preventive Maintenance Work Orders are automatically generated so that tasks are never forgotten. Equipment stays up and running. Time and money are saved.

What does EAM Software Do?

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) is software that manages the entire lifecycle of a company’s assets. Lifecycle includes planning, procurement, operation and disposal of the asset.  The goal of EAM software is to maximize asset performance throughout the lifecycle. EAM Software typically integrates with finance and other areas of a company. CMMS is one component of EAM.

General Information

COGZ CMMS Enterprise Maintenance software tracks all your maintenance information separately, by location. Thus, facilities can be viewed individually for detailed analysis. For maximum utilization, user licenses are shared across the Enterprise.

Preventive Maintenance (PM) Work Orders

COGZ CMMS Enterprise Maintenance software tracks all your preventive maintenance requirements for all locations. Once implemented, your equipment breakdowns become the unusual instead of the normal. This can have a substantial, positive effect on the corporate bottom line!

Breakdown Work orders

For those few remaining breakdowns, COGZ Enterprise Software quickly provides you with the information you need to get things up and running. A robust Work Order Request email/text system keeps all the key players informed.

Equipment Assets

Having all the information your team requires in your COGZ Enterprise Maintenance Management System makes everyone’s job easier. From Asset Number to spare parts locations to manuals and drawings, everything you need is available on one screen. Looking for total maintenance costs, want to know which part is replaced most often, it’s all a single click away.

Inventory Control

Enterprise Wide Spare Parts Inventory is a significant item on the Corporate Balance Sheet. COGZ Enterprise Version gives your facilities visibility to required parts at all locations, enabling a reduction in duplicate part storage for those high ticket or long lead time items.


COGZ Enterprise CMMS lets management keep track of maintenance department effectiveness though the Downtime Module. Since downtime reduction is a main goal of Preventive Maintenance, viewing the downtime trends can help management appreciate the value of World Class Maintenance Programs.

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Use COGZ for your Enterprise Maintenance Management Software and see how simple it is to keep track of your goals. Analyze potential issues throughout your locations before they become larger problems. Keep Downtime to a minimum.

Adjusting Preventive Maintenance

Surveying the Preventive Maintenance practices around your locations can help identify best practices. Sharing these among your facility managers will help improve performance overall. COGZ Enterprise Version allows the visibility required.

Comprehensive Information

COGZ Enterprise CMMS retains all the information your maintenance departments need for daily operations as well as the historical information needed for management reviews. All this information is only a click or two away.

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CMMS vs EAM Which is the Right Choice?

COGZ CMMS is an essential tool for your maintenance departments. No matter what challenges face your maintenance teams, COGZ will meet your needs and exceed your expectations! Most businesses find that CMMS is the better solution as it meets their needs with a simpler interface and lower costs.

CMMS Software that is Easy to Use

With its intuitive interface and user-friendly design, COGZ CMMS Software tracks and records all your maintenance efforts each and every time! Easy and powerful, COGZ minimizes operator input to make Maintenance Management Simple.

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Setup your COGZ Parts Management system and start seeing tangible results in weeks. Why not let COGZ get you started now?


Customer Testimonials – What COGZ Users are Saying.

You will find the COGZ-EZ very user friendly. The customer support is the best I have ever run across. Of all the preventive maintenance software, this one is the most flexible to format for your business. I highly recommend it.

Robert G. White


This program is very user friendly and has features that have helped us in other parts of our daily work. Since we implemented the program, our downtime has decreased.


Plant Maintenance Technician, Praxair

I have COGZ Software with the inventory package add on. As for my opinion of the software, for my applications it working great and I am very pleased with its ability to track parts, labor, etc. and I carry over 1000 parts for various equipment. As for the customer service, they have always done me right and I have no complaints. COGZ is very easy to use and the manuals written in good language as for setting up preventive maintenance. It generates PM’s on whatever cycles you determine for your particular application.

Mike Markus

Manager, Simpsons Enterprises Inc.