Nowadays, a CMMS is an undeniable tool for supporting maintenance management. This article analysis some relevant aspects for choosing a maintenance management software, both from the point of view of maintenance function as well as of the whole organization.

The article concludes that the assessment of the maintenance software must be based on its capabilities and features to support maintenance operations, and the concept of integration should only take prominence, if it is recognized that the specific requirements of maintenance management are fulfilled.

This article was edited by Mr. Rodrigo S. Cabral, Managing Director at ManWinWin Software. The main source of the article is the “Practical Guide to Facilities Maintenance Management”, by Eng José Saraiva Cabral, one of the founders of the Company.