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7 Popular Terms in Operations Software & Resources for Each

Grace Flack
  • Nov 06, 2018
  • 3 minute read

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There are so many terms and acronyms floating around in the world of operations management, or maintenance management, or facility management. See what I mean? 

That’s why we’ve put together this list of seven important industry terms in the world of operations technology and software, as well as helpful resources to explore for each. Hopefully, these will help you feel more connected to how technology can help you work smarter!


Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) 

The definition of a CMMS is computer software designed to help with maintenance management. A CMMS focuses on the creation, updating and reporting of data for maintenance, work and equipment. 


Operations management software 

Operations management software is designed to make running the operations of one or more facilities, organizations and even communities more efficient. 


Preventive maintenance (PM) software 

Preventive maintenance software helps manage scheduled maintenance performed on assets or equipment to improve performance and extend life or prevent breakdowns. 


Predictive maintenance (PdM) software 

The definition of predictive maintenance is a technique used to manage maintenance on equipment or assets based on their true condition vs. a more calendar-based approach. Predictive maintenance software can help determine those conditions to better inform your maintenance plan. 


Maintenance management system 

A maintenance management system or software is used to track all maintenance operations within an organization. 


Enterprise asset management (EAM) 

Enterprise asset management software by definition is a system to manage the maintenance of assets based on their lifecycle to improve their overall efficiency. 


Internet of Things (IoT) 

IoT is representative of the network of web-enabled devices that allow for enhanced connectivity through technology and the exchange of data. 


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