What are the differences between EAM and CMMS?


What are the differences between EAM and CMMS?

The main difference between an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system and a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) lies in their scope and objectives:


EAM aims to manage the entire lifecycle of an organisation’s assets, from acquisition to disposal. It encompasses the management of physical assets, such as equipment, facilities, vehicles and so on.

The main objective is to optimise the value of assets over their entire lifecycle by maximising their use, minimising maintenance costs and ensuring regulatory compliance.


CMMS focuses specifically on the management of maintenance activities. Its objective is to ensure the availability and reliability of equipment by planning, monitoring, and optimising corrective and preventive maintenance operations.


What are the main key features of EAM and CMMS software?

EAM software

Asset inventory management

Maintenance planning

Job management

Spare parts management

Supplier management

Asset lifecycle monitoring

Cost analysis

Regulatory compliance

Integration with other enterprise systems

CMMS Software

Management of work orders

Maintenance planning

Follow-up of interventions

Resource management

Parts stock management

Equipment history




In summary, although EAM and CMMS software share certain functionalities, they have different orientations. EAM software is more focused on overall asset lifecycle management, while CMMS software focuses specifically on managing maintenance activities. Depending on your organisation’s needs, you may opt for one or the other..

CMMS Software

Computerised Maintenance Management (CMMS) at ELAZUR

At ELAZUR, one of the areas in which we specialise is the provision of asset management solutions, with an emphasis on Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS). Our expertise extends to maintenance products and computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS). We are proud to serve a variety of sectors, including public transport, utilities, industry and the food industry.