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Best CMMS for Manufacturing

By Steven Calhoun on Nov 12, 2021 9:55:21 AM

We’ve narrowed down the leaders in the maintenance management software realm and compared them to help you decide which one works best for your business.

Our comparison is based on user reviews, the websites of the software providers, and aggregated review scores on software advice websites.

The table below lists common features for maintenance management software. Additional detail and a link to each company’s website are listed under headers below the table.

 

Feature comparison of maintenance management software for manufacturing

 

eMaint

Fiix

MaintainX

Upkeep

Aggregate User Ratings*

4.5

4.5

4.7

4.6

Free Plan

None (free trial available)

OK

Good

Limited Features

Mobile Interface

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Preventive Maintenance

Yes

Yes (Predictive AI)

Yes

Yes

Work Order Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Maintenance Checklists

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Downtime Tracking

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Time and Cost Tracking

Unclear

Yes

Yes

Yes

Compliance Features

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Customer Support

18hrs M-F live support, self-serve courses

Free self-serve resources, optional paid implementation services

Live chat support, self-serve resources

Live chat support, self-serve resources, 13hrs M-F phone support

API

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

*ratings sourced from Capterra, G2, and Gartner Peer Insights

 

eMaint

eMaint is a software as a service that has received numerous awards in recognition of its product and customer support. Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant named eMaint a visionary. Many user reviews mention how easy implementation is. eMaint’s distinguishing feature seems to be its customer support.

Website: https://www.emaint.com/

Pricing: $33 per user per month for basic plan, with rate increases to $85 for professional and $120 for enterprise

Reviews:

  • Capterra: 4.4 stars (237 reviews)
  • G2: 4.4 stars (111 reviews)
  • Gartner Peer Insights: 4.6 stars (125 reviews)

 

Fiix

Fiix benefits from the experience of its parent company Rockwell Automation as it creates an AI-enhanced maintenance management software solution.

Website: https://www.fiixsoftware.com/

Pricing: Free plan for up to 3 users, Basic plan $45 per month per user, Professional plan for $75 per month per user, custom pricing for Enterprise

Reviews:

  • Capterra: 4.4 stars (533 reviews)
  • G2: 4.7 stars (145 reviews)
  • Gartner Peer Insights: 4.6 stars (54 reviews)

 

MaintainX

MaintainX is another popular solution that has plans for businesses from small to enterprise. It is the most highly rated solution on this list. The software strikes a balance between price, features, and accessibility that make it appealing.

Website: https://www.getmaintainx.com/

Pricing: Free “Basic” plan for small teams, with rate increases to $8.33 per month per user for essential (for small teams), $32.50 per month per user for premium (best for small to medium businesses), and custom pricing for enterprise

Reviews:

  • Capterra: 4.7 stars (222 reviews)
  • G2: 4.8 stars (100 reviews)
  • Gartner Peer Insights: n/a

 

Upkeep

Upkeep is a popular solution that aims for simplicity while still offering a wide range of features. It is the most reviewed software on this list by far, boasting nearly three times the user reviews of its nearest competitor while maintaining the second highest aggregate review score.

Website: https://www.onupkeep.com/

Pricing: “Community” free plan, Starter plan for $45 per month per user, Professional plan for $74 per month per user, custom pricing for Business Plus (enterprise)

Reviews:

  • Capterra: 4.7 stars (1223 reviews)
  • G2: 4.5 stars (534 reviews)
  • Gartner Peer Insights: 4.6 stars (163 reviews)

 

How to stay productive while performing maintenance

When one machine goes down for maintenance, you might find yourself looking for ways to maintain productivity or catch back up when it comes online. This situation calls for flexibility, which you can achieve with on-demand labor.

Learn how flexibility benefits your business during maintenance and beyond in our blog defining on-demand labor and what it means for your business.

Steven Calhoun

Written by Steven Calhoun

Content Strategist