Cloud-based CMMS is maintenance management software that is accessed over the internet. It offers the same functionality as its on-premise counterpart, but offers some additional benefits.
With cloud-based CMMS software, there is no waiting for disks to arrive, hardware configuration, or software installation. Your software is ready to use right away.
Less IT Support Required
Since the CMMS is hosted and managed on the vendor’s cloud, your IT department does not need to be involved. There is no additional hardware or software needed to support the CMMS – you can simply use your existing computers and internet-enabled devices.
Anytime, Anywhere Access
The only system requirement for cloud-based CMMS is an internet connection, meaning you can access your maintenance data from nearly anywhere in the world, at any time.
Lower Upfront Costs
Many CMMS vendors offer low cost Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription licensing. This greatly reduces the upfront costs of getting started, compared to licenses that are purchased outright.
Cloud-based CMMS software is updated automatically, bringing new features, bug fixes, and security updates.
Automatic Database Backups and Disaster Protection
Database management, including frequent backups, is performed by the vendor. Backups are made to a highly distributed network of secure data centers, meaning that data can be restored if disaster strikes.
Data Security and Protection
The CMMS vendor is responsible for keeping your maintenance data protected and secure. This includes firewalls to protect against viruses, encryption to keep data secure, around the clock monitoring of servers, penetration testing, and more. Regular audits are performed to ensure that customer data is kept safe.
FTMaintenance Cloud CMMS vs. Typical CMMS Vendor
When considering cloud-based CMMS, keep in mind that hosting services differ from vendor to vendor. Compare FTMaintenance Cloud with other CMMS solutions:
|FTMaintenance||Typical CMMS Vendor|
|Licensing Options||Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription or purchased, perpetual licensing||Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription only|
|Cloud Service Provider||Amazon Web Services, a world-leading cloud services provider||Proprietary cloud service provider|
|Data Security Guarantees||Industry-leading 99.999999999% guarantee||None|
|Uptime Guarantees||Industry-leading 99.99% cloud uptime||None|
|Data Backups||Highly distributed, secure data centers||Single, proprietary data center|
|Disaster Protection||Highly protected. Data storage is not shared between customers.||Unprotected. Data storage is shared.|