The following table should help you decide which edition of FastMaint CMMS is right for your organization. You can upgrade to the next edition as your needs change. You may also wish to review an example  Case Study of FastMaint CMMS benefits & ROI (return on investment). This has more information about the costs and benefits of using preventive maintenance software and can help you with your CMMS selection process.

Situation/ Requirements

CMMS Selection

Small organization/ Independent  workgroup:

Small organizations or independent work groups that require a way to automate existing maintenance task tracking. Paper and pencil or spreadsheets are no longer feasible solutions. Only one person is expected to handle all maintenance tracking and scheduling.

The single user FastMaint Standard or Basic editions are good choices if one is planning to start small with a limited budget. Easy to install and use they should help you get up and running quickly.If you have a lot of equipment and several different types of maintenance tasks to do, the Standard edition is a better choice since the Basic edition limits the number of tasks (maintenance job types) & equipment records that can be maintained.
Mid sized organization – Small team:

Medium sized organizations with a small maintenance team (five to ten members). Only a few people are expected to use the software.

FastMaint Professional (five user license) OR FastMaint Web (one/ five user license) are good choices. FastMaint Web is easier to deploy and manage. However, if you do not have a computer with Windows 7 or better to run the web server, you will need FastMaint Professional.
Mid sized organization – Big team:

Medium size organizations with a mid-size  maintenance team
(ten to thirty members) OR those where there are many people from multiple departments that need access to the maintenance software.

FastMaint Professional (five/ ten user, concurrent license) OR
FastMaint Web (five/ ten user) are good choices. Concurrent licenses allow you to install/ use the software on any number of computers and create multiple user accounts.If you need to manage maintenance requests,  FastMaint Web is a better choice since work request management is built-in.
Large organization:

Small divisions or workgroups within large organizations that need a maintenance solution that can be rolled out quickly and affordably. There may be some need to integrate with enterprise level systems to provide maintenance data or reports.

FastMaint Professional (ten/ fifteen user, concurrent license) OR FastMaint Web (ten/ fifteen user license) are good choices.

Maintenance data can be exported out from the FastMaint Professional/ Web database to text files or spreadsheets for import into other enterprise systems.

Highly integrated large organization:

Large organizations with multiple locations that need an
enterprise class system that will integrate with existing ERP
systems and provide centralized control and audit of all maintenance
activities.

FastMaint is not a good choice here. It would make sense to consider add on maintenance modules available with many ERP systems. However, one must be prepared for a fairly long deployment and training time to use such systems effectively.

FastMaint may make a good stopgap solution for some groups that need a temporary solution until the enterprise solution is available. Maintenance data can be exported out from the FastMaint Professional/ Web database to text files or spreadsheets for import into other enterprise systems.


Click here for an example case study of FastMaint CMMS benefits & ROI (return on investment)
– more information about the costs and benefits of using preventive maintenance software.