Free CMMS Software was once very unlikely since CMMS Systems of the past cost millions of dollars to develop, implement and own. However with the advent of cloud computing and improved software tools this reality has changed. All costs have been significantly reduced and great free CMMS programs are now available. Here we present a list of free computerized maintenance management systems.
Firstly we must consider what we are actually getting for free.
An Open Source CMMS will give us the maximum amount of freedom to do as we wish with the software and our data. Readily available import and export of our data will also give us some freedom to change vendors if required. Beware of vendor lock-in but also consider what support you may need as you implement your free preventative maintenance software.
Lastly is anything ever really free as in no cost? Perhaps the software is freely available but remember to consider the hardware and running costs. Running any CMMS Software will have costs associated with it. This is where Cloud CMMS Systems show real value as those costs are clear and well managed.
The intention of this article is to list available free CMMS Software leaving specific selection criteria to further articles.
Free Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
Enterprise Open Source with free community edition and enterprise support.
Since first writing CalemEAM appears to have gained strength and been rejuvenated, very nice to see.
GnuMims Open Source CMMS.
GnuMims is a powerful and easy to use Open Source CMMS.
This is a solid production ready, web based CMMS. New features are not actively being added but full source code is available in a common language (Grails and Groovy running on Java platform).
Fiix Cloud Maintenance Software
Fiix, previously Maintenance Assistant (MA). Is offering a free cloud service. That means getting started right away with no server setup required. The free offering is rather limited but easily upgradeable to the very reasonably priced plans.
Free, advertising supported, cloud CMMS option available. Closed source.
The following are not recommended viewing but here for completeness.
They are either not free CMMS systems, no longer maintained or do not qualify as full CMMS software.
CMMS with reliability analysis. No free option could be found.
Free CMMS – Sourceforge is an example of free cmms software that you don’t want to use. I have had it running but there is very little functionality and many bugs. The author is also not contactable.
Their home page mentions a free option but as per the comments below, we couldn’t find a way to access it anymore.
NorfelloCMMS is not currently actively developed or maintained, as per the website. Which is a pity since I had hopes for this system.
Maintenance-Software.org CMMS is a very minimal maintenance system.
Claims to be a free ASP CMMS but have yet to test it since the download fails and appears to either be a marketing scam or university project. If we are wrong about your project please correct us.
Appears to be by the same author as www.aspcmms.com to divert more traffic to another website.
Did We Miss Any Free CMMS Systems?
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