CHAMPS EAM Review

CHAMPS Software
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CHAMPS EAM
CHAMPS Software
1976
Crystal River, FL
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CHAMPS EAM At A Glance

Good: Wide range of features, including accounting, easily integrates with other systems, long-time experience in CMMS industry.
Bad: On-premise version doesn't support Mac systems, may not be available to all industries.
Bottom Line: Facilities operational software system that improves working time by simplifying, standardizing, and automating complex processes.

Product Overview

CHAMPS EAM is all about optimizing the performance of the assets that are most critical to a company’s growth. Compliance regulations, increased demands for cost reduction, and enterprise risk are all things that stand in the way of a company from reaching that optimal growth.  To extend asset life cycles, all enterprises require a solution capable of addressing multiple kinds of assets, which also includes the ability to implement an effective asset optimization program. This includes addressing people, processes, parts, technology and information.

With CHAMPS EAM, organizations can judge success by measuring costs, availability, and performance against both internal and external benchmarks. CHAMPS EAM helps companies meet asset optimization challenges by enabling users to achieve:

  • Reduced downtime by scheduling preventative and corrective maintenance
  • Higher and consistent revenue generation through better asset availability
  • Prolonged equipment life by analyzing and acting on information providing maintenance histories, performance, operations and testing throughout the entire lifecycle of each equipment.
  • Lower costs for maintenance labor, parts and service contracts
  • Informed decision making pertaining to asset maintenance, repair and replacement
  • Integrated systems and work processes to manage physical and human assets efficiently
  • Better regulatory compliance with reduced incidents and quicker response

CHAMPS EAM’s component based architecture supports:

  • Easy integration (i.e. ERP, Financial, HR, Safety, Process Control, etc.)
  • Quick and easy customization by your IT resources or CHAMPS Professional Services Engineers
  • Painless upgrades with delta centric delivery.

Features

As a CMMS/EAM vendor, CHAMPS EAM has eight categories of features key to running an economically sound and safe facility. They are listed here:

Work Management

  • Condition Reporting / Issue Tracking
  • Job Plan
  • Work Request
  • Work Order
  • Scheduling
  • Project Tracking
  • Maintenance Feedback
  • Inspections

Maintenance Management

  • Equipment
  • Specifications
  • Warranty
  • Asset Tree / Hierarchy
  • Metrology / Calibration
  • Preventative Maintenance

WorkForce Management

  • Personnel
  • Time card
  • Training

Safety

  • Permit
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Fatigue Rule
  • Accident Reports

Inventory

  • Parts
  • Warehousing
  • Bill of Materials
  • Material Request
  • Physical Inventory
  • ABC Inventory
  • Serial/Lot/Shelf Life Inventory Management

Purchasing

  • Vendor
  • Request for Quote
  • Quote Analysis
  • Purchase Request
  • Blanket Purchase Request
  • Material Receipt
  • Q/A Receipt
  • RMA

Financial

  • Chart of Accounts
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Project Accounting
  • Sales Order
  • Fixed Asset

Administrative Functions

  • ADS Enabled
  • User Administration
  • Rule Based Workflow
  • Document Routing
  • Code Table Administration
  • Business Intelligence (dashboards, analytics, KPI’s)

  • Asset Management?
  • Inventory Administration?
  • Mobile Access?
  • Predictive Maintenance?
  • Preventative Maintenance?
  • Scheduling?
  • Work Order Management?

Target Market

CHAMPS is especially strong in the public sector, working with many different municipalities, water authorities, port authorities, and railways. Other industries served include:

  • Utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Food & Beverage
  • Water Treatment
  • Mining
  • Government
  • Amusement
  • Oil & Gas

Some of their key customers are listed here:

  • Department of Energy
  • City of Tallahassee
  • South Carolina Gas & Electric
  • Hershey Entertainment
  • Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
  • Appvion
  • Muscatine Power & Water
  • The Port Authority of Jamaica
  • W & T Offshore
  • PepsiCo

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Implementation/Integration

CHAMPS has over 30 years experience providing implementation support to a wide cross section of organizations representing many industries. CHAMPS’ experience includes multi-site fortune 500 companies on down to smaller to mid-size companies. They have a staff of professionals who represent many years of shop floor experience and CMMS implementation expertise. CHAMPS can provide best in class support through the various phases of implementation which may include:

  • Implementation Planning
  • Application Overview
  • Acceptance & Go Live
  • Application Modification(s) & Integration
  • Training Requirements
  • Code Table Development
  • Application Validation Testing
  • Data Input / Conversion

Customer Service & Support

A variety of instructive courses are offered to grow the knowledge base of the CHAMPS CMMS user community. Classes include:

  • CHAMPS Overview Training
  • CHAMPS Maintenance Module Training
  • CHAMPS Inventory / Purchasing Module Training
  • CHAMPS Project Tracking / Accounts Payable / Fleet Module Training
  • CHAMPS Report Writer Training
  • CHAMPS System Administration Training
  • CHAMPS Qlikview Training

Their consulting team also provides the following support:

  • Maintenance Consulting
  • Work Management Consulting
  • Materials Management Consulting
  • Procurement Consulting
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Project Management
  • Software Acquisition

Pricing

CHAMPS Software doesn’t publicly release its pricing information. Please contact them directly for a quote.

Shortcomings

CHAMPS EAM’s on-premise version doesn’t support Mac systems. Also, it serves specific industry niches (i.e. government and manufacturing) and may not be available to all industries.

 

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About

CHAMPS is focused on creating and implementing software solutions that enable large enterprises optimize the life cycles of their capital assets. These assets include the work force, equipment, facilities, vehicles, tools and spare parts. Efficient acquisition, maintenance, repairs, replacement or salvaging of these critical assets result in operational excellence, leading to decreased cost and increased profits.

CHAMPS solutions are implemented by integrating software components developed with web architecture. Each component incorporates domain expertise and business knowledge amassed over 30 years of working with many of the world’s largest organizations.

As a result of comprehensive functionality and complete flexibility, CHAMPS solutions have been deployed at some of the most unique projects, such as DOE’s nuclear spent fuel vitrification project at Hartford and Westinghouse’s Fleet Maintenance System at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad NM.

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