The idea of the CMMS germinated in the 1980’s, when it was customary to pile up the paper documents that concern the installation, until we could no longer find our way around.
In the 1990’s, with the beginnings of Excel and then Access, databases became partly digital. But faced with the immense amount of data, information systems were quickly slowed down.
Finally, in the following years, the first specialized software appeared. Only downside, they often have an unoptimized interface and can only be used (and understood) by a minority of specialized engineers.
From now on, CMMS Softwares have evolved well and become more and more accessible, fast and ergonomic. In addition, they have merged with cutting-edge technologies, such as 3D modeling, or artificial intelligence. Progress has also been made with SaaS and Cloud solutions, which allow for better data security and high availability.