When it comes to an enterprise asset management (EAM) system, it's easy to think: “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” But that could be a shortsighted attitude when it comes to making maintenance activities more strategic. With the right EAM system in place, organizations can not only keep assets operating within specifications and reduce energy usage, but vastly increase efficiency and identify problems before they shut down operations. In short, an EAM system can be used to optimize maintenance and turn it into a competitive advantage. To meet these goals, consider software that has built-in preventive features and alerts; provides checklists and easy-to-use daily scheduling capabilities; gives contractors access to the system through their own portal; can scale as users are added without causing a system crash; and provides native, platform-agnostic mobile capabilities.