Bigfoot CMMS Selected as Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year

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Smartware Group, Inc. recognized for continued product advancement and support of the manufacturing industry

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Plant Engineering has chosen Smartware Group, Inc.’s cloud-based Bigfoot CMMS solution for the 2015 Product of the Year (POY) Gold Award in the Maintenance Software category. The award program, now in its 28th year, relies on readership to select the outstanding new products that help them do their jobs in a manner that’s more efficient, productive, safe and smart. This year, Plant Engineering celebrated true innovation at the product level where new tools bring genuine improvement to the plant floor.

Bigfoot CMMS is designed for maintenance professionals across the manufacturing, distribution, data center, hospitality, mining, and energy and utilities industries. Accessible by mobile, tablet and desktop, Bigfoot CMMS provides full data access within its modern interface to easily manage maintenance operations processes - from simple e-mail notifications to advanced workflow execution.

“We’re overwhelmed by the approval of Plant Engineering readers and that they were compelled to choose Bigfoot CMMS for this significant award,” said Smartware Group, Inc. President Paul Lachance. “It is an extraordinary validation of our efforts, and means a great deal to the entire Smartware Group team.”

Using Bigfoot CMMS, maintenance professionals can manage, automate and report on all aspects of part and asset maintenance. Its features include powerful work order management and budgeting in addition to a native report designer, job planner and configurable KPIs to support preventive and predictive maintenance efforts.

Recognition from Plant Engineering comes after a successful and busy 2015. Consistent revenue and personnel growth secured Smartware Group, Inc.’s inclusion on Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500|5000 list for the fourth consecutive year. The company was also listed on the Software 500 and recognized by CIO Review as a top data center solution provider.

Updates to Bigfoot CMMS in 2015 were a testament to Smartware Group’s commitment to innovation. More than half-a-dozen updates, such as automatic report distribution and increased user record modification visibility, enable more efficient workflow and communication across plant floors. With increased functionality within the streamlined Bigfoot CMMS interface, the improvements exemplify the goal of Bigfoot CMMS to always be Quick to Learn for Quick Results™.

“While 2015 was certainly a big year for growth, this achievement is truly a testament to the successes of our clients,” said Lachance. “It’s their feedback and involvement that makes Bigfoot CMMS the leading maintenance solution it is today. We look forward to paving the road with even greater advancements for our user base this year.”

Smartware Group, Inc. accepted this award at the annual Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner on Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.

For more information about Smartware Group and its award history, visit http://www.bigfootcmms.com/company/news.

About Smartware Group, Inc.

Smartware Group, Inc., headquartered in Center Harbor, N.H., produces Bigfoot CMMS for manufacturing, distribution, data centers, hospitality, mining, and energy & utilities industries.

Since 2002, Bigfoot has helped more than 10,000 users worldwide improve facility and equipment maintenance operations with advanced capabilities that include preventive maintenance (PMs) and predictive maintenance, work order scheduling, maintenance requests, asset life cycle management, parts replacement inventory, and built-in reporting. Bigfoot CMMS’ native functionality paired with its intuitive design allows maintenance professionals to implement the solution and get results quickly, often in a matter of weeks.

The Bigfoot solution earned a 2015 “Product of the Year” Gold Award by Plant Engineering magazine, and previously won a Bronze Stevie® Award during the 11th Annual International Business Awards in the Best Interface Design category. Experience the Bigfoot difference by accessing a free trial at http://www.bigfootcmms.com/free-trial today.

About Plant Engineering's Product of the Year

The Product of the Year program is the premier award for new products in the manufacturing and nonmanufacturing industries. The annual readers’ choice program provides Plant Engineering's audience with information about the top new product in their fields. Qualified readers select new products that help them do their jobs smarter, safer, more efficiently and more productively.

Winners were honored at the annual Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner on Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.

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