MEREDITH, NH--(Marketwire - August 7, 2008) - Maintenance software developer Smartware Group's Bigfoot maintenance software recently received the top user rating in Plant Services magazine's 2008 review of computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) packages.

Plant Services ranked software in two categories: "essential functionality" and "full functionality." Bigfoot was the top-ranked software in the "essential" category. The category covered sixteen vendors, including the best-known CMMS providers.

The magazine's flexible scoring system allowed visitors to its site to adjust the priorities and weightings according to their specific needs.

"Plant Services Annual CMMS Review is considered the go-to place to evaluate CMMS vendors. Getting to the top of the list is a great validation and vote of confidence from our 1,100-plus customers," said Paul Lachance, Chief Technology Officer.

Plant Services, a well-known industry publication and website, covers topics ranging from asset management and equipment repair to plant operations. It has published its annual review for more than 20 years.

"We've always offered a streamlined, affordable and easy-to-use product that also includes essential power-user features, and that's a key reason it got the top rating," said Lachance.

The review can be previewed at in the 'CMMS Review' area.

Learn more about Bigfoot CMMS and Smartware Group at, or contact Marc Bromberg at or 866.858.7800, Ext. 88.

About Smartware Group

Smartware Group focuses on a single product, Bigfoot CMMS, available in client/server, Internet-based and mobile versions. Bigfoot is targeted to maintenance operations seeking robust functionality and ease of use at an affordable price. It enables customers to manage, analyze and report on all aspects of basic maintenance, including preventive maintenance, scheduling, work orders, maintenance requests, inventory, and predictive maintenance. Founded in 2002, Smartware Group now boasts more than 1,100+ customers and 6,000+ users. The company is known for superior training and support as well as the elegance of its product.

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