More than 200 companies offer computerized maintenance management systems, and as industry experts predict the worldwide market for CMSS could reach $1.8 billion by 2006, Champs software has joined with to educate buyers and users of their choices.

The Web site features a directory of CMMS manufacturers, an archive of articles pertaining to the technology, and discussion groups to help end-users navigate through the purchasing process. Champs will lend its two decades’ worth of knowledge and expertise in the CMMS field to the site.

“Imparting this knowledge and expertise to our customers and visitors will drive the message home that now is the time to profit from enhanced maintenance practices,” says Terrance O’Hanlon, publisher of