A large number of companies sell different types of maintenance software. As a result, customers are unable to decide which software would best cater to their needs. In order to help customers decide on a product best suited for their needs, many maintenance software companies offer free maintenance software online in the form of downloads. Fleet maintenance software
These free maintenance software downloads are a diminutive version depicting what the more professional version can accomplish. These test versions can help companies in the simple tracking of asset, location and employee registers. They also help track down outstanding and completed work type, description, times and costs. Most free software available online are open source and therefore, a user can adapt its source code to suit his /her needs. However, these source codes are meant for internal use only and redistribution of these codes can cause legal problems for the parties involved.
In order to make use of these free maintenance software, users have to fill in a download form which is usually available on the software manufacturer?s web site. Some of the standard information sought by most companies, through the online forms on their websites are user’s name, name of the company he/she works for, e-mail, telephone number and country of residence. A few companies also ask for information about the type of software the user requires and the size of the organization in which it is to be implemented before beginning the downloading procedures. Users must read the terms and conditions mentioned thoroughly before beginning the download procedures.
A person accessing free maintenance software must realize that these downloads are short-term trial packs which expire after a certain time. They can be used on a small scale only. To be able to implement the software on a large scale, the users will have to buy the original software and implement it.