Maximo Asset Management by IBM combines asset management with maintenance management. From a single system, companies can monitor and manage the full life cycle of their enterprise assets, including facilities, communications, transportation, production, infrastructure and more. This centralized functionality ensures that users have visibility and control of asset conditions and processes while increasing productivity and lowering downtime.
Maximo is deployable on the cloud and or on premise and is accessible from almost any device. There is no software or hardware to install or maintain and systems administration and regular updates are included with the software.
Maximo includes a full suite of tools, including asset and inventory management, predictive and preventive maintenance, and work order management. Online support resources and training pages allow users to expand their product knowledge at their own pace. Reporting, KPIs, and dashboards help administrators collaborate and view trends.
Adi J. Especialidad: Petróleo y energía
Capable and has amazing industry verticals which set Maximo apart from all competitors. The addition of HSE manager was a great value and the recent Supply Chain functionalities enhancement were spot on. Overall, when it comes to having an out of the box product with deep industry understanding, Maximo is the way to go.
##Product 1: The product lacks standards business processes, just like SAP, Maximo must ship with standard business process. Stressing on the same point, I'd rather spend time and money understanding the standard business process and using it as a starting point than having the absolute freedom to create whatever because this is where "replicating legacy systems" starts.
##Product 2: It is difficult to justify Maximo investment compared to Oracle EBS or SAP! unless you really need a specific industry vertical, Maximo is one system which require million integrations. Hence, Maximo must ship with, not only the excellent MIF capability, but also with free integration adapters to major systems from Oracle and SAP. The cost of maintaining a custom integration between Maximo and those systems is just to high compared to integrations between Maximo and less demanding systems.
##Vendor 1: If IBM is not able to provide a fully integrated ERP system, then they have to make the product more appealing by reducing the cost of getting up and integrated with the existing ERP system. Not only by offering a generic way to integrate but also to provide a set configurable integration adapters with business cases.
##Vendor 2: The licensing scheme has to be revised to become more flexibly, every product has weaknesses compared to competitors and if IBM cannot offer a full ERP then they must take it easy and compensate somewhere else.
1- Excellent industry verticals
2- Great flexibility but over-use it and it bytes back
3- Be ready to build and maintain a lot of integrations
4- Its not an ERP system, but do you really need an ERP system?
5- Make sure to contract a capable IBM business partner or hire experienced professional
6- Acquire deep understanding of the out of the box functionalities, it will greatly reduce the customization work that you may think you will need.
Dominic R. Especialidad: Tecnología y servicios de la información Número de empleados: 2-10 empleados
Maximo is a very complex system that can be configured to your exact needs. While there is some upfront learning curve, once you get the hang of it, you're only limited by your imagination as to what you can solve with Maximo. We've tracked everything from people, to refrigerant, to timecards, to schematics, and so much more.
Maximo can do EVERYTHING. And if it can't, you have the tools within the product to build it. Maximo has a multitude of add-ons, industry solutions, etc. that add functionality to meet the needs of nearly any industry or use case. We've been implementing Maximo at clients of all sizes for years now and never had to tell a customer "No, it can't do that".
The only drawback for some customers is license pricing. Compared to the rest of the market, IBM is in the higher end, but you get what you pay for and much more with Maximo! Also, IBM's COTS mobile solutions to interface with Maximo are a little lacking, but there are a multitude of 3rd party solutions that will work even better.