IBM Maximo Software


 

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, incluidng facilities, communications, transportation, production, infastructure, 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. 

 

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

15 Reviews of IBM Maximo

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from Kinder Morgan Inc.
Specialty: Oil, Gas and Energy
Number of employees: 1,001+ employees Employees number: 1,001+ employees

Maximo User / Administrator for the past 20+ years, very flexible

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The good and bad is the flexibility of the product. Each company implements and utilizes the software differently. But, companies who have similar issues can share solutions through the numerous User groups, like MUWG and GOMaximo.
In addition to being a great asset / maintenance management package, it is also a developmental platform so it can be configured to solve many problems and replace in-house systems.

Likes Least

Being so flexible, there are times, especially when upgrading to a newer version, that it is difficult for IBM to duplicate issues we are having.

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Focus on your company's requirements and what you really want the software to do for you. A very small percentage of customers utilize all of the modules / capabilities of Maximo. Initially, you want to focus on what is important for your business.

 

from Infinis
Specialty: Oil, Gas and Energy
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Comprehensive EAM system

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Controls for change management and P to P. Integration to other systems to support full business processes. Ability to make config changes.

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Not user friendly for end users who are not very IT literate.
Upgrades are horrible
Licensing is expensive

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A mobile solution is an essential for end users working out on the field, it solves the user interface issue

 

from Envision ESL
Specialty: Construction and Engineering
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

One of the Best EAM Solution

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Architecture is very Modern and make use of latest technologies
Most of the Industry Based solution available
IBM Support for Product issues
Very Flexible in Customisation as per Needs
Excellent Integration Framework

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Licencing needs to be made more flexible as it is now.

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Please look on the long term return on investment and also remember perform excellent data entry to get excellent returns.

 

from KCBPU
Specialty: Utilities
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

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It's simply the best! IBM seeks to have the best CMMS product available and they have that and they continue to make it better all the time!

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I think the licensing scheme is confusing and hard to understand. I think it's a road block to asset owner's looking for the best CMMS.
I think the cost is prohibitive. I realize it's an expensive product to produce and maintain but I also believe it's severely overpriced.

Requires asset owners to lean heavily on implementation partners who do not fully understand the product (as an end user) and as a result they are not able to help match the customer needs with the product ability.

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Know all of your business practice's, process's, and workflows. Work out exactly what you want the product to do and how you want it to be done, before working with an implementation partner to accomplish it.

Waiting until the implementation partner is onside is a recipe for disaster and getting a product that won't seem to meet your needs.

Go to several Maximo User Group Meetings over a couple year period and see how others use and view the product.
Spend time a lot of time developing how you want to use the CMMS and work out ahead of time what you want out of the CMMS.

Haste with a CMMS implementation is waste and you will regret it!!!
MAKE SURE TO ENGAGE ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL STAKEHOLDERS FROM TOP MANAGEMENT TO THE LOWLIEST OF END USERS AND ENGAGE THEM EARLY IN THE PROCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

from Northern Ireland Electricity Networks
Specialty: Utilities
Number of employees: 1,001+ employees Employees number: 1,001+ employees

Long time Maximo user

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Configuration from front end. Ease of use. The envirosphere associated with the product.

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Just so much to learn for any individual, and both training and documentation are difficult to manage just because of sheer volume.

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Look at ease of use and modification, to minimise IT burden.

 

from CSC
Specialty: Oil, Gas and Energy
Number of employees: 1,001+ employees Employees number: 1,001+ employees

8+ Year of experience in Maximo as a Senior Consultant

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Maximo can be used across domains. It also come with variety of addons and industry solutions provide options to choose best fit solution. IBM keep Maximo up to date with Market trends. Maximo is very easy to configure and tweak as per business need.

Likes Least

Maximo Licence Cost is on higher side compare to other EAM product.

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Solid EAM provide which provide solution to all your maintenace need and can adapt easily to any business requirement. Other than Maximo's look and feel, it also have very strong knowledge base available over internet.

 

from Accenture
Specialty: Oil, Gas and Energy
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Maximo technical architect

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SOA frame work,applications supports maintenance domain

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Need focus more FMEA analysis and enhance product to handle important Reliability concepts,the way SAP is coming as a single platform for enterprise giving customers to re think on having separate infrastructure for Maximo.

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I would recommend to have add ons maintenance master data modules,RBI along with condition monitoring.
On technical front the way MIF is transforming is great but still it needs to be amended to handle mass data transfers effectively

 

from Oil Production Company
Specialty: Oil, Gas and Energy
Number of employees: 1,001+ employees Employees number: 1,001+ employees

Maximo expert started as a consultant and now at the client side

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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.

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##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.

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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.

 

from Arizona Public Service
Specialty: Utilities
Number of employees: 1,001+ employees Employees number: 1,001+ employees

Maximo in the Utility Space

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At the time of purchase we bought Maximo from PSDI. The product at the time allowed us to standardize on a distributed platform while saving costs at an enterprise level. As some of the main players from PSDI moved to IBM after the purchase, the support model stayed the same. IBM did bring a bit more scalability to the tool while leveraging various partners for bolt ons and integration.

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As Maximo changed hands the licensing model changed along with it. With all of the good IBM brought to the table, per user costs did rise.

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Our goal early on was to remove some atiquated software that was being used on an old platform. We made a decision to segregate the various business units and buy multiple copies. Given the chance to do this again, I would influence the decision makers to consider consolidation in order to leverage more of the power of the product. Integration at a later point is time consuming and expensive, hence, we should have looked further ahead.

 

from Cyberdiver
Specialty: High Tech
Number of employees: 2 - 5 employees Employees number: 2 - 5 employees

Maximo Consulting for several companies in Brazil

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The flexibility of the product, that can interface with anything with a .txt file generation and the possibility to easy adapt any new system, also the web services and the programming script languange

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Price is too high. It really is an excellent product, but the price does not allow the SMB market to use it

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Look for the integration and the asset care, with meters and the xml changes made easy

 

from NIPSCO
Specialty: Utilities
Number of employees: 1,001+ employees Employees number: 1,001+ employees

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The ability to configure the application, particularly in the recent versions. We're currently on 6.2 which has limited configurability, but version 7.x and greater seem to have an extensive amount of configurability without the need for customization.

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The overall user interface of the application. I'd like to see it modernized.

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Look for ways to minimize the need for training. For instance, Maximo can be configured to hide tabs/sections of a screen based on conditions. This helps drive the user to the information they need to see/populate which improves the user experience.

 

from Ernst & Young (EY)
Specialty: Utilities
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

IBM Maximo Asset Management is an excellent product

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It can be configured just in any way that meets the customer's requirements, well built product that can integrate with the other enterprise systems easily.

Likes Least

Product is very expensive and getting the right talent to implement and support is always a challenge to many companies.

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Consider the integration requirements, reporting, cost, flexibility, usability, security and support

 

from Santee Cooper
Specialty: Utilities
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

Excellent asset management software

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The software is user friendly and is very flexible to meet our demands.

Likes Least

The product licensing structure is expensive. At our company, we are currently competing with an Oracle product. With Oracle, when you have the license to one module, you have access to all of the other modules.

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Make sure you know where your integration points are. Most of the issues that we have experienced is primarily around our supply chain integration (our supply chain resides in Oracle). Because of our integration, native functionality has been compromised (disabled in some cases).

 

from Technology Concepts Group, INC. (formerly Dynegy-retired)
Specialty: Utilities
Number of employees: 6 - 10 employees Employees number: 6 - 10 employees

Began using MX on version 4.1 December 2000.Been on ver 5.2, 6.2, 7.5

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ease of use, easy to teach.

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configuration can be difficult if not familiar with the product, or how to fit the product to the end user business practice.

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go to a nearby facility using the product to see how it looks and feels for real. The demo databases are very old and somewhat outdated.

 

from South Carolina Electric & Gas
Specialty: Utilities
Number of employees: 1,001+ employees Employees number: 1,001+ employees

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Maximo is a very "all inclusive" software that can be used for whatever your business needs are; flexible enough to adapt to your business; and meets industry best practices to help set process standards. Maximo UI's are very easily configurable to provide a look and feel that suits your needs and allows your legacy process work flows to be automated.

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Maximo can be very complex during initial implementations and certain upgrades.

Recommendations

When looking at software of this nature consider having all your processes and related data in a single database. There will always be some integration needed, however, consider Maximo as an ERP system that can handle most if not all of your needs.

 
 
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