Maximo for Government

Welcome to our continuing series on what is Maximo, or at least, what is available for the vertical markets from IBM’s asset management solution. We’ve covered a few of the verticals over the last few months. Did you realize that there is a specific IBM Maximo product for city, municipal, state, province and national users? Read more!

IBM Maximo Industry Solutions for Government

IBM Maximo® for Government addresses requirements unique to federal government contracting and personal property management.

Provides a “government-driven” view of assets and helps address regulatory requirements unique to federal government contracting and personal property management.

  • Create a holistic view of current property ownership, stewardship, location and status, enabling visibility into the entire asset lifecycle.
  • Facilitate higher asset performance and mission readiness.
  • Better manage risk and compliance with government, environmental and safety regulations.
  • Drive accountability and governance through increased visibility and control of assets.
  • Enable system consolidation and a “government-driven” view from a single platformAdditional bullets (optional).
  • Based on leading standards-based technology: web-architected platform built on J2EE with advanced business process management, based on SOA, web services and XML.


  • Industry specific capabilities
  • Rational consolidation
  • Internet architecture
  • Risk Management


  • Provides industry specific capabilities to support Government requirements, such as contracts, personal property, and Unique Identification (UID) Compliance.
  • Allows organizations to consolidate multiple asset management solutions for fleet, facilities, production and IT assets into a single platform and database.
  • Provides a standards based, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) certified platform that is Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) enabled.
  • Supports compliance with government regulatory requirements such as FAR part 45 and DFAR 252.211 – 7003.


  • Aligns with the business needs and provides a greater fit out-of-the-box.
  • Lowers total cost of ownership for IT departments while providing a common platform for all EAM users.
  • Easy to use and easy to learn solutions that integrate easily with other SOA applications.
  • Allows organizations to track regulatory compliance of assets.

Maximo Spacial: Customizing Highlight Styles

Customizing Maximo Spatial Highlight Styles

This article describes how to customize the symbology (icons and colors) used on map to highlight features inside Maximo Spatial map. This customization is available in Maximo Spatial releases and

Spatial map highlight overview

When any feature is added to the Maximo Spatial Results widget it is highlighted on the map. This highlight is based on its associated Maximo type and feature shape. For example a point feature that is not linked to any Maximo record is represented on the map by a gray push pin, for a line feature linked to a Maximo Asset object it is a green line highlight (see all colors/mapping in the in the following sections). Continue reading

Adding spatial maps to Maximo applications

Author: Rodrigo Dombrowski, Maximo Product Designer & Architect

Beginning with Maximo Spatial, it is possible to customize any Maximo entity and Maximo application to include a map tab and to associate records with GIS records.

Some customization is required to implement this function, but no Java coding is required for the basic functionality. Database configuration and applications changes are required. These changes can be made using the Database Configuration application and Application Designer application. Continue reading

Maximo Spacial Overview

Author: Rodrigo Dombrowski, Maximo Product Designer & Architect

This article describes an overview about Maximo Spatial Asset Management configuration to exposing feature classes in Maximo for use when linking Maximo Asset Management with GIS records and also for editing GIS records.

This the most standard Maximo Spatial Asset Management configuration, where the geodatabase is in a database instance different than Maximo database and there is one ArcGIS Server instance.

With this setup Maximo accesses the feature classes through standard DBMS architecture (DbLink on Oracle for example) when linking or editing data. All GIS data visualization is done through ArcGIS services using the ESRI REST interface.

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