Maximo for Transportation

IBM Maximo Industry Solutions for Transportation

Provides organizations with best practices to help improve the productivity of critical transportation assets.

Helps address stringent regulatory requirements, with best practices to extend asset life, optimize parts management, reduce road calls, and increase planned maintenance.Types of transport of transporting are loads.

  • Complete solution for managing all transportation asset types, including fleets of cars, trucks, buses, locomotives and rail vehicles, aircraft and vessels, adding capabilities over Maximo Asset Management.
  • Advanced Asset Management capabilities for equipment status, meter change out and history, meter import, position codes, serial number changes and warranty recovery.
  • Enhanced Work Management capabilities for campaigns, industry codes, labor certification, maintenance alerts, mechanic’s clip board and outside repair orders.
  • Extended Inventory Management features for cycle counting and fuel tank management.
  • Leveraging Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) on a Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) certified internet platform
  • Version 6.2 adds new product enhancements for life cycle costing, motor pool, labor qualifications, driver logs, fuel and fluid management and asset templates.


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


  • Provides industry specific capabilities to support transportation business requirements, such as Campaigns, Industry Codes, Fuel and Meter Integration, Labor Certifications, Maintenance Alerts, Meter History and Warranty Recovery.
  • 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 and helps achieve service level agreements (SLA).


  • 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 for Oil and Gas

IBM Maximo Industry Solutions for Oil & Gas

Next week, folks will be attending GOMAXIMO, the Maximo User Group for the Oil and Gas Industry.

Going to go to GOMaximo? Better get going!

Going to go to GOMaximo? Better get going!

The 3 day event features training, networking, and a trade show. I get to make a running trip to Houston (seriously..I fly in and out the same day, while my local counterpart is there the full trip). The October 2-4, 2013 event is held at the Omni Hotel in Houston. If you are in the Oil and Gas industry, I recommend you attend. Currently their web site is hosted at the Tivoli Users Community site, and you’ll need a TUC log in to view the information.

So, in honor of this industry specific event, I present IBM’s Oil and Gas Solution:

IBM Maximo for Oil & Gas helps manage production equipment, facilities, transportation and IT assets on one single platform and provides oil & gas companies with best practices to help improve the productivity and efficiency of their critical assets.

  • Manages assets with a single approach.
  • Manages each asset’s life cycle including acquisition, work management, inventory control, purchasing, and preventive maintenance.
  • Addresses the specialized needs of the oil & gas industry such as – failure codes, asset specifications, location details, prioritization matrix, regulatory compliance, and condition for work.
  • Built on J2EE component-based Internet architecture, it easily integrates into most existing business systems.


  • Failure Codes
  • Asset Specifications
  • Location Details
  • Prioritization Matrix
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Condition for Work
  • Defect reporting
  • Incidents reporting
  • Improvements reporting
  • Investigations
  • Solutions
  • Benefits & Losses


  • Ability to import standard failure code data based on ISO 14224: Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries directly into the Maximo table structure for Failure Class and Failure List. The failure class, problem cause and remedy for Oil & Gas assets are represented by this data.
  • Ability to import standard asset specification data based on ISO 14224 into the Maximo table structure.
  • Provides insight on such asset characteristics as the true physical location, engineering reference numbers & drawing ID’s, safety zones, permitting requirements, etc.
  • A matrix based system of work or risk prioritization.
  • Provides the ability to hold details of regulations relevant to work carried out in Maximo, and relate these regulations to both work planned in Maximo and actual work carried out.
  • Provides guidance as to when work can be completed on an asset, group of assets, or even an area or location within a plant site.
  • Documents an asset that deviates from perfect operation.
  • Documents a deviation from an expected standard of operation.
  • Documents actual costs and benefits of implementing improvements to an existing business process or plant configuration.
  • Addresses an unresolved incident or defect, to record lessons learned from an After Action Review, or to record the results of Root Cause Failure Analysis.
  • Creates and manages predefined responses to problems and lessons learned from an After Action Review.
  • Defines benefits that can be associated with Improvements and Solutions.


  • Reduces the time to gather and load failure classes, problems, causes and remedies.
  • Reduces the time to create this data from scratch. Once loaded, the follow-on value is the ability to classify all assets within Maximo for purposes of certification, licensing, trend analysis, equipment standardization, etc.
  • Oil & Gas customers add a number of additional fields to Locations to support a variety of different purposes, including physical location, taxonomy, operating context and reliability related data.
  • Customers need to evaluate whether work needs to be carried out within say 1 hour, 24 hours, 3 days, 1 week, etc. based on preset criteria. Prioritization matrix ensures that critical assets are given priority maintenance; thus, removing the emotion out of critical decisions.
  • The customer is provided documented proof that work carried out in Maximo was completed based on the required regulation. Also provides the ability to demonstrate compliance with many statutory requirements covering safety, health and the environment.
  • By defining the Condition for Work (CfW), this criterion could be used by maintenance planners to aggregate similar work based on CfW or recognize work that could be done given a CfW opportunity that arises during plant operations.
  • Drives enhanced maintenance and operational performance.
  • Improves process safety management.
  • Drives continuous improvement.
  • Improves process safety management and serves as a mechanism for initiating the recording of lessons learned by an organization.
  • Supports organizational learning.
  • Drives improvements in plant availability

When not dashing off to Maximo user groups dedicated to Oil and Gas,  Maximo mobile software evangelist Kat Pullen of DataSplice Mobile Computing works on the opposite side of the table, as an event coordinator for several regional Maximo User Groups.

Maximo for Spacial

This is part of an ongoing overview of the specialized industry systems by IBM Maximo

IBM Maximo Spatial Asset Management

Dynamically visualize asset relationships with geographic information system technology.

IBM Maximo® Spatial Asset Management provides users with the visibility to see complex

Terra from Space with Luna, courtesy of NASA

Where in the world did I leave my asset?

GIS information. This solution provides a geospatial context of work, assets and relevant land-based features, which improves reliability, longevity and efficient work execution.

  • Seamless user experience provides access to dynamic GIS functionality, instead of simply viewing a static map.
  • Aligns with the specific business needs and improves work planning and analysis while eliminating the need for data duplication.
  • Leveraging GIS functionality inside Maximo® creates efficiencies in business processes and improves communication.
  • Allows organization to take advantage of data that is not maintained in their GIS systems, but provides valuable insights for decision making.
  • New features enhance performance, usability and security.


  • Industry specific capabilities for electric, gas and water transmission and distribution
  • Rational consolidation
  • Internet architecture
  • Spatial Enablement


  • Built on Maximo, provides industry specific capabilities to support compatible unit estimating (CUE), crew management, tracking of labor skills and certifications, integration with fixed asset accounting, mobile workforce management, design tools and spatial (GIS) enablement.
  • Allows utilities to consolidate multiple work and asset management solutions across business units, including transmission, distribution, power generation, water/wastewater treatment, vehicle fleet, facilities, 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 visualization of assets, locations and work orders, leverages investment in GIS.


  • Aligns with the specific business needs and provides a greater fit out-of-the-box into the complex utility eco-system.
  • Lowers total cost of ownership for IT departments while providing a common platform for all asset management users promoting best practice throughout the enterprise.
  • Open architecture that integrates easily with other business applications in the enterprise.
  • Improves work planning and analysis while reducing data duplication.

IBM Maximo for Utilities offers integrated work and asset management for transmission and distribution including compatible unit estimating (CUE), crew management, meter management and GIS integration.

How are you using Maximo?

I read so many snippets and interesting tidbits about IBM Maximo, that I thought it may be nice to have a central location for my thoughts and cool finds.

To that end,  here is the official blog of Here, you’ll find guest bloggers, answers to common (and not so common) Maximo questions, and provide information regarding the Maximo community.

So, stay tuned this fall (2013), as content is added, and we find out what’s interesting with Maximo Today!