IBM Maximo Linear Asset Management, Version 7.5

Product overview

A linear asset is an asset that is defined and maintained using a linear referencing method. A road, a pipeline, or a railroad track are examples of linear assets. Using measurements along the linear asset, you can locate maintenance activities, identify where characteristics change, and plan monitoring and metering.

Linear assets enhance our ability to maintain large and complex systems, such as:

  • Roads and railways that carry transportation assets
  • Water, waste water lines, and streets that connect facilities
  • Gas and electric lines that support production assets
  • Fiber optic trunk lines that connect IT and communications assets

A linear asset can contain additional assets, including a combination of linear and point assets. You can create a linear asset for a road, for example, that has additional linear assets for segments of the road and you can manage each segment separately. You can add features to a linear asset, such as mile posts and guard rails on a road, and you can group linear assets and features into logical groups using the Classifications application. In the Relationships application, you can specify relationships between linear assets, such as road intersections. You can apply existing hierarchies and relationships, or you can specify new ones.

When you install Maximo® Linear Asset Manager, its components are added to existing Maximo applications and a new Features application is added. Linear asset components become visible in the following applications:

  • Assets
  • Relationships
  • Work Orders
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Service Requests
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Routes

Some linear asset components are conditional and are visible only when the user is working with a linear asset.

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.