Today, we announced the launch of IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management SaaS, the newest offering for clients looking to combine the power of the cloud with their enterprise asset management platform. What does this mean for our clients? In short, we’re continuing to invest to bring simplicity, security, manageability, and reliability to your computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
Building on the legacy of IBM Maximo
Building on IBM Maximo’s 30-year legacy of leadership, IBM Maximo EAM SaaS provides users with the next generation of role-based work centers, as well as a new user experience. It also comes equipped with Maximo Asset Management Scheduler, a tool to help organizations visually manage, schedule, and assign work and resources. These are all critical capabilities for companies struggling with loss of talent, aging assets, and rising maintenance costs.
This new offering also simplifies the process for migrating or adopting SaaS for your CMMS. By leveraging the power of the IBM Cloud, and offering a multi-tenant solution that satisfies the needs of clients across enterprises of all sizes, organizations can cut maintenance costs and reduce downtime of assets.
Providing a collaborative platform for your business
For mission-critical asset management operations, leveraging the open and accessible infrastructure that is available on cloud is key. And coupling the Maximo with this new delivery model provides performance and drives innovation in asset-intensive industries, where problems can happen anywhere, and managing third parties is complex.
While many organizations focus on the bottom-line benefits that migrating to cloud brings, the advantages can also drive top-line, operational advantages and economic savings.
Let’s look at some of these advantages in greater detail.
Disaster recovery and 24/7 access
With devastating natural disasters and weather events a too-present reality for many in the US, organizations are beginning to factor disaster recovery into their business strategy. A major benefit of SaaS is that it enables rapid recovery following loss of infrastructure, by storing your data out of harm’s way.
Furthermore, a SaaS offering leveraging the cloud means you can operate your business from anywhere. Because the IBM Cloud is always on, your employees can access the information they need any time, in any place, and work as a team even when separated by thousands of miles.
Enhanced security means fewer failures
SaaS and cloud computing means enhanced security and protection. A report from research company Gartner predicts that in 2018, “the 60% of enterprises that implement appropriate cloud visibility and control tools will experience one-third fewer security failures.” IBM harnesses the most robust security techniques, backed by thousands of IBM Security professionals staying ahead of evolving threats, to ensure the safety of mission-critical workloads.
This new offering also allows easy integration with third-party applications and applications on the cloud. It’s also where interactions between different vendors’ offerings take place – constantly supporting your business’ evolving ecosystem. This means it’s easier for third-party information and real-time data to interact with your systems and create new insights.
Furthermore, with a single version and single shared repository for data and files, SaaS removes the risk of conflicting file versions. This means business units won’t fall behind on upgrades or run into access issues for data or new features.
Reduced IT and management costs
IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management SaaS is easy to implement. Since it runs directly from your web browser, it removes the need to invest in an adequate platform and find the resources to maintain it. Consequently, it can reduce IT costs, by:
Provisioning and managing access for third party partners and service providers
Simplifying the responsibilities of IT personnel, so they can focus on capturing business requirements and innovating
Removing the burden of estimating licenses
First off, Maximo SaaS automatically deploys a tenant for you, reducing deployment time to minutes. This allows you to gain immediate value from the tool rather than spending time on infrastructure and software, setup, and management.
SaaS also helps remove the upgrade burden by offering flexibility to scale as needed, and evolve without complex migration projects. Where traditional software upgrades can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, SaaS enables organizations to migrate to the Cloud, or ‘lift and shift’ their data at speed for a fraction of the cost.
And because SaaS simplifies licensing, vendors can offer the flexibility of multiple license types, including low-cost versions for creating and updating records. These can typically be acquired for dollars per day and allow for simplified estimation, with the ability to move users up or down in access (and cost) as needed.
This is because SaaS makes deploying software capabilities simpler to your organization, partners and other third parties. What’s more, with SaaS, organizations can automate the intermediary processes that make sense of collected data before it arrives on their workers’ desks. The result: actionable insights that your team can put to work.
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