IBM Maximo Asset Configuration Manager overview

You use IBM® Maximo® Asset Configuration Manager to manage the configuration of high-value, complex, and regulated assets, such as aircraft, rail vehicles, engines, and weapon systems. Maximo Asset Configuration Manager is a rules-based configuration management system. It was originally developed against the requirements of MIL-STD-1388-2B, a United States military standard that uses the Logistics Support Analysis Record (LSAR) but applies equally to commercial assets.

Maximo Asset Configuration Manager ensures that the actual physical build of an asset meets the requirements of an allowable configuration. Its Build Data Interpreter (BDI) provides comprehensive status derivation for aircraft and other configuration-managed assets. For example, the Build Data Interpreter checks an actual aircraft, position by position, to ensure that its configuration rules comply with its nominated configuration. The Build Data Interpreter reports the status of noncompliant assets in the Assets (CM) application. It also alerts you to problem assets through color-coded data in various applications.

Maximo Asset Configuration Manager provides the capability to display the structure of an asset as of a past date. This feature is in the Assets (CM) application. The Assets (CM) application also displays maintenance, meter, installation, and removal history as of a past date. Maximo Asset Configuration Manager contains applications that are designed specifically for asset configuration management. Some applications are enhanced versions of standard IBM Maximo Manage applications. These enhanced applications include fields, features, and actions that are specific to asset configuration management.