IBM Maximo Asset Management, Version 7.6

Introduction to Maximo Asset Management

IBM® Maximo® Asset Management is an asset management life cycle and workflow process management system. With Maximo Asset Management, you can manage your asset operations and business processes. You can also integrate with your existing applications.

Streamline, customize, and integrate

Maximo Asset Management provides insight for all your enterprise assets, their conditions and work processes, for better planning and control. With Maximo Asset Management you can:

Choose your database and application server

Maximo Asset Management uses multiple software servers. You can install the servers on the same computer or on a different server. System requirements depend on your operating system, database platform, and site configuration.

Maximo Asset Management is a collection of applications that have different purposes but function in a similar way. Information that you enter into an application is stored as data in the Maximo database. The relational structure of the database means that you can view the same data in different ways, from different applications.

Maximo Asset Management supports various database servers, including:
  • DB2®
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft SQL Server

The application server manages theMaximo Asset Management JavaServer Pages (JSPs), XML, and business logic components. Maximo Asset Management uses a Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application server:

Maximo Asset Management supports various J2EE servers, including:
  • WebSphere® Application Server
  • WebLogic Server

Select standard or custom reports

BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) is the embedded reporting tool in Maximo Asset Management. BIRT has standard reports that cover many applications and include analysis, detail, hierarchical, and drill down reports. Reports can update the database, hyperlink to one another to enable more detailed analysis, and refresh data dynamically. You can customize the BIRT reports or develop new reports to suit your business needs.

With ad hoc reporting, you can quickly create your own custom reports from any application. You can select what type of report you want to create, which fields to include, and whether to group and sort the results. You can also define unique report parameters, and specify whether you want the report to run on the records of the application. You can then save and share the reports with others, or run the report only once. If you save a report, it can be scheduled and automatically emailed to other users. You can also download the contents of the report to other file formats for additional analysis.