The IBM® Maximo® Application Suite (MAS) comes in three packages: client managed, software as a service (SaaS) or managed by IBM Site Reliability Engineering. They have a simplified licensing and usage model leveraging a credit-based system called AppPoints. This provides the flexibility to add functions and users, scale your business, and pay only for what you use with a single entitlement that provides access to applications without additional provisioning.
A suite to share entitlements and change your product mix across EAM and APM applications, for when you want to maximize value on new or existing systems.
An intelligent asset management SaaS solution, operated by IBM, that maximizes value of the product and leverages scalability of the cloud environment.
IBM managed provisioning, installation, configuration, operational support, security, maintenance and administration of Maximo Application Suite on IBM Cloud.
Hybrid cloud-enabled Maximo Application Suite combined with the flexibility of AppPoints based licensing:
Maximo Application Suite
Maximo Application Suite as a Service
Maximo Application Suite Dedicated
SaaS - managed by IBM Site Reliability Engineering
Managed by IBM Site Reliability Engineering
Supported cloud platforms
Red Hat Openshift - enabled platforms
AWS (Red Hat Openshift on AWS)
Perpetual, Subscription, Monthly
SaaS subscription based
Perpetual, Subscription, Monthly
Access to all Suite applications
SaaS - based AppPoints
System provisioning, maintenance, and upgrades
UI and API driven
The differences between these three options are reflected in the table above. You can make an informed decision based on your specific business needs by choosing the best management model for you, deployment options, and the level of customizations you need.
No, thanks to the AppPoints system you only need to install the components you want to deploy.
MAS can be deployed on premises, through hyperscalers (customer managed on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and other clouds), as SaaS through AWS, or as a dedicated managed service through IBM.
If you choose on premise, you’ll purchase MAS from IBM, but you’ll provide infrastructure and you’ll also provision, manage and operate full stack.
If you opt for cloud hyperscalers, you have two options: bring your own license (BYOL) or paid through Marketplace listing. BYOL means you’ll purchase software from IBM and infrastructure from hyperscalers, whereas the second option means you’ll purchase both software and infrastructure from hyperscalers.
There’s also the SaaS option, which means you’ll purchase single part (software, infrastructure, and operations) from either IBM sales/channels or AWS Marketplace. In this case, IBM provisions, manages, and operates your MAS environment on AWS cloud using IBM's AWS cloud account.
Last but not the least, dedicated means you’ll purchase software and managed service (including infrastructure) from IBM, and that IBM provisions, manages, and operates your MAS environment on IBM Cloud or AWS in an IBM owned account.
But you don’t need to make that decision yourself; you can rely on our trusted advisors. Book a consultation with an IBM expert, explain your use case and what you want to achieve through the Maximo Application suite, and you’ll be presented with the best option for you and your business.
Yes, the IBM Maximo Application Suite includes all the supporting software required to install, implement, and use it including IBM Cloud Pak® for Data (CP4D), OpenShift, DB2, and WAS Liberty. For the included programs, there’s no additional purchase required when you’re using them within the suite.
Yes, there’s a guided trial available for two of the capabilities offered with the Maximo Application Suite: Manage (enterprise asset management) and Health (predictive maintenance). You can sign up for trial here.
A Subscription License is a minimum 12-month non-cancellable agreement between you and IBM. This means that you agree to pay for the complete commitment term, and it allows you to renew or to terminate at the end of the term.