Average Ratings

29 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

Vendor Details

  • IBM
  • www.ibm.com
  • Founded 1911
  • United States

About IBM Maximo

Modular solution designed to manage all types of assets, work activities, services, asset-related inventory, contracts, and procurement


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IBM Maximo Features

  • CMMS
  • Energy Management
  • Equipment Management
  • Facility Management
  • Inventory Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Parts Management
  • Preventive Maintenance Scheduling
  • Software License Management
  • Warranty Management
  • Work Order Management

IBM Maximo Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Application Developer

Oct 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I mostly like the functionality and the custom features. There are a lot of out of the box features, but you can still customize when you need.

Cons: I least like that this is an on prem software. This requires all of the general on prem needs where a cloud tool saves so much infrastructure headache.

Overall: Out of the box features were fantastic.

Good product

Oct 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: None

Pros: Well reputed software as it is built by IBM. Good customer service and support. HAS kit of modules and features.

Cons: The licensing fee is quite high. Its an expensive product. Not highly customizable. It includes many features that one may not use.

Versatile Program

Sep 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Software is the most advanced you can get out of a CMMS, it features more than you could ever ask for and should be on the higher rating of things, but there are still some things that hold it back

Cons: Maximo has some of the most advanced features, too many features. Doubtful that companies will ever use every feature offered. The price is extraordinarily high, probably due to being so feature packed, but with cheaper software doing everything you would need Maximo is over the top, somewhat unnecessarily

Good customization capabilities

Aug 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Good customization capabilities using application designer and data base configuration Easy to integrate with other systems with MIF. Very intuitive user interface

Cons: Deployment can be complex Good consulting skills are key to success. Licensing model could be complicated.

Features and functionality

Apr 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Managed maintenance shop of 60 employees. Able to utilize cost per hour, tracking hours and cost. Would like to see ease of reporting.

Director of facilities

Apr 05, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Not very user friendly at the technician level. The need to create multiple work orders for every task leans the system to not use this functionality.

Maximo

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This is a great preventative maintenance program. The functionality is one of the best on the market, but the cost is not in line with any small company.

Pros: The most versatile program on the market

Cons: Cost

Recommendations to other buyers: If you have the money this is a great product to use

IBM Maximo Review

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Does everything you could ask

Cons: Needs a Maximo expert to configure and is pricey.

Overall: We use Maximo for all CMS needs. We currently have a full-time Maximo expert that assists us with building a new site from scratch.

Recommendations to other buyers: N/A

Maximo Asset Management

Dec 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Very pleased with Maximo. Especially as we head into Asset Management. We've been on Maximo since 1997. Currently on 7.5. Upgrading to 7.6 in 2017/2018.

Pros: Ability to capture data on Work Orders. Notes, labor, materials, purchasing, invoicing and attachments. We also utilize routes, condition monitoring, and meters. Would like to know more about Asset Heath.

Recommendations to other buyers: Good implementation team. Support from upper management down. I encourage users to implement all of Maximo. That is where the true benefits come from.

Maximo

Dec 05, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Maximo provides So many benefits when running a large maintenance team. It has many features others miss when trying to be the best CMMS software on the market.

Pros: Utilizes a planners role in the flow of design.

Cons: Not as accounting friendly as we would like to see. Cost point slightly high.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look at MP3 very strong competitor.

Live with it

Nov 18, 2016
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once you learn the complexity, you can work with it.

Cons: COmplexity, user interface, speed.

Overall: We have it in company over a longer period, to manage many processes.
An ackward user interface, but plenty of functionalities.

Recommendations to other buyers: Consider other options on the market.

Maximo Enterprise Asset Management software

Nov 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: The software is fairly complex out of the gate, so self training for meaning full use is hard and slow going. Add-on modules with additional licensing costs and some level of customization are more than likely required to get meaningful functionality which drive up costs and the need to have experienced developers involved in start up.

Pros: This software is widely used throughout the client base that we serve. The software is fairly robust, and can accommodate most facility management program needs.

Cons: The software is not very user friendly, partly because of the complexity and depth of possibilities when trouble shooting issues.

Recommendations to other buyers: Research many software systems, and be sure about the functionality that you need, want, and expect from the system you hope to design before committing to one.

Industry focused packages - Superb

Oct 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: So scalable & covers everything.

Cons: None - it proved to be a myth that it's complex.

Overall: A solution that can be implemented surprisingly affordably and allows for growth in to a complete solution.

Recommendations to other buyers: Nobody loses their job for selecting IBM Maximo

Lessons learned

Oct 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Multiple implantation across several industries. Maximo experience in utilities, energy, manufacturing, transport, and municipalities.

Pros: Highly configurable. Extensive out of box functionality. Constant updates and upgrades.

Cons: High complexity. Expert advice required for successful implementation.

Recommendations to other buyers: Approach using and implementing maximo as a journey. Proper asset management and Maintenance is a continual process. Trying to do it all at once can add too much complexity and hamper end user acceptance. The smartest developers and advanced technology aren't worth anything if end users don't buy into and embrace the use of the system.

Maximo User / Administrator for the past 20+ years, very flexible

Sep 12, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The good and bad is the flexibility of the product. Each company implements and utilizes the software differently. But, companies who have similar issues can share solutions through the numerous User groups, like MUWG and GOMaximo. In addition to being a great asset / maintenance management package, it is also a developmental platform so it can be configured to solve many problems and replace in-house systems.

Cons: Being so flexible, there are times, especially when upgrading to a newer version, that it is difficult for IBM to duplicate issues we are having.

Recommendations to other buyers: Focus on your company's requirements and what you really want the software to do for you. A very small percentage of customers utilize all of the modules / capabilities of Maximo. Initially, you want to focus on what is important for your business.

Comprehensive EAM system

Sep 07, 2016
3/5
Overall
1.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Controls for change management and P to P. Integration to other systems to support full business processes. Ability to make config changes.

Cons: Not user friendly for end users who are not very IT literate. Upgrades are horrible Licensing is expensive

Recommendations to other buyers: A mobile solution is an essential for end users working out on the field, it solves the user interface issue

One of the Best EAM Solution

Sep 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Architecture is very Modern and make use of latest technologies Most of the Industry Based solution available IBM Support for Product issues Very Flexible in Customisation as per Needs Excellent Integration Framework

Cons: Licencing needs to be made more flexible as it is now.

Recommendations to other buyers: Please look on the long term return on investment and also remember perform excellent data entry to get excellent returns.

Administrator and End User

Sep 02, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's simply the best! IBM seeks to have the best CMMS product available and they have that and they continue to make it better all the time!

Cons: I think the licensing scheme is confusing and hard to understand. I think it's a road block to asset owner's looking for the best CMMS. I think the cost is prohibitive. I realize it's an expensive product to produce and maintain but I also believe it's severely overpriced. Requires asset owners to lean heavily on implementation partners who do not fully understand the product (as an end user) and as a result they are not able to help match the customer needs with the product ability.

Recommendations to other buyers: Know all of your business practice's, process's, and workflows. Work out exactly what you want the product to do and how you want it to be done, before working with an implementation partner to accomplish it. Waiting until the implementation partner is onside is a recipe for disaster and getting a product that won't seem to meet your needs. Go to several Maximo User Group Meetings over a couple year period and see how others use and view the product. Spend time a lot of time developing how you want to use the CMMS and work out ahead of time what you want out of the CMMS. Haste with a CMMS implementation is waste and you will regret it!!! MAKE SURE TO ENGAGE ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL STAKEHOLDERS FROM TOP MANAGEMENT TO THE LOWLIEST OF END USERS AND ENGAGE THEM EARLY IN THE PROCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Long time Maximo user

Aug 31, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Configuration from front end. Ease of use. The envirosphere associated with the product.

Cons: Just so much to learn for any individual, and both training and documentation are difficult to manage just because of sheer volume.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look at ease of use and modification, to minimise IT burden.

8+ Year of experience in Maximo as a Senior Consultant

Aug 31, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Maximo can be used across domains. It also come with variety of addons and industry solutions provide options to choose best fit solution. IBM keep Maximo up to date with Market trends. Maximo is very easy to configure and tweak as per business need.

Cons: Maximo Licence Cost is on higher side compare to other EAM product.

Recommendations to other buyers: Solid EAM provide which provide solution to all your maintenace need and can adapt easily to any business requirement. Other than Maximo's look and feel, it also have very strong knowledge base available over internet.

Maximo technical architect

Aug 30, 2016
4/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: SOA frame work,applications supports maintenance domain

Cons: Need focus more FMEA analysis and enhance product to handle important Reliability concepts,the way SAP is coming as a single platform for enterprise giving customers to re think on having separate infrastructure for Maximo.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend to have add ons maintenance master data modules,RBI along with condition monitoring. On technical front the way MIF is transforming is great but still it needs to be amended to handle mass data transfers effectively

Maximo expert started as a consultant and now at the client side

Aug 30, 2016
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Capable and has amazing industry verticals which set Maximo apart from all competitors. The addition of HSE manager was a great value and the recent Supply Chain functionalities enhancement were spot on. Overall, when it comes to having an out of the box product with deep industry understanding, Maximo is the way to go.

Cons: ##Product 1: The product lacks standards business processes, just like SAP, Maximo must ship with standard business process. Stressing on the same point, I'd rather spend time and money understanding the standard business process and using it as a starting point than having the absolute freedom to create whatever because this is where "replicating legacy systems" starts. ##Product 2: It is difficult to justify Maximo investment compared to Oracle EBS or SAP! unless you really need a specific industry vertical, Maximo is one system which require million integrations. Hence, Maximo must ship with, not only the excellent MIF capability, but also with free integration adapters to major systems from Oracle and SAP. The cost of maintaining a custom integration between Maximo and those systems is just to high compared to integrations between Maximo and less demanding systems. ##Vendor 1: If IBM is not able to provide a fully integrated ERP system, then they have to make the product more appealing by reducing the cost of getting up and integrated with the existing ERP system. Not only by offering a generic way to integrate but also to provide a set configurable integration adapters with business cases. ##Vendor 2: The licensing scheme has to be revised to become more flexibly, every product has weaknesses compared to competitors and if IBM cannot offer a full ERP then they must take it easy and compensate somewhere else.

Recommendations to other buyers: 1- Excellent industry verticals 2- Great flexibility but over-use it and it bytes back 3- Be ready to build and maintain a lot of integrations 4- Its not an ERP system, but do you really need an ERP system? 5- Make sure to contract a capable IBM business partner or hire experienced professional 6- Acquire deep understanding of the out of the box functionalities, it will greatly reduce the customization work that you may think you will need.

Maximo in the Utility Space

Aug 30, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: At the time of purchase we bought Maximo from PSDI. The product at the time allowed us to standardize on a distributed platform while saving costs at an enterprise level. As some of the main players from PSDI moved to IBM after the purchase, the support model stayed the same. IBM did bring a bit more scalability to the tool while leveraging various partners for bolt ons and integration.

Cons: As Maximo changed hands the licensing model changed along with it. With all of the good IBM brought to the table, per user costs did rise.

Recommendations to other buyers: Our goal early on was to remove some atiquated software that was being used on an old platform. We made a decision to segregate the various business units and buy multiple copies. Given the chance to do this again, I would influence the decision makers to consider consolidation in order to leverage more of the power of the product. Integration at a later point is time consuming and expensive, hence, we should have looked further ahead.

Maximo Consulting for several companies in Brazil

Aug 30, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The flexibility of the product, that can interface with anything with a .txt file generation and the possibility to easy adapt any new system, also the web services and the programming script languange

Cons: Price is too high. It really is an excellent product, but the price does not allow the SMB market to use it

Recommendations to other buyers: Look for the integration and the asset care, with meters and the xml changes made easy

Maximo Review

Aug 03, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The ability to configure the application, particularly in the recent versions. We're currently on 6.2 which has limited configurability, but version 7.x and greater seem to have an extensive amount of configurability without the need for customization.

Cons: The overall user interface of the application. I'd like to see it modernized.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look for ways to minimize the need for training. For instance, Maximo can be configured to hide tabs/sections of a screen based on conditions. This helps drive the user to the information they need to see/populate which improves the user experience.

IBM Maximo Asset Management is an excellent product

Aug 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It can be configured just in any way that meets the customer's requirements, well built product that can integrate with the other enterprise systems easily.

Cons: Product is very expensive and getting the right talent to implement and support is always a challenge to many companies.

Recommendations to other buyers: Consider the integration requirements, reporting, cost, flexibility, usability, security and support

Excellent asset management software

Aug 02, 2016
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is user friendly and is very flexible to meet our demands.

Cons: The product licensing structure is expensive. At our company, we are currently competing with an Oracle product. With Oracle, when you have the license to one module, you have access to all of the other modules.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you know where your integration points are. Most of the issues that we have experienced is primarily around our supply chain integration (our supply chain resides in Oracle). Because of our integration, native functionality has been compromised (disabled in some cases).

Began using MX on version 4.1 December 2000.Been on ver 5.2, 6.2, 7.5

May 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: ease of use, easy to teach.

Cons: configuration can be difficult if not familiar with the product, or how to fit the product to the end user business practice.

Recommendations to other buyers: go to a nearby facility using the product to see how it looks and feels for real. The demo databases are very old and somewhat outdated.

Maximo Administrator's Review

May 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Maximo is a very "all inclusive" software that can be used for whatever your business needs are; flexible enough to adapt to your business; and meets industry best practices to help set process standards. Maximo UI's are very easily configurable to provide a look and feel that suits your needs and allows your legacy process work flows to be automated.

Cons: Maximo can be very complex during initial implementations and certain upgrades.

Recommendations to other buyers: When looking at software of this nature consider having all your processes and related data in a single database. There will always be some integration needed, however, consider Maximo as an ERP system that can handle most if not all of your needs.