Future-Proof Asset Lifecycle Management: Maximo Application Suite

Learn all about the current shift Asset Lifecycle Management and the importance of completeing your businesses Maximo Application Suite migration and how MACS can support your organisation through this critical transition.

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Future-Proof Asset Lifecycle Management: Maximo Application Suite

The countdown to bid farewell to Maximo Asset Management 7.6.x draws closer with each passing day. IBM has announced the end of support for Maximo 7.6.x, along with its compatible versions emphasising the pressing need for organisations to transition and upgrade their current Maximo version to the new and diverse Maximo Application Suite (MAS).

As the deadline for Maximo Asset Management 7.6 support looms, more businesses are focusing on the advanced capabilities offered by MAS for Maximo Application Suite. This robust platform empowers organisations to revolutionise their asset management processes. Organisations face a critical juncture in their asset management journey.

MAS empowers organisations with advanced asset management capabilities while integrating IBM’s sustainability solutions. This enables businesses to optimise resource utilisation and promote environmental stewardship while ensuring long-term operational efficiency and profitability.

Join Us for an Exclusive "Upgrade" Virtual Roundtable Event

We invite you to join us for an exclusive “Virtual Upgrade Clinic” event.

Date and time: Tuesday 11th June at 11:30 (BST)
Location: Teams Online 

This event offers a unique opportunity to gain invaluable insights and ask the hard hitting questions to industry experts and fellow professionals who have successfully navigated similar migrations.

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What is ALM?

Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM) is a strategic approach designed to maximise the value of your assets throughout their entire lifespan, from acquisition to disposal. This comprehensive methodology focuses on optimising performance, efficiency, and value while integrating circular economy principles and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations.

Extending Asset Lifespan: ALM emphasises the importance of proper maintenance practices and proactive issue resolution. By addressing potential problems early, organisations can extend the useful life of their assets, delaying the need for replacements and conserving resources.

Optimising Performance: Ensuring that assets operate at peak efficiency is a key aspect of ALM. This involves regular performance evaluations and adjustments to minimise downtime and reduce operating costs, thereby enhancing overall productivity.

Reducing Costs: Effective ALM practices contribute to significant cost savings. By maintaining assets properly and making informed decisions about their lifespans, organisations can lower the total cost of ownership, encompassing acquisition, operation, and disposal expenses.

Managing Risks: Risk management is integral to ALM. It involves identifying and mitigating risks related to asset failures, safety hazards, and other potential issues. This proactive approach helps prevent costly disruptions and ensures the safety of operations.

Circular Economy and ESG Integration: ALM aligns with the principles of the circular economy by promoting the reuse, refurbishment, and recycling of assets, thereby reducing waste and environmental impact. Additionally, it supports ESG goals by ensuring sustainable practices and responsible resource management, contributing to broader societal and environmental benefits.

Overall, ALM is a powerful tool for businesses to enhance their financial performance, streamline operations, and make informed, sustainable decisions about their assets, driving long-term value and societal impact.

MACS, the trusted partner in MAS migration

Organisations need to grasp the significance of the situation and gain a comprehensive understanding of all available options as they navigate the critical process of MAS migration. Amid this time-sensitive dilemma, MACS stands out as a logical, trustworthy, and highly capable partner.

Our extensive experience and deep expertise in MAS migration allow us to offer unparalleled insights and guidance tailored to the unique needs of each organisation. Our team of seasoned professionals are committed to providing personalised solutions that address the specific challenges and objectives of our clients.

From initial assessment to post-deployment support, MACS is dedicated to ensuring a seamless transition and empowering organisations to maximise the benefits of the MAS. With MACS, you can navigate the complexities of MAS migration with confidence and ease, knowing that you have a trusted partner supporting you.

Experience in MAS Migration and Tight Deadlines!

Navigating multiple migrations, MACS have seen firsthand the challenges organisations face with looming deadlines. Addressing the urgency head-on is essential, making stakeholders aware of the consequences of staying on Maximo 7.6. While daunting, honesty and transparency are crucial in this situation.

Many organisations continue to rely on Maximo 7.6, unaware of the risks of using it beyond the end of support. By providing a candid assessment of the available options, asset managers can guide these organisations towards a proactive and strategic MAS migration, ensuring a smooth transition that protects their long-term asset management capabilities.

The Benefits of MAS

MAS offers businesses unparalleled flexibility to monitor assets and prioritise objectives with precision. Its intuitive dashboard wizard places asset management directly in users’ hands, facilitating seamless navigation and customisation. With regular support for Maximo 7.6 ending on 30 September 2025, transitioning to MAS is critical. Adopting MAS not only future-proofs asset management strategies but also provides unprecedented insights into asset performance.

MAS enhances monitoring capabilities and offers advanced analytics and reporting features, enabling real-time visibility into asset performance metrics, maintenance schedules, and operational efficiency. By leveraging MAS analytics, organisations can identify trends, predict maintenance needs, and optimise asset utilisation, resulting in significant cost savings and improved productivity. Furthermore, MAS integrates seamlessly with other business systems, enabling cross-functional collaboration and data sharing across departments.

As part of IBM’s Sustainability Brand, Maximo is at the forefront of sustainable asset management. While Maximo 7.6 is approaching its end of life, the current Maximo Application Suite 8 (MAS 8) is being succeeded by the newly announced MAS 9. IBM is also moving towards ALM hosting for all solutions within the Sustainability Brand, including MAXIMO, TRIRIGA, and ENVIZI, ensuring cohesive and comprehensive sustainability management.

As the end of Maximo 7.6 support nears, adopting MAS is crucial for staying competitive. It’s not just about upgrading software; it’s about transforming asset management to meet the evolving demands of the digital era. Embracing MAS enables organisations to stay ahead of the curve, leveraging cutting-edge tools and insights to drive operational excellence and sustainable practices.

Partner with MACS for a Seamless Migration

At MACS, we understand the complexities and challenges of such transitions. With our expertise, we navigate the intricacies of MAS migration, ensuring a seamless and cost-effective pathway to enhanced asset management. Our transparent approach provides a comprehensive view of the options available, empowering organisations to make informed decisions aligned with their long-term objectives. As your trusted partner, MACS will be by your side every step of the way, ensuring a confident and successful MAS migration journey.

Roadmap to the Future: Maximo Application Suite 9

The countdown has begun. In June, prepare to embrace IBM’s Maximo Application Suite 9 (MAS 9), the most innovative AI-enabled asset management platform on the market.

Technical Impact of MAS 9

  • Unified versioning across the suite.
  • Support for OpenShift 4.13 and 4.14.
  • UDS phased out, and replaced by DRO.
  • Improved MVI scalability and Maximo Mobile integration.
  • MVI GigE camera support, facial redaction.

Business Impact of MAS 9

  • New mobile app for storeroom clerks (supporting shipping and staging).
  • Enhanced quick work order reporting and support for linear assets.
  • More intuitive and effective user dashboards.
  • Expanded Reliability Strategy Library, enabling custom strategy creation.
  • Enhanced Asset Investment Optimization and Planning functionality.
  • GenAI assistants for intelligence and workflows.
  • Mobility solutions for regulated industries (calibration and asset install/removal).
  • Operational excellence, ensuring continuity and compliance.

Elevate Your Asset Management with MAS 9

This June/August, elevate your asset management with MAS 9. Strategise, test, and deploy like never before, and set the benchmark for excellence within your organisation and beyond. Stay tuned for more updates and prepare to transform your asset management approach with MAS 9.

Getting the most out of your partnership with MACS

Collaborating with MACS entails more than a mere system upgrade. Whether your goals involve enhancing decision-making capabilities, optimising asset performance, or enhancing overall operational efficiency, MACS provides a comprehensive and proficient pathway to achieving your objectives with MAS.

MACS employs established strategies to support our clients with low-risk and cost-effective approaches. Our utmost concern is to ensure that organisations make informed decisions aligned with their long-term goals. Through tailored solutions and expert guidance, we empower our clients to navigate the MAS migration process with confidence and efficiency, minimising disruptions to their operations while maximising the value derived from their assets.

Here are six comprehensive ways in which our team can provide invaluable assistance throughout the entire process of migrating to the Maximo Application Suite (MAS), ensuring a smooth transition and optimised utilisation of the new platform:

  1. Unmatched Expertise: At MACS, we boast a team of seasoned professionals well-versed in the nuances of the Maximo ecosystem. With the largest pool of security-cleared IBM Maximo domain experts, we offer unparalleled expertise in every facet of MAS migration, from data migration to system optimisation.
  2. Value-Added Solutions: Recognising the diverse needs of organisations, MACS is committed to crafting bespoke solutions that not only address current challenges but also scale seamlessly to accommodate future demands. Our solutions are tailored to your unique organisational goals and operational requirements, ensuring maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  3. Comprehensive Support: From initial assessment to post-deployment assistance, MACS for Maximo Application Suite provides end-to-end support throughout the migration process. Our dedicated team ensures effective implementation and robust support, guaranteeing ongoing success and user satisfaction.
  4. Advanced Technology Integration: Leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as AI-driven Asset Management, cloud computing, and IoT, MACS delivers state-of-the-art solutions that optimise the functionality and efficiency of MAS. Our innovative approach ensures that your asset management software and practices remain at the forefront of technological advancements.
  5. Proven Track Record: With a history of successful migrations across various industries, MACS has established itself as a trusted partner in driving substantial improvements in asset performance and operational savings. Our track record speaks volumes about our commitment to excellence and client satisfaction.
  6. Future-Proof Strategies: At MACS, we adopt a forward-thinking approach to asset management, ensuring that your strategies remain relevant and adaptable to evolving industry trends and technological advancements. Our goal is to future-proof your asset management practices, providing you with a competitive edge in an ever-changing landscape, including Predictive Maintenance Software.

Join Us for an Exclusive Migration to MAS Virtual Roundtable Session

To learn more about Asset Lifecycle Management and Maximo Application Suite migration and how MACS can support your organisation through this critical transition, we invite you to join us for an exclusive Unbox with MACS live virtual event. 

This event offers a unique opportunity to gain invaluable insights from industry experts and fellow professionals who have successfully navigated similar migrations. Engage with our expert panel and ask the questions you need answers to most, so you can gather actionable strategies and best practices for your MAS migration journey.

Register below for our live session, “Unbox with MACS: Asset Lifestyle Management – The beginning of the end for other EAM and IWMS solutions?”

Date and time: Tuesday 11th June at 11:30 (BST)
Location: Teams Online 

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The importance of selecting the right partner for this journey cannot be overstated. With MACS, you can trust that your MAS migration is guided by a team of seasoned professionals with a proven track record of success. Reach out to us today to kickstart your journey towards future-proof asset management with a partner you can rely on.

Remember, at MACS, our commitment goes beyond mere transactions; we’re here to empower and support you every step of the way. Choosing MACS means not only upgrading your system but also investing in a partnership dedicated to your long-term success and the transformation of your asset management practices.

Whether you aim to enhance decision-making capabilities, optimise asset performance, or improve overall operational efficiency, MACS offers a comprehensive and competent pathway to achieving these objectives with MAS.

Contact MACS today to embark on your journey towards advanced asset management with a trusted, innovative, and dedicated partner by your side.