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Maximo 7.5 support Ends on 30th April 2018.

As a Maximo customer, you will be aware that standard Maximo 7.5 support ends on 30th  April 2018. You will now be considering an upgrade to version 7.6. The latest version 7.6.0.9 was released in December 2017. Maximo 7.6 is a stable, mature and feature rich product.

IBM’s approach to Maximo 7.6 and beyond is to provide small multiple Feature Pack releases 3 to 4 times a year eliminating the need for large upgrade projects. Feature Packs include bug fixes, product enhancements and new features.

The IBM Maximo platform is an integral part of IBM’s future. IBM continues to expand Maximo’s capabilities through development of Work Centres, the addition of a Budget Application, the incorporation of BIM and a significantly enhanced work scheduler solutio. The future of Maximo and asset management is hand in hand with evolving IoT solutions. To ensure Maximo stays at the forefront of asset management, Maximo is being expanded to work alongside cutting edge solutions such as Watson and BlueMix.

Please refer to table 1 below for feature breakdown across Maximo 7.6, 7.5 and 7.1.

Why Deloitte Maximo CoE?

As an IBM Platinum business partner, Deloitte’s Maximo Centre of Excellence (CoE) is uniquely suited to collaborate with you in upgrading your existing Maximo solution to Maximo 7.6.

As IBM Cognos is now bundled with Maximo 7.6, and we can leverage our Deloitte Belfast Cognos specialists to help you benefit from this bundle. We utilize our Enterprise Value Delivery (EVD) methodology to ensure that your project completes on time and on budget. We have the Maximo experience and proven Deloitte methodologies and tools to make your Maximo upgrade successful. To see products coming out of standard support, please see table 2 below.

  Benefits of upgrading
  • Reduce long-term maintenance costs.
  • Improved performance.
  • Future upgrades are supplied via continuous delivery of feature packs.
  • Expanded capabilities to support business intelligence.
  • Intuitive navigation for users.
  • Increased Serviceability – functionality and performance.
  • Ability to take advantage of latest generation business functionality.
  • Integration with IBM – “The Weather Company”.
  • New application to track licenses - end all license confusion.

Maximo Version Offerings

 

 Features

 

 Maximo 7.6 (Dec 2014)

 

 Maximo 7.5 (April 2011)

 

 Maximo 7.1 (May 2008)

 New User Interface (UI)

x

x

 Crews and Service Addresses

x

x

 Free Mobile Solution

x

x

 Free Cognos Enterprise

x

x

 Deployment configuration tool

x

x

 New Project Budget application

x

x

 BIMs (3D Modelling)

x

x

 Multi-Tenancy

x

x

 Time Zone Rules application

x

x

 SaaS/Cloud Services

x

x

 Feature Packs

x

x

 Work Centres

x

x

 IoT Platform and BI Integration

x

x

 2 new License usage reports

x

x

 MAHI / Scheduler Plus Add Ons

x

x

 Standard technology Platform

x

 Application-based data  Import/Export

x

 Asset Templates

x

 PM Forecasting

x

 Automation Scripts

x

 Work and Asset Management

 Full Supply Chain Capability

 Configuration Applications

 Materials Management

 Workflow

 Industry Solutions & Add-ons

 Attached Documents at Task Level

 Enhanced BIRT Reporting

 Web Services

 Launch in context

 Migration Manager

 Conditional Expressions

Table 1: Maximo Version offerings

Maximo products which will no longer be supported

 

 Program release name

VRM

Withdrawal from support date

 IBM Maximo® Enterprise Adapter

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Asset Management

7.1.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Asset Management

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo for Nuclear Power

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo for Oil and Gas

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo for Transportation

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo for Utilities

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo for Life Sciences

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo for Government

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Adapter for Microsoft™ Project

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Adapter for Primavera

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Asset Configuration Manager

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Change and Correction Action Manager

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Calibration

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Spatial Asset Management

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Asset Management Essentials

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Archiving with Optim Data Growth    Solution

7.1.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Archiving with Optim Data Growth     Solution

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Mobile Suite

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Space Management for Facilities

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Data Center Infrastructure Management

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

 IBM Maximo Anywhere Work Manager

7.5.x

April 30, 2018

Table 2: Products nearing end of support

7.5.x

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