Compare IBM Maximo vs. IFS Applications

IBM Maximo is ranked 1st in Enterprise Asset Management with 7 reviews while IFS Applications is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Asset Management with 1 review. IBM Maximo is rated 8.2, while IFS Applications is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of IBM Maximo writes "Reliable and integrated in a single database but needs better dashboards for KPIs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IFS Applications writes "Realized benefits in reporting and overall communication after consolidating our sites". IBM Maximo is most compared with ServiceNow, Oracle Enterprise Asset Management and JIRA Service Desk, whereas IFS Applications is most compared with SAP ERP, IBM Maximo and Microsoft Dynamics AX.
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Pros
The Preventive Maintenance feature, especially in its inspection routines and KPI abilities, is valuable.Work order management and scalability enables the businesses' needs to be met.Reliable, very configurable, and it's all integrated in the same database.We can manage, organize, and track incidents, claims, jobs, tasks, preventive and corrective maintenance, locations, and assets.​Maximo is very stable. We really do not have problem with stability.​We were able to scale perfectly.​Its capabilities let us organize our work.Preventive maintenance management.

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The main reason for the ERP project was to bring together our fourteen sites, which had until then worked in separate silos.

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The standard reports that shipped with the package need to be enriched with more advanced reports, especially for the Inventory Management sections.It's not user-friendly. It could use shortcuts for frequently requested services.Areas for improvement include: an enhanced Service Catalog on Mobile; Agent intelligence; better dashboards for KPIs.It needs full-service visibility. There are a lot of things that are hard for users to find out. For example, the Service Catalog is not too friendly. You really have to know what you're looking for.It's quite reliable, but new versions often are not too stable. They bring in enhancements but they break other stuff.The mobile solution has a lot of room for improvement, especially in geopositioning capabilities, tracking capabilities, and configuration capabilities, in order to let the tech operate online and offline.​​Maximo is a big system, so the initial setup is complex.Vendor management needs enhancement.

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The CRM was shaky and although this improves in Apps 10, there is room for improvement.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
​Explore internal processes in order to evaluate the correct number of users in each Maximo module, then evaluate the different offers of pricing and licensing.​The concurrent user license is much more effective in management and cost-wise, as it is more suitable for maintenance management.Explore the possibility of using DB2. You will avoid the cost of SQL Server or Oracle licenses.Where available, concurrent licenses can be more cost efficient and provide more flexibility.You pay for what you get. There are lots of options depending on how you would like to implement Maximo.

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Overview
Organizations of all sizes reduce equipment downtime, closely control and track maintenance expenses, cut spare parts inventories.

IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than 10,000 customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com

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Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., DTE Energy, Swedish Match, Projetech, Fingrid, East CoastSaab Aerospace, Teledyne Technologies, Gables Engineering, Chief Industries, Linamar, Valmont, Hecla Mining, CDF Corporation, Shawcor Ltd, Richardson International, Rowan Companies
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