IT Asset Management and Enterprise Asset Management practices reach across the enterprise. ITAM is no longer just a concern for IT and EAM is not just a concern for Operations. Asset Management is closely tied to financial management and affects groups such as Finance, Purchasing, Contracts, and Risk Management. In many organizations Asset and Financial Management is conducted in a siloed fashion with disparate systems that do not talk to each other. This prohibits data sharing and process optimization across the enterprise. IBM offers a single, unified solution for asset management and associated financial management, that enables organizations to manage all asset classes across the enterprise. IBM Asset and Financial Management Solutions help address the following business challenges: Visibility and Control: throughout the enterprise on asset management processes. Using a unified solution key stakeholders in the enterprise can share data and optimize asset management processes to maximize asset performance and profitability. This helps improve TCO and also increases Operational Efficiency Asset Convergence: lines of ownership blur in relation to IT-enabled assets. Is IT responsible for managing and maintaining these assets, or Operations, or both organizations? By using a unified solution for asset management these different groups can truly work together seamlessly. Enterprise Asset Management and IT Asset Management practices reach across the enterprise and affect key stakeholders everywhere. With lines of ownership between IT and Operations blurring, these asset management complexities must be done in one system. As you can see from this graphic, there are no walls between IT and OT. Although there are individual roles and responsibilities, a definite blurring between IT on the left and OT on the right exists. Therefore, there is an essential need to enable data sharing and process optimization across the enterprise.
There are many customers who have been using Maximo for some time to manage the strategic assets in their enterprise. 1/ Great River Energy (GRE) started out using Maximo for managing the power generation aspects of their business until the CIO saw value in taking advantage of the Maximo skills they built up to put IT assets under the same umbrella 2/ the State of Georgia is using Maximo for their facilities, vehicles and IT assets because of the visibility it gives them to metrics they need at the executive level. From a single application state officers can look across a large expanse of state operations for a roll-up of information relating to state assets, including asset condition, utilization and spend 3/ DTE has made a substantial investment in Maximo, including specific industry solutions for managing nuclear and T&D (transmission & distribution) operations and fleet vehicles. They are making good progress in eliminating over 80 different applications and consolidating them onto Maximo. 4/ Dalarna, a county in Sweden, initially bought Maximo for IT asset management and then expanded their implementation to include their IT service desk. They also use Maximo to track maintenance of hospitals and health centers, medical equipment and their fleets of emergency vehicles.