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Implementations and Maximo 8 Upgrade

Today’s enterprise-level asset and workplace management software solutions come packed with features and capabilities to implement industry best practices.

However, EDI understands that a successful implementation is more than just installing and configuring the software. There are many factors involved in creating successful enterprise software projects.`

Maximo 8.0 Upgrade

What is it?

  • A significant shift in the backend architecture of Maximo from WebSphere to Linux
  • IBM is adding significant features to its powerful Manage platform to better utilize leading-edge digital technologies
  • MAS 8.0 is cloud-agnostic and can be implemented in all the major clouds (Projetech, AWS, Azure, Oracle, and IBM)

Why do you need to do Maximo 8 upgrade (and by when)?

  • MAS 8.0 provides a much better environment for data and information exchange between applications and breaks down existing “data silos.”
  • Elimination of licenses – moving to a points system that enables concurrency
  • Additional features of MAS 8.0 add significant capabilities to Maximo (Predict, Insight, etc.)
  • Maximo 7.6 support sunsets in December 2025

What challenges are you going to face?

  • OnPrem customers will need to move to cloud-based enterprise software or invest in new Linux-based resources and certifications.

How can EDI help?

  • Let us walk you through, in detail, the changes you’ll see moving from 7.6 to Maximo 8 upgrade.
  • Our extensive Cloud Migration experience can help you decide to move to the cloud or stay OnPrem.
  • We can take a look under the hood of your existing Maximo implementation using our award-winning eSAM process to ensure your data migration uses the best possible version of Maximo.
  • We can help you understand how Mobile works in the new MAS 8.0 environment and equip you to get the most out of your apps (or get you started in mobile if you’re thinking about it!).

MAXIMO Experts for Over Two Decades

EDI has been implementing and upgrading Maximo systems for over two decades. The combined experience of EDI’s staff far exceeds even that. Consistency, efficiency, and innovation are products of countless years of experience implementing and upgrading these systems.

There is nothing we haven’t seen before: we know the best way to get from point A to point B, regardless of what those points look like for you. Whether you are facing a “greenfield” implementation or a “point version” technical upgrade, EDI can get you to the finish line faster and smoother than anyone else.

EDI has established a comprehensive Project Methodology for enterprise software implementation that provides a go-to standard for every project. Our goal is to maximize customer return by effectively assessing and addressing customer needs. To accomplish this, the EDI Project Methodology has the flexibility to adapt to specific requirements such as project phasing, time constraints, budget limitations, regulatory compliance, and functional priorities. This repeatable process also offers our team the opportunity to continuously improve. 

When you hire EDI, you are not hiring one person. You are not even hiring a specific project team. You are hiring our entire firm and all the experience we’ve gained since our inception in 1999.

Every project team has direct lines of communication with EDI management, other project teams, our service desk, and even centers of excellence from our parent company, Arora Engineers. We can bring in specialized help as necessary and have quick and easy mechanisms for escalating problems within our organization. Additionally, EDI implementations include close involvement with our clients.

Our project teams are not just staff; they are a combination of EDI staff and client management, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and End Users. Implementation success will be driven by the entire team, not individuals from either organization.

Everybody’s heard the term “garbage in, garbage out” concerning data in enterprise software implementations. EDI ensures you do not have “garbage in” by focusing on how data collection and migration will affect your implementation or upgrade. EDI employs a well-defined approach to gather and migrate all data elements necessary for a completed system.

This strategy could include physical walk-downs of equipment for enterprise asset management, automated ETL data migrations from existing systems/databases, or even integration of data sources like BIM models or GIS systems. We also ensure that your organization understands and implements sustainable processes for keeping data current and accurate.

EDI designs workflows and processes within the software to ensure you capture the right data at the right time and that the data gets audited and reviewed regularly. We renew our clients’ sense of confidence in their value: the information and analysis stemming from their enterprise solutions.

EDI understands that training is not just an exercise that happens before the system is turned on for the first time. Training plays an integral part in a successful implementation or upgrade. Training encompasses the knowledge transfer in terms of software, processes, and culture passed to our clients over the entire life of our engagement.

Resistance to change is one of the biggest obstacles preventing organizations from attaining a successful implementation or upgrade.

Organizational Change Management (OCM) helps with the communication and change management aspects of a given project to ensure process and culture change occur over the course of implementation. 

EDI facilitates specific, OCM-centered workshops that allow personnel impacted by the change to feel like they are part of a program that will help the organization meet its overall goals and objectives.