IBM’s Maximo has long been recognized as an industry-leading enterprise asset management solution. Companies in asset-heavy industries from energy and utilities and oil and gas to transportation and management have been able to transform the way they manage multiple assets with Maximo – and have seen deep business value as a result. And it’s with driving further business value in mind that Capgemini has partnered with IBM to integrate our Digital Asset Lifecycle Management (DiALM) solution with Maximo.
This offer is based on a pre-configured platform and IBM’s Maximo (part of IBM’s Smarter Infrastructure, and the worlds’ leading Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system), is designed for companies who develop or manage industrial assets in the utilities, oil & gas, chemicals, transportation and infrastructure sector. Capgemini and IBM have expanded their Alliance around Smarter Infrastructure specifically for DiALM. The big win for those asset-heavy industries? Lower Asset Lifecycle Management costs, a sustainable repository of trusted digital assets from cradle to grave and the ability to link assets more easily and responsively to enabling technologies such as analytics, the Internet of Things and predictive maintenance.
I spoke to Perry Stoneman, Capgemini´s Global Sectors Lead, last week and he commented: “We are especially excited to be showcasing this new partnership at the forthcoming DistribuTECH 2015 (San Diego, 2-5 February) and at IBM InterConnect 2015 (Las Vegas, 22-26 February).  We’ll be demonstrating use cases of DiALM and showing the deep value that enterprises can derive from DiALM, integrated with Maximo.”
Industrial assets are characterized by very long lifecycles, during which large volumes of data will be produced and used by many parts of the business, from engineers to field forces, business project leaders and operations directors, right through to the C-suite. By adopting a 100% digital approach and integrating all phases of the lifecycle and the partner ecosystem, enterprises can gain better information about their assets (for an enterprise handling asset design through to construction, operation, maintenance and disposal, DiALM can incorporate CAD (Computer Assisted Drawings), 3D images, timelines and other forms of non-tabular data) and leverage data to enhance profitability and safety. This is especially good news for those in regulated industries, which must demonstrate additional layers of accountability for assets and their use and maintenance.
But DiALM goes further than traditional MDM (Master Data Management) technologies; the orchestration layer within DiALM addresses pain points directly, to avoid the creation of information siloes in areas such as document management, by linking documents with assets and asset-related business objects, like engineering change, incidents and rounds.
Enterprises know that data – whether it’s on their customers’ behavior, sales or assets – can be a source of deep business value when leveraged with analytics, as long as the underlying data is high quality and trustworthy. It is only by embracing a fully digital Asset Lifecycle Management approach that new and considerable value can be driven around assets. And, as those who have taken the leap have found out, joining up data with enabling technologies offers genuinely exciting possibilities for the evolution of their digital enterprise.

Have a look at our DiALM video: