We performed a comparison between IBM Maximo and IFS Cloud Platform based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Asset Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"IBM Maximo is the best software for assets management."
"Provides great flexibility."
"Has a powerful audit combination that helps achieve high accuracy."
"There are not many enterprise asset management systems on the market and not many that have the categories that IBM Maximo has."
"IBM Maximo is a very strong and powerful tool in the market…Scalability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten."
"The most valuable feature is asset management maintenance as well as asset management overall."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to correct maintenance."
"They have a real strength of tracking the asset itself along with the condition of the asset, the maintenance of the asset and who has access to the asset, etc."
"There tends not to be a massive weakness in the product itself, as weaknesses can quickly be resolved in the next patch or the next release."
"IFS has been completely rebuilt, modernized, and cloud-based so we don't need bulky software installations."
"The most valuable features of IFS Applications in the latest version are the new user Arena interface. It's from Apps 9, but it brings more flexibility in usage, especially around different devices, such as mobile usage, which doesn't restrict you from using a computer. We are it for the HR side, and it's proving quite good. It has a new modern feel to it similar to a standard cloud application which enhances the user experience."
"What I like about IFS Applications is that it's easier to use and implement than SAP. I also like that the IFS Applications team is more flexible than the SAP team."
"The most valuable feature is the distribution module."
"The financial posting controls are quite handy. The user interface is really friendly, highly flexible, and pretty intuitive for end users."
"The most valuable features of IFS Applications are their intuitiveness and ease of use. The navigations are also straightforward, which makes it easy to train users. The feedback I always receive is that it is very user-friendly."
"I like the connectivity and interfaces. In V10, it's easy to modify the interfaces and layouts, but it's becoming more complicated in the cloud. IFS is excellent at asset maintenance and incident management. They have specialized modules for IFS that cover incident and asset management and everything else connected to finance. The reporting in IFS is also easy to use."
"IBM is a big company and they have a lot of products. Level One, the first level of tech support, is the one that is used to stop the tsunami. For everyone, it's always work to get past that."
"Initial setup is a longer process because Maximo is bigger and has more processes."
"Areas for improvement would be the user interface and support for Arabic. They could also be more customer-oriented."
"This solution could improve by integrating or embedding finances, charts of accounts, and invoicing."
"The pricing model of the solution has room for improvement as well as the after-sales support."
"Coding can be complex when customization is required."
"There are always ways to improve and make things better."
"The latest version is slow due to the power it requires."
"The solution needs to improve its documentation and user-friendliness."
"Sometimes from the sales perspective, clients don't always fully understand how large a task or a project they're getting involved in when they decide, "We're going to switch across to IFS." They could probably do a little bit more, maybe around preparing people for these projects."
"There were initial difficulties when I started using the application."
"IFS Applications can improve the reporting capabilities and increase the speed of feedback time in the IFS Applications. This would help with the overall performance of the solution and provide better experiences for customers."
"The next version has already been released, and some of the technical things are a little bit behind the curve in development. This is specifically security, maintenance, security role maintenance, and creation. This is in their new product, called IFS Cloud."
"We have upgraded to the latest version right now. We have issues with the quality. We tried to enroll in their Evergreen program which was meant to help us adopt any service update or anything that the tool’s providers come up with."
"There should be some improvements in the predefined templates in IFS Applications."
"The support provided by IFS Applications has room for improvement. I'm based in Poland, and when my company had an issue, finding people from IFS to give my company the support it needed was difficult."
IBM Maximo is designed to help organizations effectively manage and maintain their physical assets, such as equipment, facilities, and infrastructure. Maximo provides a comprehensive set of tools and features to optimize asset performance, increase operational efficiency, and reduce maintenance costs.
With Maximo, organizations can track asset information, schedule maintenance activities, manage work orders, and generate reports for data-driven decision-making. It enables proactive maintenance planning, streamlines workflows, and improves asset uptime. Maximo is scalable, flexible, and can integrate with other enterprise systems to provide a unified view of asset information. Overall, IBM Maximo is a robust EAM solution that empowers organizations to effectively manage their assets throughout their lifecycle and maximize their value.
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Reviews from Real Users
Chris Lok, COO / Developer at MaxLogic, states that IBM Maximo is “A rare enterprise asset management system with good ROI and helpful technical support”
Klemen Muhvič, Computer System Engineer at Informatika d.d., writes that IBM Maximo's "Most valuable features are the ability to create work orders and preventative maintenance."
Anil Bhagwatsaran, Application Specialist at Blue Waters, says that "The most valuable features of IBM Maximo are the overall power and interface, and there are a lot of different modules that we use that are helpful. Additionally, it's an integrated solution and it has a lot of capabilities."
IFS develops and delivers cloud enterprise software for companies around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Within our single platform, our industry specific products are innately connected to a single data model and use embedded digital innovation so that our customers can be their best when it really matters to their customers – at the Moment of Service. The industry expertise of our people and of our growing ecosystem, together with a commitment to deliver value at every single step, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 4,500 employees every day live our values of agility, trustworthiness and collaboration in how we support our 10,000+ customers. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.
IBM Maximo is ranked 1st in Enterprise Asset Management with 12 reviews while IFS Cloud Platform is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Asset Management with 16 reviews. IBM Maximo is rated 8.4, while IFS Cloud Platform is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of IBM Maximo writes "A rare enterprise asset management system with good ROI and helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IFS Cloud Platform writes "Robust, customizable, and modern". IBM Maximo is most compared with ServiceNow, NetSuite ERP, JIRA Service Management, ABB Ability Asset Suite EAM and Oracle Enterprise Asset Management, whereas IFS Cloud Platform is most compared with SAP ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite, SAP S/4HANA, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and SAP S/4HANA Cloud. See our IBM Maximo vs. IFS Cloud Platform report.
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