Maximo Upgrades

Zero-Downtime, On-Budget, On-Schedule.

No-Risk Maximo Upgrades.

Upgrade Maximo. Transform your Business.

For more than a decade Cohesive has been providing Maximo upgrade services for organizations of varying industry focus and size. We have upgraded every version of Maximo to every newer version of Maximo. Our experience includes all Maximo Industry Solutions and Add-ons.

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A Maximo Upgrade Begins with Two Primary Activities

1. A discussion of your upgrade objectives and requirements.
2. An assessment of the existing Maximo system.

In most cases, these two steps can be completed quickly, and sometimes at minimal to no cost.

Cohesive’s certified Maximo professionals will team with you to assess your needs and help you determine the best Maximo upgrade path for your business and provide a responsible estimate to perform your Maximo upgrade.

Cohesive is your go-to consulting firm and system integrator when it comes to Maximo upgrades. We are known for reducing risks associated with Maximo upgrades and providing solutions to move your organization to your desired version of Maximo so you can take advantage of enhanced functionality offerings and a modern technology stack. We have the accumulated knowledge, tools, and processes to get you upgraded quickly including an option to ensure zero-downtime during the upgrade process.

Cohesive’s expertise in Maximo upgrades is well renowned across multiple industries. We have successfully upgraded many clients from any legacy Maximo version using the expertise of our consultants and our proven methodology.

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​Requirements Analysis and Business Process Review​

In order to truly transform your business through the upgrade process, it is important to clearly understand where you’re at and where you’re going. Cohesive takes the following steps to determine how best to optimize your use of Maximo during the upgrade.

Documentation of existing processes (as-is process)

Cohesive gathers and documents your business processes leveraging any existing documentation that may exist.

Applying your business processes to Maximo

When appropriate, Cohesive works to simplify existing business processes to better fit the Maximo application and thereby maximize the out-of-the-box functionally that Maximo provides.

Applying Maximo to business processes (Gap/Options Analysis)

Cohesive will match your business processes to functionality in Maximo and lay out options to effectively implement your desired processes. Options typically include solutions involving the configuration tools that are built directly into Maximo such as Application Designer, Database Configuration, Workflow, Escalations, Automation Scripts and Conditional Expression Manager.

Application of industry-specific best practices

Our thought leaders may suggest industry-specific best practices to your current processes and recommend areas of process improvement that can be applied to better align your organization with evolving standards, regulations, and practices

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Maximo Technical Upgrade

Generally speaking, there are three possible approaches to a Maximo upgrade project:

  • Use the IBM provided Maximo upgrade utilities to run the upgrade.
  • A fresh Installation of the new Maximo version and manually migrate data and components from the old system.
  • Perform a re-implementation of Maximo. This scenario arises when the gaps between the existing system and the desired system are significant.

Cohesive works with our clients to outline all options and recommend the best approach based on your current Maximo implementation and future goals.

Cohesive has conducted more Maximo upgrades than any other Maximo Business Partner. As such, we have significant experience upgrading any previous Maximo version to any newer version. This includes Maximo Industry Solutions and add-ons. Cohesive’s Maximo technical experience has been recognized by IBM and our customers!

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Functional Maximo Upgrade/Business Transformation

Often times a Maximo Technical Upgrade alone will not result in step change that significantly transforms your business. In order to truly improve your business and optimize your investment in Maximo, you need to review your major EAM business processes including Asset, Work, and Supply Chain Management.

Cohesive employs professionals that have worked in your industry and understand your business. Their business process engineering background provides an efficient and organized approach to your upgrade to achieve the greatest possible business outcome for your organization and specific industry.

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User Acceptance Testing

Once our team has completed comprehensive system testing, we will turn the system over to you for User Acceptance Testing (UAT). Under our guidance, Cohesive recommends you conduct thorough testing of all Maximo applications and components that are being deployed.

UAT involves end to end testing that replicates your Maximo usage processes, including approval flows, and automated generation of records. Cohesive can remain onsite throughout UAT to provide assistance, answer questions about functionality, provide ad-hoc training, and work through identified issues.

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Maximo Delta Training

Delta training focuses on the differences between your existing Maximo system and the upgraded version. This training consists of demonstration-based overview training with added focus on any areas that include new functionality.

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