End of Support for IBM Maximo 7.6.1.x
September 30, 2025

The End of Support for IBM Maximo 7.6.1.x in 2025: It’s Time for an Upgrade to MAS 8 Version

As organizations rely increasingly on enterprise solutions like IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) to manage their assets, keeping software up-to-data is very crucial for maintaining functionality and security of the systems. However, the clock is ticking for the organizations those are still utilizing IBM Maximo EAM version 7.6.1.x, IBM will officially End Support for this version of Maximo on September 30, 2025, after which IBM will no longer be providing critical fixes, patches, or security updates. This means leaving users vulnerable to security risks, lacking access to critical updates and patches, and ultimately hindering their ability to optimize asset performance.

This informative blog delves into the implications of Maximo 7.6.1.x end of support and provides valuable insights to help organizations prepare for a seamless and smooth transition from the older version to the new version i.e. Maximo Application Suite 8.

Why Should You Upgrade? The Risks of Staying with Maximo 7.6.1.x

If you are continuing with IBM Maximo 7.6.1.x version after 2025 poses significant risks to your organization:

Security Vulnerabilities: Your system becomes increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks due to the lack of access to critical security updates and patches, jeopardizing sensitive data and operational efficiency at high risks.

Limited Functionality: Maximo 7.6.1.x will no longer receive enhancements or new features, hindering your ability to adapt to evolving business needs and exploit technological advancements.

Compliance Risks: Staying on an unsupported system may leads to violations of violate regulatory compliance requirements, resulting in legal and financial repercussions.

Performance Issues: Older software versions are more prone to bugs and crashes, hence it can impact your productivity and operational efficiency.

Limited Support: Without official IBM support, troubleshooting and resolving technical issues will become increasingly challenging, leading to disruptions and downtime.

End of Support Announcement (EOS) For Maximo 7.6.1

April 2024: End Of Sale of Licenses

Until April 19th, 2024, current clients can continue adding new users. However, after this deadline date, the corresponding part number will be discontinued and removed from the IBM catalogue. To incorporate additional users after that, clients must migrate their license management to AppPoints

September 2025: End of Standard Support

The final annual renewal period for standard support will be in September 2024, with support ending the following September in 2025. After September 2024, renewals will be offered on a monthly basis until the program’s official end date.

However, customers have the option to purchase one year of Extended and up to five years of Sustained Support. For more information, visit the IBM Extended and Sustained Support Offerings page. 

Don’t Wait, Upgrade Today!

By upgrading to the newer version of Maximo, you can gain access to

  • New Features and Enhancements
  • Advanced Functionality
  • Enhanced Security
  • Meets Compliance Requirements
  • Improve the Performance
  • Dedicated Support

Conclusion

Are you still on Maximo EAM 7.6 or an older version that is no longer supported by the IBM? It is recommended that all users to Migrate or Upgrade to the latest version of IBM Maximo Application Suite (MAS) 8. By strategically planning and executing your migration or upgrade process, you can ensure a seamless transition, mitigate risks, and unlock the full potential of Maximo’s latest features and functionalities.

Don’t wait till the last minute! Start planning your Upgrade to Maximo Application Suite 8 or later today to stay ahead of the End of Support (EOS) curve and ensure your asset management system remains secure, reliable, and future-proof.

If you have any other questions about the end of support for IBM Maximo 7.6.1.x, reach to us on sales@pragmaedge.com, Pragma Edge Team can help you out in this process.

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