Frequently asked Questions

The following IBM Maximo Application Suite frequently asked questions and answers provide you with general and frequently used or required installation, configuration, and replication-related information.

IBM Maximo Application Suite

Get the most value from your enterprise assets with Maximo Application Suite. It’s a single, integrated cloud-based platform that uses AI, IoT and analytics to optimize performance, extend asset lifecycles and reduce operational downtime and costs.
With market-leading technology from IBM Maximo®, you’ll have access to configurable CMMS, EAM and APM applications, along with streamlined installation and administration, plus a better user experience with shared data and workflows.

Read the following IBM Maximo Application Suite frequently asked questions and answers.

Maximo® Asset Management version includes enhancements to authorization for object structures and enhancements to reports.


The Maximo Application Suite allows users to sign on to a single, integrated platform to access key monitoring, maintenance, and reliability applications across the business. Not only does it help remove data silos, it enhances data sharing with integrated user experience and shared administrative controls for enterprise-scale execution

  • Maximo Manage (CMMS/EAM)
  • Maximo Monitor
  • Maximo Visual Inspection
  • Maximo Health
  • Maximo Predict
  • Maximo Mobile

Simplify deployment to support business growth – Start with what you need and then easily install additional applications as your business needs grow

Businesses can access the entire suite with one single entitlement. Users in the organization will have a pool of points that will allow them to seamlessly move from one application to another, as needed. This enables organizations to pay for only what they use.

  • Remotely monitor all your operations
  • Bring AI into your operations to detect anomalies
  • Manage your maintenance—anytime, anywhere
  • Make the technician’s job more productive
  • Understand and act on the health of your assets
  • Create a safer workspace for everyone

You can now configure authorization for data loaded through integration object structures. In the Object Structures application, developers can use the new Configure Object Structure Security action to define and implement signature options (sigoptions) for an object structure. In the Security Groups application, security administrators can now grant user access to a specific object structure. Users who are associated to an inbound integration transaction can be granted read, insert, save, and delete access


When an action exists and is used in the API, the action can be associated with a signature option that limits access to the action. Action associations are available only for object structures that have a Consumed By value that is equal to INTEGRATION or OSLC

IBM Maximo is a web-based Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) solution, the leader in the world. IBM Maximo is an Enterprise asset management solution (equipment, installations, buildings, etc) and services including; purchasing, inventory, management of locations, service desk, and work planning.

Information that you enter into an application is stored as data in the Maximo database. The relational structure of the database means that you can view the same data in different ways, from different applications.

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