If your maintenance techs need to manage work orders on the go, this app brings the full power of IBM Maximo to their phones

by Brianna Crandall — November 30, 2020 — InterPro Solutions, which offers a unique suite of mobile solutions designed exclusively for IBM Maximo, just launched a major upgrade to its flagship EZMaxMobile solution, which brings the full functionality of Maximo to a mobile app.

According to InterPro, IBM Maximo is the top facilities management (FM) software in the world, used by millions of operations and maintenance professionals to manage complex facilities and field environments. InterPro offers a suite of Maximo mobile apps built exclusively for Maximo that O&M teams need to do their jobs efficiently and effectively without the cost, complexity and service impacts of available alternatives.

InterPro EZMaxMobile 6.0 Work Order screenshot

For maintenance techs managing work orders on the go, EZMaxMobile app brings the full power of IBM Maximo to their phones — now faster and easier to extend. Image courtesy InterPro

Juliana Beauvais, research manager, Enterprise Applications at IDC, stated:

2020 has brought a new urgency to mobile workforce empowerment for effective enterprise asset management. Organizations are exploring more automated, mobile, and contactless solutions to promote worker health and safety. IDC predicts that by 2022, 75% of organizations will use mobile solutions to improve unstructured data collection at the point of activity, better support remote/hybrid workers, and optimize resource productivity. Application vendors are listening to the needs of facility and maintenance management teams, rolling out new functionality for improved user experiences, responsiveness and accuracy.

This latest version of EZMaxMobile — version 6.0 — reportedly retains everything users love about the app, and adds a fresh, modern user interface (UI).

New features include:

  • An updated Start Center with new cards to ease navigation;
  • Enhanced speed and responsiveness throughout the application;
  • A move to Angular, a web application framework that not only enables significantly faster UI changes, but also lets teams quickly configure customized business processes;
  • Improved tools to extend online capabilities for offline use — an important consideration for organizations that have technicians working in locations without a reliable data connection;
  • A new foundation for cross-app integration across the EZMax Suite, as well as external applications; and
  • Enhancements to InterPro’s patented sync technology, making its industry-leading offline performance even faster than it already is.

Bill Fahey, InterPro Solutions co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO), remarked:

InterPro’s EZMaxMobile 6.0 sets the bar for the next generation of Maximo mobility, enabling continuous improvement, unparalleled app performance and increased mobile functionality for the next decade. The improvements we’ve made in this version, particularly adopting Angular to accelerate UI changes and easily customize business processes, and the enhanced app speed — critical to user satisfaction — further extend EZMaxMobile’s lead over all other options in the Maximo mobility space.

Clarita Solutions Pty Ltd, an Australian enterprise asset management consultancy and InterPro partner since 2015, is reportedly keen to introduce clients to the new release.

David Lestani, director and Asset Management Practice lead at Clarita, explained:

We partnered with InterPro after evaluating other Maximo mobile solutions. The selection ultimately boiled down to speed and ease of use straight out of the box. Other options were just too cumbersome to deploy or too slow for our clients to make any significant improvement in their asset management performance. EZMaxMobile, by contrast, has been a delight. It’s straightforward to implement, easy to configure and helps our clients harness the power of Maximo, no matter where they are working. Their technicians adopted it immediately. EZMaxMobile 6.0, with its enhanced speed and responsiveness, fresh UI, and the introduction of Angular, is an exciting proposition for the future of Maximo mobility.

To learn more about InterPro’s EZMaxMobile, visit the company’s website.

InterPro Solutions, an IBM Business Partner, offers what it describes as the first and only suite of mobile enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions designed exclusively for IBM Maximo — using native Maximo rules, permissions and datastores — eliminating double updates, data lags and synchronization failures. InterPro’s EZMax Suite expands upon native Maximo capabilities to mirror the way people actually work, with intuitive interfaces, bold graphics, and rich functionality, allowing operations and maintenance professionals to do their jobs efficiently and effectively without the cost, complexity and service impacts of available alternatives.