Maximo Everyplace is Now Available - check out trial code offer!
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Today's entry comes from Lori Landesman, Product Designer/Architect for IBM Maximo Everyplace.
Maximo Everyplace is finally available to the public! The product had its general release (a product bar mitzvah, if you will), on August 27. As a reminder, Maximo Everyplace provides access to Maximo via certain mobile browsers. When you buy the product, you get extra Application Designer features to make designing for small, mobile touchscreens easier so that your users can use Maximo from their smartphones or tablets, wherever they have connectivity.
Maximo Everyplace has been available as a limited release for a year now, but only for iPhones and iPod touches. With the general release, we've expanded device support to iPads as well as devices running the Android operating system at version 2.1 or higher. In addition, Everyplace is now available in all the same languages as Maximo.
The other exciting new development is that you can try Maximo Everyplace without having to purchase it. We've put together a trial-version package that includes IBM Maximo Asset Management and Maximo Everyplace so that you can download it, configure some apps and then use them on your smartphone or tablet. When you download the trial version, you get 90 days of usage. After that, you won't be able to log in anymore. Because of the expiring license, you'll need to install this in a separate environment from any Maximo products you currently have so that they don't expire, too. And, to use the trial version, you'll already need to have an app server and database up and running; those aren't included in the install. If you want to give it a whirl, you can download the trial version.
Both the trial version and the official product ship with two sample XMLs that demonstrate the kind of UI design that we think works well for Maximo when it's going to be used on a small touchscreen. One is a scaled-down version of the Work Order Tracking application that's intended to be used by a maintenance manager, for example, who might want to change status on work orders wherever he is. The other sample application is a self-service application that someone could use to report a problem they encounter, like a leaking pipe in a building.
When I talk to
potential customers, I hear about a range of users for Everyplace, as
well as numerous apps they're considering configuring for workers who
have smartphones and tablets, and the connectivity to access Maximo
from a range of locations. Are you interested in using Maximo this
way? How do you want to use Maximo when you're not at your desk? Let me know your thoughts by commenting on this blog entry......