Your private Maximo cloud
In most cases, the cloud option is the way to go–deploy fast, keep focus on EAM rather than IT, pay as you go, integrate with your other backends & rely on solid SLAs. Making the right decision is a first, crucial decision for your company.
Factors to Consider
What should you think about when deciding between an on-site implementation or a private, Maximo cloud implementation?
In addition to cost and internal IT capabilities, there are other significant business considerations when choosing between a private cloud and an in-house EAM solution.
|LICENSING||One time per user license costs, estimating maximum, named users, plus maintenance per that maximum number. Difficult for the business to manage accurately and cost-effectively.||No up front costs. Or, if you have licenses, transferable. Subscription costs monthly include upgrades, updates, patches and support and are determined by actual usage.|
|ADAPTABILITY||Build the system much bigger than you need right now because you need to handle growth. If the business or usage shrinks, you still have the same, large system.||Changes to your business mean you can easily scale up or scale down usage, ensuring adaptability to business needs.|
|USABILITY||Use of systems, particularly external to the physical location of the servers, now needs special access, usually VPNs or other cumbersome remote access solutions.||Access through secure browsers is simply part of the private cloud architecture making usage easy and productive.|
|ACCESS||Mobility for non-local access is often difficult when the service is maintained on corporate servers.||Mobility is assumed to be part of the integration objectives in a cloud-based environment for the business's on-the-go needs.|
|COMPLIANCE||Data management, backups and other legal and regulatory compliance requirements used to be only achievable if you managed in house. This does give complete control.||Today, most compliance requirements can be met and adjusted in your private cloud. And, from a business perspective, the SLA's can ensure timely compliance as well.|
|QUALITY OF SERVICE||Changes happen often in businesses that are difficult to make a priority to internal IT: ensuring common UI's across systems, changing data structures, adding new business units and so on.||A private cloud comes with services to ensure that quality of service is reliably maintained: it's part of what you are paying for over time.|
|IMPLEMENTATION SPEED||Because your EAM system is part of an overall, internal IT architecture, ramping up a new system or making any significant changes requires more time.||Options are available to ramp up quickly.|