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SRO Solutions creates a ’complete’ IBM Maximo digitisation package for maritime firms.

SRO Maximo for Marine

SRO Solutions is launching the complete digitisation package created to date for maritime firms using IBM’s Maximo (EAM) enterprise asset management software.

SRO Solutions was originally responsible for bringing IBM’s industry-leading Enterprise Asset Management software to the marine and offshore industries bringing all their expertise together in an off-the-shelf product that is pre-configured with the most common configurations and workflows to get maritime clients up and running in a fraction of the time.

Customers can take advantage of a central solution hosted in the cloud via a subscription package. If you wish to host Maximo on vessels with poor connectivity, SRO can supply them with a preconfigured ‘on premise’ Maximo instance that replicates data using SDR.

Maximo allows companies to streamline their global operations, from procurement to contract management, achieving greater efficiency, improved productivity and cost savings by harvesting data from their assets and ensuring a smarter, end-to-end asset lifecycle approach.

SRO managed to take the Maximo software through the approval process of the world’s leading classification societies, DNV and others, reassuring clients that the solution satisfies relevant class and legal obligations. The offering has integration capabilities that allow remote surveying to be conducted, meaning fewer on-site audits are required.

We’re opening this now proven solution, up to a wider market, via a subscription model to take away the pain of primitive computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS). Maximo for Marine allows clients to tweak the configurations to suit their business. Still, he essentially gives a starting point that is fit for purpose, fully hosted for a monthly fee with a small implementation cost. SRO Solutions can quickly take a company’s data from existing systems and give them a full operating system. The clients can benefit from the extra modules we have developed, specific to the maritime and offshore industries.

IBM’s R&D in 2019 alone was $6 billion, with an estimated $30-40 million on Maximo, ensuring it remains at the forefront of intelligent asset management across industries. Millions of executives, operators and technicians begin their workdays by opening the software, which provides monitoring, predictive maintenance, computer vision, safety and reliability in a single platform.

Automated workflow processes allow marine sector clients to automate reviews, approvals, data validation and record creation. At the same time, preconfigured dashboards keep users informed about the parts of the business which are relevant to them.

The pre-configured solution from SRO allows all crew members – from the captain to the fourth Engineer – to access information on a role-specific dashboard rather than wading through the entire system to find the data they are looking for.

SRO’s supplementary modules include a crewing app; STCW certification and training compliance; timekeeping and handover tools for watchkeeping, plus logbook entries; near-miss reporting; and an app for manifesting to assist with the complex management of delivered goods.

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About the author

Tony Lackey

Tony Lackey

Tony is a co-founder and Managing Director of SRO Solutions. An ex-seafarer himself, he was persistently striving to bring IBM's Maximo EAM to the marine industry. With a strong engineering background and innovative ideas, Tony has brought SRO to become IBM's Gold Business Partner and become one of the leading Maximo houses in the UK.  

"We've created a quick-start version of Maximo with pre-configured marine applications to meet classification requirements."

Tony Lackey, Managing Director at SRO Solutions

"The end client will get an enterprise-level system that is future proof and constantly being developed"

Tony Lackey, Managing Director at SRO Solutions

SRO Maximo for Marine Sector Benefits

  • Founded by marine engineers
  • Strong marine heritage
  • Understand industry regulations
  • Offshore maintenance and onshore procurement
  • Saves time, money and manpower
  • Data replication and synchronization capability
  • Aligned to the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)

Our heritage and unrivalled Maximo knowledge within the sector positions SRO Solutions as the partner of choice for Maximo marine implementations.

"Instead of the captain spending days typing up crew members, their passport numbers, yellow fever vaccination records, COVID vaccinations and other documents, they can pull it all together in a crewing app. The vessel will also have full contact details for the crew at their fingertips.
It means they can print out a report to get past immigration, as well as allowing them to create travel records for disembarking and embarkation processes."

Tony Lackey, Managing Director at SRO Solutions