MRO Software launches web site highlighting best practices in asset management


Mar 07, 2007

MRO Software, an IBM company, has launched a free Web site that aims to be the Web’s most comprehensive resource on the business and best practices of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM).
Built with the knowledge and experience that comes with IBM Maximo’s years of market leadership, the new EAM Resource Center site ( offers visitors a center of best practices, technical issues and thought leadership that is important to EAM professionals. Information topics provided by the EAM Resource Center include asset management, work management, service management, and the convergence of information technology and operational technology (IT and OT).
The site combines searchable static content like white papers, articles, analyst reports, and brochures with helpful Web links with interactive content such as discussion forums, surveys, Webcasts, and RSS feeds and blogs from third-party content providers. The site is clean and simple to navigate, with content organized by industry, business need and buying question, and by type.
Both independent- and IBM/MRO-authored content give visitors diverse research, discussion and educational tools and information. For example, an EAM maturity model improvement blueprint enables users to compare their EAM operations against industry best practices. With this tool they can create a personalized improvement plan with a custom impact forecast. Site visitors can see how their service organization stacks up against the best in the business in the delivery of high-quality asset management service. 
“MRO’s new EAM Resource Center is very easy to use and has a lot of excellent information,” said Ray Mair, manager of maintenance planning at CIMA Labs. “For anyone interested in enterprise asset management, this is a good starting point with lots of great ideas. There are many new features such as the online polling questions, which makes the site interesting, informative and interactive. I will definitely be back from time to time to see what is new.”