IBM and MRO Software have formed a strategic alliance to jointly market and sell e-business solutions that address Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) business needs on a global basis.
According to the agreement, IBM and MRO Software will initially target companies in the energy and utilities and public sector markets, followed by other industries.
These solutions will be co-marketed and sold based on IBM platforms and implemented co-operatively with IBM Global Services.
Technologies supported in the agreement include IBM’s WebSphere Internet infrastructure software, the IBM eServer (pSeries and xSeries) hardware platform, AIX operating system and DB2 Data Management software along with MRO Software’s asset management solution, MAXIMO.
MRO Software will bundle WebSphere with its MAXIMO asset management software. IBM will provide consulting, customisation and integration services for joint IBM and MRO Software opportunities.