eSolutions Maximo named an IBM Premier Business Partner at the Maximo Middle East User Group Conference 2008

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, January 15 - 2008 @ 09:59

The eSolutions Maximo Middle East User Group Conference is held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, the UAE Minister of Economy and will run for three days from 14th -16th January, 2008 with the theme ‘Innovation that Matters’ at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City.

The IBM Premier Business Partner title, awarded to eSolutions Maximo is part of IBM’s PartnerWorld program and comprises of three membership levels – Member, Advanced and Premier. The Premier program is awarded only to top-performing IBM Business Partners and officially recognizes these companies for their overall contributions and value to their customers and IBM.

The three day bi-annual Middle East User Group Conference will bring together Maximo customers and partners as well as international and regional IT and business managers who are looking for a practical solution to enhance their asset management needs.

The Maximo Middle East User Group Conference is being organized by eSolutions who have represented Maximo in the Middle East since 1996 and have trained over 19,000 Middle East Maximo users in the past eleven years.

The theme of the 2008 conference will be “Innovation that Matters” and will deal with how business processes evolve and how innovative technology can help user organizations meet related challenges. The primary aim of this major business and educational conference is to enable attendees to get an insight into how they can gain maximum benefit from their Maximo solution implementation by increasing their awareness of what the system can actually do in practice.

“We take great pride in hosting the largest Maximo User Group event outside of the United States. The Middle East User Group conference is an invaluable forum for regional users of the most prolific asset management software with a 15% global market share, to network with peers and meet with IBM executives, eSolutions team and industry experts,”

said Gaby Matar, Group Managing Partner, eSolutions.

“We’ve invited some of the leading and influential players in asset management as well as the various verticals that utilise Maximo to join us at the conference,” continued Matar.

Presentations will focus on industry and tactical usage of the IBM Maximo Asset and Service Management Solutions, integration and return on investment, functional add-ons, and how streamlining the supply chain for maintenance and repair items can increase organizational operational efficiency.

Industry leaders to speak in the plenary meetings include;
• Al Zollar, Worldwide General Manager, Tivoli Software, IBM software Group
• Keith Sheardown, General Manager- Technology Solutions, Bombardier Transportation, Services – a world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions
• Nabil Ghaleb, Materials Management Department Head, Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO) – the operating company responsible for the processing of natural and associated gas from onshore oil operations in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
• Noel Grinsted, Founder Member, Institute of Asset Management UK – the independent organisation for professionals dedicated to furthering knowledge and understanding of Asset Management.

The conference will be divided into three parts, each lasting a day. The first day will include a group plenary presenting topics of general interest, the second will consist of breakout sessions based on industry sectors (Oil & Gas, Utilities, Government & Transportation, Facilities Management, IT Service Management), and the third will focus on training workshops for best practices. The conference will also include a gala dinner with international entertainers where participants can maximize networking opportunities in a relaxed and less formal environment.

Consisting of six key management modules — asset, work, service, contract, materials and procurement management — Maximo helps to maximize return on assets, enabling the development of comprehensive programs for preventive, predictive, routine and unplanned maintenance. Together, these programs contribute to reducing costs, up to 25% on inventory saving and up to 20% maintenance efficiency, and increasing asset uptime. Maximo also has the largest market share globally at 15% with approximately 75% of UAE Oil Industry and 80% of UAE Utilities Industry users.

Maximo, a completely scalable solution with dual language support in both English and Arabic, is built on a Java™ 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE™) component-based Internet architecture, seamlessly fitting in any modern enterprise technology infrastructure and integrating easily with business systems.

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