Millions of executives, operators and technicians begin their workdays by opening their CMMS or EAM systems. More of them will open IBM Maximo® than any other Enterprise Asset Management solution. I am very proud to announce that IDC has recognized IBM as a leader in its 2020 report, “MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled, Asset-Intensive EAM Applications.” 1
The IDC report indicates that pragmatic innovation played an important role in the assessments of nine prominent EAM providers. I believe that no organization is more committed to “innovation that matters” than IBM is. In 2019, IBM was awarded a record 9,262 patents2, more than any other organization. And we topped the list for the 27th consecutive year. Additionally, IBM spent $5.99 billion on R&D3. We are proud of our continuing investments in the technology, resources and embedded knowledge that drive the Maximo platform.