Looking at the EAM marketplace there seems to be a lot of discussion and uncertainty in the user base around reporting and which tool to use.
Using the market leading IBM Maximo as an example, so far we have had SQR, Actuate, BIRT, and now IBM is pushing COGNOS as a higher end approach. There is also a lot of BusinessObjects out there connected to Maximo and other EAM’s.
All these approaches have taken a long time to develop/re-develop and in my experience have not been effective in supporting continuous maintenance improvement.
The business case for using TIBCO Spotfire for Dashboards, KPI management/web reporting, and predictive and event driven analytics mashing together data from multiple sources can deliver extreme value in a short time.
Why burn thousands of development dollars on building yet another new reporting environment, specification, development/testing when you can install an analytics platform to monitor maintenance processes, sensor data, master data, reliability etc.?