Porto Alegre: A smarter city that keeps its citizens moving

Accelerating essential road maintenance response time by 50 percent with help from IBM and Procempa

Published on 12 Mar 2013

By consolidating our distributed asset management systems into a private cloud, we benefit from reduced IT operational costs as well as increased security—which is especially important for our mobile Maximo applications.

Walfrido Goulart, Data center manager, Procempa

Porto Alegre


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With 1.5 million citizens, Porto Alegre is the capital city of Brazil’s southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul. For more than 30 years, the city has used IT innovation to drive continual improvements to public services. As part of this long-standing commitment, Porto Alegre’s municipal government founded its own IT company—Procempa—in 1977. Today, Procempa employs 500 people and hosts over 300 operational-management, asset-management and line-of-business applications for Porto Alegre’s local government.

Business need
Porto Alegre wanted to improve quality of life for citizens by keeping its growing population moving. To reduce road closures, the city needed to increase the efficiency of its maintenance processes.

The city implemented an asset management solution based on IBM® Maximo® software on Linux for System z®. Data on maintenance activities is displayed in near-real time on a digital map of the city.

Accelerates essential maintenance work, reducing road closures. Projected to achieve a 50 percent reduction in response times, and a 30 percent reduction in backlogs. Estimated to deliver a 60 percent reduction in TCO.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Maximo for Utilities, Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases, Maximo Mobile Work Manager, DB2 for Linux, Tivoli OMEGAMON DE for Linux on zSeries, Maximo Asset Management, WebSphere Application Server, z/VM, Rational Team Concert, Rational Software Architect, Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Linux on zSeries, z/OS, Maximo Spatial Asset Management, InfoSphere Data Architect, Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for DB2 on z/OS, IBM Security AppScan Standard

Storage, Storage: XIV, System z, System z: System z10, z Systems : z10 Systems Business Class (z10 BC)

Asset Management, Cloud Computing, Cloud & Service Management, Enabling Business Flexibility, High Availability, Information Management Foundation, Smarter Planet, System z Software

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