Maven is a simple build automation tool which is used with Java projects. Maven is also defined as a comprehensive project management tool. It aims to provide the developers a complete and detailed build life cycle framework of an application.
Maven ease up the task of developers in checking a build status, generating reports (basically javadocs) and setting up the automated build process and monitor the same.
The ease of source code compilation, distribution, documentation, collaboration with different teams and other vital tasks are seamless by using maven.