Maven offers quite a bit as a enterprise build tool. It can help ensure that standards are followed and offers support for automated testing. This tool is actually really simple to install. It is just a matter of unpacking it and adding it to your path.
This is described on a lot of locations on the internet.
The nice thing about most of the major linux distributions is that most major packages provide a package to install Maven. This takes care of both the installation and setup of the path.
However, in my test this also installed a lot of other java packages that should not have been necessary.
apt-get install maven