IBM Maximo Asset Management (or ‘Maximo’ in short) is an integrated key productivity tool and a database designed to manage all the asset types of an organization in one single solution platform. Maximo, built on a SOA(Service Oriented Architecture) delivers a complete view of all asset types, their locations and conditions, work processes that support them and also provides control, optimal planning, compliance capability and audit.
Maximo database provides crucial information about asset resources, their configuration, key attributes and their logical and physical relationships to other resources.
Using Maximo user interface, you can build Key Performance Indicators(KPI) to manage asset locations and their conditions, and generate automated action depending on the changes. You can create, monitor, notify, assign and report on important process components right from beginning to end point such as purchase orders, work orders, service desk tickets, including status, and so forth. For better productivity and communication in future aspects, you can add attachments, urls, pictures and maps to each task or record. All these aspects are detailed in IBM Maximo Training in a clear and precise manner.
Galvanic Presence Of Maximo In Oil & Gas Industry:
Maximo for oil & gas company adds a feather of industry-specific performance to Maximo Asset Management, by that delivering the following functionalities or capabilities that are designed to gear up operational excellence.
Apart from the above mentioned, there are other concentric areas like Procurement, Risk Analysis, Regulatory Compliance, Investigations, Incident Management, Failure reporting, IBM Integrated Information Framework Integration, Materials Management, Operator’s Log, Linear Asset Modeling, Risk Matrices and Solutions wherein Maximo is the reason for effective operational excellence achievement by Oil & Gas industry.
Oil & Gas industry is a critical sector for any nation and Maximo is supporting this sector facing evolving and complex issues in operational processes. Maximo solution provides necessary Internet of Things (IoT) applications in collecting valuable information, knowledge, improving operational efficiency, operate and manage mission-critical assets productively and safely. As oil and gas companies are growing though at a slower rate, but have smarter software solutions like Maximo for new upcoming projects in this energy space.
Numbered lists in Birt reports do not in sync with Maximo Birt report output when working with a Maximo UI record that has a rtf formatted Long Description.
This is logged as a Bug at the Birt Eclipse sit for version 3.7.1 and still remains at Status: OPEN since 2013.
Bug 422063 - Numbered bullets do not increment correctly
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Create a rtf formatted longdescription, i.e. in Job Plans, like this:
Use the buttons for „Numbered List“, „Bullet List“ and „Indent“ to format text
Run a report which displays this longdescription, i.e. Job Plan Details:
The numbering differs between Maximo and Birt.
I was recently asked the question "Do you know if Maximo 184.108.40.206 supports Cognos 10.2.2"?
The answer is no.
To which the next question was "do you know if there's a web site / resource to show the supported version as the Maximo Product Matrix does not contain information on Cognos?"
Maximo Product Matrix
The EXT_Platform_Matrix.xls is the document which contains the confirmation that Maximo 750x only supports upto Version 10.1.1 .
Maintenance managers across industries are forced to improve their business. In the increasingly competitive market the maintenance department needs to add more value to the overall company results. Fortunately, many maintenance organizations contain a value potential that has not yet been realised. But where is this treasure hidden and how can it be revealed? Should you focus on uptime or on cost reduction? And how important is safety, health & environment with respect to value creation?
Questions that can only be answered with the right maintenance and reliability information. Although this information is often captured in IBM Maximo, it is rarely used to steer maintenance performance. Today you can create new and innovative KPI Dashboards that are built in IBM Cognos technology and are fully integrated with IBM Maximo. When you use the out of the box Cognos functionalities you will be able to create a powerfull Performance Management environment.
Watch a demo movie on youtube to get a good idea Demo movie VDM Inside
Maintenance KPIs Dashboards
The idea of a dashboard is simple. When you start up a dashboard, the first thing you need to see is your overall maintenance performance represented by a fixed number of key performance indicators like in example above. Each KPI then shows the performance of one of the competences in a maintenance organization: Cost Control, Asset Utilization, SHE Management, Reliability Engineering, Planning & Preparation, Maintenance Execution, MRO Supply Chain Management, Service Supply Chain Management, Skill & Tool Management and Equipment Knowledge Management.
Management by exception
Using the out of the box Cognos functionality you can conditionally format a dashboard. Using the the conditional colour, a KPI tells you if your performance meets your target. You should consider setting targets per time period and for each location in your Maximo system. KPIs that deviate from your target are then displayed in red and are subject for further analysis. By using colours, management will be stimulated to focus on areas that need improvement. Prioritize on things that create the greatest economic added value.
Drill down analysis
Using Cognos drill down/drill through functionality you can make your application even more powerfull. It will help you to explain why certain KPIs deviate from target. Which assets, planner group, reliability engineer, maintenance team, contractor and/or stores are responsible for the measured underperformance? By clicking on a KPI, you will be able to enter a preconfigured dashboard.
These graphs help you to indentify the root cause of your problem. A further drill down analysis is possible by double clicking on each graph in the dashboard. More detailed graphs can be consulted, until you have found the root cause that can be solved by a corrective action from management. These actions can be logged in the system and monitored on their contribution to the performance improvement. The strength of the predefined drill downs lies in the fact that you do not have to reinvent the wheel each time you need to do the analysis of a deviation.
Besides drilling down data, it is also possible to roll up data.This way you can create a benchmarking module where the KPIs of an asset can be compared against KPIs of similar assets from the same organization. It is even possible to group assets into a division and perform a benchmark analysis between different divisions of an organization. These kinds of analyses are especially useful in multi site maintenance organizations.
Thing to consider are using a data warehouse, develop a Dimensionally Modelled Relational Package to benefit from drill down functionality, use predefined standard applications to reduce the time to implement your performance management solution.
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