As part of the IBM Solution Health Initiative, customers with licenses for any of the TPAE products like Maximo, CCMDB and TSRM are entitled to download a suite of tools from IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) to help monitor the health of the system. Many clients have asked for implementation guidance and best practices. The following slides and white paper provide information on what you might want to monitor related to Maximo and why. Monitoring the Maximo Platform ITM Maximo ISM Jam Presentation As my dad used to say, anyone can swallow an... [More]
Looking for real world example when and how to use DELTA (Incremental) meters instead of ACTUAL (Cumulative) meters. Mark.Javaine@BP.com Thanks, Santini....
If you are an IBM client, business partner, consultant, or even a IBM Maximo developer you should be following the Maximo Development Best Practices when customizing Maximo Business Objects (MBO's). As a Maximo developer and Lab Advocate, I have dealt with many clients who have extended Maximo business objects and have made their own customizations. When extending the MBO's you should be aware that if done incorrectly, it could lead your end users to experience poor performance, out of memory errors and/or system crashes amongst... [More]
Coming in on a Monday morning after a great Red Sox win over
the Yankees last night…I can’t help wonder what is the biggest team win you’re
recently experienced. Was it the 2004
Red Sox World Series Championship? Or maybe a political lobby you have been
involved with for something like the approvals of Wind Turbines? Or maybe something simpler like your child’s music,
baseball, or lacrosse team win this weekend?
One of the biggest team wins I’ve recently been involved
with is with the release of our latest software, Maximo... [More]
In the last couple of Maximo releases, the Integration
Framework has been evolving to provide an improved user experience that will
assist you with the challenges involved with external system integration. For those of you who are not familiar with the Integration
Framework take a look at Maximo 7.5 info center for additional information on
how it enables Maximo to integrate data with other applications http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v49r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.mbs.doc/gp_intfrmwk/c_if_overview.html
Did you know that Auto-Locate hierarchy has been enhanced in Maximo Spatial 7.5. The text below describes the order and hierarchy of processing data in Maximo records that can possible generate a map position. The objective is simple. There is not always a direct link between the Maximo and GIS feature record. So rather than not display something in the map, try to find some information in the record that has a direct link to an object in the map or that can be geocoded using an address or GPS coordinates. This ultimately results in a better... [More]
…the tools that give us the power
of change. From the Faber Castell Eraser
that lets us fix the mistake on our college math test, the whiteout we use to
correct information on a form or the magical F2 and backspace keys that let us
fix our occasionally turbulent keystrokes.
Sadly, some things in life can’t
be edited. We can’t go back 25 years
ago to 1986 with our eraser and correct Bill Buckner’s fielding error with the
Red Sox that cost them the World Series, or buy oodles of Microsoft Stock when
it went public at... [More]
Throughout the last few BiLog’s
we’ve been introducing you to the new report features in the recently released
7.5 product – while keeping you immersed in acronyms, Boston Red Sox Trivia and
other amazing facts on erasers and how long it took to build Rome .
And while you may expect a trend
here to continue, let me take a slight detour
and introduce a new backronym, RTF. If
you’re not familiar with backronyms, it is where you have an acronym – and then
find the words to form one. So – while you
would expect RTF in this... [More]
One of the questions I am most
frequently asked is in regards to how item warranties are triggered.
In order to explain this, I
think it best to start with an example.
Say you are in the mood for
listening to some of your favorite tunes as you jog along the river bank. You head down to the local electronics store
and pick out a stylin’ device with headphones that match your sneakers.
Now, as is expected in our
society, you must pay for this item before you leave the store. Although the device has a... [More]
Have you ever encountered or built
a cairn ? Cairns
are stacks or formations of rocks that you can often see on hiking trails or
parks. Some believe they are used as
trail markers, while others state they are artistic monuments celebrating
nature. I saw a number of cairns while taking a break from teaching a course in Arizona last week, and added
my own interpretation while heading back from Squaw Peak Trail.
As I thought about this week’s
blog – I couldn’t help but think back to those really cool cairns and how they... [More]
Where can I find a link to the Maximo 7.5 JavaDocs for communicating with Maximo's MBOs? Our 7.1.x Java code is not working properly with 7.5. Thanks
Today I want to tell everyone about the new Maximo Mobile
Cookbook for Customizations. When I say cookbook, I mean a document that
provides the ‘recipes’ or instructions, for building some of the most common
modifications to the Maximo Mobile applications.
Have you ever wanted to add a few extra fields to one of the
screens in Maximo Mobile? How do you change the color of the high priority work
orders in your work list? Maybe you want to change the validation rules for a
certain field or enable a table window to support bar... [More]
On June 10, 2011, a new report option has been made available for Maximo 6 clients in the version 6.2.8 release. This option extends our current suite of reporting tools to enable the user of BIRT reporting thru a Maximo version 7 instance. This new integration is called Version 7 Report Integration, or V7RI.
The V7RI integration utilizes the ERI, External Report Integration to integrate your existing Maximo 6 environment to a version 7 Environment, which is configured for reporting only.
To enable this... [More]
People often ask me about Linear Asset Manager. Not
what it does - but why the product was developed in the first place.
Here's the story...
In May 2005, Don Beahm, who was the lead product manager for
Maximo Transportation, and who now works for Accenture, stood before me and
drew a line on the whiteboard. "This
is a linear asset," he said. "It is not a pump, and Maximo should not
treat it like a pump." He went on to explain that linear assets have
characteristics that change over distance. On... [More]
Choices. Every aspect
of our lives is packed with them.
Firefox, Chrome or IE? Small,
Medium, Large or Jumbo? Mouse or
touchpad? Blueberry pie – with or
without ice cream? Shoes, Sneakers or flip flops? To tweet or not to tweet? Keeping with that trend, we are now enabling you additional
choices for your development of V7 reports with the delivery of Portrait Report
Report Templates are one of a few different ways your report
developers can create custom reports in the Version 7 Report Design Tool.... [More]