Looking for more information on the new features in Maximo Asset Configuration Manager 7.5.1? The information center is a great place to learn more about flight log books , progressive inspection programs , and the new MSG-3 fields .
If you’re wondering how to create a flight log book setup record or what to do if you add a progressive inspection program that is already in progress , the... [More]
Firstly, let me introduce myself - my name is Sina Whiston and I am the Smarter Infrastructure L2 (Level 2) Support Manager in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Today I want to talk (or rather write) about product maintenance and hotfixes...
Let's get the terminology out of the way:
Fix Pack: refers to regular IBM Fix Pack releases, such as the newly released Maximo 18.104.22.168 Fix Pack
IFIX: Interim Fix - a cumulative hotfix pack - a bundling of various hotfixes in one pack, such as... [More]
Great news! Today, September 13, 2013, IBM Software released the 22.214.171.124 fix pack for Maximo Asset Management and Maximo Asset Management Essentials.
Information for Fix Pack 126.96.36.199 can be found here: http://ibm.co/162LnMZ
Additionally, you can find the list of corrected APARs for this fix pack here: http://ibm.co/15gJUIq
What's new in 188.8.131.52?
Here's a few highlights:
Runs On Support for WAS 8.5.5
Enhancements for Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC)
Are you a Maximo Asset Management customer at fixpack 184.108.40.206 or above? Would your Asset Management users like to complete their day-to-day activities more quickly AND type less? Then you should consider configuring the type-ahead feature on your Maximo Asset Management server.
To learn more, please read this article on our wiki, Configuring Type-ahead.
How well do you understand IBM Support?
Did you know that you can log, view and update PMRs (Problem Management Record) electronically via the SR (Service Request) tool?
Did you know that a Severity 1 PMR is defined as: Critical Impact/System Down: Business critical software component is inoperable or critical interface has failed. This usually applies to a production environment and indicates you are unable to use the program resulting in a critical impact on operations. This condition requires an immediate solution.
Did you... [More]
This webcast took place on September 10, 11:00 AM ET US
Download the Presentation Slides: 4263.Maximo Top 10 Straight Talk v4.pdf
Attendees will learn how Maximo Asset Management 7.5 expands on previous versions by delivering new features for supply chain management, enhanced migration manager, and improved work and asset management capabilities throughout the product driven by customer requirements. In addition, many exciting new optional capabilities in scheduling, mobile, health, safety and... [More]
DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER HERE
By Dave Megason
Maintenance departments in many different firms have struggled to keep up with asset management technology for a variety of reasons. They include a reluctance of certain department personnel to embrace the technology, reactive instead of proactive maintenance practices and poor perceptions of maintenance areas within the company.
This paper shares the wins, failures and lessons learned derived from three CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management... [More]
The webcast will take place on September 10, 11:00 AM ET USA
Attendees will learn how Maximo Asset Management 7.5 expands on previous versions by delivering new features for supply chain management, enhanced migration manager, and improved work and asset management capabilities throughout the product driven by customer requirements. In addition, many exciting new optional capabilities in scheduling, mobile, health, safety and environment and control desk are only available on the... [More]
By Randy McDaniel
Each organization has its own strategy, methods, and culture that define what, why, and how it does business. What matters most to an organization depends entirely on its leadership and ability to focus on data that matters, the resources it takes to effectively operate Maximo and the long-term commitment needed to achieve exceptional results.
Part of that commitment includes being able to develop a close reality between activities performed in asset management and your Maximo configuration.
Occasionally we receive PMRs related to Email Listener connectivity and after having the customer do a simple test using telnet, they're able to isolate the difficulty outside of Maximo (and the JavaMail API).
Examples of problems raised as PMRs include refused connections, timeouts, and invalid credentials.
The following three scenarios (POP3, IMAP, SMTP) will address how to validate protocol connectivity using basic authentication. Communication with your email server may differ slightly from... [More]
X is misunderstood. It can drive some to hold up a plane’s takeoff. Others may celebrate with unusual sounds or squirm in agony when faced with it on their tile board. Second only to Q and Z with its 8 point value, X should be recognized as a critical alphabetical character.
Report request page xml is also often misunderstood. Misconceptions exist on what the request page xml is, when it needs to be generated and when it doesn’t need to be generated. To minimize that... [More]
By Jason Verly
This blog covers the work that the Maximo Asset Configuration Manager (ACM) team has been doing recently, in particular the last ACM release and the capability for electronic Flight Log Book (eFLB). This is not a user guide, but a brief insight into the approach and how we went about it, so even if you don’t use ACM it will (hopefully) be interesting.
The Requirement for Automating the FLB for ACM:
The requirement to have an eFLB as part of Maximo ACM was driven by client demand to support the... [More]
This webcast will be held on August 29, 2013, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM ET, US
You have Maximo and you are ready to upgrade to the latest version. With its enhancements across usability, applications, and supply chain, IBM Maximo 7.5 offers numerous technical benefits to your maintenance and operations departments. Join Dave Dawson, Interloc’s VP of Professional Services and James Maxie, one of Interloc’s Senior Technical Consultants as they share best practices when preparing for your upgrades.... [More]
Facing a local customer need to have material around Maximo Calibration in portuguese in Brazil, made me consider to not only help translate some few materials for an urgent need but, also helped understand there was this need to create a local content web place for informative material around this industry solution.
Working with Calibration for more than five years allowed me to have experience enough to risk writing about it with relevant content. So I started with the opening of a public community inside developerWorks here -... [More]
You can search all the publications in the Information Centers for a particular string.
Enter your search string in the Search field.
Click the flashlight and click GO .
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Click Search scope .
Select Show only the following topics and click New .
Select the products that you own or that you are interested in searching and then click OK .
In this example, scope1 is chosen for the List name , and I BM Tivoli... [More]
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IN THIS ISSUE
Global Group Updates
User Group Meetings
TUC Member Interview
Todd Loveday , Maximo Project Manager, URS Corporation
Click here to view other TUC Member Interviews... [More]
Co-Authored by Dan Miller, Maximo developer
In his Best Practices for Configuring Tivoli process automation engine application document Scott Dickerson discussed relating two existing objects in a new relationship. Bruno Portaluri has also blogged on this subject where he has discussed linking Parent-Child records in Maximo by writing java code.
Dan Miller and I would like to show you how you can link parent – child records using Maximo applications (NO CODING!) and also show you how you can use the Child... [More]
Todd is the leader of the Mountain West Maximo User Group - join their meeting 8/4-8/6 in Park City, UT: http://tivoli-ug.org/ug/local/na/usa/ut/272/c/e/773.aspx
What is your title and role within your company?
I am the Maximo Project Manager at URS Corporation’s chemical demilitarization facility in Tooele, Utah as well as the Program Co-Director of the Mountain West Maximo User Group (MWMUG). Our facility is located.... Read more on the TUC
I didn’t see any faces on my toast this morning. But the tall oak outside my kitchen window gave me a very inquisitive look as I left the house. Really? Yes. Seeing is believing!
In the last few BiLogs, we’ve been talking about the metadata used in the Maximo-Cognos Report Integration. These discussions have included -
1. Defining the meta data, as a pre-joined, hierarchal collections of database object here
2. Capitalizing on... [More]
In Maximo 220.127.116.11 Fix Pack BIRT version was upgraded from 2.3.2 to 3.7.1. After upgrading from a pre-Maximo 18.104.22.168 version to Maximo 22.214.171.124 or higher version, sometimes BIRT immediate reports run but Direct Print and Scheduled reports fail. This might be an installation problem.
Check the number of files in applications\maximo\maximouiweb\webmodule\WEB-INF\birt\platform\plugins directory (do not include directories in this count). If you find more than 205 files then there is an installation problem. Both BIRT 2.3.2 and 3.7.1 files are... [More]
IBM wants to increase the value of your existing products by bringing you more content through the Integrated Service Management Library . Please take a moment to help us understand what kind of content would be most useful to you by answering this very brief survey.
The customized reports developed in BIRT and added to Maximo Base Services applications can be easily available at Industry Solutions cloned applications. To describe these steps, here is an example of adding a report from Work Order application (Maximo Base Services) to Work Order (Oil) application (Maximo for Oil and Gas).
Considering a customer who has developed a customized BIRT report in Work Order application and wants to make this report available at Work Order (Oil) application.
Customer's report... [More]
This entry assumes that you are already familiar with some of the prior Email Listener Service Management Connect content, especially the GMail series.
For your convenience, below is a list of the series thus far.
Lifting the Hood on JavaMail Communications
Email Listener Communications via GMail - Part I: Importing the SSL Certificate
Email Listener Communications via GMail - Part II: Configuring SMTP Over SSL
Email Listener Communications via GMail - Part III: Sending Service... [More]
Some rules are hard to follow. Not eating dessert before dinner. Always walking inside of the crosswalk. Not bringing my favorite Diet Raspberry Ice Tea to a movie theatre.
Business rules in Maximo specify product functionality. In the Maximo Cognos report integration, there are some key business rules to be aware of for the metadata publishing process we’ve been reviewing the last few weeks. As noted in the last entry, you can publish Report Object Structures... [More]
We've added a new widget to Maximo and SmartCloud Control Desk 7.5 to support Rich Text within the User Interface.
Existing customers upgrading to Maximo 7.5 should be aware of certain considerations to support the new Rich Text widget. New customers looking to integrate data with external systems should also be aware of how this Rich Text is handled at the integration layer. Please take a look at this presentation
A new feature added to Maximo 7.5 allows application users to export data directly from the application they work in and view/manage that data (.csv) in MS Excel. They also have the ability to make changes to the data in the spreadsheet and then import those changes back into Maximo. See the enablement document available at the link below for more information.