Hi again! It's been a little while since my last entry so I thought I'd get back to it today with a three part series on one of my favorite Maximo topics and that's Linear Assets. In the first installment of the series we'll take a look at what linear assets are, in the second installment we'll look at a use case and then in the final installment we'll look at some of various industries that linear assets might be useful for.
Linear Assets is an add-on component to core Maximo that extends asset... [More]
MxLoader is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that allows to quickly and easily query and load data into IBM Maximo, IBM SmartCloud Control Desk (SCCD) and other TPAE based applications.
In this article I will show how simple it is to load data into Maximo from an Excel sheet using MxLoader. First of all, download MxLoader from the developerWorks community . To have a quick overview of the tool I suggest you to watch this 4 minutes video .
When you open MxLoader you are typically prompted... [More]
August 6th, 2014 at 11:00 AM ET, US
Maximo Inventory Insights is a pre-configured inventory decision support system, delivered as a service, to help you minimize the costs associated with inventory trending to both over-stock and out-of-stock conditions. Want to know more about Maximo Inventory Insights, but don’t know where to begin? Learn about how easy it is to set up Maximo Inventory Insights and take it for a free trial. During this webcast, you will also learn about the underlying analytics that drive... [More]
Maximo for Service Providers version 7.5.3
Maximo® for Service Providers version 7.5.3 introduces features to automate the billing of price schedules, enable continuous billing of price schedules, specify condition-based pricing for service items and work order items and services, specify preferred vendors for work, and more.
Automated billing of price schedules
Simplify billing processes with automated billing of all price schedules in a customer agreement. When price schedules are... [More]
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Tucson Electric Power’s use of a disconnected mobile GIS application for distribution vegetation management throughout their service area has enabled improvements in planning, process, and data collection validation to increase productivity and compliance. Now receiving daily updates of work performed, management visibility, contractor reliability, and customer service has also increased.
In Maximo Mobile there is a file called Mobilestyles.xml located in the following directory
This files is where you can change the color of the text, in my example I will use red.
This is a color predefined in the colors.xml located in the same directory
Open the mobilestyles.xml using a text editor and look for the following section,
<style name="startctrfgcolor"... [More]
Earlier this year, I blogged on installing IBM Installation Manager, without getting into too much detail, actually. I recently followed that up with a step-through migrating profiles from WebSphere 7.0 to WebSphere 8.5.5. I seem to have forgotten an important step, huh? Yep, that's right. This week's blog post will be all about How to Get Your Blog Posts In Order.
First, the link to the Installation Manager install blog post
Second, the link to the first Migrating profiles blog post... [More]
QUICK OVERVIEW ......... If you know how it works and just want to look at logging, look below for 'Basic Debugging'
VMMSYNC is a crontask provided within Maximo products. As with all crontasks it can be set to run at regular intervals.
The crontask makes contact with a component of WebSphere called VMM (Virtual Member Manager) via API calls.
The calls will be actioned against a federated repository and will request information on users, groups and group assignments from within the federated... [More]
This is a cross post from Ser vice Man agem ent 360 sit e .
Would you like to configure your Maximo Anywhere solution to show additional fields?
In this blog " How to add a read-write Maximo field to IBM Maximo Anywhere ", I cover the steps to implement this configuration, which include:
Determining the Maximo field you want to add
Updating the app.xml UI section to show/update the field in the Work Details... [More]
Originally hosted on July 2nd, 2014
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Did you know that on average enterprises have $50M in inventory, have incorrectly set re-order point and safety stock levels on the majority of their items and bear holding costs are 15-20% of inventory value? During this webcast, you will learn about Maximo Inventory Insights, a pre-configured inventory decision support system, delivered as a service, and how it can help you address these concerns. This is a hybrid... [More]
Daytime and Date field calculation issue when using Daylight Savings in MAXIMO
When using daylight savings option in MAXIMO, bug occurs in date and date time calculation where 1 hour is added or deducted from the date, and this can result in completely different date when 1 hour is deducted from 00:00, so it becomes 23:00 on the previous date. This bug affects all applications in MAXIMO including the Invoices and Scheduler, where it can create numerous issues, since dates will not be aligned and transactions can get... [More]
July 15, 2014, 09:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Raven Rock Mountain Complex
Training related to Work Flow
Discussion on Archiving
Discussion on query manipulation
The Raven Rock Mountain Complex ( RRMC ) is a military installation with an underground nuclear bunker near Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, at Raven Rock Mountain that serves as an "underground... [More]
It's July? Really? Nooooooo!!! What happened to January, February, March, April, May and June?
If your year is speeding by,, you may have missed some of the incredible new features and information on Maximo Asset Management. To make sure you are up to date -- check out the latest information below
Interested in exploring alternate ways to deploy Maximo? Maximo is now available in a SaaS (Software as a Service) offering! This hosted solution... [More]
Did you know that on average enterprises have $50M in inventory, have incorrectly set re-order point and safety stock levels on the majority of their items and bear holding costs are 15-20% of inventory value? During this webcast, you will learn about Maximo Inventory Insights, a pre-configured inventory decision support system, delivered as a service, and how it can help you address these concerns. This is a hybrid solution that runs in the cloud, and applies advanced analytics to anticipate out-of-stock and over-stock situations, and... [More]
On June 27, 2014, IBM Software released the 22.214.171.124 fix pack for Maximo Asset Management, Maximo Asset Management Essentials, and Tivoli Asset Management for IT.
Information for Fix Pack 126.96.36.199 can be found here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037898
Additionally, you can find the list of corrected APARs for this fix pack here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21676540
What's new in 188.8.131.52?
Here's a few highlights:
New Platform Support:... [More]
Originally hosted on June 26th, 2014
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Northern Ireland Electricity is a PAS 55 certified Transmission & Distribution utility, supplying electricity to 800,000 customers across Northern Ireland. This presentation will describe the NIE journey to PAS 55 certification, the part that Maximo plays in supporting PAS 55, and the plans for developing asset management best practice in the future. We will also discuss the new RIGs regulatory reporting... [More]
Finishing up from the last blog post , it's time to create Windows services. Otherwise you will always have to have a session logged into the Windows server to start the three Maximo-related services (Dmgr, nodeagent, MXServer).
You can follow the instructions in the installation guides found here to create Windows services manually using WASService.exe, or you can use the nifty WASServiceHelper interactive command-line interface tool now included with WebSphere 8. (With WAS 6 and 7, it was a downloadable product... [More]
Meeting originally hosted on June 24th, 2014
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Heathrow - Implementation of Maximo v7.5 and Maximo on Android at Heathrow Airport
Bord Gais - Automated Testing of Maximo
IBM - Managing Assets as a Business: Maximo for Service Providers
Amtrak - Mobility that Works: Amtrak Case Study
Trilogy Energy - Decreasing the Pressures of Inventory Dynamics at Trilogy Energy
In LDAPSYNC, if a large chunk of data takes a long time to process and the processing time exceeds the Active Directory’s idle connection timeout setting ( MaxConnIdleTime ), it can cause the Active Directory to close the connection which leads to synchronization failure.
LDAPSYNC fails with errors like these:
BMXAA6752E - Group synchronization could not be performed because of error connection closed. The error count was 148. See the associated message. Correct the... [More]
I get asked if there is a way to delete classifications I no longer wish to use, You can not delete them but you can, with some work, hide them
You will need to modify the classification and add a global data restriction so that it can no longer be selected from the Classify dialog box.
1) Go To Database Configuration
2) Add a field to classstructure to mark a Classification as obsolete/inactive/etc:
3) Go to the Application Designer.
4) Open the Classifications application and add field called... [More]
You've downloaded and installed WebSphere 8.5.5, the IHS and the Plugin. You have everything up and running, Maximo deployed and want to use the web server to access Maximo or load balance to multiple JVM's, so why isn't it working? Why are you receiving "Page Not Found" errors? In most cases it's likely a key step was missed that is automated with the Middleware\Maximo install when using WebSphere 7, that step is the Plugin Configuration.
During the install of WebSphere 8.5.5, you may of only installed the... [More]
This is a cross post fr o m S e r vi c e M a n ag e m en t 36 0 s i t e .
Would you like to know how to do the initial setup of Maximo Anywhere in your environment?
In this blog post, " How to configure queryBases in Maximo Anywhere" , I provide an overview of the initial configurations available for setting up your Maximo Anywhere solution and also provide a sample for adding a queryBase to Maximo Anywhere apps.
I am interested in understanding the specific setup and configurations... [More]
I was recently asked the following:
I’m starting to learn BIRT and have recently taken over report writing at my company. I’m confused about the best way to pass information to a sub-report. I’ve looked at some of our existing reports and they don’t do it the same way.
I responded back that there are two primary method to pass information from a main report to a sub-report.
I call this technique the IBM Method because it’s how IBM would teach a new user of BIRT to pass... [More]
There are 2 parts to security in an application.
Authentication - Where someone is allowed to access the application
Authorization - Where someone is given privileges within the application to access particular functions like admin, work, accounting, etc
Authentication mechanisms can be generic because they do not need to know anything about what happens inside the application. They just allow or disallow access to the application.
Authorization mechanisms must be built by the... [More]
Just a quick plug before we head off into the land of screen shots.
I attended a demo that showed off new user interface features coming in the next version of Maximo. Of great interest was the new interface, or skin. It's much cleaner than before, with larger type and just the right amount of white space. They've also hidden some elements that don't need always to be seen. (If you're worried about the new look causing problems for users used to the old look and feel, don't worry - everything is turned off when you... [More]
As an introductory theme, the IBM Maximo for Transportation provides asset management best practices to improve the productivity of all types of transportation assets such as trucks fleets, cars, buses, locomotives, rail cars, aircrafts and others. IBM Maximo for ACM (Maximo Asset Configuration Manager) provides real-time calculation of asset’s configuration and the life of each component of the asset as well as performing system and component analysis and reporting.
The latest versions of both products, Transportation and ACM... [More]
Jul 2, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Did you know that on average enterprises have $50M in inventory, have incorrectly set re-order point and safety stock levels on the majority of their items and bear holding costs are 15-20% of inventory value? During this webcast, you will learn about Maximo Inventory Insights, a pre-configured inventory decision support system, delivered as a service, and how it can help you address these concerns. This is a hybrid solution that runs in the cloud, and applies advanced analytics... [More]