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]
Continuing from my last blog posting , the next step is to migrate your profiles.
Today's entry is pretty much going to be a step-by-step how to migrate the existing Deployment Manager profile, using out-of-the-box (OOB) Maximo 7.5. Your own environment is more complex than out-of-the-box Maximo, so this will be easy. Let's start!
1. First, shut down IBM HTTP and IBM WAS 7.0 services, and change their startup Type to manual. Then, restart the server.
Even though you'll be given a... [More]
On May 30, 2014 IBM Software released the Interim Fix 009 (IF009) for Maximo Asset Management 220.127.116.11.
Information for Interim Fix 009 (IF009) can be found here: http://bit.ly/1kMkWWL
See the readme file for more information.
Remember to review considerations and prerequisites before applying this interim fix.
IBM Support strongly recommends keeping Maximo Asset Management implementations up to date with the latest available maintenance.
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Originally hosted on June 5th, 2014
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Do you want to eliminate ‘in the field’ paperwork, improve productivity, increase data accuracy, and work disconnected? All on a device that is practical, cost effective and reliable, and most importantly wanted? Welcome to the age of Smart Devices for Field Workers. Join Tu Tran (Calpine Corporation) and John Chen (Enbridge Energy) for our upcoming webcast on why they chose to embrace smart devices for their... [More]
Continuing from my last blog post , I'm assuming you have installed WebSphere 8.5.5. I'm going to do a simple migration: out-of-the-box Maximo 18.104.22.168 from WebSphere 22.214.171.124 to WebSphere 126.96.36.199.
Prerequisites for using Migration Tool:
1. WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 188.8.131.52
2. A Maximo Asset Management instance currently running on WAS 7.0
2a. MAM Fix Pack 184.108.40.206 or later installed
Configuration Migration Tool - what is it? It is one of several WebSphere wizards that use a graphical... [More]
We are getting lots of new clients and deploying an ear file seems to be one of the areas new clients are unsure of. I've prepared the following to walk clients through the deployment stage step by step with screenshots to be able to effectively and efficiently deploy an ear file.
Login to the WebSphere console, expand Applications, click WebSphere enterprise applications and then click the Install button.
Click Browse and drill down to locate the maximo.ear... [More]
This is a cross post fro m Se r vic e Ma n age m ent 360 si t e .
Would you like to know the extensibility capabilities of Maximo Anywhere and how you can turbocharge your Maximo Anywhere solution so that it includes the configurations and customizations required for your specific environment?
In this blog post, " How can you turbocharge your Maximo Anywhere application?" , I introduce the Maximo Anywhere platform, and explain its configuration and customization capabilities and how... [More]
By Jason Verly
One of the most powerful features of Maximo is sometimes the one least used… Workflow.
Workflow features let you automate repetitive business and record management processes. This provides a means for greater efficiency and accountability throughout your enterprise. 
One of the most common workflows are approval processes - work order, purchase request, etc. A common step in an approval workflow (WF) is checking to see who reported/requested a given... READ MORE
Looking in to a performance issue on a Maximo system is a complex thing. Performance of Maximo depends not only on Maximo, but also on WebSphere, a database, an operating system and a network.
In this blog I will concentrate on where to start looking into performance from a Maximo perspective. This may often point to other areas of the system that then also need to be reviewed.
I will try to detail below some basic questions to ask yourself (or whoever is reporting the problem).
I will also try... [More]
Now that you've installed WebSphere 8.5.5, how do you get Maximo 220.127.116.11 to run on it?
There are two ways to do it.
The hard way is to set up everything manually. This requires that you know what needs to be set up. More importantly, it requires that you need to know where to go to find out what needs to be set up.
While WebSphere 8.5.5 is a big leap forward for WebSphere, a lot of that's under the hood. You don't see it. To the Maximo administrator, the interface will look very familiar. You will be... [More]
Maximo Inventory Insights is a Software as a Service offering from IBM that provides predictive inventory optimization. Maximo Inventory Insights profiles inventory and displays the information on a web page in a graphical format. Maximo Inventory Insights cannot do predictive inventory optimization without profiling the data first. What does Maximo Inventory Insights do to profile the data? It takes a few fields of inventory related data from the Maximo database and uploads them to the IBM cloud, where it is... [More]
Maximo Inventory Insights is a preconfigured analytics based management Software as a Service offering from IBM that automatically optimizes inventory levels for Maximo Asset Management systems. This solution prioritizes areas of focus and displays the information on a web page in a graphical format. In order to have all the information in one location to enable the greatest costs savings, Maximo Inventory Insights displays all of the following on one screen: an overview of reorder point analysis, inventory cost by site, top items... [More]
In 2002-2004 the Institute of Asset Management, in conjunction with British Standards Institution (BSI) developed PAS 55, the first publicly available specification for optimized management of physical assets. This has become an international bestseller, with widespread adoption in utilities, transport, mining, process and manufacturing industries worldwide.
The 2008 update (PAS 55:2008) was developed by 50 organizations from 15 industry sectors in 10 countries. The International Standards Organization... [More]
We just updated our video about IBM information resources . This five-minute video now includes an overview of IBM Knowledge Center , the new portal for IBM technical information. The sections in the video about Service Management Connect and the support portal are unchanged.
Have you seen Knowledge Center? Rather than having to use different URLs for different IBM product information centers, you can now go straight to Knowledge Center and view all IBM technical information in one interface. You can... [More]
The video published is: in the System and application management category, titled:
Adding fields to Maximo Mobile application screens
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Have you ever wondered how the translations in Maximo work ? If your answer is no, you are probably reading the wrong blog and you may want to work more on searching techniques If however the answer is yes, then please read on and I will hopefully unravel some of the mystery for you.
Maximo translations for the numerous languages available are provided if XLIFF files. A program called TDToolkit processes the files and creates tables and table... [More]
Last year, we met with a number of customers across different industries to discuss your needs for the readme file that accompanies the Maximo Asset Management 7.5 fix packs.
You told us that you'd like to be able to retrieve information more easily, that you'd like more information on behavior changes, you'd also like security items highlighted, and generally that you'd like us to reduce the time that you need to spend testing a fix pack before you roll it into a production environment.
We've taken your... [More]
The scenario is that you want to find out whether any items in a purchase order contain hazardous materials. Did you know that you can branch the workflow process to a safety review to find out whether any of the items on the purchase order contain hazardous materials? How?
You create a condition with nested sub-selects that looks through the purchase order lines to determine whether any of the lines contain an item with a hazardous ID. If any of the items contain a hazardous ID, the condition processes as true. If any of the items do... [More]
The record set totals 143. Ranging from jazz, country and rock and roll, the 143 records commander a prime, comfortable spot in our attic.
Your Maximo record set may or may not have the same historical grooves. However, understanding how a Maximo application record set can be applied in Maximo Ad Hoc reporting is critical.
Maximo Ad Hoc reporting enables your Power users to create their own reports - for their unique business needs. One of the key components of... [More]
Security is more important than ever, and securing applications is a priority to every company. Many clients ask for documentation on configuring Maximo for LDAP authentication. You end up having to review many different articles to address a single topic, so I've decided to lay out a basic LDAP configuration using WebSphere 7 and Maximo 18.104.22.168. This will walk through connecting WebSphere to your domain right down to the synchronization process and hopefully give a more clear understanding of the configuration process. For the purpose of... [More]
When using VMMSYNC to synchronize user and person records, out of the box you are limited to the attributes that exist as part of the PersonAccount Entity in WebSphere and what exists in the User and Group mappings on the Crontask. This doesn't always fulfill the requirements of the end user who needs to bring more information in from other attributes that exist on a user record in the Active Directory domain. In this post I will outline the process of adding a field to Maximo and then synchronizing data from the directory server into... [More]
This is a cross post from Ser vice Man agem ent 360 sit e .
Is your organization looking for a mobility solution for your Maximo-based enterprise asset management implementation? Have you struggled with mobility requirements while looking for a complete solution that not only fulfills your Maximo needs but also fits into your enterprise mobility strategy?
In this blog What is IBM Maximo Anywhere, and why should you care? I provide an... [More]
This webcast was originally held on April 15th, 2014 at 11:00 AM ET, US
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Overview: Asset Management Standards such as PAS 55 and ISO 55000 are gaining visibility in today's asset intensive organizations. Come to this webcast to learn more about how the adoption of an Asset Management standard enables an organization to achieve its intended outcomes through the effective and efficient management of its assets. There will be a discussion of business... [More]
IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure's (Tivoli) CCMDB, Maximo Asset Management, Service Request Manager, SmartCloud Control Desk newsletters. These communications are designed to help you derive maximum value from your software by providing you with helpful e-Support technical information, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to other key information. Please take a moment to read through the materials provided below.
http://ow.ly/oIdKg - Maximo Asset Management
http://ow.ly/oIq95 - CCMDB... [More]
TUC Webcast: Asset Management PAS 55/ISO 55000 - The Sustainable Business Strategy for Operational Excellence
April 15, 2014, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Central Standard Time)
Overview: Asset Management Standards such as PAS 55 and ISO 55000 are gaining visibility in today's asset intensive organizations. Come to this webcast to learn more about how the adoption of an Asset Management standard enables an organization to achieve its intended outcomes through the effective and... [More]
It is possible to run escalation to rollover annual YTD for Inventory items.
Below is a screen shots to test that the escalation works for just one item. Once it works correctly, Maximo administrator can set the condition to 1=1 to update all the item records
Screen shots of the actions in the action group:
NOTE: Run As User in the Escalation Cron should be MAXADMIN user with access to all the sites
If you already have your Maximo Anywhere 7.5, then you maybe have experienced the fact you need to set a specific host or a port in the application and you cannot change worklight settings in a device without physical menu button.
Let's get this done then:
1. Open the deploy.properties file under MaximoAywhere/platform/mobile/config path
2. Change the host, port or whatever information you need to be generated together with the apk to be installed in your device
3. Save the file and then open a command screen... [More]