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]
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]
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]
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]
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
The previous BiLog entry discussed
the key items to consider when defining maxrelationships in your ROS.
One of its major components is c ardinality, which is used to define
the type of the database relationship.
In the case of reporting, there are two types: One-to-one (1:1) or single relationships, or One-to-many
(1:N) or Multiple Relationships.
To highlight the differences in cardinality, let’s use an
example from the Purchase Requisition application.
The relationship between a Purchase
Requisition and a Company... [More]
Hi, I am very
happy to be here on Service Management Connect, once again blogging about Asset
like to talk about a very interesting and useful accelerator we recently posted
to the ISM Library. The accelerator is
called “Maximo for E-mail.”
me briefly describe the ISM Library for those who may not be familiar with
it. IBM recently enhanced OPAL and
changed its name to the Integrated Service Management (ISM) Library. It is a rich and diverse repository for
information and... [More]
What's in there? My memory , my glasses or.... Maximo 76 !
Yes! Maximo 76 is filled with unexpected, amazing features including direct entitlement to Cognos BI Reporting Version 10.2.1! This new entitlement enables a 1:1 Maximo to Cognos licenses and access to its very powerful, visual and insightful BI enterprise portolio of tools.
With Maximo 76 you have access to nearly double the amount of Cognos tools available in Maximo 76 including
I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging during the month of February being out for a large portion of it at the IBM Interconnect Conference. But I'm back in the full swing of things now and want to share a bit of knowledge on Authenticating to your LDAP secured Maximo environment. This may be common knowledge to some as it is documented by other means. However for those who haven't ventured into configuring Maximo Anywhere to authenticate with LDAP, you need not worry as there isn't much to it!
To get started we have one... [More]
Many times when you plan an upgrade to the next major release of Maximo Asset Managment, one of the first questions you ask yourself is 'What will this do to my existing data and customizations?'
Today we have posted spreadsheets that detail the table and column differences between Maximo Asset Management v126.96.36.199 and v188.8.131.52, and also between v184.108.40.206 and v7.6.0 on the Maximo upgrade resources page.
Database differences between Maximo 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 Tables
I have been trying to figure out for the last few months what to write my new blog about. I decided that I would create a running series of tips and tricks that can be used in Maximo and do a running entries as I learn them. So my first entry will be today about the item master application and adding a new asset taking into account the default stock categories.
In Maximo 7 we have the ability to set the default stock category in the Organizations applications:
The default stock category set in the... [More]
If you have added just a few database entries to a table that has a language table and want to add an entry in the language table for a secondary language, you can do this manually.
In this example, we will insert an Italian and German record in the Language table for Maxlabels.
Before you try adding secondary translations, make sure Multi Language is set up for your column,
select mlsupported, mlinuse from maxattribute where objectname = 'MAXLABELS' and attributename = 'VALUE';
I just posted a video on YouTube about Knowledge Center , IBM's help system for technical content. The video shows you how to search and filter content, generate PDFs, and combine content for multiple products. The video is also embedded below. If you have any questions or feedback, leave a comment on this post.
It is around that time of year again when budgets are released, so the cash pours in(or seen the current economic climate more like trickles in..) to do a Maximo or TPAE upgrade or installation.
With that I have noticed over the years recurring questions of many of you out there how any redundant or not operated Maximo Add-ons or Industry Solutions can be un-installed.
The simple answer is , Maximo Add-ons or Industry Solutions cannot be un-installed.
To name some Add-ons or IS' , but by no means all of the widely used... [More]
In Maximo 7.1 and 7.5, storeroom locations are not status-able objects. This means that storerooms that have no inventory items in them, and are no longer in use for any reason, are still available in applications and location lookup dialogs. Currently there is a Request for Enhancement record created to add this functionality to future releases of Tpae, however there is a way to set this up to prevent these storerooms from being visible to users using current releases, without significant administration efforts.