have questions on the future reporting direction of Maximo? Have you heard about V7RI for Maximo 6 but don't know what it is? Are you having problems locating the listing of delivered reports in the Version 7 releases? Is it
true you can edit a QBR report in the 7.5 releases? To get these and other Maximo reporting questions answered, please join me on Tuesday, September 20th at 10am EST for 90 minutes of a live, interactive session on Maximo reporting. In the first 30 minutes of the session, we will review the report options... [More]
In the last few BiLog entries, I've talked about a variety of performance enablers, including
Enabling Complex reports to be executed via schedules only at http://ibm.co/ov4ShP
Defining‘non-peak server time’ when complex reports should be executed at http://ibm.co/qUYirf
Setting record limits to minimize user data (process) overindulgences at http://ibm.co/qy6JbX
While doing this, I’ve also brought in some analogies on enormous food buffets, and agonizing Boston Area Traffic.
Today, I'll build upon the... [More]
Are you interested in solutions that handle high availability for unplanned outages considering all the components of your Tivoli's process automation engine (Tpae) based product? The white paper "Providing High Availability for Tivoli Process Automation Engine based applications" is now available on the ISM Library at http://ibm.co/oeuy1c
This paper explores high availability solutions for products based on Tpae. High availability solution for these products rely on the high availability of underlying components such as IBM... [More]
This past week I was on vacation with my family. We did Disney World, the Disney Cruise and a brief stop at Kennedy Space Center before heading home. We traveled with 5 families and with the outreach programs I do (I run e-Week programs at schools in my home town which shows kids that engineering jobs can be fun) they all know IBM. We saw IBM logos on cash registers, as sponsors of an exhibit at EPCOT and we even got a glimpse of a Maximo Work Order on a mobile device when we saw a technician at our hotel making a repair. My 9 year old... [More]
In last week’s BiLog , we talked about report usage, and how
you can utilize a variety of mechanisms, including reports, KPIs or result sets
to monitor which reports your users are and are not using. Report usage information is also critical in identifying
your reports which take to longest time to execute, as you want to insure these
are optimized for report performance.
Why is this important?
Like so many things, reports follow the 80/20 rule, where 80% of your
report processing is done by only 20% of your reports. So as... [More]
Back in the lab in Littleton, MA, we are busy closing out issues and defects for our next fix pack. While assisting in this effort, I realized that some of the behavior of conditions and data restrictions can be confusing. For example, I was putting a qualified data restriction on the Ticket object and wanted only records with a particular status and priority to show up. I need to create the condition for the SR view for it to be applied in the Service Request application. I also need to create the condition for the TICKET table for the... [More]
During the last week of July, over
800 individuals gathered for IBM Tivoli’s Pulse Conference in Melbourne, Australia. At the second largest Tivoli Pulse Conference, attendees networked and interacted to learn from IBMers and Business partners on the latest functionality and products and from other
attendees on implementation best practices. This blog post has more details: Australian Pulse Conference. I had the amazing opportunity to present on Maximo Reporting at this conference, and a key topic that came up with a number of clients was... [More]
When disasters like the massive earthquake earlier this year in Japan, or the deadly earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, people and organizations from all over the world work together to help and rebuild these devastated areas. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to help locally by rebuilding houses for people in need through Habitat for Humanity. This weekend I worked with an amazing team of individuals, including power company employees, a school teacher, a housewife, a retired architect, and high school teenagers, in rebuilding a... [More]
Do you remember the feeling when you put on a pair of pants that you
haven’t worn in awhile, and find money in your pocket? Whether its $1, $5 or even sometimes $20 –
its an unexpected surprise – finding this great treasure that you didn’t
know you had. Over 4 million Facebook
users agree with this amazing feeling of ‘Finding Money In Your Pocket’! This same feeling holds true to the Business Intelligence (BI) features in Maximo. We often spend so much time talking about the new features in each release, that we neglect the... [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]
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]
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]
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]
More than 60 IBM Product experts, (Software Engineers,
Architects, Designers, Consultants, Test Specialist, etc) have agreed to
be "on tap" to cover a twelve hour technical Q& A "online Jam" this Wednesday, May 11. Bring out your questions and let's keep these experts busy! TODAY, May
11 th , 2011 8AM - 8PM Eastern USA for the next Global Tivoli User
Community Ask the Experts Online Jam (ATE)!
The Global Tivoli User Community (TUC), the largest online and offline
community home for all Tivoli and Maximo... [More]
How many custom reports do you have? Do you have 25, 50 – or is your number in the
range of 100 to 250 custom reports? Or
are you in the category where you don’t know how many custom reports you have
because your users are creating their own uncontrolled reports in tools like
The topic of custom reports leads to a myriad of questions
- Is each custom
- What determines if
a custom report is approved, and then developed?
- Should super users be given database and... [More]