Terry Francona, manager of the Boston Red Sox who led them to two World Series titles in 2004 and 2007...out after experiencing one of the worst team collapses in Sports History. Rory McIlroy, 22 year old golf professional and winner of 2011 US Open..in. Whoopie Pies In (OMG..Aren't they the greatest!) ...Cupcakes Out. Blue In...Grey Out. Shipment Details In...Purchase Requisition List Out. Like changes in sports, food or colors, the reports that are delivered from one Maximo release to another also changes. Delivered reports... [More]
On Tuesday, September 20 th , I had an amazing
opportunity to host a web conference for our Maximo and Version 7 clients. This session shared the latest information on Business Intelligence and Reporting, but most importantly - was opened up for over 60 minutes to give you - our clients - the opportunity to ask questions. With representatives from over 15 companies, you asked tremendous, detailed questions on reporting strategy and functionality. Your questions led others to ask questions -- so you quickly learned information and best... [More]
A good place to start might be with some
definition of terms. There are a number of acronyms used to refer to the
management of health, safety and the environment. We have seen SHE, HSSE, HSE
and EHS all used by our customers. HSE just happens to be the terminology used
by IBM’s new Maximo Health, Safety and Environment Manager product. In this
blog I’ll refer to HSE Manager as the product and HSE as a generic acronym for
the domain that covers the management of health, safety and the environment.
That said, let’s consider why using... [More]
Three months ago, we were very
excited to introduce a new report option for Maximo 6 clients called V7RI, or
Version 7 Report integration. V7RI enables our Maximo 6 clients
to utilize BIRT reporting though an integration to a Maximo Version 7 instance.
Since that time, you have given us
very positive feedback on this report option, as it has numerous benefits
1. Streamlines future
2. Proven solution deployed world wide today.
3. Enables usage of Version 7 reports.
In the Version 7 releases, you can create very powerful ad hoc reports in within the various Maximo applications - without requiring developer's technical skills or database knowledge - to meet your individual business and project needs. This functionality is often referred to as QBR, or Query Based Reporting. Throughout the BiLog (Business Intelligence) entries, I've touched upon some of the features of QBR reporting including
Using an application's query and extending thru QBR at http://ibm.co/hzh70D
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]