As any long time application user in Maximo knows, status changes can be unforgiving at times. Change a record to a status that causes it to go into history too soon and it's problems. Status changes in Maximo always tend to call huge amounts of logic to be executed when a change happens and reverting back is not always that easy. For instance, when a work order is changed to closed from approved, the logic called is huge. Checks are done against the inventory table, PO tables, Labor tables just to mention a few. A historied record... [More]
I helped a customer today to access part of the Maximo help system. He had installed a new product and could not see the help screens for them "The topic that you have requested is not available." This meant that Maximo application help properly pointed to the topic, but the topic files were unavailable in the deployed help ear. The rest of the Maximo help system worked fine.
This told me that he had installed and deployed the Maximo application (maximo.ear), but had not built and deployed the updated Maximo help... [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]
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]
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]
On June 27, 2014, IBM Software released the 220.127.116.11 fix pack for Maximo Asset Management, Maximo Asset Management Essentials, and Tivoli Asset Management for IT.
Information for Fix Pack 18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124?
Here's a few highlights:
New Platform Support:... [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]
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 126.96.36.199 from WebSphere 188.8.131.52 to WebSphere 184.108.40.206.
Prerequisites for using Migration Tool:
1. WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 220.127.116.11
2. A Maximo Asset Management instance currently running on WAS 7.0
2a. MAM Fix Pack 18.104.22.168 or later installed
Configuration Migration Tool - what is it? It is one of several WebSphere wizards that use a graphical... [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
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
Three new videos released, see below for details and locations
IBM Maximo Asset Management > V7.5 > Work orders > Reporting labor usage in different time zones
IBM Maximo Asset Management > V7.1 > System installation and deployment > Installing IBM Performance Analysis Suite for Windows
IBM Maximo Asset Management > V7.5 > System installation and deployment > Installing IBM Performance Analysis Suite for Windows
see them here
See all Tivoli IEA video... [More]
1. In the install_home\maximo\applications\maximo\properties\maximo.properties file, replace the value of the mxe.db.driver property with the new value:
2. Create a file named customdriver.properties in the properties folder, like this
3. In the customdriver.properties file, define the name of the driver by adding the... [More]
How long have these been here? A jar of mustard, a bottle of pineapple juice and a wedge of unidentifiable cheese in the back corner of our refrigerator? While I scratch my head trying to remember the day of their last usage - I know that these items are extremely obsolete .
Likewise, you may have a number of items in your Inventory which are obsolete or inactive . To help you identify issues like these, new Inventory Management content for Maximo is now available! This content is contained within the... [More]
So, you've decided to check out our free trial version of Maximo Inventory Insights. The next step? Extracting your inventory data for analysis...
Before you begin
You must know the JDBC URL, and the user name and password for the Maximo database. If you do not have this information, contact your Maximo administrator. You might want your Maximo administrator to install the data collector agent as it must be installed on the Maximo application server.
After you request the... [More]