I have been in Maximo Support for many years and often the question comes up what does LIFO/FIFO do?
You can define your costs on an item by item basis by changing the cost type in Inventory on that item or a default for your site in the Organization application->Select Action->Inventory Options->Inventory Costs.
In here, you can define what accounting method you want to track so that your costs reflect the standard for that item.
When you do that, the Inventory application displays a different table.
I have a dispute...with a yardstick. He proudly displayed 'Everything you Want' after another 11.5" of snow was received. With a total snowfall of over 90" in the last 4 weeks, I could only shake my frozen, wool scarf and hat covered head in dismay.
The new Cognos BI Features in Maximo 76 give you ' Everything You Want '. New entitlement to the Cognos10.2.1 BI Server gives you direct access to its powerful enterprise tools including Cognos... [More]
Did you know that Maximo cron tasks have some built in fault tolerance? Did you know that where cron tasks run can be controlled? Did you know that by using built in functionality, you can manage load on any particular JVM server? It’s all there and it’s been there for a long time. Here we’ll tell you about best practices in using this function and about a brand new property in Maximo 7.6.
As far back as 2005 cron tasks have had some fault tolerant capabilities. To understand... [More]
With an incredulous title and claim like that , I'll answer a question first: no, I'm in support, not sales. If you've read some of my other posts, you'll know that I'm just proud to be working with the Maximo product, and that such statements are not made in pursuit of a commission! I guess the support staff are like Maximo's parents, whose job is to take care of, support, and give praise to our little software miracle from the moment it's born to help it live a happy life. I guess it would be... [More]
This is a cross post fr o m S e r vi c e M a n ag e m en t 36 0 s i t e .
Are you interested in using maps on your Maxi mo A nywh ere mobile solution? In this blo g Understanding Maximo Anywhere ESRI Offline maps , I pro vide an overview of the Maximo Anywhere map solution i ncluding:
Offline Map capabilities
Deployment Architecture for map solution
Determination of coordinates for map markers
I invite you to take a... [More]
The performance was spectacular. The consumption of six chocolate and potato chip cookies was done in record time. Spurred on by their performance enablers of smell, warmth and my driving hunger, rapid morsel feasting was inevitable
In Maximo 76, numerous new report performance features are available and many existing features have been enhanced. These performance features target delivering report content quickly to meet the dynamic business needs of your users.
The new Maximo 76 Report Performance... [More]
I upgraded my seat. They served me beverages, called me by name and gave me dinner that wasn't double wrapped in cellophane. I was no longer seat 23B wresting for elbow and overhead space. Yea!
You can also upgrade to Maximo 76! Packed with new BI features highlighted in this diagram, Maximo 76 also includes an upgrade to BIRT 431. This new BIRT release enables multiple new features including
- New report viewer file export options
75 client and technical informational sessions. 6 User Group Meetings. 22 on-hands labs. 5 Meet the Expert Sessions. 6 Engagement Center Topics. The incredible Solution Expo stocked full of Maximo subject experts. And.... Maximo 76!
Wow. Maximo and Interconnect 2015 at the Mandalay Bay. February 22-26, 2015. It's going to be great...and it's going to be here real soon.
Check out the full listing of Maximo sessions, meetings,... [More]
When using the Maximo Integration Framework (IF) in a clustered environment the following should be considered.
For best performance with minimal impact to users, the Maximo Integration Framework (IF) can be configured to run on a single WebLogic application server instance of Maximo while users log in and work with a User Interface (UI) cluster of Maximo instances.
In the below example, you will need 4 WebLogic application servers.
One application server will serve as the... [More]
How do you restrict the list of values displayed in the change status dialog box within Workorder Tracking application, based on the current status of the workorder?
You might want to prevent users from changing the status of workorders that are in APPR (Approved) status to CAN (Canceled). The following is one way you might accomplish this task.
First, navigate to Condition Expression Manager and create a new conditional expression, such as in the following example:
In the fields provided,... [More]
Hello and happy new year! We have recently added information to the Maximo Asset Management wiki for installing Maximo Asset Management v7.5 and v7.6 within a WebSphere Application Server v8.5.5 Liberty profile environment.
WebSphere Liberty profiles are dynamic in nature and they allow WebSphere to provision only the features needed by the application. This architecture contributes to faster load speed and a smaller footprint.
To install Maximo Asset Management in a WebSphere Application Server v8.5.5 Liberty profile,... [More]
Continuing from Installing Maximo 7.6: A first look, part 3
This will be a long post, because, as with the previous ones, it will consist mainly of screen shots.
When you complete WebSphere configuration and deployment, when it brings you back to the Configuration screen, it will look different than before (the Prepare WebSphere Application Server for configuration option is gone).
Next, we click on Configure a New Deployment. It brings up this screen.
From the... [More]
Sometimes, it feels like the day doesn’t have enough hours to get everything done. Time is always at a premium. Finding ways to save time has become something of an art form.
Automation scripts can reduce the time that you spend on automating tasks because you do not need to recompile Java™ files or restart the server. And now, in version 7.6, automation scripts are expanded and enhanced to provide even more opportunities to save time. You can now do the following:
Continuing from Installing Maximo 7.6: A first look, part 2
When you click the Finish button the previous screen, the Deployment configuration tool will launch.
This initial part of the configuration that was done through the Middleware Installer (MWI) tool in Maximo 7.5. Here, you will prepare the WebSphere instance for use with Maximo. That includes setting up application servers, creating profiles, configuring IBM HTTP Server, setting the administrative security mode. Since this is a direct... [More]