Maximo Asset Management v7.5 has been out for nearly eight months. In that time countless users (both existing customers and new prospects) have been discovering the breadth of new functionality that was delivered in this release.
What surprises many in the user base is the full-featured additions to Maximo's supply chain and materials management functionality in this release. The fact is this is the largest increase in new features for this area since version 6.x and it highlights IBM Tivoli's continued investment in the Asset Management... [More]
Maximo Linear Asset Manager is an add-on that allows users
to more accurately define, and track history on, linear assets, such as roads,
railways, pipelines and water mains. The
question is – If I have Maximo Linear and Maximo Spatial, how do they work
As any good consultant knows, it’s always good to answer a
question with a question, so here goes. How should they work together? We often get trapped in technical discussions
and sometimes lose sight of the fact that any solution we provide should be a
solution to an... [More]
Most of you are probably aware that Maximo has meters, and
you can attach meters to assets and locations to drive your maintenance processes. Since I’ve been getting a number of questions
lately regarding the use of meters, I thought I’d take a few minutes and
explain how they are used in Maximo and how they can provide you with a basis
for your Preventive and Predictive Maintenance programs.
First let me clarify that Maximo meters are not actually
physical meters. When I attach a ‘Run
Hours’ meter to an asset, it is simply a... [More]
Do you want to learn more about the new way that Maximo 7.5 delivers user assistance? What changed and why? How you can take advantage of those changes? To learn more or to get your questions answered, please join me on Wednesday, December 14 at 3PM EST for a presentation and discussion. Any Maximo client with a valid IBM license is invited to attend this session. To register, please access this Registration link or navigate to http://bit.ly/vrdNuC. I'm looking forward to talking to you on Wednesday! If you cannot attend but have questions,... [More]
No this is not blog about one of your old favorite punk
It's about the growth pains and some success we have had in
trying to store, execute and manage processes in Maximo when the data is
only a reflection of information normally created , viewed, and revised
in an external system.
Maximo Nuclear has already moved comprehensively into the
Operational Configuration Management of Locations and Assets with its Clearance (Advanced Lock-out Tag-Out) and Lineups
Applications. Where the clearance application can create... [More]
When opening a PMR with IBM support for a performance issue with IBM Tivoli service management products, there is specific hardware and operating system information that can assist the performance team in diagnosing potential issues that you may be asked to provide. Here is a quick overview of that information the performance team uses to assist in problem determination and the values that are recommended when applicable to a particular environment. Server Configuration Different operating systems can be tuned differently, so it's helpful to... [More]
Have you ever wondered or felt
like you have been backed into a corner and couldn't get out? Well maybe you
have, but probably not when dealing with Maximo. Maximo is highly customizable
and if you ever thought that you couldn't do something in Maximo, you were
probably wrong. There is usually a way to accomplish most things you're looking
to accomplish. Either via custom code, or through front end customizations. Have you ever wondered how you could manipulate the PM Work
Order Generation crontask to execute PM's for certain sites? As... [More]
Got Game – Holiday Game? Game
from cheering on the Packers, maximizing your consumption of apple or pumpkin
pie, or Game from braving the crowds on Black Friday? My game came into play last week in a
Lasertron Match with over 40 family members after an incredible Thanksgiving
Day Feast. While my phaser accuracy would cause teammates
to cry for trades, our family had an amazing time in our annual, Buffalo tradition.
As we turn from holidays back to the work week, we change from
Got Game to Got Audit Requirements.
One W separates brownies from bronies. Brownies are incredible, delectable chocolate goodness, while bronies are followers of a children's TV Show. Bronies and their collections of Little Ponies have become increasingly popular in the Software Development world thru their features in Wired Magazine . While I’m not a bronie, whenever I hear about software and collections, my mind jumps over to data collection. Last week, I talked to a client about long descriptions, which are available in the various Maximo applications to collect large... [More]
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Not only are these three words critical to insuring a sustainable environment, but they can also be critical to how we approach reporting.
Reduce the number of custom reports you design, develop, test, administer and maintain.
Reuse functionality to meet varying user business needs.
Recycle what you have learned, and apply to existing and future releases
T oday, I’m going to focus on reusing functionality - -... [More]
The Global Tivoli User Community will be hosting this LIVE webcast and question/answer session on HSE you don't want to miss! Live Webcast: Asset Management Best Practices for Improving Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 11am to 12:00 ET Register for this webcast This Tivoli User Group webcast will introduce you to IBM Maximo's newest solution - Maximo Health, Safety and Environment Manager. The primary objective of Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) initiatives is to reduce overall risk, to comply... [More]
Sitting here in my cube with my stomach growling at a increasingly rapid pace, I can’t help but think of how the Maximo database is like a food buffet. Those huge, long food buffets overflowing with food often found on a cruise ship, in Las Vegas, or if you’re lucky, at a neighbor’s open house. We often overindulge at these buffets, eating well over our capacity – because the food is there and we think we need it.
Like buffets, Maximo users often have access to large amounts of data. And with this access, users may believe they... [More]
Where can I find a link to the Maximo 7.5 JavaDocs for communicating with Maximo's MBOs? Our 7.1.x Java code is not working properly with 7.5. Thanks
…the tools that give us the power
of change. From the Faber Castell Eraser
that lets us fix the mistake on our college math test, the whiteout we use to
correct information on a form or the magical F2 and backspace keys that let us
fix our occasionally turbulent keystrokes.
Sadly, some things in life can’t
be edited. We can’t go back 25 years
ago to 1986 with our eraser and correct Bill Buckner’s fielding error with the
Red Sox that cost them the World Series, or buy oodles of Microsoft Stock when
it went public at... [More]
As the building blocks to Version 7’s Ad hoc reporting tool,
QBR (Query Based Reporting), Report Object Structures (ROS) enable you to select fields
from multiple categories (objects) for your ad hoc reports. Additionally, ROS enable you to visualize application
categories and their parent/child relationships. These categories are displayed via a category
tree drilldown in the Select Tab of the QBR window in the top left hand
Depending on the products you are licensed for, you will
receive over 20 ROS out of the box.... [More]