As the product designer and architect for Maximo Everyplace ,
I want to pass along the latest product information and answer the common
questions that I hear. In case you’re not familiar with Everyplace, it provides
the ability to use Maximo on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device. To
use it, you need to be on version 7 of Maximo, and at fixpack 188.8.131.52 or
Many people assume that, because there are phone apps that
allow them to scan barcodes with their phone's camera, that they'll be able to use
this same... [More]
Operational management – tying together the efforts of the
distinct functional areas to achieve overall business goals – is an important part
in most businesses. Integrated
operational management in commercial nuclear power stations is a mandated
Operational management in nuclear power means that intense
scrutiny is applied to all activities with the potential to affect the safe and
reliable operation of the plant. The
scrutiny takes the form of thorough consideration before, during, and following
Do you assets talk to you? Are you even listening? What could you do better if you knew what they were saying? Discussions with the various levels of government, private sector and others always reveals a complex matrix of systems that are unique to a particular department/division/branch/line of business that are not shared with any other groups. So the point is many times there are systems in place that perform monitoring and reporting about the current health of the asset, however combining the data from those systems is complex, difficult... [More]
Today I want to tell everyone about the new Maximo Mobile
Cookbook for Customizations. When I say cookbook, I mean a document that
provides the ‘recipes’ or instructions, for building some of the most common
modifications to the Maximo Mobile applications.
Have you ever wanted to add a few extra fields to one of the
screens in Maximo Mobile? How do you change the color of the high priority work
orders in your work list? Maybe you want to change the validation rules for a
certain field or enable a table window to support bar... [More]
If you are an IBM client, business partner, consultant, or even a IBM Maximo developer you should be following the Maximo Development Best Practices when customizing Maximo Business Objects (MBO's). As a Maximo developer and Lab Advocate, I have dealt with many clients who have extended Maximo business objects and have made their own customizations. When extending the MBO's you should be aware that if done incorrectly, it could lead your end users to experience poor performance, out of memory errors and/or system crashes amongst... [More]
You can add and modify work assets to your Job Plans using the Maximo Integration Framework. There are a fiew things to note in order to get this to work. As you may have discovered, there is currently no out-of-the-box interface that works for this purpose. The object structure that would be needed consists of the JOBPLAN and JPASSETLINK objects, however you will need to make sure the correct key attributes are included and an alternate key is used when updating child records.
Here are the steps that you... [More]
I want to share the results of a recent interaction with one of IBM's clients in which the customer showed me a unique and very useful way that he was using a Maximo feature at his site - nothing short of brilliant. In technology, science, and art, the best solutions are simple, eloquent, and elegant. Maybe that's a fairly "highbrow" observation from this humble support engineer, but this customer showed me an impeccable example of this!
I've mentioned frequently in this forum that I enjoy finding out how... [More]
New properties in Maximo 7.6 have made it easier to change the way the buttons appear in the Maximo Navbar.
Depending upon your personal preference you can show the header buttons as they show in Maximo 7.5 or you
can set it to use the more modern button positioning and appearance. If you upgrade from a previous version of
Maximo then it defaults to the traditional appearance and if you have a fresh install of version 7.6 it defaults to the
modern look. The image below shows what I mean by the modern... [More]
This post describes a solution to the Locale-specific decimal separator-related problem that may cause the Inventory Options dialog to load without values. This document will be useful to you if you see the following when going to Administration > Organizations > Inventory Options > Inventory Defaults:
Out-of-box Maximo has 3 inventory-related MAXVARS that, like all MAXVARS, are stored as String values in MAXVARS.VARVALUE and MAXVARTYPE.DEFAULTVALUE. These MAXVARS,... [More]
So, end of March, and time to blog again. I was going to do an entry on upgrading from Maximo 184.108.40.206 to Maximo 220.127.116.11. Things didn't work out as I planned. I have 26 screen shots ready for that post (or posts), but at about screen shot 24, I realized that I had goofed. Instead of upgrading from Maximo 18.104.22.168, my upgrade database was at Maximo 22.214.171.124. That is not supposed to be upgradeable to 126.96.36.199. Rules are, follow the instructions step-by-step, and don't magically hope that the 188.8.131.52 upgrade will update my database without a... [More]
Crossover domains can be a convenient way to copy values from a parent work order to a new child when adding a child work order. In most cases this works without a problem. However, if the values being copied from parent to child include ASSETNUM, LOCATION, and/or GLACCOUNT, the crossover domain may not work as expected. This is the case if these values do not match, for example, if the ASSETNUM does not reside at the location specified by LOCATION, or if the GLACCOUNT does not match the ASSETNUM/LOCATION combination.
It can happen you misplace your password for the WebSphere Administrative Console where you have your Maximo deployed.
There are various ways to retrieve such a password and if your account is locked, how to unlock the account.
The 2 main ways to disable and again enable the security are as follows:
A) By way of manual edit of the security.xml file -->
1. Create a copy of the security.xml file, in the event you need to do any roll backs.
2. Disable the security from the security.xml file (change... [More]
Maximo 7.6 has recently been released and adds a number of great new user interface features.
Hover Dialogs are a new feature that display additional information related to a field when you hover
your computer mouse over the field. For example in the image below, if you hover over the Reported By
field in Work Order Tracking, it will display additional details related to the field value.
I can't decide , can't control my hunger and can't stop talking about Maximo 76!
In Maximo 76, the listing of new and updated BI features is astounding! Included in this feature set is Ad Hoc or QBR Reporting. Ad Hoc reporting empowers business and power users to create their own reports for their unique business and project needs. Starting in Maximo 76, numerous new features have been introduced including adding calculations on one or more... [More]