It's July? Really? Nooooooo!!! What happened to January, February, March, April, May and June?
If your year is speeding by,, you may have missed some of the incredible new features and information on Maximo Asset Management. To make sure you are up to date -- check out the latest information below
Interested in exploring alternate ways to deploy Maximo? Maximo is now available in a SaaS (Software as a Service) offering! This hosted solution... [More]
Did you know that on average enterprises have $50M in inventory, have incorrectly set re-order point and safety stock levels on the majority of their items and bear holding costs are 15-20% of inventory value? During this webcast, you will learn about Maximo Inventory Insights, a pre-configured inventory decision support system, delivered as a service, and how it can help you address these concerns. This is a hybrid solution that runs in the cloud, and applies advanced analytics to anticipate out-of-stock and over-stock situations, and... [More]
On June 27, 2014, IBM Software released the 188.8.131.52 fix pack for Maximo Asset Management, Maximo Asset Management Essentials, and Tivoli Asset Management for IT.
Information for Fix Pack 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11?
Here's a few highlights:
New Platform Support:... [More]
Originally hosted on June 26th, 2014
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Northern Ireland Electricity is a PAS 55 certified Transmission & Distribution utility, supplying electricity to 800,000 customers across Northern Ireland. This presentation will describe the NIE journey to PAS 55 certification, the part that Maximo plays in supporting PAS 55, and the plans for developing asset management best practice in the future. We will also discuss the new RIGs regulatory reporting... [More]
Finishing up from the last blog post , it's time to create Windows services. Otherwise you will always have to have a session logged into the Windows server to start the three Maximo-related services (Dmgr, nodeagent, MXServer).
You can follow the instructions in the installation guides found here to create Windows services manually using WASService.exe, or you can use the nifty WASServiceHelper interactive command-line interface tool now included with WebSphere 8. (With WAS 6 and 7, it was a downloadable product... [More]
Meeting originally hosted on June 24th, 2014
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Heathrow - Implementation of Maximo v7.5 and Maximo on Android at Heathrow Airport
Bord Gais - Automated Testing of Maximo
IBM - Managing Assets as a Business: Maximo for Service Providers
Amtrak - Mobility that Works: Amtrak Case Study
Trilogy Energy - Decreasing the Pressures of Inventory Dynamics at Trilogy Energy
In LDAPSYNC, if a large chunk of data takes a long time to process and the processing time exceeds the Active Directory’s idle connection timeout setting ( MaxConnIdleTime ), it can cause the Active Directory to close the connection which leads to synchronization failure.
LDAPSYNC fails with errors like these:
BMXAA6752E - Group synchronization could not be performed because of error connection closed. The error count was 148. See the associated message. Correct the... [More]
I get asked if there is a way to delete classifications I no longer wish to use, You can not delete them but you can, with some work, hide them
You will need to modify the classification and add a global data restriction so that it can no longer be selected from the Classify dialog box.
1) Go To Database Configuration
2) Add a field to classstructure to mark a Classification as obsolete/inactive/etc:
3) Go to the Application Designer.
4) Open the Classifications application and add field called... [More]
You've downloaded and installed WebSphere 8.5.5, the IHS and the Plugin. You have everything up and running, Maximo deployed and want to use the web server to access Maximo or load balance to multiple JVM's, so why isn't it working? Why are you receiving "Page Not Found" errors? In most cases it's likely a key step was missed that is automated with the Middleware\Maximo install when using WebSphere 7, that step is the Plugin Configuration.
During the install of WebSphere 8.5.5, you may of only installed the... [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 .
Would you like to know how to do the initial setup of Maximo Anywhere in your environment?
In this blog post, " How to configure queryBases in Maximo Anywhere" , I provide an overview of the initial configurations available for setting up your Maximo Anywhere solution and also provide a sample for adding a queryBase to Maximo Anywhere apps.
I am interested in understanding the specific setup and configurations... [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]
Just a quick plug before we head off into the land of screen shots.
I attended a demo that showed off new user interface features coming in the next version of Maximo. Of great interest was the new interface, or skin. It's much cleaner than before, with larger type and just the right amount of white space. They've also hidden some elements that don't need always to be seen. (If you're worried about the new look causing problems for users used to the old look and feel, don't worry - everything is turned off when you... [More]
As an introductory theme, the IBM Maximo for Transportation provides asset management best practices to improve the productivity of all types of transportation assets such as trucks fleets, cars, buses, locomotives, rail cars, aircrafts and others. IBM Maximo for ACM (Maximo Asset Configuration Manager) provides real-time calculation of asset’s configuration and the life of each component of the asset as well as performing system and component analysis and reporting.
The latest versions of both products, Transportation and ACM... [More]