In this blog we will work through an example of adding a query to Maximo Anywhere Work Execution App. This is a typical setup/configuration that is done after initial install of the Maximo Anywhere solution, where the Work Execution App is tailored to show the appropriate Work Orders that the technicians need to see/work on a daily basis in the customer environment.
In this scenario, we will add a Query from Maximo Work Tracking app as a Query Base to show on the Work Order List in the Work Execution App.... [More]
While getting our English Bulldog ready for Halloween on
Saturday (reference last week’s BiLog entry on an unexpected snow storm which delayed
the Halloween Happenings!)....I kept thinking that in contrast to Max’s very
stubborn demeanor….his costume is amazingly simple and flexible. Max is a reindeer for Halloween, a reindeer
for Christmas, and a reindeer again when we ring in the New Year! Just like Max’s diverse, flexible reindeer costume, Maximo reports
are very flexible in that they can be executed against three different sets... [More]
Recently a blog was written for hidden features of crossover domain. This blog talks about a couple of special attributes in Maximo created specifically for crossover domain use. As was mentioned in the earlier blog, the concept of crossover domain is simple. It is a way to trigger something to happen when an attribute is being populated. Do you want to know how you can crossover values from pm to the work order hierarchies which pm generated? How you can crossover additional values from ticket and work order to workview?
Choices. Every aspect
of our lives is packed with them.
Firefox, Chrome or IE? Small,
Medium, Large or Jumbo? Mouse or
touchpad? Blueberry pie – with or
without ice cream? Shoes, Sneakers or flip flops? To tweet or not to tweet? Keeping with that trend, we are now enabling you additional
choices for your development of V7 reports with the delivery of Portrait Report
Report Templates are one of a few different ways your report
developers can create custom reports in the Version 7 Report Design Tool.... [More]
Smart Meter - How to receive meter assets using xml file
After the version 7.5 of IBM Maximo for Utilities was released, some questions were raised about how the functionality of smart meters works. Specifically, what the correct procedures to receive meter assets in bulk would be, were asked. So, I have developed this document to explain how to do that. Smart Meter are devices that measure the consumption of electricity, gas, or water and modify standard rates according to use. Smart meters are delivered in large... [More]
“Seemed like a nice round number”. These were the words Paul Newman
spoke as he committed to eating 50 hard boiled eggs in an hour in the infamous scene from the movie “Cool Hand Luke” While recently watching this classic movie – and Paul Newman’s stomach extend uncomfortably with the onslaught of the eggs – I couldn’t help but relate his adventure on how you can also extend QBR reports in Version 7 – comfortably. In previous Bilog entries, I’ve detailed how you can extend QBR reports to include long descriptions ,and audit enabled... [More]
This article aims at presenting an overview of the EAM and ERP systems
consolidation and providing a usage example of IBM Maximo and SAP tools.
The consolidation of IT systems provides advantages that consequently enhance
business processes. Effective consolidation programs always provide significant
benefits for the company, since they represent a large number of advantages,
which we will see later in this article.
However, a consolidation program
is not usually simple to use and it can offer risks in... [More]
Are we there yet? Even with a GPS depicting the exact minute of our arrival, I heard (and thought!) these same words multiple times over the course of driving our 1246 mile adventure these last four days! You may hear these same words as you may travel with your family this summer, and you may also wonder if we are there yet with reporting in Maximo. As noted in the July 2012 Maximo Report Upgrade Session referenced here , reporting has evolved tremendously over the last 12 years from its initial focus on architecture to its current focus... [More]
The Maximo team is excited to introduce a series of Maximo Upgrade training sessions available to you! Spurred by the creativity of our own Kevin B , this series is intended to assist our customers in planning their upgrade to the latest versions of Maximo Asset Management and SmartCloud Control Desk. The bulk of this series will be devoted to the Maximo product suite, add-on's and industry solutions. In each session, a member of the business architecture team will deliver a presentation chronicling the incremental enhancements made in the... [More]
Despite ever increasing 3G and 4G network coverage, as well as Wi-Fi access, it is surprising the amount of mobile workers that need to carry out work in Maximo offline. Sometimes these workers do not have access to information resources that they need to help them carry out their tasks. Did you know that you can create PDFs of Maximo information content to view offline?
Aside from mobile workers, we have learned from our customers that some workers prefer hard copies of the information that they require and the option to create and print... [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.
So, you think you have a performance issue that requires opening a PMR with IBM Maximo support. You open the PMR, and the first thing that comes back is, "Please provide the MustGather information". We're all in a hurry these days, and it seems like such a hassle to provide this info. However, read on, and I'll explain why the MustGather data for your Application and HTTP Server(s) can provide invaluable insight into your environment for solving performance issues. Just to recap, the data you are asked to collect for your... [More]
One of the questions I am most
frequently asked is in regards to how item warranties are triggered.
In order to explain this, I
think it best to start with an example.
Say you are in the mood for
listening to some of your favorite tunes as you jog along the river bank. You head down to the local electronics store
and pick out a stylin’ device with headphones that match your sneakers.
Now, as is expected in our
society, you must pay for this item before you leave the store. Although the device has a... [More]
The aftermath was astonishing. An energetic team of dedicated high school students strung toilet paper from each tree branch at our house in an annual tradition celebrating seniors on their swim team . While our daughter basked in the glory of at last being a senior, I gazed at the 100’s of strands of toilet paper, and wondered ‘What will the neighbors say?’. While understanding unique traditions may make your toes twitch, understanding report capabilities is key to developing accurate and achievable report specifications. In the last... [More]
Have you ever encountered or built
a cairn ? Cairns
are stacks or formations of rocks that you can often see on hiking trails or
parks. Some believe they are used as
trail markers, while others state they are artistic monuments celebrating
nature. I saw a number of cairns while taking a break from teaching a course in Arizona last week, and added
my own interpretation while heading back from Squaw Peak Trail.
As I thought about this week’s
blog – I couldn’t help but think back to those really cool cairns and how they... [More]