Three . Three palettes of sea lions basking in the sun, the three second rule and three new reports starting with the Maximo 184.108.40.206 release.
YES! Three new reports are available for you starting with the 220.127.116.11 release including
1. Inventory ABC Transaction Date Analysis
2. Inventory EOQ Transaction Date Analysis
3. Inventory ROP Transaction Date Analysis
These three... [More]
Do you follow the 3 second rule? You drop a fabulous piece of toast and you have 3 seconds to quickly pick it up from the floor and still eat it - before it becomes contaminated?
Do you also apply that same rule to metrics or reports? The information must be analyzed and understood within 3 seconds or the user discards it and moves on to the next task.
Quickly consuming BI data is a critical, increasing requirement of businesses today. Using the new Cognos BI... [More]
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]
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 can't decide. Each one sounds so good. Each has features I love. Each has features ...well...I'm not so fond of. And each has possibilities I dream about at night.
How do you decide? Do you make a checklist? Do you go with your gut? Do you get inputs from others?
Maximo 76 provides a variety of report options for you to choose from via its Open Reporting Architecture. This has been designed to enable you to utilize the reporting tool or... [More]
This is a true story (film rights reserved) but some names, events and facts may have been changed (due mainly to my typing and proofreading skills)
A tale of a hero - IBM Support Assistant ( ISA ) Team Server 5 and his sidekick (that would be me)
and of a villain - RC=13
It all started one wet and miserable morning in a small dark room in a place not so very far away. Disaster had struck as my server had just run out of memory. What could I do. Where could I turn. I had heard tales of a... [More]
How long have these been here? A jar of mustard, a bottle of pineapple juice and a wedge of unidentifiable cheese in the back corner of our refrigerator? While I scratch my head trying to remember the day of their last usage - I know that these items are extremely obsolete .
Likewise, you may have a number of items in your Inventory which are obsolete or inactive . To help you identify issues like these, new Inventory Management content for Maximo is now available! This content is contained within the... [More]
MORE Maximo BI Pack Content!
Supplementing the existing Work Order Management and metric reports, the Maximo BI Packs have been further enhanced with the new Asset Management and Asset Failure workspaces and reports.
The critical assets in your business often define the health of your operation. These assets may be vital to production processes, reliability of your operation, or safety processes. If these assets are not properly maintained, your business processes may be severely... [More]
The view is very different at the bottom than the top of the Grand Canyon. Both are magnificent, but offer incredible, varying perspectives on one of the 7 wonders of the world.
The view of your data is very different in Maximo than it is in Cognos . Maximo’s very effective Business Intelligence tools, including KPIs, Application Exporting and Reporting, enable operational insight on your data. Cognos offers a very different analytical view on that same Maximo data.
Highlighting Cognos’... [More]
When was the last time you had something stuck on your face, or in your teeth – and nobody told you about it? After overcoming the embarrassement (woman) or insisting it was part of your fashion statement (man) – thoughts of ‘if I had only known’ may fly thru your mind. You may also have those same ‘if I had only known’ thoughts about the OEE, or Overall Equipment Effectiveness Report, delivered with Maximo. OEE is a metric often used in Manufacturing Industries. OEE is calculated by multiplying three components together, Equipment... [More]
Smarter Infrastructure & Social Media In the world of Industrial Equipment Social Media has
become the key aspect of how we communicate, exchange and receives information.
As events happen, messages are routed in real-time all over the planet, thanks
to fast cellular networks, smart phones and vibrant people of this planet.
As we have learnt
to adapt and embrace technology to help us be more efficient, we can use
similar concepts in the world of Smarter Infrastructure. Infrastructure is
getting Smarter every day, as... [More]
Continuing with the trend of many years of amazing conferences and user
group meetings, Maximo clients gathered in Las Vegas during the first
week of March 2013 for the annual IBM Pulse Conference . As noted in the
IBM Pulse Conference from 2012 , the conference is an exciting opportunity to network and exchange best practice information! Numerous technical sessions were lead by Maximo Clients, Business Partners and IBMers on all aspects of Maximo including upgrades, intergrations, supply chain and more! The solution expo... [More]
Perfect Matches… Alligators and vacations, printers and relationships , Maximo and Communities . Today, I want to introduce another perfect match….Maximo Report Users and BI Tools. In the last BiLog entry, we reviewed the various levels of Maximo Users you have based on their skill sets in Maximo and their various job requirements. Additionally, we’ve reviewed the various Maximo Business Intelligence Tools that are delivered to you out of the box including Data Download, or QBE , Application Exporting , Result Sets, Key Performance... [More]
When faced with choices , I often try to remember the food pyramid when deciding between a decadent red velvet cookie and a crunchy Kale chip. Consume large quantities of green leafy vegetables, and small quantities of delicious sugary treats the pyramid reminds me – while my stomach violently disagrees. Likewise, a pyramid is key to understanding Maximo report users. When we talk about Maximo users in terms of reporting and data analysis – we put them in the five categories shown here. These categories are based on the user’s job... [More]
Last week I showed you my cubicle . This week, I used one of my favorite tools – my Magic 8 Ball – to see if I should show you more, and received ‘Reply Hazy’ in return. Okay…I’ll follow its guidance and hold for now. But what I do want to share today is more information on Report Upgrading. When Maximo 18.104.22.168 was initially released, we noted that it included an upgrade to BIRT 3.7.1 . If you were using a previous version of Maximo (and hence a lower version of BIRT) we recommended report upgrade best practices which included backup... [More]