My plant grew hands. I think he wants to stretch towards the sun, or at least ACCESS some of the cherry tomatoes growing on either side of him.
Likewise, you may want to ACCESS Cognos reports from Maximo. There are three ways that you can do this, including -
1. From an application’s Action Menu, you can select ‘Run Reports’ and access any registered Cognos Report. Once you select the Cognos report, its request page appears for you to enter parameter... [More]
I have an unwarranted fear of bridges. I attacked this fear head-on last week and forced myself to walk over a beautiful bridge in Portland, Oregon while attending the stellar MUWG conference. My legs were unsteady and my mind continually meandered to the rust surrounding me – but I eventually claimed victory on the other side of the Williamette River.
To minimize your meandering while looking for Maximo Report documentation, a new, downloadable spreadsheet has... [More]
I was fired from my first job. I was 16 years old, working as a busboy for a busy restaurant in Buffalo when my boss told me to refill the ice in the salad bar. As I carried a large bucket filled with ice past the busy dinner crowd, I suddenly lost my grip. As the ice chips settled everywhere – in plates of hot lasagna, bread baskets and under the feet of waitresses - my boss icely told me to grab a mop and then head home.
While I quickly learned that moving ice was not a viable career option for... [More]
They stack rocks higher in San Diego. Walking by the San Diego Pier while attending the fabulous FMMUG conference last week, I saw cairn rock sculptures over 10 feet high carefully being built.
Speaking of rocks…have you seen the new Maximo Report Wiki Site ….. and doesn’t it ROCK? Over 100 report wiki pages are available to you with virtual, detailed, dynamic information on a range of topics from report options, resources and... [More]
In 2012, IBM introduced the IBM SmartCloud Control Desk, a unified platform for IT Service Management.
In Feb 2013, we released updates to SmartCloud Control Desk, adding
more features, and another step towards the vision of a true control
center for your enterprise. Key new features include
Ability to set up an internal “enterprise app store” with automated backend fulfillment of the applications Map integration which enables ability to narrow down the geographic location of incidents and assign nearby resources “What-if” impact... [More]
I’m not sure how I got to work this morning. I remember getting in my car , putting my 2 travel coffee mugs in their cup holders, and then I pulled up to the IBM office into my favorite parking spot and walked to my cube . Auto Pilot? Hmmmm….I think its time to Explore a new route to work! On the topic of exploring, last week the OEE (Overall Equipment Effecitiveness) report was highlighted. This under-publicized, delivered report has unique drilldown capablities, uses hidden parameters and non-standard Maximo information. Another... [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]
portifolio is a huge range of useful solutions to our working days
and one of them is the IBM Tivoli Maximo Asset Manager that manages
the assets of an organization during all their life cycle. This
platform has a series of add-ons to support each kind of industry and
also mobile devices where the IBM Maximo Mobile Suite plays this
role. This product owns an application called Mobile Data Manager
where you can create queries and download the records into the device
the way you wish. If you
have a mobile device, you might want... [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]
At an area of 56 square feet with Lshaped tables, a single chair and 6 drawers of file cabinet space, each cubicle surrounding me is the same. Like the template that the contractor used to insure each cubicle is the same, Maximo uses templates and library files for consistency and re-usable components in its reports. Today, let's review the Maximo System Library, and key considerations for its configuration. Libraries store re-usable components, functionality and images. Each Maximo report is dependent on this library, and utilizes... [More]
With the sun warming his speckled skin, and in anticipation of his breakfast of insects, Leroy loves mornings. And similar to One Eyed Al , and the odd ostrich, I’m a member of their pack loving mornings and the explorations the day holds.
Today, let’s explore another component of the Report Upgrade. In this previous BiLog entry , the impact the report upgrade to version 371 in Maximo 7503 could have on your custom reports was detailed. But how do you know what reports may be impacted? Depending... [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 220.127.116.11 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]