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]
You’ve read my mind, heard my frustrations with folding maps and seen the aftermath of the attack , as we’ve reviewed the components of report specifications over the last few weeks. Today, we’ll conclude this series on the importance and components of creating report specifications. Our series started a few weeks back when we highlighted the three major components of creating report specifications which were 1. Understand report capabilities 2. Understand user requirements 3. Detail the user requirements on the report... [More]
Read my mind. Have you ever muttered those words when someone asks you where the milk is ? or if there any cookies to go with that milk? Don’t try to read your user’s mind when detailing a report specification. Instead, work with your user to fully understand his report requirements, which you can then translate into a deliverable report specification. As noted in the last BiLog entries, we have been reviewing the best practices Of report specification development which include (1) Understand report capabilities (2) Understand user... [More]
Abstract : This tutorial describes the new asynchronous data
validation functionality in IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management 7.5.
Besides, it shows how to enable/disable this functionality (that is enabled, by
default) to all the applications, or how to select only specific applications
to be enabled/disabled.
Enterprises demand processes that
help their teams become more efficient. Thinking about that, Maximo 7.5 has
additional tools to guarantee that each task is completed with the minimum
amount of time and effort. One of... [More]
During last week’s reporting web conference , one question that was asked was how you could configure your favorite reports to display directly on the Start Center. These might be reports you frequently access, or that you want your users to focus on as they contain critical information.
One way you can do this is by using the Report List Portlet. Within this portlet, you can select any number and types of reports to display on the Start Center, including detail, Ad Hoc, and reports... [More]
Do you ever find yourself stuck in car or airline traffic? If you have, do you find yourself deeply sighing or groaning in agony thinking of where you need to be? Or do you become a pounder – pounding your fists on the steering wheel or your feet thru the airline concourse while a number of choice words come muttering out of your mouth?
Living in the Boston Area for the last 12 years, I’ve encountered a number of car and airline traffic jams. My most recent traffic jam was last night... [More]
Clear. Cold. Refreshing. Three words which could describe anything from a glass of water, a plunge in the Arctic Ocean, rice noodles, a class mint Mojito, or a run thru a sprinkler on a hot July Day. Maybe another image comes to your mind...and you may quickly see where I'm going with this. Text descriptions can often lead much to the imagination . Visual ambiguities however, can lead to serious issues in our work environments, as everyone must have the same, consistent understanding of assets, items, or work orders. A solid way to enable... [More]
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]
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]
The previous BiLog entry discussed
the key items to consider when defining maxrelationships in your ROS.
One of its major components is c ardinality, which is used to define
the type of the database relationship.
In the case of reporting, there are two types: One-to-one (1:1) or single relationships, or One-to-many
(1:N) or Multiple Relationships.
To highlight the differences in cardinality, let’s use an
example from the Purchase Requisition application.
The relationship between a Purchase
Requisition and a Company... [More]
An important part of of any software implementation is data loading.
In Maximo / TPAE, one of the preferred solutions for that end is MIF or Maximo Integration Framework.
The advantage over other routines is that it goes through the MBOs and Field Classes validations to enforce all Maximo business logic over the transacted data.
If you are a Maximo user, by now you probably know that we may use flat files to load data into Maximo through MIF. Easily enough you just have to go to the application, click a button and load... [More]
X is misunderstood. It can drive some to hold up a plane’s takeoff. Others may celebrate with unusual sounds or squirm in agony when faced with it on their tile board. Second only to Q and Z with its 8 point value, X should be recognized as a critical alphabetical character.
Report request page xml is also often misunderstood. Misconceptions exist on what the request page xml is, when it needs to be generated and when it doesn’t need to be generated. To minimize that... [More]
By Randy McDaniel
Whether you have 10 or 100 workers, do they have a clear idea of what is on their plate each day? Or do they kill time waiting or looking for supervisors to tell them what to do? Organizing work so it can be assigned to the right people at the right time is a challenge for achieving Plant and Facilities Maintenance Excellence.
Here are three simple concepts that will lead to effective and efficient work management:
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]
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]