Maximo® for Service Providers 7.5.3 introduced the feature to automate the billing of price schedules, which means no need of human interaction to create bill batches and copy transactions. With this function you can choose the frequency of billing generation and group these b ill batches by order number, customer cost center, customer PO, or reporting user, expanding the possible ways to organize customer billings.
Take a look at these two new topics to learn how to use this function:
Today I am going to provide a workaround to avoid a common error that I usually face when testing Maximo Upgrade scenarios on DB2 databases. If you missed my previous "Maximo Upgrade Tips" entries, check them through this link .
One of the common errors that can happen during an upgrade of Maximo Base Services from versions 7.1.x to 7.5.x on DB2 databases is related with the application heap size configuration parameter of the database - applheapsz , usually set by default as 1024 or 2048 depending of what where... [More]
Out of Memory condition could occur when deploying ear file in Websphere console or when running Maximo 7.5
Additional configuration from Websphere is needed to avoid getting error: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space in the log.
Open the WebSphere Application Server administration site by typing http://hostname:port/ibm/console .
The port is the number of the HTTP administrative port, which is 9060 by default. Type an ID (any ID without a password) and log in to it.
Select Servers > Application... [More]
MxLoader is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that allows to quickly and easily query and load data into IBM Maximo, IBM SmartCloud Control Desk (SCCD) and other TPAE based applications.
In this article I will show how simple it is to load data into Maximo from an Excel sheet using MxLoader. First of all, download MxLoader from the developerWorks community . To have a quick overview of the tool I suggest you to watch this 4 minutes video .
When you open MxLoader you are typically prompted... [More]
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]
Last year, we met with a number of customers across different industries to discuss your needs for the readme file that accompanies the Maximo Asset Management 7.5 fix packs.
You told us that you'd like to be able to retrieve information more easily, that you'd like more information on behavior changes, you'd also like security items highlighted, and generally that you'd like us to reduce the time that you need to spend testing a fix pack before you roll it into a production environment.
We've taken your... [More]
The record set totals 143. Ranging from jazz, country and rock and roll, the 143 records commander a prime, comfortable spot in our attic.
Your Maximo record set may or may not have the same historical grooves. However, understanding how a Maximo application record set can be applied in Maximo Ad Hoc reporting is critical.
Maximo Ad Hoc reporting enables your Power users to create their own reports - for their unique business needs. One of the key components of... [More]
It is possible to run escalation to rollover annual YTD for Inventory items.
Below is a screen shots to test that the escalation works for just one item. Once it works correctly, Maximo administrator can set the condition to 1=1 to update all the item records
Screen shots of the actions in the action group:
NOTE: Run As User in the Escalation Cron should be MAXADMIN user with access to all the sites
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]
It was an incredible time! Clients, Business Partners and IBMers from around the world gathered during the last week of February 2014 for the annual IBM Pulse Conference.
Pulse is an amazing opportunity to network and exchange best practice information, as well as catch up on the latest and upcoming product features.
Numerous technical sessions were lad by Maximo Clients, Business Partners and IBMers on all aspects of Maximo including upgrades, integrations, best practices and more! The... [More]
In a few short weeks, Pulse 2014 will be held from Feb 23-26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas! Pulse is an amazing opportunity to network with other clients, business partners and IBMers and learn more about existing and new features, and meet 1-1 with experts to get all your questions answered.
Maximo will be featured under the 'Smarter Infrastructure' or SI Track . So if you are looking for information, sessions or people to talk about Maximo - heads towards SI!
To get the most out of... [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]
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IBM Tivoli group has just released a maximo mobile product called: MaximoAnywhere, version 7.5, t his product is using the IBM Worklight to bridge the core maximo and maximo mobile applications on real devices. Enterprise user needs to install the mobile platform and applications, IBM also provides other installation options, like, worklight studio. If only are platform and applications... [More]
Sometimes TWO is better than one. Speeding Tickets Noooooooo. Red Velvet Cookies , Coins and databases – YES!.
You may want to configure your Maximo environment to use TWO separate databases.
The first database is your production, transactional database that your Maximo UI servers utilize. The SECOND database can be configured for your reports to execute from. This second database is a snap-shot of your production, transactional database, and is... [More]
I can’t decide. Some days I want a pie. Other days, I only want a bar.
The new Maximo BI Workspaces are perfect for my indecisiveness. I can change the display of the metrics from a pie, to a bar or from a wide range of other graph types. Using the Work Order Metrics by Classification workspace as an example, I initially view the Backlog work order metric in column format.
This column format is very clear, but I want to re-structure this metric so I can view the data... [More]
Are you tired of only being able to approve 15 labor records at a time? Is it tiresome to go through pages and pages of records to make all of the necessary approvals? Well there's an easy fix! There is a setting in the Application Designer application to change the number of records displayed in the Transactions table. To update the setting, follow these steps:
1. Go to System Configuration -> Platform Configuration -> Application Designer.
2. In the Find field, enter LABREP and click the... [More]
Do you have a pair of these on your desk? Even if yours aren’t fire engine red with cubic zirconia sparkles…glasses enable us to see things more clearly.
Likewise, the Maximo Business Intelligence (BI) Packs enable you to view Maximo data in a much clearer format.
Frequently, your users export the results of an application query to Microsoft Excel to view and analyze Maximo data. However, as shown here, the results of that data can be overwhelming, and tedious... [More]
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From maximo version 184.108.40.206+, a new feature was introduced, called asset topology, which is to visually demonstrate the user-defined relationships between the assets stored in the maximo database. Here is what asset topology looks like:
How To Setup Topology?
Now that you have... [More]
Are the target dates for your SLA not calculating as expected? The setup of your calendars and shifts plays an important part in calculating the target dates for SLA.
Take a look at this new post and have it everything running smoothly.
As I usually test some Maximo Upgrade scenarios for some different products and releases, I am bringing today another tip when performing upgrades from Major Versions (6.x to 7.1.x or 7.1.x to 7.5.x).
This tip is related to the order of installation of the Industry Solutions/add-ons in the step of preparation for the upgrade process. To be clear, you have to understand that it is just a step of the whole upgrade process, which you can learn fully by reading the Upgrade Guide ).
If you are upgrading your... [More]
For Tuesday's action: Migrating a Maximo server, Part Three.
Did I say a Quick Active Directory integration setup? Yes. My Maximo 7.1 server uses LDAP security with Microsoft Active Directory 2008. Users and groups are synchronized with LDAPSYNC.
So, out of necessity, when I migrated my Maximo server I created an LDAP integration setup document, based on my very simple setup. I have fleshed it the steps below. I hope it is helpful for administratorssetting up their first LDAP integration. (More... [More]
Monday's work: Migrating a Maximo server, Part Two.
Yesterday's list looks really neat, doesn't it? I revised yesterday's list of to-do's extensively, in light of what actually happened during the migration. For one, I had to keep checking where I was storing my databases. I created a diagram on my white board to keep them all straight. Listed below are the databases and instances affected by the move. The new server is called MAXNC3082 .
What happened on Friday: Migrating a Maximo server, Part One.
I have a bit of an advantage with this migration. My source and target servers are ideally suited for each other: they have the same operating system and bitness - Windows s008 R2 64-bit.
What's moving :
one Oracle database server with three databases: max62, max71, sccd75
one WebSphere 220.127.116.11 server with four Application servers: max62server, max62SQLserver, max71server, RMIregistry
one Maximo... [More]
My group's infrastructure manager (let's call him Jon) Sametimed me the other day, and asked when I'd be able to give up my desktop server.
My physical server is an old ThinkCentre, 8 GB RAM, Windows 2008 Server, Maximo 7.1, Oracle 11g. This server has been good for me over the past five years. No matter how many times it lost power, it came up like a champ. Sometimes I had to turn on the Oracle Listener, but that's all part of doing the job. Then there was the time the hard drive just up and died. But I had a backup, and... [More]
Dynamic Scheduling were introduced in Maximo Scheduler 7.5.2 release
That allow clients identify new emergency work that has entered the schedule. Alert the user that emergency work has been found and that there are resources identified that are available to be assigned. Allow the user to choose an appropriate available resource or optionally make the assignments automatically.
Users can configure what constitutes an 'Emergency' work order within their environment.
An example bringing Emergency Work... [More]
They are not for everyone. Some people cringe or run away quickly when seeing them – while others embrace the beauty of these amazing succulent plants.
Likewise, the new Maximo Business Intelligence (BI) Packs introduced here are not intended for every user in your environment. Its functionality targets a specific segment of your users. And giving this tool to that segment of users will enable them to dynamically and efficiently analyze Maximo data.
As detailed in these BiLogs earlier, we often place... [More]
Maximo for Transportation 7.5.1 features enhancements to motor pool management, warranty management, preventive maintenance, telematics, and asset management. In addition, many Maximo for Transportation applications have been updated to support best-practice recommendations when you use both Maximo for Transportation and Maximo Asset Configuration Manager to manage your assets.
For information about these enhancements and many other features, check out the Maximo for Transportation 7.5.1 information center .
The Maximo for... [More]
For those of you looking for additional content regarding the Integration Framework (MIF), check out the refreshed Wiki Page for Integration Framework content. New and existing content has been consolidated into one location for easier access. A sampling of the content includes discussion around various integration components, use of processing rules on a service or channel and the use of an alternate key in inbound message processing. There are also links to other content such as the Info Center and Support tech notes.... [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]