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 18.104.22.168+, 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 22.214.171.124 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]