When to use Child Work Orders, Tasks and the Multi Asset Location Table on Work Orders in Maximo In my blog entry this week I wanted to talk about the different ways you can utilize work orders to create projects or work packages in Maximo. The first question people tend to ask is: Should I use Child Work Orders, Tasks or this new Multi Asset/Location table? This is a very good question and the answer to this question depends on a number of factors. Let’s discuss those factors. When you have a large amount of work that needs to be done and you... [More]
Once in a while I'll get questions about performance problems. Specific scenarios can be resolved by applying Interim Fixes or adding indexes. Those critical and urgent problems often happen throughout the entire system.
Here is a collection of performance related recordings and technotes that might help:
SCCD 7.5.1 Performance Education Session
Correcting Slow User Queries
It can happen you misplace your password for the WebSphere Administrative Console where you have your Maximo deployed.
There are various ways to retrieve such a password and if your account is locked, how to unlock the account.
The 2 main ways to disable and again enable the security are as follows:
A) By way of manual edit of the security.xml file -->
1. Create a copy of the security.xml file, in the event you need to do any roll backs.
2. Disable the security from the security.xml file (change... [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]
In the last couple of Maximo releases, the Integration
Framework has been evolving to provide an improved user experience that will
assist you with the challenges involved with external system integration. For those of you who are not familiar with the Integration
Framework take a look at Maximo 7.5 info center for additional information on
how it enables Maximo to integrate data with other applications http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v49r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.mbs.doc/gp_intfrmwk/c_if_overview.html
It is around that time of year again when budgets are released, so the cash pours in(or seen the current economic climate more like trickles in..) to do a Maximo or TPAE upgrade or installation.
With that I have noticed over the years recurring questions of many of you out there how any redundant or not operated Maximo Add-ons or Industry Solutions can be un-installed.
The simple answer is , Maximo Add-ons or Industry Solutions cannot be un-installed.
To name some Add-ons or IS' , but by no means all of the widely used... [More]
Are you a Maximo Asset Management customer at fixpack 184.108.40.206 or above? Would your Asset Management users like to complete their day-to-day activities more quickly AND type less? Then you should consider configuring the type-ahead feature on your Maximo Asset Management server.
To learn more, please read this article on our wiki, Configuring Type-ahead.
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:
IBM Maximo Integrators for TRIRIGA is available for Download from the ISM Library - Integrated Space & Move Management Business Process Click to Download Extend your Maximo footprint beyond traditional Enterprise Asset Management and Work Planning and into Strategic Facility Planning & Move and Space Management What is it? Configurable Tools to enable integration of Maximo and TRIRIGA to support an integrated move management process. Leverage your existing Maximo implementation to get TRIRIGA up and running quickly This supported... [More]
Do you have requirements to make your Maximo DB scalable or highly available? If so, using IBM DB2® pureScale™ and it's clustering technology can help you achieve high availability and scalability for your Maximo environment. IBM DB2® pureScale™ is certified for use with Maximo Asset Configuration Management 220.127.116.11 . You must configure your database server manually, and then install Maximo Asset Management 18.104.22.168 by following the instructions in the Installation Guide to deploy manually reusing existing middleware. After you install the... [More]
You can count on unpredictability when it comes to weather in New England. This winter has been virtually snowless, though many who had to rake deep snow off their roofs last year while waiting for power to be restored are enjoying the balmy temps. One thing that is consistent, however, is that Pulse is always an amazing showcase of products and services, and 2012 will be better than ever. Pulse runs March 4-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Final prep is underway to get our demos and presentations fine tuned so we can show as many people as... [More]
In the last few BiLog entries, I've talked about a variety of performance enablers, including
Enabling Complex reports to be executed via schedules only at http://ibm.co/ov4ShP
Defining‘non-peak server time’ when complex reports should be executed at http://ibm.co/qUYirf
Setting record limits to minimize user data (process) overindulgences at http://ibm.co/qy6JbX
While doing this, I’ve also brought in some analogies on enormous food buffets, and agonizing Boston Area Traffic.
Today, I'll build upon the... [More]
How many custom reports do you have? Do you have 25, 50 – or is your number in the
range of 100 to 250 custom reports? Or
are you in the category where you don’t know how many custom reports you have
because your users are creating their own uncontrolled reports in tools like
The topic of custom reports leads to a myriad of questions
- Is each custom
- What determines if
a custom report is approved, and then developed?
- Should super users be given database and... [More]
Sometimes an admin needs to make some changes or maybe even to test some changes in their Maximo system and needs to prevent the 'normal' users from accessing the system, potentially corrupting the data during the config or testing and generally making a nuisance of themselves ( or working , as they like to call it ).
There is a function called Admin Mode available in Maximo and this can be set up to allow one or more Administrative users to access the system locally while preventing... [More]
I have been in Maximo Support for many years and often the question comes up what does LIFO/FIFO do?
You can define your costs on an item by item basis by changing the cost type in Inventory on that item or a default for your site in the Organization application->Select Action->Inventory Options->Inventory Costs.
In here, you can define what accounting method you want to track so that your costs reflect the standard for that item.
When you do that, the Inventory application displays a different table.