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]
By Christa Barker and Alfredo Cortes The Database Configuration Application has been enhanced in Maximo 22.214.171.124 with a new object definition menu called ‘Exclude Attribute Data’. Here is where you can specify the user-defined attributes that you do not want included in your new object during the duplication process. Additionally you have the ability to control what records are excluded by using a condition created with our SQL Builder. Records are skipped when the condition specified evaluates to true. See the ‘Exclude Attribute Data’... [More]
Changes in the Maximo "View Manage Queries" functionality will be explained. This article highlights the differences in the functionality. There are three new security sigoptions that have been added. These are not automatically granted. The Maximo administrator will need to explicitly enable sigoptions for users that require permission to view or edit queries from the View Manage Queries pull down under Save Query on the list tab. The first two sigoptions apply to all applications that offer this functionality. These allow... [More]
Maximo for Service Providers is an add-on product for Maximo and SmartCloud Control Desk that helps meets the needs of clients who manage assets and services for customers, as a business, or clients who manage assets and services within an enterprise and bills internally for those services. It includes a suite of applications that manage customer agreements, response plans, service delivery, supplier contracts and customer billing. A simple but powerful capability which is available in Maximo for Service Providers is the ability to bill... [More]
Just home from watching Avengers Assemble at the movies, thinking about how super heroes manage to be exactly where they are needed at just the right time. When you are in a tricky situation, wouldn't it be convenient to have your own personal superhero to save the day. Maximo field help is available to you exactly when you need it, and where you need it. If you do not know what information is needed in a Maximo field, or what the consequences of selecting a particular option are, then you can click ALT+F1 on the field and the information you... [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
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
Users can now interact with Maximo Workflow using a smartphone without having to login to Maximo.
Simply reply with "1" to approve the work order and route to the next step in workflow or "2" to cancel the work order.
This solution would be perfect for remote users who needs to route workflow with their smart phones.
For setup info please visit the Technotes below:
Are you a Maximo Asset Management customer at fixpack 126.96.36.199 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.
We need to get back to password basics since weak passwords are still the leading cause of data breaches for both individuals and companies. Follow these guidelines to help avoid future breaches:
1. Social Media:
Don't use passwords that can be guessed from information provided on personal or professional Social Media sites like:
a) Family Members
b) High School or Year of Graduation
c) Place of Employment... [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:
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]
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]
vulnerability fixes affecting IBM products and solutions can be found on the
new IBM Product Security Incident Response
Blog at this main portal :
These security fixes below should be applied to mitigate security
exposures for Maximo or other code that might be used with Maximo.
Product Security Update 1:
Security Bulletin: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Addressed in Maximo Asset and Service Management Products: ... [More]
Don't Miss the next TUC Webcast on October 11, 2012 11:00 AM ET USA
Reserve Your Webcast Seat Now
See why Maximo Scheduler isn’t just
for scheduling anymore. Maximo Scheduler has received significant enhancements
in the latest release. During this
webcast you will learn about Maximo®
Asset Management Scheduler allows planners to view any and all factors
influencing the creation of a reliable work schedule. And see how Maximo Scheduler provides the
tools necessary to seamlessly hand off to those... [More]