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]
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New to Maximo 7.6!
You can now view information that is related to the main record of the result set.
For example, you can now display the first and last name of the owner of an
incident, instead of only the UserID which may not be useful.
Learn about this new feature here!
New to Maximo 7.6!
Next to fields you can add the buttons for the menu items that are most frequently
used. This means it takes fewer clicks to get to the actions you require to complete
Learn more about these features here!
Hover windows are enabled on some fields so you can hover over the field and
see information about the record that is specified in the field. For example, you can
hover over the Asset field in a work order to see the status of the asset.
Learn more about this feature here!
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.
Today, I'm going to go over step by step installing an Interim Fix. At first glance, this might seem to be a minor topic. After all, we have been releasing Interim Fixes and Fix Packs for Maximo for years now. And why another long blog post for it?
It is because the process for installing Interim Fixes (and later on, Fix Packs as well) has changed significantly for Maximo 7.6.
Beginning with this Interim Fix, we are now able to take advantage of the installation technology we introduced with this Maximo release, IBM... [More]
I have been trying to figure out for the last few months what to write my new blog about. I decided that I would create a running series of tips and tricks that can be used in Maximo and do a running entries as I learn them. So my first entry will be today about the item master application and adding a new asset taking into account the default stock categories.
In Maximo 7 we have the ability to set the default stock category in the Organizations applications:
The default stock category set in the... [More]
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]
For Maximo 7.6 customers who use the MIF's Message Tracking feature, there is a new archiving utility for Message Tracking data. You can archive the message tracking data and/or the related XML messages. See the details on this utility in the MIF section of the Maximo WIKI:
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]
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]
Interested on Maximo Anywhere? Join us at Interconnect 2015 for these sessions to learn more about the product, its capabilities and new features, and customer experiences.
IAT-3833: Maximo Anywhere OnSite Beta partnership
Date/Time : Mon, 23-Feb, 03:30 PM-04:30 PM
Venue : Mandalay Bay, Room : South Pacific Ballroom J
IAT-1835: The Evolution of Maximo Anywhere - Mobilizing your Smarter Infrastructure
Date/Time : Mon, 23-Feb, 05:00 PM-06:00 PM
Venue : Mandalay Bay, Room... [More]
This is a cross post fr o m S e r vi c e M a n ag e m en t 36 0 s i t e .
Are you interested in using maps on your Maxi mo A nywh ere mobile solution? In this blo g Understanding Maximo Anywhere ESRI Offline maps , I pro vide an overview of the Maximo Anywhere map solution i ncluding:
Offline Map capabilities
Deployment Architecture for map solution
Determination of coordinates for map markers
I invite you to take a... [More]
The performance was spectacular. The consumption of six chocolate and potato chip cookies was done in record time. Spurred on by their performance enablers of smell, warmth and my driving hunger, rapid morsel feasting was inevitable
In Maximo 76, numerous new report performance features are available and many existing features have been enhanced. These performance features target delivering report content quickly to meet the dynamic business needs of your users.
The new Maximo 76 Report Performance... [More]
I've been doing a lot of work with our latest Mobile software, Maximo Anywhere. If you haven't heard of Maximo Anywhere or your looking for more information on Maximo Anywhere you can head on over to it's product page .
When working with Maximo Anywhere, I decided I wanted to secure my transactions using LDAP and SSL (I will document LDAP in another post) and recently a blog was published by a colleague of mine on using the key tool with Java, that blog can be found here . Now we all know how... [More]
As we begin this new year we look forward to new challenges that will impact how people like myself do our jobs. I'm also looking forward to meeting and talking with clients once again at the Interconnect conference next month in Las Vegas. Interconnect (formally referred to as Pulse) will be an opportunity for clients and users to look at and demo many of the new products that will be available to them in 2015. One of the things I'm really looking forward to in 2015 is the Maximo 7.6 release. For someone... [More]
I upgraded my seat. They served me beverages, called me by name and gave me dinner that wasn't double wrapped in cellophane. I was no longer seat 23B wresting for elbow and overhead space. Yea!
You can also upgrade to Maximo 76! Packed with new BI features highlighted in this diagram, Maximo 76 also includes an upgrade to BIRT 431. This new BIRT release enables multiple new features including
- New report viewer file export options
75 client and technical informational sessions. 6 User Group Meetings. 22 on-hands labs. 5 Meet the Expert Sessions. 6 Engagement Center Topics. The incredible Solution Expo stocked full of Maximo subject experts. And.... Maximo 76!
Wow. Maximo and Interconnect 2015 at the Mandalay Bay. February 22-26, 2015. It's going to be great...and it's going to be here real soon.
Check out the full listing of Maximo sessions, meetings,... [More]
MxLoader is a great tool and allows to perform massive updates in Maximo in few seconds. Updating attributes can be a little tricky so here is a little tutorial on how to do it.
First of all you have to download MxLoader and familiarize with it if you do not already know it. The User Guide has a nice introduction on how to use it.
When MxLoader is corretly working and connected to your Maximo server you can click on the 'New MxSheet' button and select the 'Assets - Asset Classification and Attributes'... [More]
I can't decide. Each one sounds so good. Each has features I love. Each has features ...well...I'm not so fond of. And each has possibilities I dream about at night.
How do you decide? Do you make a checklist? Do you go with your gut? Do you get inputs from others?
Maximo 76 provides a variety of report options for you to choose from via its Open Reporting Architecture. This has been designed to enable you to utilize the reporting tool or... [More]
It's been a awhile since I've written my last blog, now that the new year is here, and the holidays are over it's time to get back to some knowledge sharing.
As many of you now know, Maximo 7.6 has been released. If you haven't seen the install please head on over to my colleagues series of blogs: Installing Maximo 7.6: A first look . Once you have Maximo 7.6 installed you may be wondering where all the 7.6 industry solutions are.
Although we are running Maximo 7.6, many of the 7.5 Industry... [More]
Contributors: Steve Hauptman, Ted Lyons, Mike Sielian, John Cook, Melody Bienfang
This post describes a technical solution that gives clients the flexibility to delete attached documents (DOCLINKS) seamlessly and with ease. By leveraging existing functionality in Maximo namely Escalations and Automation Scripting, you can purge attached documents from the location where the document physically lives. A selection criteria should be defined in an Escalation (e.g. STATUS... [More]
Continuing from Installing Maximo 7.6: A first look, part 3
This will be a long post, because, as with the previous ones, it will consist mainly of screen shots.
When you complete WebSphere configuration and deployment, when it brings you back to the Configuration screen, it will look different than before (the Prepare WebSphere Application Server for configuration option is gone).
Next, we click on Configure a New Deployment. It brings up this screen.
From the... [More]
If you have purchased or are considering purchasing one of the IBM Anywhere Mobile Platform products, you may be wondering how the apps that are delivered with the products can be configured to suit the needs of your mobile workers.
The ability to test and configure the mobile apps is one of the many beneficial features of IBM Maximo Anywhere and IBM TRIRIGA Anywhere. You can install an integrated development environment (IDE) that includes IBM Worklight Studio and the Android or iOS development tools.
Continuing from Installing Maximo 7.6: A first look, part 2
When you click the Finish button the previous screen, the Deployment configuration tool will launch.
This initial part of the configuration that was done through the Middleware Installer (MWI) tool in Maximo 7.5. Here, you will prepare the WebSphere instance for use with Maximo. That includes setting up application servers, creating profiles, configuring IBM HTTP Server, setting the administrative security mode. Since this is a direct... [More]
Continuing from Installing Maximo 7.6: A first look, part 1 ...
Clicking next brings a progress bar, just to let you know it's working.
Once that is completed, then to the license page..
I accept the terms, and click next.
The next screen lets us change where Installation Manager installs. I accept the defaults, and click next.
This screen shows and lets me change where the products are going to install. Note that, while the WebSphere... [More]
It's here. Maximo 76. And it's stellar.
Packed with new features focusing on usability enhancements, streamlined installation, multi-tenant architecture, analytics and more - - it' a release you'll want. Now.
The new BI (Business Intelligence) or Analytic features are one of the key components of Maximo 76. These features expand and extend the large BI Tool set with new entitlement to the Cognos BI Server tools, introducing two new KPI applications, extending the... [More]
I've been working with the new Maximo 7.6 installer for a while now. Compared to the installer used with Maximo 7.1 and 7.5, it is a big improvement.
First, you have many fewer screens to go through. At most, you'll see 11 screens, instead of more than 25. Each screen provides field validation for your entries.
Second, before you install anything, you can review, validate and modify all of the entries, rather than waiting until everything has been entered and pressing that next button.
Third, there is additional... [More]
This is a cross post from Service Management 360 site.
Did you know you can configure Maximo Anywhere apps to add additional views and show related objects of the objects already used by the app?
For instance, in this blog post , I describe the process for adding the communications log object, which is related to the work order, to the Maximo Anywhere Work Execution app. This will include:
A view to show the list of communication logs that are related to the work order.
A view to show the... [More]