Maximo Activity Dashboard (PerfMon)
The Maximo Activity Dashboard commonly known as PerfMon is available as a UI Interface from Maximo version 7 onwards. It is normally used when debugging performance related problems in Maximo.
Here are some of the capabilities of PerfMon –
Provides information on Individual Request Processing Time on the server side including –
Overall response time
Average response time for similar kind of... [More]
Maximo Mobile 7.5.1 has just recently been released and in
addition to being supported on Windows and Windows Mobile devices, it can now
be run on Android phones and tablets. This is great news for many clients who
have had trouble finding mobile devices they are happy with. Android offers a
number of options from ruggedized devices to phones and tablets. With this
Android support, we can also support voice to text data entry, taking pictures
with the camera and having them become attachments without having to leave the
application and... [More]
Use the Workflow Designer application to create, view, modify, and delete Workflow process records that reflect your business processes. An active Workflow process revision defines the different paths that a record can take as it moves through the business process. The process also defines the actions and notifications that should take place at various points in the process. You create a workflow process by inserting nodes and connection lines on a Workflow canvas. Each Workflow process includes start and stop nodes. Start and stop nodes do... [More]
What's in a Name? This simple question resonates with English speakers as part of a famous dialog in William Shakespeare's well-known play, Romeo and Juliette. This question, immortalized by The Bard in the sixteenth century, remains powerful to the present day. In its simplicity, the question suggests the distinction between what we label something, and what it actually is. The question also serves as a way to introduce an important development in the way Maximo Nuclear is bringing value to customers outside the realm of commercial nuclear... [More]
Configuration Management (CM) is the specification of allowable as-designed asset assemblies (“Models”) and/or as-maintained physical builds. It can also mean the process of ensuring that actual asset physical builds meet the requirements of an allowable configuration. Functional builds may also be represented (for example, an “electronic systems only” view of the equipment). For the purposes of this “Models” application design, we take the rigorous view that Configuration Management refers only to reference data (i.e. the configurations... [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
So you and your team are ready to make the leap on to the next release of Maximo or SCCD but, there is that looming concern about what is going to happen when you flip the "ON" switch on your go-live date. Will it work? Will performance be acceptable? or will you have to find a safe house to hide from the angry mob of users that can not use the system? You are not alone. Those are the type of questions that keep every Project Manager and System Implementer up at night.
Through collaboration with some of our... [More]
I am very proud to present our next-gen mobile solution for Smarter Infrastructure portfolio of products. Our just released Maximo Anywhere 7.5 product provides a mobile solution for your Smarter Infrastructure environment which will fulfill your mobile requirements now and in the future.
This product provides the basis for a complete next-gen mobile solution for Smarter Infrastructure Products, including:
After posting my last blog ' What you always wanted to know about hotfixes... ', our L3 (Level 3) manager sent me some really excellent and detailed information about the definition and attributes of Fixpacks, Interim Fixes and Limited Availability fixes. I want to share this information with you here:
Fixpacks are deliveries of product defect fixes that are put through a full development release cycle and the largest amount of QA testing of all maintenance. The... [More]
Do you need a quick way to determine what customizations you’ve made to your Maximo Asset Management 7.5 installation?
If so, check out the Customization Detection tool. The tool currently works on Maximo Asset Management Version 126.96.36.199 and higher. The tool provides information about customizations for business objects, field classes, and services that were customized (extended/added) for the out-of-the-box system. It does not provide information about UI bean classes or other configuration changes.
For information... [More]
Email! That word triggers both positive and negative
reactions as this year’s holiday season gets underway. On the one hand, we want
to be sure we receive those emails with special offers for holiday shopping. On
the other, we are annoyed when we get spammed. We wonder about the thousands of
emails routed daily through automated email systems.
Automated email systems supporting a business’ IT operations
are a different story altogether. Emails may be the quickest and cheapest
mechanism for users to alert IT teams of issues.... [More]
The Challenge : Planning packages of work can provide a number of challenges, particularly for transportation type assets where the dynamic nature of the assets operations means that the asset may not be where it is supposed to be!! Maintenance facilities are resourced based on carrying out a range of maintenance tasks, they know that for a given time period they will be maintaining an asset from the fleet (or a third party client) but not necessarily which specific asset it will be, to a certain extent they do not care which asset it will... [More]
Hi. My name is Jean Carlos Ribeiro Gonçalves and I'd like to let you all know of our brand new blog Maximo Upgrade Tips , which authors are part of the Brazil Maximo/Industry Solutions Upgrade QA team. We are going to put there posts with tips in how to perform Maximo and Industry Solution upgrades, quick guides for some specific scenarios, tips in how to fix Integrity Checker, Validate errors, workarounds, and so on, all this based in our experience of testing the Upgrade scenarios for IBM Maximo Asset Management, Industry Solutions and... [More]
As the product designer and architect for Maximo Everyplace ,
I want to pass along the latest product information and answer the common
questions that I hear. In case you’re not familiar with Everyplace, it provides
the ability to use Maximo on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device. To
use it, you need to be on version 7 of Maximo, and at fixpack 188.8.131.52 or
Many people assume that, because there are phone apps that
allow them to scan barcodes with their phone's camera, that they'll be able to use
this same... [More]
Today I want to tell everyone about the new Maximo Mobile
Cookbook for Customizations. When I say cookbook, I mean a document that
provides the ‘recipes’ or instructions, for building some of the most common
modifications to the Maximo Mobile applications.
Have you ever wanted to add a few extra fields to one of the
screens in Maximo Mobile? How do you change the color of the high priority work
orders in your work list? Maybe you want to change the validation rules for a
certain field or enable a table window to support bar... [More]