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
Today I am going to provide a workaround to avoid a common error that I usually face when testing Maximo Upgrade scenarios on DB2 databases. If you missed my previous "Maximo Upgrade Tips" entries, check them through this link .
One of the common errors that can happen during an upgrade of Maximo Base Services from versions 7.1.x to 7.5.x on DB2 databases is related with the application heap size configuration parameter of the database - applheapsz , usually set by default as 1024 or 2048 depending of what where... [More]
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]
We've added a new widget to Maximo and SmartCloud Control Desk 7.5 to support Rich Text within the User Interface.
Existing customers upgrading to Maximo 7.5 should be aware of certain considerations to support the new Rich Text widget. New customers looking to integrate data with external systems should also be aware of how this Rich Text is handled at the integration layer. Please take a look at this presentation
With the sun warming his speckled skin, and in anticipation of his breakfast of insects, Leroy loves mornings. And similar to One Eyed Al , and the odd ostrich, I’m a member of their pack loving mornings and the explorations the day holds.
Today, let’s explore another component of the Report Upgrade. In this previous BiLog entry , the impact the report upgrade to version 371 in Maximo 7503 could have on your custom reports was detailed. But how do you know what reports may be impacted? Depending... [More]
Last week I showed you my cubicle . This week, I used one of my favorite tools – my Magic 8 Ball – to see if I should show you more, and received ‘Reply Hazy’ in return. Okay…I’ll follow its guidance and hold for now. But what I do want to share today is more information on Report Upgrading. When Maximo 220.127.116.11 was initially released, we noted that it included an upgrade to BIRT 3.7.1 . If you were using a previous version of Maximo (and hence a lower version of BIRT) we recommended report upgrade best practices which included backup... [More]
No Trends. No New Year’s Resolutions. No Lists of What’s In, What’s Out. Instead, make 2013 a year to explore. Explore new concepts, functionality, technology, processes or products. Here’s a list of what you can act on today to get started….. Understand what Smarter Physical Infrastructur e is Delve into the details of new concepts like telematics or work to implement a high availability Maximo configuration as detailed here Create a new custom action class or utilize the new scripting capability following this example from... [More]
Do you collect coins? In a gargantuan container that once held a supersize collection of cheese puffs? My mammoth 24 x 8 inch plastic container was so packed full of coins, it broke thru its bottom when I recently tried relocating it... Maybe relocating wasn’t the best plan for the coins….which is just one of the many collections I’ve shared with you this year. Others included post cards , National Park Stamps , photos , and BiLog entries! Yes! BiLogs are a collection of Maximo Business Intelligence Blogs detailing reporting... [More]
I am going to provide a tip today in how to fix one of the common errors that are reported during the Validation run, in an upgrade scenario from the Maximo Asset Management (with or without IS/Addons) 6.x to 7.1.x level.
The Validation utility is executed after the Integrity Checker runs are completed without any error remaining and its main objective is to check that valid data in the source Maximo database (to-be-upgraded) that needs user intervention is transformed correctly before the ugprade can... [More]
Are we there yet? Even with a GPS depicting the exact minute of our arrival, I heard (and thought!) these same words multiple times over the course of driving our 1246 mile adventure these last four days! You may hear these same words as you may travel with your family this summer, and you may also wonder if we are there yet with reporting in Maximo. As noted in the July 2012 Maximo Report Upgrade Session referenced here , reporting has evolved tremendously over the last 12 years from its initial focus on architecture to its current focus... [More]
Spurred by the quest to enable our client’s additional functionality and coached by Agile processes, the 7503 development team introduced the Maximo 7503 release on July 20, 2012! This enabled a repeat team performance highlighted last year with the Maximo 7.5 release . One of the largest components on the 7503 release, were major updates to Maximo Reporting . The embedded reporting tool, BIRT, was upgraded from Version 2.3.2 to 3.7.1, and a new Direct Integration Option to Cognos 10.1.1 was enabled. Over the next few weeks, we’ll detail... [More]
The Maximo team is excited to introduce a series of Maximo Upgrade training sessions available to you! Spurred by the creativity of our own Kevin B , this series is intended to assist our customers in planning their upgrade to the latest versions of Maximo Asset Management and SmartCloud Control Desk. The bulk of this series will be devoted to the Maximo product suite, add-on's and industry solutions. In each session, a member of the business architecture team will deliver a presentation chronicling the incremental enhancements made in the... [More]
At 7 feet wide by 8 feet deep, and housed in a former shed on a tomato farm in Ochopee, Florida, is the smallest post office in the United States. Located in the Florida Everglades, Ochopee is home to a multitude of snakes and alligators , but its post office is only big enough for a single postal clerk! While the post master of Ochopee may not be considering an upgrade due to the sentimental value of their facility, you may be considering an upgrade from Version 7.1x to Version 7.5. If so, you may want to review the review the items below... [More]
Terry Francona, manager of the Boston Red Sox who led them to two World Series titles in 2004 and 2007...out after experiencing one of the worst team collapses in Sports History. Rory McIlroy, 22 year old golf professional and winner of 2011 US Open..in. Whoopie Pies In (OMG..Aren't they the greatest!) ...Cupcakes Out. Blue In...Grey Out. Shipment Details In...Purchase Requisition List Out. Like changes in sports, food or colors, the reports that are delivered from one Maximo release to another also changes. Delivered reports... [More]
Three months ago, we were very
excited to introduce a new report option for Maximo 6 clients called V7RI, or
Version 7 Report integration. V7RI enables our Maximo 6 clients
to utilize BIRT reporting though an integration to a Maximo Version 7 instance.
Since that time, you have given us
very positive feedback on this report option, as it has numerous benefits
1. Streamlines future
2. Proven solution deployed world wide today.
3. Enables usage of Version 7 reports.