It's currently October and for many people around the word, it means you have to reset your clocks. Some countries in the Southern Hemisphere like Australia and Brazil have already switched to summer time and Daylight Saving Time earlier this month. On the other hand, people in the Northern Hemisphere will soon switch to winter time and off Daylight Saving Time (October 25 for most of Europe and November 1 for North America). Maximo time might become out of whack if the Java ICU4J library is outdated in the Maximo Application... [More]
Today, I'm going to go over step by step installing a Maximo 7.6 Feature Pack. It is very similar to the process for installing Interim Fixes, which I documented at Installing an Interim Fix in Maximo 7.6 . I thought that a post dedicated solely to Feature Pack installation would be useful. Feature Pack releases differ from older Fix Pack releases in that, in addition to bug fixes and compatibility notices, new functionality may be added. See Maximo 7.6 Maintenance Delivery Strategy for more... [More]
Hello! In Maximo 7.6 we have introduced new features that pertain to the side navigation menu. In the past releases you were very limited in what you could do with the menu. Now with the introduction of 7.6. there are more options to control how it displays. Please see the link below to our knowledge base document with the details. http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21694662
Do you have a Maximo 7.5 environment where you already installed Scheduler 7.5.2 and you need the functionality of Maximo for Utilities 7.5 ? If you tried to run the Utilities 7.5 installer you most likely get an integrity check error. CTGIN0089E: The request failed because an integrity violation was detected. The request will not be processed. CTGIN0098E: "1" integrity impacts have been detected for the "Create" operation, which was performed against the "MAM71UTILITIES" software target. CTGIN0099E:... [More]
On September 10th, 2015 Maximo 188.8.131.52 Interim Fix 009 was released. If you have downloaded Maximo 184.108.40.206 Interim Fix 009(TPAE_7507_IFIX.20150901-1047.psi.zip) from IBM Fix Central before the date of October 7th, 2015 you will be unable to apply the Interim Fix. This is due to an invalid character contained within the PSI package files. The Process Solution Installer will show the following error during the deployment. The corrected Interim Fix has now been posted to Fix Central. If you have downloaded the file previously... [More]
Have a need to extend Maximo's Supply Chain capabilities to include Planning and Contract Management. Watch this recording of the integration solution available between IBM Procurement (Emptoris) and Maximo. If you want additional information about the Emptoris-Maximo Connector, feel free to reach out to Paul Nash at email@example.com.
Have you ever wanted an escalation to run every day but not on weekends? Maximo 7.5 supports using a calendar-based schedule for escalations . There are 2 fields (Calendar and Shift) that have been added to the Escalation Point section in the application for this purpose. In the Calendar Organization, the Calendar and Shift fields specify values to limit when the escalation is run. The Calendar and Shift fields specify the days and times for which the escalation is valid. If you set up a calendar to be only Monday to Friday and then... [More]
Steps to add the Details Section to a table. 1. In order to properly set up the details section in a table you need to add both events in the table: toggleselectrow and toggledetailstate. The events are added in the table by tablecol tags. 2. Add a tabledetails tag after the tablebody. 3. Make sure that the "linkedcontrolid" property from the columns of the tablebody are the same of the "id" from the fields of the tabledetails. The following is an example of the table with table details set up.... [More]
The Maximo 220.127.116.11 Interim Fix 002 Installation Manager repository (TPAE_7601_IFIX.20150827-0941.im.zip in TPAE_7601_IF002_PKG.zip), released on September 4, 2015, cannot be extracted by Windows compression tools. A new version of the Interim Fix has been posted to Fix Central.
"I can't have my technician visiting all the related assets and taking meter readings to get the PM Work Orders to generate... it's gotta be easier than that." The quote above is from a client who was trying to figure out how to service multiple assets that operate on an assembly line . Additionally, these assets were associated with multiple Locations, because the plant was divided into congruent sections for other maintenance reasons, such as electrical and temperature requirements. The last major... [More]
"No Work Orders Generated from PMs!" Throughout my time here in Maximo application support I speak with many different clients who have the exact same problem, but the issue has been resolved differently for various reasons. Sometimes, the resolution and actual steps that need to be taken to resolve the current issue are quick and easy, but that doesn't erase from our memories the experience of a Maximo User who endured some heart-stopping drama and panic of a being on the firing line of a show-stopping Maximo problem! Not... [More]
On September 11th, 2015 the Maximo 18.104.22.168 Feature Pack was released. This Feature Pack is applicable to both Maximo and Maximo Multi-Tenancy Information for Feature Pack 22.214.171.124 can be found here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24040699 What's new in IBM Maximo Asset Management 126.96.36.199? New features and capabilities in the IBM Maximo Asset Management 188.8.131.52 feature pack help your organization reconcile purchase order and invoice costs. A new report was added to IBM Maximo Asset Management 184.108.40.206 to help you... [More]
Today's a busy day on the release schedule. IBM Maximo Asset Management Feature Pack 220.127.116.11 IBM Maximo Asset Configuration 7.6.1 IBM Maximo Archiving with InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution 7.6 IBM Maximo Asset Management Scheduler 7.6.1 IBM Maximo Enterprise Adapter for Oracle Applications 7.6 IBM Maximo Enterprise Adapter for SAP Applications 7.6... [More]
"How do you set up a Crew?", "You can't just go to Crews and insert a new record!" The good news is that it's easy to assign a crew to a Work Order... In 18.104.22.168, the Crew functionality from the Maximo for Utilities product was integrated with the base Maximo product. This allows Work Orders to have a C rew assigned to perform the tasks. When you assign a Crew, the appropriate Crew needs to be matched to the requirements of the Work Order. For example, a Work Order needs 36 hours of electrical... [More]