Do you remember the feeling when you put on a pair of pants that you haven’t worn in awhile, and find money in your pocket? Whether its $1, $5 or even sometimes $20 – its an unexpected wow surprise – finding this great treasure that you didn’t know you had.
This same feeling holds true to the Business Intelligence (BI) features in Maximo. We often spend so much time talking about the new features in each release, that we neglect the hidden treasures.
What are these hidden treasures that you already have in Version 7? The hidden functionality that makes you think ”Sweet” “Cool” “Nice’” “No upgrades required”. It’s functionality in your pocket.
Here’s are just a few of the administrative report hidden features available in Version 7 that I want to make sure you find…..
Reports in a Page – Set the number
of reports that display for your users in the ‘Run Report’ Listing by
configuring this property file
Report Display Order – Define which most frequently accessed reports display first in the Report menu by configuring the Display Order for the report. by accessing the information here
Reporting Database – Configure your reports to execute from a non-production V7 database thru the Configure Data Source action in the Report Administration application, which are detailed here.
Schedule Only Reports – Enable your complex reports to only be scheduled, and not executed immediately as a performance enabler. You can find the details here
Specify Report Run Time – Also as a performance enabler, for your very complex, batch reports, enable your users to only schedule them at non-peak business hours thru this feature
To learn more about these hidden features check out the referenced V7 Report url’s. In the meanwhile, I’ll continue to intermix the ‘functionality in your pocket’ features…along with new features….in the BiLog (Business Intelligence) Blog entries.