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TOPIC: Enterprise Asset Management

Maximo Data Imports: A simplified guide

Maximo Data Imports: A simplified guide

All your Maximo data import needs simplified Being able to manage data loads and data extracts is a powerful ability. It can substantially improve processes and reduce delays. Maximo offers not one, but multiple ways of handling data. Equipped with user-friendly error...

A Maximo enhancement project took us around the world

A Maximo enhancement project took us around the world

Working for a multi-national organization such as BPD Zenith brings its own perks and specializing in a niche area such as IBM Maximo in the Asset management space, you are bound to be exposed to some excellent opportunities. I was presented with a secondment to work...

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Improving Data Quality & Compliance in Enterprise Asset Management

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Improving Data Quality & Compliance in Enterprise Asset Management

Part of the regulation and licensing that Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and other regulated industries have to adhere to refers to Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and the requirement to have a current, supported system in place. The lack of which would result in non-compliancy. They selected BPD to implement the upgrade to 7.6.1 as well as Mobility (Maximo Anywhere), Calibration and Cognos Reporting due to our experience and knowledge in highly regulated industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas and Nuclear.

A 2020 message from ANZ Managing Director Mark Michael

A 2020 message from ANZ Managing Director Mark Michael

This has certainly been a year like no other. For many of us COVID19 has been a time of significant loss, some will endure the mourning of loved ones, some will have experienced separation from those we care about and there have been endless opportunities lost to...

Maximo Integration and custom endpoint for token retrieval

Maximo Integration and custom endpoint for token retrieval

Maximo Endpoints are used for outbound integration. When we trigger integration in Maximo, publish channel with associated object structure create a message and store it in an outbound queue. Cron task for the outbound queue invokes the endpoint which routes outbound...

Single Sign On (SSO) in Maximo

Single Sign On (SSO) in Maximo

As our work environments become more and more digitized, end users express a greater need to access software systems quickly and efficiently. Single Sign On (SSO) has been introduced to reduce the complexity for end users by enabling them to log in to multiple...

Implementing Drill-through in a BIRT report

Implementing Drill-through in a BIRT report

More often than not, we may be working with a report which lacks all the necessary details about a particular Work Order or asset. In this instance, we need to access Maximo and retrieve the relevant record to obtain the information we are after. Wouldn’t it be so...

Crew Management using Graphical Scheduling applications

Crew Management using Graphical Scheduling applications

Maximo Scheduler applications have been around for a while, but some great design enhancements and functionalities released by IBM in the recent versions; and the fact that it provides maintenance planning and scheduling capabilities within Maximo eliminates the need...

Automation Scripts – A Powerful Maximo Feature

Automation Scripts – A Powerful Maximo Feature

Automation Scripts are powerful features, used for writing, extending or altering the existing functionality to meet specific business requirements without java customization. Most popular scripting languages are Jython, Python and JavaScript. Automation Scripts were...

IBM Maximo Anywhere and its features

IBM Maximo Anywhere and its features

IBM® Maximo Anywhere is a next-generation mobile application platform that enables users to securely access IBM Maximo® Asset Management functionality from a mobile device. Maximo Anywhere provides a suite of connected and disconnected apps that focus on asset,...

The Catalyst Behind the MaxiCloud Platform

The Catalyst Behind the MaxiCloud Platform

The idea of BPD Zenith’s MaxiCloud platform came about more than 5 years ago as a response to clients’ desires for a fully managed Maximo Cloud application. The benefits of this new innovative environment were only just starting to resonate with the end user then,...

Your Bridge to Cloud – 6 Benefits of MaxiCloud LaaS

Your Bridge to Cloud – 6 Benefits of MaxiCloud LaaS

Cloud is a hot topic at the moment and most organisations are either preparing to move to the Cloud or have already made the jump. If you’re in the first category and are gearing up, then BPD Zenith’s MaxiCloud License as a Service (LaaS) could be the ideal first...

MaxiCloud in Self Isolation

MaxiCloud in Self Isolation

It’s fair to say that even though it’s only May, 2020 has been a challenging year! For our Australian cohort, a set of bushfires which devasted much of the East Coast and then COVID-19 which has impacted us all globally. We are all in this together Positivity is my...

External Sensors and Automation

External Sensors and Automation

At the recent Maximo User Group, I did a presentation on external sensors and automation. For my presentation, I created a demo science lab containing a photo and temperature sensitive incubator. My science lab is in New Zealand and may therefore be subject to...

Maximo and Attachments

Maximo and Attachments

Have you ever wished for a faster way to attach a file to a record in Maximo? Or even multiple files without even opening Maximo? If your answer is ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions then keep reading as I am going to show you two pieces of the finest Maximo...

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