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TOPIC: Asset Management

Maximo Inspection Forms extension for Procurement

Maximo Inspection Forms extension for Procurement

Since the release of Maximo Work Centers, Inspection Forms have gained popularity in the work management circles, however, this powerful tool seems to be under-utilized for Maximo’s purchasing module. The below is an attempt to harness the potential for procurement. A...

What’s new in IBM Maximo version 7.6.1.2

What’s new in IBM Maximo version 7.6.1.2

IBM released Maximo v 7.6.1.2 on July 24, 2020 to bring new and enhanced functionality to the user community of a leading, world-class asset management solution. IBM continues to assist the Maximo community optimise and enhance the performance of their assets while...

Digitalization, Remote Operations and Smarter Maintenance  

Digitalization, Remote Operations and Smarter Maintenance  

As the effects of COVID-19 continue, it is reasonable to consider that the ‘new normal’ may be with us for some time. To preserve the long-term health of your organization in these unprecedented times, the value of data to inform activities cannot be overstated.  What...

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...

Driving Productivity with Automation

Driving Productivity with Automation

If there’s one metric that’s top-of-mind for field service leaders today, it’s availability. In an industry where every minute of downtime is money out the door, even a slight increase in asset uptime is significant. For many organizations, the answer lies in...

Meet the Team – Alhaji Akbar

Meet the Team – Alhaji Akbar

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? I am the coordinator for the Support team, and I coordinate the support in handling tickets for various clients. I also help Adrian (COO Asia Pacific) create reports for clients. As a technical consultant, I am also responsible...

Women in Reliability and Asset Management

Women in Reliability and Asset Management

On 25 June, my colleague Danit Larter and I joined our first WIRAM event – and WIRAM’s first digital event! Women in Reliability and Asset Management (WIRAM) Women in Reliability and Asset Management (WIRAM) is a special interest group that is part of the Association...

Introduction to the Work Execution Work Center

Introduction to the Work Execution Work Center

Work Execution Work Center This blog will provide a quick overview and use case of the Work Execution Work Center. This is part of a series of blogs looking at Work Center functionality and our experience in implementing them.  Maximo Work Centers are visually dynamic...

IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.4 and its features

IBM Maximo Anywhere 7.6.4 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 7.6.4 Maximo Anywhere 7.6.4 provides a suite of connected and disconnected...

Introduction to the Manage Inventory Work Center

Introduction to the Manage Inventory Work Center

Manage Inventory Work Center This blog will provide a quick overview and use case of the Maximo Manage Inventory Work Center. This is part of a series of blogs looking at Work Center functionality and our experience in implementing them.  The Manage Inventory Work...

A Quantum Leap of Faith. Distance your competitors!

A Quantum Leap of Faith. Distance your competitors!

All around the globe, asset intensive businesses are facing challenges on multiple fronts. Aging workforces, digitization, cloud computing, infrastructure updates, asset replacements, increased customer service demands, health and safety requirements… the list goes on...

Maximo Assist: An AI Assistant for your Workforce

Maximo Assist: An AI Assistant for your Workforce

We are losing our most experienced technicians... The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause disruption to our workforces, and it has got me thinking – your people are your best assets, so what happens if you lose your experts? And what will happen to your assets if...

An AI Assistant for your Workforce

An AI Assistant for your Workforce

The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause disruption to our workforces, and it has got me thinking – your people are your best assets, so what happens if you lose your experts?  And what will happen to your assets if your most experienced technicians are restricted,...

Meet the Team – Adrian Cassar

Meet the Team – Adrian Cassar

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? I am the Chief Operating Officer at BPD Zenith. My role is to manage the operations for BPD Zenith across the Asia Pacific region. My role incorporates developing and delivering strategic plans to help grow and operate the...

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,...

Meet the Team – Carol Mathew

Meet the Team – Carol Mathew

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? I’m a Senior Maximo consultant, involved in delivering projects, change requests, training, onsite support for clients, pre-sales activities etc. I have a strong technical background with a functional outlook. 2. What led you to...

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...

Regulatory Compliance – Maximo for Oil and Gas Use Cases

Regulatory Compliance – Maximo for Oil and Gas Use Cases

As most of us know, there is a lot more to IBM Maximo than most businesses use, and if you add in one of the Industry Solutions then that functionality is exponentially greater!  In the Maximo for Oil and Gas modules, there is a wealth of functionality that enables...

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...

Meet the Team – Simon Gate

Meet the Team – Simon Gate

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? "I’m a developer at BPD working out of the Carlisle office (and currently my kitchen). This means I get to work on delivering client work packages from transformational Maximo upgrades, to smaller incremental changes.  In...

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