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TOPIC: Asset Management

Defence Seaworthiness – A session from AMPEAK 2021

Defence Seaworthiness – A session from AMPEAK 2021

I recently got the opportunity to attend Asset Management Council of Australia’s AMPEAK conference. It has been a great experience interacting directly with the true practitioners of Asset Management, and understanding some of the technology challenges that they are...

How to call a Report directly from the Action Menu in IBM Maximo

How to call a Report directly from the Action Menu in IBM Maximo

In IBM Maximo, it’s possible to add a direct print option to a report. This adds a printer icon to the toolbar and allows you to run the report with just one click. But for reports where there are parameters required before running, this is not possible… Usually, a user will have to click the “Run Reports” action, then find their report in the list of all reports available for that application. They then click on the one they want before being taken to the IBM Maximo Reports Request page. In this blog I’ll show you how to get around that problem. in our example we use an Action launch point for an Automation Script and link it to a menu item in IBM Maximo Application Designer…

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...

Meet the Team – Andres Acosta

Meet the Team – Andres Acosta

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? My name is Andres and I mainly work with our Global Infrastructure Team, where we deliver Cloud infrastructure for our MaxiCloud clients. I am also involved in other areas of the company assisting Support, Sales and Product...

2020 Wrap Up by APAC CEO Graeme Sharp

2020 Wrap Up by APAC CEO Graeme Sharp

As the year 2020 draws to a close, it’s important to reflect on what has transpired in this tumultuous year and take forward any lessons learnt into the future. Who would have thought in December 2019 that a global pandemic would sweep the world, disrupting economies...

A 2020 message from ANZ Managing Director Mark Michael

A 2020 message from ANZ Managing Director Mark Michael

2020 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 Endpoint is 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...

Meet the Team – Niru Ojha

Meet the Team – Niru Ojha

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? My name is Niru and I am the Financial Controller. My day to day responsibilities include getting up to date with all financial activities. 2. What led you to choose this career path? I love working with numbers, reconciling,...

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...

Meet the Team – Sara Sankaranarayanan

Meet the Team – Sara Sankaranarayanan

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? My name is Sara and I am the Principal Consultant at BPD Zenith ANZ and my day to day responsibilities include helping the Sales team with proposals, implementing, and upgrading Maximo for the BPD clients and providing guidance...

Maximo Inspection Forms extension for Procurement

Maximo Inspection Forms extension for Procurement

Since the release of Maximo Work Centers, Maximo 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...

Meet the Team – Jitesh Kalyan

Meet the Team – Jitesh Kalyan

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? My name is Jitesh I am a Maximo technical consultant. My day to day activities include supporting our clients with the implementation and maintenance of their applications, primarily IBM Maximo. I also work on DataSplice, 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 version 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...

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...

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