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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...

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...

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...

How to move up the asset management maturity curve

How to move up the asset management maturity curve

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...

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,...

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...

Meet the Team – Adrian Cassar

Meet the Team – Adrian Cassar

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? My name is Adrian and 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...

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