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Maximo 7.6 to 8.x transition

Maximo 7.6 to 8.x transition

It's challenging to keep up with technology and we understand from a customer perspective it’s much harder to keep up with consistent upgrades and technological changes. But it’s good to see Maximo journey from client server platform (MX4) to Web Application(MX6) and...

2021 Wrap-Up by APAC CEO Graeme Sharp

2021 Wrap-Up by APAC CEO Graeme Sharp

2021 has seen a number of changes at BPD Zenith globally, with the major change being Galanthus Partners buying the company in July 2021. Since the purchase, a continued focus and re-investment into BPD Zenith’s Cloud strategy has been made, further consolidating the...

What is Asset Performance Management?

What is Asset Performance Management?

What is Asset Performance Management? Introduction As a definition, Asset Performance Management (APM) encompasses the capabilities of data capture, integration, visualization, and analytics tied together for the explicit purpose of improving the reliability and...

Maximo Relationships

Maximo Relationships

In this blog I will be explaining what a Maximo Relationship is, how to create one, and, the benefits of having Maximo Relationships. What is a relationship? The way in which two or more things are connected, or the state of being connected.Why do we need Maximo...

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...

Architecture Governance

Architecture Governance

What is architecture governance? Governance is a system of rules, practices, and processes by which a company is controlled and directed. It is less about deliberate control and strict adherence to rules, and more about the effective usage of resources to achieve an...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Meet the Team – Emanuela Bryant

Meet the Team – Emanuela Bryant

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? I am Emanuela and I am the Marketing Coordinator for the Asia Pacific region. 2. What led you to choose this career path? I am a creative, and marketing roles are amongst the most creative out there. It is also important for me...

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...

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 but alas we at BPD Zenith have continued to...

IBM Maximo Tokens – A New Flexible Licensing Model

IBM Maximo Tokens – A New Flexible Licensing Model

Traditional Licensing Model With a traditional IBM licensing model, known as Passport Advantage, customers can manage and purchase licenses for each individual Maximo user and product, or for concurrent users. This is based on the expected peak usage and may include a...

Top 5 benefits of the Cloud

Top 5 benefits of the Cloud

The birth of ‘Cloud Computing’ has been fuelled by rapid technological growth. In simple terms, Cloud refers to internet-based computing. In the Cloud, software and services are hosted using the Internet rather than on a local computer and can be accessed through a...

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