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TOPIC: Maximo

Integrating SFG20 and HTMs with your EAM or CAFM system

Integrating SFG20 and HTMs with your EAM or CAFM system

In this blog, we will explain the advantages of integrating SFG20 with your EAM or CAFM system using BPD Zenith’s SFG20 EAM Integration Adaptor. In our example, we look at a business requirement from the FM Service Provider industry and how the adaptor works with IBM...

Meet the Team – Sourabh Jain

Meet the Team – Sourabh Jain

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? My name is Sourabh and I’m currently a Senior Maximo Consultant at BPD Zenith, Sydney. 2. What led you to choose this career path? What alternative career path would you have chosen and why? When I was studying programming for...

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...

A 2021 message from ANZ Managing Director Mark Michael

A 2021 message from ANZ Managing Director Mark Michael

2021 was another 12 months of challenges for society, our clients, business and our people. Some regions saw the effects more than others however I am extremely optimistic about 2022. As we learn to live with this virus, thanks to the vaccines impact, I am confident...

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...

Custom servlet in Maximo

Custom servlet in Maximo

What is a servlet? Servlets are Java classes which service HTTP requests and implement the ‘javax. servlet. HttpServlet’, an abstract class that implements the servlet interface and is specially designed to handle HTTP requests. A  servlet accepts the request,...

Reinvent the Wheel with BPD Zenith’s Maximo Accelerators

Reinvent the Wheel with BPD Zenith’s Maximo Accelerators

I was recently involved in preparing a business case for a Maximo implementation, and as a part of process I spent considerable time analyzing and evaluating the best approach. In essence, I was trying to find the optimum balance between minimizing the length of the...

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…

The Importance of Maximo Training and Change Management

The Importance of Maximo Training and Change Management

When you implement or upgrade Maximo, it’s easy to focus on the technology without thinking about the end users until further down the line. Yet, your people is where you will get the most long-term value from the system. Your Maximo system will only ever be as good...

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.

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...

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