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TOPIC: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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