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6 Benefits of MaxiCloud LaaS (Bridge to Cloud)

6 Benefits of MaxiCloud LaaS (Bridge to Cloud)

Cloud is a hot topic at the moment and most organisations are either preparing to move to the Cloud or have already made the jump. If you’re in the first category and are gearing up, then BPD Zenith’s MaxiCloud License as a Service (LaaS) could be the ideal first...

Meet the Team – Yuhang Xiong

Meet the Team – Yuhang Xiong

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? "I'm a Trainee Maximo Consultant for BPD Zenith North America." ~Yuhang working from home~ 2. What led you to choose this career path? What alternative career path would you have chosen and why? "Being a Maximo Consultant best...

Regulatory Compliance – Maximo for Oil and Gas Use Cases

Regulatory Compliance – Maximo for Oil and Gas Use Cases

As most of us know, there is a lot more to IBM Maximo than most businesses use, and if you add in one of the Industry Solutions then that functionality is exponentially greater!  In the Maximo for Oil and Gas modules, there is a wealth of functionality that enables...

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. We are all in this together Positivity is my...

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...

Security Enhanced Maximo for Sensitive Asset Management Data

Security Enhanced Maximo for Sensitive Asset Management Data

One of the biggest problems faced with the accelerating pace of applications moving to cloud based infrastructure is security. When an application is internal or only available over an intranet there is additional security in place by default, as only authorised users...

Meet the Team – Cory Frandsen

Meet the Team – Cory Frandsen

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? "I am Vice President Business Solutions - Americas."  2. What led you to choose this career path? What alternative career path would you have chosen and why? "I have always enjoyed working with people and businesses to solve...

Meet the Team – Simon Barnes

Meet the Team – Simon Barnes

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? "I have two roles: Principal Consultant and Resource Manager. The Principal Consultant role is all about delivering solutions, it entails being able to do whatever is necessary. Primarily, it is about Design and Solutions based...

External Sensors and Automation

External Sensors and Automation

At the recent Maximo User Group, I did a presentation on external sensors and automation. For my presentation, I created a demo science lab containing a photo and temperature sensitive incubator. My science lab is in New Zealand and may therefore be subject to...

Meet the Team – Stephen Hume

Meet the Team – Stephen Hume

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? "I am a Senior Maximo Consultant, as well as the founder and facilitator of the Maximo Technical User Group (MaxTECH)." ~Stephen currently working from home~ 2. What led you to choose this career path? What alternative career...

Meet the Team – Helen Fisher

Meet the Team – Helen Fisher

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? "I’ve come back to a hybrid role after my maternity leave. I’m the global marketing manager as well as a business development manager. I am primarily responsible for overseeing BPD’s marketing strategy and regional coordinators...

Maximo and Attachments

Maximo and Attachments

Have you ever wished for a faster way to attach a file to a record in Maximo? Or even multiple files without even opening Maximo? If your answer is ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions then keep reading as I am going to show you two pieces of the finest Maximo...

Meet the Team – Hayden Oliver

Meet the Team – Hayden Oliver

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? "I am one of the Account Managers and I look after several of our key Australian accounts. This includes making sure they are well supported from a Maximo and asset management systems perspective, as well as providing...

Meet the Team – Michael Moulton

Meet the Team – Michael Moulton

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith? "I have a few roles – I’m a sales consultant, business development manager, account manager and sometimes stand in project manager. I am primarily responsible for MaxiCloud sales and looking after the NZ region. My day-to-day...

Maximo Custom Add-on Products

Maximo Custom Add-on Products

There are instances when organizations want to add client-specific validations, functionalities or new applications to Maximo Asset Management that don’t exist out-of-the-box. Luckily, Maximo caters to this with its add-on methodology and packages can be installed...

Maximo buzz kills – working your way around them

Maximo buzz kills – working your way around them

In the world of Maximo, there are often little things that you wish you wouldn’t have to encounter. Slow start centers, slow search results and that dreaded spinning wheel on the screen are just some of the buzz kills that users report. If you can rule out issues of...

The ease and power of automation scripts in Maximo

The ease and power of automation scripts in Maximo

Many of us in the Maximo space are appreciative of the power of automation scripts, however, might not be entirely familiar with various scripting languages like Javascript, Python and their API. How is Python different to Java and Script? Python created by Guido Van...

Monitoring license usage using BIRT report and views

Monitoring license usage using BIRT report and views

Maximo users can be categorised based on their license usage. The conditions of the contract or agreement with the service provider will outline the licenses which a client is eligible to use. The 4 different licence usages/types include Authorised, Limited, Express...

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