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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,...

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…

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...

An Introduction to Conduct an Inspection Work Center

An Introduction to Conduct an Inspection Work Center

Conduct an Inspection Last week we reviewed the “Manage Inspection Forms” tool in Maximo. This week we will look in to the “Conduct an Inspection” tool which is very closely related to the Manage Inspection Forms tool.  One of the primary responsibilities of an...

Introduction to the Manage Inspection Forms Tool

Introduction to the Manage Inspection Forms Tool

Manage Inspection Forms Tool This blog will provide a quick overview and use case of the Manage Inspection Forms Tool. This is part of a series of blogs looking at Work Center functionality and our experience in implementing them.  The Manage Inspection Forms tool is...

Introduction to the Work Supervision Work Center  

Introduction to the Work Supervision Work Center  

Work Supervision Work Center   This blog will provide a quick overview and use case of the Work Supervision Work Center. This is part of a series of blogs looking at Work Center functionality and our experience in implementing them.  The Work Supervision Work Center...

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...

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...

Introduction to the Business Analysis Work Center

Introduction to the Business Analysis Work Center

Business Analysis Work Center This blog will provide a quick overview and use case of the Maximo Business Analysis Work Center. This is part of a series of blogs looking at Work Center functionality and our experience in implementing them.  The Business Analysis Work...

Introduction to Maximo Work Centers

Introduction to Maximo Work Centers

What is a Maximo Work Center?  IBM introduced Work Centers as part of Maximo 7.6.0.5 which was released in June 2016. A Work Center is a simple yet intuitive new user interface. This simplicity minimizes the training need for new Maximo users. It is also responsive to...

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...

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 Maximo buzz kills that users report. If you can rule out...

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 reports and views

Monitoring license usage using BIRT reports and views

Maximo users can be categorised based on their license usage. License usage can be monitored through BIRT reports. 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...

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