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TOPIC: Enterprise Asset Management

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...

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.

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...

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...

IBM Maximo Anywhere and its features

IBM Maximo Anywhere and its features

IBM® Maximo Anywhere is a next-generation mobile application platform that enables users to securely access IBM Maximo® Asset Management functionality from a mobile device. Maximo Anywhere provides a suite of connected and disconnected apps that focus on asset,...

The Catalyst Behind the MaxiCloud Platform

The Catalyst Behind the MaxiCloud Platform

The idea of BPD Zenith’s MaxiCloud platform came about more than 5 years ago as a response to clients’ desires for a fully managed Maximo Cloud application. The benefits of this new innovative environment were only just starting to resonate with the end user then,...

Your Bridge to Cloud – 6 Benefits of MaxiCloud LaaS

Your Bridge to Cloud – 6 Benefits of MaxiCloud LaaS

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...

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...

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...

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...

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