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Asset Management for Net-Zero Futures

Asset Management for Net-Zero Futures

Sustainability is not a new concept and BPD Zenith have always strived to be socially responsible, however, it is a critical imperative for today’s business operations – and for the planet... There has been a shift from using digital to improve the bottom line, to...

The Hidden Value of CMMS Master Data

The Hidden Value of CMMS Master Data

Having made a significant investment in your CMMS, advances in Data analytics are prompting rethinks about the Master Data that underpins your ability to launch programs such as Asset performance management, Monitor Asset health and enhance Predictive Maintenance. A...

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...

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...

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...

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...

An Introduction to the Service Requests Work Center

An Introduction to the Service Requests Work Center

Service Requests Work Center The Service Request tool is used to create service requests, monitor the status of existing active requests as well as view completed requests. You have the ability to create SRs on your desktop computer, laptop computer, or mobile device....

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...

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...

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