Maximo 7.6.0.8 Feature Pack

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

New Maximo Offerings in May 2017

IBM released lots of new Maximo offerings last week! There is a new feature pack for Maximo 7.6.0.8, new versions of Scheduler and Scheduler Plus 7.6.5, the next mobile release – Maximo Anywhere 7.6.2, and Maximo Asset Health Insights 7.6.0.2! These are all available for SaaS and on premise.

Maximo 7.6.0.8 Feature Pack

Exciting new features and capabilities in the Maximo 7.6.0.8 feature pack include a new Time Zone Rules application and Budget Monitoring application. Additionally, the alternate user interface and Work Centers are enhanced to include a new landing page for Work Centers and new security group templates that enable access to Work Centers and tools and tasks. New inspections tools provide the ability to build and conduct online inspections for assets and locations.  Maximo 7.6.0.8 also brings the latest in platform certifications with Windows Server 2016, SQL Server 2016 and Oracle EBS 12.2.6.

Users can specify a budget based on an financial period or specify a date range such as a fiscal year or a quarter.  Budget administrators can then create budget lines around 9 out-of-the-box axis points (WO, Asset, Location, Chart of Accounts, 6 GL Components).  After determining what will drive the tracking, users can identify what kinds of transactions will impact estimated, committed and actual budget costs.   There are 64 rules provided to determine how transactions are considered against the budget.   Once established and approved, these budgets can be used to drive reporting that can help make better decisions across the organization and improve overall fiscal tracking and compliance.Maximo 7.6.0.8 Feature Pack

Inspection Tools and Tasks

Starting with 7.6.0.4, Work Centers have been released for Technicians, Supervisors, Business Analysts, and most recently Service Requestors.  7.6.0.8 now offers support for Inspection processes.  An Inspection form can be created that becomes the framework for the steps needed to be performed during an inspection, defining the kinds of questions and responses that need to be captured. It is managed with a status like other Maximo documents.  Once active, these Inspections can be executed and data easily captured in the field on a smart phone or tablet.

Maximo Scheduler

Enabling more flexible views, there are now ways to bring in craft/labor counts to support a more generic estimating exercise.

Faster running optimization models that now support multi-skill labor and improved error reporting. Additionally, the optimization engine has been upgraded to IBM iLog DOC 3.9.

Maximo Scheduler Plus

A new application “Graphical Scheduling – Large Projects” enables users to view and manage large volumes of work through the use of paging.  This application caters to planners and schedulers responsible for managing large projects like plant shutdowns and turnarounds.

Enhancements to the Graphical Scheduling application to now support full critical path methodologies with filters to highlight critical path items.

Users can also track the progress of an individual work order or a project via the percentage complete capability.

The ability to auto refresh – so as work orders are updated, the labor/crew routes are automatically refreshed to reflect the latest information. Dispatchers can also re-optimize the remainder of the day/week to accommodate new emergent work.

Support for confirmation, cancellation, or reschedule of a customer appointment via email communication.

Visual indications of weather alerts effecting work orders are shown in Graphical Scheduling, Graphical Assignment, and Graphical Appointment Book applications with tool tip details on perils and the applicable timeframe. This capability requires a subscription to the IBM Weather Company Alerts for Worker Safety offering.

Maximo Anywhere

Maximo Anywhere 7.6.2 has an improved work execution application. It now offers offline map capabilities that can be configured through the map manager application to store local ESRI maps on the Anywhere mobile application. This allows users to have access to critical information needed to perform their daily tasks.

Maximo Asset Health Insights

Now offering the ability to analyze the effectiveness of preventive maintenance programs, investigate failure incidents through root cause analysis, the ability to develop capital plan requirements using asset health information, as well as new factors that introduces additional flexibility in the creation of formulas.  In addition, there is an integration available for PMQ that can publish predicted failure dates directly into Asset Health Insights.

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