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Reliability – What are FRACAS?

Reliability – What are FRACAS?

You might be thinking, “No! Not a new acronym to learn!” You would be right… FRACAS is not a new idea by any stretch. It is a proven approach with a long history of assisting organizations in managing equipment failures and the actions to take as a...
Path to MAS: Pre-Upgrade Checklist

Path to MAS: Pre-Upgrade Checklist

No matter if your move from your current Maximo to MAS is near or longer term, there are several things you should begin aligning in preparation for the upgrade. As with any enterprise application suite upgrade, it is a good opportunity to take a hard look at some...
Path to MAS: Understanding AppPoints

Path to MAS: Understanding AppPoints

While the move to Maximo Application Suite (MAS) may appear to be largely a technical and user experience change project, the licensing approach to it is completely different. This new approach does demand that you look at licensing in a different way that in the past...
Path to MAS: High-level Steps to Implement MAS

Path to MAS: High-level Steps to Implement MAS

Whether you are upgrading an existing Maximo 7.6.1.2+ to MAS 8.5+, or are implementing MAS as a blank slate, there are several things you need to line up before you get started. Let’s talk through the major points of your implementation so you can have a clear...
Path to MAS: Are You Ready for Maximo 8?

Path to MAS: Are You Ready for Maximo 8?

The word, “ready,” infers that planning has occurred. After gathering all the details needed, you have made sure whatever it is you are preparing for will be successful. Making the move to Maximo Application Suite (MAS) does require planning and...
Path to MAS: MAS Deployment Model

Path to MAS: MAS Deployment Model

We have all spent many years deploying Maximo into a server and WebSphere-based architecture, so it is a known quantity for us. While they present their own complexities, we are well experienced with running different databases, using WebLogic, performing upgrades,...
Path to MAS: The Shift From Maximo EAM to MAS Manage

Path to MAS: The Shift From Maximo EAM to MAS Manage

As an organization looks to move from the current Maximo EAM to the Red Hat OpenShift based Maximo Application Suite (MAS) there are differences that are worth understanding from the beginning. While some functions largely stay the same, other aspects of the...
Path to MAS: Real Benefits of Red Hat OpenShift

Path to MAS: Real Benefits of Red Hat OpenShift

With the move IBM has made to base the new Maximo Application Suite (MAS) on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOS or OCP), it is important that we gain a better understanding of this technology and the benefits it may have.   Flexible Environment To...
Learning About the Customization Archive for MAS Upgrades

Learning About the Customization Archive for MAS Upgrades

Much has been written about IBM Maximo Application Suite (MAS) product and the new features/functions it brings to the table. The upgrade process from a current Maximo 7.6.1.2 instance to a new MAS instance is also well documented and becoming better understood by...
Sources of Data for AI Empowered Maintenance – MES

Sources of Data for AI Empowered Maintenance – MES

What are Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)? These diverse systems function in real-time to control and monitor the various elements of a production process. These elements can include the actual raw materials (input), people, the machines that make up the line,...
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