The Realities of Poor Reliability and High Maintenance Costs

The Realities of Poor Reliability and High Maintenance Costs

No one can say that poor reliability or high maintenance costs are good things for an organization to experience for too long. There may be periods of time where they do occur and might even be necessary, but if they continue long-term, they drain budgets and cause...
Leveraging Maximo for Inventory Management

Leveraging Maximo for Inventory Management

Do we really have to talk about this? Maximo has had Inventory Management functionality for many, many years. Not only is the function present, but it interconnects to many of the other Maximo modules such as Purchasing and Work Management. Ok. We can talk.  ...
Inspection Forms 201 – Next-level Functions!

Inspection Forms 201 – Next-level Functions!

As you well know, Inspection Forms are a function in MAS Manage and legacy Maximo too! They are proving themselves to be quite versatile and well-accepted for those clients who need to capture information about equipment and then act based upon the results. Inspection...
Location and Asset Hierarchies 2.0

Location and Asset Hierarchies 2.0

Why do you need them, what are they used for, how should they be set up? Is there a problem with my Location hierarchy? When companies implement an EAM tool, like Maximo or Manage, they often struggle with the initial development of their location and asset...
MAS Mobile: Disconnected Mode and General Troubleshooting

MAS Mobile: Disconnected Mode and General Troubleshooting

Given that your Users have installed the MAS Mobile application to a smart device, and you have granted them access to the available applications, they are now able to enjoy the use of the applications while connected or disconnected to a network. When first launched...
MAS Mobile: Where to Begin?

MAS Mobile: Where to Begin?

When Maximo Application Suite (MAS) is implemented, all the “role-based” applications are installed and available with no further configuration needed. Unlike previous versions of Maximo Mobile applications, there are no separate servers or configurations needed to...
What is Maximo EAM and How Does It Work?

What is Maximo EAM and How Does It Work?

The intention of this article is to introduce you to what Maximo (and Manage) are all about. We are assuming that you know nothing about all the pieces that make Maximo do its thing. Maximo is the legacy name for what has become the Manage component of the new IBM...
IBM Maximo Mobile – An Update

IBM Maximo Mobile – An Update

Now that Maximo Application Suite (MAS) has been out for well over a year, how are things looking on the Mobile apps side? Let’s get right to it and walk through where we are. What are we talking about? This article is going to cover the set of Mobile apps for MAS....
Better Maintenance Decisions with Reliability Tools – FMECA

Better Maintenance Decisions with Reliability Tools – FMECA

Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) has been a secret weapon in the arsenal of the Reliability Engineer for many years. While it began in the early days as just Failure Modes and Effects (FMEA), the addition of the Criticality (aka, “Who cares?”)...
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