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Reliability in Maintenance Series: What Are FRACAS?

Reliability in Maintenance Series: 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: 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...
Leveraging Hand-held Scanners with Maximo Applications

Leveraging Hand-held Scanners with Maximo Applications

Often it is far more convenient to use a hand scanner to read barcodes and QR codes than it is to manually enter data into application fields. Given that most hand scanners are recognized by a device as a “keyboard,” it is an easy tool to adopt in most...
What to Know About IBM MAS Architecture and Your Business

What to Know About IBM MAS Architecture and Your Business

IBM Maximo Application Suite (MAS) Architecture No matter the size of your business, software application technology has an impact on the scope of what you deliver to your workforce and of course the costs to do so. Application containerization is making inroads...
CBM: Where to Begin and Tools to Get Started

CBM: Where to Begin and Tools to Get Started

Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) is the act of performing and making decisions about asset maintenance based upon the condition (current and possibly future) of the assets. It may also include the monitoring of the assets via technology or manual data collection...
What’s New in Maximo 7.6.1.2:  Top 6 Product Upgrades

What’s New in Maximo 7.6.1.2:
Top 6 Product Upgrades

With the release of Maximo 7.6.1.2 there are several interesting enhancements that you may find helpful. Of course, the full list of 7.6.1.2 changes is available via the link at the end of this article. 6. License Monitoring Becoming a rather popular function, the...
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