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Leveraging RFID Scanners with Maximo or MAS Applications

Leveraging RFID Scanners with Maximo or MAS Applications

Often it is far more convenient to use an RFID scanner to read tags or proxy cards than it is to manually enter data into application fields. Given that most RFID scanners are recognized by a device as a “keyboard,” it is an easy tool to adopt in most...
Asset Management Simplified – Plan, Do, Check, Act

Asset Management Simplified – Plan, Do, Check, Act

If you have been in the corporate workforce for more than an internet moment you have been exposed to this simple circle of life: Plan, Do, Check, Act. True, it began as just Plan, Do, Check. Then, a smart person added Act. An excellent example of adapting and...
Good Is Good. World Class Is World-class.

Good Is Good. World Class Is World-class.

While you might have a feeling about how good (or bad!) your maintenance and reliability practices are, you really don’t know unless you do one (or both) of these two things: Have an assessment performed by an outside party Do your own assessment, based upon...
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...
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...
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