While Maximo Manage within the Maximo Application Suite (MAS) will certainly look familiar to Maximo 7.6.1.x users, there are several nuances that come along with IBM’s latest innovation. One such change is a slight difference in user creation and authentication for Maximo (Manage). With the advent of the latest version of MAS 8.8/Manage 8.4, the user creation process has been modified, and to alleviate any unnecessary confusion, I’m going to show what you need to know and walk you through this new process.
What is Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, and Supply Chains? If you support or are in a critical infrastructure industry a strong cybersecurity foundation should be top of mind for all your assets. In today's digital age more than ever nefarious actors are wanting to run espionage and sabotage campaigns against you. But what is critical infrastructure and how does this fit into the Maximo world? Critical infrastructure is defined as "assets, systems, and network, whether physical or virtual, considered so vital to the United States that any impact or destruction to them would have a major impact on national security, economic security, or our nation’s public health." There are 16 sectors to critical infrastructure they are:
A few years ago, Maximo introduced Inspection Forms as part of the Work Center capabilities. Inspection forms are quite powerful when utilized appropriately and can simplify and streamline your inspection process. With this capability, Inspections can now be Preventative Maintenance (PM) driven, with the Inspection and results able to be stored within a work order.
Anyone that’s ever worked with Maximo for any amount of time has almost certainly interacted with a Start Center in some way, shape or form. Extend your Maximo interaction timeline out a little bit, and you’ve probably worked with them a lot. Maybe you’ve read some other blog about “Start Center Best Practices”. What most people seem skip over, or maybe just gloss over, is what NOT to do with a Start Center. Often times, it’s easy to get caught up in creating something for a Start Center that sounds great on paper, but then rapidly starts to diminish the Start Center’s inherit value. What is that “inherit value” you might ask? It’s always going to be quick access to relevant data for the users. Always… Anything that is not “quick” and “relevant” should be looked at as not adding value to the user and avoided.
On July 24, 2020, IBM Software released Feature Pack 188.8.131.52 for Maximo Asset Management. After upgrading to Maximo 184.108.40.206, the Informer Administration Maximo application will remain available, but Informer Developer will simply show a blank page. When this occurs, the system logs may include complaints about License errors and/or ClassNotFoundExceptions.