Maximo Inspections have been available to the Maximo community since 22.214.171.124. That first release was pretty basic, with little or no real Maximo integration. Since then, three more feature packs have been released and IBM has improved on the function and capabilities each time. The Maximo Inspections work centres are now a powerful tool that can be easily implemented and managed. The only problem, and the main reason they are not more widely used, is that they are not available offline. At least, they weren’t. Keep reading to find out more about Maximo Inspections and how you can now take them offline with Mobile Informer.
On January 27, 2020, Interloc Solutions released the Mobile Informer 5.8 Product Update. The new 5.8 version of Mobile Informer makes partitioned Catalogs a first-class feature, providing significant backend performance improvements in environments delivering data strictly via clearly-defined partitions for offline usage. This is especially relevant for customers with separate, disjoint data sets who need that data available offline at all times. An example being assets spread across factories or inventory spread between storerooms at different sites.
When deciding to expand Maximo usage to a mobile deployment, one of the primary considerations is ensuring the system will be both scalable and secure. Delivering data updates securely is important. Mobile Informer uses TLS transport encryption end to end. Supporting a complete offline experience requires supporting all of the Maximo business rules and supporting data by preemptively synchronizing all relevant data.
If you have limited network coverage, you know that offline mobility for Maximo matters. Your network goes down and you lose work, can’t access documents or work orders, and data is not transmitted back to Maximo.