Employee Spotlight: Anthony Honaker

Posted by Anthony Honaker on October 31, 2018

Forbes says there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day. We use this data to make decisions, improve systems and processes, and gauge success on projects, initiatives, and goals. This only works, however, if the data we are using is 'good' - accurate and clean. How do you determine if [...]

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Topics: Data Quality, Trustworthy Data, performance management for asset management, Performance Management for Maximo

Cost-Benefits of a Fully Integrated Nuclear Operations Management Suite

Posted by Lance Morris on October 29, 2018

In a previous blog post, we alluded to some of the challenges nuclear customers face in moving from older systems to Maximo Nuclear. Based on the expanded footprint of functionality within Maximo Nuclear, there can also be opportunities to collapse other applications inside of Maximo.  These [...]

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Topics: maximo nuclear, Maximo for Nuclear

Blog: Creating Your Supply Chain Legacy

Posted by Matt Bryant on October 22, 2018

If your supply chain operations have been in motion for more than ten years, you probably are past a due date or two for technology and process upgrades. But before investing in innovative technology, we should stop and consider the people and the processes that surround your current supply chain.

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Topics: supply chain, supply chain management

Employee Spotlight: Rebecca Collier

Posted by Rebecca Collier on September 26, 2018

Recently we announced our Maximo MOC solution that enables clients to maintain safe and regulatory compliant operations. We will be holding a virtual demonstration of this solution on September 28th, hosted by Rebecca Collier. Focusing on Rebecca’s Change Management and MOC knowledge, she is this [...]

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Employee Spotlight: Joe Lonjin

Posted by Joe Lonjin on August 30, 2018

In the age of IoT we see an increasing amount of data streaming in and out of an organization. From this data, organizations learn how to improve and adapt their business processes to better meet their organization’s objectives. Propel is a performance management tool used to align daily activities [...]

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Topics: employee spotlight, performance management for asset management, Performance Management for Maximo

When Asset Intensive Organizations Need to Assess

Posted by Stephen Miller on August 28, 2018

Organizations in asset intensive industries face a substantial challenge maintaining and improving asset health.  Failure to manage assets can interrupt production, prevent growth, increase total cost of ownership, and even threaten people’s safety.

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Topics: Assessments, Asset Management Assessment

Take a Closer Look at IBM Maximo for Nuclear

Posted by Dianne DePuy on August 23, 2018

  The United States has used nuclear power for more than 60 years to produce reliable, low-carbon energy and to support national defense activities. Nuclear power offers a unique combination of attributes that are especially suited to improving our nation's energy infrastructure.

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Topics: IBM Maximo, Maximo for Nuclear

Employee Spotlight: Marie Zahrn

Posted by Marie Zahrn on July 30, 2018

Supply Chain Management has met sizable evolution in recent decades and is now recognized as one of the critical departments in any utility’s operations. Utilities continuously review the effectiveness of their supply chain and are regularly improving its efficiency.

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Topics: supply chain, Maximo Implementation, supply chain management

How Maximo Communicates with BIRT

Posted by Derek Steele on July 24, 2018

Reporting in Maximo is one of the best ways to stay on top of your data and BIRT is the embedded report engine and primary reporting tool utilized in Maximo. BIRT has been used with Maximo since Maximo V7.1.1 with BIRT V2.1.2. Since Maximo V7.5.0.0, BIRT has grown in popularity with clients and is [...]

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Topics: BIRT, Reports, Maximo data

Employee Spotlight: Larry March

Posted by Larry March on June 28, 2018

Realizing Data in a Maintenance and Reliability Program Now more than ever, there are rising pressures for operational managers to reduce costs and improve reliability. This puts a challenge on maintenance and reliability engineers worldwide who strive to keep their organization as a leader in cost [...]

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Topics: Reliability Centered Maintenance, employee spotlight, Trustworthy Data, Data Confidence

How do Compatible Units help FERC accounting?

Posted by Richard Pike on June 21, 2018

Compatible Units Defined: A Compatible Unit (CU) is a template used by utility companies to estimate routine, repetitive and primarily capital work such as line construction. In the simplest form, a CU is comprised of Labor, Material and FERC accounting, but can include extended information related [...]

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Topics: compatible unit, Maximo T&D, Maximo

So, What is a Compatible Unit?

Posted by Richard Pike on June 5, 2018

At a High Level Compatible Units (CUs alternately referred to as Estimating Units, Assemblies, Kits, Standards, etc.)  have been used in the electric, gas, and telecom utility industry (primarily in Distribution) for well over 50 years.  In the simplest form, a CU is comprised [...]

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Topics: compatible unit, IBM Maximo, FERC

Employee Spotlight- 20th Anniversary Edition: Matt Logsdon

Posted by Matt Logsdon on May 30, 2018

Cohesive Solutions is celebrating 20years in business! Part of what makes our organization unique is the people that make up our team and the combined years of experience we have in the industries we serve. In honor of this milestone, we sat down with Matt Logsdon, Executive Vice President of Sales [...]

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Tip: Automatically Set Maximo Everyplace Start Center for Mobile Users

Posted by Dale Chirico on May 22, 2018

During a recent implementation of Maximo Everyplace I encountered a recurring issue with Mobile Start Centers. In my research, I discovered an IBM Maximo Customization and Development blog from 2013 written by Mr. Bruno Portaluri that was very helpful to me. I thought it would be useful to share [...]

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Topics: Maximo Everyplace

A Response to: Why Performance Management Fails

Posted by Anthony Honaker on May 14, 2018

I came across an excellent article by Forbes titled: "Why Performance Management Fails," which discusses the challenges of performance management. In this case, the focus is on Human Resources (HR) or individual performance management and associated Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The points [...]

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Topics: Performance Management, continuous improvement

Work Management v. Supply Chain

Posted by Richard Pike on May 9, 2018

When we say “Work Management versus Supply Chain” some of us may feel a small pang of angst. Some of us might even compare the business units to Rock’em Sock’em robots!

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Topics: supply chain management

Employee Spotlight: Joe Jordan

Posted by Joe Jordan on April 30, 2018

Many companies have Supply Chains that impact nearly every organization within their company. In order for these Supply Chains to run effectively, they require a rich understanding of the organizations they serve as well as the technology each uses. Well-orchestrated supply chains offer huge [...]

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Topics: supply chain management

Increase Organizational Success with IBM Maximo for Supply Chain

Posted by George Lowry on April 18, 2018

Supply Chain impacts most organizations throughout the business, as they are dependent upon the integration of Supply Chain into their respective processes. Asset management depends upon Supply Chain to deliver and maintain an adequate number of critical spare parts and deliver materials and [...]

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Topics: supply chain management

Your Data = Your Performance

Posted by Melanie Zamora - OE Advisors on April 10, 2018

When looking into Performance Management, there are many ideas to consider. This blog written by contributing author, Melanie Zamora of OE Advisors, shares her experience and some good questions to consider when evaluating EAM performance.

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Employee Spotlight: Richard Pike

Posted by Richard Pike on March 26, 2018

Electric Utilities are in the mode of replacing their old legacy systems with the latest technologies for Transmission and Distribution Work and Asset Management. Applying these systems along with proven industry best practices offer powerful capabilities to integrate business processes fully and [...]

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Topics: employee spotlight, Maximo T&D

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