Go Live is Not the Finish Line

Posted by George Lowry on June 6, 2019

Every year I attend a number of industry-based conferences.  For the semi-annual conferences, my typical MO is to attend the keynote and plenary session presentations, then retreat to a common area to address the mountain of email that had accumulated over the prior two hours. The typical format [...]

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Employee Spotlight: Dianne DePuy Looks at Nuclear Energy's Current state

Posted by Dianne DePuy on May 31, 2019

This month our Employee Spotlight is Dianne DePuy. She joined Cohesive Solutions in January of 2018. Dianne has been providing work and asset management services and software to many of the world’s largest utility companies for more than 20 years. As a strong client advocate Dianne has collaborated [...]

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Topics: Maximo for Nuclear

IoT Is Our Apollo

Posted by Matt Logsdon on May 9, 2019

IoT is not rocket-science but there are similarities and lessons that can be applied. Success exists in the small wins or the truths that we learn on a journey. The ‘success journey’ has been on my mind a lot lately. Last month I visited Houston for the GOMaximo event. Houston has a special [...]

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Topics: IoT

Partner Spotlight: Smart Partnerships Make Great Maximo Implementations

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on April 29, 2019

SRO Solutions is a global value-added Maximo solution partner to Cohesive Solutions. Cohesive leverages SRO's Data Utility  (SDU) toolkit to provide Maximo upgrades with zero downtime. This unique partnership generates extensive Maximo consultancy knowledge for joint implementations. Working [...]

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Topics: Business Partnerships, IBM Maximo

Gearing Up for the IoT Exchange

Posted by Matt Logsdon on April 19, 2019

The Cohesive team is heading to IBM’s IoT Exchange in Orlando, FL next week. The IoT Exchange is a new conference hosted by IBM, that focuses on IBM Maximo and IBM’s Internet of Things solutions. This is the first year that IBM is hosting the conference, and we are eager to see what is in store!

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Topics: maximo events

Five Ways to Clean Up your Maximo EAM System

Posted by Richard Pike on April 1, 2019

  Spring is here, and that means – Spring cleaning! Here are five simple things you can to do clean up your Maximo system and ensure it is running at optimal performance.  1. Maximo Licenses

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Topics: Maximo Implementation, Performance Management for Maximo, continuous improvement

Insurance for Success: Your Post Implementation Maximo Support Options

Posted by Karen Kanuch on March 14, 2019

Recent U.S. based surveys have shared that manufacturing companies are committing $907 billion per year toward greater connectivity and smarter factories. Enterprise asset management systems, security solutions, automation tools and all the processes that go along with those billions will be [...]

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Topics: maximo support

Employee Spotlight: Stuart Barnes Outlines The Essentials Of Operational Performance Management

Posted by Stuart Barnes on February 28, 2019

Achieving operational goals is often hampered when there is a gap between operational strategy and day-to-day procedures. We see pressures rising for management to reduce costs and improve reliability. These demands put a challenge on the leaders who strive to keep their organization ahead of the [...]

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Topics: Data Quality, performance management for asset management

Drive RCM Performance with IBM Maximo

Posted by Lance Morris on February 7, 2019

According to a study by Aberdeen in 2015, we've seen a 59% increase in the cost of downtime over the past three years across all industries. Aside from the capital cost and penalties associated with unplanned downtime, decreased customer trust, lack of productivity, and disruption in the supply [...]

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Topics: Maintenance, Reliability Centered Maintenance

Employee Spotlight - Karen Kanuch Shares the Keys to a Successful EAM Implementation

Posted by Karen on January 31, 2019

Every Implementation Requires a Healthy Balance Between the Client and Consultant 

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Topics: Maximo Implementation

Homegrown Solutions Do Not Deliver Industry Best Practices

Posted by Dianne DePuy on January 24, 2019

As a utility, you will have moments when you realize it is time to give up the homegrown solution. Leaders of utilities often believe their business requirements are so different from those of other companies that they cannot be met by using a commercial off the shelf (COTS) solution. This thought [...]

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Topics: Utilities

This IBM Business Partner is Celebrating 20 Years in Business, and it All Started with a Napkin

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on December 18, 2018

In the executive conference room of Cohesive Solutions’ Kennesaw, GA headquarters, you will find a cocktail napkin with a few ink scribbles framed on the wall; an unusual choice of décor for the IBM business partner and systems integrator. However, with a closer look, you will discover four names [...]

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Are you New to Maximo?

Posted by Derek Steele on December 4, 2018

Are you new to Maximo and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)? We understand trying to embrace a new technology and community like EAM can be a tremendous task. We have outlined a brief ‘How to Get Acclimated’ resource full of suggestions to get newcomers off and running.

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Topics: Maximo for Beginners

Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Robinson

Posted by Stephanie Robinson on November 27, 2018

Every November on Veteran’s Day, we thank Veterans who serve our country in both the past and the present. In honor of this day, we chose a team member who is a Veteran to spotlight this month. We sat down with Stephanie Robinson, former Commander in the United States Navy, to ask about her Navy [...]

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Topics: employee spotlight

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 Maximo, performance management for asset management

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 management, supply chain

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

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: Asset Management Assessment, Assessments

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 management, Maximo Implementation, supply chain

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: Maximo data, BIRT, Reports

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

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: Maximo, Maximo T&D, compatible unit

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: IBM Maximo, compatible unit, 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

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