Have you had the feeling that your organization isn’t “ready” to embark on a performance management journey? – a journey where your intent is to ensure that activities are meeting your organization's goals and objectives in an effective and efficient manner.
Maximo Scheduler helps organizations better manage planned, unplanned, and emergency work by enabling them to visually plan, schedule, and assign work inside of their Maximo system. For routine maintenance during normal operations, many organizations use the concept of a T-Week schedule. This is a [...]
Topics: Maximo Scheduler
Determining your critical assets and the impact their failure has on production is imperative to running an efficient maintenance operation. A Criticality Analysis helps break down your organization's systems and processes to identify critical assets and their impact on failure, with the end goal [...]
Did you know about Maximo's keyboard shortcuts? This is one of their multiple accessibility features which enable all users to use the program successfully, despite things such as restricted mobility or limited vision.
Topics: Keyboard Accessibility
I started putting my thoughts together for this blog and began to consider how the traditional uses and physical concept of a bookmark might have fallen by the wayside. The electronic nature of reading material has pushed a bookmark out of mind as a helpful tool. Then again, I’m probably the [...]
Because of the MaximoWorld conference at the top of the month, this was a very exciting month for Cohesive Solutions, and one team member, Stephen Miller. For the first time at the conference, MaximoWorld leaders recognized extraordinary achievements and team accomplishments in the Maximo community [...]
August 22, 2019 – Kennesaw, GA Cohesive Solutions is proud to be the Best New Implementation award recipient of ReliabilityWeb's 2019 award program. This award was presented at the MaximoWorld conference in Orlando, FL earlier this month. The MaximoWorld Awards recognize extraordinary achievements [...]
Don't have a V-8 Moment Expecting big dollar savings by short cycling your major systems deployments. As great as it sounds, trying to reduce costs in this manner creates risk before your project is out of the starting gate. You'll be headed for a "V8 Moment".
Reliability is a journey – not a destination. If you’ve been in the industry for some time, you’ve probably heard that one before. Because, it’s true! This journey will have many pit stops, detours, and construction zones, and like any trip that you take in any facet of life – it’s best to have a [...]
Topics: Propel Performance Management
This month’s employee spotlight shines on Jim Sawyer. He is a Senior Consultant and Business Analyst at Cohesive Solutions. He is an IBM Maximo Certified Asset Management Functional Analyst and Deployment Professional. Jim has over 19 years EAM Implementation and Project Management experience and [...]
Over the past 12 months, IBM released two different updates to their Maximo Enterprise Asset Management Software, a comprehensive asset life cycle and maintenance management platform that optimizes your assets and business in 6 closely integrated modules of asset, work, service, contract, [...]
My journey towards Maximo BIRT Reporting started in the banking industry with Actuate eRDPro development tool. The evolution of this tool to Eclipse BIRT took place over the past fifteen years. And maybe that is one of the reasons I am so biased towards BIRT and its integration into Maximo.
Cloud platforms are enabling new, complex business models and orchestrating more globally based integration networks than many analyst and advisory firms predicted. Cloud options give organizations the high-level functionality of enterprise software, without the maintenance of hosting it [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Topics: Maximo for Nuclear
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
Topics: maximo events
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
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 [...]
Topics: maximo support
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 [...]
According to a study by Aberdeen, 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 chain are [...]
Topics: Maximo Implementation
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Topics: Maximo for Beginners
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 [...]
Topics: employee spotlight
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 [...]
In a previous blog post, we discussed some of the challenges nuclear organizations face in moving from older systems to more updated, integrated systems. Based on the expanded footprint of functionality within Maximo Nuclear, there are now opportunities to absorb other applications inside of Maximo [...]
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.