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

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

What Made me Think at IBM Think

Posted by Matt Logsdon on March 22, 2018

IBM Think 2018 - A Mega Event  I attended IBM's Think conference this week in Las Vegas, and there were a lot of great moments and takeaways to share. Our team has attended IBM's InterConnect conference many times over the past few years, and this new event is bigger and broader than any IBM event [...]

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Topics: ibm think 2018

What We Like in the New Maximo Work Centers

Posted by Matt Logsdon on March 12, 2018

Have you had a chance to explore the new Maximo Work Centers? The team at Cohesive has spent a lot of time over the last few months investigating the newly updated Work Centers. We like what we see!

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Topics: Maximo work centers, new in maximo 7.6.0.9, maximo inspections

Employee Spotlight: Chris Wheeler

Posted by Chris Wheeler on February 28, 2018

Business processes that you rely on are as much assets to your organization as the physical ones you maintain for production. It appears the hot Enterprise Asset Management topics are all focused on operational excellence, business transformation and process optimization. How are organizations [...]

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Topics: Performance Management, Operational Excellence, employee spotlight

Eight Maximo Industry Trends to Benefit from in 2018

Posted by Russ Anderton on February 7, 2018

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed some distinct trends among our customers, prospects, and other Maximo users that are notable. Momentum is truly picking up around these topics. If your organization is not involved in one or more of these trends you are likely falling behind your competition [...]

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Topics: Maximo Fundamentals, Maximo Training

“New Year, New Maximo” - Seven Maximo Resolutions for Your Organization in 2018

Posted by Matt Logsdon on January 23, 2018

  The New Year brings a time of refresh, reflection, and goal setting for the coming months. Goals and resolutions can be set in multiple areas of life; fitness, finance and even work. Your organization can set goals for its employees, processes, systems, etc. If your group relies on IBM Maximo for [...]

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Employee Spotlight: Lance Morris

Posted by Lance Morris on January 10, 2018

2018 brings with it a renewed focus on all things Asset Management here at Cohesive. Each month we share an employee spotlight that captures a teammate’s experience. Each one of our team members brings a caliber of commitment and skill that is unmatched by any other IBM Maximo reseller.

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Topics: employee spotlight, power generation

What's New in Maximo 7.6.0.9

Posted by Patrick Kenney on December 11, 2017

Maximo Work Centers get a boost!  IBM has continued delivery of enhanced functionality to Maximo with their feature pack releases.  The latest feature pack release(s) focuses on improving the user experience via “Work Centers”, optimized for specific roles in an organization such as an inspector. [...]

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Topics: Maximo work centers, maximo 7.6.0.9, new in maximo 7.6.0.9, maximo inspections

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