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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

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

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: 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

Are You Getting the MOST Out of Your Maximo System? A Full Overview of Asset Life cycle Management

Posted by Richard Pike on October 25, 2017

Most utilities with T&D distributed assets want to be able to fully understand the condition of their system and move from being reactive to being proactive in addressing identified deficiencies. These utilities with thousands of miles of line and millions of individual assets require considerable [...]

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Topics: IBM Maximo, Asset Lifecycle, Asset Lifecycle Management

What do you want to get out of the ESRI GeoConX Conference?

Posted by Richard Pike on August 29, 2017

Next week I will be attending the ESRI GeoConX 2017 conference in Chicago and am looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones while there. Of interest, on my agenda is the Birds of a Feather Session for Electric Distribution.

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Topics: GIS, ESRI, Electric Distribution

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