What's New in Maximo's Feature Pack

Posted by Matt Logsdon on August 6, 2020

Maximo v7.6.1.2 was released by IBM on July 24, 2020 and brings new functionality to the user community of the world class asset management solution. IBM continues to take notes from their user community to enhance the solution to best fit the needs of their maintenance program, enabling them to continuously optimize and improve the reliability of their assets and decrease maintenance costs.


The updates in Maximo are broken up into:


  • Currency updates
  • Technical Enhancements
  • Functional Enhancements
  • Push notifications

Here is the top new functionality in Maximo's feature pack:


1. Multiple Attachments

You can now attach multiple files simultaneously.


2. Update Drilldown Capability

The Drilldown navigation has a refreshed look and feel and provides greater access to more related data and actions. You can now drilldown to PM’s, Job Plans, and Spare Parts, view details on related records, and Drag and Drop to move assets or locations.


3. New Inventory and Storeroom Updates

Users can now create storeroom hierarchies, add items to multiple storerooms, and set a default reorder storeroom. There are also additional details which can now be specified when adding to storeroom.


Picking & Staging

In the Inventory Work Centers users have the new functionality of “Pick & Stage” This gives the options of:

  • Open: Reservations waiting to be processes
  • Picked: Removed from the shelf but not yet staged or issued
  • Staged: Physically moved to staging area in anticipation of issue
  • Issued: Removed from inventory, financial transaction written
  • Review: History of what happened


Reconciliation Preview

Inventory Work Centers now give users the ability to reconcile physical counts under the “Reconcile” tab. This provides enables users to review reconcile before executing the reconcile process and is a visual indicator of proposed changes to easily identify problem areas needing further investigation.


Barcode Scanning

Barcode scanning is now available wherever the user is selecting bin or item. The camera opens in video mode and snaps the picture once it is in focus. An audible beep will sound indicating success.

Condition-Enabled Items

Lastly, updates to the Inventory Work Centers help users better manage Condition Enabled Items by supporting setting condition enables items, managing condition codes for the item or set, and using smart controls when saving to keep data accurate.


4. Updated Browser Support

Maximo will now be supported in Microsoft Edge Chromium.


5. Data import from IBM Digital Twin Exchange

This latest release of Maximo now supports an import capability allowing data from IBM’s Digital Twin Exchange to be brought into Maximo.


6. Cognos Entitlement

Maximo users now have access to Cognos v11.0.13 which provides additional reporting and analytic capability.


To learn more about Maximo release and install, visit IBM's resource page here.


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Topics: IBM Maximo, maximo feature packs

Written by Matt Logsdon

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