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

What's the Scoop: ESRI Utility Network Management Extension

Posted by Aaron Bowman | GIS Lead on December 7, 2017

Set for late 2017/early 2018, the release and promotion of the new ESRI Utility Network Management Extension will drive a significant shift for most utilities who maintain a network dependent GIS. This new extension will effectively replace the current Geometric Network tools provided by ESRI and [...]

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Employee Spotlight: Jeff O'Donell

Posted by Jeff O'Donnell on December 1, 2017

Jeff O’Donnell recently joined the Cohesive Solutions team and is ready to tackle some large Oil & Gas demands currently happening in the U.S. and Canada.

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Topics: employee spotlight, oil and gas

Employee Spotlight: Jason Murray

Posted by Jason Murray on November 10, 2017

 

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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

An Eye on Performance Management

Posted by George Lowry on October 17, 2017

At times I struggle with the data behind various power-stats but this one from Workfront, Inc. stood out, and I believe to be true...  

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Topics: Performance Management, Performance Management for Maximo

Cohesive Solutions' Co-Op Spotlight: Derek Steele

Posted by Derek Steele on October 13, 2017

Co-Ops at Cohesive Solutions are an integral part of our company culture. In 2015 Cohesive developed a co-op program where we partnered with 2 local universities: Kennesaw State and Georgia Tech, to engage with their career centers. As part of our regular blog we will be sharing a co-op story. This [...]

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Topics: Careers

A Smart Look at Maximo with Innovative Technology

Posted by Matt Logsdon on October 6, 2017

On October 4, 2017 I attended the IBM hosted event in Boston called “Genius of Things”.

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Topics: Innovation, Technology

Maximo Budget Monitoring Application

Posted by Matt Logsdon on October 2, 2017

Recently I did a webcast on the new FREE Maximo Budget Monitoring application that IBM released with Maximo V7.6.0.8. This webcast was recorded and can be found HERE.  

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Topics: Maximo Budget Monitoring

Is Your Organization a Meat Grinder or a Think Tank?

Posted by Matt Logsdon on September 19, 2017

We’ve all heard about “company culture”.  I’ll summarize here. It is the collective beliefs, values and principles of an organization’s employees. Every company has a culture no matter the size or number of employees.

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Topics: Performance Management, business process

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

My Oil Light is On: Reliability Centered Maintenance for Maximo

Posted by Matt Logsdon on August 16, 2017

You may agree that your car plays a pretty important role in your life. We often take our vehicles for granted and assume they will work for us as we carry out our day-to-day activities.

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Topics: risk mitigation, Reliability Centered Maintenance, RCM

what does 'good' look like? Using KPIs to define and measure success

Posted by Lauren on July 24, 2017

Think back to your last project or initiative? How did it go? Did you respond well? How do you know it was a success? Perhaps you’ve heard rumors that everyone is using the system and that one manager that was vocal seems quiet now and, dare you say, happy. Or, perhaps your training surveys showed [...]

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Topics: Performance Management, KPI, KPIs, IBM Maximo

What Does a Pony Ride Have in Common with Maximo?

Posted by Stephanie Robinson on July 10, 2017

Imagine you’re a dedicated breeder of fine thoroughbred race horses.  You love horses.  Your whole life revolves around horses. You love everything about horses but you have a special affinity for fine animals at their peak physical strength and beauty.

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Topics: Maximo, Maximo Fundamentals, Maximo Training, Maximo data, maximize ibm maximo performance

The Task at hand is not 'Just' the task at hand

Posted by Dale Chirico on June 27, 2017

Recently, Cohesive Solutions completed a very successful Maximo for Utilities (T&D) implementation for a major power company in the Midwest. Over the course of two plus years we went through an exhaustive list of activities to bring this project to fruition. These steps included; integrating Maximo [...]

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Topics: Maximo, Maximo Fundamentals, Prerequisites, Maximo Training

Five Mistakes to Avoid with your next Maximo Go live

Posted by Lauren on June 13, 2017

  Change Management is a structured approach to ensuring that changes are thoroughly and smoothly implemented, and that the lasting benefits of change are achieved; focus is on the wider impacts of change, particularly on people and how they, as individuals and teams, move from the current [...]

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Topics: Change Management, Maximo Implementation, Maximo go live

Maximo Master Contract Tips

Posted by Joe Jordan on June 5, 2017

 

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Topics: Master Contracts, Maximo Tips, Maximo Fundamentals

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