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 [...]

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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 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 [...]

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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

Meet Akeafa Momen: Cohesive Co-Op from Georgia Tech

Posted by Akeafa Momen on May 18, 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: Career Opportunities, Propel Performance Management, Internships

Solving complexity of GIS and EAM Integration for T&D Asset Life Cycle

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on May 5, 2017

 

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What does End of Support (EoS) for Maximo V7.5 mean for you?

Posted by Cohesive Solutions on May 1, 2017

It’s that time again.  IBM has announced this past month the end of support for Maximo V7.5 that will take effect on April 30, 2018.  If you are a Maximo veteran, you’ve seen this story before.  Your organization has invested quite a bit of time and money into buying and implementing a sound [...]

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Mock Your Way to a Healthy Maximo Upgrade

Posted by Ross Poole on April 12, 2017

  A Maximo upgrade project is often time-consuming and expensive. One critical lynch pin in the entire process is simple imitation.   There are several reasons that clients decide to upgrade to a current version of Maximo. The most common reason is related to version support from IBM. Other clients [...]

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Topics: Maximo Upgrade

What St. Patrick's Day Teaches us About Trustworthy Information

Posted by Anthony Honaker on March 17, 2017

 

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Topics: Data Quality, Data Confidence, Trustworthy Information, Trustworthy Data

The Balancing Act in Supply Chain Management

Posted by Anthony Honaker on March 10, 2017

 A primary goal of MRO Supply Chain managers is to balance financial performance with risk mitigation.  In order to achieve goals, however, quantifiable targets must be established and performance toward those goals must be measured.  The difficulty is identifying ‘how to measure’ these balanced [...]

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Topics: Enterprise Asset Management, risk mitigation, supply chain management, financial performance

Procedures Give Us Academy Award Winning Moments

Posted by George Lowry on February 28, 2017

    Getting it right the first time is hard. This past Sunday night of the Oscars turned into one very explosive moment. I write this from a place of empathy as I read through the last 48 hours of Oscar flub social media posts burning a hole in my mind about the importance of procedures and [...]

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Topics: Business Solutions, business process, Procedures, EAM business intelligence

The Differences between Data, Information, and Knowledge

Posted by Matt Logsdon on January 18, 2017

Consider the following simple scenario which helps explain the difference between data, information, and knowledge.

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Topics: Knowledge Management

Data vs. Information | Does your data talk?

Posted by Jordan Lowry | Marketing Intern on January 13, 2017

 

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Topics: data, information, data v. information, insights

Don't Blame IT: Follow Up Thoughts

Posted by George Lowry on December 13, 2016

 

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Topics: Data Quality, Data Confidence

How a Yahoo Maximo Forum Turned into an 11-Year Partnership

Posted by Jordan Lowry | Marketing Intern on October 28, 2016

  

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Topics: Business Partnerships

Thank you for holding the line!

Posted by Jeff Quick on October 18, 2016

When the floods come and the storms rage...thank goodness for the folks that hold the line.

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Topics: Utilities, Disaster Relief, Emergency Response

KPIs vs. Metrics : The Square & Rectangle Analogy

Posted by Jordan Lowry | Marketing Intern on October 7, 2016

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Topics: KPI, Metric, Operational Excellence

Asymptotes: Your Limitless Journey

Posted by Lance Jakob on September 13, 2016

How is an asymptote like Operational Excellence?

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The Missing Ingredient to Change Management Success

Posted by Chris Wheeler on September 1, 2016

In my 10 short years participating in large complex enterprise IT transformations that have taken me to the far side of the globe and back, I’ve observed my fair share of success and failure.  These projects in some cases span years, demanding significant human and capital investment. 

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Topics: Performance Management, Enterprise Asset Management, Change Management, Process Compliance, Lean, BPO, BPM, erp, six sigma, business process, enterprise resource planning, eam

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