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What Are the 4 Types of Software Maintenance & Why Are They Important?
September 22, 2021
Today’s computer technology increases productivity and a variety of other things. Software maintenance keeps your software updated, so you have access to new features as well as fixes to any issues the previous software version had. Here is more about software maintenance, its benefits, and the negative results of neglecting to maintain your software.
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Projetech's Co-Op Program
Bethany Burks, HR Generalist, Projetech
August 26, 2021
Projetech’s Co-Op Program is one of the most important talent pipelines for our business. The Co-Op Program gives students who are interested in the field of software development, technology, security/infrastructure, and operations real-world experience working on our dynamic teams, and it offers a great introduction to what we do and how we do it.
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Where does the maintenance dollar go?
Chris Winston, VP of Strategic Alliances, Projetech
July 27, 2021
As the Computerized Maintenance Management / Enterprise Asset Management systems are enhanced with technology, processes, and connectivity, the focus and buzzwords get to change. The continuously moving spotlight on how these changes can improve reliability gets much of the press, demonstration, marketing, etc.
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8 Ways to Evaluate & Compare IBM Maximo Support Providers
Debbie Herbers, President/COO, Projetech
May 6, 2021
We realize that it isn’t easy for customers to comparison shop in this area since it doesn’t typically show up on a fee schedule or price list – especially if it is ‘included’ in an offering. The following list of questions is intended to help evaluate support when comparing Maximo Service Providers.
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IBM Maximo Executive Chat | Ray Miciek & Steve Richmond
Steve Richmond, Founder/CEO, Projetech Inc
April 20, 2021
Check out the latest IBM Maximo executive chat with Aquitas Solutions, Ray Miciek, and Projetech's, Steve Richmond. Topics include the evolution of Maximo users/groups, IoT, COVID-19, and everyday maintenance department challenges
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IBM Maximo Executive Chat | George Lowry & Steve Richmond
Steve Richmond, Founder/CEO, Projetech Inc
April 16, 2021
Check out the latest IBM Maximo executive chat with Cohesive Solutions, George Lowry, and Projetech's, Steve Richmond. Topics include COVID and Maximo, Maximo Application Suite (MAS 8.0), and much more!
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3 Reasons Netflix Made Me Think Differently About Deploying a Maximo Solution
Betsy Ambrosius, Enterprise SaaS Executive, Projetech
February 19, 2021
If Software as a Service (SaaS) has ever been on your organization’s radar to explore, or do more of, now is the time, especially after experiencing a global pandemic. Like many reading this blog, no one could never have predicted what the year 2020 would have in store for us. I am about 99.99% confident that not one person listed “live through a global pandemic” on their life’s bucket list. And if you are that 0.01%, well your list is shorter.
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What IBM Maximo Users Need From Information Security
Tyler Caldwell, CISSP, Director of Security Operations, Projetech
December 22, 2020
Maximo handles critical information, such as customer, asset location, maintenance scheduling, and contractual data. If this information is stolen, lost, or compromised, a company would be unable to track and maintain its assets properly, possibly resulting in a major malfunction or shutdown. Stolen financial information can be used to commit fraud.
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Why You Should Use Maximo as a Service (MaaS) for Upgrades
Julie Rampello, VP of Business Development
December 16, 2020
We use apps all the time in our daily life to stream shows, rideshare, and order food. These apps upgrade without us having to worry about it. Why shouldn’t IBM Maximo work the same way?
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Why Companies Need to Renew IBM Software Subscription and Support
Julie Rampello, VP of Business Development, Projetech
December 14, 2020
IBM requires that all Maximo clients maintain a Software and Support Subscription agreement, also called an S&S. This agreement is renewed annually. IBM Maximo users have a limited window in which to renew their software subscription. If they fail to renew, they miss out on many benefits and lose support for their software.
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How IBM Maximo as a Service Benefits Utilities
Steve Richmond, Founder/CEO, Projetech
December 8, 2020
Utilities generate and distribute a wide variety of vital resources to communities, including water, power, and even telecommunications. Utilities must manage and maintain numerous assets to ensure that communities receive uninterrupted service. This makes asset management a priority.
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Why the Oil and Gas Industry Needs Maximo as a Service
Steve Richmond, Founder/CEO, Projetech
December 3, 2020
As the leading enterprise asset management (EAM) solution, IBM Maximo helps oil and gas companies optimize processes to save money. These companies can gain even more value from Maximo by using Maximo as a service (MaaS) to better track assets, increase asset portability, reduce risk, and meet compliance.
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CMMS and EAM: What’s the difference?
Steve Richmond, Founder/CEO, Projetech
September 23, 2020
I have been in the maintenance and reliability profession for over thirty-five years, I started out with my hands on equipment, making repairs and upgrades, and managing service jobs with nothing more technologically sophisticated than a landline telephone.
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Top 5 Benefits of IBM Maximo as a Service
Steve Richmond, CEO, Projetech
July 22, 2020
When Maximo users choose Maximo as a Service, they benefit from better management, security, upgrades, availability, and support while controlling data.
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Smart Stuff: A Brief History of EAM
Steve Richmond, Founder/CEO, Projetech
July 8, 2020
Early on, I realized that the solution to maximizing the return on my capital investments was in computerized asset management, and I got hooked by the possibilities technology affords. It is really cool stuff. I still get excited by the evolution of technology. In fact, I can’t imagine not being excited about it! It keeps me on my toes, looking out for the next best thing.Today, we track more stuff related to maintenance and reliability than ever before, but this is just the beginning. Did you know that IBM has predicted within the next decade, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems will digitally track over a trillion objects worldwide?
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Charging Costs To Work Orders in Maximo
Chris Winston, VP of Strategic Alliances, Projetech
May 4, 2020
Quick review of how costs are posted to work orders - covers everything except external labor/labor contracts
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Start Center Report List Functionality in Maximo
Chris Winston, VP of Strategic Alliances, Projetech
April 14, 2020
Start Center Report List Functionality, Usage Case Examples, and Warnings
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Service Request Work Center in Maximo
Chris Winston, VP of Strategic Alliances, Projetech
April 14, 2020
Service Request Work Center functionality and setup review, including Admin Work Center for Setup
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Hidden Keyboard & Navigation Shortcuts for Maximo
Chris Winston, VP of Strategic Alliances, Projetech
April 14, 2020
Display of and navigation to keyboard shortcuts help, and general navigation in Maximo
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End of Year Processing Reminders for Maximo
Chris Winston, VP of Strategic Alliances
December 18, 2019
End of the Year Processing Reminders for Maximo. Maximo has a number of year to date buckets that need to be reset. Let's take a look in Maximo.
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Emerging Cloud Security Threats
Troy Elsen, Director of Cloud Infrastructure Operations
October 28, 2019
Security is paramount when it comes to protecting your data in the cloud. Everyday there is a new security threat that emerges and this will only continue into the future.
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Data Protection in the Cloud
Cory Jackson, Infrastructure Admin, Projetech
October 28, 2019
Data protection is vital to our core business and the continued success of customer growth. At a very basic level, it is important to point out how we protect customers’ data. There are many different approaches to protecting data in the cloud, but some of the most vital are backup, disaster recovery, business continuity,contingency planning.
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Security While Traveling
Zack Dean, Projetech Intern
October 15, 2019
Most cyber-security experts agree that about 20% of travelers are subject to cyber crime while abroad. Any time you use your phone or laptop on a public network, you are subject to criminals accessing sensitive and confidential data from you or your organization. At Projetech, we keep the following in mind while we travel and suggest you do the same in order to protect your data.
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Hidden Maximo Functionality: Work Order Tracking
Chris Winston, VP of Strategic Alliances, Projetech
October 15, 2019
How do you find material usage or labor transactions to find work order records based on that information? Simply do so by utilizing the relationship in place and modifying the application through the application designer to make the additional fields available to query.
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Hidden Maximo Functionality: Modified Lookup
Chris Winston, VP of Strategic Alliances, Projetech
September 17, 2019
When you need to be able to query things sometimes you need to link back to the original application. However, there are certain things you can do directly from the select value if they were there and available for you to query. You can modify the xml and have additional fields added for use in querying.
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Hidden Maximo Functionality: Activities & Tasks
Chris Winston, VP of Strategic Alliances, Projetech
September 5, 2019
If you are using condition monitoring, you can utilize activities and tasks to provide the condition monitoring information in an easier to read, re-query, and download format.
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Scheduling Priority in Maximo
Jacquie Chischillie, Technical Sales Engineer, Projetech
June 12, 2019
How much thought have you put into your Priority values on the records in your Maximo solution? Did you know you can Set Priority Preferences like how Maximo calculates priorities or response times? Maximo uses values up to 999 for Work Order and Asset/Location priorities and will use these values to calculate an overall priority for the Work Order. Making smart choices can ensure you achieve the most efficient and reliable schedule for your resources and equipment.
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7 Reasons You NEED MaxPlus+
Julie Rampello, VP of Business Development, Projetech
May 20, 2019
If you're struggling with implementation, adoption & ongoing support, MaxPlus+ is a value-added solution made for you. Here are seven reasons that you need MaxPlus+ from Projetech.
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New Functionality in Maximo 7.6.0.3 - Asset Depreciation Schedules
Jacquie Chischillie, Technical Sales Engineer, Projetech
May 6, 2019
Did you know you can now assign a Depreciation Schedule to an Asset in Maximo? This has been a highly requested feature and is now available in Maximo 7.6.0.3.In order to set up a Depreciation Schedule for an asset it must have a starting cost and salvage amount prescribed. To make the process easier, both values can be defined during the process of creating the depreciation schedule.
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5 Easy Steps to Add Maximo Hover Dialogs
Jacquie Chischillie, Technical Sales Engineer, Projetech
March 29, 2019
Maximo 7.6 offers many tools to enhance the user’s experience. One such tool is Hover Dialogs. Here are five easy steps to adding Hover Dialogs to more screens.
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Projetech is Officially ISO 27001 Certified
Tyler Caldwell, Infrastrucuture/Information Security Manager, Projetech
March 26, 2019
Projetech takes threats to the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of its clients' information seriously. As such, Projetech is an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified provider whose Information Security Management System (ISMS) has received third-party accreditation from the International Standards Organization.
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SaaS is NOT Hosting is NOT SaaS
Julie Rampello, VP of Sales & Marketing, Projetech
March 26, 2019
As an IBM Maximo® as a Service (MaaS) provider, oftentimes, I hear or see the term “hosting” being used as a reference to the services Projetech provides. Although, the error may seem benign, it is an extreme misnomer and injustice to what it is we really do! Saying we deliver a hosting solution is comparable to saying the solar system is a galaxy! I realize it’s not an intentional offense, but a matter of lack of awareness of the difference.
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Maximo Automation Scripting | Introduction into Automation Scripting
Steven Shull, Solution Architect/Development Lead, 4x IBM Champion, Projetech
March 26, 2019
Maximo is a highly configurable product. With minimal technical skills, users can add new fields, make screen changes, or restrict values of attributes in Maximo. But once you start needing to go beyond those capabilities, that’s when people start asking questions about Automation Scripts/Java Customizations. And if it’s something you haven’t done before, it can be quite intimidating at first. Hopefully this blog series will help eliminate most of the intimidation and allow you to achieve your business objectives faster.
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An Apex of Support & Performance Improvement for IBM's Maximo Delivered by Industry Experts
Julie Rampello, VP of Sales and Marketing, Projetech
March 26, 2019
Our subscription-based model, Maximo Plus+ provides clients with one of the best Maximo support options available! Help Desk support, monitoring, license right-sizing, and more!
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You Have Been Selected for a Maximo Software License Review... Now what?
Debbie Herbers, President/COO, Projetech.
March 21, 2019
Projetech is entitled to thousands of Maximo licenses, and we are responsible for hundreds of Maximo instances in our cloud. Out of necessity, we have had to develop the expertise, and our own proprietary tooling to be able to manage license compliance. Also, we know that license compliance is fluid, (specific license types come to end of support, trade-ups occur, security groups change, etc.), so it isn’t a one & done task. It is something that requires constant care and feeding, and thankfully, we had implemented those controls.
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