Manager of Tech Ops
VP of Technology
VP of Technology
Maximo for Aircraft Operators – Maximo for Aviation is Live at Compass Airlines
Compass Airline is a regional carrier for both Delta and American Airlines operating a fleet of 56 Embraer 175 aircraft. Since its launch in April 2007, Compass has been using Maximo 6.1 with the original, separate, Maximo Aircraft Configuration Management system to track all aircraft and component maintenance activities. In 2016, Compass engaged with Projetech, Electronic Data Inc and IBM to upgrade their Maximo system to the current version of Maximo for Aviation. This upgrade project will culminate in the spring of 2019 and will deliver massive improvements in the airlines ability to manage all aspects of the airline’s maintenance requirements as dictated by Federal Aviation Regulations section 121, covering passenger carrier airline operators.Projetech has powered Compass Airlines Maximo system as a cloud service since 2011. Projetech partnered with EDI to configure the MfA solution for Compass and to build migration processes to transform data from the legacy Maximo + CM systems to keep system down time to a minimum since Maximo is listed on Compass’ Operating Specification as a mission critical system. IBM developed Maximo for Aviation specifically to meet the needs of the aviation industry. IBM played a key role in this project by developing solutions to requirements specific to aircraft operators into the MfA product. The Maximo for Aviation product is positioned to meet the needs of OEMs, MRO’s and aircraft operators alike.
Using Maximo in the Cloud to Manage a Global Supply Chain
Catalina maintains a global network of 450,000 assets that are operated and maintained by multiple third-party field service and repair vendors. We will demonstrate how we have used Maximo to achieve substantial cost savings in a global asset management program, and how deploying to the cloud has been instrumental to the timeliness and accuracy of critical asset data. We use repair details and asset movement updates to drive repair vs. replace decisions, optimize vendor inventories, and reduce time spent on asset receiving, tracking and repair by over 75%.
Intermountain Power Services Corp.
Learn the Whys on IPSC's Decision to Use Maximo Plus+ as Their Go-To Solution for On-Premise Maximo
In 2017, Intermountain Power Services Corp made the switch from static to cloud based licensing by way of Maximo Plus. The switch helped resolve a licensing compliance issue and also opened up the suite of cloud based features designed to help reduce overhead and increase productivity. In addition to the Maximo Plus monitoring feature, IPSC is continuing to explore new ways in which the convenience of cloud based technology can help them achieve their current and future initiatives.
Sonoma County Water Agency
Sonoma Water’s Maximo Journey from Local to Hosted then into to the Cloud
Sonoma Water currently uses MAXIMO 7.6 as its computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). They started with Maximo 3.0 on an in-house Oracle system in 1996. After periodic upgrades, they leapt from the in house Maximo 4.1 to 7.1 and hosted off site in 2010. They migrated from Oracle to SQL in 2016. Most recently they flew to the Cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) approach in 2018. With SaaS, Sonoma Water can now stay current with technology, leverage dedicated up-to-date Maximo support expertise, and rely on the 24/7/365 Maximo system availability without worry about their in-house IT familiarity, availability, or resources, and feel well-grounded on that proverbial cloud.
Wake County Government-GSA
Wake County Government-GSA
How WC-GSA Improved Historical Data and License Compliance as a Result of Migrating to MaaS
Wake County General Services Administration (GSA) is located in Raleigh, North Carolina and manages Wake County-owned and -leased facilities, the Wake County fleet, provides criminal justice support and support a number of general government business units. Wake County GSA has been using Maximo for 27 years and recently upgraded their system and migrated to the cloud utilizing Cohesive's Maximo hosting service. In addition to the benefits experienced to-date, Wake's story includes sharing how they overcame challenges with their ability to have access to and maintain historical data as they considered moving to the cloud - a common set of challenges shared by many government entities. In addition, Wake will describe how moving to the cloud has helped them maintain IBM Maximo license compliance - a topic almost every Maximo customer will be interested to learn more about.
Best Practices for Securing Maximo
Maximo comes with a lot of great security controls, but most are not implemented. All the changes we’ll discuss require minimal effort to implement and have extremely low or no performance impact on your system. We’ll discuss the changes in full detail, including why you should implement the control, related changes that you may need/want to make, and what versions of Maximo you can implement these on (you don’t have to be on the latest version for most of these changes!). Some examples are secured attachments, preventing unauthenticated web services, and better security around integration accounts. Along with securing the Maximo application, you must also secure the Maximo environment. Securing the Application Server through the implementation of role-based access control, policy-based network access, and enforcing SSL communications greatly minimizes its attack surface. With these controls in place and the use of system performance and event monitoring, you can implement your Maximo environment with a defense in depth security approach and provide industry security best practices for your Maximo users. To round out the security approach for Maximo is the administrative controls. The administrative controls include Change Management, Monitoring of IBM Advisories Communications, and Policies and Procedures around daily usage.
Top Ten Maximo Easter Eggs
An Easter Egg is a hidden joke, message or feature that can lead us on a hunt for something special. Well, it’s no joke. Maximo is riddled with functionality that is available to all, yet only seasoned subject matter experts have uncovered. Some are even hidden in wide open places. This session will introduce the Maximo user to some of the new and long-time favorite prizes of Maximo pros. From templates for simplifying record creation and maintenance, or classifications for streamlining searches, to creating better key performance indicators for targeted business processes, Maximo provides a basketful of efficiency tools. You just need to know where to look. Attendees will take away some targeted tools to use in their own system along with a better sense of how to make Maximo features work for them and their companies.
Reorganized, Consolidated & Mobilized the Taking of Operator Rounds' Readings
Imagine the number of readings that need to be taken on a frequent basis (weekly, daily, twice a day, etc.), being taken in spreadsheets and word documents, and often documented only on paper. Yes, Work and Excel are used to standardize what is taken, but often, the data does not get back into the sheet. ~125 spreadsheets and 10 word docs, that identify readings to be taken across a little under 5000 locations. Since the spreadsheets call for different readings and even different types (numeric as well as text), it then becomes a little more complex. Sheets need to be organized so that readings in the same area can be taken together, but they were not. But they could be in Maximo; and now they are. Over 20,000 measurements from over 7,000 pm’s that cover all the different requirements, are now generated, and readings found are entered into Maximo from the field, via tablet. The mobile application on the tablets organize the readings by Area and Job, and consolidate the readings so that dissimilar readings can be taken at the same time, at a specific location. Each reading is associated with a Condition Monitoring point, so the readings are stored, and an application alteration allows us to easily query and download readings from multiple measurement points, locations, or other combinations. As we worked to align the data for use in Maximo, we also found updates to make such as locations not yet entered into Maximo, which were updated. Reporting was also automated to both run and be delivered to distribution lists of key personnel, to close the loop.
Duke Energy Renewables
Duke Energy Renewables
How Duke Energy Renewables Utilizes Maximo Inspections to Meet Critical Data Collection Requirements
Duke Energy Renewables needed a comprehensive and efficientway for their mobile field technicians to perform inspections and observations andcapture data while at remote locations across the United States. Duke, along with their Maximo businesspartners (Projetech and InterPro), designed mobile inspection forms and reportsto meet various business needs. DukeEnergy Renewables has utilized the Maximo and Mobile inspection tools for Endof Warranty inspections, Regular Maintenances, Vehicle inspections, Qualityobservations, and other business solutions.
The reporting from our Inspections works with Maximo API'sand contains some complex coding to associate photos taken in the field withthe correct wind turbine and solar assets. The result is a full-featuredsolution which uses Maximo and a 3rd party mobile application to extend ourMaximo Inspection capabilities. As aresult, Duke can significantly reduce man hours, improve data collection, andbetter utilize the data that is collected electronically.