Maximo Scheduler Architect gives a Product Update
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Today's blog entry comes from Dave Calvert, Design Architect for Maximo Applications, including IBM Maximo Asset Management Scheduler.
Hi everyone. This is my first post to the blog. I’d like to tell you about the exciting new Maximo tool called Maximo Asset Management Scheduler.
Maximo Scheduler is an add-on to Maximo version 7 that provides the ability to view selected work in a Gantt view timeline, together with the Crafts required to get the work done! You can then drag and drop the work to the time frame that best fits the availability of your resources!
We created the Scheduler product because customers have been asking for a tool to perform basic scheduling, without having to apply or support an adaptor to another product. They wanted an easy way to create a result set of desired work, and some way to look out into the future and make sure that they were scheduling the work when they were most likely able to get the work done with the resources that they knew that they would have.
We provided this capability in the first release of this new product back in August 2009. Since then, we have released a second version, IBM Asset Management Scheduler 7.1.1, that takes that same Gantt view ability, and couples it with the new Preventive Maintenance (PM) Forecasting functionality. The new PM Forecasting addition enables Planners and Schedulers to create forecasts of upcoming PMs, regardless of their type (i.e. calendar, meter, or variable interval PMs). We knew that customers would want the ability to create forecasts, but we also knew that they would not want to have to maintain their accuracy. So we included automated features like a “sliding forecast window” that automatically fills the distant forecast vacancies created by recent forecast dates becoming PM work orders. We also coupled the power of escalations with actions that allow customers to determine their own business rules by which the forecasts will be maintained.
Planners can then add the forecasts to the work orders and tasks that they are already processing within the Gantt view. They can see the entire picture of planned preventive maintenance work coupled with scheduled project work, all in one view. The necessary Crafts required to complete the work are all visible, making it easy to simply drag and drop work orders, tasks, or forecasted instances of PM work, to the date that best fits their available resources.
Maximo Scheduler product is available to anyone utilizing the 188.8.131.52 or greater version of Maximo. Users can begin leveraging the Scheduler product virtually immediately upon deployment.
Our beta sites all gave the product a huge “thumbs up”. The “standing room only” flood of interested customers at PULSE, as well as the immediate sales upon Schedulers release, further validated that we’ve really got something here…
For more details, see your IBM Tivoli Sales Representative or Business Partner today!