IBM Maximo is an operational asset management program designed to help businesses effectively manage machines, IT equipment, buildings systems and more. Maximo gives you an overview of planned and unplanned maintenance activities and creates an interface through which you can record any changes to your asset portfolio. In this article, we’ll run through the latest changes and what’s available in Maximo 8.6.
The latest update offers more detailed work orders, enhanced dashboards and a whole host of new integrations. Read on to find out what’s new in Maximo Manage 8.6.
With Maximo Manage 8.6, you can now add links, images and text formatting to each work order’s long description. This feature means you can create much more detailed and readable work orders, with bold text, bullet points and diagrams.
Your dashboards are your main interface into the Maximo program, from which you can track work orders, create job cards and view schedules. Both the operational and scheduling dashboards have had updates in Maximo 8.6. Here’s what’s new:
The latest version features enhanced scheduling and dispatching features, including:
This new JavaTM interface accesses a registered store and reads, writes or deletes documents and attachments according to your automation script. Read more about how IBM Maximo® Manage helps manage attachments here.
In Work Orders and Workflow Assignments applications, you can now use the advanced search function to filter jobs by target start and finish times, priorities, job plans and more. Click the filter icon to see full additional search fields.
Advanced management software works best when it is part of a holistic, data-informed system. IBM® are continually adding new integrations to Maximo® Manage to create a full-spectrum approach to business intelligence, automation, reporting and management software.
Maximo® Manage 8.6 can now integrate with your Cognos® Analytics server, providing an extra suite of business intelligence tools such as data visualisations and AI insights.
Integrate Maximo® Manage with your Envizi ESG reporting suite to automatically synchronise asset location and metre readings. By integrating Maximo and Envizi suites, businesses can track energy usage across electricity, gas and water, and calculate related emissions for your ESG reporting.