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I’m normally not one to latch onto to catch phrases or mission statements. My focus has normally been project orientated - what’s the goal, what are the tasks, when do we have to be completed, etc. At a recent martial arts class, the instructor shared an inspirational quote with the class. It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. The quote was from Bruce Lee[1] and it resonated with me on a couple of things that had been on my mind that week. We’re in the middle of bringing on some new personnel, so we’ve had...
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I couldn't stop.   They were warm, fluffy, delectable and perfect with a steaming hot cup of black coffee.   But you can stop...comparing Purchase Order to Invoice Cost Variances manually.  Starting with the Maximo release, a new Invoice Cost Variance report for LIFO/FIFO items is available! .This new report details the cost variances for LIFO/FIFO Items, which occur when there is a difference in the cost between the received PO Line cost and the Invoiced Line cost.  This can be used when reconciling cost differences.  Only approved invoices are included in this report, and only for those items with...
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InterConnect 2016 is coming up fast and last call for speaker proposals is coming up next week! Please consider submitting an abstract to speak at IBM InterConnect. You can submit your abstracts here: http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/interconnect/  As in the past, there will be tracks dedicated to Maximo and TRIRIGA, as well as, the Sunday afternoon industry group meetings for Utilities, Oil &Gas, Manufacturing (including Life Sciences), Airports and Facilities.   The IBM InterConnect 2016 runs from February 21 - 25 in Las Vegas. IBM InterConnect is a major conference with under 20,000 attendees and 1500 sessions, As you may know, Maximo and TRIRIGA are now...
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IBM released a support document on Find option retrieves Revision 0 of the Job Plan. The crux of the issue is that when you use the Quick Find box in Maximo 7.5 or 7.6 for an item that has a revision on it, Maximo will return the first record it finds. This will normally be the original record, or Revision 0. The support document shows how to update the application presentation to sort the results based on the STATUS field. This will give a Maximo user the ACTIVE record over a REVISED record, which is what we want most of the...
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BiLog: Maximo 76:  Creating Cognos Reports/Workspaces Video Series   Opps. Someone forgot to maintain their assets. Don't forget to create visual, insightful dynamic reports and workspaces with Cognos Workspace and Workspace Advanced in Maximo 76! A new series of video recordings are now available to help get you started. This series includes demos ranging from 8 to 15 minutes and includes: Part 1: Reviews Cognos product entitlement with the Maximo 76 release and the differences between the three report development tools: (Report Studio, Cognos Workspace Advanced (CWA) and Query Studio/ Details how CWA can be used by a power user without the full set of skills/training required for Report Studio....
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