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tperide (Industrial) (OP)
9 Mar 07 6:46
Hi,
I need an advice from where I can find a step by step implementation procedure for Maximo, because it looks like I have to do it by my self or with very little help from outside (budget reasons), the plant has around 400 pieces of equipments and near 20,000 items in the store.
Thank you for help.
wbd (Electrical)
9 Mar 07 8:06
There are some good articles on implementation and references on www.mt-online.com  This Maintenance Technology magazine's website.
Is this the first installation of a CMMS at your site?  If so, think very carefully about your equipment numbering scheme.  You will be stuck with it forever.
There is a whole host of issues to be thought about and decided in a CMMS implementation. It would be worth it to search and get some books on implementing a CMMS.

Don't RUSH your implementation.  Have a well thought out plan and SOP's.  Don't try to make the software fit your business practices, some practices may need to be changed.

tperide (Industrial) (OP)
9 Mar 07 23:32
Yes, its the first installation of Maximo in our plant.
However, I heard there it's a possibility to create spread sheets in Excel first and transfere later in Maximo data base, it's true?

If so, some tips in what to cover from equipment point of vue, resources, etc.?

Thank you
wbd (Electrical)
10 Mar 07 16:46
It maybe possible to create spreadsheets and upload to Maximo database.  You would have to talk to Maximo on that.  I just did a installation of Datastream 7i and I created the equipment id's, descriptions, account codes, etc. on a Excel spreadsheet and then Datastream uploaded it into the database.

Since I have multiple plants, my equipment ids include a plant reference, a equipment type code and a sequencial number.  For instance:

331056001 is a motor at north unit 1.  The 1st 3 letters are location and unit, the middle 3 eqpt type and last 3 sequential #.

3010LT001 is a level transmitter at south unit 1.
Helpful Member!  tav1035 (Aeronautics)
12 Mar 07 23:07
tperide,
I found this on the web. It's not an installation guide, but a userts guide. Pretty in depth.
www.lausd.net/facilities-max/maximo-guide.pdf
Also, I would not user location logic into your asset numbers, because not all assets will stay at the same location. For example, motors would probably go into stores and await the oppertunity for the next installation, where ever it is needed. Maximo has a location table,field, asspociated with every asset number.
Not saying that logic doesn't have a place in the asset naming convention, just saying that it might be better to leave the location out of the portable assets.
Here are some readings on other Maximo stuff.
http://www.datapaste.com/
tav1035
Mahal4U (Computer)
31 May 07 16:55
Tperide -

wbd is sooo right on the numbering schema. You want to map this out very carefully for not only now but for future expansions as well. I've always followed the belief to use identifers that never change in relationship to equipment, i.e. building name/number, floor, possibly room number, etc. Another source is the ASTM Uniformat II or MasterFormat Building System Classifications for coding equipment too.

Was hired 6 months ago by my employer to oversee the installation of a new CMMS which to date they still haven't purchased. Unfortunately I'm stuck with not only a legacy system (Atlas), but with a legacy process in trying to purchase a new system which has covered a 3 year period. Am stuck with what was choosen, stuck with the naming & numbering conventions selected by an engineer, a GIS specialist and the retired CMMS Specialist that I replaced. They chose Uniformat II for asset tagging to include the equipment.

Have implemented 3 different systems in the past and have always been able to load my information into an Excel spreadsheet then either upload it myself using an MS Access back door or get the vendor to do it. Sorry for the long and late response...Good Luck
SCPotter (Mechanical)
21 Jun 07 17:54
I would also strongly recommend taking the time to get your naming conventions in place, and treat equipment and locations as separate entities.

I'm currently working on fixing a less-than-optimal implementation that I inherited; lots of headaches.

Another point I’d stress is spending a lot of time with the end users, especially the trades. Do multiple brain-storming sessions with them to get your equipment/location hierarchy right.

Final points: limit as much as possible the right to change data; use drop down menus with “pick lists” whenever possible; and be very generous with the amount of training provided to all users.

Steven C. Potter

wbd (Electrical)
22 Jun 07 7:52
Just to clarify what I meant by equipment number.  With the system we use (Datastream 7i), equipment number is a position number.  Under that position number, you can have an asset attached to the position.
For example, if the position is a motor and a pump, then the motor and pump could each be an asset.  This is really only beneficial if the motor and pump are large enough that they are removed, replaced by another one from stores, rebuilt and returned to stores as an asset to be used in another position.  This way all your repair & cost information travels with the asset.  These cost can then rolled up to the position, so you can see how much that position costs.

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