User’s Guide

Release 5.2 December 2003

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About this Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv Who Should Read this Guide? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv How to Use this Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv Notation Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xvi Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xviii Chapter 1: Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 MAXIMO Modules & Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Understanding Databases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Database Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Columns or Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Key Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Rows or Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Tables or Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Relational Databases. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Database Structure in MAXIMO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Structured Query Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 MAXIMO Hierarchies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Data Sharing Between Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Multisite Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Chapter 2: Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Signing In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Signature Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Start Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Starting an Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Application Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Browser Menu and Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 MAXIMO Navigation Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 MAXIMO Toolbar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Current Query Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Quick Key Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Select Action Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Toolbar Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Application Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Table Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Navigating Table Rows (Records). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Table Window Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Sorting Columns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Release 5.2, 12/2003 iii

Contents Filtering Table Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Row Details. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Row Details Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Default Table Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editable Table Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAXIMO Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 27 28 29 29 31 32 33

Chapter 3: Common Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Searching the MAXIMO Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Searching All Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Narrowing a Search Request. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Using the Find Subtab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Making a Query by Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Searching Using Wildcard Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 MAXIMO Wildcard Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Placement of Wildcard Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Querying with SQL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Searching for Null Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Viewing Search Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Refining Search Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Saving Queries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Defining a Query Default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Using Bookmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Adding a Bookmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Deleting a Bookmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Attached Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Attached Documents Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Navigating the Attached Documents Tab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Attached Document Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Types of Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Attached Documents Actions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Using Attached Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Attaching Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Adding a File to the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Adding a Web Page to the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Adding a DMS Document to the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Attaching Library Documents to a Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Creating Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Viewing Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Deleting Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Printing Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Printing a Single Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Printing a Work Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Disabling Document Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 iv Release 5.2, 12/2003

Contents Creating a Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editing an Existing Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deleting Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Select Value Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Drilldown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding the Detail Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Navigating the Hierarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Actions Available from the Drilldown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Searching the Asset Catalog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Searching the Illustrated Parts Catalog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Searching Documentation with the IPC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Selecting Parts with the IPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editing Values Returned by the IPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the GL Account Navigator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding General Ledger Account Codes. . . . . . . . . . . GL Account Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Component Sequences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mandatory and Optional Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fully and Partially Defined Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering GL Account Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editing GL Account Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 61 61 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 73 73 74 74 75 76 76 77 78

Chapter 4: Work Orders Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Types of Work Orders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Creating Work Orders Using MAXIMO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Work Order Priority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Work Order Statuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Work Order Tracking Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Work Order Tracking Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Work Order Tracking Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Work Order Tracking Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Using the Work Order Tracking Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Creating a Work Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Creating a Work Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Applying a Job Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Editing a Work Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Defining Work Plan Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Defining Work Plan Labor Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Defining Work Plan Materials Needs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Materials Interactions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Defining Work Plan Tool Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Selecting Multiple Records on Plans and Actuals . . . . . . . . . 98 Removing a Work Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

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Contents Work Order Hierarchies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding Work Order Hierarchy Terms. . . . . . . . . . . Viewing Work Order Hierarchies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Navigating Work Order Hierarchies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Building a Work Order Hierarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associating Existing Work Orders with a Hierarchy . . . . . Assigning a New Parent to an Existing Work Order . . . . . Applying a Route to a Work Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Generating a WO Hierarchy From a PM Hierarchy . . . . . . Changing Status for Hierarchy Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deleting a Work Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assigning Labor to Work Orders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Completing a Labor Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removing a Labor Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Downtime Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Types of Downtime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Changing Equipment Up/Down Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reporting Downtime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recording Actuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copying Labor From a Work Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recording Unplanned Labor Actuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copying Materials From a Work Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copying Tools From a Work Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding a Safety Plan to a Work Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Applying an Existing Safety Plan to a Work Order . . . . . . Editing Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Selecting Safety Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Safety Plan in Work Order Tracking . . . . . . . . . Failure Reporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recording Failure Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conducting Failure Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick Reporting Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick Reporting Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick Reporting Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick Reporting Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Quick Reporting Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Work Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering Meter Readings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reporting Actuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Reporting Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Reporting Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Reporting Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 101 102 103 104 104 105 106 107 108 108 109 110 110 112 112 113 114 114 115 115 116 117 118 119 120 120 121 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 127 129 130 130 131 132 133 134 134

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Contents Using the Labor Reporting Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reporting Work Order Hours by Labor or Craft . . . . . . . . . . . . Recording Daily Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approving Labor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Work Requests Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Work Requests and Other Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Work Requests Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Work Requests Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Searching Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Work Request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Viewing Work Requests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editing Work Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assignment Manager Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assignment Manager Application Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assignment Manager Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assignment Manager Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using Assignment Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assignment Manager and Other Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Querying and Assignment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assignment Manager Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding the Work List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding Work Orders, Requirements, and Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding Work Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Selecting a Formula for Work Priority Calculation. . . . . . . Understanding Work List Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Filtering the Work List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding the Labor List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modifying your Default Labor Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding Labor Availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding Labor List Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Changing the Calendar Date Range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Filtering the Labor List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Planning Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scheduling Future Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assigning Work to Another Craft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Viewing Assignments for a Worker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modifying Labor Availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reassigning or Rescheduling Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Un-assigning Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deleting Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dispatching Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Starting an Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interrupting an Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finishing an Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assignment Statuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Release 5.2, 12/2003 135 136 137 138 139 140 140 141 141 141 142 143 144 145 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 151 151 152 152 153 153 153 154 155 155 156 157 157 159 160 161 162 162 163 164 164 165 166 167 vii

Contents Chapter 5: Preventive Maintenance Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Preventive Maintenance Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Preventive Maintenance Tabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Preventive Maintenance Actions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Preventive Maintenance Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Using the Preventive Maintenance Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Creating a PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Creating a PM Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Setting PM Frequency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Setting Priority for PMs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Master PMs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Creating a Master PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Creating Associated PMs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Generating a PM Work Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 PM Hierarchies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Seasonal PMs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Chapter 6: Inventory Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Inventory Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Inventory Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Inventory Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Inventory Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Using the Inventory Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Stocked, Nonstocked, and Special Order Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Stocked Items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Nonstocked Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Special Order Items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Viewing Item Availability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Reordering Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Determining the Reorder Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Reordering All Items in a Storeroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Reordering Selected Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Reordering a Single Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Reordering Direct Issue Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Clearing Reorder Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Managing Inventory Item Counts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Adjusting Current Balances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Adjusting Physical Counts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Reconciling Balances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Item Master Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Item Master Tabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Item Master Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Item Master Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Using the Item Master Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Creating an Item Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Understanding Rotating Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 viii Release 5.2, 12/2003

Contents Designating Alternate Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding Item Assembly Structures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating an Item Assembly Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using Item Assembly Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linking Items to the Asset Catalog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Items to Storerooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deleting Items from Storerooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Storerooms Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Storerooms Tabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Storerooms Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Storerooms Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Storerooms Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Storeroom Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Items to Storerooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deleting Items from Storerooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Issues and Transfers Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Issues and Transfers Tabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Issues and Transfers Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Issues and Transfers Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Issues and Transfers Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Issuing an Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Issuing a Reserved Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Issuing an Unreserved Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Issuing Metered Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transferring Items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Returning Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 205 206 206 207 208 209 210 211 211 211 212 212 213 213 214 215 215 216 216 217 217 218 219 219 220

Chapter 7: Equipment Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 Understanding the Asset Catalog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Asset Catalog Classification Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Understanding the Drilldown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Equipment/Location Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Equipment Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Equipment Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Equipment Actions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 Equipment Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Using the Equipment Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Creating Equipment Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Creating an Equipment Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Understanding Rotating Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Creating Rotating Equipment Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Understanding Equipment Assembly Structures . . . . . . . . . . . 232 Equipment Assembly Structure Elements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 Creating Equipment Assembly Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Viewing Equipment Hierarchies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234

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Contents Applying Item Assembly Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Locations Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Locations Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Locations Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Locations Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Locations Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preparing to Create Locations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a New Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding Location Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Planning Location Hierarchies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating Hierarchical Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Building a Location Hierarchy from an Item Assembly Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating Network Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Viewing Location Hierarchies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disassociating Locations and Deleting Systems . . . . . . . . . Failure Codes Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Failure Codes Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Failure Codes Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Failure Codes Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Failure Codes Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding the Failure Code Hierarchy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Building a Failure Hierarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Failure Class Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Child Levels to a Failure Code. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Failure Reporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Failure Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Condition Monitoring Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Condition Monitoring Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Condition Monitoring Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Condition Monitoring Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Condition Monitoring Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding Measurement Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Measurement Point Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering a Measurement Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recording Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Generating a Work Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 236 237 238 238 239 240 240 241 242 242 243 244 245 245 246 247 248 248 249 249 249 250 250 251 253 253 254 255 255 256 256 256 257 257 258 259

Chapter 8: Purchasing Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Types of Purchase Orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Blankets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Change Orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Price Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Blanket Releases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

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Contents Purchase Requisitions Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purchase Requisitions Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purchase Requisition Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purchase Requisitions Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Purchase Requisitions Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating Purchase Requisitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a PR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering PR Line Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Requisitioning Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Requisitioning Vendor Items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a PO from a PR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Generating POs from Price Agreements and Blankets . . . . . . . Purchase Requisitions Statuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Request for Quotation Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Request for Quotation Tabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Request for Quotation Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Request for Quotation Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Request for Quotations Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The RFQ Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating an RFQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating an RFQ Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copying PR Lines to an RFQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Vendors to an RFQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recording Quotation Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Awarding Quotation Lines to Vendors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Awarding All Quotation Lines to a Single Vendor . . . . . . . Awarding Individual Quotation Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a PO from an RFQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RFQ Statuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purchase Orders Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purchase Orders Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purchase Orders Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purchase Orders Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Purchase Orders Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Purchase Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding PO Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understanding Standard Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering PO Lines Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Price Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Blanket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Blanket Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Change Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purchase Order Statuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Receiving Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Receiving Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Receiving Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Release 5.2, 12/2003 264 265 265 266 267 267 267 268 270 271 272 273 273 274 275 275 277 278 279 279 279 280 281 282 283 284 284 285 286 287 288 288 290 291 291 292 293 293 295 296 296 297 298 299 300 300 xi

Contents Receiving Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Receiving Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Receiving Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Receiving Materials as Ordered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Receiving Partial Shipments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Receiving Materials with Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Receiving Rotating Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Returning Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Receiving Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Invoices Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Invoices Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Invoices Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Invoices Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Invoices Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering an Invoice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering Invoice Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Standard Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copying PO Lines to an Invoice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering Invoice Lines Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Invoice Statuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Desktop Requisitions Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Desktop Requisitions Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Desktop Requisitions Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 301 302 302 303 304 304 305 306 308 309 309 310 311 312 313 314 314 315 317 318 319 319

Chapter 9: Plans Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 Job Plans Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323 Job Plans Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324 Job Plans Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324 Job Plans Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 Using the Job Plans Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 Defining Job Plan Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326 Defining Job Plan Labor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326 Defining Job Plan Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Defining Job Plan Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Creating a Job Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Entering Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328 Entering Labor, Materials, and Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 Associating Work Assets with a Job Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331 Routes Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332 Routes Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 Routes Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 Routes Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334 Using the Routes Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 Creating a Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 Applying a Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337

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Contents Safety Plans Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Plans Tabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Plans Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Plans Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Safety Plans Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preparing to Create a Safety Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Safety Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associating Assets with a Safety Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associating Hazards and Precautions with a Safety Plan . Identifying Hazardous Materials on a Safety Plan . . . . . . . Associating Tag Outs with a Safety Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Applying a Safety Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Hazards Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Hazards Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Hazards Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Hazards Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Safety Hazards Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defining a Safety Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associating Precautions with a Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Viewing Tag Outs Associated with a Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Precautions Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Precautions Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Precautions Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Precautions Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Safety Precautions Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defining a Safety Precaution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate a Safety Precaution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lock Out/Tag Out Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lock Out/Tag Out Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lock Out/Tag Out Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lock Out/Tag Out Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Lock Out/Tag Out Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defining a Tag Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adding Lock Out Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338 339 339 340 341 342 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 349 350 350 351 352 352 353 354 354 355 355 355 356 357 358 358 359 359 360 360

Chapter 10: Resources Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363 Companies Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364 Companies Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 Companies Actions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 Companies Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366 Using the Companies Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366 Creating a Company Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367 Entering a Storeroom as a Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368 Using Company Branches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368 Company Branch Hierarchies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368 Adding Branches to Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Release 5.2, 12/2003 xiii

Contents Disqualifying a Vendor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deleting Company Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tools Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tools Tabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tools Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tools Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Tools Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Tool Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duplicating Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Service Contracts Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Service Contracts Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Service Contracts Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Service Contracts Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Service Contracts Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Service Contract Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating Multiple Service Contract Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Labor Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multisite and Labor Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating Labor Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modifying an Existing Labor Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associating a Labor Record with a Craft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crafts Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crafts Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crafts Actions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crafts Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Crafts Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a Craft Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associating Labor Records with a Craft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disassociating a Labor Record with a Craft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Groups Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Groups Tabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Groups Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Groups Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Labor Groups Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defining a Labor Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associating Labor with a Labor Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defining Alternates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370 370 371 372 372 373 373 373 374 375 376 376 377 377 377 378 379 380 380 381 381 381 382 383 383 384 385 385 386 386 386 387 388 389 390 390 390 391 391 392 392

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About This Guide
This section briefly summarizes this document and how it can help you as a MAXIMO user. It also provides information on other MRO resources available to you, such as additional documentation and support.

Who Should Read this Guide?
This guide is for users who are new to MAXIMO® and will use MAXIMO to manage work orders, assets (equipment, inventory, and materials), and purchasing.

How to Use this Guide
MAXIMO contains extensive Help that provides detailed instructions on how to use the modules and applications. Use this guide together with the Help to assist in orienting you with the applications. This guide introduces you to the applications. The Help provides the details. For certain subjects, this guide provides detailed information to supplement the Help. This guide includes a brief overview of MAXIMO’s database structure and user interface, an overview of procedures that are common to more than one application, followed by chapters that focus on using specific modules and applications. Each chapter corresponds to a module, as shown in the following list:
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Overview Getting Started Common Procedures Work Orders Module Preventive Maintenance Module Inventory Module

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Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Appendix Index Equipment Module Purchasing Module Plans Module Resources Module Keyboard Navigation

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For information about using reports with MAXIMO, refer to the MAXIMO Report Administration and Development Guide.

Notation Conventions
The procedures and illustrations in this manual describe the standard MAXIMO configuration. Because your system administrator can customize MAXIMO to meet the needs of your business, they might not match your MAXIMO configuration exactly. Your system administrator can customize MAXIMO in the following ways:
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Applications can be displayed or hidden, or assigned to different modules. Custom applications can be created. Module and Application names can be changed. Field names can be changed, fields can be displayed or hidden, and custom fields can be added.

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Buttons Check boxes Field names Select Action menu options

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About This Guide TIP NOTE CAUTION A tip helps you apply the techniques and procedures described in the text to your specific needs. A note provides related information, reminders, recommendations, and strong suggestions. A caution means that taking or avoiding a specific action could cause you to lose data.

Related Documentation
The MAXIMO User’s Guide is part of the MAXIMO documentation set. You receive the MAXIMO’s documentation set in Adobe® Systems’ Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Documentation CD. Depending on the options purchased, your documentation set can include the following documents:
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MAXIMO Installation Guide specific to your application server and operating system MAXIMO System Administrator’s Guide MAXIMO Multisite Administrator’s Guide MAXIMO Report Administration and Development Guide MAXIMO Workflow Designer Implementation Guide MAXIMO Project Manager User’s Guide MAXIMO e-Commerce Adapter Installation Guide

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Support
To find the nearest corporate office, visit the company contact page on the MRO Web site: mro.com MRO Software, Inc. users with a valid Annual Customer Support Plan (ACSP) can obtain product support online at: support.mro.com NOTE To use the MRO Software Support Online Web site, you must provide your contact information and your MRO Software product serial/license number. The MRO Software Support Online Web site includes information on product releases, software patches, and documentation updates. To find the most current version of a document, refer to the Support Web site’s Knowledge Base.

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Chapter 1: Overview
MAXIMO is a computerized asset maintenance system. It stores and maintains data about your company’s facilities, assets, and inventory. You can use this information to help you schedule maintenance work, track equipment status, manage inventory and resources, and analyze costs. MAXIMO helps companies to improve the availability and performance of revenue-generating assets while decreasing operating costs, without increasing safety issues. MAXIMO lets you:
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Track work orders and failures to better schedule preventive maintenance. Track inventory use to find optimum stock levels. The goal is to maximize availability of items for upcoming work, while also reduce unnecessary inventory and associated carrying costs. Track purchasing of inventory stores and materials for work orders. To assist in creating budgets, you can use MAXIMO to track costs for labor, materials, services, equipment, and tools used to complete work orders. Reduce on-the-job injuries and accidents by identifying hazards in the workplace and precautions needed to increase safety.

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MAXIMO Modules & Applications
MAXIMO’s applications are grouped into modules. The applications in a module have similar purposes, for example, all applications related to purchasing are grouped together. Some applications, such as Work Order Tracking, function individually, while others, such as Safety Precautions, create records designed to be used in conjunction with other applications.
Module Work Orders Work Order Tracking Quick Reporting Application Function Manage work orders and time worked. Perform functions related to processing work orders. Report work on open work orders, small jobs without pre-existing work orders: or report equipment downtime that involves no maintenance work. Report hours worked by labor or craft. Reporting any problems that require corrective maintenance activity. Dispatch urgent work and schedule future work requirements. Manage preventive maintenance. Preventive Maintenance Inventory Inventory Plan and schedule periodic, preventive maintenance, and inspections for locations and equipment. Manage inventory. Manage items in inventory., including tracking stock levels, reordering items, and tracking rotating equipment. Define inventory items and add them to a storeroom’s stock lists. Define storeroom locations and view lists of items stocked at each storeroom. Issue stock from inventory; transfer stock from one storeroom location to another.

Labor Reporting Work Requests Assignment Manager Preventive Maintenance

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Module Application Function

Equipment Equipment Locations Failure Codes Condition Monitoring Purchasing Purchase Requisitions Request for Quotation Purchase Orders Receiving Invoices Desktop Requisitions Plans Job Plans Routes

Manage equipment and locations. Record and store equipment numbers and corresponding information. Create location records and track equipment that you might use in multiple locations. Build and display failure hierarchies that you then can use to track failure trends for equipment and locations. Create and view measurement points; track measurements taken on equipment to track performance, use, and wear. Manage purchasing. Process purchase requests for items or services. Send requests to suppliers for prices and conditions to allow for comparison before MAXIMO generates a purchase order for items or services. Create and process purchase orders for items or services. Receive materials and services into inventory. Record invoices; match purchase orders with receipts and invoices. Create self-service requisitions for items or services. Plan how to perform a job safely. Create a detailed description of how a job is to be performed. List related work assets (equipment and/or locations), which are "stops" along an inspection or maintenance route. Create a detailed plan of how to service equipment or locations safely. Define hazards that exist in the workplace; associate precautions with those hazards.

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Module Application Safety Precautions Lock Out/Tag Out Resources Companies Tools Service Contracts Labor Crafts Labor Groups Function Define precautions that workers can take against hazards in the workplace. Create a detailed description of how to take equipment or locations out of service and place them back into service safely. Manage internal and external resources. Manage data on vendors and other companies who do business with you. Manage tools owned by your company. Manage service contracts your company has with vendors or manufacturers. Manage employee and contractor records. Manage craft records. Manage labor group records.

Chapters that appear later in this guide describe each module and application.

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Understanding Databases
When you enter information into MAXIMO, it stores the data in a database. Understanding the structure and function of a database helps you to understand how MAXIMO operates. It also helps you to retrieve information. A database is simply a way of storing and organizing large amounts of information, much like an electronic filing cabinet. Because of how the information is entered and organized, a computer program can search and display requested data quickly. MAXIMO can work with Oracle® and Microsoft SQL Server® databases. The MAXIMO database contains more than 200 tables and more than 4000 columns.

Database Components
Traditional databases are organized by columns (or fields), rows (or records), and tables (or files). Which term is used depends on whether you mean the database program (the "back end") or what a user sees on the computer screen (the "front end"). A field is a single piece of information (for example, a name). A record is a complete set of fields (for example, a name, address and phone number). A file is a collection of records. A telephone book is a file since it contains a list of records, each consisting of three fields: name, address, and telephone number.

Columns or Fields
In MAXIMO, each field and check box on the page is a separate column in the database. A column or field is the smallest unit of data in a database. A field might contain a word, a number, or several sentences. Because you enter information into specific fields and MAXIMO uses those fields to store information in the database, you can search for information quickly and easily. Columns have properties, which include a unique name, description, data type, whether a field is required, optional, or calculated, and so on. A required field is one where you must enter Release 5.2, 12/2003 5

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Key Fields
In a database, a key is a field that you use to sort data. It also can be called a key field, sort key, index, or key word. For example, if you sort records by creation date, the Creation Date field is a key. Some columns are designated as primary keys. A primary key is one or more columns that uniquely identify a record and make it distinct from other records. For example, the work order applications use the work order number as a key. The value(s) in a primary key cannot be null (empty), and they must be unique. MAXIMO automatically numbers the primary key field in most applications. In applications where you can create the primary key, MAXIMO alerts you if you choose a value that has already been used in the data table. For example, when creating Labor records, a small company might use an employee’s last name as the primary key.

Rows or Records
Each row in a database table is a collection of related columns (fields), called a record. A MAXIMO record contains the data you enter in fields on the computer screen. If you used paper instead of a computer to keep track of your data, you would complete a form with related information, with a different page for each new record. For this reason, you may see MAXIMO pages referred to as forms. MAXIMO records include the following examples:
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Tables or Files
Databases are structured so that similar data is stored together in tables, also known as files. A table is a grouping of data arranged in rows and columns. In general the different MAXIMO page areas, for example, tabs, subtabs, and table windows, each correlate to a different table in the database. Because MAXIMO uses a relational database, data that you enter into one table can be shared with another related table, or used to calculate a value in yet another table.

Relational Databases
The records accessed by MAXIMO are stored in a relational database. In a relational database one table can be connected to another table if they both contain at least one common field. For example, the work order table and equipment table are related because their records both contain equipment numbers. This relational structure lets you view the same data in many different ways, from many different applications.

Database Structure in MAXIMO
MAXIMO’s database is a relational database. A detailed look at MAXIMO’s database design is beyond the scope of this guide, but you should be familiar with a few additional database concepts that are covered in this section.

Structured Query Language
MAXIMO uses Structured Query Language (SQL) to retrieve data from the database. Requests to find information in a database are called "queries." SQL is a standard language specifically designed to let people to create, edit, maintain, and retrieve data from databases. You do not need to know SQL to use MAXIMO. All MAXIMO users can perform a query to the database from the application pages. For more information about database queries, see “Searching the MAXIMO Database” on page 35. However, you should know SQL if you plan to use MAXIMO to create reports.

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MAXIMO Hierarchies
Some MAXIMO applications group related records using "parentchild" relationships. A parent-child relationship is a one-way referral or link from one table to another. A column in the child table refers to a column in the parent table. The column referred to in the parent table must be part of the primary key. For example, in the Equipment application, you can have a "parent" equipment record that has "child" records for subassemblies. The subassembly records contain a reference to the parent record that they "belong to." MAXIMO uses these parent-child relationships to group related records such as equipment, operating locations, or work orders into hierarchies. You can build and use hierarchies of records in many MAXIMO applications, including Work Order Tracking, Preventive Maintenance, Equipment, Locations, and Failure Codes. With a parent-child relationship, you cannot delete a parent record without first deleting the children, because if you delete a record from the parent table, then the child would have an entry referencing a record that no longer exists.

Data Sharing Between Applications
Because MAXIMO’s applications work together, data from a column in one database table can be shared with other database tables. Because of this column sharing, a data entry error in a single field (column) can appear in more than one application. In many cases you can correct errors, but in some instances after you enter data, or change a record’s status, you cannot change the data in the database. In these cases MAXIMO preserves errors intentionally, to create records for auditing purposes. Note that a field that has one name in one application, can have a different name in another application but contain the same data. For example, the MANUFACTURER column in the EQUIPMENT table is the same as the COMPANY column in the COMPANIES table. NOTE You can find information about each field’s table and column location in the field Help.

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Multisite Option
Many MAXIMO customers install MAXIMO at several facilities. These facilities can share common business practices, as well as having others that are unique to each facility. For example, a utilities company owns several power plants, two water treatment plans, and a water distribution system. The business practices among the power plants are similar, but the water treatment plant has very different business practices. Multisite is an implementation of MAXIMO that lets different company sites share data from a single database, while still keeping their operations separate. Rather than installing a separate instance of MAXIMO at each site, a company now can install MAXIMO once. Using this implementation lets multiple sites access a shared database via a Web browser while operating under independent business rules. Multisite lets facilities share purchase agreements and vendors, while keeping work order and job plan data separate. When you use Multisite, you categorize your company’s facilities into sites and organizations. Sites and organizations are logical divisions of your company determined by which types of operations are performed at each location, and which data can be shared by each location. An organization is a major division of a company that contains one or more sites. Sites belonging to the same organization use the same currency and share the same options for work orders, equipment, labor, and other types of data. A site is a subdivision of an organization that might track inventory and other data separately from other sites. Certain site information is unique to the site and is not visible to other sites, even though they belong to the same organization and share the same database. For more information about the Multisite option, refer to the MAXIMO Multisite Administrator’s Guide.

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Chapter 2: Getting Started
MAXIMO 5.2 is a Web based product. This chapter describes what you must know to use MAXIMO. It also describes the different elements of the application pages.

System Requirements
To use MAXIMO, you need the following:
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Signing In
While your system administrator can customize the MAXIMO Sign-In screen, it should include fields to enter your User Name and Password. If you do not have a User Name and Password, for example, if you are not a MAXIMO user but must file a maintenance request, click "register now" to register yourself and create a User Name and Password. MAXIMO Sign In

When you access reports, MAXIMO automatically signs you in to Actuate using your MAXIMO user name and password. For information about using reports with MAXIMO, refer to the MAXIMO Report Administration and Development Guide. CAUTION Your Web browser must be set to accept cookies to allow an automatic sign-in to Actuate.

Signature Security
Your system administrator uses the Signature Security application to establish each MAXIMO user’s access rights to MAXIMO modules, applications, pages, and menu options. Your security clearances are tied to your User Name.

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Start Center
After you sign in, MAXIMO displays your Start Center. You have a Start Center default defined for your User Name in Signature Security. Your Start Center is a grouping of modules that relate to your work. It can include all MAXIMO modules, or a selection of modules. Even if they are not a part of your Start Center, you still can access all MAXIMO modules that you have permissions for from the Go To menu. The Workflow Inbox displays records assigned to you for action. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. For more information about using Workflow, refer to the Help.

Starting an Application
To start an application, complete the following steps: 1. Move your mouse over a module icon in your Start Center. MAXIMO displays a pop-up menu, showing available applications within the module. 2. Click the application name to open it. NOTE TIP You also can access any application from the Go To menu in the top right corner of the MAXIMO page. You can run more than one MAXIMO application at the same time, as long as the applications are launched in separate browser sessions. For example, if you were creating a requisition for materials, you could have the Inventory application running on one browser session, and the Purchase Requisitions application running in a second browser session.

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Application Pages
Most MAXIMO applications have a similar look and feel. The MAXIMO application page starts below your browser’s address bar and contains the following areas:
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MAXIMO Navigation Bar MAXIMO Toolbar Application Tabs Forms Table Windows

Browser Menu and Icons
The menu and toolbar icons at the top of the page control your Web browser. Do not confuse them with the MAXIMO menus and toolbars. Browser Toolbar

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MAXIMO Navigation Bar
Below the browser menu and toolbar is the Navigation Bar, the first part of the MAXIMO application page. The following figure shows the Navigation Bar: MAXIMO Navigation Bar

MAXIMO uses the Navigation Bar to identify the current application, display messages, and display links that let you maneuver among MAXIMO applications. It contains the following sections:
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Application icon and name shown on the left to identify the current application. The application icon is also a link to the first editable field on the page. Message area in the center. When appropriate, MAXIMO displays messages in this area. These messages are only informational, and need no response, for example, “At last record” and “Record has been saved.” Global Navigation Links in the right corner. The available links vary depending on which page you are currently using. Possible options include the following links:
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Site — Click Select Value to display a list of sites, letting you to sign into a different site. Start Center — Return to your Start Center. Go To — Displays a menu of modules, letting you maneuver among modules and applications. Also includes links to your Start Center and Reports. Sign Out — Sign out of MAXIMO. Return — Return to the previous application page without selecting a value. Available after you link to another application. Return with Value — Return to the previous application page with selected value(s). Available after you link to another application. Help — Displays Help menu. This link is always available.

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MAXIMO Toolbar
Immediately below the Navigation Bar is the MAXIMO toolbar. WorK Order Tracking Toolbar

The toolbar contains four sections:
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Current Query menu Quick Key Search field and button (binoculars) Select Action menu Toolbar Buttons

Current Query Menu
The Current Query menu contains any queries you have saved, and three additional search options:
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All Records All Bookmarks Quick Key Search

If you select a query from this menu, MAXIMO executes it immediately. If you perform a saved query from the Search tab, the name of the saved query shows in the menu, but when a search performed from the Search tab is not a saved query, the menu is empty as no query name exists.

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Quick Key Search
Use the Quick Key Search to search the application database by the application key field. For example, in Work Order Tracking, the search is by work order number. You can use the Quick Key search from any tab in the application. To use Quick Key search, complete the following steps: 1. Enter a key in the Quick Key field. 2. Click the Quick Key Search button (binoculars). For more information about key fields, see “Key Fields” on page 6.

Select Action Menu
The Select Action menu contains all application-specific actions that are available to you. Select an action from the menu to perform it. These actions are listed in chapters that appear later in this guide. NOTE Action menu options appear only if your system administrator gives you security access.

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Toolbar Buttons
The toolbar also contains toolbar buttons that are common to all MAXIMO applications. You see buttons only for actions your system administrator has authorized you to perform. NOTE The tool tip text for some buttons can change based on the application, but the button works the same. For example, in the Work Order Tracking application the "Insert New Record" button is labeled "Insert New Work Order." The Standard Toolbar Buttons
Button Name and Function Insert New Record — Inserts a new record. If the application numbers new records automatically, the button displays a number sign (#). Save Record — Saves a record. MAXIMO displays a message if a required field is empty. Clear Changes — Clears the page and returns you to the Find subtab of the Search tab. MAXIMO prompts you to save if unsaved changes exist. Previous Record — Takes you to the previous record in the result set. Displays a message in the Navigation bar if you are at the first record. MAXIMO prompts you to save if unsaved changes exist. Next Record — Takes you to the next record in the result set. Displays a message in the Navigation bar if you are at the last record. MAXIMO prompts to save if unsaved changes exist. Go to Results — Returns you to the Results subtab of the Search tab. MAXIMO prompts you to save if unsaved changes exist. Attach a New Document — Attaches documents to a MAXIMO record. Appears only on the Attached Documents tab.

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Work Order Tracking Quick Reporting Purchase Requisitions Request for Quotation Purchase Orders Invoices

Additional Toolbar Buttons
Button Name and Function Change Status — Displays the Change Status dialog. Route — Routes record in Workflow. This button has two possible actions:
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Application Tabs
Most applications display three or more tabs at the top of the page’s working area. Data entry fields are arranged in logical groupings within each application, and tabs organize and display the groupings.

The Search tab appears first for all applications. The second tab contains the main information for that application. Subsequent tabs contain secondary, related information. The selected tab appears as a lighter color than the inactive tabs. To change application pages, select a tab. A message may appear if you have unsaved changes on the current page. Tabs in turn can have subtabs that display additional information. Subtabs contain data pertinent to their parent tab. For example, the Search tab contains several subtabs related to searching the database. Subtabs can appear anywhere on the page. They always have a border surrounding the subtab area.

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Table Windows
MAXIMO applications use table windows to display multiple records from the database simultaneously. In some cases, for example the Results subtab of the Search tab, a table window will display a result set. A result set is the set of records that matches the criteria specified in a query to the database. See “Searching the MAXIMO Database” on page 35 for more information about queries. MAXIMO tables generally contain more rows and columns than a single screen can display. For this reason, MAXIMO table windows include the following features:
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Navigation buttons that allow users to navigate the table window Table Filter that allows a user to temporarily reduce the number of records displayed in the table window Expandable Row Details that allow editing of all record fields Editable table windows that allow quick data entry on selected fields of some tables.

Equipment Application - Spare Parts Tab Showing Two Table Windows

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Application Pages Most table windows have a label which is located just above the table window.The top row of the table window displays column headings, which are selected field labels, designed to give you an overview of each row. The rest of the table window displays rows of data, each row representing one record. MAXIMO highlights the record in the table after you select it. By default the first row is highlighted.

Navigating Table Rows (Records)
Several navigation aids appear on each MAXIMO table window. The top of the table window displays Previous Page and Next Page buttons. Between these buttons there is a number range indicating the records currently being displayed and the number of records in the table or current result set. NOTE Your system administrator can configure MAXIMO so that the record count does not automatically display. When record count is disabled, MAXIMO can be configured to show a Count Results button in the upper right corner of the table window.

Table Row Navigation Buttons

Click Next Page to show the next page of records; click Previous Page to show the previous page. If you are at the first set of records, you cannot use the Previous button. If you are at the last page of records, you cannot use the Next button. To the left of the Previous button are two arrows that you use to move up and down the displayed results set. Click the Next Row button to move the focus to the next record in the list. Click the Previous Row button to return the focus back to the previous record. If you are at the first record, you cannot use the Previous Row button. If you are at the last record, you cannot use the Next Row button. To learn about navigating table rows from the keyboard, see “Keyboard Shortcuts” on page 395.

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Table Window Buttons
The following buttons commonly appear on MAXIMO table windows. Since table windows appear as part of the Search tab, application screens, value lists, and action menu options, the buttons that appear on each table window will vary.
Button Name and Function Previous Row — Click to move the focus to the previous record in the table. Disabled (grey) if you are at the first row in the table or result set. Next Row — Click to move the focus to the next record in the table. Disabled (grey) if you are at the last row in the table or result set. Previous Page — Click to show the previous page of records. Disabled (grey) if you are at the first page of records, or if all records in the result set are currently displayed. Next Page — Click to show the next page of records. Disabled (grey) if you are at the last page of records, or if all the records in the result set are currently displayed. Help icon — Click to display Table Window Help. Application Help is available via the Help link in the Navigation Bar. Count Results — Click to count the records in a table window. The count appears as a message dialog box. Note: This button only appears if your system administrator has disabled the automatic record count. View Details — Click to open the Row Details, displaying all fields in a record so that you can enter, view, or modify data. Close Details — When the Row Details are open, the View Details button changes to the Close Details button. Click to close the Row Details. Add to Bookmarks — Marks a document or record for later viewing. You can access bookmarked records from the Bookmarks subtab of the Search tab. Mark Row for Delete — Marks a record for deletion. MAXIMO does not delete the row until you click Save.

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Button Name and Function Undelete Row — Restores a row that you marked for deletion. This button indicates that you marked the row for deletion. New Row — Inserts a new row and opens the Row Details if it is not already open.

Keyboard shortcuts for these buttons are listed in “Keyboard Shortcuts” on page 395.

Sorting Columns
You can sort columns with underlined headings. To sort a column, click the heading.
Click First Second Third Function Sorts the column in ascending order. An arrow pointing up appears in the column header. Sorts the column in descending order. An arrow pointing down appears in the column header. Returns the column to the database sort default. No icon appears.

You can sort only one column at a time, and that column displays an icon in the column header. If you select a second column to sort, the sorting on the first column is lost. If no icon appears in the table, you are not sorting.

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Filtering Table Windows
MAXIMO tables may contain a large number of rows. MAXIMO table windows include a filter to help you locate specific rows in large tables by reducing the number of rows displayed. In some cases you may be required to reduce the size of a large result set before being allowed to perform an action. The table filter is hidden until you click the Filter icon. When the filter is open a row of editable fields appears between the column headers and the first row of the table, as show in the following figure. Work Order Tracking - Results Subtab Showing Filter Table and Clear Filter Fields Buttons

To filter a table window, perform the following steps: 1. Click the Filter icon. The filter opens and the Filter Table button appears. 2. TIP Enter a value in one or more of the filter fields. Use the equals sign (=) for an exact match. For example, filtering records with a status of "APPR" will also return records that are WAPPR unless you type "=APPR" in the status field.

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Using the Row Details
The number of columns that you can display in a MAXIMO table window is limited, and most records contain more fields than you can display on a page at one time. You access all fields in the record using the View Details button (triangle) for an existing record, or the New Row button if adding a record. Clicking the View Details button (triangle) next to a row opens the Row Details beneath the rows in the table window. When the Row Details are open, you can enter, view, or modify any data that is not read-only. In the following example from a work order job plan, the Tasks table window shows an open Row Details. Note the Close Detail button to the left of the first row. Row Details

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Row Details Buttons
The action buttons for the Row Details appear at the bottom of the table window. You have the following options when modifying records in a table row:
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New Row — Inserts a new row and opens the Row Details if it is not already open. Some fields might show default values. When you click New Row after adding or modifying a row, MAXIMO automatically updates the previous row changes to the table, but does not save them. Delete — Deletes the row. If you edit an existing row, the Row Details close, and the row is marked for deletion. If you insert a new row, click Delete to cancel the new row and close the Row Details. Done — Closes the Row Details and adds the information to the table window. The Done button does not save the row or the record. It refreshes the page to show the changes. To save changes click Save. You also can use the Close Details button to close the Row Details.

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Default Table Data
Some pages containing table windows also include a Default Table Data section at the bottom of the page. If you are entering a series of similar entries you can speed the data entry process by entering values in the Default Table Data fields. Values you enter as default table data are used as field defaults when you insert new rows into the table. For example, if you are creating a purchase requisition for materials for a work order, you could enter default values for the work order number, the equipment, location, and storeroom. Default table data for some table windows might contain system supplied values. For example, in the Receiving application, the Received By field might default to your user name, and Received Date might default to the system date. When you create a new row in the table window, the default values are copied to the appropriate fields, but remain editable, allowing you to modify them. NOTE MAXIMO does not save entries in the default table section when you close an application.

Editable Table Windows
Most MAXIMO tables contain editable table windows, which allow you to edit a limited number of columns without opening the Row Details. Inventory Reorder Details Showing an Editable Table Window

Clicking anywhere in a row in an editable table will highlight it and put the row into "edit mode." When in edit mode, each editable column appears as an editable field, with the appropriate field buttons. See “Field Buttons” on page 32 for more information about the buttons that may appear. If a column is read-only, the column does not convert to a field in edit mode. When a table window is in edit mode existing rows may be edited.

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MAXIMO Fields
MAXIMO application pages contain multiple fields. As you work with MAXIMO, you will encounter the following types of fields:
Field Type data entry fields required fields Description Fields where you can enter, view, or modify information from the MAXIMO database. Fields where you must enter a value before MAXIMO can save the record. These fields are indicated by an asterisk (*). Fields that you cannot modify. For example, some default values, or values on a saved record might be read-only.These fields are indicated by a grey background. Fields that contain values programmed by your system administrator. For example, your user name, or the current date might appear by default in a field. You might be unable to modify default values. Fields that contain values that are calculated based on data stored in MAXIMO. These values are read-only. You cannot modify them.

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Field Buttons
Fields can have actions associated with them. A field can have a long description, a select value lookup, or a menu of actions attached. In all cases, you access these actions via a field button. Field Buttons
Button Name and Function Detail Menu— Displays a menu of actions available for the field. Specific choices vary by field. Long Description — Provides room for entering more data than can fit in a field. After a long description entry is created, the button changes color to indicate that more information is available. Select Date — Displays the Select Date dialog box. Click a date to return the value to the Date field. Select Value — Displays a page showing available values for the fields. Select Value pages are often lists of records created in other applications, for example, item records created in the Item Master application.

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Field Help
The Help includes detailed information about each MAXIMO field, including the corresponding database table and column. To access the Help field information, complete the following steps: 1. Click the Help link in the Global Navigation bar. The Help menu appears. 2. Select the application Help option, for example Work Order Tracking Help. The application Help opens. 3. Click Field Information. A menu of topics appears. 4. Click the topic for the tab or subtab you are using, for example "Work Order Tab Fields." The Help displays a table containing all fields contained on that tab or subtab. 5. Click a field name for additional information. MAXIMO displays the field Help.

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Chapter 3: Common Procedures
All MAXIMO applications work together, and look and feel similar. Several procedures are common to most or all MAXIMO applications.

Searching the MAXIMO Database
MAXIMO stores entered information in a database. Requests to find information in the database are called queries. When you start a MAXIMO application, it opens with the Search tab to let you make requests for information. The Search tab functions are divided into five possible subtabs:
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Searching All Records
If you do not tell it otherwise when you perform a query, MAXIMO assumes that you want to see all records in the current application, for example, all work orders. The implied query request is "all records." To search all records, complete the following steps: 1. Open an application from the Start Center or Go To menu. The Find subtab on the Search tab appears. 2. Click Find. MAXIMO displays the first 20 results of your query on the Results subtab. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. You can also navigate a lengthy results set using the Next Page and Previous Page buttons at the top of the table window. 3. Click the underlined record ID to open a record. For example, in Work Order Tracking, click the work order number. The record opens.

Narrowing a Search Request
MAXIMO lets you narrow your search requests using the Find subtab. The Find subtab is for querying by example (QBE), meaning that you provide MAXIMO with an example of what types of records you are searching for. For example, you might want to find all work orders with a status of waiting for approval (WAPPR). The Find subtab contains any fields your system administrator has chosen as appropriate for user searches. You can enter values for each field that you want to have included in your query.

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Using the Find Subtab
Three buttons appear on the Find subtab:
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Making a Query by Example
You can give examples of records you want to find by entering values in one or more fields on the Find subtab. Doing so narrows your search. If no records match your query, MAXIMO displays a message. TIP You can enter more than one value in a field on the Find subtab. The values must be separated by commas, and cannot exceed the length allowed for the field. For example, to find work orders that list either pumps or motors you could enter "pump, motor" in the Description field. To query using example field values, complete the following steps: 1. Go to the Find subtab on the Search tab. 2. Enter a value in one or more fields. 3. Click Find. If there is a single match for your query, MAXIMO displays the record, otherwise MAXIMO displays the first records that match your query on the Results subtab. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. You can also navigate a lengthy results set using the Next Page and Previous Page buttons at the top of the table window. 4. Click the record ID on the Results subtab to open a record. For example, in the Purchase Orders application click the PO number.

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Searching Using Wildcard Characters
Sometimes you do not know the exact value for a field you want to use in a query. For example, you remember only part of a work order number, but not the exact number. When you do not know the exact value, you can search using the partial value plus a wildcard character. A wildcard character is a special symbol that stands for one or more characters. A character is a letter or number.

MAXIMO Wildcard Characters
MAXIMO uses two wildcards:
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A string is any grouping of letters, numbers, or both. A word is an example of a string of letters.

Placement of Wildcard Characters
When you use a wildcard character in a search field, place the wildcard character exactly where the unknown character(s) would occur. You can use more than one wildcard character in a single search.
Placement %X Finds all instances where X is the last in the string of characters all instances where X is the first in a string of characters all instances where X falls anywhere within the string of characters Example %ing would return all instances where a word ended in -ing M% would return all instances where the word started with the letter M %3% would return all records with the number 3 anywhere in the field

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Querying with SQL
You use the Advanced subtab on the Search tab to conduct advanced queries of the MAXIMO database using Structured Query Language (SQL). To perform advanced queries, you should be familiar with both SQL and the MAXIMO database. Constructing SQL queries is more commonly performed by system administrators and database administrators, and is not within the scope of this manual. The Advanced subtab displays the current SQL WHERE clause in the Current Query field. If you enter values on the Find subtab and click the Advanced subtab, you see the WHERE clause MAXIMO created based on your query values. You can modify the WHERE clause to change your search parameters. You also can name the WHERE clause and add it to your saved query list.

Searching for Null Values
A null value is the absence of a value in a field. Nulls indicate missing or unknown data, and are not the same thing as the number zero (0) or a blank space. Because a null indicates a lack of data, searching for null values is different from searching for other values. When using the Find subtab to search for records containing null values you use the following syntax:
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When searching for null values using the Advanced subtab you use the SQL comparison values IS NULL and IS NOT NULL to select and compare null values.

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Viewing Search Results
The Results subtab displays all records that match the current query. You can perform the following actions on the Results subtab:
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Saving Queries
The Saved Queries subtab holds all queries that you have saved and named. These queries are also available from the Current Query menu on the toolbar. To save a query, type a name and description in the Save Current Query area on the Find or Advanced subtab and click Save. You also can create, modify, and delete SQL queries from the Saved Queries subtab.

Defining a Query Default
You can define a query default to execute every time you launch an application. For example, if you approve work orders, you might define a default query to find all work orders with a status of WAPPR (waiting for approval) when you launch the Work Order Tracking application. If MAXIMO does not find a match for your query default, the Find subtab appears instead of the Results subtab with the message "No records found that match the specified query." Query defaults are specific to each application. For example, a work order query is activated only in the Work Order Tracking application.

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3. Check the My Default? check box to make the query your default. 4. Click Save. The next time you launch the application, MAXIMO will execute your default query.

Using Bookmarks
The Bookmarks subtab displays all records that you have "Bookmarked" on the Results subtab. The Bookmarks tab includes a Select Record button, record number, description, date the record was bookmarked, and a Delete Row button for each bookmarked record. The Bookmarked records are "owned" by the user name and location that you have signed in under. If you sign in under a different name, you see a different Bookmarks list.

Adding a Bookmark
You can add a record to your list of Bookmarks in two ways:
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Deleting a Bookmark
To remove a bookmark from the Bookmarks subtab, click the Delete Row button for the record to delete the bookmark immediately. If the record that a bookmark refers to is deleted, the bookmark still shows in your bookmarks list. However the only information shown is the record number and the date bookmarked. If you select the bookmark, MAXIMO tells you that the record no longer exists. NOTE If you choose All Bookmarks from the Current Query menu, MAXIMO does not show a deleted record.

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Attached Documents
The Attached Documents tab is found in most MAXIMO applications. You can use Attached Documents to attach many types of relevant information to a record in the form of a file or Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address.These attached documents can be located on your company’s network, on the Internet, or in a Document Management System (DMS) and might include text files, spreadsheets, images, or Web pages. The Attached Documents tab allows you to:
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Attached Documents Tab
The Attached Documents tab displays attached documents in a three level tree structure. Attached Documents Tab

First Level — Displays the application name and record ID which are used to identify the document collection. A document collection contains the document folders for an application.

Second Level — Displays the document folders that have been associated with the application. By default the following document folders are included with Attached Documents:
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Navigating the Attached Documents Tab
A plus sign (+) next to a level indicates that there is a further level in the tree. Click the plus sign to open the next level. A minus sign (-) indicates that the level is open and displaying the next level of the tree. Click the minus sign to close the level. A dot (.) next to a level indicates that there is not another level in the tree.

Attached Document Icons
The Attached Documents contains three different icons, each associated with a different level of the tree structure. You can click each icon to perform the following functions:
Icon Level Document Collection Document Folder Attached Documents Function Associate Existing Document Folders with this Application — Click to associate additional document folders with the current application. Attach Documents from the Library to this Folder — Click to select one or more documents from the Library to attach to a document folder. Manage this Attachment — Click to view the attachment properties, edit the Version field, Print with Work Pack setting, detach an attached document, or see where the document is used as an attachment.

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Types of Attachments
The attached documents tree displays two kinds of attachments:
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Attached Documents Actions
There are two Select Action menu options that are available only from the Attached Documents Tab. NOTE Your Signature Security permissions determine your access to these actions. Your system administrator sets these permissions. Manage All Document Folders — Use to create document folders and set a default file location for storing documents associated with each folder. Manage Document Library — Use to register new documents to the Library and manage the document properties of existing documents in the Library.

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Using Attached Documents
Because creating document folders and associating them with applications are functions that are often performed by a system administrator, these procedures are described in the MAXIMO System Administrator’s Guide.

Attaching Documents
You can attach documents to MAXIMO records using either of the following methods:
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First create a document Library using the Manage Document Library action, then attach these documents to MAXIMO records using the Attach Documents From the Library to This Folder button. Attach a document in one step using the Attach New Document button on the toolbar. Documents can also be added to the Library via this action.

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The document attachment page is dynamic. Once you choose to attach a file or URL the page refreshes to display the fields needed to attach that type of document. NOTE Your system administrator can configure MAXIMO to connect to a Document Management System (DMS). This option is hidden by default. Once enabled, documents that physically reside in a DMS can be registered to the Library. This section contains separate procedures for each type of attachment, file, URL, and DMS.

Adding a File to the Library
You can attach many types of document files to records, including text files, images, spreadsheets, and videos. NOTE Attached files have a default size limit of 10 MB, but this limit can be changed by your system administrator.

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Using Attached Documents To add a file to the Library complete the following steps: 1. From the Select Action menu on the Attached Documents tab, choose Manage Document Library. The Manage Document Library page appears displaying the documents in the Library in a table window. 2. Click the Add a Document to the Library button. The Add a New Document to the Library page appears with the Attach a file or a URL field displaying File as the default. 3. Select a Folder for the document. This is the folder that the document will appear in on the Library. 4. Specify the file that you want to attach by indicating the path to the document or a. Click Browse and navigate to the document. b. Click Open. The path and document name appear in the Specify the file field. 5. Name the Document and enter a Description. These fields will be displayed as part of the Attached Documents tree. NOTE The document name must be unique.

6. The Print Document with work pack check box is selected by default. If you do not want the document to be printed as part of the Print with Attachments action, click the box to clear it. 7. Select either of the following options:
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Adding a Web Page to the Library
You can attach Web pages from either a company intranet or the World Wide Web to MAXIMO records by using the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address of the page. When you attach a Web page to a record, MAXIMO attaches the address of the page, it does not copy or store the page content. NOTE A URL cannot be registered to the Library more than once. To add a URL to the Library complete the following steps: 1. From the Select Action menu on the Attached Documents tab, choose Manage Document Library. The Manage Document Library page appears displaying the Documents in the Library in a table window. 2. Click the Add a Document to the Library button. The Add a New Document to the Library page appears with the Attach a file or a URL field displaying File as the default. 3. Select URL from the Attach a file or a URL menu. The page refreshes to display the fields to register a URL. 4. Select a Folder for the URL. This is the folder that the document will appear in on the Library.

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7. The Print Document with work pack check box is selected by default. If you do not want the document to be printed as part of the Print with Attachments action, click the box to clear it. 8. Click OK. The URL is added to the Library. 9. Click either
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Adding a DMS Document to the Library
NOTE The DMS option is hidden by default.Your system administrator can configure MAXIMO to connect to one or more Document Management Systems. To add a document housed in a Document Management System to the Library complete the following steps: 1. From the Select Action menu on the Attached Documents tab, choose Manage Document Library. The Manage Document Library page appears displaying the documents in the Library in a table window. 2. Click the Add a Document to the Library button. The Add a New Document to the Library page appears with the Attach a file, URL, or DMS field displaying File as the default.

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7. The Print Document with work pack check box is selected by default. If you do not want the document to be printed as part of the Print with Attachments action, click the box to clear it. 8. Select the DMS Name if your company uses more than one Document Management System. 9. Enter the DMS Parameters for the document. These parameters are defined in the Document Management System and are used to uniquely identify the document. 10. Click OK. The document is added to the Library. 11. Click either
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Attaching Library Documents to a Record
You can only attach documents to the current application's document collection. You cannot add or modify referential attachments. Note Documents must be registered to the Library before you can link them using this procedure. To attach a document that does not exist in the Library, see “Creating Attachments” on page 55. To attach a Library document to a record perform the following steps: 1. Open a MAXIMO record. 2. Click the Attached Documents tab. The Attached Documents tab appears, with the document collection for the current application open. 3. Click the Attach Documents from the Library to this Folder icon for appropriate folder, for example Diagrams. The Create Attachments from Documents in the Library page appears. By default this page lists all available Library documents that have the same Document Folder specified in their document properties. TIP To view documents with a different folder type use the table filter. To view all available Library documents clear the Doc Folder field in the table filter and click ENTER.

4. To preview a document, click the underlined Document Name. 5. Select the Select Row check box for each document you wish to attach. You can select more than one document. If you select a document in error, click the check box again to clear it. 6. Click OK. MAXIMO copies the document(s) to the specified folder on the record’s Attached Documents tab.

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Creating Attachments
The Attach a New Document button on the toolbar of the Attached Documents tab allows you to attach a document to a record in one step, with the option to also add it to the Library. Your company may choose to have an administrator add documents to the Library and reserve the Attach a New Document action for attaching documents that are specific to a single record and will not be added to the Library. NOTE Documents that reside in a Document Management System (DMS) can not be attached using this method. To attach a document that is not part of the Library, perform the following steps: 1. Open a MAXIMO record. 2. Click the Attached Documents tab. 3. Click the Attach a New Document button on the toolbar. The Attach a New Document page appears with the Attach a file or a URL field displaying File as the default. 4. If attaching a Web page, select URL from the Attach a file or a URL menu. 5. Select a folder for the document. This is the folder that the document will appear in on the Attached Documents tree. 6. Specify the file (or URL) that you want to attach by indicating the path to the document or the address of the Web page. 7. Name the Document and enter a description. These fields will be displayed as part of the Attached Documents tree. NOTE The document name must be unique.

8. The Print Document with work pack check box is selected by default. If you do not want the document to be printed as part of the Print with Attachments action, click the box to clear it.

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10. Select the Add document to the document library for others to use check box if you want the document to appear as part of the list of Library documents available for the Attach Documents from the Library to this Folder and Manage Document Library actions. 11. Click OK. MAXIMO attaches the document to the specified folder on the record’s Attached Documents tab.

Viewing Attachments
The third level of the Attached Documents tree structure displays the names of attachments. To view an attachment, perform the following steps: 1. Open a MAXIMO record. 2. Click the Attached Documents tab. The Attached Documents tab opens. The first level of the tree structure is open, displaying the document folders associated with the application’s document collection. Any document folder with a plus sign (+) contains attached documents. 3. If it is not already open, click the plus sign (+) next to the document collection. The document collection opens, displaying the document folders. 4. Click the plus sign (+) next to a document folder. The document folder opens, displaying attachments.

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Deleting Attachments
When deleting document attachments you can only delete direct attachments, that is attachments to the current application’s document collection. To delete an attachment, perform the following steps: 1. Open a MAXIMO record. 2. Click the Attached Documents tab. The Attached Documents tab appears, with the document collection for the current application open. 3. Click the plus sign (+) next to a document folder. The document folder opens, displaying the attached documents. 4. Click the Manage this Attachment button for the document. The Manage this Attachment page appears, displaying the attachment properties. 5. Click the Detach button. MAXIMO deletes the association between the document and the record and returns you to the Attached Documents tab. NOTE This procedure breaks the association between the document and the record, it does not remove the record from the document Library. To delete documents from the Library use the Manage Document Library action.

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Printing Attachments
You can print all documents attached to a record by selecting Print with Attachments from the Select Action menu. This action is available from any tab, not just the Attached Documents tab. If you select Print with Attachments from the Results subtab of the Search tab, MAXIMO will print document attachments for all selected records.

Printing a Single Document
To print a single document attachment, perform the following steps: 1. Open a MAXIMO record. 2. Click the Attached Documents tab. 3. Navigate to the attachment. 4. Click the underlined document name to open it. The document opens using the appropriate application. NOTE Additional software may be required to view some file types. If you cannot view a document, it cannot be printed.

5. Print the document from the application window. The specific print command will vary by application.

Printing a Work Package
You can print all documents included in the current record’s work package by selecting Print with Attachments from the Select Action menu. All attached documents are included in a record’s work package by default. To exclude documents from work package printing, see “Disabling Document Printing” on page 59. NOTE Additional software may be required to view some file types. If you cannot view a document, for example a report, it cannot be printed.

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Disabling Document Printing
By default, all documents attached to a record are printed by the Print with Attachments action. To exclude an attachment from work package printing, clear the Print with Work Pack check box for the document. This check box can be accessed in the following locations:
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Creating a Record
The procedure for creating a record is similar for most applications. The major difference is that some applications automatically generate a number for each new record, while other applications let you create the name or number for the record ID. To create a MAXIMO record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the application. 2. Click the Insert Record button on the toolbar. NOTE The tool tip text for this button varies by application. For example, in Work Order Tracking it reads "New Work Order."

MAXIMO displays a new record. 3. If needed, enter a unique value in the key field, the first field on the left. 4. Type a description for the record in the Description field. Click the Long Description button if you need more space. 5. Fill in the other fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

6. You can edit default values that are not read-only. 7. Click Save.

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Editing an Existing Record
The ability to edit an existing record varies by application and the effect modifying that record could have on the maintenance process. MAXIMO often uses statuses as a means to indicate where in the process a record is, and which fields you can edit. For example, MAXIMO does not let you change a purchase order after it goes to a vendor. In some cases you must maintain records for auditing purposes, and you cannot edit.

Deleting Records
Much like the ability to edit, the ability to delete records varies by application, and how the deletion could affect the maintenance process. In some cases you must maintain records for auditing purposes, and you cannot delete. Hierarchy associations affect the ability to delete records. You cannot delete parent records if children are associated with the record. You must break the child associations before you can delete the record. Refer to the MAXIMO System Administrator’s Guide for additional information about record deletion rules.

Entering Values
MAXIMO applications are linked, letting you select values from lists of existing records when you fill in fields in other applications. For example, when you fill in the Equipment field on a work order, you can select from the list of equipment records in the Equipment application. MAXIMO contains several options for selecting a value for a field. These options appear on a separate page that lets you select a value and return it to the application where you were working. Your options vary by field. This section describes some common ways to select a value for a field.

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Using the Select Value Button
Click the Select Value button to display a Select Value list, either of records created in another MAXIMO application, or created by your system administrator. To select field values using the Select Value button, complete the following steps: 1. Click Select Value next to a field. The Select Value page appears. 2. You can use the table filter to locate a record.if there is a lengthy list of values. 3. Click the Select Record button beside the value you want to use. MAXIMO returns the value to the field on the application page.

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Entering Dates
You can use the following keyboard shortcuts to enter a date into any Date field:
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Insert today’s date Move back one day Move forward one day

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You can also click the Select Date button to display the Select Date dialog box. This dialog displays the current and next month with the current date highlighted. You can navigate forward and backward in two-month increments, or search by month and year. To select dates, complete the following steps: 1. Click Select Date next to a field that requires a date. The Select Date dialog box appears. 2. If necessary, navigate to the correct date. TIP You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when using the Select Date dialog.
Button Function Next Month Previous Month Next Year Previous Year Keyboard Shortcut CTRL + $ CTRL + % CTRL + " CTRL + #

3. Click a date to select it. MAXIMO returns the value to the field on the application screen.

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Using the Drilldown
The Equipment/Location Drilldown is a lookup that allows you to navigate the location and equipment hierarchies through a graphical tree, much like much like Windows Explorer® lets you find files on a computer hard drive. The Drilldown is available from the Detail Menu on the Equipment, Location, and some Belongs To fields throughout MAXIMO, and from the Select Action menu in the Equipment and Locations applications. The location hierarchies displayed in the Drilldown are created in the Locations application, and the equipment assembly structures displayed are built in the Equipment application. Drilldown

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Understanding the Detail Display
The Drilldown contains two tabs, Locations and Equipment. Readonly fields in the header for each tab display the details of the location or equipment currently in focus. Locations Tab Details Fields
Field Location Description Status Equipment Description Location ID Description (including long description) of the location. Status of the location (for example planned or operational). Equipment ID of the equipment at the location currently in focus. An equipment ID is only displayed if there is a single piece of equipment or a single top-level equipment at the location. A message is displayed if either no equipment or more than one top-level piece of equipment exists at the location. A top-level equipment is a piece of equipment that does not have a parent in the same location. Description (including long description) of the equipment. Displayed only if an equipment ID is displayed. Field indicating all the systems that are associated with the selected location. The system for the hierarchy tree currently displayed is highlighted.

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Equipment Tab Details Fields
Field Equipment Description Up? Failure Class Location Item Warranty Date Description Equipment ID Description (including long description) of the equipment. Check box indicating if the equipment is up and running (checked) or experiencing downtime (unchecked). Failure Class for the equipment. Location of the equipment. Item ID if the equipment is a piece of rotating equipment. Warranty expiration date for the equipment.

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Navigating the Hierarchy
You can switch back and forth between locations and equipment by selecting the appropriate tab on the Drilldown. You can select a location, then switch tabs to view the equipment at that location. Or you can drill down to a piece of equipment, then switch tabs to see its location, and the system(s) that location belongs to. A plus sign next to an entry in the Drilldown indicates that there are further levels in the hierarchy. Click the plus sign to display the next level of the hierarchy. A minus sign next to an entry in the Drilldown indicates that the level is open and displaying the next hierarchy level. Click the minus sign to close the hierarchy level. A dot indicates that the location or equipment does not have any children and there are no further levels in the hierarchy.

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Both the Locations and Equipment tab of the Drilldown contain the following buttons:
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Searching the Asset Catalog
The Asset Catalog is a structured list of items and equipment organized by their attributes, such as type, color, or unit of measure. You build the Asset Catalog using the Specifications tab of the Item Master, Equipment, and Locations applications. For more information about the Asset Catalog see “Understanding the Asset Catalog” on page 222, or refer to the Help. To search the Asset Catalog from the Equipment, Location, or Item field of any application, complete the following steps: 1. Click the Detail Menu button and choose Asset Catalog Search. The Asset Catalog Search page appears, displaying all Classification (Level 1) categories. 2. Select a Classification category. The Asset Catalog Search page displays the Subclassification (Level 2) categories. 3. Select a Subclassification category. The Asset Catalog Search page displays the items, equipment, or locations that match the specified Classification and Subclassification. NOTE Your system administrator can make an additional three levels of Subclassifications available.

4. Select an asset. The value is returned to the Equipment or Location field in the application.

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Searching the Illustrated Parts Catalog
The Illustrated Parts Catalog (IPC) is an application option for MAXIMO. If your company has not purchased this option and you try to access the IPC, you receive a message that the IPC is not installed and cannot be accessed. The IPC increases maintenance productivity by letting you identify and verify parts data rapidly and accurately. The IPC is an electronic reference system for your maintenance documentation, a visual identification system for parts, equipment, and locations, and a resource that can return part related information to MAXIMO. The IPC also lets you load complete equipment bills-of-material into MAXIMO. The IPC can provide skilled trades, planners, and storeroom personnel with instant access to detailed parts illustrations, parts catalogs, engineering drawings, service documentation, photographs, maintenance manuals, Material Safety Data Sheets, and various other technical and service bulletins. This information can be provided through a variety of customer specific indexes and visual drilldowns for equipment and locations. You can access the IPC in several ways:
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NOTE You must run the IPC’s Attached Document Loader utility to create links for attached documents. For more information about this utility, refer to the IPC Control Center System Administrator Guide. To search documentation with the IPC, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Equipment, Locations or Inventory application. 2. Enter the equipment, location, or item whose documentation you want to view and click Find. The equipment, location, or item record opens. 3. Click the Attached Documents tab. The Attached Documents tab appears. 4. Expand the IPC topic (for example, IPCEQ: IPC Equipment Manuals for equipment). A list of documents related to the equipment, location, or item appears. 5. Click a document. For equipment, a new window opens with the IPC displaying the table of contents for the selected document. For a location, a new window opens with the IPC displaying an index of documents related to that location. For an item, a new window opens with the IPC displaying the document in the View Documents page. 6. For equipment and locations, click a topic to open a document. The IPC switches from the Index tab to the View tab and displays the View Documents page.

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Selecting Parts with the IPC
You can use the Illustrated Parts Catalog to visually identify parts to be used for maintenance work, create a list of needed parts, then return the list to MAXIMO. To select spare parts using the IPC, first you must enter the IPC from a MAXIMO application that has a Select Space Parts button. For example: 1. Choose either Equipment > Equipment from the Go To menu. 2. Click the Spare Parts tab. To select spare parts using the Illustrated Parts Catalog, complete the following steps: 1. Click Select Spare Parts. The Select Equipment Spare Parts page appears.The cursor is in the Equipment field. 2. If you know the equipment number you want to search for, type it in the Enter Equipment to Search for Spare Parts field; otherwise, leave the field empty.

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8. Click the Return With Selected Parts link in the upper right corner of the page. The IPC returns the selected spare parts to the MAXIMO application table window.

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Editing Values Returned by the IPC
If you select a part in error, you can mark the row for deletion. If you must modify values returned by the Illustrated Parts Catalog, for example, quantity or unit cost, use the Row Details. To edit values returned by the IPC, complete the following steps: 1. Click View Details (triangle). The Row Details open. 2. Enter or edit the field data. 3. Choose one of the following options:
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Your company creates General Ledger (GL) accounts to track expenses. GL accounts can be created for various entities within a company (locations, equipment, tools, and so on). GL Account codes identify GL accounts. Since companies typically charge the cost of a work order to the location where work is performed, MAXIMO automatically charges work costs to a location rather than to equipment at that location. However, if the equipment on a work order has a GL account specified, MAXIMO overrides the GL account code for a work order location with the code for equipment entered at that

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Understanding General Ledger Account Codes
Many pages and table windows have one or more GL account code fields. These fields are in place to hold general ledger account codes, used by the accounting department to track costs. They specify which account or cost center to charge for work or a service or equipment, and which account to credit. GL account fields typically are used only when your system interacts with a separate accounting system. If that is the case, your system manager has configured the applications so that many GL account fields fill in automatically. In other instances, you can, depending on your editing privileges, enter account codes manually using the GL Account Navigator.

GL Account Components
Each general ledger account code consists of several distinct components (also called segments). Each component relates to a specific part of the accounting system and can be used to tag a particular transaction, such as the purchase of an item, to a particular cost center, department, type of account, or anything else that is created by the financial system and integrated into the applications by the system administrator. To simplify identifying account components, separators are often used between components when account codes appear on the page. For example, you might use hyphens to separate components: 6100-400-SAF.

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Account components appear in a sequential format, with the far left component in the string representing the highest level. For example, in the DEMO database, four component levels are defined:
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Since account components are connected, with the highest level component at the left, you read the DEMO database account 6100400-SAF in this manner:
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The component codes in this example refer to Administration, Supplies, and Safety, respectively. The fourth component does not appear as part of the GL Account because it is an optional component, and it has no values assigned to it in Chart of Accounts. If you access the fourth component using the GL Account Navigator, it contains only placeholder characters.

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Entering GL Account Codes
You use the GL Account Navigator to build or edit an account from valid components previously established by your system administrator. To enter or edit an account code in a GL Account field, complete the following steps: 1. Click the Select Value button next to the GL Account field. The Select GL Account page appears. The GL Account displays placeholder values for all components. COST CENTER appears in the Current Component field. 2. Click the Select Record button to select a value from the available list. The Search Results list shows all the valid values available for the account component. MAXIMO refreshes the page with the Cost Center value displayed in the GL Account code. The Current Component field switches to ACTIVITY. 3. Select a value for the ACTIVITY, RESOURCE, and ELEMENT components of the GL Account code as described in Step 2. 4. Click OK to return the Account code to the originating application. NOTE The number of components required to build a valid account code varies, depending on how your company implements its accounting system. Also, your system administrator can restrict the account codes you can enter to only valid combinations of components—and the values displayed in the Search Results table window are only those values that form valid combinations with the account code’s other defined components.

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Editing GL Account Codes
To edit an account code in a GL Account field, complete the following steps: 1. Click the Select Value button next to the GL Account field. The Select GL Account page appears. 2. To edit a component, perform one of the following tasks:
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3. Click the Select Record button to select a value from the available list. The Search Results list shows all the valid values available for the account component. MAXIMO refreshes the page with the new value. 4. Select values for the other components you wish to edit as described in Steps 2 and 3. 5. Click OK to return the Account code to the originating application.

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Chapter 4: Work Orders Module
Work orders are the core of maintenance management. A work order specifies a particular task to be accomplished, and the labor, materials, and tools needed to do the work. When you create a work order in MAXIMO you initiate the maintenance management process and create a historical record of work requested and performed. The Work Orders Module consists of four applications:
Application Work Order Tracking Quick Reporting Function Used to perform every function related to processing work orders. Used to report work on open work orders and small jobs without pre-existing work orders, or to report equipment downtime that involves no maintenance work. Used to report hours worked by labor (employees) or craft (employee groups). Used for reporting any problems that require corrective maintenance activity. Use to dispatch urgent work and schedule future work requirements.

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Types of Work Orders
The MAXIMO applications recognize the following general categories of work orders:
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Creating Work Orders Using MAXIMO
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MAXIMO uses values between 0 and 999 to indicate priority for work orders, equipment, and locations. MAXIMO can use these different priority values to generate a calculated priority to help schedulers determine the overall priority of a work order among "competing" work orders for similar equipment or locations. MAXIMO uses two priority related fields on work orders:
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Types of Work Orders Since MAXIMO can use these values to generate a calculated priority, and the result of a calculation is always a larger number, MRO Software suggests that customers limit the priority values assigned to equipment, locations, and work orders to a range of 0 to 10. Your priority scale might be similar to the following:
Priority Life Safety (any work that could result in a life threatening situation if not completed in a timely manner) Urgent work (for example, equipment will be damaged if work is not completed.) Urgent work Preventive Maintenance Assigned Priority 11 + Comments The priority value for life safety work should be set higher than the maximum value that can result from the selected priority calculation.

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Work Order Statuses
Every work order in MAXIMO has a status that indicates its position in the work order processing cycle. You can create work orders with different statuses depending on which application you use to create or generate them. After you change a work order’s status, MAXIMO records the date and time of the status change, and lets you record a memo. If the Change Status on Child Work Orders? check box is selected on the top level work order, MAXIMO changes the status for the entire hierarchy when the record’s status is changed. NOTE Your system administrator sets the signature security authorizations that let users change work order statuses.
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You can use the Work Order Tracking application to plan, review, and approve work orders for pieces of equipment, locations, or other work charged to general ledger (GL) accounts. You can use the Work Order Tracking application to perform every function related to processing work orders. These tasks include creating, approving, and initiating work orders, checking their status history, and closing or reworking them when appropriate. To access the Work Order Tracking application, select the Work Orders icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Work Order Tracking or use the Go To link. Work Order Tracking Application

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Work Order Tracking Tabs
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Search — Use to search the database using any combination of available fields. Work Order — Use to enter, view, or modify work orders, view identifiers for an applied job plan and safety plan, view PM and scheduling information. If the work order is a followup work order, you can view the identifier of its originating work order. You also can identify the failure hierarchy for the work asset. Plans — Use to enter, view, or modify information on work orders in a hierarchy as well as lists of estimated job tasks, labor and crafts, materials, and tools for the work order's work plan. Assignments — Use to assign laborers to a work order or task based on their current availability. Actuals — Use to enter, view, or modify actual work order start and finish times, labor hours and costs, material quantities, locations, and costs, and tool quantities, hours, and costs. Safety Plan — Use to enter, view, or modify safety information on the work order. Failure Reporting — Use to record and view equipment and location problems, causes, and remedies in order to identify trends for equipment and location breakdowns. Attached Documents — Use to attach documents outside the MAXIMO database to a record. Once a document is attached, you can view, modify, and print the document from this tab.

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Work Order Tracking Actions
The following actions are available from the Work Order Tracking Select Action Menu: Change Status — Use to change the status of a record. If the action is selected from the Results subtab of the Search tab, you can change the status of all selected records as a batch action. Route Work Order — Use to start or continue the record routing process in Workflow, or to reassign the record to another user. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. Stop Workflow — Use to stop the Workflow approval process and remove the document from Workflow. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. View Status/Workflow History — Use to view the status change history and Workflow information for a work order. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. View Workflow Help — Use to view a Help topic for the Workflow In Box. Generate Follow-up Work — Use to create a new work order after you complete a job but find that additional work is needed on the same equipment or location, beyond the work described in the original work order. Apply Route — Use to apply a route to a work order. Route stops appear on the Plans tab as child work orders. Assign to New Parent — Use to assign the work order to a new parent work order. Move Equipment — Use to move a piece of equipment to a new location within the same site or to another site in the organization, or associate a new parent. Remove Work Plan — Use to delete work plan tasks, labor, materials, and tools from the work order record, and clear the Job Plan field if it contains a value. The Job Plan field becomes editable after the work plan is removed.

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Work Order Tracking Application Select Safety Hazards — Use to select hazards from the lists defined for individual assets on a Safety Plan. Remove Safety Plan — Use to remove an existing Safety Plan on a work order before inserting a new Safety Plan. Report Downtime — Use to change the up/down status of a piece of equipment, or to report equipment downtime. View Follow-up Work — Use to view a list of follow-up work orders for the originating work order. View PO Information — Use to view a read-only list of purchase orders that MAXIMO generated for work order items and services received against the work order. View Costs — Use to view estimated and actual cost totals for the selected work order. View Entire Plan — View the work plan for the entire hierarchy (children and tasks) below the current work order. Levels of the hierarchy above the current work order are not included in this action. Edit History Work Order — Use to modify a work order with a status of CLOSE. Limited fields are available for editing with this action. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Work Order Details Report — Use to activate Reports and create and print a Details report for the selected record. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Work Order — Use to copy the current record with the same settings or values, which you then can modify and save as a new record. Duplicating a parent work order duplicates the entire hierarchy. Delete Work Order — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database.

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Work Orders Module Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

Work Order Tracking Reports
The following reports are available for the Work Order Tracking application: Work Order Material Shortage Report — Calculates the item availability expected at the time the work order starts using reservations and expected receipts. Determines if the item’s expected balance will be sufficient for the planned materials for the current work order. Work Order Pick Report — Lists items to be picked for selected work order. Work Order Details Report — Lists details of the selected record(s). Work Assignment Report — Lists work order assignments for Labor by Supervisor or by Locations. Work Order List Report — Lists work order, description, and status for selected records. Links are available via work order number to the Work Order Details report for individual work orders. Estimated vs. Actual Work Order Costs — Lists a cost summary of work orders. The report displays estimated and actual costs for each work order by labor, material, and tools, and provides totals for these costs.

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Using the Work Order Tracking Application
Work Order Tracking is intended for maintenance supervisors, planners, and schedulers to plan, review, and approve work orders. Work orders are essential elements of maintenance management. Work orders track both events that have occurred and work that has been performed.
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You create a work order on the Work Order tab of the Work Order Tracking Application. NOTE Work orders can also be created in the Quick Reporting and Work Requests applications, or generated from the Preventive Maintenance or Condition Monitoring applications. To create a work order, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Work Order tracking application. 2. Click the New Work Order button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Work Order tab, displaying a new work order record. 3. Enter a description for the work order.

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Work Orders Module 4. You can charge the work order to either a location, a piece of equipment, or a GL account by performing one of the following tasks:
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Creating a Work Plan
A work plan describes the tasks, labor, materials, and tools needed to complete a work order. You can create a work plan in two ways:
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Job plans are templates created in the Job Plans application. NOTE A job plan cannot be applied to a work order if there is an existing job plan. You must remove the job plan using the Remove Work Plan action before you can apply a new job plan. To add a job plan to a work order, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a work order record. 2. Click the Detail Menu button on the Job Plan field and choose Select Value. The Select Job Plan page appears, displaying the available job plans for the equipment/ location combination.

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Editing a Work Plan
After MAXIMO copies a job plan to a work order, the job plan becomes a work plan that you can edit. Changing a work plan does not affect the original job plan. To edit a work plan on a work order, complete the following steps: 1. Apply a job plan as described in “Applying a Job Plan” on page 92. 2. Click the Plans tab. The Tasks table window displays the steps in the work plan. 3. Click a Task to select it. 4. Click View Details (triangle) to open the Row Details for the task. a. Edit the fields as needed. b. Choose one of the following options:
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Defining Work Plan Tasks
If no job plan exists that meets your needs, you can create one in the Tasks table window on the Plans tab. You can also use the Tasks table window to add measurement point data for the work asset. Task numbers must be unique within each work plan. MAXIMO sorts tasks by Sequence, then by Task ID. If a work plan does not have a Sequence indicated, the system sorts tasks in numerically ascending order by Task ID, making the task with the lowest number is the first step of your work plan. By default, MAXIMO increments task numbers by 10, for example, 10, 20, 30 and so on. This gives you the flexibility to add new tasks between existing ones. To define work plan tasks on a work order, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a work order. 2. Click the Plans tab.

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7. Click Save.

Defining Work Plan Labor Needs
You use the Labor subtab on the Plans tab to enter, view, or modify planned labor for a work order. To define work plan labor on a work order, complete the following steps: 1. Open a work order. 2. Click the Plans tab. 3. If necessary, click the Labor subtab. 4. Click New Row on the Labor subtab. The Row Details open. 5. You can enter a Task ID in the Task ID field. If this task has an Hours value, MAXIMO copies it to the Hours field.

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7. Enter or modify data as required in the Quantity, Hours, and Rate fields. MAXIMO calculates the value in the Line Cost field. 8. Choose one of the following options:
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Defining Work Plan Materials Needs
You use the Materials subtab on the Plans tab to enter, view, or modify planned materials for a work order. The Materials subtab contains four buttons:
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Materials Interactions
When you plan materials for a work plan, MAXIMO uses the data to do the following tasks:
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Defining Work Plan Tool Needs
You use the Tools subtab on the Plans tab to enter, view, or modify any specialized tool needs for a work order. The tools listed can range from hand tools to heavy machinery such as cranes. You also can include tools that your company does not own and might need to rent to complete the work order. The procedure for adding Tools data is the same as described in “Defining Work Plan Materials Needs” on page 96, except that you are working on the Tools subtab.

Selecting Multiple Records on Plans and Actuals
You have the option to select multiple records when defining work plan labor, material, and tool needs, or recording actuals. The following buttons appear on both the Plans and Actuals tabs:
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Work Orders Module 5. If necessary, edit the values for the new rows. You can click View Details to open the Row Details to edit fields not visible in the table window. TIP Click CTRL + " to navigate down a single column of the table widow, for example the Hours column.

6. Click Save. NOTE The procedure for adding Materials and Tools data is similar to the procedure for adding Labor data described above, except that you are working on either the Materials or the Tools subtab.

Removing a Work Plan
There may be instances where a work plan must be removed from a work order, for example
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Work Order Hierarchies
A work order hierarchy is a group of work orders arranged in parent-child relationships. A work order hierarchy is often used when you have a large maintenance project that might need to be broken down into smaller jobs to be completed. Hierarchies let each smaller job be handled as an individual work order, while having a relationship to the larger project. At the highest level of a work order hierarchy, one work order is the parent. This top-level work order can have one or more child work orders. Each child work order can have one or more children, and so on. A child work order can have only one parent. The lowest level of any branch of the hierarchy is usually the task level containing the steps that are defined in a work plan or job plan. Hierarchies let you view work order costs individually and as part of the project totals. You can view the actuals for the parent, as well as the combined totals of the parent and all its child work orders via the View Costs action. After work orders are grouped into hierarchies, you can easily change all statuses, view all estimated and actual costs, and put work orders into a sequence so that workers can perform tasks in a defined order. You also can move a work order to another hierarchy.

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Understanding Work Order Hierarchy Terms
The table below lists common terms used when discussing work order hierarchies.
Work Order Top Level — The work order at the top of a multi-level hierarchy. Parent — Any work order that has children or tasks associated with it. NOTE: A work order can be both a parent and a child in a multi-level hierarchy. Child — A work order that has a parent. Parent WO field contains a value. When you move to the parent work order, work order appears in the Children table window. Task — A step to be performed as part of a work order’s work plan. The lowest branch of the hierarchy structure. Tasks are also child work orders. NOTE: In previous MAXIMO releases Task work orders have been referred to as "operations" or "detail" work orders. Parent WO field contains a value When you move to the parent work order, work order appears in the Tasks table window. Has value in the PARENT column ISTASK = Y Has value in the PARENT column Application indicators Parent WO field is blank. Rows in the Child or Task table window on the Plans tab. Database indicators PARENT column is null. HASCHILDREN =Y

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Viewing Work Order Hierarchies
You use the Plans tab to entire, view, and modify work order hierarchies when creating work plans. The Actuals tab contains a duplicate of the work order hierarchy for recording actuals. Work Order Tracking - Plans Tab

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Navigating Work Order Hierarchies
You view and navigate a work order hierarchy on the Plans and Actuals tabs. The Parent WO field displays the parent work order. You can view child work orders in the Children table window and tasks in the Tasks table window. To move from a parent to a child work order: 1. If necessary click Show Table to expand the Children table window. 2. Click a row in the table to select a child work order. MAXIMO highlights the row and the Move To icon appears in the WO column. 3. Click Move To. The page refreshes to display the child work order. To move from a parent to a task work order: 1. Click View Details (triangle) for the task. The Row Details opens. 2. Click the Detail Menu button for the Reference WO field and select Move to:<work order number>. The page refreshes to display the task work order. To move from a child to a parent work order: 1. Click the Detail Menu button for the Parent WO field and select Move to:<work order number> The page refreshes to display the parent work order.

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Building a Work Order Hierarchy
To build a hierarchy you create the top level work order, then create or associate child work orders. For example, your company has decided to change to more energy efficient lighting, which requires replacing the lighting fixtures for the entire plant. You might create a work order for the entire project, and a child work order for each building location. Each child work order could have a work plan (tasks) detailing the steps at each location.This lets you track the costs of the work done at each building location and also keep a running total of costs for the entire project. Work order hierarchy are created in a number of different ways. You can create a work order hierarchy using any of the following methods:
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The Children table window on the Plans tab contains a subset of the work order fields, allowing you to create child work orders. Once created and saved, you can open each child work order individually to enter or modify values for work order fields not contained in the Children table window. See “Navigating Work Order Hierarchies” on page 103. NOTE If there is a Priority assigned to the parent work order, it is copied to child work orders created using this method.

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Work Orders Module To create Child work orders on the Plans tab, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a work order record. 2. Click the Plans tab. 3. Click Show Table to display the Child table window. 4. Click New Row on the Child table. The Row Details opens. 5. Enter a Description for the child work order. 6. Fill in the other fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help. 7. Choose one of the following options:
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Associating Existing Work Orders with a Hierarchy
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7. Click OK. MAXIMO copies the work orders to the Children table window. 8. Click Save.

Assigning a New Parent to an Existing Work Order
You can associate existing work orders with a hierarchy, or change the hierarchy association of a child or task work order using the Assign to New Parent action. NOTE TIP If there is a Priority assigned to the parent work order, it is not copied to child work orders created using this method. The Assign to New Parent action is available from the Results subtab, allowing you to select multiple work orders to be assigned to a parent.

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Work Orders Module To enter or modify a work order’s hierarchy associations, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a work order record. 2. Choose Assign to New Parent from the Select Action menu. The Assign To New Parent page appears. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. 3. Click Select Record for the new parent. MAXIMO displays a message in the Navigation bar, and the Parent WO field displays the new parent work order. 4. Click Save.

Applying a Route to a Work Order
You can apply a route to a work order or you can specify one on a PM. When you apply a route, the original work order is the parent, and the route stops are child work orders, which can have job plan tasks associated with them. To apply a route to a work order, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a work order record. 2. Choose Apply Route from the Select Action menu. The Apply Route page appears. 3. Click Select Record to select a route. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. MAXIMO copies the route to the Plans tab of the work order. Each of the route stops appears as a child work order. 4. Click Save.

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Generating a WO Hierarchy From a PM Hierarchy
PM hierarchies group equipment or locations with the same PM schedules in parent-child relationships. When you generate work orders from a PM that is the part of a hierarchy, work orders are generated for the entire hierarchy. You generate PM work orders in the Preventive Maintenance application and can view the work orders in Work Order Tracking.

Changing Status for Hierarchy Records
Status changes for a work order hierarchy can be configured to meet the needs of your company. If the Change Status on Child Work Orders? check box is selected on a work order, MAXIMO changes the status for that record’s children and tasks when the record’s status is changed. If the Change Status on Child Work Orders? check box on the parent work order is empty, you will have to change the status of each child work order individually. If there are multiple levels to the hierarchy and you want status changes to be applied to the entire hierarchy, Change Status on Child Work Orders? needs to be selected for all parent work orders at each level of the hierarchy. To change the status of a child work order when viewing the parent work order, complete the following steps: 1. Click the Plans tab. 2. Click Show Table to display the Children table window. 3. Click the Change Status icon for the child work order. The Change Status dialog box appears. 4. Select a New Status from the menu. 5. Click OK. MAXIMO changes the status of the child work order.

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Deleting a Work Order
If changes have been made to planned work you may find that you need to delete a work order, either because the work is no longer required, or because a child or task work order is not necessary for the project. Work orders can be deleted if they meet the following criteria:
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Work orders that do not meet the deletion criteria can still have their status changed to cancelled (CAN). To delete a task work order when viewing the parent work order, click the Mark Row for Delete icon in the Task table window for the task(s) you want to delete. To delete a child work order when viewing the parent work order, Move To the child work order, then select Delete Work Order from the Select Action menu. To delete a work order, select Delete Work Order from the Select Action menu. CAUTION The Delete Work Order action deletes the work order immediately.

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Adding Tasks
You use the Task table window on the Plans tab to add Tasks to a work order. Each task also can be a child work order, and MAXIMO assigns each task its own work order number. You can view the work order number for a task in the Reference WO field. You build a work order hierarchy when you add Tasks to a work order on the Plans tab as described in “Creating a Work Plan” on page 92.

Assigning Labor to Work Orders
When a work order has planned labor on the Plans tab, usually the planned labor appears there as a result of using a job plan or a work plan. Typically, the planned labor calls for a particular craft, like a mechanic or an electrician, rather than an individual. To enable you to assign a specific laborers to tasks, MAXIMO copies the craft requirements to the Assignments tab and creates a separate row for each craft requirement. For example, if you need two electricians for a task, MAXIMO creates two rows. When assigning labor, MAXIMO selects the Available From and To dates based on the work order's Status and Scheduled Start date:
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d. Click Refresh. MAXIMO displays the records that meet your criteria in the Labor table window. NOTE When assigning labor, you can select a laborer from a different Craft category if you consider the laborer a good match for the task; for example, you can select a machinist to satisfy the need for a mechanic. You can use the table filter to locate other labor records.

6. Select a record by clicking the Select Record button to the left of the record. MAXIMO returns the value to the Labor field on the Assignments tab, and changes the Status from WAITASGN to ASSIGNED. 7. Click Done to close the Row Details. 8. Click Save.

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Completing a Labor Assignment
You can mark a labor assignment complete in one of two ways:
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Removing a Labor Assignment
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Downtime Reporting
The Report Downtime action allows you to report equipment downtime in two ways:
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Types of Downtime
MAXIMO recognizes two types of downtime:
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If you need to report downtime as it occurs, you change the equipment’s operational status from Up to Down, or vice versa. To change an equipment’s up/down status, complete the following steps: 1. Open a work order record using the Search tab. 2. Choose Report Downtime from the Select Action menu. The Report Downtime screen appears. 3. Select the Change Status option. The Change Date and Downtime Code fields become editable. 4. Enter a Change Date and time. The default is the current date and time. 5. Select a Downtime Code. 6. Select a Downtime Type. 7. Click OK.

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Reporting Downtime
In order to report downtime, an equipment number must be specified on the work order. MAXIMO records downtime after the fact, after the work order has been completed. To report equipment downtime, complete the following steps: 1. Open a work order record using the Search tab. 2. Choose Report Downtime from the Select Action menu. The Report Downtime page appears. 3. Select the Report Downtime option. The Start Date, End Date, Hours, and Downtime Code fields become editable. 4. Enter a Start Date and time. 5. Enter an End Date and time. The default is the current date and time. MAXIMO calculates the Hours field value. 6. Select a Downtime Code. 7. Select a Downtime Type. 8. Click OK.

Recording Actuals
You use the Actuals tab to enter, view, and modify the actual work order job tasks, and usage of labor, materials, services, and tools. The work order must be approved before you can report actuals. To report Actuals for labor, material, and tool usage, click the appropriate subtab. You can use the Planned Labor, Reserved Items, and Planned Tools button on the subtabs to copy the work plan data to the actuals tab, or enter the actuals for Labor, Materials, and Tools manually.

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Copying Labor From a Work Plan
You can copy the planned labor from the work plan to the Actuals tab, then edit the fields to reflect the actual hours required to complete the work order. To copy planned labor to the Actuals tab, complete the following steps: 1. Open an approved work order using the Search tab. 2. Click the Actuals tab. 3. Click the Labor subtab. 4. Click Planned Labor. The Select Planned Labor page appears. 5. Select labor by checking the Select Row check box next to the row. You can select more than one record. If you select a record in error, click it again to clear the check box. 6. Click OK. MAXIMO returns the values to the Labor subtab. 7. To edit the values for a row, complete the following steps: a. Click View Details (triangle). The Row Details open. b. Edit the fields as necessary. c. Choose one of the following options:
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Recording Unplanned Labor Actuals
If the work plan did not estimate Labor hours, or there were additional Labor needs on the work order, you can add additional rows to the Labor subtab’s table window to record the Labor hours used. To record labor actuals, complete the following steps: 1. Open an approved work order using the Search tab. 2. Click the Actuals tab. 3. Click the Labor subtab. 4. Click New Row. The Row Details open. 5. Fill in the fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

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Copying Materials From a Work Plan
You can copy the planned materials from the work plan to the Actuals tab, then edit the fields to reflect the actual materials required to complete the work order. CAUTION If planned materials exist, they should be copied when recording actuals to ensure that material reservations in the Inventory application are reconciled. To copy planned materials to the Actuals tab, complete the following steps: 1. Open an approved work order using the Search tab. 2. Click the Actuals tab. 3. Click the Materials subtab. 4. Click Reserved Items. The Select Reserved Items page appears. 5. Select items by checking the Select Row check box next to the row. You can select more than one record. If you select a record in error, click it again to clear the check box. 6. Click OK. MAXIMO returns the values to the Materials subtab. 7. To edit the values for a row, complete the following steps: a. Click View Details (triangle). The Row Details open. b. Edit the fields as necessary. c. Choose one of the following options:
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Copying Tools From a Work Plan
You can copy the planned tools from the work plan to the Actuals tab and then edit the fields to reflect the actual tools required to complete the work order. To copy planned tools to the Actuals tab, complete the following steps: 1. Open an approved work order using the Search tab. 2. Click the Actuals tab. 3. Click the Tools subtab. 4. Click Planned Tools. The Select Planned Tools page appears. 5. Select tools by checking the Select Row check box next to the row. You can select more than one record. If you select a record in error, click it again to clear the check box. 6. Click OK. MAXIMO returns the values to the Tools subtab. 7. To edit the values for a row complete the following steps: a. Click View Details (triangle). The Row Details open. b. Edit the fields as necessary. c. Choose one of the following options:
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Adding a Safety Plan to a Work Order
After you apply a job plan to a work order, or generate a work order from a Condition Monitoring or PM record with an associated job plan, MAXIMO copies safety information from the job plan to the work order. This safety information can be viewed on the Safety Plan tab. You add a safety plan to a work order to help ensure that the work is performed safely. Safety Plans are one way to provide workers with information about identified hazards and precautions they can take against those hazards. NOTE The ability to add safety information after a work order’s status has changed from WAPPR is set by your system administrator. There are three ways to insert a safety plan on a work order:
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Applying an Existing Safety Plan to a Work Order
You can apply an existing Safety Plan to a work order. Safety Plans are defined in the Safety Plan application. NOTE If a safety plan is already applied to the work order, you must use the Remove Safety Plan action to remove it before you can apply a new one.

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Editing Safety Information
Safety Plans created in the Safety Plans application are similar to Job Plans. They are templates that can be copied to work orders. After the Safety Plan has been applied, you can add, edit, or delete plan information on the work order without affecting the original Safety Plan. Your system administrator determines which work order statuses allow editing of Safety Plan information.

Selecting Safety Hazards
You can use the Select Safety Hazards action to view and select hazards for related assets of the equipment and location listed on a work order. Related assets are defined in the Equipment and Location records. Selecting safety hazards lets you provide workers with additional information about hazards that can be in the surrounding area. To record safety hazards as part of a work order, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a work order record. 2. Click the Safety Plan tab.

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Using the Work Order Tracking Application 3. Select Select Safety Hazards from the Select Action menu. The Select Safety Hazards page appears displaying the equipment and/or location, safety related assets, and their associated hazards. 4. Click a table row in the Safety Related Assets table to select it. MAXIMO displays the Hazards associated with the asset in the Hazards table window. 5. Select Hazards by checking the box next to the row. You can select more than one Hazard. If you select a Hazard in error, click it again to clear the check box. 6. Click Apply to Work Order. 7. You can select another Related Asset and repeat steps 5 and 6. 8. Click Done. MAXIMO copies selected Hazards, Precautions, and Tag Outs to the Safety Plan tab.

Creating a Safety Plan in Work Order Tracking
You can use the Safety Plan tab to apply Safety Hazards, Safety Precautions, and Lock Out/Tag Outs to your work order. This safety information is defined in applications in the Plans module. To create a safety plan using the Work Order Tracking application, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a work order. 2. Click the Safety Plan tab. 3. Select a subtab. 4. Click New Row. The Row Details open.

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Failure Reporting
Failure reporting is a long-term process where you gather data about failures so that you can analyze trends and take steps to avoid problems in the future. For example, in looking back over the failure reports for a pump, you might notice that the pump often breaks down about one week before its monthly preventative maintenance check is scheduled. You might decide to change the frequency of the PM checks to every other week, rather than every four weeks. Failure data for equipment and locations is recorded on their work orders. This failure data must belong to one or more failure hierarchies, which you create in the Failure Codes application. A failure hierarchy is an organized set of problems, causes, and remedies related to equipment and location failures. The failure hierarchy is identified by its top-level component, called a failure class. There must be an associated failure class for each equipment or location that you want to report failures for. This association is made in the Equipment and Locations applications. TIP Indicating a Failure Class and Problem Code on a work order can help limit the number of duplicate work orders that are entered in the system. MAXIMO displays a message if the same problem code has already been entered for the equipment/location.

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Recording Failure Data
You report failures on the Failure Reporting tab, using failure hierarchies that were created in the Failure Codes application. You build the failure report by entering codes for a Problem, Cause, and Remedy for the failure. NOTE NOTE You also can enter and view a Failure Class and Problem Code on the Work Order tab. If you encounter a Problem, Cause, or Remedy that are not listed in MAXIMO, use the Failure Codes application to add the data to the failure hierarchy, then return to Work Order Tracking to complete your failure reporting. To report failure data, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a work order record. 2. Click the Failure Reporting tab. 3. Click Detail Menu to select a Failure Class if MAXIMO has not copied one from the Equipment or Location record. 4. Click Select Failure Codes. The Select PROBLEM Code page appears. 5. Click a row in the Select PROBLEM Code table window to highlight it. 6. Choose one of the following options:
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Conducting Failure Analysis
Failure analysis is how you examine equipment failure history, reported over a significant period of time. Use any equipment or location failure reports to look for breakdown trends, average time between failures, and so on. By correlating this failure information with other data available to you, for instance, preventive maintenance schedules for a piece of equipment or location, you can develop ways to reduce or limit equipment failures in the future. For example, you might want to review your preventive maintenance schedule, or you might be able to identify a branch of faulty inventory items.

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Quick Reporting Application
You can use the MAXIMO Quick Reporting application to create or report on open work orders or small jobs. You can enter actual labor and material usage information, or report events, such as equipment failures or downtime, that do not involve maintenance department work. Quick Reporting lets personnel report on open work orders, or small jobs that might not have had a pre-existing work order. The Quick Reporting application contains a portion of the fields available in Work Order Tracking, simplifying the creation of work orders. You can quickly enter actual labor, materials, or tool usage, or report events, such as equipment failures or downtime, in which no maintenance department work is involved. To access the Quick Reporting application, select the Work Orders icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Quick Reporting or use the Go To link. Quick Reporting Application

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Quick Reporting Tabs
The Quick Reporting application page contains three tabs:
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The following actions are available from the Quick Reporting Select Action Menu: Change Status — Use to change the status of a record. If the action is selected from the Results subtab of the Search tab, you can change the status of all selected records as a batch action. Route Work Order — Use to start or continue the record routing process in Workflow, or to reassign the record to another user. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. Stop Workflow — Use to stop the Workflow approval process and remove the document from Workflow. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. View Status/Workflow History — Use to view the status change history and Workflow information for a work order. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. View Workflow Help — Use to view a Help topic for the Workflow In Box. Generate Follow-up Work — Use to create a new work order after you complete a job but find additional work is needed on the same equipment or location, beyond the work described in the original work order. Release 5.2, 12/2003 127

Quick Reporting Application Apply Route — Use to apply a route to a work order. Route stops are displayed on the Plans tab. Assign to New Parent — Use to assign the work order to a new parent work order. Move Equipment — Use to move a piece of equipment to a new location within the same site or to another site in the organization, or associate a new parent. Report Downtime — Use to report equipment downtime. View Follow-up Work —Use to view a list of follow-up work orders for the originating work order. View PO Information — Use to view a read-only list of all purchase orders that were generated for work order items, and services received against the work order. View Costs — Use to view estimated and actual cost totals for the selected work order. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Work Order Details Report — Use to activate Reports and create and print a Details report for the selected record. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Work Order — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which can then be modified and saved as a new record. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

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Quick Reporting Reports
The following reports are available for the Quick Reporting application: Quick Reporting List Report — Lists work order, description, and status for selected records. Links are available via work order number to the Work Order Details report for individual work orders. Work Order Details Report — Lists details of the selected record(s).

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Using the Quick Reporting Application
Quick Reporting contains a portion of the fields available in Work Order Tracking, and can be configured by your system administrator to meet the needs of your site. It is designed to let you report the work done on an open work order or a small job that might not have had a pre-existing work order, or to report equipment failures/downtime in which no maintenance department work is involved. You can create a work order with Quick Reporting when unplanned maintenance work is required immediately on a shop floor or other work area. For creating work orders that require planning or scheduling, or for adding additional data to a work order created through Quick Reporting, use the more detailed Work Order Tracking application.

Creating a Work Order
To create a work order using the Quick Reporting application, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Quick Reporting application. 2. Click New Work Order. MAXIMO switches to the Quick Reporting tab, displaying a new work order. 3. Enter a description for the work order. 4. Fill in at least one the following required fields:
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Entering Meter Readings
If the work order is for a piece of equipment, you can enter meter readings on the Meters subtab. To enter meter readings, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a work order in Quick Reporting. 2. Click the Meters subtab. 3. Enter or edit the measurement data. 4. Click Save.

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Reporting Actuals
Quick Reporting work orders are created with a status of WAPPR, which changes to INPRG after the work order is saved. If you create a work order after the job has been completed, you must save the work order before you can report Actuals for labor, materials, or tools. You also can use Quick Reporting to record actuals for any approved work order, regardless of where it was created. To report actuals, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a work order in Quick Reporting. 2. Select a subtab (Labor, Materials or Tools).

3. Click New Row on the subtab. The Row Details open. 4. Fill in the other fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

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Labor Reporting Application
The Labor Reporting application is used to report the type and total numbers of hours of work performed. This application is designed to report labor hours by worker or craft instead of by work order. You can use the Labor Reporting tab for "timecard" reporting. To access the Labor Reporting application, select the Work Orders icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Labor Reporting or use the Go To link. Labor Reporting Application

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Labor Reporting Tabs
The Labor Reporting application page contains two tabs:
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Labor Reporting Actions
The following actions are available from the Labor Reporting Select Action Menu: Create Service Receipts — Use to create a service receipt for contract labor hours. This action is an alternate to recording service receipts in the Receiving application. Approve Labor — Use to approve the selected row in the Daily Time table window. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

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Using the Labor Reporting Application
The Labor Reporting application is used to report labor actuals for Labor and Crafts. The labor usage you report here is included when calculating totals for labor actuals in the Work Order Tracking application. Two functional differences exist between this application and the Actuals tab in the Work Order Tracking application:
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Reporting Work Order Hours by Labor or Craft
The Daily Time table window is used to report labor hours by worker or craft instead of by work order. This streamlines the reporting process when more than one work order has been worked in a day. To report labor hours, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Labor Reporting application. 2. Open a Labor or Craft record using the Search tab. 3. Click New Row in the Daily Time table window. The Row Details open. 4. Click Detail Menu to select a Work Order. MAXIMO copies work order data to the Row Details. 5. Fill in the other fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. You can edit values that are not read-only. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

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Recording Daily Attendance
Daily Attendance is an optional table window that can be used to track employee’s attendance records. Unlike the Daily Time table window, which is used to track time spent on specific tasks, Daily Attendance simply tracks time spent on the job for the current craft or labor record. You can use the Daily Attendance table window for "timecard" reporting. NOTE You cannot enter Daily Attendance records for Crafts. To record daily attendance, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Labor Reporting application. 2. Open a Labor record using the Search tab. 3. Click New Row in the Daily Attendance table window. The Row Details open. 4. Enter the following required data:
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Approving Labor
Your system administrator can set MAXIMO to automatically approve labor actuals. Your company may choose to require a supervisor to approve either internal or external labor actuals. NOTE You must save a Daily Time record before you can change its Approved status. To find and approve unapproved labor transactions, complete the following steps: 1. Open a labor record using the Search tab. 2. Click the Filter icon in the Daily Time table window. The table filter appears. 3. Type the letter N in the Approved field. 4. Click Filter Table. MAXIMO finds all unapproved labor transactions for the labor record. 5. Click a row in the Daily Time table to select it. 6. Choose Approve Labor from the Select Action menu. A check mark appears in the Approved field for the selected row. 7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each row you wish to approve.

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Work Requests Application
The Work Requests application is a greatly simplified version of the Work Order Tracking application, and provides another way for you to request maintenance work. Work Requests is a self-service application, designed to be used by both experienced and novice users who must log work requests. The application includes instructions to guide you through each process. To access the Work Requests application, select the Work Orders icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Work Requests or use the Go To link. Work Requests Application

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Work Requests and Other Applications
Information entered in the Work Requests application is used to generate work orders, which can then be accessed from the Work Order Tracking, Quick Reporting, and Labor Reporting applications.

Work Requests Reports
The following reports are available for the Work Requests application: Work Order Details Report — Lists details of the selected record(s). Work Request List Report — Lists work order, description, and status for selected records. Links are available via work order number to the Work Order Details report for individual work orders.

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The Work Requests application is designed primarily for maintenance department customers anywhere in a facility who might need to report problems that require corrective maintenance activity. Work Requests contains:
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Searching Requests
When you open Work Requests, MAXIMO displays the Search page with a results set showing the work requests you have entered. You can use this Search page to perform a query for your own and other’s work requests. To search work requests, complete the following steps: 1. Enter a value or values in the available fields. 2. Click Find. MAXIMO displays the results of your search.

Creating a Work Request
When a person places a work request, a work order number is automatically assigned in the Request # field, and the work order is automatically assigned a status of WAPPR (waiting for approval). Planners, dispatchers, and maintenance personnel can then review all work orders that are WAPPR and act accordingly. To create a work request, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Work Requests application. 2. Click New Work Request. MAXIMO switches to the Work Requests page. Release 5.2, 12/2003 141

Using the Work Requests Application 3. Enter information about the problem or work needed in the fields provided. You must list either a location or a piece of equipment. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

4. You can use the Attach a Document button to attach documents from outside the MAXIMO database to the record, for example to include an image with the work request. See “Creating Attachments” on page 55 for more information. 5. Click one of the following options:
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Viewing Work Requests
To view a work request from the search results click the underlined Request link for the record. MAXIMO displays a new page with four tabs:
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Editing Work Requests
In general, any field that is not read-only can be edited. The following fields on the Details tab can be edited only under certain conditions:
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Assignment Manager Application
You use the Assignment Manager application to match laborers to work order requirements. You can use Assignment Manager for planning future work over a seven day period, or to dispatch available labor to requirements for the current day’s work. Workers can also use Assignment Manager to assign themselves to work. To access the Assignment Manager application, select the Work Orders icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Assignment Manager or use the Go To link. Assignment Manager Application

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Assignment Manager Application Tabs
The Assignment Manger application screen contains two tabs:
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The following actions are available from the Assignment Manager Select Action Menu: Set Preferences — Use to set preferences for work priority calculation, Work Priority Response Times, and work order status upon completion of all assignments. Filter Work to Match Labor — Use to filter the Work List to only show work order requirements that require the selected labor/crafts. Filter Labor to Match Work — Use to filter the Labor List to only show laborers that match the labor/craft requirements of the selected work requirement(s). Select Work Date — Use to modify the dates displayed in the Labor List calendar grid. Assign Labor — Use to assign one or more work requirements to a laborer. Start Assignment — Use to indicate that work has started on an assignment. By default, MAXIMO starts recording labor actuals. Interrupt Assignment — Use to indicate that work on an assignment has been interrupted. MAXIMO modifies the assignment, assigning a status of INTERPT to the unfinished work. Finish Assignment — Use to indicate that work on an assignment has been completed. By default MAXIMO completes

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Assignment Manager Application the recording of labor actuals, and if all requirements on the work order are complete, will change the work order status to COMP. Select Labor Query — Use to change the labor query being used to generate the Labor List, modify a saved labor query, or create a new saved query. These labor queries are available in both the Assignment Manager and Labor applications. Show All Labor — Use to refresh the Labor List to show all Labor and Craft records. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

Assignment Manager Reports
The following report is available for the Assignment Manager application: Work Assignment Report —Lists work order assignments for Labor by Supervisor or by Locations.

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Using Assignment Manager
The Assignment Manager application can be used by a variety of workers to assign labor to work orders. Using Assignment Manager
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Assignment Manager and Other Applications
In order to most effectively use Assignment Manager to prioritize and assign work to laborers there are a number of record fields in other applications that should contain values. The following table lists fields that should contain values. Fields that are required for Assignment Manager functions are listed in bold text.
Module and Application MRO Software Control Center > Calendar Work Orders > Work Order Tracking PM > Preventive Maintenance Equipment >Equipment Equipment > Locations Resource > Labor Record Calendar Work Order Preventive Maintenance Equipment Location Labor Field
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Querying and Assignment Manager
The Assignment Manager application is different from other applications in that its Search tab does not contain a Results subtab. When you conduct a query in Assignment Manager, MAXIMO takes you directly to the Assignment Manager tab. The Assignment Manager tab contains two table windows:
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Assignment Manager Icons
The following table lists icons that appear in the Assignment Manager application.
Icon Function Filter Labor to Match Work — Click to filter the Labor List to display records that match the selected work requirements. Filter Work to Match Labor — Click to filter the Work List to display records that match the selected labor records. Refresh — Click to refresh the rows displayed in table window. MAXIMO will update the rows displayed to match the current queries. Select Work Date — Click to change the dates displayed in the Labor List calendar grid. Assign Labor — Click to assign the selected work requirements to the selected laborer. Start Assignment — Click to start an assignment. Interrupt Assignment — Click to interrupt an assignment. MAXIMO modifies the assignment, assigning a status of INTERPT to the unfinished work. Finish Assignment — Click to finish an assignment. When all assignments on a work order are finished, MAXIMO either completes or closes the work order. Go To Work Order Tracking — Click to view the selected work order in the Work Order Tracking application. Show Assignments — Click to view a laborer’s assignments during the selected seven day period. Use to reassign, reschedule, or remove assignments from a labor record. Modify Availability — Click to modify a laborer’s availability to have work assigned to them on a given day or shift. Location
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Understanding the Work List
The top half of the Assignment Manager page displays the Work List. This contains all the work requirements that meet your search criteria.

Understanding Work Orders, Requirements, and Assignments
A work order is a request for work to be performed. The work may require that different tasks be performed, and may require the services of different laborers or crafts. MAXIMO creates a separate requirement for each task/labor combination listed on a work order’s work plan. If two mechanics are required for a task, two requirements are created. Similarly, if two different crafts are required for a task, MAXIMO creates a requirement for each craft. If a work order does not have a defined work plan, MAXIMO still creates a requirement. You can then assign the requirement to an appropriate laborer using Assignment Manager. When the requirement is assigned MAXIMO enters a default duration of one hour, which can then be modified as needed. Once a requirement has been assigned to a laborer, it is considered an assignment.

Understanding Work Priority
MAXIMO allows values between 0 and 999 to indicate priority for work orders, equipment, and locations. MAXIMO can use these different priority values to generate a calculated work priority to help schedulers determine the overall priority of a work order among "competing" work orders for similar equipment or locations. NOTE Since MAXIMO is designed to allow a calculated work priority, by default a larger priority value is considered to be more urgent.

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Using Assignment Manager The calculated work priority can be the work order priority, or a combination of the work order priority and the location/equipment priority. MAXIMO can be set to use any of the following formulas to determine work priority:
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The formula MAXIMO uses to calculate work priority is defined using the Set Preferences action.

Selecting a Formula for Work Priority Calculation
To select the formula MAXIMO uses for calculating work priority, complete the following steps: NOTE You may need signature security permissions to change work priority settings. 1. Open the Assignment Manager application. 2. Select Set Preferences from the Select Action menu. The Set Preferences page appears. 3. Click a row in the Work Priority Calculation table to highlight it. 4. Click the Selected check box for the row. 5. Click OK. MAXIMO updates the formula used for calculated priority.

Understanding Work List Colors
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Filtering the Work List
You have several options for filtering the requirements that are displayed in the Work List. You can:
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The bottom half of the Assignment Manager page displays the Labor List and calendar grid. The Labor List displays all labor and craft records that meet your search criteria.

Modifying your Default Labor Query
The Labor List displays labor and craft records that match your default saved query in the Labor application. If you do not have a default saved query, the Labor List displays all labor and craft records. You can change the labor query being used to generate the Labor List using the Select Labor Query action in the select action menu. For example, if you are in charge of scheduling, you might create different queries for different crafts, or for different shifts. See “Saving Queries” on page 42 for information about creating a saved query.

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Understanding Labor Availability
The right side of the Labor List contains a calendar grid, displaying worker’s available hours over a seven day period starting with the current date.
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where labor shift = the calendar defined on the labor record, for example "day" or "night." calendar exceptions = any standard calendar exceptions, for example national holidays. personalized labor exceptions = any personal calendar exceptions, for example vacations. See “Modifying Labor Availability” on page 161 for instructions on entering personalized labor exceptions. MAXIMO recalculates available labor hours as assignments are made. TIP You can change the dates displayed in the calendar grid using the Select Work Date action.

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Understanding Labor List Colors
MAXIMO calculates what percentage of a worker’s available hours have been scheduled and displays this value in the % Allocated field. The value in the % Allocated field is calculated based on the following formula:
total assigned hours for the 7 day range / total available hours for the 7 day range

To facilitate assigning work to labor the Labor List is color coded using the following colors to indicate how a laborer’s time has been scheduled:
Color red yellow green Labor Hour Utilization less than 50% utilized from 50-80% utilized more than 80% utilized

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Changing the Calendar Date Range
You can change the date range displayed in the calendar grid by choosing Select Work Date from the select action menu.

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Filtering the Labor List
You have several options for filtering the laborers that are displayed in the Labor List. You can:
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Planning Work
The calendar grid allows you to plan labor assignments over a seven day range. By default, the first date displayed is the current date. TIP If you want to plan for work more than a week in advance, you can use the Select Work Date action to change the date range displayed in the calendar grid.

Scheduling Future Work
Once you have selected one or more requirements from the Work List, there are three ways to assign the work to a laborer:
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To assign a requirement to a laborer using the calendar grid, complete the following steps: 1. If necessary, you can filter either the Work List, the Labor List, or both. 2. Select a requirement by selecting the Select Row check box next to the row in the Work List. You can select more than one requirement. If you select a requirement in error, click it again to clear the check box. 3. Click a cell in the laborer’s calendar grid. If the Required Hours for the requirement are less than the available hours for the labor code and the laborer’s craft matches the requirement, MAXIMO makes the assignment and recalculates the available hours. If the Required Hours for the requirement are greater than the available hours or the craft requirements do not match, MAXIMO displays the Assign Labor page. MAXIMO automatically splits the requirement and assigns the remaining hours to the laborer’s next available work shift(s).

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Using Assignment Manager a. You can edit the Labor, Scheduled Date, and Required Hours fields for each assignment. For example, if a split assignment must be completed on the next shift, it can be assigned to another laborer. b. Click OK. MAXIMO assigns the requirement(s) to the labor and
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The Assign Labor button and action perform the same function. To assign a requirement to a laborer using the Assign Labor button or action, complete the following steps: 1. If necessary, you can filter either the Work List, the Labor List, or both. 2. Select a requirement by selecting the Select Row check box next to the row in the Work List. You can select more than one requirement. If you select a requirement in error, click it again to clear the check box. 3. Select a labor code by selecting the Select Row check box next to the row in the Labor List. 4. Click the Assign Labor button, or choose Assign Labor from the select action menu. If the Required Hours for the requirement are less than the available hours for the labor code and the laborer’s craft matches the requirement, MAXIMO makes the assignment and recalculates the available hours. If the Required Hours for the requirement are greater than the available hours or the craft requirements do not match, MAXIMO displays the Assign Labor page. MAXIMO automatically splits the requirement and assigns the remaining hours to the laborer’s next available work shift(s).

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Assigning Work to Another Craft
Assignment Manager allows you to assign work to a different craft than the one indicated on a requirement. For example, if you have more than one grade of mechanic you may choose to assign work to any available mechanic, regardless of the grade indicated on the requirement. To assign a requirement to a different craft than the one specified complete the following steps: 1. Select a requirement by selecting the Select Row check box next to the row in the Work List. You can select more than one requirement. If you select a requirement in error, click it again to clear the check box. 2. Assign the requirement to a labor code by doing one of the following:
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Viewing Assignments for a Worker
You can view work assigned to a laborer by clicking the Show Assignments button for the Labor Code. The Show Assignments page displays work assigned to the laborer over the seven day range currently displayed in the Labor List calendar grid. From the Show Assignments page you can:
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Modifying Labor Availability
Assignment Manager allows you to note when laborers are unavailable to be assigned to work, for example when they are in training, or on vacation. You can also add hours to a laborer’s availability, for example if a laborer is covering another worker’s shift. To modify the hours a laborer is available to be scheduled for work, complete the following steps: 1. If the date to be modified is not shown in the Labor List calendar grid you can modify the dates shown by doing the following: a. Click Select Work Date or select it from the action menu. The Select Work Date dialog box appears. b. Select the date you wish to modify. For example, if the laborer is taking a week of vacation, click the first day in that week. MAXIMO refreshes the Labor List so that the first date in the calendar grid is the selected date. 2. Click the Modify Availability button for the labor record. The Modify Availability page appears displaying the same seven days as the Labor List calendar grid. 3. Click the date to put it in focus. 4. You can edit the Start Time, End Time, and Total Hours fields. 5. You must include a Reason for the change, for example "sick" or "vacation." 6. Click OK. MAXIMO creates an exception for the labor code, and updates the available hours displayed in the calendar grid.

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Reassigning or Rescheduling Work
Sometimes planned work that was assigned to a laborer needs to be reassigned to another worker, or rescheduled for another date. To reassign or reschedule planned work, complete the following steps: 1. If necessary, filter the Labor List to locate the labor record. 2. Click Show Assignments for the labor record. MAXIMO displays the Show Assignments page. 3. Click the assignment that needs to be rescheduled. 4. Change the Labor Code for the assignment to reassign it to another laborer. 5. Change the Scheduled Date for the assignment to reschedule it for another date. 6. Repeat steps Step 4. and Step 5. for any additional assignments that need to be reassigned or rescheduled for this laborer. 7. Click OK.

Un-assigning Work
Sometimes work that has been scheduled needs to be removed from a laborer’s assignments. To un-assign work that has been assigned to a laborer, complete the following steps: 1. If necessary, filter the Labor List to locate the labor record. 2. Click Show Assignments for the labor record. MAXIMO displays the Show Assignments page. 3. Click the assignment that needs to be re-assigned. 4. Delete the Labor Code for the assignment.

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Deleting Assignments
Deleting an assignment is different from un-assigning in that the action removes the work requirement from both the work order record and the database. You should only delete assignments when the task or labor code is not required for the work order, for example if an error was made when the work plan was created. 1. If necessary, filter the Labor List to locate the labor record. 2. Click Show Assignments for the labor record. MAXIMO displays the Show Assignments page. 3. Click Mark Row for Delete for each assignment that needs to be deleted. If you mark a row in error, click Undelete Row. 4. Click OK. MAXIMO deletes the requirement from the work order.

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Dispatching Work
Dispatchers schedule urgent work, that is requirements that should be carried out during the current day’s shift. The procedures for dispatching work are similar to those for planning future work, but the work is assigned to the current shift (by default the first date in the calendar grid) rather than to future shifts. TIP By default new work orders created in the Work Order Tracking and Work Request applications do not have a Target Start or Scheduled Start date indicated. To find new work requests you should search by the Reported Date field. Once a requirement has been assigned to a laborer, you can use the dispatch functions to indicate when work on the assignment has started, been interrupted, and has been finished.

Starting an Assignment
You can use the Start Assignment action to indicate that work has been started on an assignment. By default MAXIMO will begin recording labor actuals for an assignment once its status has been changed to STARTED. To start work on an assignment, complete the following steps: 1. Select a requirement with a status of ASSIGNED by selecting the Select Row check box next to the row. 2. Click the Start Assignment button, or choose Start Assignment from the select action menu. The Start Assignment page appears. 3. You can click the Start Date field to change the start time if necessary. 4. Click OK. MAXIMO changes the assignment status to STARTED and begins recording labor actuals. MAXIMO also changes the work order status to INPRG.

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Interrupting an Assignment
If work on an assignment with a status of STARTED needs to be stopped for any reason, you can use the Interrupt Assignment action to create a record of the work stoppage. When you interrupt an assignment MAXIMO logs a labor transaction for the completed portion of the work, then modifies the assignment, assigning a status of INTERPT to the remaining work hours. To indicate that work on a started assignment has been interrupted, complete the following steps: 1. Select a requirement by selecting the Select Row check box next to the row. 2. Click the Interrupt Assignment button, or choose Interrupt Assignment from the select action menu. The Interrupt Assignment page appears. 3. You can click the Interrupt Date field to change the date or time if necessary. 4. Click OK. MAXIMO logs a labor transaction for the completed portion of the work, and assigns a status of INTERPT to the remaining work.

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Finishing an Assignment
Assignment statuses are linked to the work order that contains the work requirement. When the last assignment for a work order has been completed, MAXIMO changes the status of the work order to COMP. MAXIMO can be set to CLOSE work orders once all assignments have been finished using the Set Preferences action. Note that once a work order has been closed it becomes a history record and can only be modified using the Edit History action. To finish work on an assignment, complete the following steps: 1. Select a requirement by selecting the Select Row check box next to the row. 2. Click the Finish Assignment button, or choose Finish Assignment from the select action menu. The Finish Assignment page appears. 3. You can click the Finish Date field to change the finish date or time if necessary. 4. Click OK. MAXIMO changes the assignment status to COMPLETE and uses the finish time to calculate labor actuals for the assignment. NOTE When a work order’s status is changed to COMP in the Work Order Tracking application, MAXIMO changes the status of all assignments on the work order to COMPLETE. When a work order’s status is changed to CLOSE and the work order becomes a history record, MAXIMO deletes all of the assignments for that work order.

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Assignment Statuses
WAITASGN — Waiting for assignment. When work requirements are created they have an initial status of waiting for assignment. ASSIGNED — Assigned. When a work assignment has been assigned to a laborer, the assignment status changes to ASSIGNED. If the labor code is deleted from an assignment, the assignment status reverts back to WAITASGN. STARTED — Started. When you click Start Assignment MAXIMO changes the assignment status to STARTED. INTERPT — synonym to WAITASGN. If an assignment with a status of STARTED is interrupted, MAXIMO logs a labor transaction to the database for the completed portion of the work, then modifies the assignment, assigning a status of INTERPT to the remaining work hours. COMPLETE — Complete. When you click Finish Assignment, MAXIMO changes the assignment status to COMPLETE. When a work order’s status is changed to COMP, MAXIMO changes the status of all assignments on the work order to COMPLETE. When a work order’s status is changed to CLOSE, MAXIMO deletes all of the assignments for that work order.

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Chapter 5: Preventive Maintenance Module
The Preventive Maintenance module consists of a single application: Preventive Maintenance. Preventive maintenance (PM) work is often repetitive work performed to keep equipment running efficiently. Using PMs can help you to plan for regular maintenance work by planning the labor, material, and tool needs of your regularly scheduled maintenance and inspection work orders. PM records can serve as templates for work orders and other PM records. You can identify work assets, add job plan and scheduling information to a PM, then generate work orders or other PMs that contain the same information. You can build PM hierarchies to generate work order hierarchies for complex jobs. You can streamline the PM process further by using master PMs. Updates to a master PM can be copied automatically to all PMs associated with the master PM.

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Many locations and pieces of equipment require periodic maintenance to ensure uninterrupted efficiency and to guard against breakdowns. You can use the Preventive Maintenance (PM) application to create PM records and generate work orders from them. A PM record specifies work to be performed regularly based on elapsed time or on meter readings. To access the Preventive Maintenance application, select the PM icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Preventive Maintenance or use the Go To link. Preventive Maintenance Application

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Preventive Maintenance Tabs
The PM application page contains seven tabs:
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Search — Use to search the database using any combination of available fields. PM — Use to enter, view, or modify Preventive Maintenance records and associate them with equipment, locations, or GL accounts. Frequency — Use to enter, view, or modify scheduling criteria to use when generating work orders. Also use to enter meter readings. Job Plan Sequence — Use to enter, view, or modify sequences of job plans and associate them with PM records. PM Hierarchy — Use to enter, view, or modify PM hierarchies to generate scheduled work order hierarchies. Master PM — Use to enter, view, or modify PM scheduling templates and insert and update associated PM records. Attached Documents — Use to attach documents outside the MAXIMO database to a record. Once a document is attached, you can view, modify, and print the document from this tab.

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The following actions are available from the Preventive Maintenance Select Action Menu: View Sequence — Use to view a projected list of job plans that will be used on generated work orders. Generate Work Orders — Use to generate work orders from selected PM record(s) Set PM Counter — Use to set or reset the Counter field on the Frequency tab.

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Preventive Maintenance Application Set Reading at Last WO — Use to manually set the value of the Reading at Last WO field for Meters 1 and/or 2. Create Associated PMs — Use to create associate PMs from a Master PM. Update Associated PMs — Use to update information on associate PMs if changes have been made to the Master PM. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate PM — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which can then be modified and saved as a new record. Delete PM — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

Preventive Maintenance Reports
The following reports are available for the Preventive Maintenance application: Preventive Maintenance List Report — Lists PM number and description for selected records. The following additional reports are available for the Preventive Maintenance application on the KPI’s tab on the reports page: PM WOs Overdue by Priority — Displays overdue PM work orders by WO priority. WOs must have targeted start and completion dates to be included in this calculation. A work order is considered overdue if the work order has not had an actual recorded for the finish date and the current date is after its targeted completion date.

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Preventive Maintenance Module PM WOs Overdue by Supervisor — Displays overdue PM work orders by the responsible supervisor. WOs must have targeted start and completion dates to be included in this calculation. A work order is considered overdue if the work order has not had an actual recorded for the finish date and the current date is after its targeted completion date.

Using the Preventive Maintenance Application
PM records are templates that contain job plan and scheduling information for your work assets. You copy this information to other PM records or to work orders you generate from the PM records. You can use PM records to plan the labor, materials, and tools needed for any preventive maintenance, periodic maintenance, or periodic inspections or certifications. PM records also can be generated on a seasonal basis, for equipment that is not used year round. Master PM records are templates for other PM records, called associated PM records. A master PM does not generate work orders. You use non-master and associated PM records to generate work orders. You also can organize non-master PM records into PM hierarchies, from which you generate corresponding work order hierarchies. You can use PMs to track non-preventive maintenance that you still must figure into your maintenance schedule, for example, periodic inspections.

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Creating a PM
A PM specifies the job plan that defines the work to be performed, and the frequency criteria according to which it is to be performed.

Creating a PM Record
NOTE You can set up a PM record for either a piece of equipment or a location, but not both. To create a new PM record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the PM application. 2. Click the New PM button on the toolbar. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the PM field and a description. Click the Long Description button if you need more space. 4. Fill in the other fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

5. Click Save. CAUTION You must set a frequency for a PM before MAXIMO can generate work orders from it.

Setting PM Frequency
Frequency is the number of days or meter units that should elapse between generating preventive maintenance work orders from a master PM. You can create a PM schedule to generate work orders based on elapsed time between work orders or changes to equipment meter readings over time, or both. Usually, a PM schedule for a location measures only elapsed time between work orders. For time based PMs you specify the number of days between generating PM work orders using the following fields:

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Setting Priority for PMs
MAXIMO uses values between 0 and 999 to indicate priority for work orders, equipment, and locations. Since preventive maintenance is designed to reduce corrective work orders, the priority values set for PM records should be higher than the values used for corrective maintenance. See “Work Order Priority” on page 81 for information on recommended priority values. Priority values specified for PMs are copied to the work orders that are generated from the PM in the following manner:
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Master PMs
Master PM records are templates for other PM records, called associated PM records. You can create associated PM records from master PM records, or make associations between existing PM records and a master PM. You can use the scheduling information on a master PM record to update its associated PM records. A Master PM does not generate work orders like a regular PM. Instead, it controls certain aspects of its associated PMs.

Creating a Master PM
To create a master PM, follow the procedure described in “Creating a PM” on page 174 and select the Master PM? check box next to the Description field. After you create a master PM, you can create associated PM records.

Creating Associated PMs
Associate PM records are records for individual pieces of equipment or locations covered by the job plan of a master PM. For example, you create a master PM for regular oil changes for a certain model truck. Using that master PM, you then would create one associate PM for each truck of that model in your fleet. Associate PMs can be created in two ways:
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Generating a PM Work Order
A master PM record specifies work to be performed regularly based on elapsed time or on meter readings that can indicate service hours or mileage. A master PM does not generate work orders. You use non-master and associated PM records to generate work orders. After being generated, a PM work order is processed in Work Order Tracking and Quick Reporting. NOTE Frequency of a PM must be set before a PM work order can be generated from the PM. To generate work orders from a single PM complete the following steps: 1. Open a PM record using the Search tab. 2. Choose Generate Work Orders from the Select Action menu. 3. Enter a number in the Generate WOs Due Today Plus Next _ Days field. For example, to generate work orders for the next week, enter " 7." 4. You can run the work order generation process in the background and have MAXIMO e-mail you a notification when the process is complete. 5. Click OK. MAXIMO either displays a message with the work order numbers of the work orders that have been generated, or emails notification if the process is being run in the background.

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Preventive Maintenance Module NOTE By default the Select Records feature allows selection from a maximum of 200 records. In order to use the following procedure, your search should result in less than 200 records. Your system administrator can change this global setting. To generate work orders from multiple PM records, complete the following steps: 1. Search for PM records using the Search tab. 2. Select the Select Records check box on the Results subtab. The page refreshes to display Select Row check boxes for each record. 3. Select multiple PMs by selecting the Select Row check box next to the row. If you select a PM in error, click it again to clear the check box. 4. Choose Generate Work Orders from the Select Action menu. 5. Enter a number in the Generate WOs Due Today Plus Next_ Days field. For example, to generate work orders for the next week, enter " 7." 6. Click OK. MAXIMO either displays a message with the work order numbers of the work orders that have been generated, or emails notification if the process is being run in the background.

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PM Hierarchies
A PM hierarchy is a group of PMs arranged in parent-child relationships, much like a work order hierarchy. You use PM hierarchies to generate hierarchies of scheduled work orders. At the highest level of a PM hierarchy, one PM that is the parent. This top-level PM can have one or more child PMs. Each child PM can have one or more children, and so on. A child PM can have only one parent PM. You use PM hierarchies to generate work order hierarchies. Because you cannot generate work orders from a master PM, master PM records are never part of a PM hierarchy. You can add a sequence number to each PM in a PM hierarchy; the sequence number is copied to work orders you generate from the PM. You cannot delete a PM record that is part of a hierarchy. PM records that have a parent or child PMs must be removed from their hierarchies before you can delete them.

Seasonal PMs
A seasonal PM is a master PM record that is shut down for a period of time to accommodate changing equipment or location needs. After the work is completed for the season, you can reset the master to be dormant until the season returns. You might use seasonal PMs related to seasonal work such as air conditioning maintenance, or servicing snow removal equipment. To reset a master PM for seasonal work, change the First Start Date field to the date you want to begin generating work orders again. The system resets the Counter field to 0 after you enter the current date or a future date in the First Start Date field.

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Chapter 6: Inventory Module
Managing inventory is an important part of maintaining any facility. The Inventory module in MAXIMO tracks materials needed for maintenance. MAXIMO keeps track of items in stock, indicates when stock falls below user-defined reorder points, creates purchase requisitions and purchase orders to restock needed items, and tallies items received. Inventory is a central module in MAXIMO. It functions in a dynamic relationship with the Preventive Maintenance, Work Orders, Purchasing, and Equipment modules, and with the Companies application in the Resources module. These other modules affect the quantity of items in inventory, identify where those items are used, as well as who sells them to your company. The MAXIMO Inventory module works to balance two opposing objectives:
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The Inventory Module contains the following applications:
Application Inventory Function Used to manage items in inventory, including tracking stock levels, reordering items, and tracking rotating equipment. Used to define inventory items, and add them to storerooms. Used to define storeroom locations, and view a read-only list of items stocked at each storeroom location. Used to issue stock from inventory (with or without a work order), and to transfer stock from one storeroom location to another.

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When using the Inventory applications you first define your storerooms and define items to be stocked there using the Storerooms and Item Master applications. You then create a master list of items that are stocked in each storeroom using the Item Master application. You use the Inventory application to manage stock levels and reorder items. You track the movement of items into and out of inventory with the Issues and Transfers application, the Work Order Tracking application in the Work Order module, and the Receiving application in the Purchasing module.

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An important part of maintenance management is tracking inventory. The Inventory application tracks items (stocked, nonstocked, and special order items) and indicates when stock falls below a specified reorder point so you know when to reorder. To access the Inventory application, select the Inventory icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Inventory or use the Go To link. Inventory Application

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Inventory Tabs
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Inventory Reports
The following reports are available for the Inventory application: Inventory List Report — Lists item number and description for selected item(s) by storeroom location. Inventory ABC Analysis Report — Displays the ABC category of inventory items both before and after running the report. The "after " ABC calculation is based on the number of parts issued YTD and the part’s last cost average for the storeroom. This report can also update the database with the new ABC classifications. Inventory Balance Report — Lists all items in the storeroom of the selected record, including current balance, available balance, quantity reserved, cost, and last transaction. Economic Order Quantity Report — Displays the optimum economic ordering quantity for selected items in the selected storeroom location. Inventory ROP — Calculates the reorder point (ROP) or optimum minimum level of an item to have in stock based on demand, lead delivery time, and a reserve safety stock. Includes the option to update the database with new ROP values. Storeroom Pick Report — Lists items to be picked for Selected Storeroom. Inventory Transactions Report — Lists selected transaction information (receipts, issues, transfers, returns, or adjustments) for the selected storeroom location, between the specified dates. Item Availability Report — Lists all site and storeroom locations for the selected item(s). For each item at the selected storeroom the report shows the current balance, reserved quantity, available quantity, standard cost, and average cost. Items with current balances of zero are not included in this report.

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Using the Inventory Application
Use this application to enter, display, and update information on each inventory item. Special order and nonstocked items as well as stocked items can be tracked. You can view information about an item at a specific storeroom location. You can track vendors that supply an item, and item balances down to the bin and lot level for each storeroom location Most fields on the Inventory tab refer to item/location records. Current Balance, for example, means the current balance of the item at the storeroom in the Storeroom field. Like Current Balance, the fields in the Balance Summary, Issue History, and Balances areas all apply to the item in a specific storeroom. If an item is stored in more than one storeroom location, you can use the View Item Availability action in the Select Action menu to view balances for all storeroom locations on one page.

Stocked, Nonstocked, and Special Order Items
MAXIMO recognizes three categories of inventory items:
Category Stocked Nonstocked Item is needed: at all times on a predictable or scheduled basis (for example, every year), rather than at all times for just a single event or occasion; you do not expect to need this item again Record is needed: permanently, for regular, ongoing reordering permanently, for occasional reordering

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Stocked Items
Stocked items are those that you always need to have on hand because they have a regular turnover rate and are frequently needed. Stocked items have reorder criteria (for example, a reorder point and an economic order quantity) specific to each storeroom location. Bearings, gaskets, valves, and belts are examples of stocked items. To keep a supply in stock, these items are periodically reordered. This can be done automatically, based on the MAXIMO reorder logic, which uses the following formula: (current balance + quantity on current purchase requisitions and purchase orders) — (quantity reserved on work orders and internal purchase orders + quantity expired) < = ROP "Current Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders" are any PRs and POs with a status of waiting for approval (WAPPR), approved (APPR), or in progress (INPRG). MAXIMO checks to see how many units of this item are listed on current PRs and POs, adds this number to the current balance, then subtracts any items on approved work orders, internal POs, and any expired items. If the resulting number does not exceed the reorder point (ROP), MAXIMO reorders.

Nonstocked Items
Nonstocked items are items you need only occasionally and do not want to maintain in inventory throughout the year. Nonstocked items are not automatically reordered. However, you do want to keep records for nonstocked items in the database because you are likely to order these items again at some point. These records are useful both for cost tracking purposes and for future reference (for example, the vendor's name, the price, and so on). For example, you replace twelve air filters each spring, but do not reorder them immediately after using them because you do not want to purchase them just to sit in storage for months. Since you intend to order these air filters again each year, you want to keep the record for the item in your database for reference next spring.

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Special Order Items
Special order items are typically items that are ordered only once, often for unexpected needs or for a one-time work order. These items are not kept in stock, and you do not need a permanent record of them in your database. In most cases, after the project ends, you want to remove these records to avoid cluttering your database.

Viewing Item Availability
The Inventory application displays separate item records for each storeroom location.

To view all storerooms that stock an item, open an item record and use the View Item Availability action.

Reordering Items
Many companies are moving to a just-in-time system to reduce their inventory levels and associated carrying costs. When using a just-in-time system for maintenance, you base your purchasing and stock levels on upcoming work, rather than on past usage. Because parts and equipment can become obsolete and your company’s process can change, looking back might not be as useful as looking forward when considering your inventory needs. MAXIMO can accommodate a just-in-time system by letting you set reorder quantities. Using the Preventive Maintenance application to plan upcoming maintenance and inspection work also can help to determine which items will be needed in the future. Your system administrator can set a cron task for the inventory reorder function. A cron task is a software command to execute a task at a particular time. For more information about configuring the reorder cron task, refer to the MAXIMO System Administrator’s Guide.

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Determining the Reorder Point
The Reorder Point (ROP) is the point when items should be reordered so that their number does not fall below the number designated as safety stock during the lead time for the order. Ideally the calculation of the ROP is based on the following variables:
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Safety stock is the minimum number of the item that you must have on hand at all times. Lead time is the amount of time it takes between placing an order and receiving it. Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) is the number of an item that should be reordered at one time, usually based on the vendor’s price for a particular quantity ordered. For example, buying a case of an item can cost less per item than buying the item individually.

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Reordering All Items in a Storeroom
You can set the reorder process to run in the background and notify you by e-mail after the process ends. This lets you do other work while running a lengthy reorder process. You can repeat the reorder process for additional storerooms without exiting the Reorder Items page. To reorder all items in a storeroom, complete the following steps: 1. Open an item record. 2. Choose Reorder Items from the Select Action menu. The Reorder Items page appears. 3. You can enter the number of days you want in the Additional Lead Time in Days field.

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Ignore Reorder Point – the item(s) are ordered even if the available balance is more than the reorder point. Reorder Direct Issue Items – include direct issue items on approved work orders in reorder calculations. Consider Agreement Purchase Orders – release purchase orders are created from existing blanket purchase orders. Prices and details from the price agreements are included when PRs and POs are created. Run in Background Mode – runs the reorder process in background mode and sends notification via e-mail when the process is complete.

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Reordering Selected Items
You can choose selected inventory items to reorder using the following procedure. All items selected must be from the same storeroom location. You can set the reorder process to run in the background and notify you by e-mail after the process ends. This lets you do other work while running a lengthy reorder process. NOTE By default the Select Records feature allows selection from a maximum of 200 records. In order to use the following procedure, your search should result in less than 200 records. Your system administrator can change this global setting. To reorder selected items, complete the following steps: 1. Use the Search tab to generate a results set for a storeroom location. 2. Click the Select Records check box. MAXIMO refreshes the page to display Select Row check boxes. 3. Select items by checking the Select Row check box next to the row. If you select an item in error, click it again to clear the check box. 4. Choose Reorder Items from the Select Action menu. The Reorder Items page appears. 5. You can enter the number of days you want in the Additional Lead Time in Days field. 6. Select the Reorder Options that apply:
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All Items in Storerooms – overrides any item selections. Also makes the Storeroom field editable. Run in Background Mode – runs the reorder process in background mode and sends notification via e-mail when the reorder process is complete.

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Reordering a Single Item
To reorder a single inventory item, complete the following steps: 1. Open an item record using the Search tab. 2. Choose Reorder Items from the Select Action menu. The Reorder Items page appears. 3. You can enter the number of days you want in the Additional Lead Time in Days field. 4. Select the Reorder Options that apply.

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Reordering Direct Issue Items
Use the Reorder Direct Issue Items action to reorder items listed on approved work orders and issued without being received into inventory. To reorder direct issue items, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Inventory application. 2. Click the Inventory tab.

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Inventory Module 3. Choose Reorder Direct Issue Items from the Select Action menu. The Reorder Direct Issue Items page appears. 4. You can select the Consider Agreement Purchase Orders check box to create release purchase orders from existing blanket purchase orders. 5. You can enter the number of days you want in the Lead Time in Days field. 6. You can select the Run in Background Mode check box to run the reorder process in background mode and send notification via e-mail when the reorder process is complete. 7. Click either:
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Clearing Reorder Locks
When a user runs the reorder process (even if preview mode). MAXIMO places a lock on the process against the storeroom being reordered. This is to prevent other users from running reorder against the same storeroom at the same time. Occasionally, users running the reorder process in preview mode may inadvertently lock the reorder process and prevent themselves and others from running reorder against a certain storeroom. If there is a reorder lock against your user name, you can use the Clear Reorder Locks action in the Select Action menu to remove it. NOTE This action only clears Preview Mode reorder locks, created by the current user. Users running the full reorder process are not affected.

Managing Inventory Item Counts
Using MAXIMO, you can adjust the balances for each item in inventory to accommodate a variety of circumstances. For example:
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Adjusting Current Balances
The Current Balance field on the Inventory tab is read-only (except when you are inserting and duplicating an item). You must use the Current Balance Adjustment button to change the current balance of an item at the location named in the Storeroom field. MAXIMO automatically makes most adjustments to the current balances, and the physical count is the usual way of making up for other discrepancies. However, you can use this action if you are aware of a change in the current balance that has not been reflected in any other inventory transaction. To adjust the current balance for an item, complete the following steps: 1. Open an item record. 2. If necessary, select a bin in the Balances table window. 3. Click Current Balance Adjustment. The Adjust Current Balance page appears. 4. Enter the adjusted balance value in the New Balance field. 5. You can enter account code information for the account(s) in the Control Account and Shrinkage Account fields. 6. Click OK to update the Current Balance field on the Inventory tab. MAXIMO records the current balance adjustment in the Inventory Transactions table.

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Adjusting Physical Counts
Use the Physical Count Adjustment button to change the physical count figure for the current item, at the specified location, bin, and/or lot. To adjust the physical count for an item, complete the following steps: 1. Open an item record. 2. If necessary, select a bin in the Balances table window. 3. Click Physical Count Adjustment. The Adjust Physical Count page appears. 4. Enter the new count in the New Physical Count field. 5. You can enter the date in the Count Date field. The default is the current date and time. 6. Click OK. MAXIMO updates the Physical Count field on the Inventory tab. You now must reconcile balances to update the item’s balance information based on the physical count.

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Reconciling Balances
You use the Reconcile Balances action to adjust the current balance based on a physical count. This action updates only the selected item in the selected storeroom. To reconcile balances for an item, complete the following steps: 1. Record a physical count as described in “Adjusting Physical Counts” on page 198. 2. With the item record still open, select Reconcile Balances from the Select Action menu. The Reconcile Balances page appears. 3. Enter general ledger account information in the Control Account and/or Shrinkage GL Account fields. 4. Click OK. MAXIMO reconciles the item balances.

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Item Master Application
You use the Item Master application to define items that are stocked in your storerooms. When you create an item record you can define the type of stock the item is, whether it is lotted or nonlotted, associate Hazards and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) with the item, define the item as rotating equipment, and identify alternate items that can be used as substitutes for the item. You also can define other information related to items, such as the storeroom locations that stock the item, Item Specification, Item Assembly Structures, and documents outside of MAXIMO that relate to the item record. To access the Item Master application, select the Inventory icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Item Master, or use the Go To link. Item Master Application

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Item Master Tabs
The Item Master application page contains seven tabs:
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Search — Use to search the database using any combination of available fields. Item — Use to enter, view, or modify items, and to specify alternate items. Storerooms — Use to view a read-only list of information about storerooms that stock the item. Vendors — Use to enter, view, or modify information about one or more vendors for an item, as well as information about multiple manufacturers or models for each vendor. Specifications — Use to enter, view, or modify Specification Templates containing detailed information specific to a type of inventory item. Item Assembly Structure — Use to enter, view, or modify Item Assembly Structures. Attached Documents — Use to attach documents outside the MAXIMO database to a record. Once a document is attached, you can view, modify, and print the document from this tab.

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Item Master Actions
The following actions are available from the Item Master Select Action Menu: Change Capitalized Status — Use to change the Capitalized? field setting for an item. Copy Item Assembly Structure — Use to copy an existing Item Assembly Structure to an item record. Add Item to Storeroom — Use to add the item record to a storeroom location’s stock list.

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Item Master Application Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Item — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which can then be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Item — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

Item Master Reports
The following report is available for the Item Master application: Item List Report — Displays item and description for selected records.

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Using the Item Master Application
You use the Item Master application to create item records for items, materials, supplies, and rotating equipment that are stocked and stored in your company’s storerooms.

Creating an Item Record
NOTE The initial record creation process is one of the few times you make an entry in the Current Balance field. Usually, this field is either calculated by MAXIMO or updated after inventory is received in the Receiving application. Rotating item balances are zero until an equipment record is created for the rotating item number. To create a new item record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Item Master application. 2. Click the New Item button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Item tab, displaying a new Item record. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Item field and a description. Click the Long Description button if you need more space. 4. Fill in the other required fields. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

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Understanding Rotating Items
Rotating items are items such as pumps and motors that can be stocked in inventory and rotated in and out of use in different locations. After you create an item record, the Rotating? field becomes readonly and cannot be edited, and the Current Balance field becomes read-only. If an item is defined as rotating, the values in the Balances fields are controlled by the movement of the rotating equipment in and out of the storeroom. NOTE An item cannot be both a spare part and a rotating item. The term rotating equipment refers to pieces of equipment that can be used interchangeably. Rotating equipment consists of multiple pieces of interchangeable equipment, with each piece having the same item number and a different equipment number. These items are tracked both by their item numbers in the Inventory module and by their individual equipment numbers in the Equipment module.

Designating Alternate Items
Alternate items are items that can be used interchangeably with other inventory items, for example, two different brands of motor oil. In many cases, one item can be an alternate for another, but the oppose relationship might not be desired. As a result, MAXIMO does not automatically created matching alternate item records for both items. If you want two items to be alternates for each other, you must assign each as an alternate for the other. To designate alternate items for an inventory item, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a item record. 2. Select either of the following in the Alternate Items table window:
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Understanding Item Assembly Structures
An Item Assembly Structure (IAS) is a list of individual items and subassemblies that are required to build a piece of equipment or define the requirements of a location. Rather than specify its components each time you enter an individual piece of equipment or a location, you create an Item Assembly Structure as a template. You can use an IAS as a template when building multiple equipment assembly structures (EAS) and their related location systems. The IAS is built onto an item record, and the IAS is then identified by the item number at the top of the hierarchy. You can apply an Item Assembly Structure to a piece of equipment or to a location by specifying the top-level item number in the Item field on an equipment or location record, then choosing the Apply Item Assembly Structure action. For example, a five-horsepower motor and its constituent spare parts can be used in 10 equipment assembly structures in a plant. Rather than entering 10 equipment records and specifying the spare parts for each one, you enter the equipment records and apply (copy) the five-horsepower motor IAS to the records. The entire IAS is applied to the equipment assembly structure. Similarly, you could apply the same IAS to the 10 operating locations in the plant that require the motor and its spare parts. NOTE Note that while you can use any item as the top level of an IAS, you can only apply an IAS to equipment or operating locations if the top level is a rotating item.

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Creating an Item Assembly Structure
To create Item Assembly Structures, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create an item record. 2. Click the Item Assembly Structure tab. 3. Click Create IAS. The Children table window appears. 4. Click New Row. The Row Details open. 5. Click the Detail Menu button on the Item field to select an item record to add to the IAS. 6. You can change the number in the Quantity field, if needed. 7. Choose one of the following options:
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Using Item Assembly Structures
Item Assembly Structures are applied in the Equipment and Locations applications. An Item Assembly Structure can also be applied to a new piece of equipment when it is received in the Receiving application.

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Linking Items to the Asset Catalog
MAXIMO includes a feature called the Asset Catalog to help companies keep track of their increasingly complex list of assets. The Asset Catalog is a structured list of items and equipment organized by their attributes, such as type, color, or unit of measure. After item records are associated with specification templates, you can use the Asset Catalog Search page to search through MAXIMO to find the item you are looking for. You use the Specifications tab to associate inventory items, such as motors or bearings, with an asset Specification Template. To enter Asset Catalog specifications for an item, complete the following steps: 1. Open an item record using the Search tab. 2. Click the Specifications tab. 3. Click Associate Specification Template. The Associate Specification Template page appears. 4. Click Select Value to select a Classification. 5. Click Select Value to select a Subclassification. 6. Click OK. MAXIMO displays the Classification, Subclassification, and attributes associated with the Specification Template on the Specifications tab. 7. Click View Details (triangle) for the first attribute. The Row Details open. 8. Enter or edit the field data. Use the field buttons to select values. 9. Click View Details (triangle) for the next attribute. 10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for each attribute. Release 5.2, 12/2003 207

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Adding Items to Storerooms
You use the Add Item to Storeroom action to add an item record to a storeroom location’s stock list. To add an item to a storeroom, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create an item record. 2. Click the Storerooms tab. MAXIMO displays the storerooms that stock the item. 3. Select Add Item to Storeroom from the Select Action menu. The Add Item to Storeroom page appears. 4. Click the Detail Menu for the Storeroom field and choose Select Value. The Select Location page appears. 5. Click Select Record to select a storeroom. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. MAXIMO copies the storeroom location to the Add Item to Storeroom page. 6. Click OK. MAXIMO displays the storeroom information on the Add Items to Storeroom page.

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Deleting Items from Storerooms
You delete items from storerooms on the Storerooms tab. NOTE In order to delete an item from a storeroom, there cannot be a balance for the item in that storeroom. To delete an item from a storeroom, complete the following steps: 1. Open an item record using the Search tab. 2. Click the Storerooms tab. The Storeroom Information table window displays the storerooms that stock the item. 3. Click Mark Row for Delete for the storeroom. The button changes to Undelete Row and a line is drawn through the storeroom. 4. Click Save.

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Storerooms Application
You use the Storerooms application to create new Storeroom records, define the GL Account codes to be associated with the storeroom, and view a read-only list of items stocked at that storeroom location. To access the Storerooms application, select the Inventory icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Storerooms or use the Go To link. Storerooms Application

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Storerooms Tabs
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Storerooms Actions
The following actions are available from the Storerooms Select Action Menu: Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. Add Storeroom as Company — Use to designate a storeroom location as a company for internal purchase orders. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

Storerooms Reports
The following report is available for the Storerooms application: Storeroom Overview Report — Displays storeroom and description.

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Using the Storerooms Application
The Storerooms application lets you add new storeroom location records. Storeroom locations are the names of your inventory storerooms, the places inventory items are stored in and issued from. This application is used to set the general ledger accounts to be associated with each new storeroom location. You can indicate which GL Account code is to be charged for each field associated with the location. Check with your accounting department if you need information on providing the proper GL account codes.

Creating a Storeroom Location
Depending on your company’s business practices, you might need to have signature authority to create storeroom locations and/or to provide GL account code information for storeroom locations. To create a storeroom record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Storeroom application. 2. Click the New Storeroom button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Storerooms tab, displaying a new Storerooms record. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Storeroom field and a description. 4. If you have Signature Authority you can indicate GL account codes. 5. Click Save.

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Adding Items to Storerooms
After a storeroom has been created you can create a master stock list by associating items with the storeroom in the Item Master application.

Deleting Items from Storerooms
Items are deleted from a storeroom’s master stock list in the Item Master application.

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Issues and Transfers Application
The Issues and Transfers application is used to issue or transfer items from existing locations. You can issue directly to a work order, against a general ledger account code, or to a location or equipment. You also can transfer stock from one storeroom location to another, either within the same site or to a location at another site within your organization; balances are adjusted accordingly. In addition, you can trace the transfer of stock from one storeroom to another by transferring to and from “transit” locations (for example, COURIER, or LABOR). To access the Issues and Transfers application, select the Inventory icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Issues and Transfers or use the Go To link. Issues and Transfers Application

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Issues and Transfers Tabs
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The following actions are available from the Issues and Transfers Select Action Menu: Select Equipment Spare Parts — Use to view and select the spare parts for a piece of equipment. Add/Modify Reservations — Use to add or modify items reserved in inventory for work orders. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

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Issues and Transfers Reports
The following report is available for the Issues and Transfers application: Inventory Transactions Report — Lists selected transaction information (receipts, issues, transfers, returns, or adjustments) for the selected storeroom location, between the specified dates.

Using the Issues and Transfers Application
To issue items from the Issues and Transfers application there must be a storeroom specified, and you must be authorized to issue items from that storeroom. Although items are generally specified in a job plan and issued in conjunction with specific work orders, it is also sometimes necessary to issue them directly to a location, or against a piece or equipment, or against a General Ledger account, without a work order number. For example, you might want to charge the cost of items such as soap, grease, or rags to a location or GL account rather than to a work order or specific piece of equipment. To allow MAXIMO to track inventory costs, you must make an entry in at least one of the following fields when issuing items:
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In general, after you make an entry in one field, one or more other fields are filled in with default values associated with the first specified field. For example, if you specify a work order, the equipment and/or location and/or GL account named on the work order are also filled in. NOTE You also can record physical counts for items when issuing or transferring.

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Issuing an Item
If you issue items to a specific work order (or location, equipment, or GL account) via this application, do not record their usage in the Work Orders module, and vice versa. If you record item use in two places the item is subtracted from inventory twice, thereby causing inaccurate item count. To protect your inventory records, establish a policy for your site regarding whether item use will be recorded in the Issues and Transfers application or in the Work Orders module. No matter where the materials issues/usage are originally recorded, the information is copied to the Materials subtab on the Actuals tab in Work Order Tracking.

Issuing a Reserved Item
After you create a job plan for a work order, the materials needed for the work order are reserved in inventory. After the work order is approved, you can issue the reserved items. To issue a reserved item, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Issues and Transfers application. 2. Open a storeroom record using the Search tab. 3. Click the Issue tab. 4. Click Select Reserved Items. The Select Reserved Items page appears. 5. Enter a work order in the Work Order field of the table filter and click Filter Table. 6. Select reserved items by checking the Select Row check box next to the row.You can select more than one item. If you select an item in error, click it again to clear the check box. 7. Click OK.

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Issuing an Unreserved Item
Sometimes you must issue items directly to a location, or against a piece or equipment, or against a General Ledger account, or issue items that are not included in a work order. To issue an item, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Issues and Transfers application. 2. Open a storeroom record using the Search tab. 3. Click New Row on the Issue tab. The Row Details open. 4. Click the Detail Menu button in the Item field to select an item. Choose one of the following options:
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Issuing Metered Materials
MAXIMO lets you issue metered materials and record meter readings as you issue the material. One example of this kind of transaction is issuing fuel to a truck and recording the reading on the truck’s odometer each time it is refueled. You then can generate a report to examine the truck’s fuel efficiency. To track metered materials, first set up the Meters for the equipment on the Meters tab on the Equipment application. Then, when issuing materials, enter the Meter readings on the Row Details on the Issue tab.

Transferring Items
Items can be transferred from one storeroom location to another inventory location using the Transfer Out and Transfer In tabs. Transfers can be made within a site, or to another site within your organization. You also can transfer items from a storeroom to a labor or courier location. Transferring items to another storeroom is done on the Transfer Out tab. You have three options for selecting items for transfer out to another storeroom:
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Using the Issues and Transfers Application Receiving the transfer into a storeroom is done on the Transfer In tab. The same three options are available when transferring items into a storeroom. For more information on transferring items, refer to the Help.

Returning Items
You use the Issues tab to return previously issued items and materials, for example, if some parts on a work order were not needed. NOTE You cannot return rotating equipment that has been modified (moved or worked on) since its original issue. To return an item to a storeroom, complete the following steps: 1. Use the Search tab to select a storeroom. 2. Click the Issue tab. 3. Click Select Items for Return. 4. Use the table filter to locate the items you wish to return. For example, unused items on a work order.

5. Select items to return by checking the Select Row check box next to the row. You can select more than one item. If you select an item in error, click it again to clear the check box. NOTE An item can have been issued multiple times. Be careful to select the correct issue for return.

6. Click OK. 7. You can click View Details (triangle) to edit the Quantity returned for each returned item. 8. Click Save.

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MAXIMO lets you track equipment from purchase to salvage— from the beginning to the end of its life cycle. You can track equipment at a temporary location, or even in transit between locations. The Equipment module contains applications designed to track equipment and locations used by your company. The Equipment Module consists of four applications:
Application Equipment Function Used to create equipment records and store equipment numbers and corresponding information. Used to create location records and track equipment that might be used in multiple locations. Also used to build hierarchical or networked systems. Used to define failure codes and define the Problem, Cause, Remedy hierarchy. Used to define unlimited measurement points for equipment, and to specify alarm limits and associated work to be performed after reaching those limits.

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Understanding the Asset Catalog
MAXIMO includes a feature called the Asset Catalog to help companies track their increasingly complex list of assets. The Asset Catalog is a structured list of items and equipment organized by their attributes, such as type, color, or unit of measure. The Asset Catalog lets you structure your assets in organized hierarchies so that:
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You build the Asset Catalog using the Specifications tab on the Item Master, Equipment, and Locations applications. After assets are associated with specification templates, you can use the Asset Catalog Search page to search through MAXIMO to find the asset you are looking for. For information about how to find assets through the Asset Catalog, see “Searching the Asset Catalog” on page 68.

Asset Catalog Classification Levels
The Asset Catalog uses classifications and attributes to define specification templates. Each unique combination of classification levels becomes a separate Specification Template.
Level Classification Definition Level 1 — A general category used to represent a collection of assets that share certain attributes. Level 2 — Used to create subsets of items that fit into the same classification, but can be divided into smaller groups based on their attributes. Your system administrator can create up to four levels of subclassification. Example Pump

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You can define specification templates to include up to five classification levels and as many attributes as necessary to describe each asset. NOTE Asset Classification set up is described in the MAXIMO System Administrator’s Manual.

Understanding the Drilldown
The Drilldown is a graphical tool available from the Equipment or Location fields of an application. You use it to view and navigate equipment and location hierarchies, and to select a record to be returned as a value to the field. See “Using the Drilldown” on page 64 for more information. The Locations tab on the Drilldown is built by creating location hierarchies in the Locations application. The Equipment tab on the Drilldown is built by creating Equipment Assembly Structures in the Equipment application.

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Equipment/Location Priority
MAXIMO uses values between 0 and 999 to indicate priority for work orders, equipment, and locations. MAXIMO can use these different priority values to generate a calculated priority to help schedulers determine the overall priority of a work order among "competing" work orders for similar equipment or locations. You should assign a higher priority value to equipment and locations you can least afford to have down. Assign a lower priority value to those pieces of equipment or locations whose repairs can wait until more important work is finished. When assigning priorities to equipment that may move between different locations ("rotating equipment") note that in MAXIMO equipment priority supersedes location priority. The Loc/Eq Priority value that MAXIMO uses when calculating work priority uses the location priority only if there is no value specified for equipment priority. See “Work Order Priority” on page 81 for more information on recommended priority values.

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Equipment Application
The Equipment application stores equipment numbers and corresponding information, such as equipment location, vendor, up/down status, and maintenance costs for each piece of equipment. Tabs in the Equipment application let you build the equipment hierarchy, an arrangement of equipment, subassemblies, and spare parts. The equipment hierarchy provides a convenient way to rollup maintenance costs so that you can check accumulated costs at any level, at any time. It also makes it easy to find a particular equipment number. To access the Equipment application, select the Equipment icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Equipment or use the Go To link. Equipment Application

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Equipment Tabs
The Equipment application page contains eight tabs:
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The following actions are available from the Equipment Select Action Menu: View Status History — Use to view the status change history of a piece of equipment. Open Drilldown — Use to view the equipment hierarchy graphically via the Drilldown. Apply Item Assembly Structure — Use to build Equipment Assembly Structures and spare parts lists using an Item Assembly Structure as a template. View Work Orders and PMs — Use to view all work orders, PMs, routes, and service contracts for a piece of equipment. Reset Meter Readings — Use to zero meter readings for a piece of equipment. Update Average Units Per Day — Use to update the average units per day you expect for meters. Move Equipment — Use to move a piece of equipment to a new location within the same site or to another site in the organization, or associate a new parent. View Equipment Move History — Use to view the history of a piece of equipment’s movements. Zero Equipment Costs — Use to zero year-to-date and/or total equipment costs. This action operates on all equipment records and is typically used only at the end of the fiscal year. Change Item Number — Use to change the item number of a rotating equipment that is not in a storeroom location. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents.

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Equipment Application Duplicate Equipment — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which can then be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Equipment — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

Equipment Reports
The following reports are available for the Equipment application: Details of an Equipment’s Failures — Summarizes the failures, by problem code, for the equipment between the specified dates. Links are available to view these failures graphically. Problem codes are linked to the Drilldown into Equipment’s Failures report. Drilldown into Equipment’s Failures — Displays problem causes and remedies for selected problem code. Equipment Maintenance Cost Report — Lists transaction costs for selected equipment between the specified dates. If a piece of equipment record has children, you can drill down into their costs. Equipment List Report — Displays equipment number, description, and location for selected records. Equipment Cost Rollup Report — Displays an update of the Year-To-Date costs and equipment total costs. The list includes the option to update the database with the new equipment cost values. Summary of Equipment Failures by Location — Displays the total number of failures reported against the selected equipment during the specified time period.

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Using the Equipment Application
The Equipment application lets you create and maintain records for the equipment at your site. You can specify the location of equipment, its vendor, and its manufacturer. You also can connect the equipment to an equipment hierarchy.

Creating Equipment Records
MAXIMO recognizes two types of equipment records:
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To create an equipment record for a piece of equipment that will not be rotating equipment, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Equipment application. 2. Click the New Equipment button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Equipment tab, displaying a new Equipment record. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Equipment field and a description. Click the Long Description button if you need more space. NOTE If you want to move a piece of equipment from one site to another, the equipment's identifier must be unique at the organization level to perform the move. If there is already a piece of equipment with the same equipment number at the site to which you want to move the selected piece of

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Using the Equipment Application equipment, MAXIMO will not allow the equipment to be moved. 4. If this equipment has a parent, you can click the Detail Menu button on the Belongs To field and select the parent equipment. If the parent equipment is associated with a location, MAXIMO copies the location into the Location field. You can modify the field. 5. Fill in the other fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

6. Click Save.

Understanding Rotating Equipment
Rotating equipment are interchangeable pieces of equipment that are moved in and out of service as needed. The term is generally applied to equipment that can be repaired or refurbished rather than replaced, and can be used interchangeably at different locations or on different pieces of equipment. Pumps, motors, and fire extinguishers are examples of rotating equipment. Other terms for this kind of equipment include "rotating assets," "rotating parts," "stocked equipment," "serialized equipment," "serialized assets," "rotables," and "rotatable spares." Rotating equipment records also have a rotating item number to track the equipment as it moves from the storeroom to a piece of equipment or location, to repair, and so forth. Having both an equipment and item number lets you track identical pieces of equipment both individually, via their unique equipment numbers, and as a group, via their shared item number. For example, a company might have four identical centrifugal pumps (same make, same model), so all four pumps have the same item number. However, each pump has a unique history of use and repair, so each pump has a unique equipment number to let you track each pump individually.

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NOTE Before creating rotating equipment records, the rotating item first must be defined in the Item Master application. To create a rotating equipment record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Equipment application. 2. Click the New Equipment button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Equipment tab, displaying a new Equipment record. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Equipment field and a description. Click the Long Description button if you need more space. NOTE If you want to move a piece of equipment from one site to another, the equipment's identifier must be unique at the organization level to perform the move. If there is already a piece of equipment with the same equipment number at the site to which you want to move the selected piece of equipment, MAXIMO will not allow the equipment to be moved.

4. If this equipment has a parent, you can click the Detail Menu button on the Belongs To field and select the parent equipment. If the parent equipment is associated with a location, MAXIMO copies the location into the Location field. 5. Enter a rotating Item identifier in the Item field. 6. Fill in the other fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

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Understanding Equipment Assembly Structures
An Equipment Assembly Structure (EAS) is a hierarchical listing of equipment records. An EAS is the logical organization of pieces of equipment into a unit that reflects their physical connection. You also can add spare parts and inventory items to an EAS. The EAS serves two functions:
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Creating Equipment Assembly Structures
Equipment Assembly Structures can be built on either the Equipment tab or the Spare Parts tab in the Equipment application.
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Viewing Equipment Hierarchies
Using the Spare Parts tab on the Equipment application you can see the parents and all the children of the current record. You can also see the spare parts that have been defined for the equipment.
To view the: Current equipment Parent of the equipment Subassemblies Spare Parts Look in the: Equipment field Belongs To field Subassemblies table window Spare Parts table window

Instead of viewing the current equipment record, you might want to view the record for its parent or for one of the subassemblies.
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Applying Item Assembly Structures
Item Assembly Structures (IAS) are created in the Item Master application and can be used as templates for creating Equipment Assembly Structures. After you apply an IAS to an equipment record, the rotating and non-rotating items are copied into the equipment’s EAS, and the non-rotating items appear as spare parts. You typically apply an Item Assembly Structure to equipment when you first create the equipment record. You can apply an IAS to a piece of equipment by specifying the top-level item number in the Item field, then choosing the Apply Item Assembly Structure action. The rotating item at the top level of the IAS becomes a piece of rotating equipment after the IAS is applied to an equipment record.

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Using Meters
MAXIMO uses equipment meters as one criteria to generate PM work orders. PM frequency is based on elapsed time in days or in meter units used since the last work order was completed or targeted to start. The Meters tab lets you enter meter readings for two meters per equipment record. NOTE Enter only meter readings (which always increase), rather than gauge readings (which fluctuate). For more information about creating meters and entering meter readings, refer to the Help.

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The Locations application lets you enter and track locations for equipment and organize these locations into logical hierarchical or network systems. Using systems of locations and specifying the location for equipment on the equipment record provides the groundwork for gathering and tracking valuable information on the history of equipment, including its performance at specific sites, as it is moved from location to location. With locations organized into systems, you quickly can find a location in the Drilldown and identify the equipment at a specific location. You also can use the Locations application to create repair locations, courier locations, salvage locations, vendor locations, and define labor as locations. To access the Locations application, select the Equipment icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Locations or use the Go To link. Locations Application

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The Locations application page contains seven tabs:
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The following actions are available from the Locations Select Action Menu: Change Status — Use to change the status of the Location, for example, from planned to active. View Status History — Use to view the status change history of a location. Open Drilldown — Use to view the location hierarchy graphically via the Drilldown. Associate Systems with Location — Use to associate or disassociate the location with systems.

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Apply Item Assembly Structure — Use to apply an Item Assembly Structure to a location. View/Modify Parents — Use to view or modify parents for the location across systems. View Work Orders and PMs — Use to view all work orders, PMs, and routes for a location. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Location — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which can then be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Location — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

Locations Reports
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Locations are typically the places where equipment operates, but include any place that contains equipment, or where maintenance work might need to be performed. For example, a hallway might include lighting fixtures and a fire extinguisher, and would need to be painted periodically. Work order costs are typically charged to the location itself or to the equipment at a location. In addition to operating locations, equipment can be located in other "equipment type" locations. Other equipment type locations are vendor locations, salvage locations, and repair locations. You can track equipment not only as it moves from one location to another, but also as it moves to a vendor or repair location, and eventually, to salvage. Along with "equipment type" locations, there are "inventory type" locations such as labor and courier. Like a storeroom, these "locations" can maintain a balance of items issued from a storeroom. For example, if a courier is holding a number of parts, he is responsible for them until they are received into another location.

Preparing to Create Locations
Carefully review all topics on locations and systems in this guide before creating locations. Inserting location records and specifying parents and systems for the new locations creates relationships that are not easily undone after you establish them. The time and thought you invest in planning your locations and systems simplifies creating them, and makes it easier for users to navigate the Drilldown. CAUTION The first location you create in a hierarchical system becomes the top level location. You cannot change this.

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Operating locations are most useful when organized into systems. A location can be in more than one system at the same time. If you have selected a system you can specify a parent for the location. If you are specifying both a system and a parent, the parent must belong to the system. NOTE Carefully review all topics on locations and systems in this guide before creating locations. To create a new location record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Locations application. 2. Click the New Location button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Location tab, displaying a new Location record. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Location field and a description. Click the Long Description button if you need more space. 4. Choose a Type. 5. You can select a System. If the location is part of more than one system, you can add additional systems later using the Associate Systems with Location action. 6. You can specify a parent in the Belongs To field. A parent is required unless the system is a network. This field is read-only until a System is selected. 7. Fill in the other fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

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Understanding Location Systems
Location hierarchies let you group equipment and locations into areas of responsibility. A location hierarchy can be designed to include all locations in your plant against which work orders are written, and can track the movement of equipment into and out of locations. MAXIMO calls location hierarchies systems. Establishing one or more systems lets you build a logical model of the locations at your site by specifying their parent(s) and/or children. Locations can be placed into more than one system. Your primary system might divide an office building into floors, and the floors into offices. In this example, an office might belong to the primary system, the heating system, and the electrical system. You can add location records without organizing them into systems. However, organizing locations into named systems can help you manage your maintenance work more effectively by letting you see how a work order can affect equipment, locations, or systems beyond the specific equipment or location the work is to be done on. With operating locations organized into systems, you can find a location quickly via the Drilldown and identify the equipment at that location. NOTE Plan carefully before creating systems.

Planning Location Hierarchies
If the Drilldown is intended to be a primary means of accessing location data, proper planning of location hierarchies is necessary. While a large number of location or equipment records will not necessarily affect the performance of the Drilldown, a poorly constructed hierarchy can have a negative impact on Drilldown performance. A perfectly symmetrical hierarchy, containing 10 children at each level, and containing five levels below the top level could have over 100,000 records and have very good performance. But performance can be negatively affected if there are hundreds of children for any given parent. In addition, users may have difficulty finding locations if there are a large number of records at any given level of the hierarchy.

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Creating Hierarchical Systems
If you are entering location records for the first time, and no systems currently exist, you must create one. You use the Manage Systems action to create a new system, and also to designate your primary system. In general, first create the primary system, one intended to be the system to which all your operating locations belong. Having all your operating locations tied together in one complete primary system provides a solid foundation for using locations and systems. It might be the only system your site needs for tracking equipment. The primary system must be hierarchical, that is, it must have one top-level location as the “ancestor” of all other locations in the system. You can call this system Primary, Main, Plant, or whatever is appropriate for your site. NOTE The first location you add to a new hierarchical system becomes the top-level location in the system; for every location you add to the system after that, you must specify a parent location. Plan carefully before adding the first location to any new system. To define a new system, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a location record. 2. Choose Manage Systems from the Select Action menu. The Manage Systems page appears. 3. Click the New Row button. 4. In the System field, enter a name for the new system. 5. In the description field, enter a description.

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8. Click Save. If the location belongs to multiple systems, after defining the location, you can use the Associate Location with Systems action to specify additional systems.

Building a Location Hierarchy from an Item Assembly Structure
You can use an item’s Item Assembly Structure to create location records for rotating equipment associated with the item. When the same IAS is applied to both a location and equipment, a location hierarchy is created that matches the equipment hierarchy. An IAS can be applied multiple times, to different locations that require the same kind of equipment. To apply an IAS to a location, specify the top-level item number in the Item field on a location record, then choose the Apply Item Assembly Structure action. You then can create location records for any rotating items in the structure. Non-rotating items in the IAS are ignored in the location hierarchy. NOTE You can only apply an Item Assembly Structure (IAS) to a location if the location belongs to a system.

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Creating Network Systems
When you define a system, you can specify whether it is Hierarchical or Network using the Network? check box. If an association requires the system to be networked, MAXIMO does not automatically change the system to network. You must change the property of the system using the Manage Systems action, and then associate the location with the system. Examples of locations that might be organized as a network include a ventilation system or a piping system. NOTE You can change a system from a hierarchy to a network but not from a network back to a hierarchy.

Viewing Location Hierarchies
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Disassociating Locations and Deleting Systems
When you disassociate a location from a system, the location should not have any children that are associated with the same system. Delete the children from the Children table window present in the Locations main page, and then disassociate the system. NOTE Deleting children from the Children table window removes the association between the child and parent records, it does not delete the child location records from MAXIMO. You can delete a system only when it is not associated with any locations.

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Failure Codes Application
The Failure Codes application is used to build and display failure hierarchies, which help you construct accurate histories of the failures that affect your equipment and locations. After reporting and analyzing failure trends, you can take preventive measures. To access the Failure Codes application, select the Equipment icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Failure Codes or use the Go To link. Failure Codes Application

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Failure Codes Tabs
The Failure Codes application page contains three tabs:
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Search — Use to search the database using any combination of available fields. Failure Codes — Use to enter, view, and modify failure hierarchies. Attached Documents — Use to attach documents outside the MAXIMO database to a record. Once a document is attached, you can view, modify, and print the document from this tab.

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Failure Codes Actions
The following actions are available from the Failure Codes Select Action Menu: Copy Failure Hierarchy — Use to copy a single Problem and its associated Causes and Remedies from another failure class. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Failure Code — Use to create a copy of the current failure hierarchy, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Failure Code — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

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Failure Codes Reports
The following report is available for the Failure Codes application: Failure Code List Report — Displays the Failure Code and descriptions for selected records. These Failure Codes include Problems, Causes, and Remedies.

Using the Failure Codes Application
You use the Failure Codes application to create and store a hierarchical list of the equipment and location failures recognized within your company. A Failure Hierarchy is a chart that shows the possible causes of equipment failure. It also can be thought of as a tree structure that lists the possible solutions to equipment failure, and provides the paths to those solutions. The hierarchies are used on the Failure Reporting tab on the Work Order Tracking application to record equipment problems for future analysis. A failure hierarchy resembles an Equipment Assembly Structure or a location hierarchy, they each have a highest-level category that can have one or more levels beneath it. TIP Using failure codes on work orders can help reduce the number of duplicate work orders that are entered in the system.

Understanding the Failure Code Hierarchy
The failure class is at the very top of the failure hierarchy. Each level in the failure hierarchy beneath the failure class can contain one or more failure codes, which "belong to" the failure code in the next higher level. An individual failure code can have multiple children; each child in turn can have one or more child failure codes.

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Using the Failure Codes Application The MAXIMO failure hierarchy is built on a Problem—Cause— Remedy framework. By default, MAXIMO supplies a hierarchy containing these three levels:
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Building a Failure Hierarchy
Failure hierarchies are built from the top down. You can use existing failure codes and/or create new ones to build the hierarchy. You navigate the failure hierarchy from top to bottom. A Failure Hierarchy can be created all at once, or completed partially and added to later as necessary.

Creating a Failure Class Record
To create a failure class, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Failure Codes application. 2. Click the New Failure Code button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Failure Code tab, displaying a new Failure Code record. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Failure Class field and a description in the Description field. 4. Click Save. 250 Release 5.2, 12/2003

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Adding Child Levels to a Failure Code
The procedures for adding Problem, Cause, and Remedy level failure codes are the same with one exception: selecting the parent for Causes and Remedies. All Problem failure codes are children of the Failure Class, but note the labels for the Cause and Remedy tables, which indicate the parent levels for the records in each table window. To create the first level of the hierarchy: 1. Open or create a Failure Class record. 2. Under the Problems table, click New Row. The Row Details open. 3. In the Problem field, enter a value or click Select Value. 4. If necessary, enter a description. Click Long Description if you need more space. 5. Choose one of the following options:
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6. Click Save. CAUTION Before entering Causes or Remedies, check that the table window label reflects the correct parent for the failure code you are about to enter. To change the table label, click the appropriate row in the parent table window. To create the second level of the hierarchy: 1. If necessary, open a Failure Class record. 2. In the Problem table, select the failure code to which you want to add a cause, or child.

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Using the Failure Codes Application 3. Under the Causes table, click New Row. The Row Details open. 4. In the Cause field, enter a value or click Select Value. 5. If necessary, enter a description. Click Long Description if you need more space. 6. Choose one of the following options:
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7. Click Save. CAUTION Before entering Causes or Remedies, check that the table window label reflects the correct parent for the failure code you are about to enter. To change the table label, click the appropriate row in the parent table window. To create the third level of the hierarchy: 1. If necessary, open a Failure Class record. 2. In the Causes table, select the failure code to which you want to add a remedy, or child. 3. Under the Remedies table, click New Row. The Row Details open. 4. In the Remedy field, enter a value or click Select Value. 5. If necessary, enter a description. Click Long Description if you need more space.

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Failure Reporting
Failure reporting lets you identify and track equipment and location failures. You report failures via the Quick Reporting or Work Order Tracking applications. Note that in order to do failure reporting, the following conditions must be true:
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Failure analysis is how you examine equipment failure history, reported over a significant period of time. Use any equipment or location failure reports to look for breakdown trends, average time between failures, and so on. By correlating this failure information with other data available to you, for instance, preventive maintenance schedules for a piece of equipment or location, you can develop ways to reduce or limit equipment failures in the future. For example, you might want to review your preventive maintenance schedule, or you might be able to identify a branch of faulty inventory items.

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Condition Monitoring Application
You use the Condition Monitoring application to create and view measurement point records for your equipment. A measurement point record defines the limits of acceptable condition and performance measurements for a point or place on a piece of equipment. You can generate preventive maintenance (PM) work orders for equipment whose measurements are outside acceptable limits. To access the Condition Monitoring application, select the Equipment icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Condition Monitoring or use the Go To link. Condition Monitoring Application

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Condition Monitoring Tabs
The Condition Monitoring application page contains three tabs:
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Condition Monitoring Actions
The following actions are available from the Condition Monitoring Select Action Menu: Generate Work Order — Use to generate a work order based on the current record. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Delete Measure Point — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

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Condition Monitoring Reports
The following report is available for the Condition Monitoring application: Condition Monitoring List Report — Displays Measurement Point numbers and descriptions for selected records.

Using the Condition Monitoring Application
Condition Monitoring is tracking measured data on equipment and using that data to predict when preventive maintenance needs to be done. The type of data, for example, vibration, pressure, or temperature, depends on the equipment. The Condition Monitoring application tracks specific equipment performance through measurement points.

Understanding Measurement Points
Measurement points are records that you create in the Condition Monitoring application that define acceptable condition and performance measurements for a point or place on a piece of equipment. If recorded measurements show that a limit is reached or exceeded on a piece of equipment, after you generate work orders, MAXIMO creates a PM work order for the equipment.
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Measurement Point Limits
A measurement point record contains a range of values. There is an acceptable, safe operating range, as well as the upper and lower warning and action limits. The upper and lower limits are defined as follows:
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Entering a Measurement Point
You can have an unlimited number of measurement points for each piece of equipment. Measurement points are associated with the piece of equipment in the Equipment application. To enter a measurement point, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Condition Monitoring application. 2. Click the New Measure Point button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Condition Monitoring tab, displaying a new record. 3. Enter a description for the Measurement Point.

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Recording Measurements
Measurement data can be entered directly into MAXIMO or imported from an outside system. NOTE Measurement point data also can be entered in the Work Order Tracking and Quick Reporting applications. To enter measurement data by hand, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a measurement point in Condition Monitoring. 2. Select New Row in the Measurements table window. The Row Details open. 3. Enter a Date/Time and a Measurement value. 4. Choose one of the following options:
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Generating a Work Order
The History table window displays work orders that have been generated from the Condition Monitoring application in response to unacceptable measurements taken on the measurement point. All work orders shown were generated with the Generate Work Order action. This table does not display work orders generated from anywhere else, even if they involve work on the measurement point. NOTE In order for a work order to be generated from within Condition Monitoring, the PM field must specify a PM record ID. After a work order is generated, it appears in the History table window. The History table is read-only. To generate a work order based on a measurement point, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Condition Monitoring application. 2. Open a measurement point record using the Search tab. 3. Choose Generate Work Order from the Select Action menu. The Generate Work Order page appears. 4. You can modify the Effective Date. The default is the current system date and time. 5. You can enter additional information in the Memo field. 6. Choose either of the following:
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Chapter 8: Purchasing Module
Obtaining the materials and services required to do work is an important part of the maintenance process. As inventory balances decrease in the storerooms, you must replenish these balances. The Purchasing Module tracks requests for and purchases of materials and services. The Purchasing Module consists of six applications:
Application Purchase Requisitions Request for Quotation Purchase Orders Receiving Invoices Desktop Requisitions Function Used to ask the Purchasing Department to order materials or services. Used to request and manage vendor quotations. Used to purchase materials or services from an internal supplier or an external vendor. Used to receive materials into inventory and record the receipt of services. Used to record invoices and match against purchase orders and receipts for approval. Used to create self-service requisitions for items or services.

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Types of Purchase Orders
MAXIMO uses seven types of purchase orders:
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Blankets
A blanket type PO is similar to a price agreement type PO, because it functions as a kind of contract, rather than as an actual order for items or services. Unlike price agreements, blankets do not need to specify certain prices for certain items. Instead, blankets specify a vendor, a total dollar amount, regardless of the items purchased, and the dates when it is valid. To order items or services that are covered under the terms of a blanket, you must create a blanket release (or release).

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Change Orders
A change order is a duplicate purchase order generated from an approved purchase order. If you must change an approved PO that has no receipts, you might prefer to do so by creating a change order. The change order preserves the audit trail by retaining the original PO while you make the necessary changes to the change order PO.

Price Agreements
A price agreement type PO is essentially a contract with a vendor that specifies the prices of specific items from that vendor. To order the items specified in the agreement, use the ordinary PR and PO processes. MAXIMO automatically uses information from valid price agreements on the PR Lines and PO Lines tabs. On either tab, if you enter or select an item which has an agreement, MAXIMO uses the agreement values for the PR and PO lines. If more than one valid agreement exist for an item, MAXIMO prompts you to choose one.

Blanket Releases
A blanket release is a purchase order that you generate from the original blanket. You can create a blanket release as long as the following conditions are met:
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Your system administrator can set MAXIMO so it automatically approves release type POs generated from valid blankets. NOTE Release type POs cannot be duplicated using the Duplicate Purchase Order action. They also cannot be changed to a change (CHG) type PO.

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Purchase Requisitions Application
A purchase requisition (PR) is a written request issued internally to a purchasing department to order items or services. You can use the Purchase Requisitions application to create purchase requisitions for items, supplies, and services, or to create a purchase order (PO) from a purchase requisition. To access the Purchase Requisitions application, select the Purchasing icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Purchase Requisitions or use the Go To link. Purchase Requisitions Application

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The Purchase Requisitions application page contains four tabs:
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The following actions are available from the Purchase Requisitions Select Action Menu: Change Status — Use to change the status of a record. If the action is selected from the Results subtab of the Search tab, you can change the status of all selected records as a batch action. Route PR — Use to start or continue the record routing process in Workflow, or to reassign the record to another user. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. Stop Workflow — Use to stop the Workflow approval process and remove the document from Workflow. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. View Status/Workflow History — Use to view the status change history and Workflow information for a purchase requisition.Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. View Workflow Help — Use to view a Help topic for the Workflow In Box. Create PO — Use to create a purchase order from the purchase requisition. Release 5.2, 12/2003 265

Purchase Requisitions Application Add/Modify Order Unit Values — Use to add or modify the unit that is used when ordering an item, for example, case, feet, or roll. Add/Modify Standard Services — Use to add or modify standard service values. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. PR Details Report — Use to activate Reports and create and print a Details report for the selected record. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Purchase Requisition — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

Purchase Requisitions Reports
The following reports are available for the Purchase Requisitions application: Purchase Requisition List Report — Lists PR number, description, and status for selected records. Links are available via PR number to the Purchase Requisition Details report for individual PRs. Purchase Requisition Details Report — Lists the details of the selected record(s).

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Using the Purchase Requisitions Application
Sometimes maintenance work requires parts, materials, or services that you cannot supply from your own storerooms or labor pool. In this case, you must create a purchase requisition (PR). MAXIMO allows you to create two types of PRs:
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Creating Purchase Requisitions
Creating a purchase requisition is a two part process:
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Creating a PR — Recording the details of the requisition: who is requesting the purchase, when it is needed, where it should be shipped, and so forth. Adding Line Items — Listing the materials or services you are requesting to purchase.

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NOTE You also can create PRs from the Inventory application using the Reorder Items action. To create a purchase requisition manually, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Purchase Requisitions application. 2. Click the New Purchase Requisition button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the PR tab, displaying a new purchase requisition.

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3. Enter a description for the purchase requisition. Click the Long Description button if you need more space. 4. Fill in the other fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

5. Click Save.

Entering PR Line Items
To specify individual items or services for the purchase requisition, you use the PR Lines tab. A PR line can be an item or material from inventory, an item or material not from inventory, or a service. After the purchase requisition has been approved, you can assign its line items to one or more purchase orders. A purchase requisition can be closed after all its line items are assigned to a purchase order. A single purchase requisition can list items or services for several vendors, as vendors are not required to be specified on a PR. TIP If you are entering a series of items with similar information, you can speed data entry by entering values in one or more of the fields in the Default Table Data area. To enter PR line items manually, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a purchase requisition. 2. Click the PR Lines tab. 3. Click New Row. The Row Details open.

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6. Fill in the other required fields. If the item does not have a unit price recorded in the database, you must to enter a Quantity and Unit Cost. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

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Requisitioning Spare Parts
If you know the piece of equipment that parts are being requisitioned for, you can use the Select Spare Parts button on the PR Lines table window to facilitate creating your requisition. You have two options when using the Select Spare Parts button.
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For more information about the IPC, see “Searching the Illustrated Parts Catalog” on page 69, or refer to the IPC Help. To requisition spare parts, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a purchase requisition. 2. Click the PR Lines tab. 3. Click Select Spare Parts. The Select Equipment Spare Parts page appears. 4. Enter a value in the Enter Equipment to search for Spare Parts field. 5. Click Refresh. MAXIMO displays the equipment’s spare parts. 6. Select spare parts by checking the Select Row check box next to the row. You can select more than one part. If you select a part in error, click the part again to clear the check box. 7. Click OK. MAXIMO copies the items to the PR Lines table.

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Requisitioning Vendor Items
If the requisition is for a specific vendor, you can use the Vendor Items button on the PR Lines table window to facilitate creating your purchase requisition. This button displays all items that have been purchased from the selected vendor in the past. To requisition vendor items, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a purchase requisition. 2. Click the Detail Menu button on the Company field to select a vendor. 3. Click the PR Lines tab. 4. Click Vendor Items. The Select Items from Vendor List page appears displaying the items in the specified vendor’s catalog. 5. Select items by checking the Select Row check box next to the row. You can select more than one item. If you select an item in error, click it again to clear the check box. 6. Click OK. MAXIMO copies the items to the PR Lines table.

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Using the Purchase Requisitions Application 7. Click the View Details button (triangle) to modify the item data, for example to enter a Storeroom. NOTE If the item does not have a unit price recorded in the database, you must to enter a Quantity, Cost, and charge value. The charge value can be a storeroom, work order, location, equipment, or GL Account code.

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Creating a PO from a PR
MAXIMO lets you create a purchase order directly from a single purchase requisition. When creating a PO from a PR, MAXIMO copies all of the line items and other relevant information from the PR to a single PO. NOTE Your system administrator can configure MAXIMO to automatically close a PR once all its lines have been copied to a PO. To create a purchase order from a purchase requisition, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a PR in Purchase Requisitions. 2. Choose Create PO from the Select Action menu. The Create PO page appears. 3. Enter a PO number or click Autonumber. 4. If necessary, enter a Description for the PO. 5. Click OK. MAXIMO creates the PO.

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Generating POs from Price Agreements and Blankets
When items are covered by a valid price agreement or blanket purchase order, MAXIMO lets you automatically generate approved POs for price agreements and blanket releases. After the PR is approved, MAXIMO automatically generates the POs. NOTE In order for MAXIMO to perform this function, your system administrator must enable it.

Purchase Requisitions Statuses
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Request for Quotation Application
A request for quotation (RFQ) is a request that is sent out to one or more potential vendors. In the request, you can ask for specific costs and conditions for the delivery of an item or service. Using RFQs lets you manage quotations in order to make the best purchasing decision. The Request for Quotation application lets you create requests and store quotations to assess which vendor best fits your needs. To access the Request for Quotation application, select the Purchasing icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Request for Quotation or use the Go To link. Request For Quotation Application

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Request for Quotation Tabs
The Request for Quotation application page contains six tabs:
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Search — Use to search the database using any combination of available fields. RFQ — Use to enter, view, or modify general information about the RFQ, including a description of the RFQ, the desired date of the response, the close date of the RFQ, and other information pertinent to this specific quotation RFQ Lines — Use to enter the line items or services that require quotations, including the items, quantities desired, and other item-specific information. Vendors — Use to enter the vendors the RFQ is being sent to. Quotations — Use to record, compare, and award quotations received from vendors. Attached Documents — Use to attach documents outside the MAXIMO database to a record. Once a document is attached, you can view, modify, and print the document from this tab.

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The following actions are available from the Request for Quotation Select Action Menu: Change Status — Use to change the status of a record. If the action is selected from the Results subtab of the Search tab, you can change the status of all selected records as a batch action. Route RFQ — Use to start or continue the record routing process in Workflow, or to reassign the record to another user. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. Stop Workflow — Use to stop the Workflow document approval process. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO.

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Request for Quotation Application View Status/Workflow History — Use to view the status change history and Workflow information for a request for quotation. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. View Workflow Help — Use to view a Help topic for the Workflow In Box. Copy PR Line Items to RFQ — Use to copy purchase request lines to a request for quotation. Add/Modify Order Unit Values — Use to add or modify the unit that is used when ordering an item, for example, case, feet, or roll. Add/Modify Standard Services — Use to add or modify standard service values. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. RFQ Details Report — Use to activate Reports and create and print a Details report for the selected record. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate RFQ — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which can then be modified and saved as a new record. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

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Request for Quotation Reports
The following reports are available for the Request for Quotation application: Request for Quotation List Report — Lists RFQ number, description, and status for selected records. Request for Quotation Details Report — Lists details of the selected record(s). RFQ Vendor Details — Lists previous vendor performance and quotation details of those vendors requested to bid on an RFQ. Available via link from the Request for Quotation List report. RFQ Vendor Contacts — Lists vendor contact information for those vendors requested to bid. Includes a link to send e-mail directly the vendors. Available via link from the RFQ Vendor Details report.

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Using the Request for Quotations Application

Using the Request for Quotations Application
Circumstances at your company might require you to obtain quotations from several vendors before deciding from whom to purchase materials or services. With the Request for Quotation application, you can:
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Create requests for quotations. Analyze quotations in order to make more informed purchasing decisions. Use the information you collect to create purchase orders, including price agreement type purchase orders.

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A request for proposal (RFP) is similar to an RFQ, but is generally used for a large number of items or services. You can use the RFQ application to process RFPs. Within MAXIMO Requests for Proposals are referred to as Requests For Quotations. You create an RFQ under the following circumstances:
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The stock count of a stocked item drop below a certain level and you must make another bulk order. A requisition is received for an item or service that requires a quotation each time the item or service is ordered, due to price or other requirements. Someone at your site requests a quote for an item or service. It can be for a typically stocked item or for a unique item not usually ordered, such as a special order or non-stocked item. Commodity bulk buying must be done for a certain period of time. It is typical for many items with common commodity codes. The quotation might not be copied to a PO immediately, but the pricing is set.

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The RFQ Process
The RFQ process has three stages: 1. Creating the RFQ, including the following data:
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general information on the RFQ tab line items for quotation on the RFQ Lines tab vendors to include on the Vendors tab

2. Recording and analyzing the quotations received from vendors. 3. Awarding the quotation to a vendor.

Creating an RFQ
You can create a new RFQ two ways:
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manually by copying line items from one or more existing purchase requisitions

Creating an RFQ Manually
You can create an RFQ by manually entering the necessary information in the RFQ application. To create a request for quotation, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Request for Quotation application. 2. Click the New RFQ button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the RFQ tab, displaying a new RFQ record. The RFQ status default is INPRG. 3. Enter a description for the request for quotation.

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5. Click Save.

Copying PR Lines to an RFQ
You can create an RFQ from an existing purchase requisition by copying PR line items to the RFQ. NOTE The RFQ must have a status of INPRG to copy PR lines to it. To copy purchase requisition lines to a request for quotation, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create an RFQ. 2. Click the RFQ Lines tab. 3. Choose Copy PR Line Items to RFQ from the Select Action menu. The Copy PR Line Items to RFQ page appears, displaying all purchase requisition lines. 4. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a line. 5. Select lines by checking the Select Row check box next to the row. You can select more than one line. If you select a line in error, click it again to clear the check box. 6. Click either
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Adding Vendors to an RFQ
When you create an RFQ, you typically list the vendor or vendors who will receive the RFQ. If you intend to enter quotations from vendors on the Quotations tab, you must enter the vendors on the Vendors tab prior to changing the status to SENT. NOTE The RFQ status must be INPRG in order to add vendors. Vendor records must exist in the Companies application before they can be listed on an RFQ. To add vendors to an RFQ: 1. Create a new RFQ or open an existing RFQ with a status of INPRG. 2. Click the Vendors tab. 3. Click New Row. The Row Details open. 4. Enter a value in the Vendor field or click Detail Menu to select a vendor. 5. If necessary, edit the vendor information to make it specific for this vendor and RFQ. NOTE Changes to vendor information entered on the Vendor tab do not affect vendor records in the Companies application.The data you enter here is specific to the RFQ. If you need to make permanent vendor information changes, make them in the Companies application.

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Recording Quotation Lines
After you create an RFQ and send it to vendors, you receive responses from them including price, quantity, and other relevant information. The vendor can return a quotation for all lines, some lines, or just one line. The next step in the RFQ process is to record the information you receive from vendors, analyze that information, and then award each RFQ line to the vendor of your choice. When recording vendor information and awarding quotation lines to vendors, you use both the Vendor and the Quotations tabs. To record quotation lines for a request for quotation, complete the following steps: 1. Open an RFQ record using the Search tab. 2. Check that the RFQ status is SENT or COMP. 3. Click the Vendors tab. 4. In the RFQ Vendors table, click View Details (triangle) for the vendor. The Row Details open. 5. Enter the Vendor Quote # and Date of Vendor’s Reply. 6. Click Done to close the Row Details 7. Click the Quotations tab. 8. Click a row on the Vendor subtab to select a vendor. The label on the Quotations for Vendor table changes. 9. Click Select RFQ Lines. The Select RFQ Lines page appears. 10. Select RFQ Lines by checking the Select Row check box next to the row. You can select more than one row. If you select a row in error, click it again to clear the check box.

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Done to close the Row Details Delete to delete the row

14. Repeat steps 3 through 13 until all quotations for each vendor have been entered. 15. Click Save.

Awarding Quotation Lines to Vendors
After all quotations are received, they can be compared against one another to select the one that best meets your criteria. You can use the Item subtab of the Quotations tab to view all vendor quotations for a single item. You can award quotations to make the conversion from an RFQ to a PO easier. You can award quotations on a line-by-line basis. However, an RFQ does not require that you award quotations. Quotations are awarded on the Quotations tab, in the Quotations for Vendor table window of the Vendor subtab.

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Awarding All Quotation Lines to a Single Vendor
To award all quotation lines to a single vendor, complete the following steps: 1. Open an RFQ record using the Search tab. 2. Click the Quotations tab. 3. Click a row on the Vendor subtab to select a vendor. The label on the Quotations for Vendor table changes to indicate the vendor. 4. Click Award All. 5. Click Save.

Awarding Individual Quotation Lines
TIP The Awarded? field of the Quotations for Vendor table window can be edited from the table window, without opening the Row Details. To award vendor lines individually to different vendors, complete the following steps: 1. Open an RFQ record using the Search tab. 2. Click the Quotations tab. 3. Click a row on the Vendor subtab to select the vendor. The label on the Quotations for Vendor table changes to indicate the vendor. 4. Click the row that you want to award. 5. Click the Awarded? check box. 6. Repeat steps 3 - 5 for each row you wish to award. 7. Click Save.

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Creating a PO from an RFQ
Before a PO can be created from an RFQ, the vendor’s quotations must be recorded and RFQ lines must be awarded. POs can be created for one vendor at a time. To create a purchase order from a request for quotation, complete the following steps: 1. Open an RFQ record using the Search tab. 2. Click the Vendors tab. 3. In the RFQ Vendors table click View Details (triangle) for the vendor. The Row Details open. 4. Click Create PO. The Create PO page appears. 5. Enter a PO number or click Autonumber. 6. If necessary, enter a Description for the PO. 7. Click OK. MAXIMO creates a PO for all line items awarded to the vendor.

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RFQ Statuses
An RFQ can have six possible statuses:
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INPRG — New RFQs are created with a status of INPRG. Some default fields are read-only. READY — Ready to be sent to vendors. You no longer can edit information on the RFQ or RFQ Lines tabs. All fields are readonly. SENT — Sent to vendors. The RFQ and RFQ Lines tabs are read-only. The Vendor tab can be edited, to allow recording of quotations, but new vendors cannot be added. COMP — Completed, meaning all quotations have been received. This status is used to prevent changes to the RFQ between awarding RFQ lines and creating POs. All fields are read-only except Quotation Lines. CLOSE — Closed, meaning all RFQ lines have been copied to POs. All fields are read-only, and records can no longer be modified. CANCEL — The RFQ has been canceled. You cannot delete an RFQ after you save it, but you can cancel it as long as no quotations have been awarded and no POs have been created. All fields are read-only, and records can no longer be modified.

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Purchase Orders Application
A purchase order (PO) is an authorized order from a purchasing agent or department to an internal supplier or external vendor. You can use the Purchase Orders application to create purchase orders, either from purchase requisitions (PRs), requests for quotation (RFQs), or from scratch. You also can create blanket purchase orders, releases, pricing agreements, and change orders. To access the Purchase Orders application, select the Purchasing icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choosing Purchase Orders or use the Go To link. Purchase Order Application

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Purchase Orders Tabs
The Purchase Orders application page contains four tabs:
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Search — Use to search the database using any combination of available fields. PO — Use to enter, view, or modify POs, either from PRs, RFQs, or from scratch. PO Lines — Use to enter, view, or modify line items on the PO; also to view summary information from the Material Receipts and Service Receipts tabs in the Receiving application. Attached Documents — Use to attach documents outside the MAXIMO database to a record. Once a document is attached, you can view, modify, and print the document from this tab.

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Purchase Orders Actions
The following actions are available from the Purchase Orders Select Action Menu: Change Status — Use to change the status of a record. If the action is selected from the Results subtab of the Search tab, you can change the status of all selected records as a batch action. Route Purchase Order — Use to start or continue the record routing process in Workflow, or to reassign the record to another user. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. Stop Workflow — Use to stop the Workflow document approval process. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. View Status/Workflow History — Use to view the status change history and Workflow information for a purchase order. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. View Workflow Help — Use to view a Help topic for the Workflow In Box.

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Purchasing Module Copy PR Line Items to PO — Use to copy purchase request lines to a purchase order. Create Change Order — Use to create a duplicate PO from an approved or printed PO. Typically, you do this to change values, such as quantity or cost, after the PO has been approved. Create Blanket PO — Use to create a blanket type PO. Create Blanket Release — Use to create a purchase order generated from a blanket type PO. Create Pricing Agreement PO — Use to create a pricing agreement type PO. View Blanket PO — Use this action from a blanket PO to view blanket details, including amount remaining on the blanket. Complete Receipts — Use to complete receipts for a PO when there are still items outstanding that you do not expect to receive. View Invoice Lines — Use to view related invoice lines. View PR Line Items — Use to view all the PO lines on the current purchase order, and all related purchase requisitions and PR lines that are referenced on the purchase order. Add/Modify Order Unit Values — Use to add or modify the unit that is used when ordering an item, for example, case, feet, or roll. Add/Modify Standard Services — Use to add or modify standard service costs. Move Equipment — Use to move a piece of equipment to a new location within the same site or to another site in the organization, or associate a new parent. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Purchase Order Details Report — Use to activate Reports and create and print a Details report for the selected record. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents.

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Purchase Orders Application Duplicate Purchase Order — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

Purchase Orders Reports
The following reports are available for the Purchase Orders application: Purchase Order List Report — Lists PO number, description, vendor, required date, vendor delivery date, and status for selected records. Links are available via PO number to the PO Details report and via status to the PO Status report. Purchase Order Status Details — Lists PO status history, and material and service receipts for the PO. Purchase Order Details Report — Lists the details, including lines, of the selected purchase order. E-Commerce Details — Lists the details of e-commerce transactions for purchase orders that are e-commerce enabled. Available via link from the Purchase Order List report.

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Using the Purchase Orders Application
You can use a number of different methods to create a purchase order. You can create a purchase order in the following ways:
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from a PR in the Purchase Requisitions application from an RFQ in the Request for Quotation application using the inventory reorder actions in the Inventory application creating a new purchase order record in the Purchase Orders application

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The Purchase Orders application also lets you generate an internal PO against another storeroom. You can think of a storeroom-to-storeroom purchase as a “transfer order,” or an “internal PO," since MAXIMO uses the Purchase Orders and Issues and Transfers applications to track these types of item movements.

Creating a Purchase Order
A purchase order can list items or services for a single vendor only. If you have multiple purchase requisitions for the same vendor, you can combine them in a single PO. To create a purchase order, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Purchase Order application. 2. Click the New Purchase Order button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the PO tab, displaying a new purchase order. Some fields might show default values. 3. Enter a description or purpose for the PO.

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Using the Purchase Orders Application 4. Fill in the other fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. You can edit default values that are not read-only. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

5. Enter Vendor, Ship To, and Bill To information. 6. Click Save. To specify individual items or services for the purchase order, use the PO Lines tab.

Adding PO Lines
After you create the purchase order you must list which items, materials, and services you are buying. To specify individual items or services for the purchase order, you use the PO Lines tab. A line can be an item or material from inventory, an item or material not from inventory, or a service. The procedure for adding PO lines is similar for items, materials, and services with the following exceptions:
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Inventory Items that already exist in the MAXIMO database can be selected using any of the following methods:
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Click the Select Spare Parts button if you are purchasing parts for a piece of equipment. Click the Vendor Items button to select from a list of items supplied by the vendor. Click New Row to open the Row Details, then click Detail Menu on the Item field and go to the Item Master or Inventory applications, or search the Asset Catalog.

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Services are indicated by selecting the Service? check box in the Row Details. Services require a description, line cost, and charge value. The charge value can be a work order, location, equipment, or GL Account code. Materials not in inventory can be defined in the Row Details. You must to enter a description, quantity, cost, and charge value. The charge value can be a work order, location, equipment, or GL Account code.

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Understanding Standard Services
Standard services are costs that are incurred on the purchase order as a whole, for example, taxes and shipping. While standard services can be recorded on the PO Lines tab, it is not required as the costs might not be known at the time the PO is created. Standard costs can be entered on a purchase order or on an Invoice. Some companies might require estimates of standard services for PO approvals. You can enter the estimate on the PO and update the information after the invoice is received.

Entering PO Lines Manually
You can enter line items manually, copy them from a requisition, or create them from a request for quotation (RFQ). For more information about adding PO lines, refer to the Help. TIP If you are entering a series of items with similar information, you can speed data entry by entering values in one or more of the fields in the Default Table Data area. To enter purchase order lines, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a purchase order. 2. Click the PO Lines tab. 3. Click New Row. The Row Details open.

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Using the Purchase Orders Application 4. Do one of the following tasks:
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Fill in the Item and Description fields if the line item is an item or material. Select the Service? check box if the line item is a service. Services require a description, Line Cost, and charge value.

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5. Enter a charge value. The charge value can be a storeroom, work order, location, equipment, or GL Account code. NOTE Services cannot be charged to storerooms.

6. Fill in the other required fields. If the item does not have a unit price recorded in the database, you must to enter a Quantity, and Unit Cost. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

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Creating a Price Agreement
A price agreement type PO is essentially a contract with a vendor that specifies the prices of specific items from that vendor. Cost totals are not displayed on a price agreement since it is not an actual order, and price agreements do not have cost restrictions. You create price agreement type POs using the Create Pricing Agreement PO action. When you create an agreement type PO, MAXIMO uses the Bill To and Ship To information for the site you are logged into. You can change these defaults to any other valid address for your organization. If you create lines for the price agreement, you also must define charge information. The charge value can be against a storeroom, work order, location, equipment, or GL Account code. By default new price agreements have the Private? check box selected, indicating that the price agreement is only valid for your site. Price agreements can be set up to be used throughout an organization. By clearing the Private? check box on the PO tab, the agreement becomes available to all sites in the organization. NOTE If you create a price agreement after creating a PR for the vendor, and before creating a PO from that PR, you first must update the PR by selecting an agreement from the View Agreement page, in order to have the agreement price applied to the PO. For more information on creating price agreements, refer to the Help.

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Creating a Blanket
A blanket type PO is similar to a price agreement type PO, because it can function as a kind of contract rather than as an actual order for items or services. Blankets specify a vendor, a total dollar amount, regardless of the items purchased, and the dates when it is valid. Items can also be specified on a Blanket agreement. You create blanket type POs using the Create Blanket PO action. By default new blankets have the Private? check box selected, indicating that the blanket is valid for only your site. Blankets can be set up to be used throughout an organization. By clearing the Private? check box on the PO tab, the blanket becomes available to all sites in the organization. For more information on creating blankets, refer to the Help.

Creating a Blanket Release
You create blanket releases from valid blanket purchase orders using the Create Blanket Release action. You can choose from the available public blankets for your site and organization. For more information on using blankets, refer to the Help.

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Creating a Change Order
A change order is a duplicate purchase order generated from an approved purchase order. You preserve the audit trail by keeping the original PO, and making the necessary changes to the change order. You can create a change order only if the following conditions are met:
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The status of the PO is APPR or INPRG. The PO type is not REL (a blanket release). If none of the line items on the original PO have been received. You have Signature Security authorization to do so.

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Cancels the original PO. Creates a new, duplicate PO with the status of WAPPR.

You use the Create Change Order action to create a change order. To create a change order, complete the following steps: 1. Open a PO record using the Search tab. 2. Select Create Change Order from the Select Action menu. MAXIMO displays a message that a new PO has been created and displays the change order. 3. Edit the fields and PO lines as needed. 4. Click Save.

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Purchase Order Statuses
A PO can have five possible statuses:
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WAPPR — Waiting for Approval. New POs are created with a status of WAPPR. Some default fields are read-only. INPRG — In progress. All fields are read-only. APPR — Approved. All fields are read-only. CAN — Canceled. All fields are read-only, and the record can no longer be modified. CLOSE — Closed. All fields are read-only, and the record can no longer be modified. POs can be closed only if all lines have been received, and if lines that require inspection have been approved.

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Receiving Application
The Receiving application makes it possible to receive ordered materials into inventory, as well as record the receipt of services provided by vendors. To access the Receiving application, select the Purchasing icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Receiving or use the Go To link. Receiving Application

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Receiving Tabs
The Receiving application page contains four tabs:
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Search — Use to search the database using any combination of available fields. Material Receipts — Use to report materials received on a PO. Service Receipts — Use to report services received on a PO. Attached Documents — Use to attach documents outside the MAXIMO database to a record. Once a document is attached, you can view, modify, and print the document from this tab.

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Receiving Actions
The following actions are available from the Receiving Select Action Menu: Approve Receipts — Use to approve service and material receipts that require inspection. Receive Rotating Items — Used to enter equipment identifiers and other related information for rotating items. Add/Modify Order Unit Values — Use to add or modify the unit that is used when ordering an item, for example, case, feet, or roll. Add/Modify Standard Services — Use to add or modify standard service values. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help. 300 Release 5.2, 12/2003

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Receiving Reports
The following reports are available for the Receiving application: Purchase Order List Report — Lists PO number, description, vendor, required date, vendor delivery date, and status for selected records. Links are available via PO number to the PO Details report and via status to the PO Status report. Purchase Order Status Details — Lists PO status history, and material and service receipts for the PO. Receipts List Report — Lists PO number, description, PO status, and Receipt Status for selected records. Links are available via the PO number to the PO Details report.

Using the Receiving Application
In a large company, you might have a centralized purchasing department for several sites, but materials and services would need to be received at each individual site. The Receiving application allows both materials and services to be received and recorded in the database after they are delivered to a site. Material receipts refers to data associated with items used for work done on site by your company’s employees, for example, quantities and lot numbers. After inventory items are received against a purchase order, the quantities in inventory are updated, and an inventory transaction is generated. You also can receive materials not tracked in inventory, but that require a purchase order. For example, you might order a catered lunch or a new desk, neither of which would be stored in inventory or tracked by an item number. You would want, however, to track them on purchase orders and receipts. Service receipts refers to data associated with any service provided by a vendor or contractor, such as repairs to equipment. The service can be performed on or off site. You specify service purchases either in terms of a quantity and a unit cost, or as a single lump sum amount. Whichever terms you use on the service PO must be the same on the corresponding receipt transaction, which you record on the Service Receipts tab.

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Receiving Materials
You use the Material Receipts tab to enter information about items received on an approved PO. You can copy all the PO line items to the Material Receipts tab's table window if the entire order has been received, or you can enter partial receipts. You also can record receipt of the materials ordered on the PO and note any discrepancies between what you ordered, received, and rejected. When you record an item receipt, MAXIMO creates an inventory transaction for that item or charges the work order, equipment, or location if the item is a direct issue. MAXIMO increases the balance of the item for the indicated storeroom by the quantity of the receipt and decreases the quantity on order by the quantity received. After you save a receipt, the fields on the Material Receipts tab become read-only. NOTE Lotted items require that a lot number be specified before the line is saved.

Receiving Materials as Ordered
To receive materials that have arrived as ordered, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Receiving application. 2. Open an approved PO using the Search tab. 3. Click Select Ordered Items. The Select Ordered Items page appears. 4. Click the Select All check box in the column header. MAXIMO checks all the Select Row check boxes. 5. Click OK. MAXIMO copies the ordered items to the Material Receipts table window.

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Purchasing Module 6. You can choose Approve Receipts from the Select Action menu if the materials require inspection. 7. Click Save.

Receiving Partial Shipments
Sometimes purchases are not received as ordered. For example, if items are back ordered, or parts of a large shipment arrive separately. Use the following procedure for receipts where the only part of the order has arrived. To receive partial shipments of materials, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Receiving application. 2. Open an approved PO record using the Search tab. 3. Click Select Ordered Items. The Select Ordered Items page appears. 4. Select lines by checking the Select Row check box next to the row. You can select more than one line. If you select a line in error, click it again to clear the check box. 5. Click OK. MAXIMO copies the selected items to the Material Receipts table window. 6. If necessary, edit the Quantity field and add Remarks. 7. You can choose Approve Receipts from the Select Action menu if the materials require inspection. 8. Click Save.

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Receiving Materials with Changes
You might need to make changes when recording an item's receipt on the Material Receipts tab, for example, you might need to:
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You use the Row Details to modify the receiving details for each line item that is received. NOTE If you record an item as rejected, your entry in the Quantity field for the same line item represents the items you are keeping (that is, the good items), not the total number of items in the shipment.

Receiving Rotating Items
Items that are also considered equipment, such as pumps and motors, can be stocked in inventory and rotated in and out of use in different locations. This rotating equipment has both an equipment number and a rotating item number, allowing it to be tracked as equipment and as an inventory item, depending on its location at any given time. If you purchase a new item that will act as rotating equipment, it must have an equipment identifier specified when it is received. You create and save a receipt, then use the Receive Rotating Items action to specify an equipment identifier and to record serial numbers for the items. The Receive Rotating Items page includes an Apply IAS button for each line, allowing you to apply an existing Item Assembly Structure the each new equipment record as it is received.

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Returning Materials
Sometimes items that have been received must be returned. This might occur when items are rejected and are being shipped back to the vendor. You use the Select Items for Return button on the Material Receipts tab to return received items, creating a receipt with a negative quantity. NOTE You can return materials as long as the purchase order for the items is not a history record (status = CLOSE). To return materials to the vendor, complete the following steps: 1. Open a receipt record using the Search tab. MAXIMO switches to the Material Receipts tab. 2. Click Select Items for Return. The Select Items for Return page appears. 3. Select items by checking the Select Row check box next to the row. You can select more than one item. If you select an item in error, click it again to clear the check box. 4. Click OK. MAXIMO copies the selected items to the Materials Receipt table window. 5. Click View Details (triangle) next to the row with the negative quantity. TIP Use the Received Date column to help you determine which row is the current return transaction.

6. Edit the Quantity field to display the quantity returned.

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Receiving Services
By default, when MAXIMO creates PR or PO lines for services, the Receipt Required? check box is clear and you do not need to receive the service lines. When these service lines are recorded in the Invoices application MAXIMO automatically generates the receipt. If your company requires receipts for services, you use the Service Receipts tab to record services received against an approved purchase order. You can copy all the PO line items to the Service Receipts table window if all services have been received, or you can enter partial receipts. In general, two things happen:
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You also can record the receipt of services using Labor Reporting if the services are performed by a contractor listed in the Labor application. To receive services, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Receiving application. 2. Open a PO record using the Search tab. 3. Click the Service Receipts tab.

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Invoices Application
An invoice is a bill from a vendor for delivered products or services. The Invoices application lets you record invoices as well as debit and credit notes from vendors, and match invoice details against purchase orders (POs) and receipts. It also lets you create invoices for which there are no receipts. In addition, you can create an invoice for a parent company for goods and services rendered through any of its branches, and you can create an invoice for a branch company for goods and services rendered through its parent company. To access the Invoices application, select the Purchasing icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Invoices or use the Go To link. Invoices Application

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Invoices Tabs
The Invoices application page contains four tabs:
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The following actions are available from the Invoices Select Action Menu: Change Status — Use to change the status of a record. If the action is selected from the Results subtab of the Search tab, you can change the status of all selected records as a batch action. Route Invoice — Use to start or continue the record routing process in Workflow, or to reassign the record to another user. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. Stop Workflow — Use to stop the Workflow document approval process. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. View Status/Workflow History — Use to view the status change history and Workflow information for an invoice. Workflow is an optional component of MAXIMO. View Workflow Help — Use to view a Help topic for the Workflow In Box. Allocate Services — Use to distribute standard service costs across all invoice line items.

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Invoices Application Add/Modify Order Unit Values — Use to add or modify the unit that is used when ordering an item, for example, case, feet, or roll. Add/Modify Standard Services — Use to add or modify standard service values. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Invoice Details Report — Use to activate Reports and create and print a Details report for the selected record. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Invoice — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Invoice — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

Invoices Reports
The following reports are available for the Invoices application: Invoice List Report — Lists invoice and description for selected records. Invoice Details Report — Lists details of the selected record(s).

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Using the Invoices Application
After you purchase materials and services, your company receives bills, or invoices, from the vendors. After you receive an invoice from a vendor, the vendor invoice information must be entered into the MAXIMO database. Entering the invoice lets you match the invoice information against purchase orders and receipts of materials and services, so that the invoice can be approved and routed to Accounts Payable. MAXIMO allows you to create three types of invoices:
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You also can enter invoices for bills, such as rent or phone bills, which do not require purchase orders or receipts. After you create an invoice that refers to a purchase order, MAXIMO attempts to match the invoice to other purchasing records. If MAXIMO fails to find a match, a message appears.

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Entering an Invoice
Use the Invoices application to record vendor invoices as you receive them. The invoice you create can represent one of these invoice types:
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To enter an invoice in MAXIMO, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Invoice application. 2. Click the New Invoice button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Invoice tab, displaying a new Invoice record. 3. Enter a description for the invoice.

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5. Fill in the other fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

6. Click Save.

Entering Invoice Lines
From the Invoice Lines tab, you can match the vendor invoice information to the PO and copy the appropriate lines from the PO to the Invoice Lines tab. You can use the Invoice Lines tab and its actions to:
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Enter invoice line items. Change order units and standard services. Enter multiple POs for a single invoice. Distribute costs across line items. Add taxes to the cost of line items. Add standard service costs to the cost of the line item by allocating services.

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Standard Services
Sometimes, an invoice includes a cost that was not part of the PO. MAXIMO refers to these costs as Standard Services. Standard Services are line items on an invoice that are not on a purchase order, for example, installation or freight costs. Costs such as telephone bills or utilities also would appear in this category. You enter standard service costs using the Add/Modify Standard Services action.

Copying PO Lines to an Invoice
MAXIMO lets you select any purchase order, material receipt, or service receipt line items and copy them directly to the Invoice Lines tab. To copy PO line items to an invoice, the following conditions must be met:
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4. Select lines by selecting the Select Row check box next to the row. You can select more than one line. If you select a line in error, click it again to clear the check box. 5. Click OK. MAXIMO copies the selected lines to the Invoice Lines table window. 6. If necessary you can click the View Details button (triangle) to edit the invoice lines. 7. Click Save.

Entering Invoice Lines Manually
Not all invoices from vendors have a one-to-one correspondence of invoice to PO. And at times, you might receive an invoice, such as a phone bill, which has no PO. When you receive an invoice which has no PO, you must create the invoice and enter the information manually. NOTE Invoice lines created using the following procedure are service type lines, that is, they have the Service? check box selected.

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Using the Invoices Application To enter invoice lines, complete the following steps: 1. Create a new invoice or open an existing invoice using the Search tab. 2. Specify a vendor in the Company field. 3. Click the Invoice Lines tab. 4. Click New Row. The Row Details open. 5. Fill in the fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

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Invoice Statuses
An invoice in MAXIMO can have one of six different statuses:
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Desktop Requisitions Application
You can use the Desktop Requisitions application to handle your requisitioning needs quickly and easily. You can use Desktop Requisitions to perform the following tasks:
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Search for and order items or services you need. Create template requisitions. View your open, draft, and template requisitions. Check the status of an order. Complete the order process by receiving items or services.

To access the Desktop Requisitions application, select the Purchasing icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Desktop Requisitions or use the Go To link. Desktop Requisitions Application

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The Desktop Requisitions application page contains four tabs:
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Desktop Requisitions is a self-service application, designed to be used by both experienced and novice users. It includes instructions on each page to guide you through each process.

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Chapter 9: Plans Module
Preventive maintenance work is often repetitive work performed to keep equipment running efficiently. The Plans module lets you create standard templates of tasks, labor, materials, tools, and necessary safety information needed to complete a job. Using these templates eliminates the need to type in work and safety related information repeatedly. The Plans Module consists of six applications:
Application Job Plans Routes Function Used to create a detailed description of how a job is to be performed. Used to list related work assets (equipment and/ or locations) that are considered "stops" along an inspection or maintenance route. Used to create a detailed plan of how to service equipment or locations safely. Used to define hazards that exist in the workplace and associate related safety precautions. Used to define precautions that can be taken against hazards in the workplace. Used to create a detailed description of how to take equipment or locations out of service and place them back into service safely.

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Safety Precautions Lock Out/Tag Out

The Plans module tracks safety information, which then can be supplied to workers after it is associated with work order, equipment, location, and item records. This includes information that you might be required by law to provide to your workers.

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You use the Job Plans application to create templates for preventive maintenance repairs, inspections, and other tasks. You include:
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After these templates are created, they can be useful for planning worker schedules, inventory stocks, and budgets. You use the Safety Hazards and Safety Precautions applications to create generic lists of possible hazards and possible precautions that exist in your workplace. These lists then are used when adding safety information to equipment and locations, and when creating safety plans. The Lock Out/Tag Out application is used to create specific procedures to be applied to specific pieces of equipment or locations. These procedures describe how to take the asset out of service to eliminate a hazard, and then return it to service after work is complete. They might be as simple as turning off electrical current to a piece of equipment, or as complex as shutting down a nuclear reactor. All the safety information is brought together in the Safety Plans application, where you can define the safety information necessary to follow a specific job plan on a work asset. By identifying hazards, precautions to be taken against those hazards, and any specified Tag Out procedures for the equipment or location, you can provide as much safety information as possible for your maintenance personnel. Safety plans then can be applied to job plans and work orders in their respective applications. All of these applications work together to help you plan for work to be performed safely.

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Job Plans Application
MAXIMO uses job plans to predefine the work plan information describing the work that must be done on a work order. If you use job plans you do not have to key in the same information every time you create a work order for similar work. A job plan is a detailed description of work to be performed on an asset. A job plan typically includes procedural descriptions and lists of estimated materials, items, labor, and tools to be used on the job. You can access the Job Plans application, select the Plans icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Job Plans or use the Go To link. Job Plans Application

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Job Plans Tabs
The Job Plans application page contains four tabs:
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The following actions are available from the Job Plans Select Action Menu: View Totals — Use to view total hours and costs for the job plan. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Job Plan — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Job Plan — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help. 324 Release 5.2, 12/2003

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Job Plans Reports
The following report is available for the Job Plans application: Job Plan List Report — Lists job plan number and descriptions for selected records.

Using the Job Plans Application
After examining your company’s maintenance activities to identify the kinds of work orders that are repeatedly generated, you can create job plans that describe these common maintenance jobs. This can help you estimate the labor, materials, and tools that are required for preventive maintenance and periodic inspections. After you build a job plan, you can reference the specific tasks repeatedly when you create similar work orders, for example, when creating work orders for similar equipment or locations. This can save you time and money, and ensure consistency when defining work for similar assets. A job plan can be assigned to an unlimited number of work orders. After you assign a job plan to a work order, its resource estimates and tasks are copied into a work plan for the work order. You then can modify a work plan so that the procedures, labor, materials, and tools are more specific to the work order, without affecting the original job plan template. Defining a Job Plan consists of the following steps:
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Defining Job Plan Tasks
Each maintenance job can be broken down into a series of steps that must be performed to complete the job. MAXIMO calls these numbered steps or operations tasks. The Tasks table window on the Job Plans page contains a list of numbered tasks that have been defined for a job plan, along with a description of the work to be done at that step, and the estimated time for its completion. For example, inspecting a fire extinguisher might include the following tasks:
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You can assign the task’s number to any estimated labor, materials, and tools that are associated with the task. This is helpful if you want to track and report information by task.

Defining Job Plan Labor
Some tasks might be performed by any maintenance worker, while others can require specialized skills to be performed safely, for example, working with electrical current. You use the Labor subtab to define the labor and craft needs of a job plan, including number of workers needed, estimated hours workers are needed, and estimated line costs. After you enter a code on the Labor subtab, the labor or craft’s description and rate are displayed. Each time quantities or hours are inserted, deleted, or modified on the Labor subtab, the following fields are updated automatically:
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Defining Job Plan Materials
If you know which materials are needed for a job, for example; replacement parts, filters, lubricants, you can record them as part of the job plan. You use the Materials subtab to define a materials list for the job plan, including items needed, quantity needed, issuing storeroom location, and estimated unit and line costs. Each time a quantity is modified, inserted, or deleted on the Materials subtab, the following fields are updated automatically:
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Defining Job Plan Tools
If you know that specific tools are required for a job, you can record that information as part of a job plan. You use the Tools subtab to define a list of tools needed by the job plan, including the number of tools needed, tool rate, and estimated line costs. Each time a quantity is modified, inserted, or deleted in the Tools subtab the following fields are updated automatically:
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Creating a Job Plan
To create a job plan, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Job Plans application. 2. Click the New Job Plan button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Job Plan tab, displaying a new job plan record. 3. Type a name for the new Job Plan, and a description.

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5. Click New Row in the Tasks table window to add Tasks. For more information on entering tasks, see “Entering Tasks” on page 328,. 6. Enter Labor, Materials, and Tools information as described in “Entering Labor, Materials, and Tools” on page 329,. 7. Click Save.

Entering Tasks
Each maintenance job can be broken down into a series of steps that must be performed to complete the job. You use the Job Plan Tasks table window to define a list of numbered tasks for the job plan, along with a description of the work to be done at that step and the estimated hours for its completion. Each job plan task can include the following information:
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The Row Details open. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Task ID field and a description. Click the Long Description button if you need more space. 4. If needed, enter a value in the Sequence field. The value must be an integer greater than 0. 5. Estimate the time required in the Hours field. 6. You can enter a measurement Point Name if you plan to utilize condition monitoring for this task. 7. Choose one of the following options:
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Entering Labor, Materials, and Tools
You can enter task numbers for estimated labor, materials, and tools, although you are not required to do so. Task numbers on the subtabs do not need to be unique, but must match existing tasks in the job plan. The task number you use for estimated labor, materials, or tools corresponds to the job plan task where it is used. This lets you track estimates by task through the use of reports, which can be valuable when the job plan is lengthy or complicated.

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Using the Job Plans Application The procedure is the same for defining Labor, Materials, or Tools in a job plan. To define Labor, Materials, or Tools on a job plan, complete the following steps: 1. With a Job Plan record open, select a subtab. 2. Select New Row in the subtab table window. The Row Details open. 3. You can enter a Task ID if your business rules call for tracking data by task. 4. Select a Labor/Craft, Item, or Tool record by performing the following steps: a. Click the Detail Menu button next to the field and choose Select Value. b. Click Select Record for the record. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. to the left of the record 5. Fill in remaining fields as dictated by your business rules. 6. Choose one of the following options:
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Associating Work Assets with a Job Plan
You use the Work Assets tab to associate locations, equipment, and items to job plans. You can assign Safety Plans to individual work assets at the same time. The table window displays the assets that have been associated with the Job Plan. To associate work assets with a job plan, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a Job Plan record. 2. Click the Work Assets tab. 3. Select either of the following options:
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The Row Details open. 4. Enter a Location, Equipment, or Item. 5. You can add a Safety Plan. 6. Fill in the other required fields. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

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Routes Application
A route is a list of related work assets, which are considered “stops” along the route. These route stops represent assets, such as equipment or locations. The list of assets can be related by location, such as all pumps and motors in a room, or by type of equipment, such as all fire extinguishers located throughout the site. Routes simplify building hierarchies of work orders for inspections. To access the Routes application, select the Plans icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Routes or use the Go To link. Routes Application

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The following actions are available from the Routes Select Action Menu: Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Route — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Route — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

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Routes Reports
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You can simplify your maintenance routines by creating a list of equipment or locations that require the same types of periodic maintenance. You also might generate work orders for a list of equipment or locations, so that the work can be done at the same time, while the labor, materials, and tools are available. In MAXIMO, this list of equipment or locations is called a route. You can use a route in the following ways:
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Before you can apply a route to a work order or PM, you must create it in the Routes application. You can create a route that lists all assets of the same type, or all assets in a certain location, or both. You can list both equipment and locations on a single route. You can also enter a sequence number (Seq) to indicate that the stops should be worked on in a certain order. NOTE Before you can add equipment or locations to a route, you must first create records for them in the Equipment or Locations applications. Routes for rotating equipment (for example fire extinguishers) should be created by location, since actual equipment at each location may change over time.

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Using the Routes Application To create a route, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Routes application. 2. Click the New Route button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Route tab, displaying a new Route record. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Route field and a description. 4. If you want the status of all child work orders to update simultaneously, make sure the Change Status on Child Work Orders? check box is selected; otherwise, clear the check box. 5. Select New Row to add a piece of equipment or location as a stop on the route. The Row Details open. a. Click the Detail Menu button on the Equipment or Location field and choose Select Value. The Select Equipment or Select Location page appears. b. Select a record by clicking the Select Record button to the left of the record. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. MAXIMO copies the record to the Row Details. 6. You can enter a sequence number (Seq) to indicate that the stops should be worked on in a certain order. 7. You can associate a Job Plan with a Route stop. 8. Choose one of the following options:
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Safety Plans Application
You must clearly associate safety requirements and procedures with work orders to fulfill regulatory requirements of agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States. You must show that employees have been informed of hazards they might encounter while performing work, as well as actions they must take to prevent accidents. In the Safety Plans application, you can define the safety information that must be passed along to workers in order for them to work safely. To access the Safety Plans application, select the Plans icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Safety Plans or use the Go To link. Safety Plans Application

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The following actions are available from the Safety Plans Select Action Menu: Select Hazards — Use to select hazards from lists defined for individual assets and related assets for each individual asset. Related assets are neighboring assets that might have hazards associated with them. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents.

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Safety Plans Reports
The following report is available for the Safety Plans application: Safety Plans List Report — Lists safety plan and descriptions for selected records.

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Using the Safety Plans Application
In the Safety Plans application, you can define the safety information that must be conveyed to workers in order for them to work safely. This information can range from the safety information necessary to follow a specific job plan on a specific work asset, to a general plan for how to handle a hazardous situation. For example, a piece of equipment, such as a pump, must be shut down in a particular way to minimize electric shock, or materials leakage, before any maintenance can be performed. Or before maintenance personnel can enter a particular location safely they must be notified that they might be exposed to chemicals and should wear eye protection and protective clothing. The safety plan provides the relevant information that workers must know about hazards and precautions, hazardous materials, and tag out procedures in order to perform the work safely. After you create safety plans for identified hazards, you can then associate them with the following types of records:
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Preparing to Create a Safety Plan
A safety plan should include all the information needed to perform a specific type of work safely. Before you create a new safety plan, think about the following questions:
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Does a specific task require a safety plan? Which work assets might use the safety plan? When designing a safety plan, the work asset combined with the type of work dictates which safety information is required. What other equipment or locations might have associated hazards or other safety concerns that should be considered? Which hazards relate to the work assets? Are there hazardous materials associated with the asset or the type of work that is going to be performed? Are there Lock Outs or Tag Outs created for the asset that might apply to this safety plan?

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You can create a safety plan any time you have safety information that you can apply to more than one equipment, location, job, or situation. To create a safety plan, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Safety Plans application. 2. Click the New Safety Plan button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Safety Plan tab, displaying a new safety plan record. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Safety Plan field and a description. Click the Long Description button if you need more space. 4. Click Save.

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Associating Assets with a Safety Plan
If the safety plan is for a piece of equipment or location, you indicate it in the Work Assets table window on the Safety Plan tab. To associate work assets with a safety plan, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a safety plan record. 2. On the Safety Plans tab click New Row. The Row Details open. 3. Enter a piece of equipment or location where this safety plan might be applied. NOTE You can fill in the Equipment field or the Location field for a row, but not both.

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Associating Hazards and Precautions with a Safety Plan
You can select hazards to be associated with a safety plan. If these hazards have associated precautions, MAXIMO copies this information to the safety plan. These hazards and their associated precautions are defined in the Safety Hazards application. If the hazard is associated with more than one asset, you create a separate row for each equipment or location. If you create a safety plan for electrical current, for example, your location might have more than one electrical outlet. Each outlet must be identified separately on the safety plan. To associate hazards and precautions with a safety plan, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a safety plan record. 2. Click the Hazards and Precautions tab. 3. Click New Row. The Row Details open. 4. Click the Detail Menu button on the Hazard field and choose Select Value. The Select Hazard page appears. NOTE On the Select Hazards page, the system displays only precaution-enabled hazards.

5. Click Select Record to select a hazard. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. MAXIMO copies the precautions associated with that hazard to the Precautions table window. 6. You can enter a Related Location or Equipment.

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Identifying Hazardous Materials on a Safety Plan
You use the Hazardous Materials tab to associate hazards that have hazardous material data defined for the hazard record, with the safety plan. The data can include, for example, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), health ratings, and flammability ratings. If the hazardous material is associated with more than one asset, you create a separate row for each equipment or location. NOTE If a hazard is both precaution-enabled and hazardous materialenabled, MAXIMO copies the data to both the Hazards and Precautions and the Hazardous Materials tabs. To identify hazardous materials on a safety plan, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a safety plan record. 2. Click the Hazardous Material tab. 3. Click New Row. The Row Details open. 4. Click the Detail Menu button on the Hazard field and choose Select Value. The Select Hazard page appears. NOTE On the Select Hazards page, the system displays only hazardous material-enabled hazards.

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Associating Tag Outs with a Safety Plan
You use the Tag Outs tab to associate hazards with a safety plan that are tag out enabled. Tag outs are asset specific. If the hazard is associated with more than one asset, you must create a separate row for each asset and its tag out. For example, if you shut down a ventilation system, each fan has its own tag out, specific to its equipment or location. To associate tag outs with a safety plan, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a safety plan record. 2. Click the Tag Outs tab. 3. Click New Row. The Row Details open. 4. Click the Detail Menu button on the Hazard field and choose Select Value. The Select Hazard page appears. NOTE On the Select Hazards page, the system displays only tag out-enabled hazards. Release 5.2, 12/2003

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8. Click Save. MAXIMO copies the tag out and lock out operations to the Tag Outs tab.

Applying a Safety Plan
You apply a safety plan by associating it with a work order or job plan. You can associate a Safety Plan with the following records:
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Safety Hazards Application
The Safety Hazards application lets you define hazards that exist in the workplace. You also can associate precautions that can be taken against the hazard, and use Attached Documents to supply additional information. For example, a chemical that causes skin irritation might require wearing gloves and eye protection and be linked to a Material Data Safety Sheet (MDSD). When you associate hazards with work orders, equipment, locations, and items, you provide the opportunity for employees to be notified of potential dangers. When you associate a precaution or tag out procedures with a hazard, you provide another opportunity to reduce or eliminate the risks involved with the asset. To access the Safety Hazards application, select the Plans icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Safety Hazards or use the Go To link. Safety Hazards Application

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The following actions are available from the Safety Hazards Select Action Menu: Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Safety Hazard — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Safety Hazard — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. Release 5.2, 12/2003 349

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Safety Hazards Reports
The following report is available for the Safety Hazards application: Safety Hazards List Report — Lists hazards and descriptions for selected records.

Using the Safety Hazards Application
You use the Safety Hazards application to define a list of hazards that exist in your workplace. When you create hazard records you can
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Defining a Safety Hazard
You can define a list of hazards, for example, dust, chemicals, and electrical current, which can be applied to many pieces of equipment or locations, or hazards that are specific to only one piece of equipment or location. In order for a hazard to be associated with equipment or locations, appear in value lists, or have additional safety information associated with it, you must define the associations that are available for a hazard. To define a safety hazard, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Safety Hazard application. 2. Click the New Safety Hazard button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Hazards tab, displaying a new record. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Hazard field and a description. Click the Long Description button if you need more space. 4. You can define a Type for the hazard. 5. Select associations for the hazard. NOTE The associations selected for a hazard determine whether the hazard is available in other MAXIMO applications.

6. You can define Hazardous Material Information for the Hazard. 7. Click Save.

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Associating Precautions with a Hazard
After you define a hazard, you can associate precautions with it. NOTE The Precautions? box on the Hazards tab must be selected before you can associate precautions. Precautions are defined in the Safety Precautions application. To associate precautions with a safety hazard, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a safety hazard record. 2. Click the Precautions tab. 3. Select New Row. The Row Details open. 4. Click the Detail Menu button on the Precaution field and choose Select Value. 5. Click Select Record for the precaution. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. 6. Choose one of the following options:
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Viewing Tag Outs Associated with a Hazard
The Tag Outs tab displays a read-only list of tag outs associated with the hazard and the assets where the tag out is applied. These tag outs have been designed to eliminate the hazard. They have been associated with an asset against the hazard, either in the Equipment or Locations applications.

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The Safety Precautions application lets you define safety precautions against hazards in the workplace. You then can associate these safety precautions with workplace hazards in the Safety Hazards application. When you define precautions and associate them with workplace hazards, you provide information about how employees can reduce or eliminate hazards involved with workplace tasks. To access the Safety Precautions application, select the Plans icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Safety Precautions or use the Go To link. Safety Precautions Application

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The Safety Precautions application page contains three tabs:
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The following actions are available from the Safety Precautions Select Action Menu: Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Precaution — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Precaution — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

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Safety Precautions Reports
The following report is available for the Safety Precautions application: Safety Precautions List Report — Lists precautions and descriptions for selected records.

Using the Safety Precautions Application
You can define a list of precautions, for example, wear hardhat, wear eye protection, wear gloves, which can be applied to many safety hazards, or define precautions that are specific to a particular hazard.

Defining a Safety Precaution
When creating precaution records, consider what to name the precautions. For example, if your company uses more than one type of protective glove, you might name the records GLOVE1, GLOVE2 and so forth. To define a safety precaution, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Safety Precautions application. 2. Click the New Precaution button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Precaution tab, displaying a new record. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Precaution field and a description. 4. Click Save.

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Associate a Safety Precaution
Safety Precautions are not asset-specific and are associated with hazards in the Safety Hazards application. The Associated Hazards table window shows the hazards associated with the safety precaution. The same precaution could be applied to more than one hazard. For example, you might wear gloves to protect you from multiple hazards. Precautions are associated with assets after an associated hazard is listed for the asset in the Equipment or Locations applications.

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Lock Out/Tag Out Application
A lock out or tag out procedure is designed to take work assets out of service or place them back in service when it is required to ensure a safe work environment. You tag out a work asset to eliminate a particular hazard. You write separate tag out procedures for each hazard you can eliminate on a specific piece of equipment or at a specific location. An asset can have multiple lock out/tag outs to eliminate multiple hazards. To access the Lock Out/Tag Out application, select the Plans icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Lock Out/Tag Out or use the Go To link. Lock Out/Tag Out Application

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Lock Out/Tag Out Tabs
The Lock Out/Tag Out application page contains three tabs:
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The following actions are available from the Lock Out/Tag Out Select Action Menu: Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Tag Out — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Tag Out — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

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Lock Out/Tag Out Reports
The following report is available for the Lock Out/Tag Out application: Lock Out & Tag Out Procedures List — Lists tag out names and descriptions for selected records.

Using the Lock Out/Tag Out Application
MAXIMO uses the term tag out to describe the procedure, and the term lock out to describe the steps in a tag out procedure. Records created in this application are identified by a tag out procedure ID, which is also used to identify the tag out in other applications. Lock out tasks are visible in the Lock Out Operations table window. These operations can include the following:
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Defining a Tag Out
You can create tag out procedures for pieces of equipment or for locations. To define a tag out, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Lock Out/Tag Out application. 2. Click the New Tag Out button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Tag Out tab, displaying a new record. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Tag Out Procedure ID field and a description. Click the Long Description button if you need more space. 4. Enter either a piece of Equipment or a Location. 5. You can indicate a required state, for example, "power off." 6. Click Save.

Adding Lock Out Tasks
You use the Lock Out Operations table window to define the steps to follow when tagging out an asset. You can indicate a required state at each step, for example, "Circuit breaker closed." The Apply Sequence values indicate the order the steps are to be completed in. You also can indicate a Remove Sequence if the order of the steps is different when the procedure is reversed. To add lock out tasks, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a Tag Out. 2. Select New Row The Row Details open. 3. Enter either a piece of Equipment, a Location, or a Description of an activity, or a device not listed in either the Equipment or the Locations applications. 360 Release 5.2, 12/2003

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The Resources Module tracks the resources, both internal and external, that your company uses to perform maintenance work. These resources include people, tools, and companies that do business with you. The Resources Module consists of six applications:
Application Companies Tools Service Contracts Labor Crafts Labor Groups Function Used to manage data on manufacturers, vendors, and other companies that do business with you. Used to manage tools owned by your company. Used to track service contracts your company has with vendors or manufacturers. Used to manage employee and contractor records. Used to manage craft records. Used to manage Labor group records.

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Companies Application
The Companies application maintains detailed information on vendors, manufacturers, and other companies. You also can enter your own company's storeroom locations here so that these locations become "vendors" for internal purchase orders (that is, transfers from one storeroom location to another). You must enter company information in the Companies application before other modules, such as Inventory and Purchasing, can access it. To access the Companies application, select the Resources icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Companies or use the Go To link. Companies Application

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The following actions are available from the Companies Select Action Menu: Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Company — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Company — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. Release 5.2, 12/2003 365

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The following report is available for the Companies application: Companies List Report — Lists Company name and descriptions for selected records.

Using the Companies Application
You can use the Company tab to enter information about a company, including purchasing and payment information, and information about whether the vendor is e-commerce enabled through MAXIMO. Your system administrator enables a company’s MAXIMO e-commerce purchasing options. You can categorize companies by type for reporting purposes. MAXIMO uses three defaults for company types:
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Courier — transit company Manufacturer — manufacturer of items or equipment Vendor — vendor of items or equipment

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Creating a Company Record
You use the following procedure to create both parent company records, and the records for branches that are associated with them on the Branches tab. To create a company record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Company application. 2. Click the New Company button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Company tab, displaying a new Company record. 3. Enter the Company name or identifier and a Description. 4. If the company is a branch, fill in the Parent field. 5. Fill in the fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

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Entering a Storeroom as a Company
If your company has storeroom locations that supply other storeroom locations, these supplying storerooms can be added to the company list so that MAXIMO can recognize them as "vendors." You use the Add Storeroom as Company action in the Storerooms application to identify a storeroom location as a company for internal requests.

Using Company Branches
Your company has determined that a product or service will be purchased through a national vendor with local offices. Your different locations in different cities will each make their purchases from the local branch of the vendor. MAXIMO allows you to create branch records for a vendor company and track purchasing either at the branch level, or with the vendor as a whole. For example, each plant location might purchase office supplies at the local office of a national chain, and do their shipping with the local office of an international shipping company. By entering company branches in MAXIMO, you can track purchases for each plant location via its branch record, as well as the total purchases for all plant locations via the parent vendor record.

Company Branch Hierarchies
The branch hierarchy can be only one level deep, with a parent company record, and child branch records. Child records cannot be parents of other records, and parent records cannot be children of other records. You use the Branches tab to create and remove associations between child and parent records. You can enter a company record manually, or use the Detail Menu button to look up companies. The Select Company page includes only companies that are not already parent or child records.

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Adding Branches to Companies
NOTE You can associate only existing company records with the parent record. You cannot insert a new company record by adding a row to the Branches table window. To add branches to a company record, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a company record. 2. Select the Branches tab. 3. Click New Row. The Row Details open. 4. Add a company branch. a. Click the Detail Menu button on the Code field and choose Select Value. b. Select a record by clicking the Select Record button to the left of the record. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. MAXIMO copies the record to the Row Details. c. You can change the Use Parent Remit To? option. No (not checked) — The default. The payment information from the branch record is used on Invoices created against the branch. Yes (checked) — The payment information from the parent record is used on Invoices created against the branch. 5. Choose one of the following options:
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Disqualifying a Vendor
If your company decides to stop doing business with a vendor, you can mark the record to indicate that the vendor is disqualified from doing business with your company. The Disqualified Vendor? check box on the Company tab is a Yes/No field. The default is "No": the box is not checked. Selecting this box disqualifies this company as a vendor, which means that you cannot create new RFQs, PRs, POs or invoices using this company as a vendor. Disqualifying a vendor has no effect on existing transactions (POs and receipts) that already reference the vendor. A disqualified vendor affects only those records created after you disqualify the vendor. Therefore, MAXIMO no longer allows new POs to be created from PRs for the vendor, but POs approved before the vendor was disqualified are still valid.

Deleting Company Records
Company records cannot be deleted if branch records are associated with them. In order to delete a parent company record with associated child (branch) records, you first must sever all child relationships before you can delete the record. To sever child relationships, delete all the branches listed in the Branches table window. The Delete Company action appears in the Select Action menu.

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Tools Application
The Tools application maintains information on the tools used to do maintenance work. Tools can range from hand tools to heavy equipment such as cranes and backhoes. This information is referred to in job plans and on work orders. Each tool can have an associated hourly cost charged for its use, which is carried on work orders. To access the Tools application, select the Resources icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Tools or use the Go To link. Tools Application

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The following actions are available from the Tools Select Action Menu: Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Tool — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Tool — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

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The following report is available for the Tools application: Tool List Report — Lists Tool and description for selected records.

Using the Tools Application
The Tools application lets you store information about the tools your company uses, both those tools owned by your company and those leased from outside vendors.

Creating a Tool Record
To create a tool record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Tools application. 2. Click the New Tool button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Tool tab, displaying a new Tool record. 3. Fill in the following fields:
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Duplicating Tools
You can duplicate tool records if, for example, you own similar tools with different manufacturers. To duplicate a tool record, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a tool record. 2. Select Duplicate Tool from the Select Action menu. MAXIMO copies the tool data to a new record. 3. Enter a new tool name. 4. Edit the record as needed. 5. Click Save.

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Service Contracts Application
The Service Contracts application maintains information on equipment service contracts you have with vendors or manufacturers. After you create an equipment record in the Equipment module, you can use the Service Contracts application to create a contract (or multiple contracts) and associate it with the equipment. To access the Service Contracts application, select the Resources icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Service contracts or use the Go To link. Service Contracts Application

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The Service Contracts application page contains three tabs:
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The following actions are available from the Service Contracts Select Action Menu: Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Service Contract — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Service Contract — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

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Service Contracts Reports
The following report is available for the Service Contracts application: Service Contracts List Report — Lists Service Contract and description for selected records.

Using the Service Contracts Application
Use the Service Contracts application to enter, update, and view information on service contracts between your company and vendors. The records show the company providing the service, and the equipment to be serviced. Service Contracts are referred to in the Equipment and Work Order Tracking applications. Multiple service contracts can be tied to a single piece of equipment. The service contracts for a piece of equipment can be viewed in the Equipment application on the Service Contracts tab of the View Work Orders and PMs action. Unlike equipment, an individual work order can have only one associated service contract. A service contract is associated with a work order in the Work Order Tracking application.

Creating a Service Contract Record
To create a service contract record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Service Contracts application. 2. Click the New Service Contract button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Contract tab, displaying a new Contract record.

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Contract — Your company’s number for the contract. Vendor — Company code for company supplying the service contract. Equipment — Equipment code for the piece of equipment serviced by the contract. Vendor’s Reference Number — Vendor’s number for the contract. Contract Details — Pertinent details about the contract.

4. Click Save.

Creating Multiple Service Contract Records
Because situations exist where multiple service contracts can be associated with a single piece of equipment, MAXIMO lets you create more than one contract for a piece of equipment. Example You company owns a dump truck. Three service contracts could be associated with the truck’s equipment record:
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A garage is contracted to do oil changes and tune-ups. A tire firm provides tire inspection and replacement. A washing service cleans the truck periodically.

To do this, you create three separate service contract records, each with the same Equipment identifier.

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Labor Application
You can use the Labor application to create, modify, and view employee records. You can provide detailed information about individual pay rates, hours worked, overtime worked and refused, special skills or qualifications, and certifications. To access the Labor application, select the Resources icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Labor or use the Go To link. Labor Application

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Labor Tabs
The Labor application page contains three tabs:
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Search — Use to search the database using any combination of available fields. Labor — Use to add, modify, and view labor records for employees and contractors. Attached Documents — Use to attach documents outside the MAXIMO database to a record. Once a document is attached, you can view, modify, and print the document from this tab.

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Labor Actions
The following actions are available from the Labor Select Action Menu: Zero Year to Date Totals — Used to reset the Year-to-Date hours, usually at the beginning of the fiscal year. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Labor — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Labor — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

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Labor Reports
The following report is available for the Labor application: Labor List Report — Lists Labor Code, Name, Craft, e-mail address, supervisor, and Workflow e-mail and delegates, if applicable.

Using the Labor Application
The Labor application is used to create employee records, including the following information:
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name, address, and phone number details such as craft, work location, and crew procurement card information pay rate Year-To-Date (YTD) hours employment history

Multisite and Labor Records
If your company uses the Multisite implementation of MAXIMO, you should note how Multisite affects the values in the following fields:
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Primary Site — Must be defined as a site in Multisite Setup. Primary Work Location — Must be a location that exists at the site listed in the Primary Site field. Primary Storeroom — Must be a storeroom that exists at the site listed in the Primary Site field.

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When you create labor records, the Primary Site field defaults to the site you are logged into, but this field can be edited. If the value in this field is changed, MAXIMO clears the values in the Primary Work Location and Primary Storeroom fields.

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Creating Labor Records
You create records for employees and contractors in the Labor application. NOTE In order to use Assignment Manager to schedule and dispatch work, labor records must have a Calendar and Shift specified. To create a labor record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Labor application. 2. Click the New Labor button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Labor tab, displaying a new Labor record. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Labor field and a Description. Usually the description field is the employee or contractor’s full name. 4. Fill in the other fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

5. Click Save.

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Modifying an Existing Labor Record
MAXIMO lets you modify information on Labor records, for example, if a worker moves and you must change their address. Some fields, for example, YTD Hours, are read-only and cannot be modified. To modify a labor record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Labor application. 2. Open a Labor record using the Search tab. 3. You can modify any field that is not read-only. 4. Click Save.

Associating a Labor Record with a Craft
You can attach Labor records to Crafts in either the Labor application or the Craft application. Both labor and craft records can have calendars assigned to them. Calendars provide shift, vacation, and holiday information, which can be used when scheduling work. To associate a craft with a labor record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Labor application. 2. Open a Labor record using the Search tab. 3. Click Detail Menu on the Craft field and choose Select Value. The Select Craft page appears. 4. Click Select Record for the Craft. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. MAXIMO copies the value to the Craft field. 5. Click Save.

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Crafts Application

Crafts Application
You can use the Crafts application to enter, view, and modify craft records. A craft represents a group of employees, and typically the craft name reflects the type of work done by these employees. It also can indicate a ranking by expertise. For example, you can have a craft for “mechanic, first class,” or “carpenter’s apprentice.” You can specify a pay rate and overtime scale for a craft so that all craft members are automatically assigned the same rates. The table window in this application lists the labor records associated with each craft record. To access the Crafts application, select the Resources icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Crafts or use the Go To link. Crafts Application

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Crafts Tabs
The Crafts application page contains three tabs:
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Search — Use to search the database using any combination of available fields. Crafts — Use to enter, view, or modify craft records Attached Documents — Use to attach documents outside the MAXIMO database to a record. Once a document is attached, you can view, modify, and print the document from this tab.

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Crafts Actions
The following actions are available from the Crafts Select Action Menu: Zero Year to Date Hours — Used to reset the Year-to-Date hours, usually at the beginning of the fiscal year. Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Craft — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Craft — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

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Crafts Reports
The following report is available for the Crafts application: Crafts List Report — Lists Craft and description for selected records.

Using the Crafts Application
You use the Crafts application to create and work with craft records. Your system administrator can restrict a user’s access to certain craft records by registering craft codes in Signature Security.

Creating a Craft Record
To create a craft record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Crafts application. 2. Click the New Craft button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Craft tab, displaying a new Craft record. 3. Enter a unique identifier in the Craft field and a Description. 4. Fill in the other fields as dictated by your company’s business rules. NOTE An asterisk (*) indicates that a field requires a value for MAXIMO to save the record. For more information about any field, refer to the Help.

5. Click Save.

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Associating Labor Records with a Craft
You can associate a labor record with a craft from either the Labor application or the Crafts application. To associate a labor record with a craft from the Crafts application, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Crafts application. 2. Open a craft record using the Search tab. 3. Click New Row. The Row Details open. 4. Click the Detail Menu button on the Labor field and choose Select Value. The Select Labor Code page appears. 5. Click Select Record next to the Labor Code. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. MAXIMO copies the Labor Code to the Labor field. 6. Choose one of the following options:
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New Row to add another row Done to close the Row Details Delete to delete the row

7. Click Save.

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Disassociating a Labor Record with a Craft
After you delete a labor record from the Associated Craft table window, the labor is no longer associated with that craft. You are not deleting the labor record from the database, only removing the relationship between that labor record and the craft. You might disassociate a labor record if the worker passes a certification that moves him or her from one craft level to another, for example, from an apprentice electrician to a journeyman electrician. To remove a craft association from a labor record, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Crafts application. 2. Open the craft record using the Search tab. 3. Locate the labor record in the table. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. 4. Click Mark Row for Delete. A line is drawn through the record and the Mark Row for Delete button changes to an Undelete Row button. 5. Click Save. MAXIMO deletes the Labor Record from the Associated Labor table window.

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Labor Groups Application
You can use the Labor Groups application to view existing Labor Groups and to define new ones. After you define these groups, you can go to the Labor Groups field of a work order and select a predefined Labor Group. To access the Labor Groups application, select the Resources icon on the MAXIMO Start Center, then choose Labor Groups or use the Go To link. Labor Groups Application

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Labor Groups Application

Labor Groups Tabs
The Labor Groups application page contains three tabs:
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Search — Use to search the database using any combination of available fields. Labor Group — Use to enter, view, or modify Labor Groups. Attached Documents — Use to attach documents outside the MAXIMO database to a record. Once a document is attached, you can view, modify, and print the document from this tab.

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Labor Groups Actions
The following actions are available from the Labor Groups Select Action Menu: Run Reports — Use to access the reports available for the current application. Print with Attachments— Use to print all documents associated with a record through Attached Documents. Duplicate Labor Group — Use to create a copy of the current record with the same settings or values, which then can be modified and saved as a new record. Delete Labor Group — Use to delete the current record from the MAXIMO database. Add to Bookmarks — Use to add the current record to your personal bookmark list. For more information about using these actions, refer to the Help.

Labor Groups Reports
The following report is available for the Labor application: Labor Group List Report — Lists Labor Group and description for selected records.

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Using the Labor Groups Application
A labor group is a group of workers who typically have the same skills, levels of authority, and security clearances. The labor groups application is used to view existing Labor Groups and to define new groups. After creating a labor group in this application, you can assign responsibility for a work order to a labor group. Work Order Tracking lets you assign responsibility for work orders to a supervisor, a lead craft or person, or a labor group. Labor groups are also used in conjunction with the Workflow option. When Workflow routes a document, for example, a work order or purchase order, one option is to send it to a labor group. It is automatically sent to everyone in the group, or Workflow can automatically pick someone in the group whose calendar indicates that they are available.

Defining a Labor Group
To define a labor group, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Labor Groups Application 2. Click the New Labor Group button on the toolbar. MAXIMO switches to the Labor Groups tab, displaying a new Labor Groups record. 3. Enter a Description for the labor group. 4. Click Detail Menu on the Default Workflow Assignee field and choose Select Value. The Select Labor Code page appears. 5. You can use the options at the top of the page and the table filter to locate a Labor or Craft record. 6. Click Select Record for the Labor or Craft record. MAXIMO copies the value to the field. 7. Click Save. Release 5.2, 12/2003 391

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Associating Labor with a Labor Group
To associate a labor record with a labor group, complete the following steps: 1. Open or create a Labor Group. 2. Select New Row in the Lead Craft/Person table window. The Row Details open. 3. Click the Detail Menu button on the Code field and choose Select Value. The Select Labor Code page appears. 4. Click the Select Record button next to the record. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. MAXIMO copies the Labor data to the Row Details. 5. You can enter a Sequence if you use Workflow. 6. Choose one of the following options:
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New Row to add another row Done to close the Row Details Delete to delete the row

7. Click Save.

Defining Alternates
If you use Workflow, you can define alternates for each Lead Craft/ Person to handle approvals when they are unavailable. To define alternates for a Lead Craft/Person, complete the following steps: 1. Open the Labor Groups application. 2. Open a labor group record.

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Resources Module 3. Select a Lead Craft/Person record. 4. Click New Row in the Alternates For table window. The Row Details open. 5. Click the Detail Menu button on the Code field and choose Select Value. The Select Labor Code page appears. 6. Click the Select Record button next to the record. If there are a large number of records, you can use the table filter to locate a record. MAXIMO copies the record to the Row Details. 7. You can enter a Sequence if you use Workflow. 8. Choose one of the following options:
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New Row to add another row Done to close the Row Details Delete to delete the row

9. Click Save.

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Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts
You can use the following keyboard shortcuts to navigate the MAXIMO application pages.
Button Button Name or Action Key board Shortcut

General Navigation Move from one interface element to the next. Select buttons, links, and menu options. Select or clear a check box. Global Navigation Links Change Site Start Center Go To Sign Out Help Return Return with Value Toolbar Buttons or Insert New Record Save Record Clear changes Previous Record Next Record Go to Results Attach a New Document Change Status CTRL + ALT + I CTRL + ALT + S CTRL + ALT + C CTRL + ALT + P CTRL + ALT + N CTRL + ALT + O CRTL + ALT + Q CTRL + ALT + A ALT + I ALT + C ALT + G ALT + S ALT + H ALT + R ALT + W

TAB key ENTER key
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Button Name or Action Route Overview Report Details Report Select Work Date Assign Labor Start Assignment Interrupt Assignment Finish Assignment

Key board Shortcut CTRL + ALT + R CTRL + ALT + V CTRL + ALT + D CTRL + ALT + W CTRL + ALT + L CTRL + ALT + T CTRL + ALT + U CTRL + ALT + F

Table Windows Next Row Previous Row Filter Open/Close table window Filter Previous Page Next Page Date Fields Insert today’s date Move back one day Move forward one day Select Date Dialog Box Next Month Previous Month Next Year Previous Year CTRL + $ CTRL + % CTRL + # CTRL + " CTRL + = CTRL + MINUS SIGN CTRL + PLUS SIGN CTRL + " CTRL + # CTRL + Z CTRL + < CTRL + >

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action menu 17 actuals copying work plan labor 116 copying work plan materials 118 copying work plan tools 119 recording 115 recording unplanned labor 117 reporting 132 selecting multiple labor, materials, or tools 98 Add Item to Storeroom action 201, 208 Add Storeroom as Company action 211, 368 Add to Bookmarks action 89, 128, 134, 172, 202, 211, 215, 228, 239, 255, 266, 276, 290, 300, 310, 324, 333, 340, 349, 354, 358, 365, 372, 376, 380, 385, 390 Add to Bookmarks button 23, 41 Add/Modify Order Unit Values action 185, 266, 276, 289, 300, 310 Add/Modify Reservations action 215 Add/Modify Standard Services action 266, 276, 289, 300, 310 Allocate Services action 309 alternate items 204 application data sharing between 8 pages 14 starting 13 tabs 20 Apply Item Assembly Structure action 205, 227, 235, 239 Apply Route action 87, 107, 128 apply sequence 360 APPR status 83, 273, 298, 317 Approve Labor action 134 Approve Receipts action 300, 303 Asset Catalog 222 classification levels 222 linking items to 207 searching 68 Assign Labor action 145, 157 Assign Labor button 150, 157 Assign to New Parent action 87, 106, 128 ASSIGNED status 167 Assignment Manager application 144 actions 145 Assignment Manager tab 145 icons 150 Labor List 149 prerequisites 148 queries 149 reports 146 Search tab 145 using 147 Work List 149 assignments 151 deleting 160, 163 finishing 166 interrupting 165 reassigning 160, 162 rescheduling 160, 162 starting 164 to a different craft 159 un-assigning 160, 162 viewing 160 Associate Existing Document Folders with this Application button 47 Associate Systems with Location action 238 Attach a New Document button 18 Attach Documents from the Library to this Folder button 47 Attached Documents 45 actions 48 adding DMS documents to the Library 52 adding files to the Library 49 adding Web pages to the Library 51 attaching Library documents 54 deleting attachments 57 disabling document printing 59 icons 47 navigating 47 printing 58 printing a single document 58 printing a work package 58 tab 46 types of attachments 48 using 49 viewing 56 attachment creating 54, 55 direct 48 referential 48

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Average Cost Adjustment action 185 awarding quotation lines 283 individually 284 to a single vendor 284 Show Assignments 150 Start Assignment 150 Undelete Row 24 View Details 23

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Base work order generation on meter reading only? check box 175 blanket creating 296 blanket agreement 262 blanket release 263 creating 296 bookmark adding 43 deleting 44 using 43 branches 368 browser Back button 14 Forward button 14 menu 14 toolbar 14 buttons See also table window buttons, toolbar buttons Add to Bookmarks 23, 41 Assign Labor 150 Change Status 19 Close Details 23 Count Results 41 Delete 28 Detail Menu 32 Done 28 Filter Labor to Match Work 150 Filter Work to Match Labor 150 Finish Assignment 150 Go To Work Order Tracking 150 Interrupt Assignment 150 Long Description 32 Mark Row for Delete 23 Modify Availability 150 New Row 28 Next Page 41 Next Row 41 Previous Page 41 Previous Row 41 Refresh 150 Select Date 32, 63 Select Value 32 Select Work Date 150

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calculated work priority 152 calendar grid 153, 154 changing date range 155 CAN status 84, 273, 298 CANCEL status 286, 317 Change Capitalized Status action 201 Change Item Number action 227 change order 263 creating 297 change status equipment up/down status 113, 114 Change Status action 87, 127, 238, 265, 275, 288, 309 Change Status button 19 Change Status on Child Work Orders? check box 108 Clear Changes button 18 Clear Reorder Locks action 184, 196 Close Details button 23, 27 CLOSE status 84, 273, 286, 298 columns database columns 5 sorting table window columns 24 COMP status 84, 286 Companies application 364 actions 365 Addresses tab 365 Attached Documents tab 365 Branches tab 365 Company tab 365 Contacts tab 365 reports 366 Search tab 365 using 366 Companies List Report 366 company adding branches 369 branch hierarchy 368 branch locations 368 deleting company records 370 disqualifying as a vendor 370 entering 367 storeroom as company 368 types 366 Complete Receipts action 289

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COMPLETE status 167 Condition Monitoring application 254 actions 255 Attached Documents tab 255 Condition Monitoring tab 255 generating a work order 259 measurement points 256 reports 256 Search tab 255 using 256 Condition Monitoring List Report 256 Copy Failure Hierarchy action 248 Copy Item Assembly Structure action 201 Copy PR Line Items to PO action 289 Copy PR Line Items to RFQ action 276 Count Results button 23, 41 crafts associating labor records with 383, 387 creating 386 disassociating labor records with 388 Crafts application 384 actions 385 Attached Documents tab 385 Crafts tab 385 reports 386 Search tab 385 using 386 Crafts List Report 386 Create Associated PMs action 172 Create Blanket PO action 289 Create Blanket Release action 289 Create Change Order action 289, 297 Create PO action 265 Create Pricing Agreement PO action 289, 295 Create Service Receipts action 134 Current Balance Adjustment button 197 Current Query menu 16 default labor query 153 default table data 29 Delete button 28 Delete Company action 365 Delete Craft action 385 Delete Equipment action 228 Delete Failure Code action 248 Delete Invoice action 310 Delete Item action 202 Delete Job Plan action 324 Delete Labor action 380 Delete Labor Group action 390 Delete Location action 239 Delete Measurement Point action 255 Delete PM action 172 Delete Precaution action 354 Delete Route action 333 Delete Safety Hazard action 349 Delete Safety Plan action 340 Delete Service Contract action 376 Delete Tag Out action 358 Delete Tool action 372 Delete Work Order action 88, 109 deleting records 61 Desktop Requisitions application 318 Create Requisition tab 319 Defaults tab 319 Receiving tab 319 Requisitions tab 319 using 319 Details of an Equipment’s Failures report 228 direct attachment 48 dispatching work 164 DMS See Document Management System document collection 46 Document Management System 45 adding DMS documents to the Library 52 defined 45 documents adding to the Library 49 attaching 49, 55 deleting attachments 57 Done button 28 downtime non-operational 114 operational 114 planned 113 reporting 113, 115 types 114 unplanned 113 Drilldown 64, 223 actions 67 details display 65 navigation 66 Drilldown into Equipment’s Failures report 228

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daily attendance reporting 137 data fields 33 database components 5 data sharing 8 overview 5 relational 7 structure in MAXIMO 7 dates entering 63 Select Date dialog box 63

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Duplicate Company action 365 Duplicate Craft action 385 Duplicate Equipment action 228 Duplicate Failure Code action 248 Duplicate Invoice action 310 Duplicate Item action 202 Duplicate Job Plan action 324 Duplicate Labor action 380 Duplicate Labor Group action 390 Duplicate Location action 239 Duplicate PM action 172 Duplicate Precaution action 354 Duplicate Purchase Order action 290 Duplicate Purchase Requisition action 266 Duplicate RFQ action 276 Duplicate Route action 333 Duplicate Safety Hazard action 349 Duplicate Safety Plan action 340 Duplicate Service Contract action 376 Duplicate Tag Out action 358 Duplicate Tool action 372 Duplicate Work Order action 88, 128 Equipment Assembly Structures 232 See also equipment hierarchy Equipment Cost Rollup report 228 equipment hierarchy 232 creating 233 elements of 232 navigating 234 viewing 234 Equipment List Report 228 Equipment Maintenance Cost Report 228 equipment meters 236 Equipment Module 221 equipment records creating 229 types 229 Equipment/Location Drilldown See Drilldown Estimated vs. Actual Work Order Costs report 89 event tracking 90 external PR 267

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E-Commerce Details report 290 economic order quantity 190 Economic Order Quantity Report 186 Edit History Work Orders action 88 editable table windows 29 employee records entering in Labor application 382 ENTERED status 317 equipment changing up/down status 114 meters 236 priority 224 rotating 230 Equipment application 225 actions 227 Attached Documents tab 226 creating an Equipment record 229 Equipment tab 226 Measurement tab 226 Meters tab 226 reports 228 Safety tab 226 Search tab 226 Spare Parts tab 226 Specifications tab 226 using 229 failure analysis 125, 253 failure class 123 failure codes cause 250 problem 250 remedy 250 Failure Codes application 247 actions 248 adding child levels 251 Attached Documents tab 248 creating a failure code record 250 Failure Codes tab 248 reports 249 Search tab 248 using 249 Failure Codes List Report 249 failure hierarchy 249 adding child levels 251 building 250 creating a failure class 250 failure reporting 123, 253 failure analysis 125 recording failure data 124 field buttons 32 Detail 32 Long Description 32 Select Date 32 Select Value 32

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fields 5, 31 calculated values 31 data entry 31 default values 31 entering values 61 Help 33 key 6 read-only 31 required 31 files 7 Filter 25 Filter Labor to Match Work action 145 Filter Labor to Match Work button 150, 156 Filter Table button 25 Filter Work to Match Labor action 145 Filter Work to Match Labor button 150, 153 Find subtab 37 Finish Assignment action 145, 166 Finish Assignment button 150, 166 forms 6

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Help button 23 Field Help 33 link 15 using this guide with xv Hide Table button 102 hierarchies 8 company branch hierarchy 368 Equipment Assembly Structure 232 failure hierarchy 250 Item Assembly Structure 205 location 242 PM hierarchy 180 work order hierarchy 100 adding children 104 adding tasks 110 building 104, 105 change status 108 navigating 103 terms 101 viewing 102 HISTEDIT status 84 HOLD status 317

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Generate Follow-up Work action 87, 127 Generate Work Order action (Condition Monitoring) 255 Generate Work Orders action (Preventive Maintenance) 171 generating a work order with Condition Monitoring 259 with PM application 178 GL Account codes component sequence 75 components 74 defined 74 editing 78 entering 77 fully defined accounts 76 mandatory components 76 optional components 76 partially defined accounts 76 GL Account Navigator 73 Global Navigation Links 15 Go To menu 15 Go to Results button 18 Go To Work Order Tracking button 150

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IAS See Item Assembly Structures Illustrated Parts Catalog editing selections 73 searching documentation 70 selecting spare parts 71 INPRG status 83, 286, 298 Insert New Record button 18 internal PR 267 INTERPT status 167 Interrupt Assignment action 145, 165 Interrupt Assignment button 150, 165 Inventory ABC Analysis Report 186 Inventory application 183 actions 184 Attached Documents tab 184 Inventory tab 184 Reorder Details tab 184 reports 186 Rotating Equipment tab 184 Search tab 184 using 187 Where Used tab 184

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Inventory Balance Report 186 Inventory List Report 186 Inventory Module 181 Inventory ROP report 186 Inventory Transactions Report 186, 216 invoice copying PO lines to 314 entering 312 entering invoice lines 313 entering lines manually 315 statuses 317 types 311 Invoice Details Report 310 Invoice Details Report action 310 Invoice List Report 310 Invoices application 308 actions 309 Attached Documents tab 309 Invoice Lines tab 309 Invoice tab 309 reports 310 Search tab 309 using 311 IPC See Illustrated Parts Catalog Issue Current Item action 184 Issues and Transfers application 214 actions 215 Issue tab 215 reports 216 Search tab 215 Transfer In tab 215 Transfer Out tab 215 using 216 issuing an item 217 metered materials 219 reserved item 217 unreserved item 218 Item Assembly Structures 205 applying 206, 234 creating 206 Item Availability Analysis Report 186 Item List Report 202 Item Master application 200 actions 201 Attached Documents tab 201 creating item record 203 Item Assembly Structure tab 201 Item tab 201 reports 202 Search tab 201 Specifications tab 201 Storerooms tab 201 using 203 Vendors tab 201 items adding to storerooms 208 adjusting current balances 197 adjusting physical counts 198 balances 196 categories 187 creating an item record 203 deleting from storerooms 209 designating alternates 204 determining Reorder Point 190 issuing 217, 218 issuing reserved items 217 linking to Asset Catalog 207 managing item counts 196 reconciling balances 199 reordering 189 returning 220 transferring 219 viewing availability 189

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Job Plan List Report 325 job plans applying in Work Order Tracking 92 associating work assets with 331 creating 327 defining labor 326 defining materials 327 defining tasks 326 defining tools 327 entering labor, materials, & tools. 329 entering tasks 328 task sequence 328 Job Plans application 323 actions 324 Attached Documents tab 324 Job Plan tab 324 reports 325 Search tab 324 using 325 Work Assets tab 324

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key fields 6 KPIs PM WOs Overdue by Priority 172 PM WOs Overdue by Supervisor 173

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labor approving actuals in Labor Reporting 138 assigning to work orders 110 associating with a craft 383, 387 availability for assignments 154 completing labor assignments 112 creating records 382 defining job plan labor 326, 329 disassociating with a craft 388 modifying availability for assignments 161 modifying records 383 removing labor assignments 112 reporting work hours 136 Labor application 379 actions 380 Attached Documents tab 380 Labor tab 380 reports 381 saved queries and Assignment Manager 153 Search tab 380 using 381 labor groups associating labor with 392 defining 391 defining alternates 392 Labor Groups application 389 actions 390 Attached Documents tab 390 Labor Group tab 390 reports 390 Search tab 390 using 391 Labor Groups List Report 390 Labor List 149, 153, 154 calendar grid 153 color coding 155 filtering 156 Labor List Report 381 Labor Reporting application 133 actions 134 approving labor 138

Labor Reporting tab 134 reporting labor hours 136 Search tab 134 using 135 lead time 190 lines invoice 313 PO 292 PR 268 quotation 282, 283 RFQ 280 location hierarchy 242 building from IAS 244 planning 242 Location List Report 239 locations creating 241 networks 245 preparing to create 240 priority 224 systems 242 Locations application 237 actions 238 Attached Documents tab 238 creating a hierarchical system 243 creating a Location record 241 creating a network system 245 Equipment tab 238 History tab 238 Location tab 238 reports 239 Safety tab 238 Search tab 238 Specifications tab 238 using 240 lock out adding to Tag Out 360 defined 359 Lock Out & Tag Out Procedures List report 359 Lock Out/Tag Out application 357 actions 358 Attached Documents tab 358 Lock Out/Tag Out tab 358 reports 359 Search tab 358 using 359 logging in See signing in Long Description 32 lower action limit 257 lower warning limit 257

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Manage All Document Folders action 48 Manage Document Library action 48 Manage Systems action 239, 243 Manage this Attachment button 47 Mark Row for Delete button 23 masters Item Master 200 PM 177 material receipts 301 materials defining job plan materials 327, 329 receiving 302 MAXIMO applications 2 database 7 searching 35 hierarchies 8 modules 2 overview 1 MAXIMO fields 31 MAXIMO toolbar 16 measurement points 256 creating 257 entering measurements 258 limits 257 meters entering readings 131 resetting 227 using 236 Modify Availability button 150, 161 Move Equipment action 87, 128, 227, 289 Multisite option 9 organization 9 site 9

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Open Drilldown action 227, 238 organization 9

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PAID status 317 parent-child relationship 8 password 12 Physical Count Adjustment button 198 Planned Labor button 116 Planned Tools button 119 planning work 157 Plans Module 321 PM Hierarchies 180 PM See Preventive Maintenance PM WOs Overdue by Priority 172 PM WOs Overdue by Supervisor 173 PMs create associated PMs 177 creating a master PM 177 creating a PM record 174 generating a PM work order 178 hierarchies 180 master PM 177 masters 80 priority 176 seasonal 180 setting frequency 174 PO See purchase orders Point 256 Point Name 256 PR Details Report action 266 PR Lines 268 PR See Purchase Requisition precautions associating with hazards 352 Preventive Maintenance application 170 actions 171 Attached Documents tab 171 creating a PM 174 Frequency tab 171 Job Plan Sequence tab 171 Master PM tab 171 PM Hierarchies 180 PM Hierarchy tab 171 PM tab 171 reports 172

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navigation bar 15 navigation links 15 networks creating 245 viewing 245 New Row button 24, 28 Next Page button 23, 41 Next Record button 18 Next Row button 23, 41 nonstocked items 187, 188 null value 40

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Search tab 171 using 173 Preventive Maintenance List Report 172 Preventive Maintenance Module 169 Previous Page button 23, 41 Previous Record button 18 Previous Row button 23, 41 price agreement 263 creating 295 Print with Attachments action 88, 128, 172, 185, 202, 227, 239, 248, 255, 266, 276, 289, 300, 310, 324, 333, 339, 349, 354, 358, 365, 372, 376, 380, 385, 390 priority calculated work priority 152 equipment 224 formula for calculated work priority 152 location 224 PM 176 recommended values 81 work order 81, 151 Purchase Order Details Report 290 Purchase Order Details Report action 289 Purchase Order List Report 290, 301 Purchase Order Status Details report 290, 301 purchase orders blanket releases 263 blankets 262 change order 263, 297 creating 291 creating a blanket 296 creating a price agreement 295 creating a release 296 creating from a PR 272 creating from RFQ 285 entering PO lines manually 293 generating from blankets 273 generating from price agreements 273 PO lines 292 price agreement 263 statuses 298 types 262 Purchase Orders application 287 actions 288 Attached Documents tab 288 creating a purchase order 291 PO Lines tab 288 PO tab 288 reports 290 Search tab 288 using 291 Purchase Requisition Details Report 266 Purchase Requisition List Report 266 purchase requisitions creating 267 entering line items 268 external 267 internal 267 statuses 273 Purchase Requisitions application 264 actions 265 Attached Documents tab 265 entering line items 268 PR Lines tab 265 PR tab 265 reports 266 Search tab 265 using 267 Purchasing module 261

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QBE (Query by example) See query query 35 advanced 40 by example 38 default 42 making a query 38 refining results 41 results 41 saving a query 42 user-defined default 42 Quick Key search 17 Quick Reporting application 126 actions 127 Attached Documents tab 127 creating work orders 130 Quick Reporting tab 127 reports 129 Search tab 127 using 130 Quick Reporting List Report 129 quotation lines awarding to vendors 283 recording 282

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Receive Rotating Items action 300, 304 receiving materials 302 materials as ordered 302 materials with changes 304 partial shipments 303 returning materials 305 rotating items 304 services 306 Receiving application 299 actions 300 Attached Documents tab 300 Material Receipts tab 300 reports 301 Search tab 300 Service Receipts tab 300 using 301 Reconcile Balances action 185, 199 records 6 creating a company record 367 creating a craft record 386 creating a failure code record 250 creating a labor record 382 creating a location record 241 creating a PM record 174 creating a PO 291 creating a PO from a PR 272 creating a PO from an RFQ 285 creating a storeroom location 212 creating a tool record 373 creating an equipment record 229 creating an item record 203 creating purchase requisitions 267, 319 creating work orders 90, 130, 141 deleting 61 displaying additional 22 editing a record 61 entering a measurement point 257 entering a service contract 377 general procedure for creating 60 referential attachment 48 Refresh button 150 Refresh Labor List button 156 Refresh Work List button 153 release 263 Remove Safety Plan action 88 remove sequence 360 Remove Work Plan action 87, 99 Reorder Direct Issue Items action 184, 195 Reorder Items action 184, 190, 193 reorder locks clearing 196 defined 196 Reorder Point 190 reordering 189 all items in a storeroom 190 direct issue items 194 selected items 192 single item 193 Report Downtime action 88, 113, 128 reporting actuals 132 daily attendance 137 downtime 113, 115 failures 123 Reports Companies List 366 Condition Monitoring List 256 Craft List 386 Details of an Equipment’s Failures 228 Drilldown into Equipment’s Failures 228 E-Commerce Details 290 Economic Order Quantity Report 186 Equipment Cost Rollup 228 Equipment List 228 Equipment Maintenance Cost 228 Estimated vs. Actual Work Order Costs 89 Failure Codes List 249 Inventory ABC Analysis 186 Inventory Balance 186 Inventory List 186 Inventory ROP 186 Inventory Transactions 186, 216 Invoice Details 310 Invoice List 310 Item Availability Analysis 186 Item List 202 Job Plan List 325 Labor Groups List 390 Labor List 381 Location List 239 Lock Out & Tag Out Procedures List 359 Preventive Maintenance List 172 Purchase Order Details 290 Purchase Order List 290, 301 Purchase Order Status Details 290, 301 Purchase Requisition Details 266 Purchase Requisition List 266 Quick Reporting List 129 Receipts List 301 Request for Quotation Details 277 Request for Quotation List 277 RFQ Vendor Contacts 277 RFQ Vendor Details 277 Routes List 334 Safety Hazards List 350 Safety Plans List 340 Safety Precautions List 355 Service Contracts List 377

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Storeroom Overview 211 Storeroom Pick 186 Summary of Equipment Failures by Location 228 Tool List 373 Work Assignment 146 Work Order Assignment 89 Work Order Details 89, 129, 140 Work Order List 89 Work Order Material Shortage 89 Work Order Pick 89 Work Request List 140 request for proposal 278 request for quotation adding vendors to an RFQ 281 copying PR lines to an RFQ 280 creating manually 279 creating PO from 285 process for creating 279 statuses 286 Request for Quotation application 274 actions 275 adding vendors 281 Attached Documents tab 275 copying PR lines to RFQ 280 creating an RFQ 279 creating RFQ manually 279 Quotations tab 275 recording quotation lines 282 reports 277 RFQ Lines tab 275 RFQ tab 275 Search tab 275 using 278 Vendor tab 275 Request for Quotation Details Report 277 Request for Quotation List Report 277 requirements 151 requisitioning spare parts 270 vendor items 271 Reserved Items button 118 Reset Meter Readings action 227 Resources module 363 result set 21 Results subtab 41 Return link 15 Return with Value link 15 returning items 220, 305 RFP 278 RFQ Details Report action 276 RFQ See Request for Quotation RFQ Vendor Contacts report 277 RFQ Vendor Details report 277 rotable spares See rotating equipment rotables See rotating equipment rotating assets See rotating equipment rotating equipment 204, 229, 230 creating records for 231 rotating items 204 rotating parts See rotating equipment Route button 19 Route Invoice action 309 Route PR action 265 Route Purchase Order action 288 Route RFQ action 275 Route Work Order action 87, 127 routes applying 107, 337 creating 335 using 335 Routes application 332 actions 333 Attached Documents tab 333 reports 334 Route tab 333 Search tab 333 using 335 Routes List Report 334 Row Details 27 buttons 28 rows 6 check boxes 41 displaying additional 22 selecting 41 Run Reports action 88, 128, 146, 172, 185, 202, 211, 215, 227, 239, 248, 255, 266, 276, 289, 300, 310, 324, 333, 339, 349, 354, 358, 365, 372, 376, 380, 385, 390

S
safety hazards associating precautions 352 defining 351 selecting in Work Order Tracking 121 viewing associated tag outs 352 Safety Hazards application 348 actions 349 associating precautions with 352 Attached Documents tab 349 defining a safety hazard 351 Hazards tab 349 Precautions tab 349 reports 350 Search tab 349

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Tag Outs tab 349 using 350 Safety Hazards List Report 350 safety plans applying 347 applying in Work Order Tracking 120 associating assets with 343 associating hazards & precautions 344 associating tag outs 346 creating 342 creating in Work Order Tracking 122 editing in Work Order Tracking 121 identifying hazardous materials 345 preparing to create 342 Safety Plans application 338 actions 339 Attached Documents tab 339 Hazardous Materials tab 339 Hazards and Precautions tab 339 reports 340 Safety Plan tab 339 Search tab 339 Tag Outs tab 339 using 341 Safety Plans List Report 340 safety precautions associating with hazards 356 defining 355 Safety Precautions application 353 actions 354 Attached Documents tab 354 defining a precaution 355 Precaution tab 354 reports 355 Search tab 354 using 355 Safety Precautions List Report 355 safety stock 190 Save button 18 saved queries 42 scheduling work 157 Search Catalogs button 96 searching 35 advanced 40 all records 36 Asset Catalog 68 Illustrated Parts Catalog 69 implied search request 36 narrowing a search 36 null values 40 Quick Key 17 refining results 41 viewing results 41 with wildcards 39 work requests 141 Select Action menu 17 Select Date button 32 using 63 Select Equipment Spare Parts action 215 Select Failure Codes button 124 Select Hazards action 339 Select Items for Return button 220, 305 Select Items for Transfer button 219 Select Labor button 98 Select Labor Query action 146, 149, 153 Select Materials button 96, 98 Select Ordered Items button 302 Select Ordered Services button 307 Select PO Items button 219 Select Reserved Items button 217 Select Row check box 41 Select Safety Hazards action 88 Select Spare Parts button 96, 270 Select Tools button 98 Select Value button 32 using 62 Select Work Date action 145, 154, 155 Select Work Date button 150 Select Work Orders button 104 SENT status 286 sequence job plan 328 Lock Out apply 360 Lock Out remove 360 route 335 work order task 94 serialized assets See rotating equipment serialized equipment See rotating equipment service contracts creating multiple records 378 entering a service contract 377 Service Contracts application 375 actions 376 Attached Documents tab 376 Contract tab 376 reports 377 Search tab 376 using 377 Service Contracts List Report 377 service receipts 301 Set PM Counter action 171 Set Preferences action 145, 152 Set Reading at Last WO action 172 Show All Labor action 146 Show Assignments button 150, 160 Show Path to Top button 67 Show Table button 102 Sign Out link 15 signature security 12

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signing in to Actaute 12 to MAXIMO 12 site 9 Site link 15 spare parts 232 requisitioning 270 selecting with IPC 71 special order items 187, 189 SQL See Structured Query Language Standard Cost Adjustment action 185 standard services 293 entering on an invoice 314 Start Assignment action 145, 164 Start Assignment button 150, 164 Start Center 13 defined 13 link 15 STARTED status 167 status assignment 167 invoice 317 purchase order 298 purchase requisition 273 request for quotation 286 work order 83 stocked equipment See rotating equipment stocked items 187, 188 Stop Workflow action 87, 127, 265, 275, 288, 309 Storeroom Overview Report 211 Storeroom Pick report 186 storerooms adding items 208, 213 as company 368 creating a storeroom location 212 deleting items 213 deleting items from 209 Storerooms application 210 actions 211 Items tab 211 reports 211 Search tab 211 Storeroom tab 211 using 212 Structured Query Language 7 subassemblies 232 subtabs 20 Advanced 40 Bookmarks 43 Find 37 Labor 95 Materials 96 Meters 131 Results 41 Saved Queries 42 Tools 98 Summary of Equipment Failures by Location report 228 systems 242 creating a hierarchical system 243 creating a network system 245 deleting systems 246 disassociating locations 246 viewing 245

T
table window 21 buttons 23 default table data 29 editable 29 filter 25, 41 navigating 22 Row Details 27 tasks 94 table window buttons 23 See also buttons Add to Bookmarks 23 Close Details 23 Count Results 23 Help 23 Mark Row for Delete 23 New Row 24 Next Page 23 Next Row 23 Previous Page 23 Previous Row 23 Undelete Row 24 View Details 23 tables (database) 7 tabs 20 Actuals 86, 115 Addresses 365 Assignment Manager 145 Assignments 86 Attached Documents 46 Branches 365 Company 365 Condition Monitoring 255 Contacts 365 Contract 376 Crafts 385 Create Requisition 319 Defaults 319 Equipment (Equipment) 226

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Equipment (Locations) 238 Failure Codes 248 Failure Reporting 86, 123 Frequency 171 Hazardous Materials 339 Hazards 349 Hazards and Precautions 339 History 238 Inventory 184 Invoice 309 Invoice Lines 309 Issue 215 Item 201 Item Assembly Structure 201 Items 211 Job Plan 324 Job Plan Sequence 171 Labor 380 Labor Group 390 Location 238 Lock Out/Tag Out 358 Master PM 171 Material Receipts 300 Measurement 226 Meters 226 Plans 86 PM 171 PM Hierarchy 171 PO 288 PO Lines 288 PR 265 PR Lines 265 Precaution 354 Precautions 349 Quick Reporting 127 Quotations 275 Receiving 319 Reorder Details 184 Requisitions 319 RFQ 275 RFQ Lines 275 Rotating Equipment 184 Route 333 Safety 226, 238 Safety Plan (Safety Plans) 339 Safety Plan (Work Order Tracking) 86, 120 Search 145 Service Receipts 300 Spare Parts 226 Specifications (Equipment) 226 Specifications (Item Master) 201, 207 Specifications (Locations) 238 Storeroom 211 Storerooms 201 Tag Outs 339, 349 Tool 372 Transfer In 215 Transfer Out 215 Vendors (Item Master) 201 Vendors (RFQ) 275 Where Used 184 Work Assets 324 Work Order 86 tag out adding tasks 360 defining 360 tasks defining 94, 326 Lock Out tasks 360 task ID 328 Tool List Report 373 toolbar 16 toolbar buttons 18 See also buttons Attach a New Document 18 Change Status 19 Clear Changes 18 Details Report 19 Go to Results 18 Insert New Record 18 Next Record 18 Overview Report 19 Previous Record 18 Route 19 Save Record 18 tools creating a record 373 defining job plan tools 327, 329 duplicating tool records 374 Tools application 371 actions 372 Attached Documents tab 372 reports 373 Search tab 372 Tool tab 372 using 373 Transfer Current Item action 185 transferring items 219

U
Undelete Row button 24 Update Associated PMs action 172 Update Average Units Per Day action 227 upper action limit 257 upper warning limit 257

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user name 12, 13 access rights 12 rescheduling 162 un-assigning 162 work assets 331 Work Assignment Report 146 Work List 149, 151 color coding 152 filtering 153 Work Order Assignment Report 89 Work Order Details Report 89, 129, 140 Work Order Details Report action 88, 128 Work Order List Report 89 Work Order Material Shortage Report 89 Work Order Pick report 89 Work Order Tracking application 85 actions 87 Actuals tab 86 Assignments tab 86 Attached Documents tab 86 Failure Reporting tab 86 Plans tab 86 reports 89 Safety Plan tab 86 Search tab 86 using 90 Work Order tab 86 work orders adding children to the hierarchy 104 adding safety plans 120 applications used to create 81 applying routes to 107 assigning a new parent 106 assigning labor 110 associating with a hierarchy 105 building a WO hierarchy 104 building hierarchy on Plans tab 110 change status 108 completing labor assignments 112 corrective 80 creating 90 creating using Quick Reporting 130 deleting 109 emergency 80 event report 80 generating a PM work order 178 generating hierarchy from PM hierarchy 108 hierarchy 100 hierarchy terms 101 navigating a WO hierarchy 103 preventive maintenance masters 80 priority 81 removing labor assignments 112 statuses 83 types 80 viewing a hierarchy 102 Work Orders Module 79

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vendor items requisitioning 271 Vendor Items button 271 vendors defining in Companies application 366 disqualifying 370 View Blanket PO action 289 View Costs action 88, 100, 128 View Details button 23, 27 View Entire Plan action 88 View Equipment Move History action 227 View Follow-up Work action 88, 128 View Inventory Transactions action 185 View Invoice Lines action 289 View Item Availability action 185 View PO Information action 88, 128 View PR Line Items action 289 View Sequence action 171 View Status History action 227, 238 View Status/Workflow History action 87, 127, 265, 276, 288, 309 View Totals action 324 View Vendor Analysis action 185 View Work Order & PMs button 67 View Work Orders and PMs action 227, 239 View Workflow Help action 87, 127, 265, 276, 288, 309 View/Modify Parents action 239

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WAITASGN status 167 WAPPR status 83, 273, 298, 317 Web pages adding to the Library 51 wildcards 39 placement 39 using 39 WMATL status 83 work dispatching 164 reassigning 162

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work plan creating 92 defined 92 defining labor 95 defining materials 96 defining tasks 94 defining tools 98 editing 93 materials interactions 97 removing 99 selecting multiple labor, materials, or tools 98 work request creating 141 Work Request List Report 140 work requests editing 143 viewing 142 Work Requests application 139 and other applications 140 creating 141 reports 140 searching 141 using 141 work tracking 90 Workflow Route button 19 Workflow Inbox 13 WPCOND status 83 WSCH status 83

Z
Zero Equipment Costs action 227 Zero Year to Date Hours action 385 Zero Year to Date Quantities action 185 Zero Year to Date Totals action 380

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Printing History Printing History
Edition 1 2 Date August 2003 December 2003 Release Release 5.2 Release 5.2

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