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Case Study Summary: This case study proposes to provide information on how Maxis with the use of Alchemize was able to technically and accurately merge two Maximo system data structures into a single structure, within two days. This process included the system analysis, data mapping, as well as the extraction, transformation and loading of the...
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Changing Business Conditions Affect Data Requirements. Business conditions frequently change that force organizations to analyze business systems to plan for critical changes to stay competitive and improve corporate performance.  We are in an era of frequent changes as a result of mergers and acquisitions, restructuring of disparate systems, implementation of new applications, changes in the...
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What is the theme of this update, EFFICIENCY!  “Achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.”  With the release of Alchemize 4.1.5 comes 5 major areas of development that will empower data management teams to become even more efficient. First up, the addition of the Data Compatibility Whitelist Matrix.  Alchemize currently handles the translation...
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Is archiving Maximo asset data part of the Asset Management Lifecycle? If managing assets is the main function of Maximo, and archiving is the final step in the asset management lifecycle, why isn’t archiving Maximo asset data part of the Data Governance policy?  Is it simply the term “archiving” implies difficult, time & resource consuming,...
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Background: Using an enterprise asset management system with a DB2 database, a highly-regulated pharmaceutical company managed 10,000 assets. With 12 years of data in the system, application performance degraded and the company decided to do two things: (1) delete expired data and (2) archive inactive data. Knowing data would continue to propagate, the company desired...
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Background: A US-based, Fortune 500 company acquired another Mexico-based company necessitating the merge of systems, processes, and applications. The parent company shareholders had the expectation the merger would happen quickly, to take advantage of the benefits of the combined organization. Every merger has its own challenges and this one was no exception. Due in part...
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What’s new?  Maxis infuses Alchemize with Entity Relationship Diagram capabilities in version release 4.1.1. Here is a summery of what to expect: We have added new features in this release to find the relationship structure between different objects. This release is mostly focused on the finding and representation of the relationship in the objects or...
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Below is a short demonstration of how Alchemize is used to archive in just minutes.  To watch it in action, watch the actual video recorded in real time here. Scenario: We will archive a system and show how easily it can be done.  The work order structure in Maximo is our example but it could...
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I had a great deal of trouble coming up with a subject for this first blog. What was worse, I couldn’t figuring out why I was having trouble. My writers block was broken by two things.  First, we demonstrated Alchemize to a person who had never seen it before, who immediately said “I could have...
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