We all know the added value of using images. Displaying an image often tells you more than a thousand words. Too bad the power of images is still seldom used in IBM Maximo because images can make it instantly clear to users in technical environments what an asset or item looks like. MACS has developed an automation script that will help in populating Maximo records without any hassle with the appropriate image.
Especially with the large number, complexity and variety in assets, your staff will not always know what an asset looks like. At the same time, everyone acknowledges pictures to be helpful in identifying assets and familiarizing yourselves with them.
Out-of-the-box Maximo offers a standard Add/Modify Image that you can use to upload an image of, for example, an item or an asset. That is the good part. The bad part is you must upload these images one by one, thus turning an in-itself good functionality into a gruesome nightmare.
To cater for this kind of situations, MACS created an automation script that performs a mass upload of images and associates these with the appropriate records. The script can do that for any record type that allows additions and modifications of images.
Typically, you would want to put it to use to clarify Items and Assets, but you can also consider associating images with Classifications or other records.
The MACS image upload script associates the image from the designated folder in your network with the appropriate record in Maximo. The only thing required is to indicate the unique record ID, e.g. Item number or Asset number, for which you want the linking to be done.
The script saves huge amounts of time, especially those companies that have vast numbers of assets and items. It may prove particularly helpful to organizations that didn’t choose the include images in the past, but understand the added value of visuals. In that case, the script is a fast and efficient way to achieve your goal.
This is just one of the practical solutions MACS has on offer. The team working at MACS are constantly striving to create the perfect working environment for you and your staff. If you can picture an improvement, we can realize it for you. Your IBM Maximo problem is our challenge.