Our Labs team is dedicated to creating useful and innovative tools that make working easier, mobile, and timely. By empowering equipment and reliability maintenance staff with an effortless way to download, deploy and use applications, we believe our apps can help organizations achieve faster time-to-value as they embrace mobile solutions within their asset management practices.

A few of our current projects include IBM Maximo specific mobile applications that take some of the most requested client wishes over 15+ years of consulting and actualizes them. Our goal isn’t just to provide a single, one-size-fits-all solution. Our goal is to provide the best solution – one that is configurable and has the right bells and whistles, not just every bell and whistle. Less is more in our opinion. Our applications are streamlined, smart, and designed to make you faster, better, and more agile at your position.

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MxCount by A3J Group, LLC is a mobile application for performing physical counts of stocked items within IBM Maximo Asset Management. Performing regular counts of stocked items helps identify and correct errors in on-hand inventory balances. It also can help identify root causes of these errors to prevent them from happening in the future. The true benefit of performing these counts regularly is the trust in data accuracy that is accrued over time.

That said, counts can take considerable effort and time if the proper tools are not in place.

That’s where MxCount comes in. Rather than capturing information on paper and transcribing the information into the system on a desktop computer, MxCount allows users to capture physical counts of inventory right at the source. Users can scan item or bin barcodes or QR codes to locate records, receive immediate feedback if the count results in a variance, and record counts in Maximo in real-time from their devices. All on the go, and all using the authorized IBM Maximo API’s.

 

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MxReserve by A3J Group, LLC is a mobile inventory reservation app for IBM Maximo Asset Management. IBM Maximo users often need to consume parts or material from designated warehouse supplies to perform their jobs. Alerting warehouse staff of what material they need and when they need it helps to foster a proactive environment. Armed with that information, warehouse staff can ensure that parts are available when they are needed.

Standard functionality within IBM Maximo has users log into the web application on their desktop to access the Desktop Requisition application to reserve parts from a warehouse. If a technician is in the field and realizes the need for a part to complete the job, how does that part get reserved? How can the technician tell if that part is even available?

That’s where MxReserve comes in. Users can access the full item catalog and perform intelligent searches, including bar code or QR code scanning, to find the part they need. They can see availability information, cost, outstanding purchasing and reservation information, as well as an image of the item. From there, they can add items to their shopping cart and checkout to create Material Requisitions. They can also see their past orders, and reorder items based upon that history.

 

MxAdmin by A3J Group, LLC is a real-time mobile monitoring application for IBM Maximo Asset Management environments. System Administrators are faced with day-to-day maintenance activities of an IBM Maximo environment. Did the PM and Reorder Cron Task run last night as they were supposed to? Is the financial integration processing messages? Did the developer remember to turn Admin Mode off after last night’s deployment? Are all the cluster members up and operational? On top of this, these System Administrators are often tasked with administering several other enterprise systems besides Maximo.

So how do we stay on top of it?

That’s where MxAdmin comes in. Users can register any number of IBM Maximo environments within the app. For each environment they will be able to see infrastructure information, such as the Application Server and Database Platform, real-time status information about each member within that Maximo instance, versioning information, and more.

 

MxMeter by A3J Group, LLC is a mobile app for IBM Maximo Asset Management that focuses on meter data for equipment. As maintenance practices become more progressive, time-based maintenance activities are being phased out in favor of use-based, condition-based, or predictive practices. To enable these practices, meter data captured against the equipment is critical. This information, such as odometer readings, pressure readings, vibration readings, etc., can provide valuable insight into how equipment will perform in the future, and how equipment should be maintained.

That’s where MxMeter comes in. Imagine a scenario where a maintenance technician is in the plant in front of a piece of equipment. What are the key pieces of information that the technician needs to know to make the best decision possible for their next course of action? Meter readings can provide valuable insight into past trends and future performance. What if an operator needs to capture readings as part of a round? Writing information on a sheet of paper and recording it in an information system from a desktop computer is not only inefficient, but also prone to error. Recording the information on a device during the round promotes efficiency and data accuracy.

MxMeter allows users to view and enter meter readings for equipment right on their phone. Available on iOS and Android operating systems, MxMeter allows users to locate equipment, view meter trends in graphical format, view raw meter reading data, and enter new meter readings for equipment. All on the go, and all using the authorized IBM Maximo API’s.

 

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MxApprove by A3J Group, LLC is a mobile workflow inbox for IBM Maximo Asset Management. Users of IBM Maximo need to approve or reject various system records as they go through standard lifecycles. Examples include approval of Purchase Requisitions to support non-stock purchases for Work Order planning, revisions of Contracts and Purchase Orders, electronic approval of Invoices, revisions of Job Plans, etc. Many times, administrators of IBM Maximo utilize the system’s electronic workflow capabilities to standardize and automate the lifecycle of these records. At times during these lifecycles, assignments are made to individuals or groups that require review and approval or rejection of the assignment.

That’s where MxApprove comes in. Standard functionality within IBM Maximo has users log into the web application on their desktop to access their Assignments Inbox. From there users review and act on those records. In the world of management today, who has time to constantly sit down at their desk and monitor their IBM Maximo inbox?

MxApprove allows users to view their Assignments Inbox right on their phone. Available on iOS and Android operating systems, MxApprove allows users to access their inbox, review the records that are assigned to them, and accept, reject, and reassign assignments. All on the go, and all using the authorized IBM Maximo API’s.

Coming Soon!

Budgeting in Maximo        Automated Printing Solutions        Mobile Work Requests