A3J – A Blog Life

One of our goals at A3J is to share, specifically information.  We’ve never found it very useful to keep the cards close to our chests, and we’ve always had a great admiration for those who aren’t afraid to put it all out there without regard to profit or fame.  The simple good will of getting information out that could help someone else is very uplifting.  With each blog article, we are paying it forward as a result of benefiting from other’s good will in the past.

We wrote our first blog piece in December of 2016, more than two years ago.  Hard to believe.  Like any new company with all of the players wearing too many hats, blog pieces were a scarcity, only happening sporadically and without planning.

Then one day we wrote the article that would go down in A3J lore as the lightbulb moment.  It was a little article on SSL and how to create a secure connection thereby protecting your Maximo environment.  It was an issue we had struggled with.  We knew many others who had as well.  So we wrote something on how we went about this task.  Needless to say it took off.

From then on we got serious about writing and recently we’ve created an internal initiative to make the writing more consistent.  As with any company filled with techies, the elation was vast, and their pens began to scrawl poetic words to rival Fitzgerald.  We jest.  Some came more willingly than others to the writing table, but everyone could appreciate putting out helpful content that made someone’s job somewhere a little easier.

So look for these blogs to post on the first Thursday of the month with the first one starting in April.  Many will be technically oriented but it’s all hands on deck and everyone will be writing an article.  Along with the technical articles, some will have a marketing focus or a professional services/management focus or brand new to EAM/Maximo deer in headlight focus.  Either way we hope they are helpful, insightful and maybe even occasionally entertaining.  In the meantime, check out all of our blog articles at www.a3jgroup.com/a3j-group-blog

Congratulations Alex Walter – 2018 IBM Champion!

For immediate release: February 13, 2018


Tampa, FL: Every year IBM chooses the best of the best and names them to a list of Champions.  Jumping the hurdle to become part of this group requires innovation, skill and dedication.  A3J Group is proud to announce that Alex Walter was named to the distinguished list of 2018 IBM Champions.

An IBM Champion is a thought innovator in IBM’s technical community.  IBM Champions are experts in IBM technologies, communities and solutions.  By recognizing these leaders, IBM strives to amplify the Champions’ voices and increase their sphere of influence.  An IBM Champion is an IT professional, business leader, developer, or educator who influences and mentors others to help them make best use of IBM software, solutions, and services.

I am honored to be named to the list of 2018 Champions. It’s exciting to be included in this distinguished group.  And I’m looking forward to continuing our focus on innovative solutions.

 Alex, CIO, A3J Group

After fifteen years in the EAM space, A3J Group formed under Alex’s executive leadership as a traditional consulting firm but also one that pushed the boundaries.  A3J Group’s widely varied customers have helped guide the team at A3J Group when deciding on which mobile initiatives to tackle next.  Being the best means listening to your customers and providing value they didn’t even know they wanted or existed.

Alex is someone who is always looking to be on the cutting edge of technology in order to provide the best user experience. He constantly researches and studies everything he can so that he remains the most knowledgeable and best equipped. It’s great to be working with someone with so much knowledge who is willing to have discussions on all topics at any time.   

Kelly, Senior Analyst, A3J Group

Executives at A3J Group are excited for how 2018 has shaped up for their company roadmap. They have aggressive plans to continue attacking the mobile market based on their customer experiences and demands as well as other macro elements influencing what users want and need.

It’s exciting to think about where we are going as a company. And seeing Alex recognized as a Champion is hopefully just the tip of the iceberg.  Sharing and collaborating is the way we will grow as a company and as an industry.  Our one goal remains – provide more value than expected at all times.  If we do that, we’ve done our jobs.

Kim, President, A3J Group

About A3J Group, LLC: A3J Group is a boutique consulting firm founded in 2016 and focused on technology solutions within the EAM industry.  In specific, they are focused on all areas of work with Maximo, an asset management system, through IBM.

Please direct inquiries to: info@a3jgroup.com or 877-A3J-GRP4

For more information about A3JGroup visit: www.a3jgroup.com

Starting a Start Up

Every great company began as a startup – in a garage, someone’s dining room, a dorm room.  This one is no different.


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A3J Support

[/title][fusion_text]You have implemented IBM’s Maximo Asset Management system and are ready to reap the benefits this solution will bring. You are now able to perform higher level Asset Management analysis, and more!

BUT several open items still need addressing before the system is where it should be for your needs. You need more than just flatline support. You need an enhanced support. The A3J Group is uniquely positioned to deliver this support model because this is one of our primary focuses as a company. While other Maximo implementations, furthering best practices through data capture and analytics, and corporate adoption and training.

Key delivery elements from the A3J Group’s Enhanced Support offering:[/fusion_text][fusion_text]

Service Description
On-Demand Support Clients can call, email, or submit an electronic ticket to access an A3J Group expert to provide functional or technical consulting assistance. Standard support SLA’s apply to these requests.
Small Project Support Some clients may choose to execute small projects under the Enhanced Support contract in place. Examples of theis type of engagement include implementing a new workflow, building a small integration from Maximo to a third-party system, or conducting a training refresher for certain groups.
“Push the Envelope” Session Each client will receive an annual “Push the Envelope” session. These on-site, two day workshops cover any topic that the client wishes. The goal is to identify challenges, assign priorities and initiatives, and/or design solutions to problems. This session should provide a roadmap to all teams on what the annual initiatives will be, and how to go about achieving them.
Access to value-add solutions The A3J Group has a Labs team that is solely focused on bringing value-added solutions to market. Clients with A3J Group Enhanced Support agreements will have free access to the Labs Library. One solution is MxApprove, a mobile application that gives management the ability to approve or reject Maximo workflow assignments, such as Purchase Requisitions, Invoices, or Work Orders, on the go.
Work Transparency All Enhanced Support work is tracked in a Maximo system hosted by the A3J Group that enables clients to have full transparency into the work being performed always. Clients will always know where they stand, both on issues they’ve submitted and on spend.