I liked AKWIRE vScheduler over alternatives because the processing happens on a Citrix server vs utilizing CPU on the Maximo application servers.
I had heard and seen demos in the past that showed alternative solutions using a lot to process all this data. So to have it off loaded onto a different server, seemed like a better technical solution.Read more about this
The best thing about Solufy is they understand planning and scheduling from a maintenance perspective rather than an IT perspective.
All too often, IT people think that if you plan a job for five hours, it should take five hours. IT-centric geared CMMS software is designed around perfect job plans and perfect schedules that are just not real life.Read more about this
AKWIRE helped to reduce our average TTR (Time To Repair) from 27 days to 7 days over a three-month implementation period equating to approximately $25M in savings (bringing on lost production). This was for Maximo priorities 1-7 and with a staff that was reduced by 40 percent. After the initial phase 1 was so successful, we formed a PIT (Process Improvement Team) and further reduced the TTR by an additional 20 percent.
I have no doubt that without AKWIRE and the incredible staff at Solufy support, we would not have been successful in this incredible feat.
Maximo is very, very difficult to use and it’s cumbersome. AKWIRE is very intuitive. With Maximo, it might take me hours or days—in some cases, I haven’t even found the ability to do some things.
With AKWIRE, I can do the same things in minutes… seconds, in some cases.
See how you can enhance IBM Maximo to increase your productivity like the many satisfied AKWIRE users from around the world.
The vScheduler continues to be a best-of-breed alternative to the IBM Maximo Scheduler. The above teaser video of the Auto-Schedule feature shows 200+ work orders stacked up on one day with the overloaded resource requirement seen in the heat map below the view. Running the auto scheduler will spread them out and assign them so that work is distributed based on resource availability.
Our clients say the vScheduler is the leading alternative to the Maximo Scheduler.
The One-Click Scheduling features in the AKWIRE Visual Suite for Maximo CMMS allow schedulers to easily schedule their Work Orders into any timeframe visible, regardless of where the Work Order resided on the Gantt.
Maximo CMMS users are often under the misconception that a planning and scheduling tool is only a secondary step in the implementation of IBM Maximo. However, the inclusion of a toolset that can assist your long-term strategy for planning and scheduling is an advantage right at the preliminary stage of a Maximo implementation.
Solufy's AKWIRE vCalendar for IBM Maximo CMMS allows you to manage workforce availability in an easy to use calendar view. Manage everything from sick leave to vacations, shift schedules to one-off appointments for individual workers in seconds, and with minimal clicks.
Most scheduling software for IBM Maximo® do not have a timeline unit that recalculates based on the unit you change to. This ability of the AKWIRE vScheduler for Maximo, to change timeline unit in Gantt, is a big help and time-saver for weekly and monthly timeline units.
Enhance your Maximo CMMS data to optimize craft requirements in your work orders. The AKWIRE vScheduler allows you to quickly assign available resources to columns without craft requirements. Select one or multiple work orders and assign craft requirements while useful heat maps update to show what the schedule change is going to do to your resource availability.
Efficiently manage your Maximo data with this powerful data improvement tool.